These popular annual dinners bring the community together for an evening of fun and fellowship. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, dancing, and a dinner, along with a special presentation of the Pope Francis Service Award.
- Chattanooga's Annual Dinner (originally scheduled for Thursday, March 12) has been rescheduled, based on guidelines recommended by the CDC, for October 1 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
The annual Knoxville St. Patrick's Day Parade is a festive parade held each March.
UPDATE: Parade organizers have announced that out of concern and protection of the public as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade and Cel-O'-Bragh-tion has been canceled.
Visit the parade website for more details.
The annual Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, is a three-day series of youth, middle school, high school, and college lacrosse competitions, including the NAIA Independent Conference Final Four Championship. The 2020 tournament scheduled for April 16-18 has been canceled based on CDC guidance.
The annual Kids' Walk & Fun Fest is a day of family fun for a great cause. The afternoon includes a walk around the track at Knoxville Catholic High School, plus a family fun fest featuring inflatables, games and prizes, live music, and complimentary refreshments.
The 2020 Kids' Walk & Fun Fest scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2020 has been cancelled per the requirements of the CDC. Next years walk will be on April 18, 2021. Mark your calendars!
The annual 365 Days of Hope Luncheon is a special event every autumn that features networking with business leaders and special guest speakers in the Knoxville area.
The next 365 Days of Hope Luncheon will be held in October of 2020.
Looking for a good reason to celebrate a night out with friends, organize an after-work gathering, or just to enjoy the beautiful weather – all while supporting Catholic Charities of East Tennessee? Heart for the Pour is hosted regularly at various breweries throughout Knoxville to benefit Catholic Charities.
Please check back for our next scheduled Heart for the Pour event.
The Mountain Arts Program (M.A.P.) provides a creative learning outlet for children ages 5 to 15 to learn about Appalachian storytelling, arts, and crafts. The four-day M.A.P. program includes a nutritious lunch each day and each participant receives needed shoes, clothing, and classroom supplies for the coming school year. This years event usually happening in June has been cancelled. Please Refer Back to the the Crazy Quilt age on the website for rescheduling information.
- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee served more than 3322 individuals last year.
- We offer nine innovative programs to serve anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of religious affiliation.
- We estimate that fewer than 5% of the neighbors we serve Catholic.
- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.