News and Events

  • Join us for our Lenten Penance Service on Monday, March 23rd at 7 pm in the Church. This will be a penance service followed by individual confessions. We will have extra priests on hand to assist Fr. James.
  • Nashville Diocese LEGION OF MARY Annual ACIES will be held at ST. FRANCES CABRINI on Sunday, March 22nd at 3pm. Anyone from our parish is welcome to attend. You do not have to be a member. It will be a prayerful ceremony in the spirit of Jesus and Mary. At 4pm a reception will follow in the Parish Life Center. For more info contact Suellen Simpson at 615-598-1840.
  • Next weekend (March 21&22), Our parish will take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection Funds from this collection provide food to the hungry, support displaced refugees, and bring Christ’s love and mercy to all people here and abroad. Next week, please give generously to the CRSC and help Jesus in disguise.
  • Stations through the Square: Lent has already begun and we are planning our participation in “Stations through the Square.” We have been a part of this evangelistic & ecumenical ministry for several years. It takes place on Good Friday, April 10th. If you would like to again be a part of this event or join us for the first time, please sign up in the Narthex or contact Jan Trahan at 615-444-0524 or pies
    Altar Society funds purchase bread, wine, candles, linens, and other altar necessities throughout the year. Support our efforts through your donations
    SWEET * SAVORY * HOMEBAKED * STORE BOUGHT, Bring us a pie, we will sell it! Donated baked goods may be dropped off in the Parish Hall -30 minutes before each Mass.
  • Join us for our Lenten Penance Service on Monday, March 23rd at 7 pm in the Church. This will be a penance service followed by individual confessions. We will have extra priests on hand to assist Fr. James.
  • St. Frances Cabrini Church Lenten Toiletry Drive
    We are in the first week of Lent, and being asked to go beyond ourselves out of love to lend a helping hand to others in need so we can focus more on almsgiving, and other acts of charity. Our parish is holding another Lenten Toiletry Drive which is made possible by the generosity of our parishioners. lend-a-hand
    How can you help with our Lenten Toiletry Drive ?

    You can help by taking the list provided, purchase any of these items and return them to church in the bag provided. These articles will be handed out through the Giving Cabinet for families in need in our Lebanon Community. Grocery bags will be available with an attached list of items after each Mass this weekend and again March 21st and 22nd. The articles can be returned to Church in the bag. Next weekend March 14th and 15th there will be parishioners available outside of Mass collecting filled bags at their cars, for you to drop your bags in, and they will be driven to the old church sacristy. Thank You!
    List of items needed:
    • Bath Soap
    • Dish Soap
    • Hand Soap Pump
    • Laundry Soap
    • Paper Towels
    • Shampoo
    • Toilet Paper
  • With the beginning of Lent, please consider attending daily mass, Monday-Friday at 8 a.m. You can discover the joy and benefits of starting your weekday with mass and Holy Communion. There is no cost, but the rewards are priceless.
  • Lebanon Church Basketball League – All Games at First Baptist Church- Lebanon Come out and cheer on your SFC men’s team. Tournament game is March 14, time will be sent when determined .
  • St Frances Cabrini Parish–Lenten Retreats. Watch the bulletin for more information and registration forms can be printed below. Lunch will be provided and registration will be required, No cost-Free of charge.
    • Hispanic Language Retreat – Click here for pdf 
      On Saturday, March 14th at SFC
      With Fr. Christiano Nunes da Silva
      From 8:30 A.M.– 3 P.M.
    • English Retreat – Click here for pdf
      On Saturday, March 21st at SFC
      With Fr. Joe Campion
      From 8:30 A.M.– 3 P.M.
  • Diocesan Engaged Couples’ Retreat: (Mar. 14, April 18, June 13, July 18, Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14), 8a.m.-5p.m., Catholic Pastoral Center, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville. Info: 615-383- 6393.
  • LENT 2020- Stations of The Cross – Fridays during Lent and will be led by a group within SFC. Stations in English will begin at 7 P.M. and Spanish Language Stations will begin at 7:45 P.M. All parishioners are invited to attend.

    • March 20th  –  K/C’s Fish Fry 5:00-6:30 PM
      Stations led by: Deacon Jerry and Worship & Spiritual Committee
      Stations of the Cross led by: Maria Rosa Chicas
      Hispanic Sacristans in the Spanish Language at 7:45 P.M.
    • March 27th – Soup Dinner Hosted By:
      Ladies’ Altar Society 5:00-6:30 PM
      Stations of the Cross led by: Youth Group/ Eighth Grade Confirmation Class
      Stations of the Cross led by: Hugo Garcia
      Hispanic Choir in the Spanish Language at 7:45 P.M.
    • April 3rd – K/C’s Fish Fry 5:00- 6:30 PM
      Stations led by: Genevieve Riley & RCIA Class
      Stations of the Cross led by: Deacon Hector
      Hispanic RCIA Class
      in the Spanish Language at 7:45 P.M.
  • Knights of Columbus 9787  FISH FRY
    From 5:00 PM till 6:30 PM
    In the Parish Hall- Friday March, 20, Friday April, 3rd
    Come and Enjoy Menu subject to the Chef’s choice – Donations only
  • Divine Mercy Diary invites you to come join us each Sunday in the old church’s Sacristy from 9:30 – 10:40 A.M., contact the group leaders, Tom or Libbi Compton at 1-615-374-4054.
  • Tuesday Bible Study Group meets from 11 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. in Parish Hall. Contact Kathleen Kissane 615-444-6756.
  • First Friday Eucharistic Adoration – First Friday mornings after the 8 A.M. Mass from 8:30 A.M.-9:30 A.M.
  • Compassionate Hands
    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 1, 2019 -March 15, 2020.
    Wilson County churches are working together to help serve for 15 weeks this winter. 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
  • Fr. James added an additional day to hear confessions prior to daily Mass on each Friday morning from 7:15 A.M. to 7:45 A.M.
  • The Adult Faith Formation group will be regularly meeting on Sundays in the Ashley House, from 9:30am to 10:40. For now, RCIA will be meeting on Wednesdays in the Church Hall from 6:30pm to 8pm.
  • Study of Our Beliefs For ALL Adults: meet in the Ashley House Sunday mornings between the 8:30 & 11:00 am Masses.
  • Legion Of Mary meet Thursdays at 5:30 P.M. in the Ashley House, please contact Suellen Simpson 615-598-1840 or Denise Smith 615- 516-0704
  • Youth Group – All 7th – 12th graders are invited to join Youth Group for food, fellowship, and fun. Most Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Parish Life Center. Hope to see you there!

Special Announcements

  • In the Month of February- Giving Cabinet served 10 families and 40 individuals. Thank you to the parishioners for contributions who make this possible. Volunteers are: March 12th Karen Dawson, Rae Zang, Lou Ann Hutto and Tina Spalin and March 26th Julie Colanero, Linda White, Joy Culley and Karen Christensen. Thank You!
  • A principal payment of $40,101.58, which is the total of all Reduce the Debt and Kroger Reward contributions this fiscal year-to-date, was remitted to the Diocese of Nashville on our building loan. That brings the new balance on our loan to $494,840.62. Thank you for your continued generosity!
  • BISHOP’S APPEAL UPDATE: Bishop Spalding is grateful for the prayers and support of the faithful of our Diocese and for those who have made a gift or pledge to the 2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Ministries. Please consider a gift in support of his ministries that serve our Catholic community and beyond throughout
    Middle Tennessee.
  • Giving Cabinet Volunteers: Next weekend there will be a schedule after each of the Masses for you to choose the dates you would like to work for the Giving Cabinet for the coming months. The schedule will located on the round table in the narthex area.
  • Lectors who prepare ahead of their week of Ministry can go to the church website, and link to
  • The Knights of Columbus would like to thank the parish of St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church for your support in our annual Coats for Kids drive. With your help we were able to purchase 132 new coats this year.  Also, thanks for dropping off around 70 sweatshirts, jackets and coats. Some of those dropped off coats went to Cedarcroft home and to other charitable organizations in Lebanon. We delivered 120 new coats to Lebanon Special School District and kept a dozen new coats along with some of the dropped off coats at the parish. So, if you know of a family that needs coats please contact the Parish Office 615-444-0524. Again, thank you for your support in this effort it is greatly appreciated.
  • All 7th– 12th graders are invited to join Youth Group for food, fellowship, and fun. Most Sunday evenings from 5- 6:30 pm in the Parish Life Center. Hope to see you there.
  • Come learn of the priceless gifts Jesus has bestowed and His roadmap for a closer journey with Him! Join the Divine Mercy Diary Study Group every Sunday between Masses in the old church’s Sacristy. Tom & Libbi Compton 615-374-4054
  • Holy Mass Etiquette Reminders: Our behavior in Church has an effect on others. In charity, we need to be sensitive to each other and provide a good example. Please use the Cry Room when needed for young children, and please enter and exit the Church quietly before and after Mass so people can pray in peace.
  • Do you know someone who would like to know more about our faith? Did you miss your First Eucharist and/ or Confirmation? Have you been thinking about joining the Catholic Church? RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is calling all men, women and children that are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith! We are starting our inquiry sessions! We meet in the Church Hall on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. Come and learn more!
  • Mass Intentions: It has long been a custom within the Catholic Church to have a Mass offered for someone who is deceased or for a special intention. The priest then makes it his intention during Mass to remember the particular request made. Throughout the year we have many Masses without scheduled intentions. If you would like to have a Mass offered, you may call Nikki or stop by the parish office during regular business hours (8 AM -12 Noon) or drop a note in the collection basket with your stipend. We make our best efforts to accommodate your request. We publish the Mass intentions each week in our bulletin. The usual stipend for a Mass intention is $10.00. Fr. James would like to see this tradition continued.
  • Religious Education Classes are 9:30 to 10:40 A.M.
  • Baptismal Preparation Class: Second Saturday of each month at 3 P.M. In order to have a child baptized at St. Frances Cabrini both parents and godparents will need to attend one of these classes. Baptisms will be after Masses only on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month. Please call Nikki at the church office 615-444-0524 to get registered for this class.
  • Brides & Grooms: 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! So don’t delay.
  • Altar Flowers – Parishioners can devote altar flowers as a memorial to remember or honor a loved one, whether living or deceased. The intention will be recognized in the bulletin. The Altar flower memorials will be available for the weekend Masses and will consist of freshly-cut flower arrangements. There is a stipend of $35.00 for the flower arrangement. Contact Nikki at the office to make arrangements for the weekend you would like- call 444-0524 or email with your date.
  • New Members – If you are new to the parish and would like offertory envelopes, please call the church office at 615-444-0524 so we can get you registered as a parish member.  We look forward to meeting you!

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….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)