Current Parish News

 From the blossoms of geraniums to the blossoming of young children, the Haiti Committee is holding a geranium plant sale to support the education of the children in our sister church, St. Peter's Parish, Fond Pierre, Haiti.  Your purchase of geraniums will support the efforts of the Haiti Committe to pay the teacher's salaries.  Order forms are due by Wednesday, May 18.  Click here for order form.


The drawing for the Parish Super 50/50 (50% of total sales) will be held on Tuesday, August 23, after the 8:30 morning Mass.  The winner need not be present.  Last year's winner took home over $18,000.  The raffle drawing and the Mass will be livestreamed.

Each ticket is $5 or a book of six for $30.  Make checks payable to St. Rose of Lima.  Mail to St. Rose of Lima, 16 McLean Street, Freehold, NJ 07728 or drop off in the collection baskets or in the parish office mail slot.

Additional Super 50/50 ticket books can be found in baskets at the entrances to the church or chapel, at the parish office or can be mailed to you by calling the parish office (732) 462-0859.

Please remember when returning the raffle stubs: Please place check or cash and the stubs (the part of the ticket with your name, address and phone number) in an envelope.  Please keep the rip off part with the raffle drawing informaton.

The liturgical observance of the Solemnity of the Acension of the Lord has been transferred from Thursday, May 26, 2022 to the following Sunday, May 29, 2022 in all dioceses of New Jersey.  This feast will now be celebrated on the Seventh Sunday of Easter. 

A Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery on Monday, May 30, at 8:00 am at the Mausoleum on Freehold Englishtown Road (Throckmorton Street).  This Mass is being celebrated in honor of all those who gave their lives in the defense of our country and for all those buried at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery.  Please bring chairs to sit on.  There will be no 8:30 am Mass in the church on Memorial Day.

Loin of Pork Dinner Fundraiser

The Freehold Columbian Club and Knights of Columbus 1672 are holding a fundraiser dinner on

Saturday, June 11, from 5 pm - 7:30 pm

dine in or take out, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 East Main Street, Freehold.

Cost $23, which includes: loin of pork, gravy, roasted potatoes, asparagus, salad, dinner roll and cheesecake.

Pre-order and pre-payment requested.  Call Dan @ 908-313-1312 to place your order by Wednesday, June 8.  Make checks payable to: Columbian Club of Freehold.  All proceeds will benefit the Building Fund.  **Please bring a bag for take out dinners.


Choir member and Cantor at St. Rose of Lima Church, Rick Scott, has curated a selection of songs to perform from the folk tradition, various Broadway musicals and Church repertoire.  Special guests include: Bob Stasiak, Choir Director at St. Robert Bellarmine, Janos Major, Choir Director at St. Rose of Lima, as well as family and friends.

Saturday, June 18, 7:30 pm Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 East Main Street, Freehold

Tickets are $20 and will include one free drink if paid in advance.  All proceeds will go to the Columbian Club building fund (where the Knights of Columbus hold their meetings.)  There will be a cash bar and table snacks will be provided.  Checks should be made out to the Columbian Club of Freehold and mailed to 70 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728, attention Dan Dawidowicz. (please reference June 18 Music Program on the envelope or check.)  Obtaining tickets in advance is recommended.  To reserve a group table of eight, please email Dan at [email protected] with the names of all eight people. For additional information please contact Rick at [email protected]



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