St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, as members of the Body of Christ, shares the love of God with all by living the Gospel of Jesus. Guided by the Holy Spirit and strengthened by the Sacraments, we strive to deepen our faith through service, education, and outreach to those in need.
The fact that the evil of child sex abuse has occurred in our Church causes all of us great sadness, for once again we come face-to-face with the horror that innocent children were the victims of egregious crimes committed against them. Many of those victimized as children continue, as survivors, to suffer from the harm they experienced. In my own name, and in the name of the Church of Harrisburg, I ask for forgiveness for the sinfulness of those who have committed these crimes and helped create an environment that tolerated or accepted this behavior.
As we willingly acknowledge our sinfulness, as we humbly seek the forgiveness of those who have been wronged, the healing will come to the entire Church when we renew our commitment each day to respond to the call to holiness we all share and to the mission of our Church entrusted to us by the Lord Jesus himself.
While we seek forgiveness in the name of our Church, we encourage survivors to come forward so that their healing may begin.
– Bishop Ronald Gainer
More information available at youthprotectionhbg.com
Bishop Gainer will be hosting Listening Sessions in January and February throughout the Diocese. He invites all members of Saint Rose of Lima with questions or concerns regarding the Grand Jury Report, the Diocese’s response to abuse and the path forward to attend one of these sessions. Please see the bulletin for the full schedule of Listening Sessions.
There are a number of important issues that I would like to discuss and receive input on from the entire parish community.
As a reminder, some of those key issues we will need to discuss are the fact that the Print-o-Stat lot is going to be developed and will no longer be accessible for parking, the discussion revolving around certain upgrades to the interior of our church, and the results of the Deanery school study. As I announced last weekend, the decision has been made to continue operating our school with a focus on how we can grow and make it more financially stable. We are going to develop and hold ourselves to certain benchmarks that will be used to measure our success in that endeavor. I would like to use this opportunity to discuss some of those benchmarks in more detail.
I ask for your prayers as we come together to discuss the future and welfare of our parish.
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Father Richards is offering four sessions for parents who have children preparing to receive a Sacrament at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. These discussions will be based on the four pillars of the Catechism.
Scrip gift cards are a great way to assist St. Rose of Lima parish financially. Each card that is purchased through this program gives a certain percentage of the card's face value back to the parish.
Scrip cards are available at the Parish office, school and church. If we don't carry what you need, just ask us and we will order the cards for you.
You can also order scrip online and pick it up at any of the three locations listed above.
Now Even Easier... Scrip cards can be purchased online and downloaded electronically.