Adult Formation Opportunities

Bible & Breakfast

A Bible Study and fellowship over breakfast which meets Thursdays in Columbus Hall from 9 am to 10:30 am.

Dolores Maglione | [email protected]

Compassionate Care

A group of parishioners that meet each Wednesday morning at 10:30am to share their experiences of grief with each other. Each person in the group has experienced grief in one form or another whether it be through death or divorce or any other type of loss of something important in their life. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe place for others that are suffering through a loss to come and share their feelings. The meetings are open to anyone and there is no commitment to continue coming to meetings. Our mission is simple; provide comfort to those who suffer.

Deacon Ken Long | [email protected]

Consoling the Heart of Jesus

Prayer group that reflects on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius with the teachings of Saints Thérèse of Lisieux, Faustina Kowalska, and Louis de Montfort.

Meets on the first Sunday of the month at 1:30pm in Columbus Hall.


This group is designed to increase and continue the conversion process and the living out of what is fundamental for being a Christian; a follow up to those who have been on a Cursillo retreat.

Monday Evening Group
Vicky Johnson | [email protected]

Tuesday Morning Group
Lois Schering | [email protected]

Wednesday Evening Group
Velma Burke | [email protected]

Saturday Morning Group
Deacon Bill Jacobs | [email protected]

Divine Mercy Cenacle

Catholic spiritual formation in the spirituality of St. Faustina, scripture, and Catechism of the Catholic Church. Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6pm in room 126.

Donna Bailey | [email protected]

Fellowship of Young Adults

Young Adults (18+) are invited to gather with others their age who are interested in growing in their faith and meeting new people. FOYA meets twice a month, on Mondays at 7 pm, to talk about life, school, faith, and more and to create fellowship. Locations vary, please email if interested or join our group on Facebook: Fellowship of Young Adults (FOYA)

Click here to visit the FOYA webpage.

Beth Parsons, Director of Youth Ministry | [email protected]
Luis Ramos, Administrative Assistant | [email protected]

Hispanic Ministry

Hispanic Ministry in our parish works with different cultures in our area, with different needs, especially spiritual. We serve the two communities (Spanish & English), when necessary, and work together.
Part of the ministry’s services include;
Bible Study every Monday at 7pm
Prayer Group every Friday at 7pm
First Friday Mass at 7pm
Preparation classes for baptisms and marriage.
Additional preparation classes for other sacraments, if they do not speak English.

Juan Hernandez | [email protected]

Jail Ministry

Bible Study & Mass or Communion Service at the Blount County Correctional Facility every Thursday from 11am to 12:30 pm. This is bilingual, for the benefit of all inmates.

Juan Hernandez | [email protected]

Liturgy of the Hours Group

Prayers of the Divine Office, the official set of daily prayers of the Catholic Church.

Each weekday morning at 8:45am.
Tuesdays at 3pm.
Saturdays at 6pm.


The RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9 pm.

Click here to visit the RCIA webpage.

Sr. Mary Yvette Gillen, RSM, Director of Faith Formation | [email protected]


A certification program offered to empower parishes and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church. All employees must be VIRTUS certified. All volunteers, over the age of 18, who have the opportunity to be alone with or in proximity to either a minor (below 18 years of age) or a vulnerable adult, Examples include: catechists (Faith Formation teachers, Adults teaching in Middle School and High School Youth Ministry), choir members, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, others in similar capacities, must be VIRTUS certified as well.

Beth Parsons | [email protected]
Mary McGrath | [email protected]
Baron Johnson | [email protected]

Walking With Purpose

A women’s Catholic Bible study program that aims to bring women to a deeper relationship with Christ through personal study and small group discussions that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.

Walking with Purpose meets weekly during the calendar school year on Wednesday mornings 9-11 a.m. and Thursday evenings 7-8:45 p.m.

Click here to visit the Walking with Purpose webpage.

Marie Ward | [email protected]