Family Ministry

About the Family Mass Ministry

Meetings are held monthly to plan Liturgies which include the whole family, especially those with young children. The 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 Sunday mornings.

Consider attending this liturgy and see how involved in the Mass your child will be!

For more information, please contact Matt & Kelly Baroletti at 516-798-6026.

Family Mass – Opportunities to be involved and Activities 2023 – 2024

We hope to resume our Family Mass activities again this September 2023. St. Rose of Lima celebrates its Family Mass each Sunday. The Family Mass 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:

  • 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 Mass members handing out the Song Sheets before Mass for more information.
  • Song Sheet Distributer and Greeter – Younger school aged children who arrive for Mass early can join us welcoming parishioners to Mass and handing out the day’s Song Sheet.
  • Join the FAMILY MASS YOUTH CHORALE (Grades 4 – 8 & High School Choir Leaders) or the YOUTH BELL CHOIR (Middle – High School) or JUNIOR BELL CHOIR (Elementary – Middle School). For more information, feel free to visit in the choir loft or reach out to John Buckel, Director of Music & Organist at

Here is a list of activities centered around the Family Mass. 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 Mass Hospitalities, we will have a share table so families can bring a baked item or a snack treat to share with their fellow parishioners.


Lent Funday Hospitality – after the Family Mass in the Auditorium

After Mass, we invite the families attending Mass to join us in the Auditorium for some crafts/activities for the children and light refreshments appropriate for the Lenten season.

April 7

Easter Resurrection Bunny Breakfast Hospitality – after the Family Mass in the Auditorium – The Easter season does not end on Easter Sunday.

Join us the 2nd Sunday of Easter as we do our best to extend the rejoicing. We’ll be in the Auditorium immediately following the Family Mass. There’ll be some light breakfast treats as well as some Easter activities for the children including an Easter Egg Hunt.


Pentecost Hospitality – after the Family Mass

Join us on Pentecost for cake and refreshments as we wish “Happy Birthday to Us”. A treat for our share table would be greatly appreciated.

Support the Family Ministry

Want to get involved? If you have any questions about or would like to become involved with the Family Mass Committee, call or e-mail Matt and Kelly Baroletti (516.798.6026,

We are looking for additional parishioners to help us in our efforts at the Family Mass. 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 the Family Mass Committee, you can speak with any of our members each Sunday at the Family.

Becoming a member of Family Mass Committee 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.

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Due to the faithfulness and sacrifice you have shown by your contributions to St. Rose of Lima Parish, we have been able to maintain the essential ministries which make St. Rose a vital center of Catholic Spirituality, both in prayer and in ministering to those in need.