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.
St. Mary’s School in Oak Ridge, TN, announces a full-time opening for the position of Director of Development and Admissions. The successful candidate would be wholeheartedly dedicated to the mission of St. Mary’s School and able to convey to various stakeholders enthusiasm and support for the school’s programs. Excellent written and oral communication skills are Read more about Opening for Director of Admissions and Development[…]
Did you know that Saint Mary’s has five standing committees? Each committee reports to the pastoral council, and together they help our parish leaders make good decisions for our parish. Take a look at these committees, and consider if you should be a member of one of them: Divine Worship, Physical Facilities, School Board, Hispanic Read more about There’s a Parish Committee for You[…]
Please beware of fraudulent emails purporting to be from parish clergy or staff. If you have any questions or concerns about a suspicious email from the parish, please call the parish office. Official parish emails feature “@stmarysoakridge.org” in the originating address. Please also beware of caller ID “spoofing”. “Spoofing” occurs when a telephone caller deliberately Read more about Email and Caller ID Scams[…]
Fellow Parishioners, Following all the masses on the weekend of April 14 & 15, there will be information sessions in the Board Room about St. Mary’s participation in the Alliance for Community Transformation-East Tennessee (ACT-East TN)/Strong United. Funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, ACT-East TN/Strong United is a multi-cultural, multi-racial multi-denominational group coming Read more about Saint Mary’s and Community Relations[…]
Bishop Adrian of Nashville established Saint Mary Parish on August 22nd, 1943. He did his part, and for 75 years we’ve done ours, relying always upon the grace of God. Now, it’s time to celebrate. We’ll have one anniversary event each month from Pentecost to Advent. Participants in each event will have a chance to Read more about 75th Anniversary Events[…]
Our Palm Sunday Masses follow the usual Sunday schedule: Saturday 5:30 pm; Sunday 8 am, 10 am, noon, Spanish 2 pm. Please plan to arrive fifteen minutes before Mass begins. Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week will follow the usual weekday schedule: 6:30 am and 8 am, plus the usual 6 pm Read more about Holy Week and the Passover Triduum[…]
The Parish Pastoral Council is one of two parish councils with a consultative voice in advising the parish pastor. The parochial vicar and deacons assigned to the parish are members of the Parish Pastoral Council. Pete Souza serves by virtue of his leadership on our other parish council, the Parish Finance Council. Sister Marie Blanchette, Read more about Our Parish Pastoral Council Members[…]
Our next Open Forum will be Monday, April 30th from 6-7 pm in Columbus Hall. 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 then makes pertinent pastoral recommendations developed from them.
Our parish gathers together on Tuesday, February 20th at 7 pm in the church to celebrate the divine mercy of Christ in the Sacrament of Penance. Saint Mary’s priests along with several visiting priests will attend to hear confessions and impart the healing sacrament. Our parish Catholic Youth Organization will lead the celebration.
Our parish makes the Way of the Cross together on Lenten Fridays at 6 pm in the church. You are welcome to join us: Friday, Feb.16th, led by Catholic Youth Organization. Friday, Feb. 23rd, led by Christian Initiation Group. Friday, March 2nd, led by Society of Saint Vincent dePaul conference. Friday, March 9th, led by Read more about The Way of the Cross[…]