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

December 10 - Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena at 7 P.M. in the church.
December 11 - Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena at 6 P.M. in the church.
December 12 - Rosary and morning serenade to Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Church from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Coffee and goodies to follow in the Parish Life Center, Daily Mass at 8 A.M. and Mass at 7 P.M. honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 13 - Giving Cabinet from 9:30-11:30 A.M. in parish hall.

for the December Lay Minister Schedule

for the Christmas Mass Lay Minister Schedule

CLICK HERE for Religious Education form & Calendar

CLICK HERE for Religious Education form & Calendar (Spanish)

Welcome to the website for
St. Frances Cabrini
Catholic Church!

We hope you take a look
the site and
find a home in the ministries
of our community.

Christmas Mass Lay Ministry Schedule
Monday, December 24th Vigil Mass of Christmas
5:30 P.M.

Lector: Michael McCluskey & Cameryn Blunkall
Eucharistic Ministers: Deacon Jim Dixon, Joe & Cathy Maggart, Angel Tecalco and Emma Stafford
Gifts: Religious Ed
Greeters/Ushers: Danny Deffendall, Frank Wilkinson,
Altar Servers: Eric Fung, Emma Fung & Will Bennett
7:00 P.M. Spanish Language Christmas

Midnight Mass at Midnight

Lector: Tara Blitch
Eucharistic Ministers: Deacon Paul Taylor, Mike & Marianne Russell, Tim Agosta, Gary Skaggs
Gifts: Bob & Grace Pack
Greeters/Ushers: Bill Walasek, Scott Schell, Bob & Grace Pack
Altar Servers: Abbi Agosta, Kayleigh Agosta

Tuesday, December 25th The Nativity of The Lord/Christmas Day
8:00 A.M. Christmas Day Mass

Lectors: Joan Ruch
Eucharistic Ministers: Mike & Betty Conroy, Volunteers
Gifts: Volunteers
Greeters/Ushers: Ed & Kim Baenziger, Terry Seger
Altar Servers: Volunteers
7:00 P.M. Spanish Language Christmas Day Mass

The Giving Cabinet

The Giving Cabinet served 21 families with a total of 53 individuals
during the month of November. Thanks to the generosity of the Parish,
each family received a little extra for the Thanksgiving weekend.
The Cabinet will be open on Thursday, Dec. 13th. The volunteers
will be Tina Spalin, Leslie Shugars, Joy Culley, and Carolyn Hepburn.
Thanks to all who help.


The Ladies Altar Society is hosting a holiday supper for women
on Dec. 6th at 6PM in the Parish Life Center.
We invite all women of the Parish to attend. Bring a side-dish
and share in the fellowship. Women of Saint Frances
Cabrini...taking a little "me" time before the hectic pace of
the holiday season begins!! We'd LOVE to see you there.
Need more info email the Altar Society at


Thank you for your generous support last week to the collection for the
Catholic Campaign for Human Development!
As a parish, we raised $ 1,467.00 to support those on
the margins who are living in poverty in the United States.

Knights of Columbus #9787
Breakfast with Santa

Saturday December 1, 2018
from 8:00 til 10:00 AM
at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
300 S. Tarver, Lebanon TN in the Parish Hall
Kids and Parents $5.00 each

Bring your Christmas List and a camera
Hope to see you there!


In 2013, a group of Christians set out to make sure nobody froze
to death in Wilson County. God blessed that effort. St. Frances Cabrini
has been one of 34 participating congregations from 16
traditions. Together we have provided over 5,000 beds and 11,000
meals to 400 friends. Along the way, God broke down walls and
built surprising friendships, and the lives of guests and volunteers have
been transformed.

Today, the leaders of Compassionate Hands sense God's call to expand.
It's not enough that nobody freezes—that's just a start.
We want to work with guests and community leaders to confront the issues that cause homelessness.
We intend to help guests get jobs, overcome addictions, cope with mental illness and secure
stable housing. To make that happen, we added John Grant as a full-time staff member in
October. His job will be to coordinate shelters and to develop mentoring and training
programs for homeless friends.

St. Frances will take up a special contribution for Compassionate
Hands on November 4. This will help cover the costs of coordinating and operating
shelters, including food for guests and gas
for buses. Plus, it will help with costs of developing the mentoring
program in 2019. For more information, go to

Parish Council

The Parish Council is interested in hearing from our parishioners. 
While there are many different groups that meet throughout the week,
do you feel like something is missing? 
What interests you?  Do you have an idea, but aren't sure
who to present it to or how to make it happen?  Here's your chance. 
We will be placing a "Suggestion Box" in the Narthex. 
We are committed to our Church and its future and we want your
ideas to be a part of the discussion. 
Help us create the Church you envision!

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 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of
each month from 6-7:30 P.M. at the Parish Hall

Tuesday Bible Study Group Meetings
Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Parish Hall.
Contact Kathleen Kissane if you have any questions 615-444-6756.

Panel Discussion

Bishop Spalding invites everyone to a panel discussion taking place in several church around the Diocese of Nashville.
He along with a number of experts in law and psychology, will discuss issues
and implications related to the Pennsylvania grand jury report which covered more than
six decades of abuse cases in the Church.
All invited to participate in this import discussion.
1. Our Lady of the Lake
1729 Stop 30 Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
October 4th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
2. St. Henry
6401 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
October 14th, 3:30pm-5:00pm
3. Holy Family
9100 Crockett Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
October 21st, 3:30pm-5:00pm
4.St. Rosa of Lima
1601 N. Tennessee Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
October 4th, 6:30pm-8:00pm

For information about reporting abuse and the Diocese of Nashville's Safe Environment
policies for the protection of children and youth, visit

Emergency Shelters in Wilson County

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

Emergency Shelters at Wilson County Churches

December 2, 2018 - March 10, 2019.

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

CH is gearing up and preparing for the 6th season of Compassionate Hands Ministry and will
once again be providing 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 will be cooked and then brought to
SFC to serve the guests from our Parish hall.
We will prepare and serve dinners on
Sunday nights at here at SFC in our Parish hall for 15 weeks starting on
December 2, 2018 - March 10, 2019. Dinner needs to be ready at 5:30 to be served
at 5:45. Host Church vans will arrive shortly prior to 6 PM. 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 one of his Homily’s, “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
by Sunday, October 8th.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 4th for a meeting for all volunteers.
We will meet at 9:45 A.M. in the church Brides’ Room & Cry Room. Groups/teams
will be assigned and handed out along with a meal schedule.

Coats for Kids

Personal story.
Last year was the first time your parishes Knights of Columbus Council did
the fund raising for Coats for Kids. We raised, with your, the parishes, help, enough to
purchase 84 coats. The Council purchased 96 and received another 7 coats as donations.
The donated coats were taken to Sparkle Cleaners where they were dry cleaned at no cost to us.

The Council left 14 coats with the parish and took 17 coats to the Court Appointed
Special Advocate (CASA). I personally took the remaining coats to Byars-Dowdy
Elementary School. While I was there they asked if I would help sort them by size.
The teacher that was helping called up three students to get their coats.
Before I could leave I had received two hugs from students and watched another
student ask “will there be a coat for my brother and sister”?
The teacher responded, “Yes, go get your brother and sister”.
Talk about a great feeling!

Just before school ended for the year the teacher came to me and said that out
of all the coats that we gave them, not one has shown up in lost and found.

The Knights of Columbus needs you, the parish, help in raising fund for Coats
for Kids again this year. There is a great need for these coats and as you can see
they are appreciated not only by the students but the teachers and administration
of the Lebanon Special School District. Not to mention the great feeling
I got watching these kids getting your coats.


David Thompson
Grand Knight
Knights of Columbus 9787

A Study of Our Beliefs

Click here for pdf on schedule.

We plan to meet in the Ashley House on Sunday mornings between
the 8:30 and 11:00am masses starting on August 12th. We will start sharply
at 9:35 and end at 10:45 so that those who attend the 11am mass can get back
over to the church! Coffee will be available!

For those who are interested, we will also spend August 5th and 19th
looking at how Paul answered Jesus call to “go forth” in Acts.

For more information, please contact Gen Riley: cell - 727-512-5441 or email -

Divine Mercy Diary

From the Divine Mercy Diary come vast gifts of mercy from the Savior
with a clear need for help to get His word out to save more souls.
It’s on our plate to begin study groups to help fulfill His will.
Join our group beginning Sunday, October 1st in the old church’s Sacristy
from 9:30-10:40 A.M. and for more information contact the group
leader Tom or Libbi Compton at 615-374-4054

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.

Kroger Community Rewards®

We are thrilled to announce and share our 4th quarterly rewards amount with you. It is with YOUR help and Kroger's help that we will receive a check for $355.47. We have 65 supporters (households - out of our 602 families) who shopped at Kroger between 5-29-2018 and 8-29-2018 and contributed and designated SFC as their organization. This is an easy way to help earn funds for the 'Reduce the Debt'. If you've not signed up yet, please follow the directions below. Share with your family and friends and they can sign up, too. Let's make it 100 supporters!! 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.

Please note….that our Organization Number has changed….NEW NUMBER IS FN342.

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 FN342) 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)

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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