Crisis Update No. 11

The Sacred Triduum rites will be live-streamed according to the following schedule: Holy Thursday at 7 pm, Good Friday at 3 pm and the Night Vigil of Easter at 8:30 pm. Live-streaming is available both on the parish website under the “Divine Worship” tab, and on the parish Facebook page. Easter Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 8 am. The church is still open from 7 am to 7 pm. Solemn …

Alumni Contact

Several Updates

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Mary Parish, Today is traditionally a day to meditate upon the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A fitting prayer from today’s Mass: O God, who in this season give your Church the grace to imitate devoutly the Blessed Virgin Mary in contemplating the Passion of Christ, grant, we pray, through her intercession, that …

Several Updates

Dear Parishioners, Our Hands of Christ team is calling parishioners to see how everyone is doing. If you have any needs in the meantime, including emotional, spiritual or material needs, please call the office and follow the prompts. Pressing “0” allows you to record a message for our Hands of Christ team, and one of them will call you very …

Pastor’s Update

Dear Parishioners, Thank you for your patience and your support during this exceptionally challenging time. We need to make the best of the situation, even while acknowledging how difficult it is. It’s hard to stay calm when there are so many uncertainties. Please remember that you can reach a priest’s cell phone by following the prompts on the office answering …

Our Parish Schedule

Office hours: Phones answered 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  Priest hours: Priests available by phone, as usual. During office hours, ask to be transferred to a priest. After office hours, follow answering system prompts to be transferred to a priest’s cell phone. Church hours: 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week.  The Most Blessed Sacrament …

We’re Here for You!

Dear St. Mary’s Parishioners, St. Mary Parish remains open and will strive to provide for those who may require aid as a result of the local, state, and national response to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Our homebound parishioners, those in our community who are vulnerable due to age or health issues, and those who will otherwise be affected …

March 21st Farmers’ Market

The Winter Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, (or until the farmers sell out!) through March 28. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be outside in the parking lot of the school. These procedures have been communicated to the Anderson County Health Department. We will SPREAD OUT in the parking lot, keeping our social distance. …

Public Masses Suspended

Effective Friday, March 20th, the public celebration of Masses in the Diocese of Knoxville will cease until concerns over the spread of the coronavirus subside. Bishop Stika has requested that all small adoration chapels in the diocese be closed. All churches remain open for daily adoration, allowing people to spread out. “I do this with great regret but with prudence …

Messages from Bishop Stika

On March 13th, Bishop Stika issued the following procedural mandates for Masses in the diocese:   The faithful’s obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed if they have an illness or because they are older adults who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease; are individuals with severely compromised immune systems; and caretakers of anyone at risk.  …