Every dollar contributed to the Catholic Foundation helps meet two essential needs for the Diocese of Knoxville:

Seminarian education 
Land for new churches

Support of the Catholic Foundation represents an important strategic investment in the future of the Catholic Church in 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. 

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. For more information call the Stewardship Office at (865) 584-3307 or at