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Fr. Shelton named dean of Cumberland Mountain Deanery

Father Brent Shelton, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Oak Ridge, has been appointed by Bishop Richard F. Stika as dean of the Cumberland Mountain Deanery. Father Shelton succeeds Father Doug Owens, who serves as pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Lenoir City and also as a vicar …

Father Brent Shelton receives NAACP Community Service Award

Father Brent Shelton, pastor of St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge, has received the 2016 Community Service Award from the NAACP for his work with two other Oak Ridge pastors in promoting a “Community Matters” public forum. Father Shelton received the award from the Anderson County/Oak Ridge chapter of the …

St. Mary, Our Lady of Fatima projects have future in mind

Parishes taking part in Wave 3 of Home Campaign are thinking ahead as fundraising efforts take place                           By Emily Booker Being a lasting, engaged, and vital component of the community is a lot like farming: it all starts by cultivating the soil and planting seeds. As part of Wave …

St. Mary Parish in Oak Ridge leads Community Matters public forums

Father Brent Shelton joins pastors at neighboring churches in hosting town hall meetings aimed at bringing city together            By Bill Brewer Black lives matter. Young lives matter. Police lives matter. All lives matter. As those mantras reached a crescendo around the country in recent months, the city of Oak Ridge …