Race Relations: An Oak Ridge Experiment in Social Concern

The five week period from November 10th through December 8th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Oak Ridge public forums on race relations, hosted by Saint Mary’s. The series of forums, called “An Experiment in Social Concern”, followed the Holy Week Uprising against the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. earlier that year in Read more about Race Relations: An Oak Ridge Experiment in Social Concern[…]

Time Capsule

To conclude our 75th anniversary celebration, Father Shelton is asking key groups in our parish to write messages for parishioners to read during our 100th anniversary. The signed messages from these groups will then be placed into a time capsule to be opened in 2043. Each group will describe how they experience life in our Read more about Time Capsule[…]

Pathways of Belief Autumn Schedule

October 3rd: Discuss October’s book “Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life” October 17th: Pot-luck supper celebrating 60 years of Our lady of Oak Ridge October 24th: October’s movie “The 13th Day” October 31st: No gathering due to All Hallows Eve Mass November 7th: Presentation and Discussion: Who Is Saint Paul VI? Read more about Pathways of Belief Autumn Schedule[…]

Pastoral Council Candidate List Finalized

–UPDATE (October 17th): Elections will be held on November 4th and 5th.– The following parishioners have agreed to serve as candidates for the two opening seats on the Parish Pastoral Council: Michael Barnes, Paul Hight, Gail Ludtka, Bill Olka, Mark Pinchback and JJ Wilder. The Parish Pastoral Council is one of two advisory councils at Read more about Pastoral Council Candidate List Finalized[…]

60th Anniversary of the Dedication of Our Peace Statue

Bishop Adrian of Nashville dedicated our peace statue under the very special title “Our Lady of Oak Ridge” on October 12th, 1958 as a peaceful symbol of hope during both the international Cold War and the national movement against Jim Crow segregation. Next week on Wednesday evening (October 17th) we will gather together to celebrate Read more about 60th Anniversary of the Dedication of Our Peace Statue[…]

68th Annual Saint Mary’s Fall Festival

The 68th Annual St. Mary Fall Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday Oct 26-27 and the public is invited to share in this community tradition. The festival will again feature a spaghetti dinner, auction, inflatables, music, entertainment, crafts, food vendors –and much more! Proceeds from this event help fund numerous endeavors, charities and Read more about 68th Annual Saint Mary’s Fall Festival[…]