The story of Saint Mary's Parish is unusual in the annals of modern Church history as it grew out of the Atomic Age created by the development of Oak Ridge. Founded in 1943, it has served well the religious needs of the faithful for now over 65 years. Today, Saint Mary's Parish is a vibrant, growing Catholic community whose foundation was laid by many of the original parishioners who are now complemented by the on-going influx of new parishioners throughout the years.
Mass schedule for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Monday, December 24th at 4 pm, in Spanish at 6 pm and again in English at 8 pm; Tuesday, December 25th at 12 midnight and 10 am. Mass schedule for the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God: January 1st at 9 Read more about Christmas Mass Schedule[…]
Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: Friday, December 7th at 6 pm; Saturday, December 8th at 8 am, in Spanish at 12 noon and again in English at 5 pm. N.B.: the Saturday evening Mass is moved from 5:30 pm to 5 pm to accommodate the Chamber of Commerce parade.
Here are some images of the great women at last night’s worthy event. The table settings were astonishingly creative! The Council raised funds and collected gifts to benefit troubled mothers of pre-natal children, who are served by Catholic Charities of East Tennessee and Choices Resource Center of Oak Ridge. Congratulations to the CCW on a Read more about Council of Catholic Women Candlelight Event[…]
Position #1: Cafeteria Worker Location: St. Mary’s School, Oak Ridge St. Mary’s School is looking for a Cafeteria Worker, paid position. The position requires assisting with the preparation and serving of lunch to the student body and staff. Applicants must enjoy working around children. To apply, submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 5th. Read more about Two Job Openings: Saint Mary School[…]
#iGiveCatholic Giving Day kicks off the charitable season and brings the Catholic community together to give thanks and give back in support of the schools and organizations that shape our souls. How much money can WE raise for Saint Mary’s School in less than 24 hours? #iGiveCatholic ends at midnight!! Click here to donate now.
Several priests from our deanery will come to Saint Mary’s to hear Confessions Tuesday at 7 pm. Our youth group will lead a brief reflection on the Sacrament of Penance, after which you will have the opportunity to receive this sacrament of mercy. The November Penance Service is part of our annual preparations for the Read more about Penance Service[…]
Nationwide Bell-Tolling on November 11th at 11 AM (local time) in communities across the nation, to mark the centennial of the Armistice that brought an end to what Americans fervently hoped had been “The War to End All Wars.” This nationwide program is designed to honor those American men and women who served during the war, Read more about Saint Mary Church Passing Bell Will Toll on Sunday at 11 AM[…]
UPDATE: Mike Barnes and Bill Olka were both elected to the PPC. May God bless their contributions to the council. MIKE BARNES: Hi, My name is Mike Barnes. I have been at St.Marys Parish for over 14 years when I converted to Catholicism. My wife, Tatjana, and I have 6 kids. They are all enthusiastic Read more about Pastoral Council Elections: Candidate Biographies[…]
The five week period from November 10th through December 8th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Oak Ridge public forums on race relations, hosted by Saint Mary’s. The series of forums, called “An Experiment in Social Concern”, followed the Holy Week Uprising against the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. earlier that year in Read more about Race Relations: An Oak Ridge Experiment in Social Concern[…]
Saint Mary Parish has spent this year celebrating our 75th anniversary, an anniversary our parish shares with Oak Ridge. For our final anniversary event, the parishioners of Saint Mary’s invite you to join us for an open House on November 5th at 6 pm. Participants will meet at our recently remodeled Social Hall (325 Vermont Read more about Open House[…]