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.
Masses TENTATIVELY Resume June 13/14: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Weekend Masses at St. Rose will resume TENTATIVELY the weekend of June 13/14.
Mass schedule to follow. Please check back for details.
Daily Masses resume tentatively the week of June 15.
Daily Mass schedule to follow. Please check back for further details.
Live stream Masses will continue until further notice.
St. Rose of Lima Chapel is open for private prayer Monday to Friday, 1:00 – 3:00 PM and Saturday morning, from 9 to 11 a.m. Members of the Knights of Columbus #1672 will be monitoring the entrance to make sure that everyone who wants to visit for private prayer is in compliance.
St. Robert Bellarmine hours for private prayer:
11 a.m. Mass, June 7, The Most Holy Trinity
#445 All Praise and Glad Thanksgiving
#614 How Great Thou Art
#446 All Hail, Adored Trinity
Bishop David O’Connell declared on May 8 that churches may re-open for private prayer with the following conditions:
Common Directives to be observed by all parishes:
• Dispensation from Sunday/Holy Day obligation remains in force until further notice.
• No public Masses or other group liturgical/devotional celebrations until further notice.
• Sacramental celebrations in church (baptisms, confirmations, ordinary schedule of confessions, weddings) continue to be postponed until further notice.
• Live-streaming of Masses without congregations to continue.
• Churches will be closed for private prayer and empty during live-streamed Masses.
• Faithful from at risk groups as identified by CDC/NJ Department of Health should remain at home.
• Regular sanitization of churches after use.
• Limited days open for private prayer.
• Hours for private prayer in open church to be determined by the pastor.
Limited number of visitors at one time (no more than 10) according to NJ State guidelines and social distancing (minimum of 6 feet between visitors) to be observed.
• Areas/pews for seating to be reserved to facilitate cleaning afterward.
• Wearing of masks required for all those making visits.
• Closing of public restroom facilities as a preventive health measure.
• Designate a single entrance to control number of visitors; no gathering at entrance, steps or parking lots.
The Parish Carnival has been canceled. We hope to hold a scaled-down version of the carnival in the fall. Check back for further updates!
The drawing for the Carnival Super 50/50 will be held on June 20 at 10 p.m. Last year’s winner took home $18,000, so consider participating!
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).
- St. Rose of Lima televised Mass schedule will be (no parishioners):
Sundays Spanish 9 am and English 11 am
Daily Mass in English at 11 a.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays in Spanish 7 pm
- 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:
ALL FUNERAL MASSES
PTA Pocketbook has been postponed; date to be determined
All First Communions are postponed; new dates to be determined.
Confirmation postponed; new date to be determined.
Fr. John Campoli’s 50th Anniversary Mass and Celebration has been postponed until August 23 at the 11 am. Mass.
The drawing for the Parish Carnival Super 50/50 (50% of total sales) will be held on Saturday, June 20, at 10:00 PM. The winner need not be present. Last year’s winner took home over $18,000.
Each ticket is $5.00 or book of six for $30.00. Make checks payable to St. Rose of Lima Carnival. Mail to St. Rose of Lima Carnival, 16 McLean Street, Freehold, NJ 07728 or drop off in the parish office mail slot.
Additional Super 50/50 raffle ticket books can be mailed to you by calling the parish office
(732) 462-0859 or mail in a check and we will mail you the raffle stubs.
Please remember when returning the raffle stubs:
Please place check (cash) and the stubs (the part with your name and address) in an envelope. Please keep the rip off part with the raffle drawing information.
About our Finances…
We depend on the weekly collection to meet our financial obligations. Since we are not permitted Masses, we have no regular support. Because of on-line giving and parishioners who drop off their offering at the rectory, we are collecting about 20% of our usual weekly contributions. Thank you! How we weather this storm will probably affect what our parish will look like in the future. Please do what you can to help support our parish and prayerfully consider increasing your offering as it may take some time to recoup when the crisis is over. Please continue to use the weekly envelopes and send in your offerings by mail or by drop off at the parish office in the mail slot. If you do not have envelopes, please use any plain envelope. You can also sign up for Parish Giving at www.ParishGiving.org or call 1-866-307-7140.
From my heart, thank you for everything you do for us at St. Rose of Lima. May Mary, our Lady of Good Health, watch over you and your loved ones.
Click here for the Live stream page:
If you missed our recent liturgies, you can view them on YouTube:
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. You can volunteer or donate here: fulfillnj.org/
Freehold Area Open Door, Inc. (Open Door) is a non-profit 501(c3) interfaith agency that provides emergency food, emergency funding, mentoring and scholarships to those in need from the Freehold area. You can support them by making a donation here: https:/www.paypal.com/paypalme2/FreeholdOD?locale.x=en_US
YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is here for all – to empower youth and teens, improve health and strengthen community. A leading nonprofit charity, the Y unites people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. We stand ready to comfort and serve our most vulnerable individuals, children and families. We are grateful for your support which enables us to respond to urgent challenges faced by those we serve. Volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org and give at www.ymcanj.org/donate.
Casa Freehold was founded in 2004 in response to the needs of a growing immigrant population. Our Mission is to help new arrivals to this country become fully integrated and productive members of their new community. We strive to empower workers and their families by providing them with knowledge and resources relating to immigration, education, housing, health, employment, and job safety. https://www.casafreehold.org/
The Freehold Clergy Association is an interfaith group working to foster religious tolerance and cooperation. We raise money to fight hunger. The FCA has served Freehold and surrounding areas for several decades and is committed to working together to solve the local challenges we face. You can send donations to Freehold Clergy Association c/o Reformed Church of Freehold, 67 W Main St, Freehold, NJ, 07728 with Food Relief in the memo.
The Blessing Bag Brigade NJ is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to showing compassion and humanitarianism towards the homeless. Our mission is to help them find some comfort. You can learn more here: https://www.blessingbagbrigadenj.org/
Meet the Need Organization is a non-profit organization created to help uplift those who are less fortunate. Our mission is to give back to various communities throughout NJ through our projects of promise. See how much change can happen when we all come together. You can support them here: https://donorbox.org/donate-to-the-mtn-organization
It is the goal of our Association to help those who are the backbone of our communities to maintain a fruitful, independent life by lending a helping hand wherever we can and also by fostering a relationship with other Civic and Religious groups with similar goals in helping our Communities. You can help here: https://www.paypal.me/monmouthsupport
Help them help us!
The weekly Parish Bulletin in English and Spanish is available on the right of this page.
You can access our new Parish Facebook page by typing “@st.rosefreehold” in the Facebook search bar.