Sr. Carol Radosti and Ann Hedgis - Co-coordinators
Parish Social Ministry
Through Parish Social Ministry the faith community is called to live out the gospel and to proclaim how we can grow in love with God and neighbor. It is a ministry of relationship, direct services to those in need, empowerment, advocacy, organizing, socialization and global awareness.
The St. Rose of Lima food pantry serves about 60 families weekly who geographically live in the parish. Through the generosity of our parishioners' donations and with the assistance of LI Cares and LI Harvest, we can provide non-perishable food items, paper products, toiletries, meat, fish, dairy products and fresh produce to the guest families who come to St. Rose for assistance.
Food Pantry Hours of Operation: Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, and Thursday 10:00 am - Noon
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for flyer with more information.
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