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

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in February of this year.
Please see this Publication Notice or visit the Diocesan Website to learn more.

 

July 16, 2020

Governor Wolf has responded to the uptick of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth with restrictions placed on dining facilities, bars, and workplaces. Church spaces remain exempt from the Governor's directive limiting the gathering of persons indoors and outdoors.

Because of our vigilant approach to social distancing, wearing masks, and sanitization, there is no change in our current directives regarding the use of our churches and public worship at this time. Please continue to exercise great care in following the norms laid out in the directives for the Diocese of Harrisburg. For information on the steps we are taking, please see the announcements below.

 

Live-Streaming - You can join us right here for all our live-streamed Masses. Here is what's next:

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 9 at 10am        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, 10am,

                        Monday daily Mass at 8:30am

                        Tuesday daily Mass at 8:30am

                        Wednesday daily Mass at 7pm

                        Thursday daily Mass at 8:30am

  • Confessions are now being heard at the church, in the confessional. Adequate ventilation and spacing will be provided, and all touched surfaces will be sanitized between each person.
  • 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 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. If you are interested in volunteering to help clean, please call the parish office at 717-846-4935.
  • Our parish office is open from 8:30am-3:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; 8:30am-7pm on Wednesday; and 8:30am-noon on Friday. Please remember to wear a mask before entering the office.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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, Aug 2nd

  • Sun, Jul 26th

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

Monday - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Wednesday - 8:30 am to 7:00 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 - 7pm
Saturday - 5 pm
Sunday - 7:30 am and 10am

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

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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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