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.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are now moving into a new stage in the ongoing consideration of modifying our Sunday Mass schedule. First, let’s review the progress up to this point. During our parish Open Forums held in October and November of 2015, several parishioners discussed the desirability of converting the three Read more about Proposed Modification of Our Sunday Mass Schedule[…]
Ash Wednesday Mass with Blessing and Imposition of Ashes: Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 am, 8 am and 6 pm; in Spanish at 7 pm. There will also be a Blessing and Imposition of Ashes at 12:10 pm. Fasting and abstinence: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Abstinence: Lenten Fridays. Fasting: Holy Saturday. Our parish makes Read more about Lenten Liturgical and Devotional Schedule[…]
Our Spring Open Forum will be Thursday, March 14th from 6-7 pm in the Social Hall of Saint Mary Church. This is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss among yourselves questions, complaints, compliments and suggestions pertaining to our parish mission, ministries and apostolates. The Parish Pastoral Council later reviews the comments, and makes pertinent recommendations Read more about Spring Open Forum[…]
On 11 January 2019, the Congresso of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the conclusion of a penal process, issued a decree finding Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., guilty of the following delicts while a cleric: solicitation in the Sacrament of Confession, and sins against the Sixth Commandment with Read more about Decree: Theodore McCarrick[…]
Last month the Diocese of Covington, which is part of our ecclesiastical province, commissioned an independent investigation into the events that occurred when Covington Catholic High School students waited for their buses for the return trip to Kentucky following the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. The investigation has concluded and the final report Read more about Final Report: Covington Catholic High School[…]
Your continued gift to the 2019 Bishop’s Appeal impacts the lives of thousands of people through essential ministries across the Diocese each and every day. Your support helps train priests, deacons, and parish leaders, reveals Jesus Christ to others through religious education and the sacraments, and changes countless lives through the work of Catholic Charities. Read more about Bishop’s Appeal 2019[…]
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[…]