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.

 

 

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Updated Information on L.I.F.T. – Cohort Youth Group, Meeting this Sunday

 

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

7 AM Chapel/Spanish

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

 

 

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

 

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

#672 O God Our Help in Ages Past

#547 Be Still My Soul

#673  Be Not Afraid

 

New Covid Protocols

The Bishops of New Jersey have ended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation effective June 5-6, 2021, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  The faithful are to return to the practice of participating at weekly celebration of Mass in-church.  As is always the case, the obligation does not apply to the sick, those with underlying health conditions, and those who remain fearful of COVID-19 transmission.

 

N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the mandates requiring the wearing of masks and social distancing.  Yet, recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic remains active, wearing a mask is an option for those who wish to do so.   Moreover, those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Limits on church capacity to pre-pandemic levels will be lifted on June 4, 2021.

 

General Information

 

All doors may be utilized for entrance and exit of church.

We will only open all the doors if we have ushers to assist at ALL Masses with the collection, Presentation of the Gifts, etc.

 

  • Barriers, tape and cords to maintain social distancing will be removed.
  • Blessed water will be placed in fonts.
  • hymnals will be placed in the pews.
  • Livestreaming Masses will continue for the homebound.
  • All ministers of communion should wear masks while distributing the Holy Eucharist.
  • Music Ministers will return to their usual ministry.
  • Communion will be received in the hand only.
  • The collection will be taken up as in the past.
  • The Presentation of the Gifts will resume.
  • The Sign of Peace will resume.

 

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.

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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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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

 

 

Click Here to View 2021 Virtual Tenebrae Service