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St Mary's Catholic Church

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Address: 304 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3325
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+1 865-436-4907

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Serene and Welcoming

Although a Chritian, I am not Catholic. I attended a mass with two catholic friends while visiting Gatlinburg. I was struck by the simplicity but attractiveness of the church. The... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although a Chritian, I am not Catholic. I attended a mass with two catholic friends while visiting Gatlinburg. I was struck by the simplicity but attractiveness of the church. The music, although also simple, was beautiful and moving. After the tawdriness of the main drive of Gatlinburg, it restored the spirit to share in this celebration of faith.

Thank disheveledprofessor
Sale Creek, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always try to attend St Mary's during my trips to the Smokies. I think it helps me see more bears but that is just my opionion. It is a lovely church and has great parking. This weekend was Palm Sunday so we had a small processional into the Church and it just adds to my trip. You can just... More 

Thank I2261OJkarend
Orange Beach, Alabama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended the Sunday morning service. The mass was and always is the highlight of my day. The priest articulated his homily well and delivered his message with a gentle loving spirit. The music was beautiful with the piano/organ and a gentleman leading the hymns. The congregation could have participated more but that's what happens in tourists towns, we aren't... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never actually attended a service here, but I park in their lot when I go to Craftsmen Events in the convention center. They charge a small fee to park there but it is an excellent location for my purposes and is less expensive then the public lots nearby.

Thank Carie501
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely and Welcoming Catholic Church. Midnight Mass (Christmas) filled up very quickly. Located at 304 Historic Nature Trail Road (beside the Holiday Inn Express). Very brief walk if staying at HIE or even Courtyard Marriott.

Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I'm so old I still can remember when this church was not even built yet in the mid-fifties. Airport Road was deserted back then---nothing out there! It is a very nice Catholic church in this very touristy town. Very nice and relaxing inside. If you are a practicing Catholic, then this church is for you!

Thank mathgenius
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Love coming to Mass here. Look forward to it each trip. The priest always gives inspiring sermons. There is a beautiful statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the grounds.

Thank nancyjdolan
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's the only Catholic church in town. The others are in Pigeon Forge and Newport. The lot does fill up.

Thank Carl B
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very happy to attend Mass at St. Mary's this morning. Very welcoming. The priest from India was wonderful. I will definitely make sure to go there the next time I come on vacation.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

In spite of fires, fears, and flames Father Anthony remains a picture of faith and grace to all of Gatlinburg.

Thank Kathy S

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