Welcome to the Catholic parish in Sparta, Tennessee, serving the Catholics of White County and the surrounding area. We are located on Valley View Drive just off State Highway 111, behind the Royal Inn Motel.  Feel free to stop at the church for a visit when you're driving through town. 

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am to noon

Tuesday: 9:00am to noon

Wednesday: 9:00am to noon
Thursday: 9:00am to noon

Friday: 9:00am to noon

829 Valley View Drive, Sparta, TN 38583

Phone and Fax: (931) 738-2140

Fr. John Patrick Day, CP, Pastor

(618) 541-9936


Fr. John Patrick's E-Mail: frjohnpd@aol.com

Church Secretary's E-Mail: saccsec@benlomand.net


Our Mission Statement


“We, the people of St. Andrew Parish Community in Sparta, Tennessee,

are called to reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ through our lives and through our actions.” As Catholics, we are rooted in the richness of our Catholic Tradition centered in Scripture and the Sacraments and, at the same time, are conscious of our place in the modern world. Our mission is to make Jesus Christ known through our love for each other and for those outside of our Parish Community, especially the poor and lonely. It is our aim to exemplify the values of Christian service contained in the Gospel.”

Mass Schedule

Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM

Sunday Rosary at 7:50 AM

Sunday morning at 8:30 AM

Tuesday morning at 8:30 AM
Wednesday night at 6:00 PM

Thursday morning at 8:30 AM

Friday morning at 8:30 AM



Saturday 3:00pm to 3:45pm and by appointment: (618) 541-9936.

Upcoming Events


First Friday of the Month


Mass and Coffee


On Friday, July 1st, we invite you to join us at the 8:30am Mass. 


We will have “coffee, snacks and conversations” afterwards. Hope to see you there!


4th of July


On Monday, the 4th of July, we will have our annual picnic and fireworks display.


The church will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments and drinks.


If your last name begins with A – L, please bring a side dish.

If your last name begins with an M – Z, please bring a dessert.

Feel free to bring both!

Picnic starts at 6:00pm, and the fireworks start at dusk!


And bring an outdoor chair to watch the fireworks.


50th Jubilee Celebration


We will celebrate Fr. John Patrick’s 50 years as a priest on Monday, September 26th.


It will be held  at the White County Agricultural Center off of North Spring Street in Sparta.


More details to follow.



​New Priest Assignments


Father John Patrick Day, CP, is released from the offices of Pastor of St. Andrew Church in Sparta and St. Gregory Church in Smithville after reaching the canonical age for retirement of pastors. He has been appointed Associate Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville. 


Father Day was ordained a Passionist priest in 1972. He previously has served at parishes in Japan, Illinois and Missouri and was a Chaplain to the Illinois and Missouri state police agencies. He served a previous term as Associate Pastor at Immaculate Conception. 



Father Emmanuel Dirichukwu is released from the office of Associate Pastor of St. Stephen Church in Old Hickory and is appointed Administrator of St. Andrew Church in Sparta and St. Gregory Church in Smithville. 


Father Dirichukwu was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Nashville in 2015. He also has served as Associate Pastor at Immaculate Conception in Clarksville. 


A Nigerian native from Igbo extraction, Father Dirichukwu is one of eleven children. Gifted with multiple talents and spiritually endowed. A priest of Joy and a Holy Ghost fan. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies in Nigeria and the United States, respectively. He was ordained at Nashville's Cathedral of the Incarnation by late bishop David Choby of blessed memory.

Do not confuse him with a Baptist preacher, he was born and raised Catholic. His priest discernment process started at his early stage of life through his love for children. He loves children and works with persons with different kinds of disabilities in different parts of world. He is an educationist, Author, and the spiritual director of the Pentecost Adoration Ministry (PAM).

As a charismatic servant, he is guided by Luke 4:18, "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.”


Past Events


Autumn colors out the front doors of our church.

Visitors since March 2002.