We invite you to join our Catholic community us as we celebrate our rich Catholic tradition in the Sacraments!
Led by our pastor, Reverend Mark Scholz,
we are a small but friendly, faith-filled community of believers of diverse ages and backgrounds. We welcome those who are
new to the community or those seeking to learn more about the richness of our Catholic faith.
Since 1899, Our Lady of Lourdes has served the Catholic community - first as a "mission" Church then as a parish. Our current Church was built in 1927 and is home to local families as well as many visitors who pass through East Tennessee.
Built in response to the apparitions in Banneux, Belgium, the shrine in New Hope, TN is dedicated to Our Lady of the Poor. Inspired by the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings, we continue to honor our Blessed Mother and seek her powerful intercession with her Divine Son.
Weather permitting, the remaining Sunday 10:30 Masses in October will be held at the Virgin of the Poor Shrine followed by the Walk-around Rosary at noon. Visit our "Contact Us" page for address and directions.