Time Capsule

To conclude our 75th anniversary celebration, Father Shelton is asking key groups in our parish to write messages for parishioners to read during our 100th anniversary. The signed messages from these groups will then be placed into a time capsule to be opened in 2043. Each group will describe how they experience life in our parish today, and how they …

Pathways of Belief Autumn Schedule

October 3rd: Discuss October’s book “Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life” October 17th: Pot-luck supper celebrating 60 years of Our lady of Oak Ridge October 24th: October’s movie “The 13th Day” October 31st: No gathering due to All Hallows Eve Mass November 7th: Presentation and Discussion: Who Is Saint Paul VI? November 14th: No gathering this …

Book Club’s October Reading: “Bored Again Catholic”

Our book-of-the-month for October is Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life. Author Tim O’Malley, in a series of reflections on every part of the Mass, challenges us to turn the idea of boredom on its head, calling boredom the good boredom that opens us to the quiet interior space where we can encounter God a sweet …

Message from Father Shelton

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It was great to see so many of you gathered together for our Mass and Parish Picnic.  Preparing for this 75th anniversary event was a major undertaking, involving months of planning and a lot of hard work by generous volunteers.  In a special way, I thank Diane Wright and her special events committee for …

Outdoor Mass 09/23 (N.B.: no 10 am, 12 noon or 2 pm Mass)

Next Sunday, September 23 at 10:30 am: Outdoor Mass and Parish Picnic. (!!!There will be no 10 am, 12 noon or 2 pm Mass on Sunday, September 23rd!!!) Main Course: Barbecue. Drinks, plates and utensils will be provided. Parishioners, please bring the following potluck items: Last Names beginning with A-E–Desserts. Last Names beginning with F-N–Salads (Potato, Fruit & Green etc.) …

Night at the Movies

September’s Night at the Movies feature: The Reluctant Saint. Maximilian Schell stars as “the flying friar”, St. Joseph of Cupertino, in this heartwarming and amazing true story of the humble Franciscan friar who literally rose to sainthood. In the impoverished village of 17th century Cupertino, Italy, Joseph s peasant mother convinces the reluctant Abbott (Ricardo Montalban) to accept her son …

Pathways of Belief Book Club

September’s book of the month: We’ll Never Tell Them—A Novel, by Fiorella De Maria. Three ways to order your copy: in the parish office, at the Paraclete Gift Store in Knoxville, or from the Ignatius Press website. The Pathways of Belief Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 pm in Columbus Hall. Kristjana, a nurse …

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 …

Founders Day Mass and Banquet: RSVP Now!

(Click the link below to RSVP) Our 75th anniversary Mass is coming up in August 22 at 6 pm, with Bishop Stika as celebrant and Fr. Chris Michelson as homilist, followed by a banquet dinner. The meal will be grilled chicken, pork loin, or salmon, rice, green beans, mixed vegetables, salad, rolls and butter, and desserts. Beverages will be water, …