Sr. Carol Radosti and Ann Hedgis - Co-coordinators
Food Pantry Hours
Beginning September 2022: Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed Friday.
Beginning September 2022: Monday: 9 am - 3 pm and Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:00 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!
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!
Some of the support groups we offer: for the widowed (Sunshine Social Group); for grief recovery after substance passing (Grasp); and hopefully returning in the fall, for people or families who are experiencing a suicide of a loved one (A Place for Hope), 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.
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. Contact Barbara Pope at email@example.com. Click here for flyer with more information.
Note - Currently not meeting - 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.
Other groups include…
The Ad Hoc Committee
Other Service Ministries
Innkeepers - (Not currently meeting) Organize various groups of volunteers to make hundreds of sandwiches monthly for the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead.
Quilters/Sewing group - (Not currently meeting) Meet twice a month in the Father Graham Center from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.