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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

Add Wed, Sep 23 - Sun, Nov 1

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

Add Thu, Oct 29 @ 8:00 AM - 7:00 AM (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.


Journey Home Meal Preparation

Add Thu, Oct 29 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Map The Journey Home, 308 W. Castle St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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.


Luminous Thursdays

Add Thu, Oct 29 @ 7:00 PM (weekly)

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


Irish Information Sessions

Add Fri, Oct 30

Father Ryan will host its Irish Information Series, four weekly, virtual sessions beginning Fri, Oct 30. Each session will discuss a different area of the Father Ryan experience pertinent to prospective Father Ryan families.



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Pastor's Letter

Showing Gratitude on Priesthood Sunday

10-25-2020Fr. John Sims Baker

One of the things that has helped me not only to get through Covidtime but actually to thrive spiritually is gratitude. I am so grateful for so much! I think that among the greatest blessings that I am thankful for are our two parochial vicars, Fr. Edwuin Cardona and Fr. Juan Carlos GarcíaMendoza! They are so talented and hardworking, filled with love for God and for you, His people. They help me in so many ways and put up with me! I am grateful also to Bishop Spalding for entrusting these two young priests to our parish. Where would we be without them?

These thoughts of gratitude are a good reflection for Priesthood Sunday. We have the opportunity to put our gratitude into action by the offering this weekend for the Seminarian Education Fund, a part of the Bishop's Appeal for Ministries. We stand at 75% of our goal. It would be amazing if we could push ourselves to the top. (This year, we actually have to make our goal or face a penalty.) Both of our parochial vicars have recently benefited from the Seminarian Education Fund. This is thus a very direct way to express gratitude to the bishop for these priests (and to take a little pressure off your pastor) as we move to the goal.


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Backpack Food Ministry

We are in need of the following items: 

  • Shelfstable milk
  • Chef Boyardee Pasta Bowls 
  • Beanie Weenie individual cans 
  • Raisins in individual boxes 
  • Instant Hot Chocolate packets 
  • Vienna sausages


MTSU Catholic

MTSU outdoor event coming soon! MTSU Catholic is a student community of faith and fellowship. Currently finalizing plans for an outdoor excursion for fun and prayer. Details TBA.


Saint Rose Food Pantry

The Pantry is currently in need of the following non perishable food items: canned vegetables: carrots, corn, diced tomatoes, green beans, mixed vegetables, peas, canned fruit -all types, canned or dried milk.


Thanksgiving Meal

Please call the church office by Wed, Nov 18, at 615-893-1843 if you or anyone you know needs help with food items needed for a Thanksgiving meal.


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