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.
Social Concerns Committee
We are concerned with the social needs in our parish 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.
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 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
KRP’s members make hand-knotted MRI-safe Rosary Chaplets that are packaged with Spanish and English instructions on how to pray the Rosary and placed in KRP boxes in MRI centers, sent to soldiers and shared with those who are ill or suffering.
Meetings: Fourth Monday of every month
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Upper Room of the Religious Ed Building (38 Church Hill Rd)
Dorothy Day House of Hospitality
We volunteer at the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality by serving meals, setting up and cleaning up. Volunteers must be 16 years of age and dependable.
Volunteer: Third Wednesday of every month
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Dorothy Day Hospitality House, 11 Spring St, Danbury, CT 06810
The St. Rose of Lima Home & School Association (HSA) is a community-building and fundraising organization made up of the parents, faculty and staff members of St. Rose of Lima School. The HSA conducts a variety of programs throughout the school year, including Bingo, the Father-Daughter Dance, sale of SCRIP gift cards plus a variety of other events to bring our community together and support our school financially.