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 …

Happy Easter!

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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 …

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 …