Parish Open Forum: A Big Success!

Our Open Forum went very well last night. It is my hope that these forums, which I think we should schedule at least twice a year, will provide an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to speak through everyone as we work together to make our parish the best it can be for the Lord. At yesterday’s forum, we discussed a …

Message from Rev. Derrick Hammond of Oak Valley Baptist Church

COMMUNITY LEADERS CONVENE “COMMUNITY MATTERS” FORUMS Last November, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. Given the many strong feelings all over the country, several clergy in Oak Ridge decided to address our community. In our public statement, we called for “inspiration, perspiration, and collaboration” in our shared …

A New Opportunity for You!

Dear Parishioners, Today, the feast day of Saint Vincent de Paul, I am pleased to announce that we are forming a conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Founded by a Paris professor with the assistance of a Vincentian religious sister, the Society now has almost a million members, and conferences around the world, all dedicated to care …

St. Mary’s School Dedicates a Beautiful Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe

St. Mary’s Church and School in Oak Ridge celebrated Mass on Sunday, September 13th with a special blessing and dedication of a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The statue from Mexico was donated by Tomás and Bertalilia Léon of St. Mary’s Church in Jackson Tennessee. Sister Mary Rebekah, O.P., middle school religion and history teacher, maintains a relationship …

Celebrate Mass with Pope Francis!

Celebrate Mass with Pope Francis! Holy Trinity will be streaming all four Masses celebrated by Pope Francis when he visits the U.S. next week. The Masses will be aired in our church on: · Wednesday, September 23, at 4:15 p.m. · Friday, September 25, at 6 p.m. · Saturday, September 26, at 10:30 a.m. · Sunday, September 27, at 4:00 p.m. …

OPEN FORUM!

All parishioners are invited to our Open Forum on October 5th and again on November 9th, both at 6pm in Columbus Hall. Members of the parish will be free to share compliments, complaints, questions and suggestions pertaining to the future of the parish. We are especially interested in discussing ways to become even more inviting and welcoming as a parish.

Parish Pastoral Council Elections

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council is to advise the pastor for the growth and betterment of the parish and to assist the pastor in formulating programs and policies. The members of the council should be a praying community and by their example lead the parish to a fuller life of prayer. They should be …

The Future

THE FUTURE→   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   Here at Saint Mary’s, we’re getting ready for a bright future together.  Under the patronage of our Blessed Mother, with Christ as our guiding light, the Holy Spirit as our constant companion, and the open arms of our Heavenly Father ahead of us, it’s “ready, set, go”! With what is …

Welcome to the New St. Mary’s Website!

Welcome to the New and Improved St. Mary’s Church Website. Our Parish is vibrant and alive with Faith, Family and Fellowship. We hope you enjoy our new site and all it has to offer. Take a look around and enjoy!

St. Mary’s Brings Home the Gold for the Second Consecutive Year

Several area middle schools were invited to Knoxville Catholic High School (KCHS) on Aug. 15 to participate in the 2015 KCHS Volleyball Feeder Fest Tournament. The tournament lasted more than eight hours, with some teams playing up to six games each. The Varsity volleyball team from St. Mary’s School in Oak Ridge took first place in the overall pool and …

St. Mary's School Wins Elementary Award for Street Painting Festival

St. Mary’s School wins the Elementary School Award for the “Tree of Life” chalk drawing at the Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival. Congratulations to Mrs. Lowden and students Jean, Marigrace, Breea, Brock, Sophie, Ethan, Sofia, Emma, Emery, and Anna on a job well done! A very special thank you to Mrs. Amy Schoenthaler for directing the students’ work.