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

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

Please ...
Come in ... and be ... Welcome!

Pictorial Directory

In all the parishes that I have been blessed to serve the photo directory helps so much to help parishioners to connect with one another. We are presently beginning the process of organizing efforts for our own parish photo directory. In the near future you will receive a recorded call with my voice and an invitation to participate in our Saint Rose Photo Directory. You will be instructed to make an appointment for a photo either by visiting this link: Schedule Your Photo! or after Mass by signing up for an appointment with one of our volunteers. Our sign up dates will be February 25 through March 31. Pictures will be taken April 10, 11 and 12th in the Maria Parish Center. I pray that you will consider participating in the parish project. If you have any questions or if you need assistance please contact the rectory.

Online Giving

Saint Rose of Lima has changed from its previous method of online giving, to a new system. Thank you, very much, to those who helped the parish to implement its first online giving program, better than five years ago, and thank you also to those who had used it! We are eternally grateful and hope you will continue, by changing your method of online giving, to the new system.

All ... parishioners, neighbors, friends, and family ... please consider registering to use online giving, with the new system, instead of weekly envelopes for contributions to our parish. This can be very convenient when you are unable to attend mass at Saint Rose. The system provides you a convenient option that you may access at any time. Your gift will be transferred from your preferred method of payment directly to our parish. There's no need to share any sensitive account information with parish staff.

This system is safe and secure, and simple. You can start, stop and change your contributions at anytime. Sign up by clicking on the "Donations" link in the top menu above. You will then be taken to the new system's website where you can complete the online giving registration form.

Again, thank you, one an all, for your new or continued support of this endeavor!

100th Anniversary Recipes and Memories

Please, submit your recipes and memories for our parish recipe and memory book. Forms can be found on the table in the gathering area. Feel free to use your own paper, if you'd like. With your help, we will be able to put together a cookbook of delicious recipes, as well as a collection of memories of years gone by, right up to the present day.

You can drop your submissions in the silver box on the table in the gathering space, email them to Carole Housum or Becky Reed, drop them in the collection basket or the rectory mail box.

We are excited to get this project under way, but we cannot do it without you.

Prayer Requests / List

See the Sunday bulletin for a list of people to pray for. Our prayers help to bring God's healing grace upon them, and their family and friends. Please, pray for those listed. To submit your own prayer request or that of another, call Becky at the parish rectory at 814-944-8509. Please respect the person's right to privacy and secure permission before placing a name on the prayer list.

St. Vincent de Paul

Society St. Vincent de Paul

Communication — Flocknote

We invite you to register your email and cell phone at flocknote.com or you can text Rose to 84576. This will allow us to send you up to date information on changes within our parish.

Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Facebook Anyone?

Please visit and like our new Saint Rose of Lima Facebook Page!

Mass Times

Sunday Obligation

Saturday — 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM
Sunday — 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM


Monday — 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM

Tuesday through Friday — 8:30 AM


Thursday after 8:30 AM Mass until 10:00 AM

Thursday Evening 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Holy Days

See the Bulletin


Saturday — 12:00 Noon

Monday at 6:00 PM

Or by appointment.

Directions to Saint Rose of Lima Church


Visit masstimes.org to find a convenient Catholic Church.


Call the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn more about the Sacraments.

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.


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.

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.


Preparation begins in grade nine.

Religious Vocation

Adults and older children considering a Religious Vocation may contact the Rectory.


Couples interested in celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony must meet with a priest at least nine months before the proposed wedding date.

Anointing of the Sick

Arrangements can be made by contacting the Rectory.


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.

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!