The Direction of Liturgical Prayer at Saint Mary Church

“Why does the priest traditionally turn his back on the congregation during Mass?”   Until the 1960’s, the priest faced whomever he was addressing.  If he was speaking to the congregation, then he faced the congregation.  If he was speaking to God, then he faced the symbol of God: the altar cross.  The sermon, for Read more about The Direction of Liturgical Prayer at Saint Mary Church[…]

Hiring Bookkeeper

UPDATE: This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest. Saint Mary Parish, Oak Ridge, Tenn., is hiring a Parish Bookkeeper. Principal responsibilities: preparation of payroll, associated taxes and reports; provide computer input/output services for accounting and census; prepare bank deposits and record receipts; coding and payment of outstanding invoices; reconcile parish books (including Read more about Hiring Bookkeeper[…]