Images from Our December “Mission Mass”

Each month, we offer the Holy Mass in a home of one of our Hispanic parishioners, with other members of the Hispanic community joining in. Here are some images from our December gathering.

Message from Our Pastor on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, December 8th, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, marks the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), which was the most important ecumenical council since the Council of Trent (1545-1563). The Second Vatican Council had four aims: (1.) to make Christian life more vigorous, (2.) to modernize Christian institutions, (3.) …

Current Liturgical Schedule

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Monday, December 7th at 6 pm; Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30 am (extraordinary form), 8 am and 7 pm (en español). Solemnidad de la Santísima Virgen de Guadalupe: viernes, 11 de diciembre, a las 10 pm; sábado, 12 de diciembre,  a las 8 am (in English). Solemnity of the Nativity …

Home Capital Campaign: Proposed Parish Priorities

The Home Campaign supports: Parish Priorities 50% Pope Francis Charitable Trust Fund 10% Catholic Education Trust Fund 6% Priests Retirement 8% Cathedral 18% The Process On the 25th anniversary of the Diocese of Knoxville, our Bishop Stika unveiled the Home Campaign to address the mounting capital needs of our rapidly growing local Church, and to provide solutions to the various …

Jubilee Year of Mercy

FAQ What is the Jubilee Year of Mercy? A jubilee is a special year called by the Church to receive blessing and pardon from God and remission of sins. In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis is calls on the Church to focus on mercy, because “It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends upon it.” …

St. Mary’s Students Named to the All-East Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir

St Mary’s School recently participated in the East Tennessee Vocal Association Honor Choir Event held on November 20th-21st in Chattanooga, TN. This year’s All-East Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir was made up of over 275 advanced 7th & 8th grade vocal students from 29 schools throughout East Tennessee. Other honor choirs at the event included 9th Grade Honor Choir, Women’s …

Penance Service

Penance service with nine confessors tonight at seven o’clock in the church.

St. Mary’s Students Give Generously to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry

  St. Mary’s School students and faculty gathered on Monday, November 30th for an all school assembly to share some great news with St. Joseph’s Food Pantry. Student Council President Elizabeth Waltman opened the ceremony by congratulating the students on their accomplishment in surpassing their goal for collecting food items in November. She then addressed Mary Ann Gubanc, Coordinator of …

Thanksgiving Message from Father Shelton

I give thanks to God for: His merciful Son; for our forward-looking bishop; for Father Collins and our deacons; for Cyndi and our office staff; for the Nashville Dominicans and our school staff, students and parents, especially those parents who make great sacrifices to educate their children in a Christian environment; for our Legion of Mary and their dedication to …

A Special Announcement from Our Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, At this time, we are preparing our goals for the upcoming Home Campaign. So far, we have conducted two “open forums”, during which the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) and I have listened to you for ways we can all come together to make: (a.) our parish community more inviting to outsiders, and (b.) our …

Last Week’s “Open Forum II” Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes for the St. Mary’s Parish Open Forum held on November 6, 2015 Meeting in Columbus Hall was started promptly by Fr. Shelton at 6:00 PM with a prayer. Men’s Retreat announced to be held Nov. 21 at the Tennessee Theatre. A Catholic Association of the Faithful known as the St. Vincent de Paul is to take over the …

Message from Father Shelton

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As our parish family prepares to participate in the Diocese of Knoxville’s Home Capital Campaign, I’m looking forward to seeing the many ways this campaign will benefit us. Half of the donations will help fund the long term needs of the diocese as a whole, which is one of the most vibrant and fastest …