backpackblessing2012 resizedMeetings are held monthly to plan Liturgies which include the whole family, especially those with young children. The Family Liturgy Committee's goal is to help provide an atmosphere where faith can be shared, developed and renewed, with a sense of joy and celebration. Join them at 9:30 am Sunday mornings.

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 Family Liturgy - Opportunities to be involved and Activities 2017 - 2018

 St. Rose of Lima celebrates its Family Mass each Sunday at 9:30am.  The Family Liturgy Committee aims to provide our Family Mass with an environment where faith can be shared, developed, and renewed for all family members.  Through our efforts, we hope to develop a true sense of community here in our parish.

Ways to Participate – An important part of attending Mass on a weekly basis is your active participation.  If children are interested in exploring different ways that they can participate in the Mass, please consider these roles available at the St. Rose of Lima Family Mass:
* Youth Usher – Help with the offertory collection or offertory procession by coming to the back of the Church after the homily.  If parents have any questions, feel free to see the Usher Leaders in the back of the Church before the Family Mass on any Sunday morning.
*  Petition Reader – Younger school aged children are able to read petitions as part of the Prayer of the Faithful.  Please see one of the Family Liturgy members handing out the Song Sheets before Mass for more information.
*  Music – Join the FAMILY LITURGY YOUTH CHORALE (Grades 3 – 8 & High School Choir Leaders) or the YOUTH HANDBELL CHOIR (Grades 5 – High School) – For more information, feel free to visit in the choir loft or reach out to John Buckel, Director of Music & Organist (516-798-4992 x240, JohnB@SROLchurch.org).

Here is a list of activities centered around the Family Mass planned for 2017-2018.  Look for details in the parish bulletin as each event approaches and “Like” us on Facebook to receive periodic updates (search for St. Rose Family Mass to find our Facebook page).  At all Family Liturgy Hospitalities, we will have a share table so families can bring a baked item or a snack treat to share with their fellow parishioners.

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– School Backpack Blessing and Welcome Back Hospitality – at the 9:30am Family Mass - As you get ready to go back to school, the St. Rose of Lima Family Liturgy Committee invites you to our special activities:  At the 9:30am Family Mass, join us for the Annual School Backpack Blessing.  After Mass, you are invited to the Welcome Back Hospitality in the Auditorium featuring crafts, refreshments, and a new kind of fun – Jesus Gym Activities!

October 22, 2017 – Annual Family Mass Buffet Breakfast – after the 9:30am Family Mass in the Auditorium - For the 14th year, we are organizing “thefamlitbkfst Breakfast”.  Please take this opportunity to have a nice breakfast with some of your fellow parishioners.  Tickets must be purchased in advance; ticket information coming soon with ticket sales beginning on September 24 before and after the Family Mass.

November 19, 2017 – Advent Angels - Join us as we kickoff our Advent Angels gift collection program.  Here is this year’s Advent Angels Schedule:
Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 3 - Distribute Angels;  Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10 - Collect Gifts;  December 10  - Advent Angels Delivery

December 3, 2017 (1st Sunday of Advent) – Nativity Hospitality - after the 9:30am Family Mass in the Auditorium – join us for this new hospitality as we adventangelpickick off the Advent Season and get ready for Christmas.  More details coming soon.

December 17, 2017 (3rd Sunday of Advent) – Bambinelli Sunday – Blessing of the Jesus Nativity Statues - at the 9:30am Family Mass - Unpack your family’s Nativity and bring the statue of Baby Jesus to the 9:30am Family Mass for a special blessing.

January 7, 2018 (Epiphany of the Lord) – Procession of the Three Kings - during the 9:30am Family Mass - Join us at the Family Mass on this Sunday for the “Procession of the Three Kings.”

bagelsbingoJanuary 28, 2018 – Bagels ‘N Bingo – after the 9:30am Family Mass in the Auditorium
Join us for the fun in the St. Rose Auditorium after the Family Mass.  Admission: $1.50 per person when bought in advance, $2.50 per person at the door (Admission includes one set of Bingo cards, additional cards can be purchased at the door).  Advance Ticket sales TBD.

February 11, 2018 – Lent Day Hospitality – after the 9:30am Family Mass in the Auditorium
After Mass, we invite the families attending the 9:30am Mass to join us in the Auditorium for some crafts/activities for the children and light refreshments appropriate for the Lenten season.

April 8, 2018 (2nd Sunday of Easter) – Easter Resurrection Bunny Breakfast Hospitality – after the 9:30am Family Mass in the Auditorium - The Easterbbkfst17a season does not end on Easter Sunday.  Join us the 2nd Sunday of Easter for a “Bunny Breakfast” as we do our best to extend the rejoicing.  We’ll be in the Auditorium immediately following the 9:30am Family Mass.  There’ll be some light breakfast treats as well as some Easter activities for the children including an Easter Egg Hunt.

May 20, 2018 – Pentecost Hospitality – after the 9:30am Family Mass in the Auditorium - Join us in the Auditorium after the Family Mass on Pentecost for cake and refreshments as we wish “Happy Birthday to Us”.  A treat for our share table would be greatly appreciated.

Want to Get Involved?  If you have any questions about or would like to become involved with the Family Liturgy Committee, call or e-mail Matt and Kelly Baroletti (516-798-6026, mbaroletti@verizon.net).

We are looking for additional parishioners to help us our efforts in Family Liturgy.  You don't need any special experience to become a member of our committee.  You just have to have a desire to grow in your faith, a willingness to give a little of your time and talents, and the spirit to work with others.  To find out more about Family Liturgy, you can speak with any of our members each Sunday at the Family.
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Becoming a member of Family Liturgy does not come with a weekly commitment.  The Committee is divided into teams, and each team is assigned a few Sundays throughout the year.  Periodic meetings are held to develop and share our plans within the committee. 

We need your support!  Knowing that busy people always have time to help out and that many hands make light work, we ask you to consider joining our ministry.