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

online donations

2017 calendar of events

Anticipated Events at the Basilica for 2017 (PDF)

latest news

Sunday, October 22, is the feast of Pope St. John Paul II, secondary patron of the Diocese of Knoxville. A relic and an image of St. John Paul II will be displayed in the front of the church. A plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, may be granted to those who visit the Basilica.

At 5:00 pm, we will have our fourth-Sunday Missa Cantata in the ancient form of the Roman rite, to celebrate the 20th Sunday after Pentecost. Mass is offered in the Church's universal language, Latin, and translations are provided. A nursery will be available.

At 6:30 pm, all are invited to join us for our fourth Sunday Basilica potluck in Varallo Parish Hall. Bring a dish or two to share.

ALL SAINTS DAY Wed. 11/1 (Holy Day of Obligation) -
7am & Noon Mass, 6pm Bilingual Mass

7pm All Saints Reception - All adults and youth are invited to enjoy food and drink in Varallo Parish Hall on Nov. 1 after the 6pm Mass. Youth may wear their saint costumes to Mass and the reception, and they will receive bags of candy!

ALL SOULS DAY Thurs. 11/2
Noon Mass at the Basilica
5pm Mass at St. Olivet Cemetery

The Haiti Committee is sponsoring the Raise the Roof fundraiser on Saturday, November 4 in Varallo Parish Hall from 6:30pm-10pm. The event will include swing dance instruction, music, silent auction, appetizers, cash bar, and free babysitting. Purchase tickets online now or in the vestibule beginning October 21.
The Women’s Guild has done so much for our parish for many years.  We are having a discernment meeting on Saturday, November 4th from 9-11am in Varallo Hall, to determine the mission and purpose of the Women’s Guild in our parish and the possible revision of its structure and organization, with the hope of having a renewed Women’s Guild in place by the New Year.  This meeting will be open to all women of the parish with the idea that we will have a new Women’s Guild in place by the New Year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Becky Dempsey in the parish office.

Highlights of the Liturgical Year

Potluck reception to follow in Varallo Parish Hall
Nursery will be available

Admission is FREE. Donations to support sacred music concerts at the Basilica will be accepted.

We are looking for volunteers to sing for in our Midnight Mass choir! Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays in December at 6pm, and on Sat., Dec. 23 at 10am. This invitation is open to anyone who can read music and can commit to the rehearsals. Please contact Debi Crabtree or Maria Rist by Nov. 20 so that music can be ordered.
We began a Friday Book Study on October 21. The group meets Fridays from 7:40 am – 8:25 am at Camp House. We are discussing Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture by Anthony Esolen.

Our Catholic Motherhood group will meet Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm in Varallo Parish Hall to pray the Rosary, and then have a "mom's night out" at a nearby restaurant. All mothers of all ages are welcome. Contact Rachel Wesson for more information.

Please pray for the priests of our diocese, who will all be attending an annual retreat on Oct. 23-26. Our deacons will offer Communion services at Noon on Mon-Thurs. Oct. 23-26, and at 7am on Wed., Oct. 25. We will have our Monday 7am Low Mass and our Friday 7am and Noon Masses as usual.

On Friday, November 3, 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) conference will continue on Sunday, November 5 at 10:15 am in Varallo Parish Hall. We will have a guest speaker from Ignatius House speaking on Ignatian Spirituality. Coffee, bacon, and biscuits will be provided.

The school children of St. Ambrose Catholic Homeschool Co-op, a ministry of Sts Peter and Paul, will be doing an Advent candle fundraiser after the Masses the weekends of Nov. 5, 12, and 19. Candles are $6 for a box of 4 - 12" tapered candles. St Ambrose meets twice a week at the Basilica and offers classes for Catholic homeschooling families in the community to strengthen our children's Catholic faith and knowledge.

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 begin in the church. The next dates are Nov. 8 for Men and Nov. 15 for Women. For details, contact Dan and Nancy Fisher or the parish office.

Our That Man is You group is back in session on Saturdays at 7am in Varallo Parish Hall.

On Sunday, Sept. 17, we began offering an 8-week course entitled Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible. We meet in the Mahoney conference room located in the parish office from 10:15am until 11:15am. For more information, contact the parish office.

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.

REGISTER HERE FOR OUR 2017-18 PROGRAMS that began on Sunday, September 10 -
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 5:30-7:30pm most Sundays at All Saints Academy (contact Debbie Cliche for full calendar)
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) 10:15-11:15am Sundays in the St. Dominic Building

latest homily