Parish Outreach

Members of Sacred Heart are committed to serving the poor and marginalized in our community. Our parish organizations hear the call of Pope Francis to love the Lord through our service to others. We invite you to join our outreach groups!

“How marvelous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others.” ~ Pope Francis


The Knights are a council of Catholic men over the age of 18 who serve Sacred Heart parish and its
 community. Their dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary leads us to fight for the ‘Rights of the Unborn,’ those of disability and the needs of our Catholic and surrounding communities. Visit the Knights website

Started by a humble parish priest, the Knights of Columbus have grown into the world’s largest lay Catholic organization with over 1.8 million members. Learn more about the Knights: The Strong Arm of the Church.


All women of our parish are members of the council. These wonderful ladies of Sacred Heart come together for fellowship, spiritual nourishment, and service. The PCCW has several active guilds that have different parish and community involvement projects. Contact: Hallie Wallen or at 865.567.5212



All men of the Cathedral are welcomed and encouraged to join the St. Joseph Society. This group of Sacred Heart men is dedicated to growing in faith and bringing the Light of Christ into our families, parish community, and workplaces.  Bible studies are held throughout the year.  Contact Deacon Walt Otey at


The Ladies of Charity manage a Thrift Shop and an Emergency Assistance Center that handles emergency requests for food, clothing, housing, utilities and medical needs. Volunteers are needed to work at the thrift store. Contact: Ladies of Charity 865.247.5790


The Filipino-American Catholic Community celebrates Mass at the Cathedral on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 3:00 pm. The mission of the organization is to unite and community, and service. Contact: Percy Sturgeon 865.719.5299.


The Knoxville Korean Catholic Community celebrates Mass at Sacred Heart at 7 PM, on the third Saturday of each month. Following Mass, a Korean dinner is held in the Shea Room. The community also gathers for Bible Studies, Prayer and Rosary services. Contact: Younjaung An at Click here for more information.

Korean family


We appreciate our Priests and one way of showing it is to provide them a home-cooked meal. Every Tuesday night, volunteers prepare dinner for our parish priests. The PCCW guilds offer the dinners from September through May, but ‘volunteer chefs’ are needed during the summer months. Contact: Melanie Vetrano at 865.405.8551