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All Women Welcome! Walking with Purpose 10AM Jan 24, 2018

Announcing Walking with Purpose

Women’s Catholic Bible Study

Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish community? Do you feel that you are doing so much but none of it very well?

Keeping in Balance, our study through Spring, focuses on creating balance within. No previous Bible study experience is necessary and you are welcome to come as you are as we explore Biblical ways we can manage life’s pace and pressure while living with calm and steadiness.   

Walking with Purpose is a women’s Catholic Bible study that aims to bring women to a closer relationship with Christ.  Personal study and small group discussions at WWP each week link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.

Interested in learning more?  Please join us this Wednesday, January 24 at 10 AM to find out what Walking with Purpose is all about!  Bring a friend to meet us at Saint Rose of Lima, in the Holy Innocence Hall, at 10am for coffee, breakfast and an inspirational video and discussion on “Getting a grip through Simplicity.” For more information contact Liz Brestovansky, for more information.  We hope to see you!

The Voice of St. Rose – Listen Live to Masses

The following Masses will be broadcast and accessible Live through clicking the button above:

  • December 20 – 6:45 am
  • December 21 – 9:00 am
  • December 24 – 7:30 am (Sunday)
  • December 24 – 11:00 pm (Vigil)
  • December 25 – 10:30 am
  • December 27 – 6:45 am
  • December 28 – 6:45 am
  • December 30 – 5:30 pm
  • December 31 – 4:00 pm New Year’s Vigil


Christmas and New Year Mass Schedule – 2017

Saturday December 23

Confessions from 9:00 until 11:00 am
No 8:00am Mass
Masses at 4:00 and 5:30pm

Sunday December 24 (Fourth Sunday in Advent)

Masses at 7:30 and 9:00 am to fulfill your Sunday Obligation

Christmas Eve Masses

Mass with Children’s Pageant at 3:00pm in the Monsignor Weiss Gathering Hall
Masses at 4:30pm in the Church and Gathering Hall
Mass at 6:30pm in the Church
Mass at 11:00pm in the Church preceeded by a choir concert at 10:30pm

Monday Dcember 25 (Christmas Day)

Masses at 7;30, 9:00, 10:30am and 12″00 noon (NO 5:00pm Mass)

Saturday December 30

Mass at 8;00am
Confessions from 3:00 – 4:00pm
Masses at 4:00 and 5:30pm

Sunday December 31 (Holy Family Sunday)

Masses at 7;30, 9:00, 10:30am and 12″00 noon (NO 5:00pm Mass)
Vigil Mass for New Year’s Day at 4:00pm

Monday January 1  (New Years Day)

Masses at 7;30, 9:00, 10:30am and 12″00 noon (NO 5:00pm Mass)

Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant – 2017

Children’s Christmas Eve Nativity at the 3:00 Mass

Every year, the Christmas Eve Mass features a children’s Nativity Pageant. This year it will take place at the 3:00 Christmas Eve Mass in the St. Rose School Gathering Hall. Thank you to Elisabeth Gietz, Maureen Reidy, and Laura Callahan for volunteering to coordinate the nativity this year. Children in grades K through three are shepherds, angels, inn-keepers, and wisemen. If you would like your children or grandchildren to participate in this prayerful pageant, please call Liz Gietz at 203-526-0890 or e-mail her at There is one rehearsal, which will take place on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1:00 in the Holy Innocents Faith Formation Center. What a wonderful opportunity to share in the joy-filled gift of God’s Son!

There is also the need of someone to create a sketch for the program. Please send to Elisabeth if you desire to use your talent in this way!