Candlemas Day

Candlemas Day: The Feast of the Presentation Tuesday, February 2nd Candlemas is celebrated 40 days after Christmas, when Saints Joseph and Mary processed to the Jerusalem Temple and obediently presented Jesus to His Heavenly Father, ritually proclaiming: “With a strong hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of a house of slavery. When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let …

Christmas Mass Schedule

CHRISTMAS MASS: Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED AND STARTS DECEMBER 10TH AT NOON; click the “Mass Sign Up” button on the home page of this website to sign up): [UPDATE: there will now be two Christmas Eve Masses at 4 pm, with one in the church and the other in the gymnasium.] …

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 …

Message from Father Shelton: Sunday Mass Schedule Change

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Please allow me to update you on our ongoing consideration of modifying our Sunday Mass schedule. First, let’s review the progress up to this point. During our parish Open Forums held in October and November of 2015, several parishioners discussed the desirability of converting the three English Masses on Sundays into two Masses, especially …

Liturgical Schedule for the Sacred Paschal Triduum

(Note: Mass schedule during Holy Week follows the usual Mass schedule.  Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and concludes Thursday afternoon.)   The high point of the Catholic liturgical year is the Sacred Passover Triduum, which lasts from Thursday evening to the Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday evening. Though spread out over several days, the Triduum is counted as one, …

All Saints and All Souls

Mass schedule for the Solemnity of All Saints: October 31st at 6 pm; November 1st at 6:30 am, 8 am, 12:10 pm, and in Spanish at 7 pm. Mass schedule for the Commemoration of All Souls: November 2nd at 6:30 am, 8 am, 12:10 pm, 6 pm and in Spanish at 7 pm. Through Christ we on earth remain in …

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.) …

Independence Day Mass

Our celebration of the Holy Mass on Independence Day will be at 9 am in the church. Please note that this will be the only public Mass at Saint Mary’s on July 4th. In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one …