Pastor’s Update

Dear Friends in Christ, I thank Dave Duhamel for organizing our Lenten mission: “Conviction, Contrition, Conversion”.  Sr. Scholastica, OP, will lead us in exploring how the intellect, emotions and will help us enter into Lent.  See details and sign-up on our parish website. The teaching staff in our school is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and many of …

40 Days to 40 Friends

Dear Friends in Christ, As we make our final preparations for the Lenten journey that leads us to Easter, I invite you to make this year’s journey one that will strengthen our parish by building friendships. There are parishioners you know well, parishioners you’d like to know better, and parishioners you don’t yet know at all. Our Lenten journey together …

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 …

Virtual Fall Festival

Rather than the traditional Spaghetti Supper followed by a day of food, fun, and festivities, the 70th annual Fall Festival will be a series of events occurring between September 16 and October 31, 2020. Festival events will include both on-line Virtual Events and Outdoor Events that follow/exceed all of the recommended health and safety procedures to protect against the spread …

70th Annual Fall Festival

The 70th Annual St. Mary’s Parish Fall Festival to host a series of events for the entire community-and beyond! Kick-Off begins with Drive-Thru Spaghetti Dinner and Online Auction September 16-25th. In light of COVID-19 pandemic, the 70th Annual St. Mary’s Parish Fall Festival in Oak Ridge, TN will offer a series of events rather than a single day of festivities. …

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 …

Founders Day 2020

Saint Mary Parish will celebrate our 77th Anniversary with our annual Founders Day Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 22nd. This year our traditional BBQ picnic dinner will be provided by the Knights of Columbus (KOC) #3175. They will be preparing their delicious BBQ pork and chicken plus hot-dogs for the kids. RSVP required: PLEASE SIGN UP HERE TO RESERVE YOUR MEAL. …

Metanoia, A Journey with Christ into Conversion

Come join fellow Parishioners in the a 10-week study: Metanoia, A Journey with Christ into Conversion. Led by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR. Each of the episodes explores areas of our life where conversion is so often necessary. Join us for the most important journey of our lives, a journey of grace, hope, repentance, and transformation. Day: Tuesdays, starting May 19, 2020 Time: …

Crisis Update No. 15

Pentecost Sunday: We will resume celebrating Sunday Mass in the church on Pentecost Sunday, following the usual Sunday schedule: Saturday vigil @ 5:30 pm; Sunday @ 8 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm (Spanish) and 6 pm.  Please read the detailed instructions issued by Bishop Stika last week, and be prepared to follow these instructions carefully.  You will need to sign-up …

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the beautiful vocation of motherhood and the gift of life. It calls us to cherish the gift of life that we receive from our mothers and to pray for all women to whom God has entrusted life in a very special way. As we pray in thanksgiving for the gift of all …