From the Pastor

Come, Holy Spirit, Come

05-24-2020Fr. John Sims Baker

It is wonderful and Providential that the preparation for the Solemnity of Pentecost is coinciding with the beginning of reopening the parish. We need the Holy Spirit now! As I have said before, I have no interest in "going back to normal." I believe that God has given us a chance for a new beginning. How is the Holy Spirit leading us to be the place of encounter with the fullness of Christ in this community? How is the Holy Spirit calling us deeper into a culture of prayer, of active discipleship, and of healthy teamwork? How is the Holy Spirit leading us from obligation to devotion? Let's be open and docile to the Holy Spirit. As we start to celebrate Mass together again, we notice that we are doing many things differently, and yet it is the Mass! I believe that the Holy Spirit is shaking us up for a reason so that we will listen and follow where we might not have gone if things remained "normal." That is certainly true for me, and I thank God for the challenge. One week to Pentecost!


Announcements and Events

ATTN: PSR Students and Families

Enrollment for PSR in English and Spanish for 2020-2021 will begin June 1. Those who register during early enrollment will receive a $10.00 discount. This year Saint Rose will implement online registration.

Further instructions will follow.

ATTN: Young Adults

The Office of Catechesis encourages young adults to access the Catechism Content being distributed on a weekly basis by email. In addition, young adults are welcomed to join the weekly online Adult Catechism class taught by Dr. Smith.

For more information contact Dr. Smith at bsmith@saintrose.org.

Positions Available: Junior High Science Teacher

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School is interviewing for a junior high science teacher. Experience and teaching certification is desired. This teacher will be responsible for completing the diocesean curriculum requirements for science in grades 6-8, as well as the sponsorship of the school's high performing Science Olympiad Team.

Resumes should be sent to Susan Akers at schooloffice@saintrose.org.

Saint Rose Food Pantry

The Saint Rose Food Pantry is available for anyone needing a bag of food during this unusual time. The pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Please call the church office at 615-893-1843 to schedule a pickup or delivery time.


May 28, 2020 - May 29, 2020: 7:30am

We will have Adoration on Thu, May 28 from 7:30am through Fri, May 29 at 7:00am.

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



Jun 4, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020: 8:00am

We will have Adoration on Thu, Jun 4 from 8:00am through Fri, Jun 5 at 7:00am.

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