Church of the Holy Rosary

Social Action Ministries and Programs

Habitat for Humanity

Assistance Needed

Ladies of Charity

Contact: Anne Erickson
(615) 889-6202

Coming from all Nashville parishes, the Ladies help over 10,000 people a year. Their Thrift Shop is open twice a year, their Welfare Office distributes 750 baskets for the needy at Christmas, and scholarships are awarded to students attending Catholic high schools. Meetings are quarterly.

Loaves & Fishes

Contact: Cathy Sisco
(615) 975-3865

Help prepare and serve a noon meal to the homeless of Nashville at Holy Name Church on the third Saturday of each month.

Prison Ministry

Contact: Suzanne Visitacion

Matthew 25:36 “l was in prison and you visited me”
Volunteering at the prison or jail is one option, but there are other opportunities, such as praying the rosary, sending birthday cards, donating religious books and cards. Finally before and during advent monetary donations to purchase Christmas packages for the incarcerated.

Pro Life Ministry

Contact: Assistance Needed (Call Church Office to Volunteer)

Participate in Pro-Life activities and support Pro-Life organizations such as Grace Pregnancy Resource Center, Caring Choices of Catholic Charities, and Tennessee Right to Life.

Room in the Inn

Contact: Margaret Aton or Emily Carr
419-215-7512 or 615-883-7481 or

Hosts 10-15 homeless men (or more depending on weather conditions) beginning the first Friday in November and ending the first Friday in March.  A hot dinner and breakfast are served and a sack lunch is provided for each guest. Shower facilities are available and the guests sleep in the gym.  Volunteers are needed as Meal Coordinators, Cooks, and Innkeepers. You can sign-up online here.

Safe Haven Family Shelter

Contact: Scott Weaver

Providing temporary housing for families, it is the only shelter that accepts families with teen boys. Different groups prepare dinner each night. Holy Rosary provides the mean on the 4th Tuesday of the 4th month (January, April, July and October). Volunteer cooks also set up and a work on the serving line as needed.

Second Harvest

Contact: Jim Akin
(615) 541-0883

Part of an ecumenical effort of several Donelson churches, volunteers distribute boxes of groceries to those in need. Donations of food are always welcome.

Sister Parish in Haiti

Contact: Jennifer Gourley

Holy Rosary participates in the Parish Twinning Program of the Americas. Our sister parish is Sacred Heart with is located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.