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.
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Matt & Kelly Baroletti 516-798-6026
Family Mass - Opportunities to be involved and Activities 2023 - 2024
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 Liturgy 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.
* Music – Join the FAMILY LITURGY 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 (516-798-4992 x240, JohnB@SROLchurch.org).
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 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.
September 10, 2023 – School Backpack Blessing and Welcome Back Hospitality – at the 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: join us for the Annual School Backpack Blessing this Sunday. After Mass, you are invited to the Welcome Back Funday Hospitality in the Auditorium featuring crafts, refreshments, and fun!
October 29, 2023 – Annual Family Mass Buffet Breakfast – following the Family Mass in the Auditorium - For the 18th year, we are organizing “the 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 tickets available on specific dates before and after the Family Mass.
January – Bagels ‘N Bingo – following the Family Mass in the Auditorium. Join us for the fun in the St. Rose Auditorium after the Family Mass; details to be announced. .
February – 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, (2nd Sunday of Easter) – 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.
May, – 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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.