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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

Youth Football Orientation and Sign Ups
Jul 22 12:30pm

Parents and players, it is not too late to sign up for the Saint Rose 2018 Football season.


Women's Ministry Social Event
Jul 22 2:00pm

Come join the Women's Ministry for our social event at Arrington Vineyards! Current and prospective members and their families are welcome.


St. Patrick's 164th Irish Picnic and Homecoming
Jul 27

The Irish Picnic will be held on Friday and Saturday, Jul 27-28 at Saint Patrick’s Church in McEwen, TN.


Baptismal Preparation
Aug 1 7:00pm

Baptismal Preparation Class is at 7:00pm in Room 117. Expectant parents in their third trimester are encouraged to attend. Call 615-893-1843 to register.

Wed, Aug 15 - The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - is a Holy Day of Obligation
Aug 14 - Aug 15

Mass times:
Tue, Aug 14: Vigil Masses at 6:00pm (English), 7:30pm (Spanish)
Wed, Aug 15: 7:00am, 8:15am, 6:00pm

What We Do as Catholics

About the Mass: The Institution Narrative

04-15-2018Fr. Joe Fessenden

Before we dive into the individual Eucharistic Prayers, I want to look at the middle portion that all of them have in common, the institution narrative, the consecration when the bread and wine truly become the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ.

From there, the Canon proceeds into the Institution Narrative and the Consecration. Nicholas Gihr, in his book The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, poetically describes this moment of the Mass:


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Summer Church Office Hours

The Church Office will close at noon on Fridays throughout the summer.

48 Hour Adoration-Volunteers Needed!

Additional Adorers and Subs needed. Ever wonder what I am thinking? Spend an hour with me and find out?


PSR Registration Time and Teachers Needed

Click here to download your registration form. You can also find forms at the gathering area bulletin board and in the Church Office. Please help us plan for enough teachers and materials by registering on time.


Help Wanted: St. Rose Catholic School

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School is looking for Extended Care Workers and a Part-Time Preschool Teacher in our 2-year-old classroom.


Stocking Our Pantry for Weekend Backpack Food Bags

The Weekend Backpack Food Ministry is now beginning to stock the Pantry for the preparation of the backpack bags for the 2018-2019 school year. Our first delivery of the Backpack bags is scheduled for Aug 10.


The Catholic Faith. On Demand.

Meals for MTSU Catholic!

Meals for MTSU Catholic! The calendar has been updated for you to sign up.

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Feed Our Fathers

Fathers Nick and Joe need our help in providing them dinners three times a week.