A White Dove ~ The Holy Spirit welcomes you!
Saint Rose of Lima

A Roman Catholic Community in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese of Pennsylvania

Mass Time Change

Beginning February 3, 2019 we will no longer offer a Sunday Noon Mass. All other Masses remain unchanged.

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ARISE — Together in Christ

This is a three-year program being offered over five, six-week periods, during the seasons of fall and Lent. We encourage you to attend all of the sessions, but it is not required. Each six-week session has a specific theme and are 90 minutes. A book for each six-week period will be necessary and available for an $11.00 purchase. Saint Rose of Lima will have several parishioners, along with Fr. Brian, who will be leading the different groups, of this faith sharing program.

The Benefits of ARISE are:

  • Enables parishioners to develop a closer relationship with Christ.
  • Deepens faith through prayer and sharing in small communities.
  • Encourages putting faith into action in daily life.
  • Foster spiritual renewal and bonds of friendship in the parish.
  • Offers specific approaches and resources for inviting parishioners.
  • Emphasizes outreach to youth and young adults.

Updated January 12, 2019

At the invitation of our pastor, Fr. Brian Saylor, our parish is continuing ARISE Together in Christ, a process of spiritual renewal presented by RENEW International. All parishioners are welcome to join.

Season 2 of ARISE Together in Christ will take place this Lent. We encourage all parishioners to sign up for this season and be part of the small faith sharing groups that are forming here at St. Rose Parish. Even if you did not participate during the first season of ARISE last October, we invite you to participate during this Lenten season. Come and join us as we Together "Change Our Hearts" and hence ARISE Together in Christ.

Overview of Season 2 "Change Our Hearts"...1st week- Ash Wednesday: Call to Conversion ( Prayer, fasting and charity). 2nd week..Transfiguration (present & promise). 3rd week ..from thirsty to quenched. 4th week...from darkness to light. 5th week...from death to life. 6th week...Anticipates Resurrection

Sign-up Weekend will be February 9/10 and 16/17

Week of March 3 ....Season 2 Small Community Meetings Begin

The leaders, times and places are as follows:

  • Weekly sessions are 90 minutes
  • Chuck and Linda Wolf....Monday, March 4 ....6pm in School Library
  • Fr. Brian...Tuesday, March 5...9:15am at St. Rose Rectory
  • Carole Housum..Wednesday, March 6...10am at St.Rose Rectory
  • Yvonne Gibson...Wednesday, March 6...6pm at Yvonne's home..310 57th St...Altoona

You can join in at any time!

To register contact Carole Housum at 695-7249.

Online Giving

Online giving to Saint Rose of Lima, via PayPal, is now available.

You do not need to create or have a PayPal account to donate.

If you're not able or interested in donating online via PayPal, visit our donation page to learn of other ways you can financially help support our parish home.

And, if you don't have online access, contact Fr. Brian at 944-8509, to learn how you can help our parish home, financially-speaking or otherwise.

Thank you to all our testers for taking the time to test the process out! Your efforts were greatly appreciated!

Prayer Requests

You can now submit prayer requests, from our website, to our Parish Prayer Chain.

Mass Times

Sunday Obligation

Saturday — 4:00 PM
Sunday — 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM


Monday — Friday - 8:30 AM

Holy Days

Easter and Christmas Mass times: See the Bulletin

Other Holy Days:

Vigil of — 7:00 PM

Day of — 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 7:00 PM

Directions to Saint Rose of Lima


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Saturday — 12:00 Noon and after 4:00 PM Mass


Baptism of Infants and Young Children

Parents should contact the rectory well before an expected Baptism, before birth when possible, to prepare for and schedule baptisms. Call the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn more.


A two-year formal preparation begins when your child is enrolled in Religious Education, either while attending the Parochail School or Saint Rose of Lima Sunday School. To learn more, contact Bernice Shoenfelt at 814-944-8509.

First Holy Communion

A two-year formal preparation begins when your child is enrolled in Religious Education, either while attending Parochial School or Saint Rose of Lima Sunday School. To learn more, contact Bernice Shoenfelt at 814-944-8509.


Preparation begins in grade nine. To learn more, contact Bernice Shoenfelt at 814-944-8509.

Religious Vocation

Adults and older children considering a Religious Vocation may contact the Rectory at 814-944-8509.


Couples interested in celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony must meet with a priest at least nine months before the proposed wedding date. To learn more, contact Father Saylor or Father Spishak at 814-944-8509.

Anointing of the Sick

Arrangements can be made by contacting the Rectory at 814-944-8509.


RCIA means Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children. Christian Initiation is a spiritual journey of adults and children. It is a process by which uncatechized individuals and individuals Baptized in another Christian denomination learn about the Catholic Church. Catholic sponsors who are willing to share their faith experiences with new members and journey with them throughout the process are always needed. Those seeking to become Catholic may contact the Rectory at 814-944-8509.

Prayer Requests

If you would like to have our Parish Prayer Chain pray for your intentions, please comelete the form below. A copy of what you submit will be sent to the email address you provide below. All fields are required.

Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.
Luke 11:28
A Blue Dove ~ The Holy Spirit bids you a great day!