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Welcome to Saint Rose of Lima

Dear friends in Christ,

Welcome to the parish website for Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Saint Rose is a vibrant Catholic parish with over 2,000 registered families and a great preschool and school, thus serving the spiritual growth of people of all ages. Our purpose is to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and to proclaim his love to the world.

We hope that this website serves as a valuable resource for you to inform you of the many wonderful aspects of our life of faith here at Saint Rose. Please take some time to explore the many great things that we do at this church and ask the Lord to guide you in how you can be more involved in serving him by serving one another. We pray that the Lord bless you and those that you love and that He grant you peace in this life and eternal happiness in the life to come.

Upcoming Events

When the Heart Cries, A Journey Through Bereavement
Apr 22 1:00pm - 3:00pm

at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville


Family Night of Adoration
Apr 25

We will have an hour of adoration and music along with benediction following the 6:00pm Mass.


Saint Rose Ultreya
Apr 26 6:00pm

Join us in the Jo Call room with guest speaker Kate Morris. We will have pizza from 6:00pm-6:30pm and then Ultreya will follow. Please bring your own beverage. Childcare will be available starting at 5:50pm.

Thank You Dinner
Apr 27 7:00pm

We would like to thank all RCIA, Youth Group, CGS, PSR and Confirmation Volunteers for the time and talent you have given our church and community this year.


Parish Potluck Dinner
Apr 28 6:30pm

in the Jo Call Room following the 5:30 Mass


What We Do as Catholics

About the Mass: The Institution Narrative

04-15-2018Fr. Joe Fessenden

Before we dive into the individual Eucharistic Prayers, I want to look at the middle portion that all of them have in common, the institution narrative, the consecration when the bread and wine truly become the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ.

From there, the Canon proceeds into the Institution Narrative and the Consecration. Nicholas Gihr, in his book The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, poetically describes this moment of the Mass:


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New Online Giving Page

You can access the page on our website: Click here or use your smartphone to scan the QR code in the bulletin to access it on your phone.

Weekend Backpack Foodbag Ministry-List Update

Our list is updating as we move to the end of the school year! We are but a few weeks from the end of this school year!


Saint Rose Food Pantry

The Saint Rose Food Pantry is available to assist Saint Rose Parishioners and those in our community having difficulty providing food for their families.



Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Join us 6:30-8:00pm on Tuesdays to have an opportunity to learn more about Catholicism.


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Meals for MTSU Catholic!

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Feed Our Fathers

Fathers Nick and Joe need our help in providing them dinners three times a week.