Parents seeking baptism for children younger than age 7 are invited to participate in a formation process designed to prepare them to celebrate the sacrament of Baptism with their child. Parents should contact the Parish Office to initiate the formation process or to obtain further information about the commitment that is involved when requesting Baptism for their child. If you are interested in Baptism for a child age 7 or older, please contact the parish office for information about our catechumente process. Please contact Mary Carey, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9am-5pm, at 301-948-7545.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process through which unbaptized adults and children who have reached the age of reason are initiated into the Catholic Church. Baptized but uncatechized adults and children share a similar journey as they prepare for full initiation or to be received into full communion. St. Rose of Lima Parish offers a year- round process that invites interested individuals and families to begin whenever they are able to do so. For all, the process is gradual and is marked by rituals celebrated throughout the liturgical year. Please contact Mary Carey, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9am-5pm, at 301-948-7545.
The initiation of new members is the work of our whole parish community and this is evident in the support and example given by parishioners, especially those who participate in the various ministries of the Catechumenate.
First Penance and Reconciliation and First Communion
Preparation for First Penance and Reconciliation and First Communion is a two year process and takes place in our Religious Education program.Click HERE for details.
Questions? Contact Cheryl
Archdiocesan policy invites youth to celebrate Confirmation during 8th grade. Here at St. Rose, we provide preparation during regular religious education classes on Monday and Tuesday nights. Special preparation sessions with sponsors are held outside of class time.Please contact Mindy Sullivan, director of Youth Ministry, email@example.com
For older youth and adults who seek Confirmation, special arrangements are made according to individual needs. Please contact the Parish Office if you are an older youth or adult wishing to prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.
We value the Sacrament of Marriage both for the couple and for the building up of the community. Preparation begins at least six months prior to the celebration of the sacrament. In addition to planning the wedding ceremony, marriage preparation includes meetings with the priest or deacon and formational sessions. Engaged couples meet with peers and Sponsor Couples in a series of six sessions held periodically at the parish. The first step for those who wish to be married at St. Rose is to call the Parish Office to receive more detailed information about our preparation process at 301-948-7545 .Please contact Mary Carey, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9am-5pm, at 301-948-7545
The preparation process uses parishioner couples as facilitators. These sponsoring couples receive training and support for their ministry from the parish. If you are interested in being part of the preparation team, please give us a call.
Priesthood and Religious Life
By virtue of Baptism, every Christian has a "vocation," a calling from God, to help in spreading the Good News of God's love. Some of the baptized experience a special calling to follow Jesus through a life consecrated and dedicated in a very focused way on service in the Church. Vocations to the priesthood, the deaconate and the religious life necessarily involve one in the larger Church of which St. Rose of Lima Parish is a part.
Reconciliation is celebrated in a variety of ways at St. Rose:
Individual Penance and Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is available in the Church every Saturday afternoon from 4:00-4:30 pm. The sacrament may also be celebrated individually by arranging an appointment with the Pastor. To schedule an appointment, call the parish offices at 301-948-7545.
Communal Penance and Reconciliation
Non-sacramental communal celebrations of penance and reconciliation are regularly scheduled during Advent and Lent. These celebrations are offered in two forms: one aimed specifically at younger children and the other for a broader assembly of mixed families and adults. Individual confessions are available at the conclusion of the communal celebrations.
Annointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of Anointing is the Church's celebration of the healing power and presence of Christ that continues among his disciples today. This sacrament is designed for healing and strengthening of both body and spirit, and it is recommended that the faithful celebrate it as soon as they face a serious health condition. The custom of waiting until one is on the deathbed to receive the sacrament is discouraged, since it is meant to be a sacrament of healing, not a sacrament of the dying.
Anointing of the sick is celebrated in a variety of ways at St. Rose:
For those confined to home or hospital, a call to the parish offices (301-948-7545) is all that is needed to arrange for a visit by the Pastor and the celebration of anointing. Ideally, however, the sacrament is celebrated in the midst of the community at one of our Eucharistic celebrations, either on Sunday or a weekday. To arrange for such a celebration, call the parish offices.
Those who are anointed, frequently face a period of recovery when they will be homebound. During that time, our Caregivers Ministry provides a range of services, from bringing Holy Communion to providing rides to doctors, grocery shopping, etc. For more information on our Caregivers Ministry, click on the link above.