Events and happenings around the diocese: Global Rosary Relay, summer camp details, and more [6/9/23]

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Churches, schools, and organizations throughout the Diocese of Nashville have plenty of upcoming events to add to your calendar. Check out the events below. 

Sports Passes on Sale

Father Ryan High School Sports Passes for 2023 are currently on sale for football, fall sports, as well as parking passes. To purchase, visit 


GriefShare Ministry continues at 5:30 p.m. weekly through Aug. 21, at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Franklin. The weekly seminar and support group is for anyone dealing with the death of a loved one. Attend any or all sessions. For more information, email Dave Bilger at

Spanish Couples Retreat

St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in McMinnville is hosting a Couple’s Retreat for Spanish-speaking couples June 10-11 at the parish. The retreat will include renowned speakers Lucia and Ricardo Luzondo, co-hosts of “Created to Love,” a weekly television series on EWTN Global Catholic Network. They are also the co-founders and directors of Hispanic Outreach at Marriage Building USA (Construyendo Matrimonios USA, Inc.). For more information, email or call 320-250-9778. 

Maronite Mass

The next Mass of the St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission is at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Church of the Korean Martyrs on Lebanon Road in Donelson. For more information, email

Global Rosary Relay

The 2023 Global Rosary Relay for Priests is at noon CST (1 p.m. EST) on Friday, June 16, at The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 214 E. 8th Street, Chattanooga. Thousands will pray the Luminous Mysteries in thanksgiving for priests around the world. For more information, visit or call 640-640-6872. 

Summer Music Camp

The Play it Forward Summer Music Camp is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19-25 at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Franklin. The week-long mentorship program will encourage the next generation of musicians toward a vocation of music ministry and worship within any church music setting. The camp is open to all students entering seventh through 12th grade. Cost is $200 per student. For more information or to register, visit, and click on the “Play it Forward” tab, or email

Membership Meeting

The Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League Membership Meeting starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, with a social hour at Coco’s Italian Market and Cafe, 411 51st Ave. N., Nashville, followed by dinner and the meeting at 6 p.m. Cost is $25. To RSVP, visit by 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18. All Catholic women of the Diocese of Nashville are invited to attend. To register to become a member, visit the website or mail a check to PO Box 50994 Nashville, TN, 37205. For questions, email

Make Music Day

The Sacred Music Concert for Make Music Day will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at St. Edward Church. The 50-minute concert will include traditional and contemporary music incorporating choir, piano, organ, harpsichord, and handbells. Three of the pieces were written by Nashville composers for St. Edward’s ministry program. All are invited. 

On Air with the Tennessee Register

On Air with the Tennessee Register, a new program on Nashville Catholic Radio, debuts at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 26. The monthly show, which will air the fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., will be hosted by Register staff members Erik Ritland and Katie Peterson, and will feature Managing Editor Andy Telli. Tune into 100.5 FM, visit, or download the Nashville Catholic Radio App to listen to this new informative program and enjoy the Tennessee Register from another perspective. 

Catholic Art Institute Workshop

The Catholic Art Institute Egg Tempera Workshop with Matthew Connor is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28-30, at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Franklin. The course is open to artists of all experience levels aged 15 and older. Enrollment ends June 26. For more information, email To enroll, visit Enrollees must purchase the workshop kit of materials through Natural Pigments prior to the event. Kits can be purchased at All other necessary materials will be provided.  

The Vigil Project

The trailer for The Vigil Project’s “The Meaning of Music,” an eight-part documentary featuring the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Jeff Hall and the St. Joseph Church 8:30 a.m. traditional choir, musician Matt Maher, and more, is now available for viewing at

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