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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

Saint Rose Preschool Registration

Dec 3, 2019 - Feb 3, 2020

Saint Rose Preschool Registration for parish members will begin Tue, Dec 3.

The deadline for priority registration is Mon, Feb 3. Applications must be submitted in order to secure your spot. SPOTS ARE LIMITED!


Annual Gumdrop Shop

Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019

Shopping will be available Sat, Dec 14 from 5:00 to 7:00pm and Sun, Dec 15 from 8:00am till 12:00pm. The cost - a smile and any donation.

All items are donated, so, if you have any new or gently used items you can drop them off at the church, school or preschool office.


Saturday Morning Men's Faith Group

Dec 14, 2019: 6:30am (weekly)

Saturdays at 6:30am in the Jo Call Room


Las Posadas

Dec 16, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019: 6:30pm

Saint Rose will be celebrating Las Posadas from Mon, Dec 16 - Mon, Dec 23 at 6:30pm in the Jo Call Room.


Young Adults Christmas Party

Dec 16, 2019: 7:00pm

Saint Rose Young Adults will meet to celebrate the coming of Christmas. Come join us for an evening of fellowship and free food. The Veritas Faith Group meets in the YYAM center directly behind the Church.



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Pastor's Letter

The Altar as Jesus

12-08-2019Fr. John Sims Baker

As the Procession reaches the sanctuary, the priest reverences the altar by kissing it. This might seem a bit odd as a way to reverence a piece of furniture, but that is exactly what the altar is not! The altar is the focus for the presence of Jesus at the Mass and so that kiss is a greeting for Jesus. Everything about the altar should be treated with the dignity we want to show to the Lord. The altar should be the focal point of the sanctuary. Even when the Blessed Sacrament is present in the sanctuary, the highest reverence is paid to the altar during Mass. One should never pass in front of the altar without bowing, for example. The altar is where Heaven meets Earth, when Jesus becomes present in the Eucharist. We should never treat or consider the altar as an ordinary piece of furniture. The altar is Jesus!


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Giving Tree

Thank you for your generosity in supporting the St. Rose Giving Tree program. All gifts must be returned to the church gathering space before or after the weekend masses - not the church office or school - NO LATER THAN DEC 15 by 6:00pm.


Backpack Food Bags

Will you please help to fill the bags for children at Kittrell Elementary who come from food insecure households? We need vienna sausage, Chef Boyardee bowls, Beanie Weenies, individual sized shelf stable milk, any flavor or brand, Easy Mac & Cheese envelopes!

Please remember to buy individual sized items and check that expiration dates are not close. Leave your donations in the food donation box in the narthex.

Do You Need a Christmas Meal?

The St. Rose Food Pantry can provide food items necessary to prepare a Christmas meal for anyone in the parish community who is having difficulty providing for his/her family.

Please call the church office by Tue, Dec 17, at 615-893-1843 if you or anyone you know needs help with food items needed for preparing a Christmas meal.

MTSU Catholic

MTSU Catholic is not meeting during the Christmas break. We will resume activities at the beginning of the spring semester. Please be on the lookout for updates.

For more information contact Dr. Smith:

More Confession Times

We are adding a confession time on Saturday mornings from 7:00-8:00 am while Adoration is happening.

We are also extending confession times for weekend Masses - they will all begin one hour before each Mass. Please be in line BEFORE the beginning of Mass.

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