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.
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).
Social Concerns Committee
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.
The St. Rose Cares Box is sponsored by the Social Concerns Committee and can be found in the sanctuary on specific weekends (check the weekly bulletin for dates.) 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.
Committee Meetings: First Tuesday of every month (except July and August)
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Rectory Conference Room
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
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Rectory Conference Room
The 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.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord and He will repay them for his deeds. Proverbs 19:17
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.
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.