Your donation will support the education and formation of our seminarians and future priests and assure that we can continue to physically build the Catholic Church in East Tennessee through the purchase of property that will become the foundation for worship and fellowship space.

Thank you for supporting the Catholic Foundation of East Tennessee!


Ride with John as he bicycles across East Tennessee to visit 15 of the newest parishes built with the support of the Catholic Foundation of East Tennessee.

 Watch and listen to our newest seminarians discuss their call to the priesthood. Your support assists the formation of future priests in the Diocese of Knoxville. 

What we have accomplished

The Catholic Foundation of East Tennessee assists the Diocese of Knoxville in two important ways: the funding of seminarian education and the funding of land purchases for new churches. Since its inception, Catholic Foundation members have contributed more than $3.3 million helping provide for a vibrant and growing Church.


Photo Galleries from CFET Dinners

Each year in October, Catholic Foundation members gather with Bishop Richard F. Stika for dinner, fellowship and entertainment. New members are recognized and awards are presented. Enjoy the photo galleries from our recent Catholic Foundation dinners.

2018 Dinner

2017 Dinner

2016 Dinner

2015 Dinner

2013 Dinner - Chattanooga

Become a member of the Catholic Foundation of East Tennessee with an annual membership gift of $1,000 per year. Other giving levels are available. For more information call John Deinhart at (865) 584-3307