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.
Ash Wednesday Mass with Blessing and Imposition of Ashes: Wednesday, February 26th at 6:30 am, 8 am, 12.10 pm, 6 pm, and in Spanish at 7 pm. Fasting and abstinence: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.Abstinence: Lenten Fridays.Fasting: Holy Saturday. Our parish makes the Way of the Cross together on Lenten Fridays at 6 pm in Saint Mary Church. Read more about Lent Begins Soon![…]
Several East Tennessee schools joined a growing list of closures that has kept more than 100,000 kids out of the classroom this week due to the flu. Additionally, the state of Tennessee has reported eight pediatric flu deaths this season. Since February is typically the peak of the flu season, Bishop Stika is issuing a Read more about Influenza Precautions[…]
Position: Capital Campaign Administrative Assistant Organization: St. Mary’s School, Oak Ridge TN Job Title: Capital Campaign Administrative Assistant Job Duration: Immediate hire through June 2020 Organization’s Website: https://school.stmarysoakridge.org/ Reports to: Development Director Status: Hourly/Non-Exempt (22.5 hours/T-R) Position Summary: This is a temporary, part-time position. The successful candidate will provide administrative and project management assistance to Read more about Job Opportunity[…]
Sunday, February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas). Please bring to the 8 am Mass any devotional candles you wish to have blessed for use throughout the year. Everyone participating in the 8 am Mass that day should gather in the church foyer before 8 am. The following day, the Read more about Candlemas![…]
St Mary’s is offering all children attending the 4 PM Christmas Eve Mass the opportunity to process into Church as either an angel or shepherd, offering homage to our new-born King. There will be costumes downstairs in the Social Hall for the kids to dress in. Parents are asked to bring the children participating prior Read more about Procession of Children @ 4 pm Christmas Eve Mass[…]
In order to accommodate the annual Chamber of Commerce parade, the 5:30 pm Mass on Saturday, December 14th will be moved to 5 pm. The schedule will return to normal the following Saturday.
Mass schedule for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Tuesday, December 24th at 4 pm, in Spanish at 6 pm and again in English at 8 pm; Wednesday, December 25th at 12 midnight and 10:30 am. Mass schedule for the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God: Tuesday, December 31st at Read more about Mass Schedule: Dec. 24th & 25; Jan. 1[…]
There will be only one Mass on Thanksgiving Day, at 9 am in the church. The usual Thursday evening Mass in the Extraordinary Form will not take place that day. “PRAYER FOR THE NATION” by Archbishop John Carroll, S.J. of Baltimore, America’s first bishop: We pray, Thee O Almighty and Eternal God! Who through Jesus Read more about Thanksgiving Day Mass[…]
Please be aware that our parish Facility Use Policy will be revised effective January 1st, 2020, with the revision primarily affecting reservation by private individuals, families and private groups. This revision is intended to address particular issues that frequently arise during the unsupervised use of our parish facilities for private events, and, to a lesser Read more about Facility Use Policy Revision[…]
Saint Mary School in Oak Ridge, TN, announces the opening of a music position effective January 5, 2020. The position involves teaching music to students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade once a week. It is a 40% position, consisting of 2 days per week. Candidates should possess an elementary teaching degree or a degree Read more about School Music Teacher Opening[…]