Update dated April 3, 2020

In light of our Governor's stay at home order, the drive-through distribution of palms, missalettes, and candles on April 4 and 11 have been cancelled. The church does remain open 9-6 daily (closed on Sunday during the 11 am and 2 pm Masses). Confessions are still available from 5-6 pm daily (except Easter Sunday) and on Saturday 9-11. Please practice social distancing while at the church.

Please click on Fr. Baker's letter for a table listing of the Holy Week schedule.

The Saint Rose office is closed but personnel are working remotely. Phones are forwarded and will be answered Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-4:00pm and Friday 8:00am-12:00pm. We look forward to continuing to serve you.


The Saint Rose office is closed and personnel are working remotely. Phones are forwarded and will be answered Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-4:00pm and Friday 8:00am-12:00pm. The Church remains open from 9:00am-6:00pm daily (closed on Sunday during livestream Masses). We look forward to continuing to serve you.

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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

Holy Thursday Livestream Schedule

Apr 9, 2020

8:15am Morning Prayer
7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Bilingual


Tutorial for Office of Readings

Apr 9, 2020: 7:00am

There will be a tutorial on our Saint Rose of Lima Parish Facebook livestream on the Office of Readings on Holy Thursday, Apr 9 at 7:00am.


Good Friday Livestream Schedule

Apr 10, 2020

8:15am Morning Prayer
3:00pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord, English
7:00pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord, Español

Holy Saturday Livestream Schedule

Apr 11, 2020

8:15am Morning Prayer
8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass (bilingual)


Easter Mass Livestream Schedule

Apr 12, 2020

11:00am English Mass
2:00pm Misa en Español


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Pastor's Letter

Humble and Obedient in Charity

04-05-2020Fr. John Sims Baker

The governor has issued a "safer at home" order for Tennessee. I plead with all the faithful of Saint Rose of Lima Parish to heed this order and to shelter at home. The church does remain open for set hours, and the governor's order explicitly permits visiting churches. If you do come to the church, please be sure to observe social distancing and hygienic practices. We will continue to keep the church sanitized as well as we can. We will also continue to offer confessions under as sanitized conditions as possible. Obviously, we cannot accommodate crowds for visiting the church or for confessions, as these would violate the order to keep gatherings to fewer than 10 people. To abide by the governor's order is an act not only of obedience but also of charity for the welfare of others.


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MTSU Catholic and Young Adults

MTSU Catholic Students and Young Adults are encouraged to access the daily Catechism Content being distributed by the Office of Catechesis. To receive this content sign up for the weekly email updates on the Saint Rose website.

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

Online Catechism Class

Dr. Smith is conducting a live online Catechism class for parishioners. Two sections will be offered: Monday evening at 6:00pm and Thursday morning at 9:00am.

Those who are interested should contact Dr. Smith as soon as possible: bsmith@saintrose.org.

Saint Rose School Kindergarten Registration

Saint Rose School is now accepting applications for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications can be found on our website www.school.saintrose.org under Admissions.


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