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
•Adoration - First Fridays following the Noon Mass until 5:30 pm Benediction, and continuing from 9pm - 7am
calendar of events
Religious Education Classes for Age 3 - Grade 12 10:15-11:15am Sundays in the St. Dominic Building
Middle School and High School Youth Group 6:30-8:30pm Sundays at All Saints Academy
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) 10:15-11:15am Sundays at All Saints Academy
VIRTUS Training - Parents and other adults who would like to participate in our youth programs are required to be certified under the VIRTUS program. Deacon Gaspar will be offering a VIRTUS class at the Basilica on Thursday, August 30, from 1-4pm in the parish office. Registration is required. You can register for this or any of the upcoming VIRTUS sessions from the Diocese of Knoxville website (dioknox.org). Follow the links under “Safe Environment.”
SANCTUARY RENOVATION UPDATE
The Basilica began a sanctuary renovation on July 23, and we expect it to be completed by December. While the church is being renovated, we will continue to offer Masses and confessions at our regular times.
Masses will be celebrated in Varallo Parish Hall. The main entry to the vestibule will be closed, but four entrances will be available. See entry map.
Confessions will be offered in the Rectory. (Use the front gate entry facing East 8th Street).
Adoration on First Fridays will be in the rectory from 12:30-5:30pm. It will continue from 9pm-7am Saturday in Varallo Parish Hall.
We need people in the parish to PRAY - for the people who are volunteering, for the material suppliers, for the laborers and craftsmen and all their families - specifically that no one is injured or hurt during the project, and these prayers, novenas - any and every kind of offering - can be set aside for the project's successful completion to greater glory of God, for the good of this parish and the good of His Holy Church.
- On Sunday, August 26, at 5pm we invite you to join us for our next fourth Sunday Missa Cantata, a chanted Latin Mass in the ancient form of the Roman rite. (The nursery will not be staffed for the Missa Cantata. Also, we will not be having a potluck after this Mass.)
- On Friday, September 7, we will have the Noon Mass in Varallo Parish Hall, followed by First Friday Adoration in the rectory chapel, concluding with Benediction at 5:30. Adoration will continue from 9pm – 7am in Varallo Parish Hall, hosted by our Hispanic community.
- The Basilica will celebrate the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patron of our diocese, with a
sung Mass in Spanish at 10:30 am on Sat., September 8.
A plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions of sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion, prayers offered for the intentions of the Holy Father, and detachment from sin, is granted to the faithful who visit the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul on May 3, June 29, September 8, October 22, or on one day of their choice during the year.
- On Friday, September 14 the Basilica will celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with a sung Mass at noon, in addition to the 7am spoken Mass.
Jubilate Deo Youth Schola
invites youth in Grades 2-12 for a fun year as we explore the musical treasures of the Catholic Church!
Classes are Fridays from 4:15—5:30 pm.
Returning students start Friday, Sept. 7.
For more information, visit our Youth Choir page and see the flyer.
To register, contact Maria Rist: firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-335-0588
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 Escrivá, and spiritual fellowship. Evenings are from 7-9pm and and will be held in the Rectory Chapel during the renovation. The next dates are September 5 for Men and September 12 for Women. For details, contact Dan and Nancy Fisher or the parish office.
The Catholic Motherhood ministry will begin studying Scott Hahn’s book: The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order, which can be ordered on amazon.com. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 11th from 10-11:30am in Varallo Parish Hall. All mothers are welcome and a nursery will be available.
Also, Catholic Motherhood ministry is offering a new study for moms of all ages, entitled, “Momnipotent," facilitated by Sandy Pricer, on the 4th Tuesday of each month. The first study will begin on August 28th from 7-9:30pm, in the St. Dominic Religious Education building. Please bring a snack and/or drink to share if you are able. Contact Rachel Wesson with any questions or to be added to the Catholic Motherhood Group email list.
A Spanish language class meets on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6:30pm in the Religious Education building. There is no fee for the class but those interested must register by calling the parish office. The class has been on summer break but will resume Wednesday, August 22.
RCIA requires the involvement of the parish at several levels. Right now, the team is in need of volunteers who would be willing to be a sponsor (befriend someone in the process and provide additional companionship on the journey) as well as folks who would be interested in presenting an aspect of the faith in class (Mary, Confession, The Saints, Devotions, anything—). Before you say “I don’t know enough,” know that the RCIA team is there to support you and both sponsoring and resenting are excellent ways to deepen your own faith. Please consider volunteering in either capacity (or both); we also need folks willing to provide refreshments for class. Contact the parish office. Many hands make light—and rewarding—work!
We have an immediate need in three areas for volunteers:
- First, our Ombrellino Gift Shop is in need of volunteers to open the bookstore. Without volunteers opening the bookstore, it remains closed and we miss our opportunity to reach people.
- Secondly, our St. Mary Magdalene Bereavement Ministry: When parishioners die, we have a great tradition of offering a meal for the family after the funeral, which brings great consolation to those who mourn. However, we are currently in need of volunteers and leadership of this very important ministry.
- Finally, our Gloria Dei Schola is always looking for new singers, but in particular, due to varying life circumstances, several of our singers are having to take leave and as a result we have an immediate, urgent need for TENORS and BASSES who can read music, so that the beautiful sacred music that we have come to enjoy may continue.
- Fr. David Carter
Thank you to all who have helped us raise $35,000 to install two ranks we need to complete the organ: the trompettes and clarinet, a total of 122 custom made pipes! Our organ will already be down for maintenance after the sanctuary renovation, and adding the pipes at this time will save us money and additional downtime in the future. Your response to this special call for help has been tremendous and is greatly appreciated!