Each Fall, Saint Rose Parish thanks all those in the parish community who offer their talents and services in any capacity. This dinner is an opportunity to enjoy the company of many dedicated parishioners and express gratitude for all they do.
Progressive Bingo is played every Monday night at 7:30 PM. Bingo is also played Saturday evenings at 7:30-10:00 PM. Games are played in the school cafeteria for the benefit of Saint Rose of Lima School.
After the 8:30 AM morning Mass on Feast Days such as St. Joseph and St. Rose of Lima, hospitality is offered. This is an opportunity for everyone to socialize and get to know one another a little better after the Mass.
Coffee House for Haiti
A Coffee House is held each year as a fundraiser for our sister parish in Fond Pierre, Haiti. Talent from the Freehold area perform songs, comedy, dance and poetry. Refreshments such as coffee, tea, desserts and more are served. It is an opportunity to learn more about Haiti and enjoy the social environment created.
The parish carnival is held every year in late June. It is an exciting five nights of fun, food, games of chance, super 50/50, live entertainment, face painting, and a nightly 50/50. It is open to everyone. Proceeds from the carnival are used for the benefit of the parish and school. It takes many hands to bring this together and we welcome any and all volunteers, from adults to teenagers who need community service.
The Parish Picnic is an annual event that brings parishioners together to enjoy food, games, music and a variety of activities for a day of leisure and sociability. Each year many talented parishioners come together to plan the picnic and coordinate the activities.
As Christians we are called to respond to the needs of the poor. In an effort to respond to this call in some small way during Lent, the members of the St. Vincent DePaul Society host a Simple Supper. Everyone is invited this one evening to forfeit a full meal and to come to the school cafeteria, and as a parish family, to partake of a meal consisting of soup and bread. Partaking of this meal helps raise our awareness of the plight of the poor. Soup and bread are often the only nourishment some people receive in a day and many do not even have that much. All who attend are asked to donate the amount of money they would spend if they were having a complete meal that day. This money is used by the St. Vincent DePaul Society to provide assistance to needy families in our community.