|A commonly asked question in the office is, “How do I schedule a Mass to be
said for someone?” Perhaps you were wondering the same thing. Each Mass
celebrated at St. Mary is offered for a specific person or intention. Anyone
can request that a Mass be celebrated for a friend or family member, whether
living or deceased. One of the Sunday Masses each week is offered for all St.
Mary parishioners. (That means a Mass is said for YOU each week!) Masses
are often requested when someone has died, but can also be scheduled for
someone who is ill or even as a gift for an anniversary or other special
occasion. Often a meaningful date will be requested , such as a birthday or
date of death. These requests are honored if at all possible. In the Diocese of
Knoxville, the parish receives a donation ($10 is suggested at St. Mary) to
help offset the cost of candles, hosts, and other supplies used during the
Mass. When you schedule a Mass, you have the option of requesting a
notification card to be sent to the recipient or to his or her family. To
schedule a Mass, please call or stop by the Parish Office.