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

January 21 - Church Office Closed
January 22 - Tuesday Bible Study from 11-12:30 in the Parish Hall.
January 23 - Safety Meeting for all Ushers & Greeters at 7 P.M. in the Parish Hall.
January 24 - Giving Cabinet from 9:30-11:30 A.M. in the Parish Hall and K/C’s Officers meeting @ 6:30 P.M. in the PLC, and RCIA.
January 26 & 27 - Second collection for Church in Latin America and Ministry Sign-Up after all Masses.
January 27 - Classes, Divine Mercy Diary meets, Study of Our Beliefs Study Group meet, Hispanic Usher & Greeter meeting from 2-4 P.M., Youth Group 5-6:30 P.M. in PLC, and Compassionate Hands 5:30- 7:30 P.M. in Parish Hall.

for the January 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.

SFC Ministry Sign-Up Sunday
The weekends of January 19th & 20th and January 26th & 27th will be your opportunity to sign-up after each Mass in the new church’s Narthex/Vestibule area.
Click here
for descriptions of opportunities.

Red Cross

December - 2018

SFC through the K of C Council have been having Red Cross blood drives on site for many years.
The intent is for SFC parishioners and their families to fill the appointment schedule, but the drives have to also be open to the general public. Using ARC guidelines for typical blood donation, a person is allowed to donate blood every 56 days, for that reason we attempt to keep our drives schedule with 60 day intervals. To coincide with you being at Mass, our drives are held on Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm in the mobile coach. The blood mobile is used because during the school year religious education takes up all our interior space. When the hall is available we attempt to schedule inside drives. A four hour drive accommodates 20 +/- appointments to be scheduled. Using various criteria, ARC sets goals of productive units they expect the drives to achieve.

Below is a summary of our past 2 years drive statistics, they are being presented to thank and commend the folks that are participating, but also to encourage additional parishioners to consider becoming involved, by donating “the gift of life”.

2017 4 drives held ARC Goal was 81 49 productive units 34 from SFC parishioners
2018 5 drives held ARC Goal was 80 67 productive units 38 from SFC parishioners
2019 We anticipate scheduling 5 drives  

If you wish to speak to a regular SFC parishioner donor about the process
or myself as coordinator, contact info is below.
Tom Kowal - 615-715-1502 (leave message)
Daryl & Barbara Ryan - 615-223-9189
Tom Fleming - 615-574-1319
Ed Baenziger (coordinator) - 615-449-5132


Thank you for your generous support 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.

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.

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

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 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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