Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
Sister Mary Ellen Genova, CSFN oversees the outreach ministries at St. Rose, referring inquiries and requests to the appropriate ministry directors. Sister Mary Ellen makes regular hospital and nursing home visits, brings the Eucharist to shut-ins, works with the sick, dying, bereaved, home-hospice patients and their families and offers her time in counseling. If you are looking for information on how to access the works of our Parish Outreach ministries, please contact Sister Mary Ellen.
Friendly Visitors is a volunteer opportunity to offer companionship and moral support to the elderly or those isolated by illness or infirmity.
Monthly visits encourage communication that helps the Friendly Visitor and friend strengthen their relationship and provides the friend a sense of community. It is a special way to contribute to the community and enrich the quality of life of oneself and the friend.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer as a Friendly Visitor must be Virtus trained; please go to Volunteer at St. Rose for more information.
For more information, please contact Sister Mary Ellen Genova at 203-426-2572 or Mariotte Corson.
Funeral Mass Planning and Bereavement Counseling
Upon the passing of a St. Rose parishioner, we request that the family make an appointment with Sister Mary Ellen Genova for funeral Mass planning and bereavement counseling. Sister Mary Ellen is available Monday through Thursday during Rectory business hours.
Provide a hot meal for fellow parishioners who are going through a difficult time. Volunteers are asked to provide a meal of their choice for a fellow family who may be struggling with a chronic illness or a family emergency. The volunteer prepares and delivers the meal with thoughts and prayers for the receiving family.
The St. Rose Parish Nurse Ministry supports the Church's mission to help those in need of physical healing and seeks to nurture holistic health (mind, body, spirit) of our Parish community. Our Nurse Ministry supports the of promotion wellness and prevention of illness through the roles of health educator, counselor and as a source of referral to greater community services and resources.
Please contact our Parish Nurse should you need assistance of this kind.
Monthly Blood Pressure Screening service happens on the second weekend of every month after Masses. If you are a medical professional would like to volunteer to assist, please contact the Parish Nurse.
Volunteers can be lay people who can assist with paperwork at our blood pressure clinics. We would like to extend to extend an invitation to help to med techs, LPN, EMT, PA and any nurse or physician. We are willing to teach you how to use a self-monitoring blood pressure machine to take other's blood pressure.
The Health Council is comprised of individuals, both medical and non-medical, that are concerned about the health and wellness of our parishioners.
Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00 - 8:00PM
Place: Rectory Conference Room
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 118:1
Pastoral Visits/Communion Calls
If you or a family member are home-bound, in a short-term care facility (such as rehabilitation or nursing home), a hospital or in hospice care and would like to receive Communion, please schedule a pastoral visit (Communion Call).
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is comprised of women of the parish who prayerfully hand knit or crochet beautiful shawls which are given to the members of St. Rose who are sick, grieving or lonely.
Meetings: First Saturday of the month September through May
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Rectory Conference Room
We are concerned with the social needs among our parishioners and community. We offer ongoing support to help provide for the earthly needs of individuals in distress. We also are a seed organization, a catalyst for other complementary organizations and events that address local secular problems.
We also offer:
The St. Rose Cares Box can always be found in the the back of the Church. Identification of those in need is important: if you have a need or know of someone who does, please drop a brief note into the Cares Box. All information is completely confidential.
Religious Articles are for sale in the vestibule every third weekend of the month. We also accept purchase requests.
Parishioner to Parishioner: If you have something you'd like to give away to a fellow parishioner, please let us know and we will post it in the bulletin. If you are interested in an available item, you can make arrangements to pick it up.
Committee Meetings: First Tuesday of every month (except July and August)
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Holy Innocents Building
You can contact Lynda at the above email or Charlene at email@example.com.
Saint Joseph Project
The Saint Joseph Project exists to support the parish's ministry to those in need with respect to housing issues. The Saint Joseph Project will work continuously to raise funds in support of its mission.
This ministry is for St. Rose parishioners who, because of job loss, illness or other unexpected emergency, need assistance paying their rent or mortgage. The committee meets quarterly or as need, and all requests and information is kept strictly confidential.
If you would like to help our ministry, please leave your donations in the house-shaped collection box in the back of the church or in the sanctuary on the fourth Sunday of each month.
You can contact Terri or Sister Mary Ellen Genova.
Read about The Year of St. Joseph: