Happy Wedding Anniversary!

The members of Saint Mary Parish wish Maureen and Ken Fricke a happy 25th wedding anniversary, and Rodolfo López y Teresa Ruiz a happy 30th wedding anniversary! At Saint Mary’s, on the Sunday nearest a couple’s wedding anniversary, we celebrate the “Rite of Blessing on the Anniversary of Marriage” during Mass, which allows us all to share in the joy …

Council of Catholic Women Candlelight Event

Here are some images of the great women at last night’s worthy event. The table settings were astonishingly creative! The Council raised funds and collected gifts to benefit troubled mothers of pre-natal children, who are served by Catholic Charities of East Tennessee and Choices Resource Center of Oak Ridge.  Congratulations to the CCW on a successful event!

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 …

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 …

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.) …

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, …