Advent by Candlelight and Christ Child Shower

Advent by Candlelight December 1st @ 7:00 p.m. Virtual via Zoom “The End of the World, The Coming of a New Hope” Guest Speaker, Dr. Tim Logan, Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University Please register before Dec. 1 to receive the zoom presentation invite by emailing: stmarywomenfellowship@gmail.com   Christ Child Shower Baby shower gifts, gift cards, necessities for children up to …

The McCarrick Report: A Professional Response

The following is a message from the Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, an organization of laity, religious, and clergy working together to promote best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resource development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity. The Leadership Roundtable brings together leaders from the …

Resumption Update No. 7

PARISH MISSION: Come and join us this Advent are our Parish Mission!  Presented by: Sister Maria Juan, RSM, Director of Faith Formation, Diocese of Knoxville, TN.  A three-night reflection as we ‘prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord’.  St Mary’s Church, Oak Ridge: Each evening- 7PM to 9PM, December 9th, 10th, and 11th.  There will be Confession each evening at 6:30 PM (please …

Indulgences for the Faithful Departed During the Pandemic

DECREE issued Friday by the Holy See: This year, in the current circumstances due to the “Covid-19” pandemic, the Plenary Indulgences for the deceased faithful will be extended throughout the entire month of November, with adaptation of works and conditions to guarantee the safety of the faithful. This Apostolic Penitentiary has received many petitions from holy Pastors who have asked …

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español), our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge our pastors, lay and religious faithful, and …

Lenten Rewind: An Invitation from Our Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Thank you for your generosity and patience during these last six months. I’m especially grateful for our teams of volunteers who’ve made our resumption of public Masses possible, and to all those volunteers who made our modified Founders Day so special for us all. Please keep our dedicated teachers in your prayers as they …

God Bless America

Let us pray for God’s blessings upon our American republic: We pray you, O God of might, wisdom, and justice, through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with your Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to …

Death of George Floyd and National Protests

Seven U.S. bishop chairmen of committees within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued a statement in the wake of the death of Mr. George Floyd and the protests which have broken out in Minneapolis and in other cities in the United States: We are broken-hearted, sickened, and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being …

Crisis Update No. 13

The Month of Mary: To honor our Blessed Mother in the month of May, a month dedicated to Mary, the St. Paul Street Evangelization Ministry invites you to five, weekly, online “Zoom” presentations on Catholic teachings about Mary, presented by Dr. Brant Pitre. Each presentation is approximately 30 minutes long. Following the video presentation there will be a discussion led …

Crisis Update No. 12

Divine Mercy Sunday: In celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, you are invited to virtually participate in a Divine Mercy Chaplet and prayers with the Sisters.  It will begin at 3 pm on April 19th. Food pantry: The St. Joseph Food Pantry will open on April 22nd.  Hours are Wednesdays 10 am to 11:45 am.  If you have limited resources and …