Welcome to the University of Tennessee
and St. John XXIII Catholic Center

College is an important time for you – new experiences, new friends, new challenges. It is also an important time for you and your faith. Some students choose to develop their relationship with God in Christ Jesus; some choose to totally ignore their faith during college; many are somewhere in the middle.

We would like to invite you to be part of our faith community, which includes students, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, and children. We have a Saturday Evening Mass at 5:30 PM and Sunday Mass at 9:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 5:30 PM (the main student Mass) and 9:00 PM. We are located right on campus (across the street from the Black Cultural Center) and are near on-campus housing and the library.

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Check out these Welcome Week 2017 Events!

Welcome Week Table August 19th-23rd, 10 AM - 5 PM We will have a Table of Information out in front of the Center. Stop by and talk to other students and find out what all is happening.
Sunday Supper Sunday, August 20th, 6:30 PM Join us for Sunday Supper right after the 5:30 PM Mass. Get a great meal for only $2 and meet a lot of other students. We do this (almost) every Sunday during the school year.
Tuesday Cookout Tuesday, August 22nd, 12:00 Noon Stop by for a Cookout on the front lawn.
Ice Cream Social Wednesday, August 23rd, 7 PM End the first day of classes with the VolCatholic Ice Cream Social. Meet some other students and have fun.
Vol Involvement Fair Friday, August 25th, 7 11 PM Look for us at the InVOLvement Fair on the UT Pedestrian Mall. We will have three tables, for the VolCatholic Student Group, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) and the Knights of Columbus groups that are part of St. John XXII.
During the fall our Student Leaders organize many other events. Watch for upcoming events on our website at VolCatholic.org or the VolCatholic Facebook Page.

Some groups that are part of St. John XXIII:

VolCatholic Student Group - Come join other students for discussion, pizza, companionship and fun. We meet every other Wednesday at 7 PM while school is in session. Check out our schedule in the Calendar. If you are on Facebook, check out our group page here. We are named VolCatholic.

Opportunities to learn and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church are an important part of our mission. Check out the Small Group Bible Studies offered by our Focus Missionaries (from the Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Check us out on Facebook.

At St. John XXIII, we have a College Knights of Columbus Council that is active on campus. Look into becoming a Knight and being part of this great tradition. Click here for more information.

In the spring of 2016, the new Columbiettes Auxilary (a women's organization affiliated with the Knights of Columbus) was officially chartered. Dedicated to service, they sponsor events, activities and service opportunities and work with the men of the collegiate Knights of Columbus on common projects. Click here for more information.


Helping Others is an important part of living our faith. Watch our Calendar for special events during the year. And if you have any ideas, help us work together to make a difference in our world.