Regular scheduled Masses ( Non Holiday)
Saturday Vigil Mass
12:00 pm (Spanish)
Tues - Fri
C.C.D. Classes (September - May)
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
R.C.I.A. Classes (September - May)
Wednesday 6:00 pm
Sacrament of Penance
1 hour before Masses and by appointment
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Every Friday after mass
Ash Wednesday Masses: 9 AM and 7 PM (bilingual)
WELCOMING YOU HOME
Our first gathering as a community was on September 16, 1992, as a storefront on Highway 411 in Madisonville, and our name was the Catholic Community of Monroe County. With the help of the Diocese of Knoxville, the land was purchased on Old Tellico Highway, and the church, now officially St. Joseph the Worker, was blessed on May 25, 2001. Since then we have had Fr. Tom Vos (2003), Fr. Peter Iorio (2006), Fr. P.J. McGinnity (2009), and Fr. John Arthur Orr (2016) reside as Pastor of our parish. On, July 1, 2018,
Fr. Julius Abuh was assigned as our fifth pastor and now leads the parish with hopes of continued growth.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We are a quaint, tight-knit parish in a rural community focused on spreading the love of Christ in accordance with Papal Principles.
Parish Pastoral Council
Spiritual Life Ministry
VIRTUS CHANGES: ALL VOLUNTEERS PLEASE READ!!
The Diocese's Safe Environment Program, formerly known as VIRTUS, has been updated, improved, and renamed. Everyone who is a volunteer (and employee) at St Joseph the Worker Parish must sign up with this new program (CMGConnect) and submit to a new background check and watch new training videos. The good news is that everything is now ALL ONLINE and extremely easy to do from the comfort of your home on a computer or from your cell phone. The Diocese will maintain a database of everyone and their status, making it easier for those who volunteer at multiple parishes to not have to submit duplicate forms. Please create a new account at http://Knoxville.CMGConnect.org and click on Volunteer to begin. If you have any questions, please contact Sue at the church office!
A Time to Celebrate!
On Saturday July 16, 2022, our parish will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Ordination of Father Julius Abuh! There will be a Mass at 4 P.M. A catered buffet dinner is planned in the church hall at 5:30 P.M. Please read your Church Bulletin for more details to follow in the weeks ahead.
Oscar Alonso, Elena Barrera-Martinez, Karen Burris, Juan Castro, Maria Contreras, Judith Cross, Tina Doud, Leonardo Gallardo, Vincent Gonzalez, Damian Jimenez, Mary Kemble, Juan Luna, James Murphy, Danny Phillips, Juan Portillo, Guadalupe Quintino
Dan & Mary Ellen Beck, Ed & Dina Heinemann
Mass has again been open to the public. Please be patient with the changes in place. Social distancing is in place. The ushers are trained and ready to assist everyone. God Bless
Thought for the Week:
“We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something, for liberty and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.” …..Abraham Lincoln
"May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek Divine guidance, and never lose your natural God given optimism. Amen! …..Ronald Reagan