St. Mary’s Robotics Team Rolls On!

St. Mary’s Lego Crusaders competed with twenty-seven other Lego teams on Saturday, December 3, 2016 to qualify to advance to the East Tennessee Championship.  The annual Lego® Challenge requires participants to identify and research a real-world problem, develop and implement a solution, and communicate their results to a panel of judges.   Additionally, the teams are required to design, build, and …

St. Mary’s Competitive Chess Team Continues to Succeed!

St. Mary’s School competed in the Secret City Chess Tournament on Saturday, November 5th at Oak Ridge High School. The tournament hosted 42 teams comprised of 76 students. Both unrated and rated levels included teams from grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-12. Genevieve Robinson, Elliot Barnes and Miko Zolnierczuk competed in the unrated 7-12 division and brought home a 1st place …

St. Mary’s Student Wins Local VFW Essay Contest

St. Mary’s School students had the option of participating in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Competition. Conducted nationwide, the Patriot’s Pen is a VFW-sponsored youth essay competition that gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s Patriot’s Pen essay asked students to describe “The America I Believe In….” Students were …

CALL FOR HELP! (Updated)

UPDATE (12/03): Father Antony asks me to convey his appreciation to the Knights of Columbus and to all our parishioners and school parents who answered his call for help. I know he is also grateful to Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish, which has been exceptionally responsive from the first hours of the crisis. The diocese-wide special collection this weekend will allow …

St. Mary’s Student to Sing in National Honor Choir

Anna Kasemir, an 8th grader at St. Mary’s School, Oak Ridge has been selected to sing in the 2017 American Choral Directors Association National Middle School/Junior High Mixed Honor Choir on March 8th-11th in Minneapolis, MN. The ACDA is the premiere national choral organization, so singers come from all over the country to participate. She will have the opportunity to …

Response to Fires

Bishop Stika asks that a special collection be taken up at this weekend’s Masses. The Haiti collection will be postponed to later in December. Though we do not know the full extent of damage at this time, we do know that many have been displaced and many homes damaged or destroyed. Our parish council of the Knights of Columbus is …

Celebrate Mercy!

Our parish celebrates the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation Thursday, November 17th at 7 pm. Priests from neighboring parishes will be in Oak Ridge for this celebration. Please plan to attend, and bring a friend!

Quarterly Open Forum

Our next quarterly Open Forum will be Tuesday, November 29th, from 6:00 pm to 6:50 pm, in Columbus Hall. This is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss questions, complaints, compliments and suggestions pertaining to our parish mission. The two parish councils (finance and pastoral) later review any relevant points of consensus that emerge during the forum.

All Hallows Day and All Souls Day

Solemnity of All Saints Mass schedule: Monday @ 6 pm in the church; Tuesday @ 6:30 am (extraordinary form) in the church (BVM side altar), 8 am in the church, 12:10 pm in the church, and 7 pm (español) in the church. Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed Mass schedule: 7 am (extraordinary form) in the church (St. Joseph side …

New Parish Bulletin Guidelines

Saint Mary Parish Bulletin GUIDELINES A. The purpose of our weekly bulletin is to provide to parishioners pertinent and timely announcements and updates, especially those pertaining to parish events, opportunities and needs. B. In order to ensure that each parishioner reads the bulletin weekly and in its entirety, the editor should keep the bulletin succinct, fresh and relevant. C. Submissions …