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Encountering the Fullness of Christ in this Community

We have resumed the public celebration of Mass at Saint Rose. The celebration of Mass is the heart of our parish's core purpose of being the place of encounter with the fullness of Christ in this community. It is wonderful to begin again! Dispensation from attending Sunday Mass has been extended through the end of the calendar year.



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The Church Reception area has moved to the Meeting Room wing behind the Church. Please enter through the brown double doors and ring the doorbell inside the reception area. The lockbox will remain at the front office door for drop off.

Church Office hours are 8:00am-4:00pm Monday - Thursday and 8:00am-12:00pm on Friday. Church Office 615-893-1843.

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

40 Days for Life

Sep 23, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign runs from Wed, Sep 23 to Sun, Nov 1. Please sign up to pray an hour at from 6:00am to 6:00pm.


Eucharistic Adoration

Sep 24, 2020 (weekly)

We will have Adoration Thursdays 8:00am — Fridays 7:00am

We must have 2 people to commit for each hour but no more than 10 people present.


Luminous Thursdays

Sep 24, 2020: 7:00pm (weekly)

Thursdays at 7:00pm during Adoration in the church, we will have a special time of prayer and reflection.


Saint Rose Women's Ministry: Picnic Social

Sep 27, 2020: 12:00pm

Join us for a picnic social at Arrington on Sun, Sep 27 at 12:00 Noon, and families are invited. Bring your own food.


Fidelis and Fraternus

Sep 30, 2020: 6:00pm

The first meeting of Fidelis (the option for middle and high school girls) and Fraternus (the option for middle and high school boys) has been changed to Wed, Sep 30 at 6:00pm.


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Sacred Music

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Pastor's Letter

Necessary and Urgent

09-20-2020Fr. John Sims Baker

These are the words, approved by Pope Francis, of Cardinal Sarah, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, on the need to return to the Eucharist. I think that many in Saint Rose Parish have this same spiritual intuition since attendance at Mass has been increasing. Whether or not there is a canonical obligation to attend Mass, we need Jesus! He is, of course, found most substantially in the Eucharist.

We are under a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass, but the dispensation is not without requirements. The dispensation covers those who are sick and those who are caring for the sick. It covers those at highrisk for complications from contracting the virus. It also covers those who are in fear of contracting the virus. It does not cover those who are not in any of these categories but who nevertheless choose not to attend Mass.


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Additional Mass Times on Sundays

For those families without children in PSR we are adding a Mass at 9:45am beginning on Sep 13.

There will be a for this Mass as well.

Backpack Food Ministry

We are in need of the following items:

  • Individual Envelopes of Kraft Easy Mac & Cheese (available at Publix, Kroger & Walmart (6 envelopes in a box).
  • Milk
  • Chef Boyardee Pasta Bowls
  • Apple Juice boxes
  • Slim Jims 
  • Protein Bars (10 grams)


Designate a Gift for Seminarian Education

As a diocese we are working towards our greater goal for the 2020 Bishop's Annual Appeal for Ministries. The Dinner to benefit Seminarian education cannot be held this year. You may designate your gift for Seminarian Education and help us to reach our Saint Rose goal! We are currently at 71% of our goal. We need YOUR help to reach our goal!


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.


MTSU Catholic

Welcome back! MTSU Catholic is a community of Catholic students dedicated to faith, fellowship, fun, and service. Because of Covid 19, activities will be limited this year, but there are still opportunities to grow together in Christ.

If you are interested, contact Dr. Benjamin Smith at or check us out on Facebook.

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