From the Pastor
Necessary and Urgent09-20-2020Fr. 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.READ MORE
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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!
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.
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.
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