Pastor’s Message about Eucharistic Adoration [updated 3/18]

Dear Parishioners, Please allow me to share with you our approach to Eucharistic adoration for the remainder of this month. Solemn Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament will conclude on Thursday evening following the 6 PM EF Mass. (The usual 6 PM Extraordinary Form Mass on Thursday will be the last public Mass at St. Mary’s for Read more about Pastor’s Message about Eucharistic Adoration [updated 3/18][…]

Public Masses Suspended

Effective Friday, March 20th, the public celebration of Masses in the Diocese of Knoxville will cease until concerns over the spread of the coronavirus subside. Bishop Stika has requested that all small adoration chapels in the diocese be closed. All churches remain open for daily adoration, allowing people to spread out. “I do this with Read more about Public Masses Suspended[…]

Our Eucharistic Lord Travels through Oak Ridge

Pastoral visitation in nursing homes and hospitals is highly restricted now. So, starting today our clergy are traveling around town with the Most Blessed Sacrament, imparting a Eucharistic Blessing from the parking lots. Many other parishioners are unable to come to Mass or even visit the church at this time, but it’s a comfort to Read more about Our Eucharistic Lord Travels through Oak Ridge[…]

Messages from Bishop Stika

On March 13th, Bishop Stika issued the following procedural mandates for Masses in the diocese:   The faithful’s obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed if they have an illness or because they are older adults who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease; are individuals with severely compromised immune systems; and Read more about Messages from Bishop Stika[…]