School Music Teacher

Please find below an update from the Diocese of Knoxville on the Saint Mary Parish July 20th post pertaining to music teacher William Lovelace. Last spring, Mr. Lovelace 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[…]

Final Report: Covington Catholic High School

Last month the Diocese of Covington, which is part of our ecclesiastical province, commissioned an independent investigation into the events that occurred when Covington Catholic High School students waited for their buses for the return trip to Kentucky following the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. The investigation has concluded and the final report Read more about Final Report: Covington Catholic High School[…]

Bishop’s Appeal 2019

Your continued gift to the 2019 Bishop’s Appeal impacts the lives of thousands of people through essential ministries across the Diocese each and every day. Your support helps train priests, deacons, and parish leaders, reveals Jesus Christ to others through religious education and the sacraments, and changes countless lives through the work of Catholic Charities. Read more about Bishop’s Appeal 2019[…]

Saint Mary Church Passing Bell Will Toll on Sunday at 11 AM

Nationwide Bell-Tolling on November 11th at 11 AM (local time) in communities across the nation, to mark the centennial of the Armistice that brought an end to what Americans fervently hoped had been “The War to End All Wars.” This nationwide program is designed to honor those American men and women who served during the war, Read more about Saint Mary Church Passing Bell Will Toll on Sunday at 11 AM[…]

Pastoral Council Elections: Candidate Biographies

UPDATE: Mike Barnes and Bill Olka were both elected to the PPC. May God bless their contributions to the council. MIKE BARNES: Hi, My name is Mike Barnes. I have been at St.Marys Parish for over 14 years when I converted to Catholicism. My wife, Tatjana, and I have 6 kids. They are all enthusiastic Read more about Pastoral Council Elections: Candidate Biographies[…]

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[…]