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.
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!
Nicanor Almanza, Salvador Berry, Tina Bolton, David Coronilla, Lorenzo Garcia, Yolanda Hansen, Linda Herrick, Jeanne Hoffor, Antonio Jaimes-Mondone, Ivan Lara, Armando Lemus, Edward Lopez, Sandra Mejia, Santiel Mejia, Kathleen Mortensen, Brittany Requena, Mario Santoyo-Ceja, Alondra Vargas, Marvin Velasquez, Patricia Wolf
Fernando & Sandra Mora
are donated in honor of the 60th Wedding Anniversary of Bill & Lenore Marquardt. Congratulation!
Father Julius will conduct a Pet Blessing on Saturday, Oct 7 at 3:00 pm in front of the Church. Bring you cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc. (but NO snakes) for a special blessing in honor of St Francis of Assisi Feast Day.
It’s FALL CLEAN-UP TIME at St Joseph the Worker. On Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 am – 1 pm the Building & Grounds committee will be leading the Fall Cleanup effort. There are numerous jobs that will need to be completed before the snow flies
Thought for the Week:
We count on God's mercy for our past mistakes, on God's love for our present needs, on God's sovereignty for our future." ~ Saint Augustine
“You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution…. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” ~ Nelson Mandela