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!
Parish Christmas Party on Sunday, December 11 after the 12:30 Mass. It is a potluck, bring you favor dish to share and visit with Santa
The Knights of Columbus are hosting a wonderful evening of varied Christmas music as they present their fifth annual “Christmas Concert” at the Church on Friday, December 9th at 7:00 PM.
Eberhard Albach, Howard Clarke, Maximo Frutos, Jesus Gonzalez, Kara Gwarg, Shaira Jimenez, Tony LaManna, Marguerite Lewis, Yobi Lopez, Mae Moore, Katie Mora, Raul Sanchez
Flowers this weekend are in memory of Wanda & Chester Olako, donated by David & Marlene Olako.
Thought for the Week:
“Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the individual events of the day are hints that God is giving us, signs of the attention he has for each one of us.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI