St Mary’s Legacy Clinic coming to Athens

by Lisa Paul on April 13, 2014

St. Mary Legacy Clinic, Mobile Unit, will start coming to Athens on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except Holy Thursday.) It is a free clinic and all are welcome. For more information on how the clinic works, the video should answer many of your questions. The clinic will be held at the Senior Center located at 205 McMinn Avenue, Athens, TN. For more information, call the Senior Center at (423) 745-6830.

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic from Bill Brewer on Vimeo.

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Yard Sale!

by Scott on March 16, 2014

yard-saleReady for a little Spring cleaning? De-clutter & help raise money for the needs of St. Mary parish families. Donations of the following items are requested: household, furniture, good condition toys and clothes, sports equipment and outdoor items.

Drop off weekend will be March 29th & 30th after Mass in the Parish Family Life Center. Additional days will be April 1st 5pm – 7pm, April 2nd & 3rd from 9am – 2 pm. If we gather enough sale items we may do a pre-sale Friday April 4th from 5pm – 7pm look to the bulletin for more info. Ladies of Charity thank you for your support. For additional information contact Holly Gates at 423-507-5899.

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Scott Gabbard’s Funeral Mass

by Scott on February 2, 2014

Scott Gabbard (1)Scott Gabbard, husband of Betty Gabbard, passed away on Tuesday, January 28. Scott was a key contributor to our new Parish Family Life Center, installing the telephone and internet systems. He was a familiar, smiling face around the parish and was confirmed as a Catholic less than a week before his passing.

Scott’s funeral Mass will be held Monday, February 3, at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Cummins presiding. Following the interment at McMinn Memory Gardens, a reception will be held in the Parish Family Life Center.

Eternal rest grant unto Scott, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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Funeral Mass

Gene Robinson’s Funeral Mass

January 26, 2014

Gene Robinson’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 28, at 11:00 at St. Mary Church. Fr. Michael Cummins will preside at the Mass. Gene passed away on Friday. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Smith Funeral Home. Gene and his wife Ruth are long-time members of St. Mary. Ruth shared a […]

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Leon Vojtech’s Funeral Mass

January 8, 2014

St. Mary has lost a wonderful parishioner. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Leon Vojtech who passed away peacefully last night. Leon’s funeral Mass will be held Monday, January 13, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church. Family and friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Laycock-Hobb funeral home in Athens. There will be a rosary […]

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Adult Education

Catholicism Adult Study

January 3, 2014

The highly acclaimed Catholicism series by Fr. Robert Barron will be the basis for a new adult study group beginning on Wednesday, January 29 and continuing through Lent. All parishioners are encouraged to attend one of the two weekly sessions. We will have a group meeting in the afternoon and another in the evening for […]

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Knights of Columbus

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 16, 2013

This year’s celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe was again very special at St. Mary’s. The icon of Our Lady was with us once again this year, although just for the feast day itself. Last year we had the icon with us for nearly a week. A procession led by the Knights […]

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Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo

October 28, 2013

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 […]

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Community

Fall Festival 2013 Had Something for Everyone

October 9, 2013

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 […]

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Bishop Stika

Handmaids Funeral Mass Photos

September 28, 2013

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 […]

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Bishop Stika

Funeral for the 41 Deceased Handmaids of the Precious Blood

September 12, 2013

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 […]

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Robert Buffham Funeral Arrangements

September 6, 2013

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 […]

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Bishop Stika

Fr. Randy Stice Installed as Pastor

August 25, 2013

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 […]

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Community

Mark Your Calendar for the Fall Festival!

August 7, 2013

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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Special Events

VBS Gets Off to a Powerful Start!

July 21, 2013

Vacation Bible School at St. Mary’s launched today and it was POWERFUL! This year’s program is called “Power Lab” and it emphasizes the power of Jesus in our lives. Fr. Randy kicked things off at the 10:00 bilingual Mass as he invited the children to the front to help him with his homily. Nearly 20 […]

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Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Officers Installed

July 20, 2013

On Thursday, July 18, 2013, the new officers for Knights of Columbus Council 8396 were installed at St. Mary’s. Dale Foust, District Deputy, assisted by our pastor, Fr. Randy Stice, installed the officers. To view the photos below, simply hover over each small image to display it as a larger image. Click on any image to […]

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Community

Interview with our New Pastor

July 11, 2013

I had the pleasure of interviewing our new pastor yesterday. Fr. Randy Stice spent about 18 minutes with me in front of the camera where he shared a great deal of information about his background and experience. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed doing the interview! If you have problems […]

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