From the Pastor

Carnival: Will you say goodbye to something for Lent?

02-23-2020Fr. John Sims Baker

We may be more familiar with the French term Mardi Gras -- Fat Tuesday, but in many cultures the period leading up to Lent is called Carnival. That word literally means "goodbye to meat." We have a little relic of this banishment of meat in the abstinence from meat that we practice on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent. (Isn't it interesting that everyone from environmentalists to your doctor is recommending going light on meat? Maybe the Church has been guiding us well all along!) It is OK to celebrate a bit before Lent begins, especially if you intend to keep a good Lent, but keep the emphasis on your interior preparation. What can you say goodbye to that will help you to grow in the love of God and neighbor?


Fr. Baker


Announcements and Events

Backpack Food Bag Ministry

These items are currently needed:

  • Individual sized package of raisins
  • fruit and grain chewy bars
  • Chef Boyardee meal cups
  • Easy Mac envelopes
  • Hot Chocolate envelopes


Bring in Your Palms

Do you have palm branches around your house from Palm Sunday? These have been blessed and are sacramentals. Each year we burn these palms to create ashes for Ash Wednesday.

Please bring in your old palms and leave them in the basket near the water fountains in the narthex.


Calling All Bakers!

The Lenten fish frys are starting on Feb 28 and we need your delicious goodies! Please consider helping out the Awesome Bakers by providing a dessert during the fish frys. All goodies are welcome! If someone needs to do service hours, they can also help out at the dessert table.


Camp Saint Rose 2020

Summer Camp for ages 3 through Grade 5 throughout the months of June and July.



Interested in a small group for Lent?

Join us for Discovery - a six week program that will deepen your faith and help prepare for Easter and beyond!


Journey Home Meal Preparation

Did you know that Saint Rose has been partnering with The Journey Home for almost two years to prepare meals for 130 homeless people in Murfreesboro?

If you feel called to assist, please join us on one of the dates from 9:00am to 11:00am at The Journey Home: 308 W. Castle St., Murfreesboro, TN. 37129.


Kindergarten Registration Open

Saint Rose School is now accepting applications for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

Applications can be found on our website www.school.saintrose.org under Admissions.


MTSU Catholic

Upcoming events:

  • Sun 2/23, student dinner and Family Feud Night at the Catholic Center (6:30 pm)
  • Tue 2/25, Mardi Gras celebration (6:30 pm)
  • Thu 2/27, Q & A with Father (6:30 pm).


Saint Rose Food Pantry

A new approach to our donation process is being implemented on a trial basis in hopes that it will be easier for parishioners to participate. Each month will consist of two food items requested.

For the month of February, we are asking each family to donate one box of oatmeal or one can/jar of pasta sauce to the Food Pantry.


Divine Mercy Cenacle

Feb 24, 2020

The Divine Mercy Cenacle meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 9:00am, in room 119 of the meeting room wing.