Open House

Saint Mary Parish has spent this year celebrating our 75th anniversary, an anniversary our parish shares with Oak Ridge. For our final anniversary event, the parishioners of Saint Mary’s invite you to join us for an open House on November 5th at 6 pm. Participants will meet at our recently remodeled Social Hall (325 Vermont Ave.) for a brief presentation …

Time Capsule

To conclude our 75th anniversary celebration, Father Shelton is asking key groups in our parish to write messages for parishioners to read during our 100th anniversary. The signed messages from these groups will then be placed into a time capsule to be opened in 2043. Each group will describe how they experience life in our parish today, and how they …

All Saints and All Souls

Mass schedule for the Solemnity of All Saints: October 31st at 6 pm; November 1st at 6:30 am, 8 am, 12:10 pm, and in Spanish at 7 pm. Mass schedule for the Commemoration of All Souls: November 2nd at 6:30 am, 8 am, 12:10 pm, 6 pm and in Spanish at 7 pm. Through Christ we on earth remain in …

Pathways of Belief Autumn Schedule

October 3rd: Discuss October’s book “Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life” October 17th: Pot-luck supper celebrating 60 years of Our lady of Oak Ridge October 24th: October’s movie “The 13th Day” October 31st: No gathering due to All Hallows Eve Mass November 7th: Presentation and Discussion: Who Is Saint Paul VI? November 14th: No gathering this …

Pastoral Council Candidate List Finalized

–UPDATE (October 17th): Elections will be held on November 4th and 5th.– The following parishioners have agreed to serve as candidates for the two opening seats on the Parish Pastoral Council: Michael Barnes, Paul Hight, Gail Ludtka, Bill Olka, Mark Pinchback and JJ Wilder. The Parish Pastoral Council is one of two advisory councils at Saint Mary’s (the other council …

Our Facilities Committee Needs You!

Our Facilities Committee meets this Monday at 6 pm. We need more members so that the committee can make well-considered decisions. Our facility needs are many, but our financial and volunteer resources are few, which means this committee has the important task of deciding which projects to undertake, how to undertake them, and when to undertake them. Please think about …

68th Annual Saint Mary’s Fall Festival

The 68th Annual St. Mary Fall Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday Oct 26-27 and the public is invited to share in this community tradition. The festival will again feature a spaghetti dinner, auction, inflatables, music, entertainment, crafts, food vendors –and much more! Proceeds from this event help fund numerous endeavors, charities and community outreach efforts of St. …

Book Club’s October Reading: “Bored Again Catholic”

Our book-of-the-month for October is Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life. Author Tim O’Malley, in a series of reflections on every part of the Mass, challenges us to turn the idea of boredom on its head, calling boredom the good boredom that opens us to the quiet interior space where we can encounter God a sweet …

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

The Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel was composed by Pope Leo XIII in the late 19th century. The prayer was recited after all ‘said” Masses (Mass was either ‘said’ or ‘sung’ in those days) until the mid-Sixties. Its use was dormant by the Seventies and Eighties, but began to revive in the Nineties. Saint Mary’s parishioners already offer this …

Message from Father Shelton

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It was great to see so many of you gathered together for our Mass and Parish Picnic.  Preparing for this 75th anniversary event was a major undertaking, involving months of planning and a lot of hard work by generous volunteers.  In a special way, I thank Diane Wright and her special events committee for …