Parish Masses and Activities Update

By directive of the Governor, the Rectory and all Parish Offices will be closed effective March 20. If you have an emergency which requires a priest call 516.798.4992 and follow the directions.  In an effort to promote the health and safety of everyone, the Diocese of Rockville Centre announces the following measures during this flu season and coronavirus outbreak: 

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM, all Masses (weekday and weekend), liturgies, devotions, meetings, and non-essential activities in our parishes are suspended or postponed through Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  This will include all Holy Week and Easter Liturgies.  Reconciliation Monday is also cancelled.

  • Here at St. Rose of Lima, please be assured that all Mass intentions previously requested during this time will be fulfilled by our priests’ offering the Mass privately.
  • Funerals and weddings may be permitted if necessary but must be limited to immediate family and remain under 50 people in attendance.  Baptisms should be postponed unless absolutely necessary and should observe the same limits.
  • Confessions may be heard as needed; please contact the Rectory at 516.798.4992 to schedule an appointment (please note that a separation of 6 feet between priest and penitent is being recommended at this time).
  • A Rectory staff member will be available weekdays to answers emails, write to michelez@srolchurch.org
  • Our Parish School is closed through April 1, following the measures taken by the public schools.
  • Our Religious Education programs will remain suspended until Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  A separate email will be going out to all Faith Formation Families with more information.
  • For questions regarding our food pantry and outreach services, please call Outreach directly at 516.798.4954.
  • The Catholic Faith Network (CFN) will provide televised and online daily Masses, including Holy Week and Easter Liturgies, as well as other devotional and spiritual programs.  (Optimum channel 29/137, Verizon FiOS TV channel 296, and Spectrum channel 162/471.)  CFN is also available on selected cable and satellite systems and through 24/7 live stream at CFNtv.org. You can also watch CFN on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, or by downloading the CFN iOS mobile app at the app store by searching “Catholic Faith Network” or “CFN”. 

Please know of our prayers during this difficult time, and please keep us in your prayers as well.

Peace, Rev. Kenneth M. Zach, Pastor