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!
Carolyn Chase, Armando Fernandez, Maria Gonzalez, Andrew Huffor, Magdalena Magos, Panfilo Martinez, Isaac Quintana, Melanie Slouka, Alexander Zavala
Jeff & Mary McMillan, Joe & Joanie Gasper, Manuel & Guadalupe Quintino
Flowers this weekend are given in Celebration of the 92nd Birthday of Grace Jacobson. The flowers are donated by Chris & Chris Cotler.
June 3, 2023, we will have a Graduation Mass at the 10 AM Mass to recognize our graduating students from high school and college.
The Knights of Columbus 2023 Yard Sale:
The Fall Yard Sale will help support the many charities of the Knight’s. As you complete your spring cleaning, please consider donating those items that you no longer need.
If you need help in transporting your donations, we will be happy to make arrangements to pick them up. Contact any KOC member for additional information or call Ed Harless at 423-494-4761.
Thought for the Week:
“A soul that possesses the Holy Spirit, tastes such sweetness, in prayer, that it finds the time, always too short, it never loses the holy presence of God.”
St. Augustine, (Doctor of Grace)
“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” ― Calvin Coolidge, 30th U.S. president, 1923-1929