Archbishop Perez Invites the faithful to join him beginning on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. for a special 6-evening virtual Lenten Retreat. The Power of Faith in a time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat Each evening a new 15-minute video will be posted to prepare your heart for Palm Sunday and Holy Week. Click HERE for more information. Announcement from Archbishop Perez
DAILY & SUNDAY MASSES and St. Rose of Lima parish activities are canceled until further notice. These actions are being taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A message from Archbishop Pérez: Effective immediately, and until further notice, in union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, I have dispensed the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
+Nelson J. Pérez
Archbishop of Philadelphia
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HOW TO MAKE AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
- Make the Sign of the Cross
- If possible, read the Mass Readings
- Recite the Prayer of Spiritual Communion – My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
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What does this mean for St. Rose of Lima Parishioners?
- 8:30 AM Daily Mass and all Weekend Masses are suspended until further notice.
- Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings is cancelled.
- Friday morning Eucharistic Adoration is suspended until further notice.
- Communion calls to hospitals, nursing homes, and the home bound are suspended until further notice. However, priests will be available to celebrate the Sacraments for those in immediate danger of death.
- All meetings and events at the parish, including Dynamic Catholic Education (DCE) classes, are cancelled/suspended until further notice.
What IS available during this time?
- Baptisms, Marriages, and Funerals will take place as usual but with due regard for the limitation of participants and reasonable social distancing.
- Priests will continue to offer the sacrifice of the Holy Mass privately during this period and to honor all Mass intentions.
- The parish office will be closed until further notice, however, staff will be working remotely and are available via email. If you have an emergency need for a priest, or if you are a funeral home representative, please call 215-534-6251. Staff are checking voice messsages and email and responding as quickly as possible.
- The Stations of the Cross on Boland Green (adjacent to the side parking lot) are available for your family to pray the Stations of the Cross.
- NEW! Nourish for Caregivers - Daily 11:00 am "House Calls" - conference calls providing spiritual, emotional and pratical supports at this challenging time. Landline/Cell Phone:+1-312-626-6799 (US) and enter Meeting ID: 940 374 7100 or using Computer/Tablet one touch link: https://zoom.us/j/9403747100 Click HERE for details
- YOUTH MINISTRY Zoom Sessions for teens in grades 7-12. Offered online via Zoom on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00 PM Noon (beginning March 25.) Click HERE for details and login information.
- NEED ASSISTANCE During this difficult time?
Call the parish office at 215-699-4617 and leave a voice message. We will return your call as soon as possible. Bob Varga, Executive Director of the Lansdale YMCA also offers assistance to parishioners of our church needing help or services. They have 3 vans and drivers ready to go. They can pick up and deliver food, medicine or whatever else you might need. Manna on Main Street, located in the same building as the YMCA, is serving and delivering hot meals. They also have a pantry stockpiled with food if anyone needs it. Individuals need to register on Manna’s website to get the food. Their website is https://www.mannaonmain.org/ They are here to help. Reach out if you need any service. Contact Bob at email@example.com
- Please continue to tithe. Your weekly offertory envelope may be mailed to the parish office (425 S. Pennsylvania Ave., North Wales, PA 19454) or you may transition to online giving via ParishGiving Thank you!
St. Rose Social Justice outreach activities continue to the best of our ability
- Feed and Be Fed food, home cleaning/sanitizing products and paper product donations for local food cupboards and Lent Care Bags for the homeless will be collected in the bins located outside the Parish Center doors. Please give generously to those most in need. Financial and food donations may be made directly to local food pantries. Click HERE for information on direct donations.
- Caring for Friends frozen, home-cooked dinner meals for homebound frail and elderly, and St. John's Hospice Financial donations (saintjohnshospice.org) and casserole donations for the homeless are desperately needed. This past week,the demand for food assistance tripled with St. John's Hospice now serving over 300 lunches daily. Pick up an empty casserole pan from the parish garage (by the freexer) and fill it with a nutritious and tasty casserole. Frozen casseroles (labeled with date and type of casserole) can be dropped off to the freezer in the parish garage daily from 8:30 am-7:00pm.
- Your Way Home, the unified and coordinated crisis housing response organization in Montgomery County, is seeking financial donations to help provide shelter for homeless individuals and families and alleviate crowding in shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is producing a burden that is being felt physically, emotionally, and economically on the individuals and families they work persistently to help. In an attempt to support those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, Your Way Home has created an Emergency Fund that will aid those who will need hotel accommodation or other essential resources in these trying times. For information on how you can help click HERE
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
PRESENCE: The Mystery of the Eucharist
Will be rescheduled!
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WOMEN'S MORNING RETREAT
We will announce new date as soon as possible.
Guest Presenter: Christine Marie Eberle
Ladies! Join us for a morning of prayer and reflection facilitated by award-winning author, public speaker and educator Christine Eberle. In her presentations, Christine passionately connects Scripture, spirituality and everyday life.
SOLEMNITY of the ANNUNCIATION - March 25
FEED AND BE FED 2020
As a caring faith community, we have a goal of collecting 100,000 servings of food annually to feed those that are struggling with food insecurity in our community. We have received an astounding 90,000 servings of food. Keep up the great effort St. Rose faith family!
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Each week, when you shop for your family, purchase one extra non-perishable food item to FEED those in need.
- Bring food donations to Mass and place them in the donation bin in Church, and BE FED by the Word of God.
All non-perishable food is appreciated. Items most needed in March:
- Canned proteins (chicken, salmon, sardines, beef stew, SPAM and tuna)
- Peanut Butter
- Cereal & Oatmeal
- Granola Bars
- Canned fruits & vegetables
- Whole grain pasta, Beans (canned or dried), Rice
- Household Cleaning/Sanitizing products
- Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, napkins)
For more information click HERE