Mass Schedule


Saturday Evening Vigil
5:15 pm

Sunday Masses
8:00 am
10:00 am – Family Mass
12 Noon – Choir Mass
5:15 pm – Contemporary Music Mass

Morning Mass is held in the church and live-streamed on our website homepage, Facebook or YouTube channel


Monday – Friday 7:30 am & 9:00 am; Saturday 8:00 am

Monday 7:30 pm

Civic Holidays
7:30am & 9:00 am

Mass is held in the church and livestreamed on our website homepage, Facebook or YouTube channel

Holy Days

On the Eve
4:00 pm

On the Day
7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 7:30 pm

Ash Wednesday

2024 Masses
7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 7:30 pm

Prayer Services
Noon, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm

The Triduum and Easter

3/24, Palm Sunday
Sunday Mass Schedule

3/28, Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 pm

3/29, Good Friday
Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion at 3:00 pm

3/30, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil
1st Mass of Easter at 8:00 pm

3/31, Easter Sunday
Masses in church at 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, and 12:30 pm


Christmas Eve Masses Tuesday, 12/24/24
4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, & 12:00 am

Christmas Day Masses Wednesday, 12/25/24
8:00 am, 10:00 am, & 12:00 noon (in church only)

Holy and Feast Days

On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass. When a holy day of obligation falls on a Monday or on a Saturday, the obligation to participate in the Eucharist is abrogated; in other words, although the day is still celebrated as a holy day, there is no obligation to attend Mass. The three holy days affected are: January 1, Mary Mother of God; August 15th, Assumption of Mary; and November 1, All Saints Day. The holy days which are never affected are Ascension Thursday, Immaculate Conception and Christmas.

Fasting Before Mass

To receive Holy Communion, one must be in a state of grace (free from mortal sin), have the right intention (deeper union with God), and observe the Communion fast, which is to abstain from all food and drink, except for water or medication, for one hour.

Lenten Regulations on Fast and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics between the ages of 18 to 60 years.

Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence of meat. The law of abstinence requires that no meat be eaten. All Catholics who have reached their fourteenth year are bound to abstain entirely from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.

The law of fast limits the amount of food consumed to one full meal a day. Some food may be eaten at two separate times of the day but together they should not equal a full meal. No food may be eaten between meals. Catholics from the age of eighteen until the age of sixty must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Catholics are not to consider themselves lightly excused from the obligation to fast and/or abstain. However, Catholics who have a serious reason not to abstain or fast are not bound by the law. Although not required, they are encouraged to substitute another penitential practice, prayer, or work of charity.

If you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor before beginning a fast or abstaining from meat

Holy Days 2024

All Sundays
Mary, Mother of God (January 1)
Ascension (May 9)
Assumption (August 15)
All Saints Day (November 1)
Immaculate Conception (December 8)
Christmas (December 25)

Feast Days 2024

Holy Thursday (March 28, 2024)
Good Friday (March 29, 2024)
Holy Saturday (March 30, 2024)
Easter Sunday (March 31, 2024)
Divine Mercy Sunday (April 7, 2024)
Pentecost (May 19, 2024)
All Souls Day (November 2, 2024)
Christ the King (November 24, 2024)
First Sunday of Advent (December 1, 2024)

Precepts of the Catholic Church

from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 2042-2043

You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor
You shall confess your sins at least once a year
You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter Season
You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church
You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church

The traditional precepts of the Church included two more:

Study Catholic teaching throughout life but particularly in preparation for Confirmation
Observe the marriage laws of the Church and provide religious training for one’s children

Mass Intentions

Can be arranged by contacting the Rectory Office by phone at 516.798.4992, or email. To schedule and learn more about Mass intentions

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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.