Events for week of 2/22/15

by Lisa Paul on February 22, 2015

Lent Penance Service

Our Lent Penance Service is this Tuesday, February 24, at 7 pm.  We will be joined by Fr. Mike Nolan, Fr. David Carter and Fr. Jerry Daniels. “The confessional,” says Pope Francis, is “an encounter with the Lord’s mercy which spurs us on to do our best. A small step, in the midst of great human limitations, can be more pleasing to God than a life which appears outwardly in order but moves through the day without confronting great difficulties. Everyone needs to be touched by the comfort and attraction of God’s saving love, which is mysteriously at work in each person, above and beyond their faults and failings.”  Please join us in celebrating this life-changing encounter with the Lord.

Eucharistic Adoration

This Wednesday, February 25, is our monthly all-day adoration, 6 am -5:45 pm, Mass at 6, then adoration again from 6:40-7:30.   “Jesus has remained in the Sacred Host for us so as to stay by our side, to sustain us, to guide us.  And love can be repaid with love only.”  Please consider making Eucharistic Adoration part of your Lenten journey.

Stations of the Cross

We will have Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent at 7 pm.

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Luke Shumate Funeral Mass

by Lisa Paul on February 10, 2015

 

Luke Shumate, 7, of Athens passed away at UT Medical Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, in Knoxville on February 3, 2015 surrounded by his close family.

Luke was born in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany on November 30, 2007 while his father was deployed with the U.S. Army and returned to Athens in 2010. He was always a vivacious, loving boy that never met a stranger. He carried a smile that would light up any room and warm the heart of everyone he came in sight of. He has extended his friendship as an organ donor to help others in his true spirit as a lover and a giver, in his way of paying it forward.

He graduated from the Four Star Academy in Athens in 2011 and attended the first grade at Athens City Park Elementary School.

He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Jennifer Shumate of Athens, 9 year old brother Jake, grandparents, Paul and Sally Kessler of Athens, and Coy (Mervin) and Nancy Shumate, Jesslynn and Kelsey Shumate of Rogers Creek, and several aunts, uncles and cousins including Michael, Mindy, Nathan, and Keely Kessler of Athens; Scott, Courtney, Addi, and Jackson Kessler of Murfreesboro, TN; Shelly Shumate of Florida; Bubba, Chapland and Caden Shumate of Florida; and Derrick, Summer, Cameron, and Colten Shumate of Athens.

Receiving of friends will be at St. Mary Catholic Church at 1291 East Madison Avenue in Athens from 10:00-12:00 am on Saturday, February 14, 2015 with a Funeral Mass to follow and, thereafter, a Celebration of Life to be held at the Parish Family Life Center.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Autism Society of East Tennessee, 123 Center Park Dr. 211, Southgate Shopping Center, Knoxville, TN. 37922.

 

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Lent Dates

by Lisa Paul on February 1, 2015

Lent Dates

Lent is coming up soon—here are some “save the dates”:

February 18 is Ash Wednesday.  We will have Masses at noon and 7 pm (bilingual) with distribution of ashes.

February 24 is our Lent Penance Service at 7 pm in the church.

February 28 is our men’s retreat from 9 am to 2 pm.

March 21 is our parish family Lent retreat from 9 am to 2 pm.

We will have Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent at 7 pm, beginning February 20.

Fish Fry—our Knights of Columbus will be doing two fish fries in Lent, March 6 and March 27, at 5:30.

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Christmas Mass and Solemnity of Holy Mother of God Mass

December 7, 2014

December 24 @ 5pm  Bilingual Family Mass December 24 @ 11:30pm Caroling and Midnight Mass December 25@ 10am Christmas Day Mass     Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation) December 31 @ 6pm January 1st @ 12noon

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Special Masses

Advent Season Church Activities

November 16, 2014

Advent begins on Sunday, November 30th.  Several activities and special Masses are scheduled during this season. Tuesday, December 2, at 7 pm.  Advent Penance Service Monday, December 8 Holy Day of Obligation The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. We will have two Masses, noon and 7 pm (bilingual). Friday, December 12 The Feast of Our […]

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Funeral Mass

Laura Talmadge’s Funeral Mass

November 6, 2014

A memorial funeral mass will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 15, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Randy Stice officiating. The family will receive friends, Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 3:00-6:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home. Laura Byars Talmadge, 55, of Athens, died Wednesday afternoon, November 5, 2014 at her residence. She […]

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Special Masses

All Saints Mass

October 26, 2014

St Mary’s will celebrate the Mass for All Saints at 9am on Saturday November 1st. All Souls’ Day: The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed will be celebrated Saturday November 1st at 5pm, Sunday November 2nd at 10am, and in Spanish Sunday November 2nd at 1pm.

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Community

Fall Festival 2014

September 21, 2014

Come One – Come All Our annual Family Fall Festival will be held on Sunday, October 12th, 11:30am to 4:00pm at St. Mary Church Family Center 1291 E. Madison Ave. (Hwy 309), Athens, TN. 37303 An East Tennessee favorite – offering a variety of ethnic foods, live and silent auctions, live entertainment, children’s fun and […]

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Homilies

Homily for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 21, 2014

Readings   If the above does not work on your electronic device, the following link will bring the homily up in Google drive. Father Randy’s Homily

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Homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 21, 2014

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Readings If the above does not work on your electronic device, the following link will bring the homily up in Google drive. Father Randy’s Homily

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Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 21, 2014

Readings If the above does not work on your electronic device, the following link will bring the homily up in Google drive. Father Randy’s Homily

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