daily mass schedule

Saturday 5:30 pm (Sunday's Liturgy)
*Sunday 9:00 am, 11:30 am English, 1:30 pm Español
Monday 7:00 am (Ancient Form), Noon
Tuesday 12:00 noon
Wednesday 7:00 am, Noon
Thursday 12:00 noon
Friday 7:00 am, Noon

*Missa Cantata in the Ancient Form of the Roman Rite - Every 4th Sunday at 5:00 pm


The sacrament of Confession is available starting 30 minutes before each weekend Mass and each daily noon Mass and also by appointment.

prayer & adoration (outside of lent)

•Morning Prayer - after the 7am Mass on Mon/Wed/Fri
•Vespers (Evening Prayer) - Mon/Wed 5:15 pm
•Adoration - First Fridays following the Noon Mass until 5:30 pm Benediction, and continuing from 9pm - 7am

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2017 calendar of events

Anticipated Events at the Basilica for 2017 (PDF)

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REGISTER HERE FOR OUR 2017-18 PROGRAMS that begin on Sunday, September 10 -
Religious Education Classes for Age 3 - Grade 12
Middle School and High School Youth Group
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

Parents and other adults who would like to participate in our youth programs, including Religious Education, youth group, youth schola, and St. Ambrose Homeschool Co-op, are required to be certified under the VIRTUS program. Dcn. Gaspar will be offering a VIRTUS class at the Basilica on Thursday, August 31 from 1-4pm in the St. Dominic Building. You can register for any of the upcoming VIRTUS sessions from the Diocese of Knoxville website (dioknox.org). Follow the links under Creating a Safe Environment.
On Sunday, Aug. 27 from 8:30am – 1:30pm our youth group is having a Car Wash Fundraiser at All Saints Academy. We want to raise $10,000 to help send our teens to the National Catholic Youth Conference, a potentially life-changing opportunity that can strengthen their faith as Catholics. We ask your support by getting your car washed and making a donation to help our teens attend the National Catholic Youth Conference. We still need volunteers to help with the car wash. We are also looking for donors who would be willing to match the donations given at this Sunday’s car wash, to challenge others to give. Please contact Debbie Cliché or the parish office.


Fr. Carter and Dcn. Hicks will be hosting workshops for our current lectors on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10am, and for new lectors on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6pm. See the Lectors page. 

From Aug. 26 to Sept 2 the Basilica will be hosting the Dedication Stone for the new Cathedral in Knoxville. This is an opportunity for us to pray for the ministry of our Bishop and to remember that our parish forms part of something bigger than our little community and that through the Bishop’s ministry, we participate in the universal Church throughout the world. The stone will be on display in the sanctuary during the week. Take a moment to look at it and to say a prayer for our diocese.

On Sunday, August 27, at 5:00 pm, we will have our fourth-Sunday chanted Mass in the ancient form of the Roman rite, to celebrate the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Mass is offered in the Church's universal language, Latin, and translations are provided.

At 6:30 pm on Sunday, August 27, instead of our usual fourth-Sunday potluck, all are invited to join us for our 3rd Annual Haiti Dinner and presentation in Varallo Parish Hall. Fr. Alain Prophete, pastor of our sister parish in Haiti, will be visiting the Basilica for the first time. Authentic Haitian cuisine will be served. There is NO charge, but please sign up in the vestibule or parish office by Monday, August 21. Bring a dessert to share if you wish.

On Friday, September 1, we will have First Friday Adoration following the Noon Mass, and concluding with Benediction at 5:30.

Our monthly BACON (Be A CathOlic in the kNow) talks will resume on Sunday, September 10 at 10:15 am in Varallo Parish Hall. Fr. Carter will speak on Benedictine Spirituality. Coffee, bacon, and biscuits will be provided.
Our That Man is You group will be starting back on Sat., Sept. 2 at 7am in Varallo Parish Hall.

Our Catholic Motherhood group's next meeting will be Tuesday, September 12 from 10-11:30 am in Varallo Parish Hall. All mothers of all ages are welcome, and nursery care is available.

A monthly Evening of Recollection is offered at the Basilica. The evenings, led by a Basilica priest, include Adoration,confessions, a meditation on the writings of St. Josemaria Escriva, and spiritual fellowship. Evenings are from 7-9pm and begin in the church. The next dates are Sept. 6 for Men and Sept. 13 for Women. For details, contact Dan and Nancy Fisher or the parish office.

Our next BACON (Be A CathOlic in the kNow) conference will be Sunday, September 3 after the 9 am Mass in Varallo Parish Hall.

We are in need of donations for altar flowers. Please consider being a supporter of the Basilica's apostolate of beauty.  Maybe you want to honor a family member, a birthday, or an anniversary! Contact the parish office for details.

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