SFC’s Reopen Message from Fr. James
It is with an abundance of joy, we announce the return of the celebration of public Mass at SFC beginning June 1st with limited capacity.  35 households per Mass and will be seated as households and receive Holy Communion by households. Click here to watch Fr. James video on our YouTube channel.

Bishop Spalding announces that public Masses will resume beginning May 18th.
Click here to read more.

St. Frances Cabrini Parish Guidelines To be Strictly Observed through June 30th
With the ongoing risk of COVID-19 there will be several changes and we ask for your patience and attentiveness when we return to Mass in the coming weeks. Click here to read guidelines.

Click Here for – A Prayer Amid an Epidemic


We hope you take a look around the site and find a home
in the ministries of our community located in Lebanon, Tennessee.


Mass Times

Our Mass schedule will be the following until further notice:

Monday –Friday Daily Mass at 8 A.M., Wednesdays & Fridays Mass @ 12 Noon, Thursdays Spanish Mass at 7 PM,

Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil @ 4:30 P.M., Spanish Mass @ 7 P.M. and Sunday Masses at 8:30 A.M., 11 A.M., and 2 P.M. Spanish Mass

Vigil 5:30 p.m.
Masses – 8:00 a.m. , 12 Noon &  7:00 p.m.

1st Friday mornings after the 8 a.m. Mass from 8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

1st Saturday of each month 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment.

Celebrated on Sundays. Contact the parish office for details.

Second Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. Contact the parish office for details.

Arrangements are to be made at least six months in advance of wedding date. Don’t forget to schedule your pre-marital meetings with pastor; Also don’t forget, you will also be required to attend an Engaged Couples Retreat. No completion certificate, no ceremony! Call for an appointment.

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. James Panackal, CMI

  • Dispensation from Obligation to Attend Mass has been extended to June 30th by Bishop Spalding
  • Masses are being livestreamed daily on Facebook via the Carmel Center’s Facebook page and St. Frances Cabrini Facebook page.

    Weekday: Monday– Saturday Rosary at 7:35 A.M. and Mass at 8 A.M. follows
    Sundays: Rosary at 9:35 A.M. and 10 A.M. Mass to follow.
  • Please continue to watch our website, your email, Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.
  • No Church events until further notice.

Click here for video from Fr James

A message from Fr. James:
My Dear Parishioners,

We have heard from many of you and appreciate your calls, texts, emails and well wishes. We are all experiencing unfamiliar waters and feelings of uncertainty at this time, but we are all in this together. You are not alone. This pandemic has impacted our parish, our community and the world as a whole. We continue to pray for everyone who has been affected by this crisis.

Unfortunately at this time, we are not able to return to Mass. Bishop Spalding has extended the decree for the dispensation of Masses until June 30th. We ask for your continued patience and support as we all face these challenging times. Please know that we are committed to continuing the good work of the parish and Church at this time. There’s nothing we cannot face when we stand together with Christ.

We want to thank each of you for your continued support and generous financial assistance. Our parish is dependent upon your financial gifts to maintain our ministries at this critical time. You can give through our online giving, or mail your offertory contributions to the church.

We invite you to watch daily Mass each Monday- Saturday and join Fr. Shinto and myself in saying the Rosary each day live on Facebook. Sunday Masses will continue to be live streamed too.

Here at SFC our primary concern is the holiness, health and safety of our parishioners. We have heard from Bishop Spalding how he and the group assisting him have started planning for the resumption of the public celebration of Masses in the Diocese of Nashville. Please be patient and know we too want to return to Mass, but in due time. We will continue to keep you informed and connected.

Good to see many of you in our Drive Thru on Sunday. It was wonderful to meet you, pray for you and Bless you with Eucharist. May the Risen Lord keep us all safe. Also we greatly appreciate the wonderful help offered by many volunteers which made our Drive Thru very successful.

Join Fr. Shinto and myself in prayer for the repose of those who have died the recovery of those who are sick, for the strength and courage of all the healthcare workers and for an end to this health crisis. Know each of you are in my prayers and we are here for you.

-Peace & Blessings-

Online Giving:  A Secure & Convenient Way to Contribute to Your Parish.  Online donations may be made at any time from the comfort of your own home or any place with internet access by clicking here for online giving.   All Online donations are credited to your tax statement for the end of the year and you can change your account preferences and donation amounts at any time.

Effective immediately, Bishop Spalding has dispensed all the faithful of the
Diocese of Nashville from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, up to and including April 3, 2020. All public celebrations of Mass and all other gatherings are cancelled through the same date, April 3. We will continue to monitor the situation and may extend this time frame if necessary. Weddings, funerals, and baptisms may proceed in consultation with the pastors, but you will be asked to limit attendance to immediate family only.

Please Click Here for Bishop Spalding Letter

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop J. Mark Spalding has
announced that the suspension of the public celebration of Mass and other
gatherings at parishes throughout the Diocese of Nashville has been extended
through April 24.

Please Click Here for Bishop Spalding Letter

Please Click Here for Bishop Spalding Decree

We will keep you updated.

-Peace & Blessings-