40 Days to 40 Friends

Dear Friends in Christ, As we make our final preparations for the Lenten journey that leads us to Easter, I invite you to make this year’s journey one that will strengthen our parish by building friendships. There are parishioners you know well, parishioners you’d like to know better, and parishioners you don’t yet know at all. Our Lenten journey together …

Advent by Candlelight and Christ Child Shower

Advent by Candlelight December 1st @ 7:00 p.m. Virtual via Zoom “The End of the World, The Coming of a New Hope” Guest Speaker, Dr. Tim Logan, Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University Please register before Dec. 1 to receive the zoom presentation invite by emailing: stmarywomenfellowship@gmail.com   Christ Child Shower Baby shower gifts, gift cards, necessities for children up to …

Catholic Schools Special Collection

Dear Parishioners, Thank you to all who have contributed to our Catholic Schools’ Second Collection! If you have not done so, you still have an opportunity to make a gift to Catholic Schools’ Tuition Support. Each dollar you offer today will help a family to give their child the priceless gift of a Catholic education. With your financial support, help …

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 …