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.
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 all the poor souls in purgatory: November 2nd at 9 am (in Spanish) and at 10:30 am. Through Christ we on earth remain in Read more about All Saints and All Souls[…]
In celebration of the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, Deacon, Penitent and Religious Founder, our parish clergy will administer the Blessing of Animals in the Marian Courtyard (between the church and the school) at 7 am and at 6 pm on Friday, October 4th. Some prayers composed by Saint Francis of Assisi follow: PRAYER Read more about Blessing of Animals[…]
Please find below an update from the Diocese of Knoxville on the Saint Mary Parish July 20th post pertaining to music teacher William Lovelace. Last spring, Mr. Lovelace accepted a part-time music-teaching position at Saint Mary School, but the Diocese of Knoxville suspended his employment in July, prior to the start of the school year. Read more about School Music Teacher[…]
I. Several parishioners, at their own initiative, are offering to drive older members to Mass on Sundays, but these volunteers first need a responsible member of the parish to coordinate the effort. Please contact the office if you are interested in coordinating this private initiative. II. If you are interested in serving on the Parish Read more about A Couple of Announcements[…]
The 68th Saint Mary’s Annual Fall Festival is September 27th and 28th. The Spaghetti Supper and Auction will be Friday at 5 pm, and the festival proper will begin Saturday at 10 am. Pre-order T-shirts, Spaghetti Supper Tickets, wristbands for unlimited turns on the inflatables, and tickets for games & food. Accepting sponsors: contact Darcy Read more about 68th Annual Fall Festival[…]
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[…]