To be an active member of the Parish means more than just coming to Mass on Sundays. We hope that you will be inspired to join one of our many Parish Ministries/Groups/Organizations, as becoming active in the Parish helps both you and the community. Not only will you make new friends, you will also become part of our family of faith!
For all our Ministry/Group/Organization Members: 1) to reserve a space in any of the parish facilities, please submit a FACILITIES REQUEST FORM with at least 3 weeks notice in order to reserve your space as well as have your meeting/event placed on the parish calendar.
2) Announcements are placed in the bulletin on a space available basis with the approval of the pastor. Please give a detailed statement on what the announcement should say by submitting a BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT FORM. Editing when necessary will be done by the Bulletin Editor. Deadline for your request is two weeks prior to sending the weekend’s bulletin for publication. Meaning; the bulletin is sent each Monday afternoon for publication of the Sunday bulletin, hence your proposed announcement should have been turned in two weeks prior to the Monday that coincides with Sunday distribution.
The Outreach Ministry holds meetings to share stories and discuss issues relating to the community with a work session following after to initiate solving with participation and bible teaching on how to live the Eucharist in our daily life. Everyone is invited to attend. Please contact Jesus Sebastian, Coordinator 210-251-0682 – Jesussm2002@gmail.com
The Altar Society is open to all persons of the parish. They hold monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. The are responsible for the care of the church and all altar appointments. Their activities include a social with rotating themes, service projects, Sunday morning breakfasts, among other activities. For more info contact President, Laura Byrd.
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The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization for Catholic men. They hold various activities through the year, including the administration of weekly Bingo on Thursday evenings, Sunday morning breakfasts, and Fish Fry Dinners on Fridays during Lent. Their meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month (but are only open to active members of the council) at 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For more info contact Grand Knight, Richard Cruz. To go to the Council Website, click here.
This organization is dedicated to honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe;they assist in the coordination and organization of prayers in devotion to Our Blessed Mother as well as by planning the activities for her feast day on December 12. Their meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the each month in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Carmen Cardonita.
The Columbiettes are a branch of the Knights of Columbus. Their function is to assist the Knights of Columbus where needed. They also hold their own fundraisers and social activities. For more information, contact us at our email email@example.com
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society assists our families in need within our parish community. They operate a food pantry 4 days a week, and also process requests for utility assistance. They have a Thanksgiving Food Drive that provides a special Thanksgiving dinner for needy families. They also organize and sponsor the Angel Tree gift program during the Christmas season, where they collect gifts from the parishioners, wrap them and distribute to those in need. Their meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. For more info, contact President, Georgeann Kucher.
ROSEFEST is our annual parish festival, and our largest fundraiser for the parish during the year. It is typically held on the first Saturday in May, and activities include Bingo, Rides, Games, Food, Live Music, and a Raffle. This festival is run solely by volunteers, and any help is greatly appreciated.
St. Rose of Lima is dedicated to the well being of our youth. We use many resources to teach our faith including “Life Teen”. Our “Life Teen” program targets High School and Middle School students. Life Nights are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
St. Rose of Lima ACTS
Mens and Womens ACTS retreats are held at various times of the year. For more info, contact the Parish Office or Betty Cardona.
Church Cleaning Crew
On Friday mornings we have a very dedicated, but small, group of people who clean and prepare the church for the weekend services. Their duties consist of straightening the books, sweeping, mopping, window cleaning and dusting. Work begins around 9:15 am and usually takes a couple of hours. New members are always welcome to this very important ministry, simply join in on any Friday to help!