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Oak Ridge has a rich history in the United States
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.
What's Happening at St. Mary's
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[…]
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,[…]
Our next Open Forum will be Monday, April 30th at 6 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 makes pertinent recommendations to Father Shelton.
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[…]
Ash Wednesday Mass: February 14th at 6:30 am, 8 am, 12:10 pm, and 6 pm; in Spanish at 7 pm. Stations of the Cross: Lenten Fridays @ 6 pm. Fasting and abstinence: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Abstinence: Fridays. Fasting: Holy Saturday.
A private Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form is offered on Lenten Thursdays at Six o’Clock P.M. in Saint Mary Chapel, as follows: February 15th: Thursday after Ash Wednesday; February 22nd: Chair of Saint Peter (2nd class); March 1st: Feria of Lent; March 8th: Feria of Lent; March 15th: Feria of Lent; March 22nd: Thursday[…]
A requiem Mass commemorating the fifth anniversary of the passing of Saint Mary’s organist Mona Manning will be at 6 pm on February 7th, with a simple reception following in the Small Group Room of the Wardell Youth Center (319 Vermont Ave.).
Our annual Candlemas Procession will precede the 8 am Mass on the Feast of the Presentation, Friday, February 2nd, so please gather in the Family Life Center gym by 7:55 am. The following morning, the Candlemas candles will be used for the Saint Blaise Day Blessing of Throats after the 8 am Mass. Pope Saint[…]
On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, our 12 noon and 2 pm Masses will be in the Family Life Center (317 Vermont Ave.), so that our volunteers can decorate the church for Christmas. Our Mass schedule for the Solemnity of Christmas will be Sunday, December 24th at 4 pm, 6 pm (in Spanish), and 8[…]