Spring Open Forum

Our Spring Open Forum will be Thursday, March 14th from 6-7 pm in the Social Hall of Saint Mary Church. This is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss among yourselves questions, complaints, compliments and suggestions pertaining to our parish mission, ministries and apostolates. The Parish Pastoral Council later reviews the comments, and makes pertinent recommendations to Father Shelton.

Pathways of Belief Returning

Our Pathways of Belief series is set to return this fall, but with an expanded program. The first Wednesday of each month is “Catholic Answers Night”, a time to discuss your questions about the beliefs, practices and current events of our Catholic Faith. The second Wednesday is “Book Night”, when we will discuss our book-of-the-month. The third Wednesday is “Open …

Open Forum

Our next Open Forum will be Monday, April 30th from 6-7 pm in Columbus Hall. This is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss among yourselves questions, complaints, compliments and suggestions pertaining to our parish mission, ministries and apostolates. The Parish Pastoral Council later reviews the comments, and then makes pertinent pastoral recommendations developed from them.

Fall Open Forum

Our Fall Open Forum will be Thursday, October 12th from 6-7 pm in the Wardell Youth Center. This is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss among yourselves questions, complaints, compliments and suggestions pertaining to our parish mission, ministries and apostolates. The Parish Pastoral Council later reviews the comments, and makes pertinent recommendations to Father Shelton.

Summer Open Forum Notes

[Notes taken by Deacon John DeClue and reviewed by the pastoral council.] Fr. Shelton started the meeting in Columbus Hall at 6:00 PM with the Angelus. Lois and Frank Callaghan donated Our Lady of Oak Ridge Statue. Walt Bogdanowitz donated the Chapel Crucifix. Home Campaign · HVAC replacement is the most expensive improvement in the Home Campaign. · Home Campaign …

Summer Open Forum

Our Summer Open Forum will be Tuesday, June 13th from 6-7pm, in Columbus Hall. This is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss among yourselves questions, complaints, compliments and suggestions pertaining to our parish mission. The Parish Pastoral Council later reviews the comments, and makes recommendations to me pertaining to them.

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.

Last Week’s “Open Forum II” Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes for the St. Mary’s Parish Open Forum held on November 6, 2015 Meeting in Columbus Hall was started promptly by Fr. Shelton at 6:00 PM with a prayer. Men’s Retreat announced to be held Nov. 21 at the Tennessee Theatre. A Catholic Association of the Faithful known as the St. Vincent de Paul is to take over the …