St. Mary’s Lady Crusaders Earn Their Fourth Consecutive Volleyball Season and Tournament Championship Titles

The St. Mary’s School girls varsity volleyball team recently competed in the Knoxville Independent School League (KISL) small-school tournament and beat Apostolic Christian Academy to win the championship at the Knoxville Christian School’s gym, in a winner-take-all match.  This is the school’s fourth consecutive season and tournament championship. Individual Awards were received by St. Mary’s students – Paige Halcrow won …

2016 St. Mary’s Fall Festival

Save the date for the 66th Annual St. Mary’s Fall Festival which will be celebrated this year on October 28th -29th. Every year the community looks forward to sharing this day of fun, fellowship and festivities on St. Mary’s Parish grounds. On Friday, Oct 28th, kick-off this year’s festival on by joining us for the annual Knights of Columbus spaghetti …

Parish Pastoral Council Bylaws

Article I. Name of Organization A. The name of this organization is “The Parish Pastoral Council of Saint Mary Parish” and is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It will be referred to as the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). Article II. Purpose and Aim A. The purpose and aim of the Parish Pastoral Council is to advise the pastor for the …

Daily Mass During the School Year

6:30 am (Mon.-Fri.) Mass: in the convent oratory on school days (beginning Wednesday); in the chapel on school holidays. 8 am (Mon.-Sat.) Mass: in the church on school days (beginning Thursday); in the chapel on school holidays (including Saturdays).

The Direction of Liturgical Prayer at Saint Mary Church

“Why does the priest traditionally turn his back on the congregation during Mass?”   Until the 1960’s, the priest faced whomever he was addressing.  If he was speaking to the congregation, then he faced the congregation.  If he was speaking to God, then he faced the symbol of God: the altar cross.  The sermon, for example, was always delivered facing …

Pastor’s Post

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It’s been a busy summer. The Ulster Project is going strong this month, thanks in part to some of our very generous parishioners. Our summer seminarian Maksym will be in Poland the next few weeks, but will come back with us for a week or two before returning to the seminary in the autumn. …

Hiring Bookkeeper

UPDATE: This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest. Saint Mary Parish, Oak Ridge, Tenn., is hiring a Parish Bookkeeper. Principal responsibilities: preparation of payroll, associated taxes and reports; provide computer input/output services for accounting and census; prepare bank deposits and record receipts; coding and payment of outstanding invoices; reconcile parish books (including parish school); prepare financial statements …

Funeral Masses

Please join us for the following funeral Masses: Richard Honald, Friday, June 10th at 2 pm. Margy Conlin, Saturday, June 11th at 7 pm. Tommy Riikola, Saturday, June 25th at 11 am.

Daily Mass Notice

Please be aware that there will be no 6:30 am Mass Tuesday through Thursday of this week. The 8 am Mass remains as usual.

St. Mary’s School is now a One-to-One Technology School

Through the help of the St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge is now the first diocesan school to offer “one-to-one” technology. The school used a grant of $29,200 to install wireless infrastructure and purchase dozens of Chromebooks to fulfill the goal of providing a Chromebook for every student in grades 1-8.  The St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation …