Welcome Friends!

St. Rose of Lima Parish is a Roman Catholic community located in Freehold, New Jersey. As part of the Diocese of Trenton, we are guided by The Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., Bishop of Trenton.

Our hope is that this web site will enhance communication between our parishioners, staff and visitors. It will acquaint you with our mass schedule, liturgies, activities, ministries and community involvement.

 

 

Mass Schedule

 

The number of marked single seats for Masses is 54 in the church and 93 in the chapel.   Couples and families are allowed to sit together to allow more people to attend Mass.  (sit only in the pews/seats marked with a cross on the seat).  After the maximum number is reached, the doors will be closed.  The ushers will open the doors 15 minutes before Mass starts.

Saturday

4 PM chapel/English

7 PM chapel/Spanish

(also live streamed)

Sunday

7 AM church/English

9:00 AM  church/English

9 AM chapel/Spanish

(also live streamed)

10:30 AM church/English

(also live streamed)

12 Noon chapel/English

5:00 PM church/Vietnamese

 

  • The dispensation from Sunday/Holy Day Mass obligation remains in effect until further notice.
  • Those who are hesitant or fearful because of COVID-19 concerns, as well as those with a COVID-19 diagnosis or symptoms, those who may be asymptomatic carriers, those not feeling well, those with underlying health conditions or those in a high-risk category, should stay home.
  • A single entrance to the church will be utilized to monitor the number of people attending.  Follow the directions of the ushers.  In the church, enter and exit through the handicap door only and the chapel, use the main entrance doors only.
  • Masks must be worn the entire time and must be over your nose and mouth at all Masses by all who attend the Mass; regular hand-washing with soap/water or alcohol based sanitizer brought from home should take place; social distancing – 6 feet – between groups of people from the same household and between single individuals, must be observed at all times.
  • A collection basket for parish offerings will be placed at the entrance.
  • Altar servers will not be used at this time.
  • Public restrooms will remain closed.
  • No public gatherings or greetings before or after Masses, at church entrances/exits or on church property are permitted.
  • Congregational singing is discouraged, and no choirs are to be used.
  • Presentation of Offertory Gifts and the Sign of Peace is prohibited.
  • Communion is restricted to the host only.
  • The following methods for distribution of Holy Communion by the priest are to be observed:

single file Communion line with social distancing (6 feet) between communicants in line.  Take communion in your hand, step aside, pull down your mask, consume the host, replace your mask (main aisles only)

  • Ministers who distribute Communion are also to wear masks.
  • Priest will not receive or gather with the faithful after Mass.

 

Private Prayer:

In the church, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass until 10 a.m.

Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Chapel.

Wearing of masks required.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Saturday chapel 9AM (during private prayer time).

Wearing of masks required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If any Sacristan, Lector or Usher wants to be added to the Mass schedule, please call

Donna in the parish office (732) 462-0859 ext. 0.

 

 

 

Sunday Mass, January 24, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hymns for Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00, 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon.

# 746 The Church’s One Foundation

#729 Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore

 

 

   

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How can we continue to participate in the life of our Church…

  • Participate in Masses offered on television or on-line via our Facebook.com/st.rosefreehold connection or log on to our parish website (www.stroseoflima.com).
  • Keep in touch, see the bulletin on-line, our St. Rose website and Facebook for any new developments, announcements, etc.
  • Pray at home in a sacred space perhaps with a crucifix and candle.  Read the Scriptures of the day, special devotions perhaps the Rosary, Novena or Stations of the Cross.

Please call the parish office (732) 462-0859 for any questions and concerns; leave a message and someone will return your call.  For the safety of the staff’s health, they are working from home whenever possible, but are checking in the office regularly.

The following events/sessions are cancelled until further notice:

Adoration Chapel

Bingo

Choir practices

 

 

CALL THE PARISH OFFICE 732-462-0859 for information on baptisms, weddings and funerals.

 

Click here for the Live stream page:

facebook.com/st.rosefreehold

 

If you missed our recent liturgies, you can view them on YouTube:

Click here

 

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Click here to listen to our parish choirs

 

The weekly Parish Bulletin in English and Spanish is available on the right side of this page.

 

You can access our Parish Facebook page by typing “@st.rosefreehold” in the Facebook search bar.

 

Click here for our Facebook page