Mission Statement

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.

Message from Our Pastor

Live-Streaming: Each week, our Sunday Mass and Friday school Mass will be live-streamed right here. You can find worship aids for the upcoming Masses below, as well as a link to the readings.

Friday in the Seventh Week of Easter, May 29 at 10am         Download Worship Aid        Readings

Pentecost Sunday, May 31 at 10am         Download Worship Aid        Readings

 

Announcements:

Thanks be to God, we are on our way to resuming the public celebration of the Sacraments at St. Rose of Lima Church! We have been given directives from the Diocese to help us do so in a safe manner, and our staff has been hard at work making this possible. There are many details involved, and I have listed below those most important for everyone to be aware of:

  • Our first public Mass will be on Saturday, May 30, with the following limited schedule:

                        Saturday evening vigil Mass at 5pm

                        Sunday Mass at 7:30am and 10am

                        Tuesday daily Mass at 8:30am

                        Wednesday daily Mass at 7pm

This schedule will allow for necessary cleaning. It may be expanded in the weeks ahead. Please note, during the yellow phase Mass will only be celebrated in the church, not at the school.

  • In order to provide adequate social distancing, every other pew has been taped off. Lines indicating a 6-foot space have been taped onto the pews that are open. Each individual or family should use these lines to maintain distance from others.
  • Everyone entering the church must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrances and we have a limited number of masks for those who need them, but we ask you to please bring your own.
  • The liturgy will be modified where necessary. Throughout the yellow phase, we will not have altar servers, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, or the parish choir.
  • The church must be cleaned after each Mass. We will use light soap and water to wipe down every pew and disinfecting wipes on other surfaces, such as door handles. Our Knights of Columbus are graciously offering their assistance, but I would welcome additional volunteers to help accomplish this. If you are interested in volunteering to help clean, please call the parish office at 717-846-4935.
  • Our parish office will remain closed to visitors for the duration of the yellow phase but will be open on a modified schedule. Someone will be present in the office from 9am to noon, Monday through Friday. Please feel free to call during this time for any assistance you may need, such as scheduling Mass intentions, requesting a visit to the sick, or requesting information. Office hours will begin Tuesday, May 26.
  • We will continue to live-stream the 10am Mass on Sunday. That video can be viewed on the parish website or the parish Facebook page. Everyone who continues to stay home during this time is encouraged to join us.
  • The dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass continues until further notice. Anyone who is concerned for their own health is encouraged to stay home. Anyone who is sick or showing any symptoms, such as sore throat, headaches, or a temperature at or above 100° F is not to enter the church for any reason.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed after Mass has concluded. During the final hymn, I will go into the sacristy to wash my hands and put on a face mask. Upon its conclusion, I will offer some instruction and begin to distribute Communion in the usual manner. Lines have been taped on the floor so that, as everyone comes forward for communion, they can maintain adequate distance. Only one single-file should form, not two lines side-by-side. Each communicant should remove his or her mask before receiving Communion. Afterward, you may choose to return to your pew for a prayer of thanksgiving, or you may simply want to leave at that time.
  • At no point, either before or after Mass, should there be any kind of gathering in the church or at the entrances. Conversations with other parishioners should be held outside, maintaining proper social distancing.
  • Restrooms are available for use. After using the restroom, we ask everyone to use a disinfecting wipe to clean any surface that was touched. Wipes will be placed in the restrooms for this purpose.
  • The cry room, because it is a confined space, will not be open for use during this time.
  • There will only be two entrances unlocked: the main doors, along Market Street, and the side doors coming off the small parking lot behind the rectory. We ask that you do not go out any of the other doors, except in the case of an emergency. This will limit the places we need to monitor and clean.
  • Hymnals have been removed from the pews and in their place, we will temporarily print programs each Sunday. Upon entering the church, you are invited to take one from the table they are on. After Mass, please do not put the program back or leave it in your pew. There will be recycling bins by the tables. Please put the programs in the recycling bin so that no one else will need to touch them.
  • Confessions will be heard outside at St. Rose of Lima school in Thomasville. I will sit under the entrance awning and individuals can drive up, without having to get out of their car, to go to confession. Alternatively, I will have a chair placed a safe distance from me for those who want to get out. Confessions will be heard on Wednesday from 5-6pm and on Saturday from 9-10am. That will begin this coming Wednesday, May 27. Throughout the yellow phase, we will not use the confessionals at the church because of their confined space.
  • We have had to delay First Holy Communion and Confirmation. At this time, it seems prudent to wait until we have a better idea of how everything will work to reschedule those. We will maintain communication in that regard
  • For those who are not comfortable returning to Mass at this time, I would be happy to make a home visit and bring Holy Communion to you. We will make sure this is done safely. Please call the parish office if you would like to arrange a visit at 717-846-4935.

There are surely many more details that will need to be worked out and adjustments will likely need to be made. I appreciate your patience as we move through this phase together, and I thank you for all your prayers in getting to this point. I look forward to seeing some of you soon and will continue to keep everyone in my prayers. May God bless you and keep you in his care.

 

In Christ,                                           

Father Richards

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Job Opening

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and School in York, PA is seeking a full-time individual to serve as Director of Music for the parish and Music Teacher for the school. Responsibilities will include planning, coordinating, and executing the music program as it relates to the celebration of parish liturgies, teaching music to children in grades K-6, and assisting in the musical needs of the school.

The position is a salaried one, and is eligible for Diocesan benefits. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in music, liturgy, or theology, and artistic keyboard skills are required. Experience in direction of music for Catholic liturgies and teaching music to children is preferred.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Father Daniel Richards at [email protected] by March 23, 2020.

Where We Are

Online Giving

Introduction to St. Rose of Lima School

Parish Bulletins

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.

Publications


  • Sun, May 31st

  • Sun, May 24th

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.

This newsletter can be used as another resource to your parishioners. Simply forward this note on and/or post the graphic provided below to your website. 
Your parishioners can sign up to receive this free newsletter. 

And use this link: https://reply.osv.com/covid-19

(Unless parishioners sign up during the preview period, they won't receive any future emails.)

2020 Diocesan Annual Campaign - Rooted in Faith

If you are a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima you may have already received information in the mail concerning this year's annual campaign - Rooted in Faith.  The diocese has created a short video outlining where your donations go.  To view the video, click here.

For those of you who would like to make your contribution online, please click here.

 

Office Hours

Please Note: Our office is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic

Monday - 9 am to 4 pm
Tuesday - 9 am to 4 pm
Wednesday - 9 am to 4 pm
Thursday - 9 am to 4 pm
Friday - 9 am to 3 pm

Mass Times

Please Note: All public celebrations of Mass have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic

Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri - 8:30 am
At the school on Fridays when school is in session.
Wednesday Mass - 7pm

Saturdays - 5 pm
Sundays at Church - 7:30 am and 9:30 am.
Sundays at School - 11:00 am

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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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