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Dear Parishioners,
It is with great joy that I announce that the public celebration of the Mass will resume on Monday, May 18 and share with you the details developed with a team of parishioners to resume public celebration of the Mass. I have missed you more than words can express. As we return to celebrating Mass together, I ask for your patience and understanding. The risk of Covid19 remains significant, especially for seniors and people with underlying health conditions. Therefore, it is imperative that we be respectful of the norms and guidelines set forth by health care professionals regarding social distancing. In order for us to embrace the responsibility of protecting the health and well-being of all of our community, we have to make difficult and possibly uncomfortable adjustments. We will not be able to attend Mass as we had before Covid19 if we are going to protect each other and ourselves. 

It is very important that you remember the dispensation from Sunday obligatory attendance at Mass has been extended to June 30th. Bishop Spalding reminded us in his letter to the Faithful May 7, 2020: 

“The Dispensation from Sunday Mass remains in effect through June 30th. Those who have an active illness (including infection, flare of a chronic illness, etc.) anyone over the age of 65, those with a history of heart failure, lung disease, diabetes, ongoing malignancy, any immunosuppressive disorder, those on steroids or other immunosuppressive medications, those who have been advised by a health care professional not to attend Mass, and those who live with anyone with any health vulnerability, are strongly encouraged to remain at home at this time and refrain from attending Mass. Additionally, anyone who is worried that attending Mass would add undue stress or jeopardize their health or the health of a person with whom they live, are also encouraged to remain at home.”

During this time, we will need your help more than ever. I ask that you please consider ways in which you can volunteer and share your gifts and talents in addition to your financial support. The changes that are necessary during this time of social distancing have produced many opportunities for people to share their many gifts and talents. 

The guidelines for celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will remain in place until I, in consultation with the diocesan and parish teams, deem that they can be altered or suspended. 

To be in compliance with social distancing guidelines, there will be necessary changes in the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. I have temporarily suspended all liturgical music. There is a limit to how many people can be in the Church at the same time, and everyone is strongly encouraged to bring and wear a mask. Seating will not be as it was before Covid19; therefore, you may not be able to sit in the place where you may have sat in the past. As your Pastor, it has always been a joy to look out and see you, knowing just where to look to find so many of you or make eye contact with you. This will be a difficult adjustment for me as well as for you.

There will be signs in strategic places on and near the church to help guide you. To maintain social distancing, we ask that you arrive at least 20 to 40 minutes early so that ushers can seat you. Please follow the signs as you approach the Church. I ask that only those who have a physical need use the side doors. Everyone else should enter through the front doors on Graylynn Drive. It will be important that you follow the ushers’ directions in maintaining social distancing. At the end of Mass, remain in your place until an usher comes to lead you out; further, we ask that you promptly leave when the usher comes to you. Per Bishop Spaldings’ guidelines to pastors, bulletins will be distributed after Mass. The newly established cleaning ministry will clean the church after each Mass.

One silver lining to the social distancing is that I or a deacon will come to you to distribute the Holy Eucharist. This may take a few minutes longer, but it will allow us to maintain social distance guidelines during the reception of the Holy Eucharist. As I approach you, if you are wearing a mask, please remove it from your mouth to ensure reverent reception of the Holy Eucharist.

Even though we encourage you to continue to carry hand sanitizer with you and use it whenever you touch surfaces, there will be hand sanitizer in strategic locations to make it easily available for you to use. Also, members of the cleaning ministry will wash all of the pews after each Mass. In each pew, there will be a two-sided laminated card. One side will be green, and the other side will be red. When you enter the pew, the green side will be showing. We ask that you turn the card over to the red side to assist the cleaning crew. Even though all pews will be wiped down, the cleaning crew will give extra attention to the ones that have the red side of the card showing.

You will now be required to register for Mass as we must limit the number of parishioners in the Church in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Thank you in advance for your flexibility if you are asked to attend Mass at a different time than you have in the past. Please visit our website at or our Facebook page to register. For those who do not have internet access, we politely ask that a family member make your reservation. Church volunteers will be placing a limited number of phone calls to those who we are aware of that do not have internet access. If you have not updated your records in the past month, we ask that you call the Church office at (615) 889-4065 and do so as soon as possible. 

I am so grateful to those who have been able to continue contributing to the support of the parish during this time. While I realize that this is a time of great uncertainty, I ask that everyone who is able to financially support prayerfully consider giving that support to the parish. We have been without the public celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for two months, which means that the parish income has drastically decreased while bills have continued to accrue. I am deeply grateful for your generous support. It is needed now more than ever.

You remain in my daily prayers. I am looking forward to gathering with you and celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for and with you.


In Christ,
Father Steiner


Click here to make your reservation
for the Mass time you'd like to attend.

Holy Rosary
Catholic Church Schedule

May 17 - May 24

Monday - Friday
Church Open 8am - 8pm

Daily Mass 8:00 am 

Office Hours 10am - 2pm 

Adoration 6:00 - 7:30pm  

Drive-Thru Outdoor Confession 6:15 - 7:30pm

Drive-Thru Outdoor Confession 3:00-5:00 pm 
5:30 pm Mass

8:30am Mass and
11:00 am Mass 

Rev. Dan Steiner, Pastor
615-889-4065 ext. 205
Deacon Wayne Gregory
Deacon Mike Wilkins
Mrs. Cyndi Anderson 
Parish Secretary
615-889-4065 ext. 201
Mrs. Cheryl Pryor 
Director of Religious Education
Ms. Chrissa Jennings
Director of Music Ministry

Stay connected
by visiting our website and following us on
Facebook and Instagram
at Holy Rosary Nashville  
Sunday, May 17    Tom & Judy McNulty
and for the  People of Holy Rosary

Monday, May 18,    Mackie Makey

Tuesday, May 19    Matt Clunan

Wednesday, May 20   Harry & Frances Lenahan

Thursday, May 21    Eula Aufustin

Friday, May 22   Mary Ann Marchetti

Saturday, May 23   John Montgomery

Sunday, May 24     Mike Tompkins  
and for the People of Holy Rosary 


May they be touched by the healing hand of the Lord, and return
to a full and active life with their family and community.
Please call the church office to update your prayer requests.

Ana Billings, Anne Marie Adams, Anne Montgomery Clark, Ann Hosey,
Ava Edwards, Barbara Sullivan, Bethany Ames, Bettie Spangler, Betty Bush, Betty Portal, Beverly Cox, Bobby Gene Nicholson, Bob Stall, Bonnie Roberts, Breana Aton, Buffie Fox, Carol Redding, Cathy Kline,
Cathy Mutford, Chad Kelley, Christopher Dietz, Cora Duff, Courtney Judkins,  Daisy Carter, Dan & Collette Foster, Danny Cortes, Dennis Trisler, Doll Hunt, Donald Pionke, Donna Hackett, Donna Osborne, Donna Turner, Easton Vestal, Edna Burke, Ed Overby, Eileen Wells.Eileen White, Emma Curran, Fran Peel, Gene & Lorease Stangline, Geraldine Driver, Gerry Keogh, Gloria DeJesus, Jacqueline Anderson, Jake Young, James K. Bauman,  Jean Barte’, 
Jean Burian, Jean Potts,  Jennifer Renee, Jerry Richardson, Jim Painter,
Jim Warner, Joan Pionke, Joan Tompkins, Josh Wiley, Judy Bickel,
Judy James, Kambria Koebbe, Karen Manley,  Kooper Fox, Kurt Steckel, 
Lana Caballero, Leighton Bush, Sr., Lila Way, Loretta Williams,
Louie Legere, Lucille Kidder, Marie Kincaid,  Mark Thomley, Mary Alice Sullivan, Mary Burke-Kimball, Mary Crews Barte’, Mary Tom Brown, Maureen Keogh, Melissa Griffith, Merilda Smith, Mike Burns, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bush,
Nancy Brazil, Pat Hite, Patricia Galvin, Patricia Valladares, Peggy Walker, 
Perry Burns, Punch Huffman, Rick Baltz, Rob Aton, Rose Coen,  Ryan King,
Savina Holsman, Scott Bridges, Scott Neal, Sherry Geyer, Teresa Parsons,
Tess Murphy, Theresa Andrews, Timothy Jones, Tommy Quinn,
Tom Neal, Wayne Fox, Wilma Murphy

Readings for the week of May 17, 2020

SUN 5/17 Acts 8:5-8, 14-17/Ps 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 [1]/1 Pt 3:15-18/Jn 14:15-21

MON 5/18 Acts 16:11-15/Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b [cf. 4a]/Jn 15:26 -16:4a

TUE 5/19 Acts 16:22-34/Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 /Jn 16:5-11

WED 5/20 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1/Ps 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14/Jn 16:12-15

THR 5/21 Acts 18:1-8/Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 [cf. 2b]/Jn 16:16-20

ASCENSION Acts 1:1-11/Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 [6]/Eph 1:17-23/Mt 28:16-20

FRI 5/22 Acts 18:9-18/Ps 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 [8a]/Jn 16:20-23

SAT 5/23 Acts 18:23-28/Ps 47:2-3, 8-9, 10 [8a]/Jn 16:23b-28

SUN 5/24 ASCENSION: Acts 1:1-11/Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 [6]/Eph 1:17-23/ Mt 28:16-20

Are you interested in serving as an usher?

Then join us TODAY at 1 pm in the Narthex.
Current ushers are also asked to attend
as we will be going over new procedures.

Pope Francis is urging everyone to pray the Rosary every day during the month of May, for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. He has offered several prayers to help us which you can find here.  

Our parish is also providing a variety of ways for you to join us in prayer to honor Mary our Mother. 

Join us TODAY for a
Drive In Rosary

Grab your rosary, pile the family in the car and head to the lower parking lot of Holy Rosary Academy on Sunday, May 17 at 3:45 and the rosary will begin at 4:00 pm. Deacon Wayne will lead everyone in the rosary with all of the cars facing our Blessed Virgin Mary statue. There will be a sound system so everyone will be able to participate from their cars.
If you'd like, you can bring camp chairs to set up in front of your car or a blanket to sit on  the lawn keeping a 6 foot distance from others. 
We will not be passing out booklets so bring your own or download the prayers on the Laudete app. 
The event will be held good weather permitting. 

Participate in a Virtual Rosary on Zoom Every Tuesday Evening

Deacon Wayne and Deacon Mike will be leading us in praying the rosary on a Zoom call
each Tuesday evening at 7 pm. 
Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking here 
Meeting ID: 858 2278 6242
Password: Rosary
Thank You for Praying the Rosary for our Church and Community 

Week of May 17
Lil and Jim Morgan
Loretta Williams

Would you like to sign up to pray the rosary?
We are seeking families or individuals
to commit to praying the rosary each week.

If you would like to sign up, please email Cheryl Pryor, DRE, at or call 419-324-6116 to choose your date.
During this challenging time of isolation and uncertainty, it is still possible to tithe
and support our parish financially. 
to set up your electronic donations.
By giving online this will also cut down on the handling of paper envelopes. 

Stewardship of Treasure 

Our weekly budget is $12,000.
April 5           $14,686.58
April 12         $12,102.15
April 19         $ 8,232.08
April 26         $9,230.15
May 3           $9,115.80
May 10         $15,578.65
Are you officially registered?
Do we have your most current information? 

Even if you had been attending mass and making financial contributions (thank you!)
  you are not officially in our church's database unless you have registered online or with Cyndi in the church office. If you were in the last church directory
or are receiving envelopes, you are definitely registered.
If you are unsure, go ahead and fill out the online form here
or call the office at  (615) 889-4065
If you haven't received  a phone call in the last month or were left a voicemail from one of our parishioners , please call the office to update your records. 
Please sign up using this link 
or email Cathy at . Students needing service hours
are encouraged to volunteer. 


Bishop Spalding announced that Public Mass may resume May 18th. More information and details about safety can be found here:
Announcement from the Bishop 


Be sure to check out or subscribe to our
you tube channel where you can watch videos and
hear some beautiful hymns sung by our choir. 

Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Academy 
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