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!

Highlighted News ... Beginning Saturday, May 22, 2021

Following the Bishop's guidance, we will be eliminating the safety precautions we instituted during the height of the pandemic this Saturday.

  • We will resume full capacity. All pews will be available for use.
  • Hymnals will be returned. We are working on restoring music throughout the Mass, but this week may be a mix.
  • Communion will return to the proper place in the Mass. Mass will end with the final blessing and a recessional.
  • The Precious Blood will not be offered until a later date.
  • Fully vaccinated parishioners do not need to wear a mask. Please be considerate of others whether they are wearing a mask or not.
  • Thank you for your understanding and help during this last year, hopefully we are truly nearing the end of this pandemic.

God Bless!

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 with our parish schedule, rescheduling of Confirmation, and possibly rescheduling First Communion.

You can also check our parish website, daily for any announcements.

Spiritual Communion

With Masses not open to the public, if you watch online or on the television the following prayer can be offered to connect yourself to the Eucharistic celebration or at anytime you want to receive Christ spiritually:

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.

Rosary During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Pope Francis invites everyone to join him each night at 9:00 PM to pray the rosary together.

Father Brian suggests the Sorrowful Mysteries with the following intentions:

  • The Agony in The Garden - For those struggling with fear and anxiety during this time.
  • The Scourging at the Pillar - For those suffering from the Coronavirus.
  • The Crowning with Thorns - Those who have lost their jobs during this pandemic.
  • Jesus Carries His Cross - For all medical professionals.
  • The Crucifixion - For those who have died.

Do You Need Help Or Can You Help?

Saint Vincent DePaul Society shares this information about assistance available for families with financial need.

If you need help getting groceries and the like, or if you can help parishioners in need, please contact the parish rectory at 814-944-8509 ... or ...

Visit the Saint Vincent DePaul Society of Saint Rose of Lima Parish website for more information!

Novena to St. Rocco Against Contagious Diseases
Prayed for Nine Days

O Great St. Rocco, deliver us,
we beseech thee, from contagious diseases.

Through thy intercession,
preserve our bodies from illness,
and our souls from the contagion of sin.

Obtain for us salubrious air, but,
above all, purity of heart.

Assist us to make good use of health,
to bear suffering with patience,
and, after thy example,
to live in the practice of penance and charity,
that we may one day enjoy the happiness
which thou has merited by thy virtues.

St. Rocco, pray for us – 3 times.

If you have questions about the ARISE! program, please call Carole Housum at 695-7249 or email DCSUM@atlanticbb.net.

Child Abuse Prevention

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 additional information page to learn of other ways you can financially help support our parish home.

And, if you don't have online access, contact the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 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!

Mass Times

Sunday Obligation

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


Monday — Friday - 8:30 AM

Holy Days

See the Bulletin

Directions to Saint Rose of Lima


Visit masstimes.org to find a convenient Catholic Church.


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

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


Preparation begins in grade nine. Call the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn more.

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

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!