Boys and girls of the parish, beginning with the fourth grade, are invited to be altar servers. the time commitment is minimal; just a willingness to serve any of the weekend masses about 1-2 times per month. This is a wonderful way the youth of our parish can serve the Lord. Contact Eileen Romano at email@example.com
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
In ever increasing numbers lay people are serving their Church as special ministers of the Eucharist - a ministry that Pope Paul VI called “an important office of immense love.” Here at St. Rose, we have about 40 active Extraordinary Ministers who assist the priests and deacons with the distribution of the Eucharist under both species as well as taking Communion to the home-bound ill of our parish. If you feel the calling to serve your fellow parishioners in this special way and would like to be considered for appointment (note, minimum age is 18 years), contact Msgr. Graham at the Parish office. For additional information about this ministry before approaching Msgr. Graham, Contact Chris McDade at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-801-8869.
Bringing the gifts of bread and wine to the Eucharistic Table is a great privilege and an opportunity for all parishioners to richly participate in the liturgy as a representative of the parish family. We invite our parishioners, either as a family or an individual, to be gift bearers on a date and Mass time that are most convenient for you. It is easy to do and the ushers will direct you. Kindly arrive for Mass ten minutes early and inform the ushers you would like to bring up the gifts. After the offertory, the celebrant will walk forward to greet the gift bearers, who then take the gifts from the table and bring them to him. This action serves your parish family and enhances the spiritual unity as a people gathered to love one another as Jesus loved us.
St. Rose is blessed with many wonderful people who proclaim the Lord’s word each week. The one thing they have in common is the desire and dedication to present God’s word to his people in a reverent and expressive manner. Our lectors range in age from 16 to 70+ years of age. If you would like to join us, contact Chris McDade at 215-801-8869 or email@example.com. You will be given training and a workbook with all the readings for the year along with suggestions, pronunciations and explanations.
If you have a desire share your musical talent with the parish, please contact Jeremy Triplett, Director of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contemporary Music Group
The Contemporary Music Group is always seeking parishioners to share their musical talents in our efforts to enhance the Sunday liturgy. The group usually sings at the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass, September to mid-June, and Christmas and Easter Masses. The group practices once a week at 7:00 p.m.
Cantors and Musicians
Cantors lead the congregation in song at Mass and proclaim the psalm. Musicians provide musical support at Mass.
Youth Concert Choir
The Youth Concert Choir invites all parish youth in grades 2 through 12 to join the Choir. The choir uses contemporary and classical sacred repertoire and rehearsal is held once a week on Wednesday, from 6:15-7:00 pm from September through June.
Adult Festival Choir
The Adult Choir is open to all parishioners 18 years+. This seasonal choir is focused on prayerfully singing the sacred music of the Church and singing in multiple languages and harmonies. No previous experience required, only a love of singing! The choir rehearsal is held once a week on Wednesday, from 7:00-8:00 pm.
Teen Worship & Praise Band
This group allows our high school teens and young adults to share their musical talents. The group plays at one 9:30 a.m. Mass each month from September through June. Rehearsal is once a week on Wednesday from 8:00-9:00 pm.
Ministers of Hospitality
Ushers provide hospitality to all who enter the church, assist as necessary, provide for taking up the offertory and offer guidance to gift bearers. They also hand out the bulletins and neaten the church after each Mass. Contact Ed Oswald at 215-699-4939.
Greeters offer a smile and extend a warm welcome to all who join us for worship and attend parish events. When a person steps into our church we want them to know we are happy to see them. Every parishioner is invited to serve as a greeter. If you can smile you can be a greeter! Once trained in this ministry, you will be given a Greeter badge. Contact Jane Selner at 215-699-4617 or Stan Schuck at 215-478-5772.
Sacristans assist the clergy by unlocking and preparing the church for Mass and other liturgical events. This may include readying the wine, water, and bread and putting them in place for the start of mass, assisting the altar servers and cleaning the holy materials after mass. Young men and women of high school and college age are encouraged to consider this service. Contact Monsignor Graham at 215-699-4617.