A White Dove ~ The Holy Spirit welcomes you!
Saint Rose of Lima

A Roman Catholic Community in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese of Pennsylvania

Please ...
Come in ... and be ... Welcome!

Happy Easter!

Facebook Anyone?

Please visit and like our new Saint Rose of Lima Facebook Page!

Parish Picnic!

May 22, 2022, after the 10:30 AM Mass in the Maria Parish Center! Our parish picnic will start our preparations for our 100th anniversary in August 2024. Please make plans to attend.

We are going to have a children games table set up at our picnic. We are in need of some games that kids like to play that we could borrow for the picnic. Board games, card games, etc. If you have any kids games that you would be willing to share for our table, please call or text Carole at 814-937-0380 or you can email her at dcsum@breezeline.net. Thank you!!!

Prayer Requests / List

This is an excellent way to keep in touch with our St. Rose of Lima parishioners and friends who are facing surgery or are dealing with some illness. Perhaps printing the names of those who are in need of prayer support in our bulletin will serve this purpose.

Starting in April we will publish those names which you call in to the rectory at 814-944-8509 or email to breed@stroselima.com. Please respect the person's right to privacy and secure permission before placing a name on the Prayer List.

Communication — Flocknote

We invite you to register your email and cell phone at flocknote.com or you can text Rose to 84576. This will allow us to send you up to date information on changes within our parish.

You can also visit our parish website for any announcements.

Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Do You Need Help Or Can You Help?

Saint Vincent DePaul Society shares this information about assistance available for families with financial need.

If you need help getting groceries and the like, or if you can help parishioners in need, please contact the parish rectory at 814-944-8509 ... or ...

Visit the Saint Vincent DePaul Society of Saint Rose of Lima Parish website for more information!

Novena to St. Rocco Against Contagious Diseases
Prayed for Nine Days

O Great St. Rocco, deliver us,
we beseech thee, from contagious diseases.

Through thy intercession,
preserve our bodies from illness,
and our souls from the contagion of sin.

Obtain for us salubrious air, but,
above all, purity of heart.

Assist us to make good use of health,
to bear suffering with patience,
and, after thy example,
to live in the practice of penance and charity,
that we may one day enjoy the happiness
which thou has merited by thy virtues.

St. Rocco, pray for us – 3 times.

Child Abuse Prevention

Online Giving

Online giving to Saint Rose of Lima, via PayPal, is now available.

You do not need to create or have a PayPal account to donate.

If you're not able or interested in donating online via PayPal, visit our additional information page to learn of other ways you can financially help support our parish home.

And, if you don't have online access, contact the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn how you can help our parish home, financially-speaking or otherwise.

Mass Times

Sunday Obligation

Saturday — 4:00 PM
Sunday — 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM


Monday — Friday - 8:30 AM

Holy Days

See the Bulletin

Directions to Saint Rose of Lima


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Saturday — 12:00 Noon and after 4:00 PM Mass


Baptism of Infants and Young Children

Parents should contact the rectory well before an expected Baptism, before birth when possible, to prepare for and schedule baptisms. Call the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn more.


A two-year formal preparation begins when your child is enrolled in Religious Education, either while attending the Parochail School or Saint Rose of Lima Sunday School. Call the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn more.

First Holy Communion

A two-year formal preparation begins when your child is enrolled in Religious Education, either while attending Parochial School or Saint Rose of Lima Sunday School. Call the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn more.


Preparation begins in grade nine. Call the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn more.

Religious Vocation

Adults and older children considering a Religious Vocation may contact the Rectory at 814-944-8509.


Couples interested in celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony must meet with a priest at least nine months before the proposed wedding date. Call the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn more.

Anointing of the Sick

Arrangements can be made by contacting the Rectory at 814-944-8509.


RCIA means Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children. Christian Initiation is a spiritual journey of adults and children. It is a process by which uncatechized individuals and individuals Baptized in another Christian denomination learn about the Catholic Church. Catholic sponsors who are willing to share their faith experiences with new members and journey with them throughout the process are always needed. Those seeking to become Catholic may contact the Rectory at 814-944-8509.

Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.
Luke 11:28
A Blue Dove ~ The Holy Spirit bids you a great day!