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.
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[…]
The Memorial of Saint Martin de Porres is November 3rd. Saint Martin, though abandoned by his father and abused by his mother, was a devoted and caring Catholic. Early in his life he developed a love for both the Holy Rosary and the Blessed Sacrament. To the harshness with which the world treated him, he Read more about Saint Martin de Porres[…]
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 our recently appointed music teacher. Last spring, he 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[…]