St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
300 South Tarver AvenueLebanon, Tennessee 37087Phone: (615) 444-0524 Fax: (615) 444-3704E-Mail Us info@sfctn.orgOnline Donation
News and Information

Welcome to the website for St. Frances Cabrini! We hope you take a look around the site and find a home in the ministries of our community.

October 17-21 - Daily Communion Service at 8 A.M.
October 18 - Girl Scouts meet from 5-6:30 P.M.
October 20 - Ladies’ Altar Society Meeting at 6 P.M. in the church hall, and Hispanic OLG Committee meeting from 7:30- 9 P.M.
October 23 - RCIA and topic is ‘Places in a Catholic Church’, and Youth Group Meeting from 5-6:30 at the Ashley House.
October 26 - First Communion Family Activity Night from 5-8 P.M. in the parish hall.
October 28 - Hispanic Stewards of Children Class from 6-8:30 P.M. in the parish hall.
October 30 - Rosary led by the Legion of Mary at 8 A.M., and SFC’s All Hallow’s Eve The Great Pumpkin Festival from 4-6 P.M. in the parish hall. All children of the parish invited!
October 31 - Vigil Mass at 5:30 P.M. for All Saints Day
November 1 - Masses at 8 A.M. & 7 P.M.-Holt Day of Obligation for All Saints Day
November 4 - Eucharistic Adoration at 7 P.M. in the church.

CLICK HERE for the October Lay Minister Schedule

CLICK HERE for the November Lay Minister Schedule

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church

Advent - Christmas Program

It is that time of the year again and we are getting excited about this year's Advent-Christmas Program.
If your child would like to participate in any capacity:
Singing, acting, stage, sound or other area, please have them sign-up today or next Sunday.

There will be a clipboard in the carpeted area where they can do just that.

Practices will begin Sunday October 30th and Wednesday November 2nd.
The performance will be Sunday, December 18th

Ladies' Altar Society
Ladies Altar Society Meeting Date will be moved to October 20th at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

Bible Study

Are you interested in joining a Bible Study group at SFC?
Anyone interested, please contact Don Davis at 615-319-3356.
The class will be the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 PM in the church hall.

Taco Cuisine
Hispanic Cuisine Fundraiser Dinner

Hosted by Parishioners
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Dinner served from 5-7 P.M. in the parish Hall
Tickets: $5.00 per person

CLICK HERE for more information and the menu choices!

St. Frances Cabrini's
All Hallow's Eve
The Great Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 30, 2016
4-6 PM in the Parish Hall

Children of the Parish...Come Join Us!
Games, Food and Fun.
Costumes are optional.

Halloween 2016

Our Church Safety Program

is designed to provide protection for you and your children during services
and religious education. It is unfortunate that we must take such steps,
but I think you will agree that the world has become a more dangerous place.
Just a reminder, Five (5) minutes after Mass begins,
all exterior doors will be locked with the exception of our front door and kitchen hall door.
Get to Mass on time and in addition to these measures, the door at the top of the steps
leading into the Religious Education wing will also be locked five (5) minutes after classes begin.
Get your children to class on time to avoid entrance through our other doors.
Fr. Michael

Looking For Volunteers

We are looking for Volunteers to form a Parking Lot Team.
At each Mass we need the minimum of two people who will have radio communications.
A short one hour training session will be required.
Volunteers may be men or women.
This is another aspect of our overall proactive approach to safety for our church and church members.
If you are interested, please contact Nikki at the church office 615-444-0524
or for further details.

Compassionate HANDS

Wilson County continues to have homeless problem,
and local churches are planning once again to make a difference this winter.

Emergency Shelters at Wilson County Churches
December 1, 2016 - March 15, 2017

Wilson County churches are working together to help serve for 15 weeks this winter.

We are gearing up and preparing for the 4th season of Compassionate Hands Ministry and
will once again be providing a hot meal and housing for the homeless each night beginning in
December. St. Frances Cabrini has been asked again this year to participate and provide a
Sunday night meal each week over these 15 weeks.
Our meals which we will cook
and then take and serve at Cross Style church located on Trinity Lane, here in Lebanon.
Last year we had enough people who volunteered, we were able to divide up
into groups/teams and each group/team cooked once a month.

Just as Deacon Hector mentioned in his Homily this past Sunday,
"In the meantime, keep in mind that a humble attitude comes from the
heart. So place yourself as a servant of the community rather than as a leader
and immerse yourself in the spirit of generosity and you will be exulted".

This is just one of the ways to help others in our community.
This is a wonderful outreach ministry and promises those who volunteer will be truly blessed.

If you're interested in volunteering by cooking and serving,
please call or email Nikki at the church office 615-444-0524 or

Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 6th for a meeting for all volunteers.
We will meet at 9:45 A.M. in the church.

Diocesan Office of Family Life and Marriage

is sponsoring a series of four sessions on Pope Francis’ exhortation, Amoris Laetitia,
The Joy of Love. The focus will be on Chapter Four of the document,
Love in Marriage in which the Holy Father beautifully reflects on 1 Cor. 13 and St. Paul’s attributes of love.

Married and engaged couples are invited to attend.
Dates are September 6, 13, 20 and 27.
The location is the Catholic Pastoral Center, 2800 McGavock Pike.
Each session begins at 7pm and will conclude at 8:30pm.
Presentations will be given by a priest, deacon, and married couples.
Each session is independent.

You are welcome to attend all four or as many as your schedule allows.

Preregistration is not required.
For more information contact Deacon Tom Samoray at:

St. Frances Cabrini Programa de seguridad

Como ya he mencionado, domingos anteriores, estaremos implementando un Programa de Seguridad diseñado para proporcionar protección para usted y sus hijos durante los servicios de educación religiosa. Desafortunadamente hay que tomar medidas, pero creo que estarán de acuerdo, en que el mundo se ha convertido en un lugar más peligroso.

Nuestro Programa de Seguridad tendrá tres (3) niveles de protección:
1 - Un agente de policía armado con licencia y estará patrullando la parte frontal de la Iglesia para detener cualquier intruso antes de que llegue el interior de nuestro espacio de culto.
2 - Los que dan la bienvenida recibirán formación adicional para que sean más conscientes en la detección de personas que actúen de manera sospechosa y que potencialmente nos pudieran causar daño.
3 - Cinco (5) minutos después del comienzo de la misa, todas las puertas exteriores serán bloqueadas con la excepción de la puerta principal. Trate de llegar a misa a tiempo y evitar el "paseo de la vergüenza", como lo describió un feligrés.
Además de estas medidas, la puerta en la parte superior de las escaleras que conducen al área de educación religiosa también se bloqueará cinco (5) minutos después del inicio de clases. Traiga a sus hijos a clase a tiempo para evitar la entrada a través de las otras puertas.

Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de nuestro programa, pregúnteme a mí.
No se base en rumores y lo que dijeron por ahí.
Atentamente, Padre Michael

St. Frances Cabrini Safety Program

As I mentioned-recently, we will be implementing a Safety Program designed to provide protection for you and your children during services and religious education. It is unfortunate that we must take such steps, but I think you will agree that the world has become a more dangerous place.

Our Safety Program will have three (3) layers of protection:
1 - A licensed and armed police officer will be patrolling the front of the Church
to stop any intrusion before it reaches the interior of our worship space.
2 - Our ushers and greeters will receive additional training to make them more
aware of behavior/activity of suspicious individuals who could potentially cause us harm.
3 - Five (5) minutes after Mass begins, all exterior doors will be locked with the exception of our front door. Get to Mass on time and avoid the “walk of shame” as described by one parishioner.

In addition to these measures, the door at the top of the steps leading into the Religious Education wing will also be locked five (5) minutes after classes begin. Get your children to class on time to avoid entrance through our other doors.

If you have questions about our program, ask me.
Don’t rely on rumors and hear-say.
Fr. Michael

Giving Cabinet

Parishioners, thanks for all you doing by contributing to the Parish Giving Cabinet,
to ensure the people in our Lebanon Community are being helped.
During the month of August, 17 families were served, making a total of 65 people.
Volunteers for September 8th: Carolyn Hepburn, Marie Garafalo and Patricia Devine
September 22nd: Terri Clere, Ginny Trimbach, Marie Garafalo, and Joy Culley.
A BIG thanks to our volunteers!

St. Frances Cabrini Eucharistic Adoration

First Friday of the Month 7:00 PM
Starting July 1, 2016

Are you receiving emails from the church office?
Would you like to be on our email list?
If so, please email Nikki at with your email address
and I will be glad to add you the list to receive important dates and information within our parish.

Tuesday Co-ed Bible Study Group

The Tuesday Co-ed Bible Study Group meet every Tuesday in the Parish Hall from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.
Everyone is welcome to join us as we read and discuss the Readings for the next Sunday Mass.
For more information call Kathleen Kissane 615-444-6756.

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Kroger Community Rewards®

We are thrilled to announce and share our third quarterly rewards amount with you. It is with your help and Kroger's help we will receive a check for $433.32. We now have 56 supporters (households out of our 500 families) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2016 and 8-31-2016 and designated SFC as their organization. This is an easy way to help earn funds for the Building Fund Campaign. If you've not signed up yet, please follow the directions below. Share with your family and friends and they can sign up, too.

Again, we thank all parishioners for their continued support and for signing up and to Kroger for their commitment in giving back to our community!

Link your Kroger Card to help St. Frances Cabrini!
St. Frances Cabrini is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program.
Link your Kroger Card to St. Frances Cabrini and help in our fund raising efforts.

It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
1 - Create an on-line account at
2 - Add your Kroger Plus Card to your account
3 - Add St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (Organization Number 16517) as your chosen organization
Start helping by signing up today!
If you have any questions, please contact Nikki at the church office (615- 444-0524)
or Theresa Wiggington at 615-838-4859 or


Thank you to everyone for your continued support to address the growing needs of our parish.
It should be noted that within a matter of only a few months, we are very close to our goal and
could not have made it this far without the love and support of our community as well as the faith and fellowship of one another.

Legion of Mary

Legion Of Mary meet Thursdays at 5:15 P.M. in the Ashley House
Contact Susan Frazier at 615-449-5801
Anyone who would like to have the "Our Lady of Fatima"
pilgrim statue to visit their home, please contact Suellen.

Hospital and Homebound Ministry

This ministry is an important role in our parish and we want to nourish it with a more coordinated approach to our hospitalized and homebound parishioners
so that our Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion will know that we as a church are behind them in offering our prayers and support.

If you know of a parishioner who would benefit from this ministry, please call the church office at 444-0524 or
email Nikki at with their name and we will gladly contact them so that they can begin
receiving Holy Communion from one of our parishioners on the Hospital & Homebound Ministry.

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Spanish MassSunday Afternoon - 1:00 p.m.DAILY MASSMonday thru Friday - 8:00 a.m.HOLY DAYSVigil - 5:30 p.m.Holy Day - 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.Holy Hour1st Friday of each month - 8:00 a.m.Upon behalf of the Catholic community that comprises the parish of St. Frances Cabrini in Lebanon, Tennessee: I bid you welcome.
Within this website, we have attempted to make you aware of the many activities and ministries that serve not only the spiritual needs of our church community here in Lebanon but also point out our outreach efforts to the greater civil community in Middle Tennessee and the world beyond. If you have any questions or topics that you wish to discuss with us, please use our contact page and we will attempt to give you a quick response. We also welcome your comments as to how the website could be improved as we attempt to communicate the good news of the Gospel to those near or far. Rev. Michael O'BryanPastor
Saturday - 5:00 p.m.Sacrament of ReconciliationSaturday - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.Sacrament of Baptism
Celebrated on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact the parish office for details.Sacrament of MarriageArrangements are to be made at least five months in advance of wedding date. Call for an appointment.

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St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
300 South Tarver Avenue
Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
Phone: (615) 444-0524
Fax: (615) 444-3704
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