From the Pastor


03-24-2019Fr. John Sims Baker

I want to thank the parish for celebrating with me 25 years of priesthood. As a diocesan priest, my priesthood is for you. I am most grateful that God has allowed me to serve in this way in a number of interesting and demanding assignments, most recently here at Saint Rose. After 25 years, I am still growing and learning.

The most important thing that I have learned is that God wants my weakness as His priest. Whatever strengths or talents that I may have are of no use to God. He doesn't need them. After all, He is the one who gave them to me. What I can offer to Him that He does want is my weakness and my need for Him. It is very difficult for me to embrace my weakness the way that God does. I want to see it as beautiful, as He does. My weakness keeps me close to Him, and by being close to Him I have something to offer you.

I regret my weakness if it has hurt or disappointed anyone I should have served better over these 25 years. Usually, I find that the people whom I am to serve are very like God in loving me for my weaknesses. I thank you.

Fr. Baker


Announcements and Events

Mass Time Change

The Saturday evening English Mass will move to 5:00pm beginning on Sat, Mar 23. Mass in Spanish will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm, with Spanish Catechesis at 11:45am.

Comenzando el fin de semana del 24 de Marzo, la Misa de fin de semana en Español será los Domingos a las 2:00pm. Las clases de Catequesis en Español serán los Domingos a las 11:45am.

Weekend Backpack Ministry

Thank you for continuing to support our Backpack Food Bags that help to feed public school children from food-insufficient households.


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.


Renovación Carismática

en la Iglesia todos los viernes a las 7:00pm

Para más información llame a Moisés Vásquez 615-785-3739,
o a Jaime Gutiérrez 615-450-2910.

40 Days for Life

Mar 6 - April 14


Stations of the Cross

Mar 22

in the Church

Fridays during Lent at 7:00pm

Catholic Men's Faith Group Winter/Spring Sessions

Mar 23 6:15am - 8:00am

Saturdays 6:15-8:00am


Adult Bible Study: Book of Isaiah

Mar 25 6:40pm - 8:10pm

Mondays 6:40-8:10pm through Mon, May 6


Parenting for Purity with Jason Evert

Mar 25 6:00pm

on the St. Cecilia Academy campus

Visit stcecilia.edu/ParentingforPurity for more information.


Conversion - Spring Speaker Series

Mar 27

at the Catholic Pastoral Center (2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214)

For more information or to RSVP, contact Joan Watson at joan.watson@dioceseofnashville.com or 615-783-0263