649 Old Tellico Hwy N | Madisonville, TN
(423) 442-7273

Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

Peace and Blessings from Fr. Julius and Staff:     

Bishop Stika has extended the suspension of all public Masses in the Diocese of Knoxville through Easter. That means there will be NO MASSES all through the Holy Week until concerns over the spread of the coronavirus subsides.

However, Masses can be watched on TV or online. You can watch EWTN or you may visit the Diocese of Knoxvilles website to watch Mass online.

For our Spanish speaking parishioners, Father Julius will be celebrating the 5th Sunday of Lent in Spanish at 11am privately but to be transmitted live with the Hispanic community on their Facebook page: "San Jose Obrero"

Watch Mass via live stream

Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Mon.-Fri. at 8:05 a.m. and noon; Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.,    1 p.m. (en espanol)

All Saints Church, Knoxville
Mon.-Fri. at 9 a.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (en espanol); Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Fairfield Glade
Tues.-Fri. at 8 a.m.; Sunday at 10 a.m.; Stations of the Cross, Friday at 5 p.m.

Join Bishop Barron, or Word on Fire CEO Fr. Steve Grunow, right here  https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass

SJTW will be open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and private prayers Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 am- 12pm.
Please practice social distancing.

All parish and diocesan meetings will be postponed until further notice.

Catholic schools in the diocese have closed through April 13 and in-home learning will be implemented.

Continue to check our St. Joseph the Worker website (www.saintjosephtheworker.net) and the diocesan website (https://dioknox.org/covid19/) for the latest news and decisions from the Bishop.

CRS RICE BOWLS: The Fifth Week of Lent is upon us. How are youre your Lent going? When we give to those who have less than we do, we honor Jesus' call to serve our neighbors, we share the gifts we have received, and we give HOPE. Refocus your Lenten almsgiving efforts this week. Refrain from extra spending. Then put that money in your Rice Bowl. (Collection of the Rice Bowls will be after Easter.) But if yours is full already, stop by the office during office hours and leave them.

FIRST COMMUNION and BAPTISM are  suspended until further notice.

CONFIRMATION is also suspended until further notice.

We are still in the period of Lent. Next Sunday is the 5th Sunday of Lent is a season to refocus, a time of solemnity and self-reflection ... and there is still time to do that!

We thank all those who were able to mail in or stop by the office to leave their weekly tithes with the Church. Understandably, this is an extra ordinary time. The total collection for last week was $1,524.00 Needed was $4,099.00 thus a minus of $2,575.00 We are always grateful to you and family. You may stop by to drop off your tithe or mail it to us. If we can be of any help to you, please do not hesitate to call us.


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Our Mission
Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is the heart of the Catholic Community in Monroe County, Tennessee. As the only parish in our county, we believe we have been called together by our Lord Jesus Christ to support and strengthen our growing parish family and to reach out to the larger community with love, hospitality, openness, and joy. We are committed, along with the Universal Church, to share our faith, serve those in need, and grow in Christ.
Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass
4 pm
Sunday Mass
8 am 10 am 12:30 pm (Spanish)
Tues - Fri & 1st Saturday Mass
9 am
C.C.D. Classes (September - May)
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
R.C.I.A. Classes (September - May)
Wednesday 6 pm
Sacrament of Penance
1 hour before Masses and by appointment
Maps & Directions
From Madisonville:
  • Take Highway US-411 south to Old Tellico Highway (next to Madisonville Walmart) towards Tellico Plains
  • Continue on Old Tellico Highway south for approximately 1.2 miles
  • Turn left onto Old Tellico Highway
  • Continue straight for approximately 0.8 miles
  • Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is on the left-hand side of the road.
Office Address
649 Old Tellico Hwy N
Madisonville, TN 37354
Office Telephone: (423) 442-7273
Rectory Telephone: (423) 420-1856
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 1 pm
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Parish Happenings
aPRIL 2020
Every Church in the Diocese of Knoxville will have NO! public Masses. This is until further notice. Please stay put and healthy at this unususal time. Praise the Lord of  he is good and there will be an end to this. 

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