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 …

Pastoral Council Candidate List Finalized

–UPDATE (October 17th): Elections will be held on November 4th and 5th.– The following parishioners have agreed to serve as candidates for the two opening seats on the Parish Pastoral Council: Michael Barnes, Paul Hight, Gail Ludtka, Bill Olka, Mark Pinchback and JJ Wilder. The Parish Pastoral Council is one of two advisory councils at Saint Mary’s (the other council …

There’s a Parish Committee for You

Did you know that Saint Mary’s has five standing committees? Each committee reports to the pastoral council, and together they help our parish leaders make good decisions for our parish. Take a look at these committees, and consider if you should be a member of one of them: Divine Worship, Physical Facilities, School Board, Hispanic Ministry and Youth Ministry.

Our Parish Pastoral Council Members

The Parish Pastoral Council is one of two parish councils with a consultative voice in advising the parish pastor. The parochial vicar and deacons assigned to the parish are members of the Parish Pastoral Council. Pete Souza serves by virtue of his leadership on our other parish council, the Parish Finance Council. Sister Marie Blanchette, OP serves by virtue of …

Parish Pastoral Council Bylaws

Article I. Name of Organization A. The name of this organization is “The Parish Pastoral Council of Saint Mary Parish” and is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It will be referred to as the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). Article II. Purpose and Aim A. The purpose and aim of the Parish Pastoral Council is to advise the pastor for the …

Pastoral Council Bylaws

With newly elected members of the Pastoral Council having taken their seats, and with new officers having been appointed, now is a good time to review the statutes of the PPC: Article I. Name of Organization A. The name of this organization is “The Parish Pastoral Council of Saint Mary Parish” and is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It will …