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 …

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 …

Arbor Day 2020

Many thanks to Cathy Lowden, Marsha Sega, Bill Hevrdeys, Lawrence O’Rourke and Tod Butz for planting eleven new trees along our walking trail for Tennessee Arbor Day 2020. Take a look!

Founders Day Potluck

The annual Saint Mary Parish “Founders Day Potluck” will begin at 6 pm in the Family Life Center, 317 Vermont Ave., on Thursday, August 22nd, the Octave Day of the Assumption and patronal feast day of our parish. Food should be taken directly to Columbus Hall (in the Family Life Center) by 5:45 pm. Please sign up at PerfectPotluck. The …

Follow-Up Forum

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I invite you to a follow-up forum on Monday, August 26th at 6 pm in the Social Hall, to review and reflect upon the special forum we held in August of last year. Last summer was pretty bad, at least for American Catholics. It was the “Summer of Shame”. First came public revelations of …

Open House

Saint Mary Parish has spent this year celebrating our 75th anniversary, an anniversary our parish shares with Oak Ridge. For our final anniversary event, the parishioners of Saint Mary’s invite you to join us for an open House on November 5th at 6 pm. Participants will meet at our recently remodeled Social Hall (325 Vermont Ave.) for a brief presentation …