From the Pastor

Scope of Work

07-14-2019Fr. John Sims Baker

We have just about gotten all the approvals from the diocese to begin the long-discussed projects for the church. If all goes well, it looks like we will begin work by the end of the month. Let me sketch out for you the extent of the these projects. First is the long-awaited HVAC improvements to correct faulty duct work and to increase HVAC capacity, if needed. This time of year, the need for improvements in the air conditioning needs no explanation! As there is some old florescent lighting in the area of the ducts, we will be upgrading those fixtures with more efficient modern ones. Another project will be replacing the ceramic tile flooring, which was improperly installed originally, causing it to crack and to separate from the concrete underneath. This is particularly obvious down the center aisle and across the front where the floor seems to "give" as it is walked on. We have reached the limits of temporary repairs so that replacement is now called for. In conjunction with new tile being installed, a new "loop" for the audio system for the hearing impaired will be embedded in the floor. Finally, the old cry room/chapel will be converted into two confessionals and a vesting room for altar servers. Worthy and designated space for celebrating the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation has long been needed in the church. Although none of these projects is especially "glamorous," I believe that they will enhance our church in significant and needed ways.


Announcements and Events


Mens Cursillo #112 - Sep 12-15
Womens Cursillo # 96 - Sep 26-29

Contact Megan Hutchings at 615-414-6419 or thehutchfive@gmail.com


Knights of Columbus Summer Kick-off Meeting

Jul 20 8:30am

at St. Stephen Church

Knights of Columbus Officers/Directors Meeting

Jul 22 7:00pm

at 1522 Stonewall Blvd adjacent to Saint Rose

Knights of Columbus Business Meeting

Jul 24 7:00pm

at 1522 Stonewall Blvd adjacent to Saint Rose

Knights of Columbus Social Event

Jul 26 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Margaret Ministry

Jul 28 9:45am - 11:45am

in the Villa: 3007 Oakland - house across the street from the Christ the King parish center

for families who have a child with diverse needs, such as developmental delays


Camp Covecrest

Jul 29 - Aug 3

Open to all rising 9th grade - 12th grade


Retrouvaille weekend for rebuilding marriages

Aug 30 - Sep 1

Call 800-470-2230 or 615-523-0631 or email: nrv3043@gmail.com or visitour web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com.


The Blessed is She Shine Retreat

Sep 6 - Sep 7

at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville, TN

Fri 6:00pm-9:00pm; Sat 8:00am-9:00pm


Bethany Retreat House Weekend for Women

Oct 18 - Oct 20

at Bethany Retreat House, Dickson TN

For more information & to register go to Jean Heaton's website: Jeanheaton.com.