Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The parish office is closed today (January 18th) for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.   PRAYER FOR THE PROGRESS OF PEOPLES O God, who gave one origin to all peoples and willed to gather from them one family for yourself, fill all hearts, we pray, with the fire of your love and kindle in them a desire for the just …

Candlemas Day

Candlemas Day: The Feast of the Presentation Tuesday, February 2nd Candlemas is celebrated 40 days after Christmas, when Saints Joseph and Mary processed to the Jerusalem Temple and obediently presented Jesus to His Heavenly Father, ritually proclaiming: “With a strong hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of a house of slavery. When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let …

Employment Opportunity

Open Position Capital Campaign Manager  St. Mary’s Catholic School  Oak Ridge, TN          St. Mary’s is an elementary school located in historic Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Founded in 1950, she serves students in Pre-school (ages 3 and 4) through 8th grade. Students excel in numerous local, regional, and national contests throughout the year, including math competitions, science fairs, essay contests, art contests, …

Christmas Mass Schedule

CHRISTMAS MASS: Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED AND STARTS DECEMBER 10TH AT NOON; click the “Mass Sign Up” button on the home page of this website to sign up): [UPDATE: there will now be two Christmas Eve Masses at 4 pm, with one in the church and the other in the gymnasium.] …

Advent by Candlelight and Christ Child Shower

Advent by Candlelight December 1st @ 7:00 p.m. Virtual via Zoom “The End of the World, The Coming of a New Hope” Guest Speaker, Dr. Tim Logan, Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University Please register before Dec. 1 to receive the zoom presentation invite by emailing: stmarywomenfellowship@gmail.com   Christ Child Shower Baby shower gifts, gift cards, necessities for children up to …

A Renewed Option for Holy Communion

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In a canonical decree issued on November 9th, Bishop Stika altered his earlier decree pertaining to the distribution of Holy Communion during the present pandemic. The alteration permits the distribution of Holy Communion onto the tongues of communicants, in the manner traditional to the Roman Rite. This alteration takes effect on the First Sunday …