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Welcome from Rev. Nicholas M. Allen

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

Jan 9

Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Join us 6:30-8:00pm on Tuesdays.


Business Meeting
Jan 21 7:00pm

at Stonewall House

Soup and Chili Cook-Off
Jan 27 6:30pm

Prizes will be awarded for best chili, best soup, and best youth (chili or soup for entrants under 16).


Father Ryan's 39th Legacy Gala
Feb 3

The 2018 Father Ryan Legacy Gala will honor "90 Years of the Performing Arts".


Three to get Married Retreat for Engaged Couples
Feb 9

Newly engaged? Join us for Three to Get Married, to be held Feb 9-11, and lay a firm foundation for a strong, happy, Christ-centered marriage.


What We Do as Catholics

About the Mass: Entrance Procession & Introductory Rites

12-31-2017Fr. Joe Fessenden

Note: This is the third installment of a series Fr. Joe is writing on the history of the Mass and what's going on when we do what we do as Catholics. Some of these things you will already know. Some will be new. We invite you to read all of them, because, even if you have heard them before, it's a good refresher as we start a new liturgical year. These will be posted and archived here.

Part 3: Entrance Procession

When the time has come for Mass to begin, we, at Saint Rose, hear the Entrance Antiphon from the Missal then participate in the entrance chant or hymn. The entrance procession is led by the cross since Jesus is meant to lead all Christians through life. If we use incense at the Mass, the incense prepares the way for Jesus by going before him. Usually, there will be two candles flanking the processional crucifix symbolizing Christ as the light of the world. The other ministers who are to serve at the altar follow the Crucifix.


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Saint Rose Food Pantry

The Saint Rose Food Pantry is available to assist Saint Rose Parishioners and those in our community having difficulty providing food for their families.


Weekend Backpack Foodbag Ministry

We try to provide an extra bag of food items during holiday and seasonal school breaks when the children will not be able to obtain their breakfasts and lunches in school.


Having Trouble Hearing at Mass?

We have a new system available to make it easier for you to hear.


Cathechesis of the Good Shepherd Training

One Saturday a month from 9:00am-4:00pm, Aug-Apr.


Saint Rose School and Preschool Registration

Registration has begun for parish families wanting to enroll their child(ren) for the 2018-2019 school year. Deadline is Wed, Jan 31.


The Catholic Faith. On Demand.


We are extending Adoration hours. Spend one hour with Our Lord.

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Feed Our Fathers

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