The Diocese of knoxville

Founded on May the 27th in 1988, the Diocese of Knoxville is a Roman Catholic Diocese located in Tennessee. Covering the majority of Eastern Tennessee, the Diocese of Knoxville also includes Johnson City, Chattanooga, Clinton, Morris Town, Oak Ridge, Helenwood, and Norris.

Sixty thousand Catholics make up the Diocese of Knoxville, which accounts for two percent of the total population in East Tennessee. The Diocese of Knoxville is home to four missions and forty-seven parishes. 33 sisters, 10 brothers, 24 deacons, 8 ex-term priests, 16 religious priests, and 54 diocesan priests serve the Parishes.

A diocesan priest is a Roman Catholic Priest who has committed himself to a certain area in the region. A diocesan priest is ordained within the geographical area and serves the needs of the people in all parishes in the Diocese of Knoxville. Eleven religious institutes are represented in the Diocese of Knoxville.

Perpetual adoration and the Most Blessed Sacrament are offered in an array of languages and available at Masses and many of the parishes in the Diocese of Knoxville. Languages included are English, American, Sign Language, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Latin.

The Mother Church, which is the principal church in the Diocese of Knoxville, is Sacred Heart Cathedral. Located in Knoxville on Northshore Drive the Sacred Heart Cathedral dates back to 1952 when Bishop William Adrian of Nashville, TN decided that Knoxville needed a third Catholic parish.

The two oldest churches in the Diocese of Knoxville are the Immaculate Conception Parish in Knoxville and the Stain Peter and Paul Basilica church in Chattanooga. Both of these parishes were founded in 1852,

In 2007, there were more than 52,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Knoxville covering nearly 14,000 square miles.

Churches Parishes and Missions in the Diocese of Knoxville include:

All Saints Church-Knoxville, TN-865-531-0770
Blessed Sacrament Church-Harriman, TN-865-882-9838
Blessed Theresa of Calcutta Church-Maynardville, TN-865-992-7222
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church-Knoxville-865-588-0249
Christ the King Church-Tazewell, TN-423-562-0312
Church of Divine Mercy Catholic Mission-Knoxville-865-437-713
Good Shepherd Church-Newport, TN-423-623-5051
Holy Cross Church-Pigeon Forge, TN-865-429-5587
Holy Family Church-Seymour, TN-865-573-1203
Holy Ghost Church-Knoxville, TN-865-522-2205
Holy Spirit Catholic Church-Soddy/Daisy, TN-423-332-5300
Holy Trinity Church-Jefferson City, TN-865-471-0347
Immaculate Conception Church-Knoxville, TN-865-522-1508
Notre Dame Church-Greenville, TN-423-639-9381
Our Lady of Fatima Church-Alcoa, TN-865-982-3672
Our Lady of Lourdes Church-South Pittsburg, TN-423-837-7068
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church-Chattanooga, TN-423-622-7232
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church-LaFollette, TN-423-562-0312
Saint John XXIII Parish/Catholic Center-Knoxville, TN-865-523-7931
Shepherd of the Valley Church-Dunlap, TN-423-949-6903
St. Albert the Great Church-Knoxville, TN-865-689-7011
St. Alphonsus Church-Crossville, TN-931-484-2358
St. Ann Church-Lancing, TN-423-346-6260
St. Anthony of Padua Church-Mountain City, TN-423-727-5156
St. Augustine Church-Signal Mountain, TN-423-886-3424
St. Bridget Church-Dayton, TN-423-775-2664
St. Catherine Laboure Church-Copperhill, TN-423-496-3498
St. Christopher Church-Jamestown, TN-865-882-9838
St. Dominic Church-Kingsport, TN-423-288-8101
St. Elizabeth Church-Elizabethton, TN-423-543-3412
St. Francis of Assisi Church-Fairfield Glade, TN-931-484-3628
St. Francis of Assisi Church-Townsend, TN-865-448-6070
St. Henry Church-Rogersville, TN-423-272-6897
St. James the Apostle Church, Sneedville, TN-423-272-6897
St. John Neumann Church, Knoxville, TN-865-966-4540
St. John Paul II Catholic Mission-Rutledge, TN-865-992-7222
St. Joseph Church-Norris, TN-865-494-7746
St. Joseph the Worker Church-Madisonville, TN-423-442-7273
St. Jude Church-Chattanooga, TN-423-870-2386
St. Jude Church-Helenwood, TN-423-569-9584
St. Mary Church-Athens, TN-423-745-4277
St. Mary Church-Gatlinburg, TN-865-436-4907
St. Mary-Johnson City Church, TN-423-282-6367
St. Mary Church-Oak Ridge, TN-865-482-2875
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Mission-Erwin, TN-423-735-0484
St. Patrick Church-Morristown, TN-423-586-9174
St. Stephen Church-Chattanooga, TN-423-892-1261
St. Therese-Clinton Church, TN-865-457-4073
St. Therese of Lisieux Church-Cleveland, TN-423-476-8123
St. Thomas the Apostle Church-Lenoir City, TN-865-986-9885
Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica-Chattanooga, TN-423-266-1618

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