Holy Week Schedule

by Lisa Paul on March 22, 2015

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, March 28/29 (usual Mass schedule).

Ecumenical Prayer Service, Wednesday, April 1 at noon, followed by lunch in the Parish Family Life Center

Wednesday, April 1, Mass at 6 followed by adoration until 7:30

Holy Thursday, April 2 at 7 pm (bilingual)

Friday, April 3, outdoor Stations of the Cross at 11:30 am (bilingual)

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday), April 3 at 7 pm (bilingual)

Easter Vigil, April 4, 8 pm (bilingual)

Easter Sunday, April 5, 10 am and 1 pm (Spanish)

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April 18 & 19

by Lisa Paul on March 15, 2015

Following Jesus Graphic

Living Our Faith Weekend begins on Saturday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. on the Knoxville Catholic High School/All Saints Church campus with the Following Jesus Conference.  Curtis Martin, the founder and CEO of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students will speak at the Knoxville Catholic High School Gymnasium.  As part of the same conference, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Diocese of New York, will speak at  1:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Knoxville.  Cardinal Dolan will also celebrate Mass at All Saints at 2:30 p.m.

There is no admission charge for the Following Jesus Conference, but space is limited and tickets are required.  Register now!

Conversation with the Cardinals graphic

Tickets for the Conversation with the Cardinals event on April 18 are selling quickly and the Tennessee Theatre informs us a sellout is realistic. All proceeds above expenses will go directly to our St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic.  This is sure to be an informative, entertaining and spiritual night—perhaps unlike any other in the history of our diocese and we want to be sure every parishioner has an opportunity to attend.

Both of these events lead-up to 11 a.m.  Mass on Sunday, April 19 which celebrates both  the groundbreaking for our new Cathedral and the  80th birthday of Cardinal Justin Rigali.

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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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Funeral Mass

Luke Shumate Funeral Mass

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 […]

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Lent

Lent Dates

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 […]

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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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