2014 Scholarship Recipients

by Lisa Paul on June 21, 2014

St. Mary Catholic Church, Athens, Tennessee believes a successful college or technical education can lead to better  employment prospects and can be life-changing in scope.  The St. Mary Catholic Church Education Scholarship Program provides funding to qualified individuals for secondary education to achieve these life benefits.  The students and families who will benefit from this scholarship will in turn help other needy and vulnerable students and families.
St Mary Scholarship Group Picture
Pictured are:
Joseph Pascarella
Carson Ford
Dallas Moser
Analise McCormick
Nathan Reed
Alaynna McCormick
Dallas Moser
Haley Ouellette
Father Randy Stice


by Lisa Paul on May 11, 2014


VBS Volunteers Needed

We need you again this year.  Please sign up on the Help Roster to let us know you are available and wish to help.

We welcome new volunteers – Virtus Training is required if you have not had it.

We are building our core team now, if you would like to join in the planning stages, contact Sue Granger at 423-506-7836 or sgranger at hotmail.com  or Holly Currier at 423-462-4198 or mcminnsenior at comcast.net



2014 First Communion

by Lisa Paul on May 6, 2014

First Communion was held both on Saturday May 4

and Sunday May 5.

St Mary Sunday First Communion

Congratulations to all who celebrated this sacrament for the first time.


Funeral Mass

Bill Kavanaugh’s Funeral Mass

April 27, 2014

Bill Kavanaugh, husband of Gail Kavanaugh, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. His obituary can be found on the Advocate & Democrat website. Bill’s funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, April 30, at 1:00 p.m. Following the Mass, a reception will be held in the Parish Family Life Center. Gail and family will receive […]

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St Mary’s Legacy Clinic coming to Athens

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 […]

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Special Events

Yard Sale!

March 16, 2014

Ready 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. […]

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Funeral Mass

Scott Gabbard’s Funeral Mass

February 2, 2014

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 […]

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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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Funeral Mass

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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