Parish News & Events

RCIA Classes


RCIA classes will be held on Wednesdays beginning from
September 14, 2016 @ 6: 45-8:30 pm.
All who would like to learn about the Catholic Faith are welcome.

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Men’s Program Coming Soon

Our Parish is starting a new men’s ministry called “That Man is You!” This is one of the country’s leading Catholic men’s programs sweeping across the Nation in over 700 parishes. “That Man is You” combines Scripture, solid secular research about the trends of our contemporary world, and a little fun to address the pressures and temptations facing men in our modern culture. The ministry’s goal is twofold.
1. Form authentic leaders who will be capable of transforming men, who in turn can transform their families and homes.
2. Provide Catholic men the tools they need to lead themselves and their families to live a life of virtue.

Registration campaign will be this August and the program starts on the second Saturday of September 2016.

Download Schedule

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Strength in Sisters | CRS Kenya

In the many slums scattered in and around Nairobi, Kenya, an innovative CRS project funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is harnessing the power of Catholic religious sisters to ensure an education for the youngest and most vulnerable children in communities with limited resources. This is just one prime example of how a CRS program, Strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development, is helping nuns to better help others in their calling. SCORE-ECD trains the sisters in nutrition, the latest teaching techniques, financial accounting and even proposal writing to support their pervasive work as esteemed members of the communities that host them and of which they are an integral part.

A sister once trained, relays her knowledge to other sisters. No other force is quite as impressive as the dedication of sisters, but as one sister puts it, “the sisters are never enough.” SCORE-ECD is taking place throughout impoverished communities in urban and rural settings across Kenya, Malawi and Zambia, and it has been a resounding success because of the stuff that religious sisters are made of.

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Are you searching for
A deeper relationship with God?
A sense of belonging to a faith community?
A greater fulfillment of your mission in life?
Or are you curious about the Catholic Faith?

Please call or email Sr. Elizabeth, at 865-777-4313 or

On-going RCIA Process (2015-2016)

The Neophytes 2016
On Easter Vigil 13 adults and 3 children were received into the Catholic Church at our parish. Congratulations New Catholics for making this step in your journey of faith. We welcome you to St. John Neumann Church Community. Thanks to all who have been part of their journey especially their families, our pastors, the RCIA Team members, Sponsors/godparents and friends.

Mystagogy Classes for these New Catholics are on Wednesdays evening from 7-8:30 pm.



April 23, 2016  –  9:00 am – 1:30 pm

There are sessions for kids, youth and adults. Child care is available when scheduled in advance. Register with Sr. Elizabeth at 865 777-4313 or Registration sheet is also available at the narthex.

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Easter Schedule

  • Palm Sunday, March 20 – Regular Mass Schedule
  • Tuesday, March 22 – Chrism Mass (Sacred Heart Cathedral) at 7:30 pm
  • Holy Thursday, March 24 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm
  • Good Friday, March 25 – Passion of the Lord Service at 3:00 pm
  • Easter Vigil, March 26 – Mass at 8:00 pm
  • Easter Sunday, March 27 – Mass at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 12:30 pm
  • Monday, March 28 – No Mass
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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers for the distribution of Holy Communion are properly trained and commissioned lay persons who serve renewable three-year terms. They are male and female parishioners who have been Confirmed.  For each Mass several Ministers are needed, so that Holy Communion can be distributed in an orderly and timely manner.  For more information, contact Richard Groves, 966-6985.

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Call to Family, Community, and Participation

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St. Vincent de Paul Society (logo)Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

Supporters must enroll on-line or at the store for us to receive the benefit of their support. Every time an enrolled supporter of St. Vincent de Paul of SJN uses his Kroger Plus Card, our SVdP earns rewards to support those in need in our area. The amount we receive is dependent on the number of enrollees who go to and select organization # 54537, St. Vincent de Paul/St. John Neumann.

Your support of our Grocery Card Program is a valuable source of funds for us. Please continue to purchase other cards as in the past, but if you shop at Kroger, you can only contribute by using your enrolled Plus Card.

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Support St. Vincent de Paul by shopping at Kroger


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“I am the Bread of Life which came down from heaven.” John 6:41

If you would like to sign up for a weekly hour, or need further information, please call the church office at 966-4540.  Substitutes provide a valuable support for our Chapel.  If you are unable to make a weekly hour, but would like to occasionally fill in for someone regularly scheduled, please call the church office.

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