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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

Pray, Eat, and Mingle
Jun 23 10:30am

All Knights of Columbus members and their families are invited to Pray, Eat, and Mingle with Bishop J. Mark Spalding.


Parish Potluck Dinner
Jun 30

in the Jo Call Room following the 5:30 Mass.


Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Jul 7

Every first Saturday of the month the rosary will be prayed following the 8:15am Mass. Please join us to honor Our Lady of Fatima!

Baptismal Preparation
Jul 11 7:00pm

Baptismal Preparation Class will take place at 7:00pm in Room 117. Expectant parents in their third trimester are encouraged to attend. Call 615-893-1843 to register.

Catholic Charismatic Conference and Healing Service
Jul 13 7:00pm

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Nashville invites you to the 35th Annual Mid-South Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference andHealing Service, at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church.,601 Bell RD., Antioch, TN 37013.


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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Summer Church Office Hours

The Church Office will close at noon on Fridays throughout the summer.

48 Hour Adoration-Volunteers Needed!

Additional Adorers and Subs needed. Ever wonder what I am thinking? Spend an hour with me and find out?


PSR Registration Time and Teachers Needed

The 2018/19 Re-enrollment packets for PSR were handed out to the students on Apr 15. Please make sure you check with your child if you have not seen it.


Saint Rose School Registration

Saint Rose Catholic School is accepting applications for children 2 years of age through 7th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Spots are limited.



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