The story of Saint Mary 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 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.
The annual Saint Mary Parish “Founders Day Potluck” will begin at 6 pm in the Family Life Center, 317 Vermont Ave., on Thursday, August 22nd, the Octave Day of the Assumption and patronal feast day of our parish. Food should be taken directly to Columbus Hall (in the Family Life Center) by 5:45 pm. Please Read more about Founders Day Potluck[…]
Solemnity of the Assumption Mass schedule: Wednesday, August 14th at 6 pm, and Thursday, August 15th at 6:30 am, 8 am, 12:10 pm and in Spanish at 7 pm.
This month, our perpetual exposition focus-day is Tuesday. Hours with two vacancies on Tuesdays are: 2 am and noon. Hours with one vacancy on Tuesdays are: 1 am, 3 am, 4 am, 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, 8 am 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm 7 pm and 11 pm. Perpetual exposition Read more about There’s a Time for You![…]
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I invite you to a follow-up forum on Monday, August 26th at 6 pm in the Social Hall, to review and reflect upon the special forum we held in August of last year. Last summer was pretty bad, at least for American Catholics. It was the “Summer of Shame”. Read more about Follow-Up Forum[…]
Thursday, August 22nd @ 6:00 PM in the Family Life Center, 317 Vermont Ave.
Message from Father Shelton: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Yesterday afternoon, the chancery informed me that our school’s newly-hired music teacher is suspended from employment in the diocese, pending an investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. The abuse is alleged to have occurred at Sacred Heart School, Knoxville, in the Read more about School Music Teacher Notice[…]
Parishioners Pedro Palacios, Carlos Zambrano-García, Pedro Medina, Jose Gusman and Fredy Arrellano are installing new flooring in the school classrooms. They will re-floor two or three rooms each year. As volunteers, these generous parishioners will save the parish thousands of dollars in labor expenses. Thank you, Pedro, Carlos, Pedor, Jose and Fredy!
UPDATE: THESE POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU. (1.) Part-time Computer/Library Teacher Opening St. Mary’s School in Oak Ridge, TN is seeking a part-time computer/library teacher. This is a 50% position (2 ½ days per week). Small class sizes, respectful students, and Christ-centered atmosphere, makes this an ideal place to teach and learn. Requirements: active Read more about Two Teaching Opportunities[…]
Mass on Independence Day will be at 9 am. There will be no 6:30 am, 8 am or 6 pm Mass on the 4th.