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

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

Parish Picnic

The parish picnic will be held on Sunday, September 9th at Highland Park Pavilion #2, following an 11:00 a.m. Mass at the park.

This is a new time for the picnic Mass, as we are combining the 10:30 a.m. and the Noon Mass times into one. Please note, there will not be a 10:30 a.m. or Noon Mass at Saint Rose.

We will have fried chicken, hotdogs and beverages furnished by the parish as well as plates, napkins and plastic-ware. We are asking those attending to bring a covered dish to share with others. The sign-up sheet will be in the gathering space on the table that holds the bulletins, starting the weekend of August 4th and 5th and will continue through the weekend of September 1st & 2nd. We will have a bounce house, snow-cone and popcorn machine for the kids to enjoy (a Big Thank You to Tommy Irwin for donating this). We will also have a face painter for the kids. Good food and fellowship is promised to all who attend. If you can help set up or clean up your time is much appreciated. Hope to see you at our Parish Picnic.

If anyone is interested in helping with the picnic, please call Carole Housum at 695-7249 or email DCSUM@atlanticbb.net.

ARISE — Together in Christ

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has announced plans for pastoral and spiritual renewal through the ARISE Together in Christ by RENEW International.

The program will officially launch in fall 2018 with "Sign-up Sundays" on September 15th and 16th and 22nd and 23rd here at St. Rose of Lima. If you get a chance, please read the Catholic Register July 23rd issue for more information.

St. Rose of Lima will have 4 parishioners, along with Fr. Brian, who will be leading this faith sharing program.

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, 12:00 Noon


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!