Open Forum Minutes

Saint Mary Parish Open Forum, Spring 2016   The Meeting in Columbus Hall on April 16th was started promptly by Fr. Shelton at 6:00 PM with a prayer lead by Fr. Collins. Fr. Shelton handed out a draft flow chart of the parish organization (work in progress). Comments/Suggestions* Reception of Holy Communion at sanctuary step has been facilitated by installation …

Home Capital Campaign

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 problems this rapid growth creates at every level of pastoral care. Since the Catholics of East Tennessee still need to build a purpose-designed …

Happy Easter!

The Resurrection of Christ changes everything. We human beings, long subjected to the heavy weight of death, can now hope to pass through death into a new life with God, a life in which we will all be brothers and sisters. But this is possible only if we stay close to Christ, who alone has the power of resurrection. This …

Facilities Manager

Saint Mary Parish, Oak Ridge is currently seeking a full-time Facilities Manager. This individual will be responsible for the general maintenance of our ten buildings and our parish grounds. This hands-on job directly supervises custodial staff, maintenance volunteers and contractors. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented individual able to establish and manage schedules and priorities, and to able to …

Confirmation in Our Parish

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I thank all those involved in preparing our youth to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year. From the celebration of the sacrament to the reception afterwards, the Holy Spirit was truly at work in our parish! Jesus invites everyone into His Church. Once we accept His invitation, He welcomes us with the Sacraments …

Holy Week Schedule

Chrism Mass (at the Cathedral, 711 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville): Tuesday @ 7:30 pm. Maundy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7 pm. Good Friday Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion: 7 pm. Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection: Saturday @ 8 pm. Note: Easter Sunday Mass schedule is the usual Sunday schedule (8 am, 10 am, and noon; 2 pm in …

Lenten Retreat

Join the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy for an inspiring event at Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Mercy & Mary Retreat, features bestselling author and speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. This is a Friday evening and a full Saturday day event in partnership with the Diocese of Knoxville. Join us in a full immersion of Divine Mercy …

Stations of the Cross

Come, make the Way of the Cross with us! Invite a friend! Fridays of Lent at 6 pm in the church. A simple meal will follow in the cafeteria: 2/12 soup and grilled cheese, 2/19 pirogi, 2/26 lasagna, 3/4 meatless spaghetti, 3/11 fish chowder, 3/18 macaroni and cheese.

Parish Penance Service

Our parish Penance Service will feature several visiting priests to hear confessions, and will take place Thursday, February 25th at 7 pm. Come celebrate God’s mercy with us! Invite a friend!

Liturgical Singing and Our Parish School

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Lord be with you! On school days, we are privileged to have at Mass the added participation of students from our school. Rather than taking a break from their education, our students are at Mass on these days precisely for the educational purpose of learning full, conscious and active participation in the Sacred …

Ash Wednesday Schedule

Mass with Blessing and Imposition of Ashes: 8 am in the church. 12:10 pm in the chapel. 6 pm in the church. In Spanish: 7:30 pm in the chapel.

Pastoral Council Bylaws

With newly elected members of the Pastoral Council having taken their seats, and with new officers having been appointed, now is a good time to review the statutes of the PPC: 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 …