Fr. John-Vincent Rouse accepted the founding pastor role and set up the framework for the new parish. Original registrants for the parish totaled appoximately 300 families in July 1997. Weekend Masses were celebrated in the cafeteria of Oak Ridge High School and Wednesday evening Masses were celebrated in parishioners’ homes. Most parish organization meetings were held at Montgomery College on Hwy 242, in parishioners’ homes, or at the temporary rectory.