Mission Statement

St. Rose of LimaCatholic 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. 

Message from Our Pastor

 

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Important message from a most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer about the Covid-19 vaccine

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Pope Francis proclaims "Year of St. Joseph"

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Fr. Dominic would like for us to read the attached letter from our Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer.
 
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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time- January 17th at 9:30 am        Download worship aid

 

Announcements:
  • Our public celebration of the Mass continues, with the following limited schedule:

                        Saturday evening vigil Mass at 5pm

                        Sunday Mass at 7:30am, 9:30am (Livestream)

                       Monday daily Mass at 8:30am

                       Tuesday daily Mass at 8:30am

                        Wednesday daily Mass at 7pm

                        Thursday daily Mass at 8:30am

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Message from Bishop Ronald Gainer

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
Many Christmas Carols have fascinating backstories. The beloved Carol, Joy to the World, has one such interesting history. Isaac Watts, born in England in 1674, was reflecting one day on Psalm 98 and he was greatly moved by the fourth verse, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” Watts took pen in hand and wrote a four stanza poem which he entitled, Joy to the World. The words fit the tunes of several hymn melodies of the day. However, many refused to sing the hymn because Watts dared to change the wording of the Psalm to suit his poem.
 
The second half of the Carol’s story begins with Lowell Mason, born in New Jersey. He was a church musician but realizing he could not make a living doing that alone, he became a banker. Still he continued to develop his musical gifts. In 1836 he wrote a glorious melody that he named “Antioch,” then he went in search for words to accompany his music. He discovered Watts’ poem, Joy to the World, and, as they say, the rest is history. It was an immediate success and remains one of our beloved Christmas Carols.
 
Perhaps we enjoy this hymn so much because it connects so directly to the message the angel announced to the shepherds on the first Christmas, “I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” (Lk 2: 10-11) The birth of Jesus is the good news – the Gospel – of great joy.
 
As we celebrate our Lord’s Nativity, we recognize that the angel’s announcement, “good news of great joy” is the very heart of our Catholic faith. In celebrating the Christmas Mystery we acknowledge and proclaim that our God is with us; He is Emmanuel. He is with us, redeeming us, loving us, setting us free to receive the gift of His own Life. Our joy should be the characteristic that most defines us as disciples of Christ.
 
In our world so hungry for good news, so needful of hope and joy may our lives as individuals, as married couples, as families and as a Church proclaim “joy to the world” at Christmas and always.
 
With prayers, warm wishes and the pledge to remember you in my Masses throughout the Christmas Season, I am
 
Sincerely in Christ,
 
 
 
 
Bishop Ronald Gainer
 
 
The Diocese of Harrisburg

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Keeping the Faith by OSV

OSV is working quickly and diligently to provide dioceses and parishes with helpful and faithful tools and other resources to provide guidance and support amid COVID-19.

This is a new, daily digital newsletter from OSV meant to help Catholics keep the Faith during this time of coronavirus. While parishes may be physically apart during this time, we want Catholics to be assured we are all in this together.

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Office Hours

Monday - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Wednesday - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Friday - 8:30 am to 12 Noon

Mass Times

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 8:30 am
Wednesday - 7 pm
Saturday - 5 pm
Sunday - 7:30 am and 9:30 am
(9:30 am Live Stream also)

Confessions-Now at Church
Wednesday 6-6:45 pm
Saturday 3:30-4:30 pm

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SCRIP GIFT CARDS—HELPING YOUR PARISH

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.

Click here for a full list of available gift cards.

Click here for a REVISED scrip order form.

 

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