Join the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. for a great spaghetti dinner followed by an evening of BINGO. We have some amazing prizes, including a Google Nexus 7 tablet and several gift cards from local businesses. Your chances of winning are excellent and the proceeds benefit St. Mary’s church and our local Knights of Columbus council.
St. Mary’s annual Fall Festival was held on September 29 and offered something for everyone. The weather was perfect; we could not have had a more beautiful Fall day.
Of course, there was more than enough food, featuring homemade ethnic delights from around the world.
The entertainment was great and the silent auction brought some excellent bids on hundreds of items. There were dozens of games and activities for the kids and local vendors selling their wares.
Below is a slideshow of the photos from the day. If you are unable to view them (they use a flash player not supported on mobile devices), you can view the set on our Flickr site and also download them there. I also shot a few videos, which will be posted soon.
A funeral Mass for Mother David Marie of Our Mother of Sorrows with Commemoration of Deceased Handmaids, Oblates and Benefactor was celebrated on Saturday, September 21, by Bishop Richard Stika at St. Mary Church. Attending the Mass were several Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and women religious from around the diocese. A reception followed.
The following is a video slideshow from the Mass and reception. If you are unable to view the slideshow, you can view the photos on our Flickr account (see below).
View and Download Photos from Flickr You can also selectively view and download photos from this “set” in our Flickr library. Clicking the photo of your choice displays a larger image. Click the “Actions” drop down menu directly above the image then select “View all sizes.” Now you can choose the photo size you’d like and click the download link to transfer it to your computer.
On Saturday, September 21, St. Mary will host a funeral commemoration Mass for 41 Handmaids of the Precious Blood. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Stika. With gratitude to Our Lord for the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, a contemplative cloistered community of religious who are now calling our diocese their home, you are invited […]
While Robert Buffham may not have been well known to many at St. Mary’s, he was a special man who Christine and I were blessed to know in the final years of his life. Robert passed away at the Brookewood Nursing Center in Decatur on Thursday. He was a former marine who lost a leg […]
Bishop Richard Stika installed Father Randy Stice as St. Mary’s new pastor today at the 10:00 Mass. Bishop Stika was assisted by Deacon Jim Lawson from Sacred Heart parish. Fr. Randy comes to St. Mary from Sacred Heart Cathedral parish in Knoxville. In addition to his assignment as our pastor, Fr. Randy will continue to […]
St. Mary’s Fall Festival will take place again this year on Sunday, September 29. Volunteers are needed for various functions. If you’re available to help please contact either Rick and Kathy Porterfield at 865-228-3416 or Betty Gabbard for information.
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