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On December 1st, the Supreme Court will hear the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health case that restricts abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. Holy Rosary is participating in a nationwide overnight adoration prayer vigil on November 30th with over 1300 Catholic Churches praying for a successful outcome of this case.

The hours of the vigil will be from 7:00 pm on November 30 until 7:45 am on December 1. We need as many people who are able to participate in this as possible with a minimum of 2 people in adoration during each hour of the vigil. We will need to know when you can come in order to make sure that the Blessed Sacrament is attended at all times.

Signups will be in the narthex this weekend or sign up online here

Please make plans to pray with us!

Come join us for watch parties of The Chosen TV series!

The next Chosen watch party/potluck will be on Sunday, November 14 at 6 PM in the church conference room. We will be watching the last two episodes of season one. Experience the feeling that the woman at Jacob’s well felt when Jesus spoke with her! Come and see!

We will take a break until after Thanksgiving to begin season two. Please sign up here letting us know what you will bring:

If you can’t make it on Sunday evenings, you can watch for free anytime. Just download the app for Google or Apple or click here.

Next “The Chosen” watch party – November 7th, 6pm

Please join us for the next “The Chosen” watch part and potluck dinner on Sunday evening, November 7th. We will be watching Season 1 Episodes 5 and 6.  The Wedding at Canaan!  Looks to be a very exciting episode!

You can sign up for the event here:

Questions? Contact Darcy Bomer or Shyla Lee

We hope to see you there!

Next “The Chosen” watch party – October 24th, 6pm

Come join us for watch parties of The Chosen tv series!

This is an amazing series about Jesus and His disciples. We’ll gather Sunday night, October 24th, at 6pm in the church conference room for a potluck dinner. We’ll continue each Sunday night as we watch through seasons 1 & 2 together. You are invited any/all nights you can make it!

Note: next week on Halloween we will NOT be meeting.

You can sign up for the event here:

Questions? Contact Darcy Bomer ( or Shyla Lee (

We hope to see you there!

Rick Baltz

Rick Baltz, an artist, writer, teacher, lawyer, father, grandfather, friend who always approached life with curiosity, enthusiasm, and joy, passed away on October 21, 2021. He was 69.

Whether it was the joy his family brought him, the energy he found in the classroom, the peace he felt through his faith, the laughter he enjoyed with his friends, or the beauty he found in his art, life just made Rick smile.

He was a student of the stage, particularly the Renaissance, and traveled to the home of the Bard to study it first-hand. He learned the bagpipe and played it with joy. He was a painter, producing beautiful canvases that were varied in subject matter, diverse in media, and plentiful in production, giving his family and friends an abundance of his spirit to enjoy forever.

The fifth of seven children born to Reba and Martin Baltz, Rick grew up with all of his cousins, literally, because each of the five Baltz Brothers lived in each of five houses on Elm Hill Pike. No wonder that family was always the center of Rick’s life, and knowing that family, is it any wonder that he was always happy.

He came to Father Ryan High School from Holy Rosary Academy and threw himself into all things Irish, which prepared him for his college days, spent in the land of the Fighting Irish in South Bend at his beloved Notre Dame. A 1974 graduate, he served as one of the managers of the football team and painted the famous golden helmets before every game.

Rick spent high school summers working on the packing floor at Baltz Brothers, but it was clear that his future lay in another setting. He left bacon and ham behind to study contracts and torts, beginning his legal career in Nashville at Foley, Weiss, Baltz, and Eisenstein, one that would prove successful for him and for his clients. It also proved brief, for something else was calling him. Education. In classrooms from Hunters Lane High School to Pope John Paul II, Rick found his audience and embraced this new career, teaching English Literature, Shakespeare, and Drama to students who hadn’t had a teacher like Rick.

Rick was predeceased by his parents Reba and Martin Baltz, his aunt, Dorothy Gallaher, siblings Doug Baltz and Theresa Baltz Petty and by his brother-in-law Jack Quirk. He is survived by his friend and long-time spouse Vickey Baltz and their three children, Josh Baltz and his wife, Annalisa; Erin Baltz Riggs. and her husband Cory; Britti Baltz Tilson and her husband Derrall; his grandchildren Conrad and Brody Baltz, Cameron Johnson, Tess and Sloane Riggs, Sam and Mae Tilson; his siblings Coleen (Richard) Hanley, Sheila Quirk, Phyllis (Pat) McGee, and Wayne Baltz; his sisters-in-law Becky Baltz and Lisa O’Connor; brothers-in-law Thaxton Petty; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved canine companion, Finnegan.

The family wishes to thank the following people for their genuine acts of kindness during this time: Olivia Hinchman, his hospice nurse; Sue Cook, his neighbor; Danny Darst and Frederick Strobel, Father Ryan classmates and friends.

In the ongoing hope of helping others, Rick donated his body to Vanderbilt University Medical School. However, the family is proud to have the following individuals serve as Honorary Pallbearers: Danny Darst, Danny Dugan, Dan Eisenstein, Conrad Baltz, Wayne Baltz, and the Father Ryan Class of 1970.

A Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, October 25 from 4:00-8:00pm and on Tuesday, October 26 from 10:00-11:00am. A Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, October 26 at 11:00am. All events will take place at Holy Rosary Church at 190 Graylynn Drive, Nashville, TN 37214. Masks are encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, Rick requested that gifts be made to Holy Rosary Academy, Holy Rosary Church, Room In The Inn, or Father Ryan High School.

A Legacy of Faith, Hope and Love Campaign.

October 9th marks the official start of A Legacy of Faith, Hope and Love Campaign.

You will be receiving a packet of information and a letter from Bishop Spalding which includes a specific amount you are prayerfully asked to consider as your pledge. Please review the campaign material, pray about your response, and continue to spread the positive message about this important effort!

Also, many of you will soon be receiving a phone call from a campaign volunteer. This fellow parishioner will be setting an appointment to visit with you to answer your questions and complete your pledge card. if you don’t receive a packet, please reach out to the church office.

Parking Log Project Update

EXCITING NEWS!!! We are about to begin our Parking Lot Project.

Please be aware that soon the handicap parking on the side of the church (located by the new construction site) will not be available. We will have cones in place and caution tape to help guide you around. At some point that exit might even be closed off temporarily. At that time, please be extremely cautious of our church pedestrians.

Please be patient during this construction, as we may have to re-route some traffic to exit through our only entrance. It is an exciting new phase for our church and we are looking forward to new parking accessibility for everyone. Please pray for good weather and for the safety of the workers.

Bible Study: The Bible and the Virgin Mary

Have you ever been asked questions about why Catholics hold Mary in such high esteem? Why do we call Mary “Queen”? Is there someplace in the Bible that explains why we revere Mary so much?

Come to our next Bible Study – The Bible and the Virgin Mary. Produced by the same St. Paul Center that gave us Genesis to Jesus, we will study Our Lady in depth. It is beautifully illustrated and offers us insights into our devotion and beliefs concerning Mary. There will be two sessions to choose from, the first beginning on Tuesday, November 2nd, after the 6 pm Mass and the same study beginning on Thursday morning November 4th at 10 am both in the Church office.

This video led program will have workbooks, and there is an optional book, Hail Holy Queen, by Scott Hahn that is a companion book to this study which can be purchased at St Mary’s or on Amazon.

This is a 12 week program. We will do the first six weeks starting the week of November 1st, and continue for six weeks, then take a break for the holidays and reconvene during Lent to complete the second six week sessions. The participant books are around $25.00 each.

Please email Jan at or call the church office to register.