Walking with Purpose: Women’s Bible Study



St. Rose of Lima -Walking with Purpose Women’s Bible Study

Starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Where: Holy Innocents Faith Formation Center

Choosing The Better Part– Walking with Purpose: 101

In Choosing The Better Part, we will explore crucial questions about our faith such as: Who is Jesus Christ, and why is He interested in my friendship? Why does a good God allow suffering and evil? What is grace and what difference does it make in my life? No previous experience is necessary! You are welcome as you are.

Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am
Free Babysitting Available

Contact: Laura Phelps or Celeste Vodola 203-240-1833 Email: wwp@strosechurch.com

WWP Registration ButtonClick here to download course calendar.

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A Day with Mary: Saturday, September 27, 2014


Please come (and bring your friends) to this prayerful retreat day, which includes talks by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, to inspire love of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
8:45 am – 3:00 pm
The day begins with a video in the Holy Innocents Faith Formation Center.

Our day will include:

  • Saturday daily Mass
  • Confession Available
  • Exposition & Benediction
  • Marian Procession
  • Recitation of the Rosary
  • Conferment of the Brown Scapular
  • Conferment of Miraculous Medal
  • Fatima Video
  • Preaching by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

Retreat and lunch are free.

Registration is necessary so we know how much food to order.


  The St. Rose Choir will be resuming rehearsals on Thursday, September 4th, and participation in the Sunday 10:30am mass on September 7th.  Our choir currently has a membership of approximately 30 singers, consisting of sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses, ranging from high school participants through senior citizens.  This very talented and dedicated musical ministry embellishes the music at our liturgies from approximately September through early June, mostly at the Sunday 10:30am masses, on religious holidays, and special liturgical events.  The choir also performs on occasion in special concerts, and events.  In 2005 we performed concerts in Italy and at mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.  Talk to any current choir member and they will tell you how much they enjoy singing, and how this ministry has become almost a 2nd family for many of them.

   While the choir strives to sing a wide variety of 4-part anthems on a weekly basis, ranging from “Haas to the Hallelujah Chorus”, all that is really needed is basically an in-tune singing voice that can blend well with others, a basic reading ability, a willing musical spirit, and the desire to be part of this very motivated and energetic group.  Rehearsals take place on most Thursday evenings from 7pm until 8:40pm.  The choir maintains a very well organized library, and website where members may go to listen and practice their parts between rehearsals and Sunday morning.

   So if you are looking to expand your musical abilities and interests beyond the congregation (or the shower), and long to sing your praises to the Lord in a way that is both dynamic and deeply spiritual, please consider joining our musical ranks.  But be careful, as you may “get hooked”, as others before you have, and wondered what took you so long to come on board.

   If you know of anyone in your family or in your circle of friends who likes to sing, and may benefit from this invitation, please pass it along to them. Our choir is not just limited to St. Rose parishioners.  And, like many church choirs, we are always looking for more male voices.

   If interested in joining or if you have any questions please contact our Music Director, Joseph Jacovino, at 203-758-8568, or by email at:  josephjacovino@gmail.com, or stop by the organ console any time before or after Mass.

Joe Jacovino
Music Director

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