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Please join us!

Our parish is located in the heart of scenic East Tennessee, not far from Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains and only 15 minutes from the center of Tellico Village. Whether you are from this area or visiting, we welcome you to join us.

Mission: St. Thomas the Apostle is a Roman Catholic community centered in Faith and fully engaged in Evangelizing, Discipleship, Prayer and Worship that is functioning as a well-informed Parish Community.



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Saturday 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Spanish
Sunday 9:00 AM 11:30 AM
Daily 8:30 AM Mon - Fri
  9:00 AM Saturdays




Anointing: Please notify the parish office if you know anyone is seriously ill or in the hospital. (We will not be notified by the hospital due to patient confidentiality).

Baptism: Arranged by appointment.

Confirmation: Requires 1 year of study and one retreat.

Marriage: Requires a minimum of 6 months notice.

Penance: Tuesday at 6:00 PM, Saturdays from 9:45 - 10:30 or You may also call the parish office to make an appointment (865) 986-9885.


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Select events are cross-posted to the TellicoLife Calendar



New to Tellico Village?

We welcome you to St. Thomas and hope that you will soon feel like a part of our community of faith. If you are visiting with us or have not registered at the parish, we would love to get to know you better!
  • You may stop in the office to register or pick up a registration form in church, or even register online (click here).
  • If you have recently registered and have not heard from our Welcome Committee, please contact the Parish Office at 865-986-9885
The Welcome Committee's mission is not only to help you to know about St. Thomas but to also help you feel like St. Thomas is your home and an extension of your family.

Ministry to those in-home or care facilities:

  • Please help us be attentive to those who are ill, homebound or in the hospital.
  • Either the patient or a family member must notify the parish.
  • Communion can be brought to the home or health-care facility by calling Bob at 865-458-4550.

Monthly Mass at The Neighborhood at Tellico Village

  • An invitation is extended to parishioners to attend.
  • Masses are on the 3rd Wednesday at 10:30 AM, celebrated by one of our priests.


  • St. Thomas is a very active parish with many opportunities for spiritual growth, social interaction, and volunteer ministry. Becoming active in ministry or volunteering is one of the best ways to participate in the community of St. Thomas.
  • Please click here to see the individual ministry tabs for more information. We hope that you will find an area that interests you and that you find fulfilling.


Do you have a family member or friend who is interested in becoming Catholic? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a ministry for those who are not baptized or who have been baptized in another faith tradition and wish to learn more about and possibly enter the Catholic Church. We have an ongoing Inquiry Class every Monday evening at 6:30pm in Room 118, downstairs in the Parish Family Life Center. We also have a class every Sunday morning from 10:15am to 11:15am, also in Room 118. For more information, call Deacon John Krepps, 469-0604, or [email protected]


Pastor: Fr. Ray Powell, ext 13
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Associate Pastor: Fr. Julian Cardona, ext 18
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Mon - Thurs 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed 12:00 - 12:30 for lunch
Fri 9:00 AM - Noon

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Our most prominent events are posted to the TellicoLife Calendar under Category: Faith and Search: St Thomas
All events can be found on the St Thomas Parish Calendar


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