Epiphany Proclamation

Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts for A.D. 2016 Know, dear brothers and sisters, that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Savior. On the tenth day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the …

Usher Formation Meeting

All parishioners willing to serve as ushers for 2016 and beyond should attend the Usher Formation Meeting on Thursday, January 21st at 7 pm in the Youth Building conference room. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in an important service to the parish! Why not check it out? The new Usher Guidelines follow: USHER GUIDELINES A. …

Christmas Mass Schedule

Thursday, December 24th at: 4 pm, 6pm(Spanish/español), and 8 pm. Friday, December 25th at: 12 midnight, and 10 am. Mother of God Mass Schedule: Thursday, December 31st at: 6 pm. Friday, January 1st at: 6:30 am (Extraordinary Form), 8 am, and 7 pm (Spanish/español).

The Year of Mercy

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On December 8th, the Catholic Church passed through the doors of Christ’s mercy as we began our pilgrimage through the Jubilee Year of Mercy. This will be a demanding journey for us all, but one we will take together. The Father did not send His Son to us in the form of a warrior …

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.