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.
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[…]
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 altar servers and choir members and sometimes greeters! I work at OrthoTennessee in the IT department as an Operations Supervisor. 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[…]
To conclude our 75th anniversary celebration, Father Shelton is asking key groups in our parish to write messages for parishioners to read during our 100th anniversary. The signed messages from these groups will then be placed into a time capsule to be opened in 2043. Each group will describe how they experience life in our Read more about Time Capsule[…]
Our Spaghetti Supper is tonight at 5 pm (Family Life Center: 315 Vermont Ave.), followed by the auction. Our 68th annual Fall Festival begins at 10 am on Saturday, with inflatables, music, entertainment, crafts, food vendors –and much more!
Mass schedule for the Solemnity of All Saints: October 31st at 6 pm; November 1st at 6:30 am, 8 am, 12:10 pm, and in Spanish at 7 pm. Mass schedule for the Commemoration of All Souls: November 2nd at 6:30 am, 8 am, 12:10 pm, 6 pm and in Spanish at 7 pm. Through Christ Read more about All Saints and All Souls[…]
October 3rd: Discuss October’s book “Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life” October 17th: Pot-luck supper celebrating 60 years of Our lady of Oak Ridge October 24th: October’s movie “The 13th Day” October 31st: No gathering due to All Hallows Eve Mass November 7th: Presentation and Discussion: Who Is Saint Paul VI? Read more about Pathways of Belief Autumn Schedule[…]
–UPDATE (October 17th): Elections will be held on November 4th and 5th.– The following parishioners have agreed to serve as candidates for the two opening seats on the Parish Pastoral Council: Michael Barnes, Paul Hight, Gail Ludtka, Bill Olka, Mark Pinchback and JJ Wilder. The Parish Pastoral Council is one of two advisory councils at Read more about Pastoral Council Candidate List Finalized[…]
Bishop Adrian of Nashville dedicated our peace statue under the very special title “Our Lady of Oak Ridge” on October 12th, 1958 as a peaceful symbol of hope during both the international Cold War and the national movement against Jim Crow segregation. Next week on Wednesday evening (October 17th) we will gather together to celebrate Read more about 60th Anniversary of the Dedication of Our Peace Statue[…]