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.
Please join me in welcoming Montse Mayorga to our parish office staff. Montse will be our new full-time Parish Office Secretary, effective Monday, September 17th. The duties of the Parish Office Secretary include: hospitality and response to parish office visitors; editing weekly parish bulletin and overseeing other parish communications; maintaining sacramental archives and recording Mass Read more about Staffing Updates[…]
Next Sunday, September 23 at 10:30 am: Outdoor Mass and Parish Picnic. (!!!There will be no 10 am, 12 noon or 2 pm Mass on Sunday, September 23rd!!!) Main Course: Barbecue. Drinks, plates and utensils will be provided. Parishioners, please bring the following potluck items: Last Names beginning with A-E–Desserts. Last Names beginning with F-N–Salads Read more about Outdoor Mass 09/23 (N.B.: no 10 am, 12 noon or 2 pm Mass)[…]
September’s Night at the Movies feature: The Reluctant Saint. Maximilian Schell stars as “the flying friar”, St. Joseph of Cupertino, in this heartwarming and amazing true story of the humble Franciscan friar who literally rose to sainthood. In the impoverished village of 17th century Cupertino, Italy, Joseph s peasant mother convinces the reluctant Abbott (Ricardo Read more about Night at the Movies[…]
UPDATE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. Saint Mary Parish, Oak Ridge, Tenn. is hiring a full-time parish secretary. Diocese of Knoxville benefits package is available. Duties include: hospitality and response to parish office visitors; editing weekly parish bulletin and overseeing other parish communications; maintaining sacramental archives and recording Mass intentions; oversight of office equipment and Read more about Now Hiring: Parish Office Secretary (Full Time)[…]
A message from Father Shelton: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I thank all of you who participated in our special forum on Bishop Stika’s pastoral letter and the horrors it addresses. The conversation was very honest, respectful and fruitful. There were some variations of perspective on the causes and solutions, variations mirroring those I’m Read more about Monday’s Forum[…]
Bishop Richard F. Stika issued a pastoral letter to priests, pastors, deacons, religious communities, and the faithful of the Diocese of Knoxville on Thursday. The letter addresses a report by the Pennsylvania attorney general on abuses that took place in that state and comes after two days of detailed reading of the report by the Read more about Bishop Stika Issues Pastoral Letter After Pennsylvania Abuse Report[…]
September’s book of the month: We’ll Never Tell Them—A Novel, by Fiorella De Maria. Three ways to order your copy: in the parish office, at the Paraclete Gift Store in Knoxville, or from the Ignatius Press website. The Pathways of Belief Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 pm in Read more about Pathways of Belief Book Club[…]
Solemnity of the Assumption Mass schedule: Tuesday, August 14th at 6 pm, and Wednesday, August 15th at 6:30 am (Extraordinary Form), 8 am, 12:10 pm and in Spanish at 7 pm.
The following will appear in this Sunday’s bulletin:
Our Pathways of Belief series is set to return this fall, but with an expanded program. The first Wednesday of each month is “Catholic Answers Night”, a time to discuss your questions about the beliefs, practices and current events of our Catholic Faith. The second Wednesday is “Book Night”, when we will discuss our book-of-the-month. Read more about Pathways of Belief Returning[…]