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
Strengthening and Sustaining Catholic Education
Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions on the proposal to Strengthen & Sustain Catholic Education in the York Deanery. We heard you and we want to help support you and our schools. The SASCE Committee is going to re-group and evaluate the options based on your suggestions.
To give proper time to process the feedback and revise the proposal, we will not be submitting a recommendation to the Diocese for consideration for the 2019-20 school year. Please continue to support your schools and the Catholic community as together we work to strengthen and sustain Catholic education in the York Deanery.
Posted in Church Blog on 10/11/18
St. Rose of Lima, in cooperation with Penn State, will be conducting a training ... Read More »
Posted in Pastor's Corner on 09/24/17
You may have noticed that, recently, we purchased a new set of green vestments. ... Read More »
Posted in Church Blog on 01/19/17
St. Rose of Lima now has a new app that ties in nicely with ... Read More »
St. Rose of Lima 40 hours Eucharistic Devotion will be held on November 4th, 5th, and 6th. You may sign up for devotions on the boards located in the church or online by CLICKING HERE.
Our parish bulletin is the primary way in which our pastor and the staff in the office communicate with each parishioner. To find out what is going on in the parish, and the opportunities to serve the parish and to grow in your Catholic faith, don’t miss a single page of the bulletin. Please also consider patronizing the sponsors who advertise in the bulletin. Through their generosity, the bulletin is produced at no cost to the parish.
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.