September 2019

Mouse, Ray & Beth

August 2019


Larry and Katie Finneran were nominated for Family of the Month of August 2019. They are the foundation of the St. Vincent Society at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. They are the leaders of the group and the mentors all others look up to. The couple are active in our parish dinners such as the Italian Dinner and our Irish Diner. They are also active members of our 4th Degree Assembly. Larry's working career experience of operating small-town banks makes him a natural fit working with people and networking in our rural community. He knows how to find the resources to solve issues and help people. Larry and Katy also know how to network with other similar community groups and churches in the county to assure families get what they need. Katy is a past leader of our parish Women's Guild. Not only do they attend Mass together, they also spend their free time at the Church tending to their mission.

July 2019


To Don & Alice Hanley for Don's life saving EMR skills for Tellico Village

July 2016

Russell & Karen Schutte

For their combined efforts in supporting the Pancake Breakfasts and dinners sponsored by the council.

June 2016

Bill & Kathy Twohig

For planning and executing the Spring & Summer social activities.

May 2016

Ed & Pat Valente

Jerry Dougherty left, DGK Ray Mouse center and FOM Ed (& Pat) Valente right

April 2016

Stu and Jan McFadden

For their involvement with NPH and support of other Knight’s activities.

March 2016

Steve & Pat McAvoy

February 2016

Harold & Joyce Egler

January 2016

Rich and Barbara Comiso

December 2015

Chuck and Terry James

November 2015

Ray & Beth Mouse

October 2015

Jerry & Mary Dougherty

Sponsorship and support of the Catholic Engaged Encounter program - 22 years.

September 2015

Chet & Mary Kwiatkowski

Support and Management of the Polish Dinners over the past five years.

August 2015

Terry & Betty Camilleri

Support and Management of the MR Drives over the past two years.

July 2015

Ed & Pat Valente

For their dedication and continued involvement at our Parish events we nominate Ed and Pat Valente as the Family of the Month for July.

Their involvement in the function and management of our parish kitchen, and participation in the social activities sponsored by our Council is noteworthy.

At many of our parish functions involving social events, such the monthly Pancake Breakfast and the quarterly Engagement Encounter dinners, they can be found in the kitchen; one is managing the kitchen volunteers, the other is hard at work preparing the meals. Pat normally does a myriad of jobs, and is always helping where the need is the greatest. It is very rare that you would not find this family hard at work in support of our Council activities.

Their committed dedication allows the members of our council to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor. It is with great pleasure to acknowledge their contribution to our Council by awarding them the Family of the Month for July 2015.

June 2015

Kevin, Mary Beth, Maggie & Luke Cooney

Family of the Month June 2015

Kevin, Mary Beth, Maggie, & Luke Cooney

Since joining the St Thomas Parish in June 2008, they, as a family, have been involved in the youth activities conducted by our parish.

The most recent noteworthy activity in which the Cooney family was involved, was the parish Spring Fling Picnic. Kevin, with help and advice of his family, planned, coordinated and conducted an outstanding day of festivities. They ensured there was plenty of delicious food and drink for all, and games to keep the youngsters busy. A petting zoo, bumper room, and water slides were a few of the games and activities for the children. The mouth-watering meals were prepared on-site, with the pork cooking overnight under the vigilance of experienced cooks.

The Youth Group and Boy Scouts were on hand to make sure the campus was kept clean, and provide other assistance where needed.

The whole family pitched in making this a wonderful event that brought the parish community together, young and old.

It is with great pleasure that we select the Cooney family as the June 2015 Family of the Month.

June 2014

Dan & Allis Hanley

May 2014

Ed & Pat Valente

April 2014

Curt & Kay Sheldon

Curt and Kay Sheldon have consistently made importatnt contributions to St. Thomas the Apostle Church and the Dioceses of Knoxville. They are leaders in the Tennessee Right to Life and every year accompany our youth to the Washington Walk of Life. Together, they are leaders in the Cursillo movement's three days of religious instruction. They continue to be involved in various men's and women's weekend activities. Additionally, Curt is the team lead for the Friendship Kitchen and assists in the preparation for the Eucharistic Adoration activities. Curt is also on the team for the upcoming Men's Weekend in October. Kay has served as a past president of the St. Thomas' Women's Guild.