Parish Picnic–Founders Day

All Are Welcome Tuesday, August 22nd 6-8:30 in School Gym BBQ will be provided Please Bring a side dish, salad or dessert Please sign up this weekend after all Masses If you have any questions or would like to make a donation to help cover the cost of the BBQ please contact. Vilma DeClue at 482-5888 or vilmtf@gmail.com Or Micky …

End of Fiscal Year Report: July 2016-June 2017

Some encouraging numbers that stand out are:   School revenues were up by $11,961.91 year over year Total Parish expenses were down by $82,536.39 year over year Our Total Net (revenues vs expenses) for Fiscal ’16-’17 ended up at a deficit of -$42,008.00 vs. earlier numbers projected at over -$70,000.00   We Share (OnLine) Weekly donations to Saint Mary Parish can be made online!  …

Deacon Norm Amero

Arrangements for Deacon Norm Amero have been finalized. The family will have Visitation on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, 158 S Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s. A meal will be provided by the ladies of St. …

Junior High Youth Ministry

We’ve received several questions about the future of our Challenge and Conquest program, questions with special urgency given that registration for it is scheduled for next weekend. Challenge and Conquest is a highly successful approach to junior high youth ministry, and has become a strong spiritual force here thanks to the initiative and dedication of Margaret Merrill and those generous …

Welcome New Parish Staff Member

Dear Parishioners, Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Laura Palacios as our new Administrative Assistant. Originally from Idaho, Laura currently works as lead international sales representative for Alcoa’s Consolidated Inventory Supply, Inc., which supplies parts for heavy mobile equipment in the mining, agricultural and construction sectors. Laura begins here on August 7th, and will work primarily in the school at …

Summer Open Forum Notes

[Notes taken by Deacon John DeClue and reviewed by the pastoral council.] Fr. Shelton started the meeting in Columbus Hall at 6:00 PM with the Angelus. Lois and Frank Callaghan donated Our Lady of Oak Ridge Statue. Walt Bogdanowitz donated the Chapel Crucifix. Home Campaign · HVAC replacement is the most expensive improvement in the Home Campaign. · Home Campaign …

Employment Opportunities: Saint Mary School

Position available: Full-time Instructional Assistant [UPDATE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.] St. Mary’s School, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is accepting applications for an enthusiastic, full-time instructional assistant for our preK/kindergarten classes for 2017-2018. Applicants must be organized and deeply committed to the education of our children. The main responsibilities of the assistant is to support the classroom teacher both …

MISSION MASS: Saint Mary’s in Your Home!

Father Shelton offers two monthly community Masses in the homes of our parishioners: on a Tuesday evening in Spanish, and on a Thursday evening in English. Each Mission Mass is followed by a community pot-luck supper. Call the parish office (482-2875) to arrange for Saint Mary’s to come to your home! Upcoming Mission Masses are published in the bulletin.

Weekly Discussion of Catholic Faith and Life

PATHWAYS OF BELIEF: A Weekly Discussion of Catholic Faith and Life. All parishioners and friendly neighbors invited to participate.  Discussions led by Father Shelton and spectacular guests.  Sign up in the parish office or on the parish mobile app. DAY: Wednesdays. PLACE: school library. TIME: following 6 pm Mass.

Employment Opportunity

(UPDATE: This position has been filled. Thank you.) SAINT MARY PARISH, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, is hiring an Administrative Assistant. The position is full-time (35 hours weekly), with benefits. As an Administrative Assistant, you will assume the duty of clerical and communications support to our administrative staff, working primarily in the school office on school days, and in the parish office …

Our Parish Revitalization Group Speaks

Our three-month-old Parish Revitalization Group, composed of the leaders of all the ministries, apostolates and sodalities of our parish, has produced its first set of proposals for review by the pastoral council. These proposals touch on everything from improving communications to developing young adult ministry. Some proposals are exciting, some are ambitious, some are revolutionary, and all are innovative in …