Danielle LaRose, Coordinator of Social Ministry
Food Pantry Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Help us to create a parish that fosters an attitude of care and concern. St. Rose of Lima's Parish Social Ministry offers many groups geared toward support and socialization:
The St. Rose food pantry serves as a regional asset and services about 10-15 families a day. Donation needs are: cereals, plastic contained juices, canned meat (stews and poultry), peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauces, rice "sides", paper products and detergents. Food gift certificates from local supermarkets or Staples are also needed for items not covered by food stamps. The group Micah (Mobilized Interfaith Coalition Against Hunger) has provided food drop receptacles in the vestibules of the church for any pantry donations. Thanks to all for your continued generosity!
PANTRY HELPERS NEEDED! From stocking shelves to greeting guests, responsible mature adults are needed to help our guests in the Pantry, Monday through Thursday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Split shifts are available, but any help you can give is much appreciated!
Care Companion and Transportation Companion Volunteers
More than a friendly visitor, Care Companion volunteers are needed to assist people in their homes. Transportation Companions are volunteers needed to drive parishioners to/from doctors appointments, the grocery store or other local places of business. Call Outreach for more information.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteers bring nutritious meals to recipients weekly. Call the office for more information.
Our Mission is to promote respect for all human life from conception to natural death, as a gift from God, worthy of protection. As a parish family, we strive to accomplish this through Prayer, Education, Advocacy, Care & Encouragement. Meetings are held once a month - check the bulletin for dates and times or call the parish Outreach office. To see the Diocesan Respect Life website, click here!
At the present, we offer support groups for the widowed (Afternoon and Evening widowed groups; Starting Over; Sunshine Social Group), for people or families who are experiencing a suicide of a loved one (A Place for Hope), as well as for grief recovery after substance passing (Grasp), but there are many types of loss. If you have lost a loved one and these support groups do not meet your need, please call us. While we may not have the appropriate group here at St. Rose, we may be able to help direct you to a support group outside the parish that might better meet your needs.
The Afternoon Widowed Group
If you are a recent widow or widower and are interested in joining or in need of additional information, please call Outreach.
Ministry of Consolation
This ministry offers an opportunity to be a quiet presence and support to persons and families who have lost a loved one.
My Club is for meeting new people - connecting and reconnecting women of the Massapequas back into the community! Members are typically 55+. My Club usually meets the last Tuesday of every month - call Diana for more information at 799-5154.
This group meets every Friday evening from 7:45 - 10:00 pm in the Fr. Graham Center. Its aim is to keep families in crisis together. The group has seen great results.
Other groups include…
The Ad Hoc Committee
Other Service Ministries
Innkeepers - organize various groups of volunteers to make hundreds of sandwiches monthly for the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead.
Quilters/Sewing group - Meet twice a month in the Father Graham Center from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.