St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church

My Dear Parishioners,

As the guidance from Bishop Spalding the Obligation will return the weekend of Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Under the direction of Bishop Spalding we are asked to increase seating availability so we are opening one side (the tabernacle side) with no social distancing. The other side (Holy Family side) will be every other pew social distanced, considering some of the concerns of our parishioners.

Face masks are highly recommended at all weekend Masses and optional at weekday Masses.

At this time all Mass times remain the same including Friday’s noon Mass.

This weekend (Palm Sunday) and next weekend (Easter) each Mass will be live streamed in the Parish Life Center (old Church) to assist with overflow.

This weekend and onward the Ushers will be taking up the offertory collection.

As Bishop Spalding mentioned in his letter, the Code of Canon Law envisions situations where the obligation does not apply because of grave cause, serious risks and concerns about Covid can certainly constitute that grave cause. The code also gives pastors the faculty to dispense individual persons from the Sunday obligation.

If you are seeking further dispensation under these circumstances, please contact Fr. James at 615.444.1947 or

I graciously appreciate your cooperation over the last year and hoping to continue it.

I wish each of you a Blessed Holy Week.

With the assurance of prayers,

Rev. James Panackal, CMI

Today, Jesus reminds us that love is an investment; it draws close through concrete action, and doesn’t

hold back. The ongoing Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Ministries is one way that we can “incarnate” our

own love for this parish community. Please consider giving generously.


Our Mass schedule will be the following until further notice:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Daily Mass at 8 A.M.

Friday Mass at 12 Noon

Saturday Masses

Saturday Vigil at 4:30 P.M.

Spanish Mass at 7 P.M.

Sunday Masses

8:30 A.M., 11 A.M., and

2 P.M. Spanish Mass



Monday – Friday 7:35 a.m.

Saturday 4:00 p.m.


Saturday 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Also available by appointment.


1st Friday mornings after the 8 a.m. Mass

From 8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.


Celebrated on Sundays.

Contact Nikki at the parish office 615.444.0524 for details and to get registered for the class.


Arrangements are to be made at least six months in advance of wedding date.

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! Call for an appointment.

Bulletins and Homilies


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. James Panackal, CMI


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Our Online Giving is getting an upgrade to a newer, easier-to-use platform! If you currently give online, you will soon be receiving an email with instructions on how to log into the new system. Best of all, your existing payment and donation information will be migrated over so you will not have to set up your gifts again! Keep an eye on your email for more information coming very soon

Financial Reports

A message from Bishop Spalding about Dispensation . Click here for Bishop’s Letter.

New message from Bishop Spalding: As springtime begins anew, I am pleased to announce a new phase of our response to the covid-19 pandemic that has afflicted our world for over a year. Last week, the three Bishops of Tennessee collaboratively discussed our plans for restoring the obligation to attend Sunday Mass in the State of Tennessee. Here in the Diocese of Nashville, the obligation will return as of the weekend of Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 Please see below to read his letter .

Click Here for – A Prayer Amid an Epidemic

Saturdays from 3-4 P.M. in the church.