News and Events
- Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thanksgiving is a very special time for all of us to be grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed on us. It is a time for us to be helpful to those who need help. The children in the Religious Education classes will be collecting for our annual Thanksgiving Food Baskets. Starting November 3, we will have containers in the Narthex & Parish Hall for anyone who would like to donate canned goods, or other non-perishable items to fill the baskets. We will be distributing the baskets of food to families on Sunday, November 24th. If you know of a needy family or are one yourself, please contact Jan Trahan in the church office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-k-Turkey Gravy Mix
K-Box Mac & Cheese or Rice
1st-Boxes of pudding & Jell-o
2nd-Canned or Fresh Sweet Potatoes
3rd-Boxes of Stuffing Mix
4th-Instant Mashed Potatoes
5th-Can Corn & Cream of Chicken Soup
6th-Vegetable Oil or Corn Muffin Mix
7th-Can Green Beans & Cream of Mushroom Soup
8th-Cranberry Sauce & Canned Peaches
High School– Cake & Brownie Mixes.
The baskets go to needy families in our Parish and Community. Thank God for our Blessing!
- Giving Cabinet: Thank you to the volunteers that served 12 families and 37 individuals during the month of October. Volunteers working on November 14th are: Barbara Elliot, Pam Jacobs, Rae Zang and Juliet Colanero. Thanksgiving falls on the 4th Thursday, so volunteer date is 3rd Thursday, Nov. 21st.
- Tuesday Bible Study Group will resume back on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd from 11 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. in Parish Hall. Contact Kathleen Kissane 615-444-6756.
- First Friday Eucharistic Adoration has been changed back to First Friday mornings afterthe 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 email@example.com by Sunday, October 6th.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 3rd 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.
- Fr. James is adding 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
- Divine Mercy Study Group – Join us every Sunday between Masses in the old church’s Sacristy. The Compton’s 615-374-4054
- 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.
- Next week our second collection will support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. More than 46 million people in the United States live in poverty today. This collec-tion supports programs that empower people to identify and address obstacles as they work to make permanent and positive changes for their communities. Learn more about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.
- Thank you to everyone who helped make the Ladies Altar Society Bake Sale a big success!! We had many tables full of sweet-smelling surprises – we greatly appreciate those donations. We had a crowded room as parishioners made their decisions and we had a smooth process for checking out. That’s a dedicated team we were happy to be involved with!! Thanks to all who participated.
- Diocesan Engaged Couples’ Retreat: Catholic Pastoral Center, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville. Info: 615-383- 6393.
- 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 1-615-374-4054
- 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.
- Attention, all parents and children. We are starting to plan our upcoming Christmas program titled “SING A SONG OF CHRISTMAS”. Please find the sign-up sheet in the narthex or the parish hall. We are looking for all children of any age to participate or help in any way. We hope to have another exiting and fun program. Any questions please call Jan Trahan at 615-566-3326.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your date.
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 www.kroger.com
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)