Welcome to the St. Rose of Lima Parish Website!

Our Parish Mission is to educate, form and transform persons into disciples of Christ and to foster their active participation in the life, work and mission of the church.


On her graduation from Catholic University
earning a 

Doctorate in Ministry
with a
Concentration in Liturgy

Click below to hear the SRLA student choir serenade Sister Sandy with a song specially written in her honor:
"Paging Dr. Sandy"


                       St. Rose of Lima Adolescent Faith Formation
                         FOR RISING 7th/8th GRADERS

July 8                       FIGHT HUNGER!
    Assist Interfaith Food Pantry in Orange sorting and 
                                   distributing food to families in need.

July 9                       FEED THE HOMELESS! Hang out with friends!
    Make lunch bags for Bridges Outreach which will be
                                   delivered by our high school teens while you hang out 
                                   with your peers - we will have games and snacks too. 
                                   Bring a friend along! 

July 15                     FEED THE HOMELESS!
   Make lunch bags for St. Mary's Soup Kitchen in Elizabeth.
9:30AM-1:30PM  A few spots available to visit the soup kitchen with St.
                                     Rose adult volunteers.

July 16                    FIGHT HUNGER!
9AM-12PM            Assist Community Foodbank in Hillside, NJ with food
                                   donations and distribution.

July 30                    FIGHT HUNGER!
9AM-12PM            Assist Community Foodbank in Hillside, NJ with food
                                   donations and distribution.

Sign up forms were mailed home. If you did receive one or have any questions please contact Tracy Ricciardi at or at 973-376-1960, x3503.

                              Saint Rose of Lima Youth Ministry
                                 For High School Teens

June 22-July 24       St Rose of Lima Summer Camp#       9am-1pm
July 7                          St. Augustine's Summer Camp           2pm-6:30pm
July 10                        Bridges Run to NYC*                            5:30pm-10:30pm
July 14                        St. Augustine's Summer Camp          2pm-6:30pm 
July 16                        Community Foodbank*                        9am-12pm
July 19-24                  Diocese of Newark WORK CAMP         
July 21                        St. Augustine's Summer Camp          2pm-6:30pm 
July 28                  St. Augustine's Summer Camp            2pm-6:30pm
July 30                        Community Foodbank*                        9am-12pm 
August 4                St. Augustine's Summer Camp            2pm-6:30pm

# Can volunteer on daily or weekly basis

Sign up forms were mailed home. If you did not receive one or have any questions please contact Tracy Ricciardi at or at 973-376-1960, x.3503.

* Parent or other adult chaperones needed          


Annual Backpack and
School Supplies Collection

Tags with school supply shopping lists - including a backpack will be available after all Masses on August 8/9.

Please consider taking a tag or 2 and buy supplies for students at St. Mary's in Newark, Our Lady Help of Christians in East Orange, St. Augustine's in Newark and St. Joseph's in Elizabeth.
Backpacks filled with school supplies should be returned to church on August 15/16.

 A Look Back At Stewardship Day- April 18th 2015

On April 18th 2015, hundreds of parishioners gathered for our annual Stewardship day event. They provided service to numerous organizations and agencies throughout the Archdiocese of Newark. We are grateful to the countless volunteers and project leaders who enabled our success. It was a most memorable day!

Click here
to enjoy a few pictures of the day!

Baptism Ministry
- If you are expecting a child or have recently given birth, please contact Claire and Kevin Fitzsimmons at the Baptism Office, 973-921-9867 or at to arrange a Baptism.   Click here for the scheduled Baptisms for the rest of the year.

        Other Parish Events and Annoucements
Littlest Angels: A Liturgy based pre-school program for 3 and 4 year olds during the Sunday 9:00am and 11:00 masses. They meet in the "Littlest Angels" room in the basement of the church (adjacent to Ryan Hall). Children participate in liturgical catechesis specifically designed for their age. "Angel care" babysitting is offered for younger children. If you have any questions, please call Sr. Gale at 973-376-1960 to register.
Calling All Mothers!  St. Rose Mothers Group meets every Thursday in the Dougherty Center (across Short Hills Ave from the church), from 10:00 to 11:30am.  All moms and children are welcome.  If you are interested in joining or have questions, please contact Sister Gale Pankowski: 973-376-1960 or Donna Chernicky: 973-715-8915 or email:
Making Music Praying Twice is a Catholic music and movement program for children 6 and under where parents and children sing, play and pray together.  They usually meet once a week in Ryan Hall.  If interested contact Leslie Frost at Leslie.frost@ymail.comAny one is welcome to a free trial class.
Men's/Women's Gospel Prayer Group will meet each Wednesday morning in Ryan Hall.  The Men's Group meets from 6:00AM-6:45AM and the Women's Group meets from 8:00AM-8:55AM. All are welcome! 
Prayer Shawl Ministry - how knitting can change your life!  The group meets in the Doughtery Center on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month.  Next meeting will be held in the Fall. Click here for the schedule.

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church
50 Short Hills Ave.
Short Hills, NJ  07078

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Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
5:30 PM
7:30AM, 9:00AM

 Monday - Friday
6:45AM & 9:00AM



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