Catholic Charities Annual Dinners

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. 

- UPDATE: The CCETN Board of Trustees and staff have announced that out of concern and protection for our donors and guests in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the 2020 Chattanooga Annual Dinner has been cancelled. Stay tuned for the March 2021 Annual Dinner date!


Knoxville St. Patrick's Day Parade

The annual Knoxville St. Patrick's Day Parade will be on March 13th, 2021. Come dawn your green in support of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee and enjoy the great St. Patrick's festivities!

Cel-O'Bragh-tion Block Party in the Festival District (Clinch Avenue & Market Street) will immediately follow the parade. We’ll have live music, libations, games, and much more!

Visit the parade website  for more details. 

Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament

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.

Kids' Walk & Fun Fest 

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!

365 Days of Hope Virtual Event

Here’s your chance to hit it out of the park for children in crisis who are awaiting a safe and loving placement. Join us in supporting CCETN’s Columbus Home Children’s Emergency Shelter, a place to call home when there is nowhere else to go. Columbus Home Children’s Emergency Shelter meets the unique needs for a stable, nurturing environment for children awaiting a custody decision. Our virtual event on October 21st at 12:00 PM is hosted by Bo Williams of WATE TV. Headlined by keynote speaker Tony Vitello, Head Coach of UT Baseball and special guest Honorable Judge Tim Irwin. 

Heart for the Pour

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. 



Fast Facts

- 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.


Our Clients

- 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.


Many thanks to our community partners who support the programs of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee!