From the Pastor
16 Weddings - In One Day!09-15-2019Fr. John Sims Baker
Saint Rose parish continually amazes me, but a Saturday a couple of weeks ago really stands out in my experience here. On that day, there were 16 weddings in one big nuptial Mass, along with four baptisms and 12 confirmations. There were also five baptisms of children before the Mass, as well as almost countless confessions the night before.
How did this come about? The marriage preparation ministry of the Hispanic community reached out to couples who were not married in the Church, that is, who had not received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony -- for any number of reasons and with any number of complications. This ministry got to work on marriage preparation for these couples, as well as addressing whatever obstacles were in the way. A beautiful communion developed among the couples preparing for the sacrament and those preparing them. There was a lot of work involved, to say the least. In the end, 16 couples received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony as well as other sacraments that were needed. In all, the ceremony was three hours! And then there was a grand fiesta.READ MORE
Announcements and Events
2019 ACE Dinner
Sep 17, 2019: 5:30pm
Benefitting the Advancement of Catholic Education
Register for this event at www.dioceseofnashville.com/ace
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Sessions
Sep 17, 2019: 6:15pm - 7:45pm (weekly)
RCIA classes have begun. They are held every Tuesday starting with fellowship at 6:15-7:45pm in the Junior High wing (use the entrance on the north end near the main playground). There is no obligation to become Catholic. For questions or more information contact Dr. Ben Smith at email@example.com.
Youth Ministry Fall Kick Off
Sep 18, 2019: 6:00pm
6th - 12th graders, come enjoy a faith-filled night of music and testimony from Joe Melendrez.
6:00pm Mass • 6:30pm Dinner • 7:00-8:30pm Concert
Knights of Columbus Officers/Directors Meeting
Sep 18, 2019: 7:00pm
at 1522 Stonewall Blvd adjacent to Saint Rose
Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained
Sep 22, 2019: 9:45am (weekly)
Adults! Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:45am (following the PSR schedule) in room 117. We will be studying the acclaimed series Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained. Open to all adults - bring your coffee and donuts!