Annual Ice Cream SocialSt. Rose of Lima is available for events fitting of a church and for the purpose of educating future generations about historic preservation.  The Friends of St. Rose, Inc., host several annual events.  These events offer a warm environment and unique experience, harkening of days gone by, allowing friends and family to gather inside this historic rural limestone church.

We invite you to attend the following events:

  • Memorial Day Mass
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony
2017 Memorial Day Mass Print E-mail

Photo from 2011 Memorial Day MassJoin us on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017, for Mass at 11:00 am.

A cemetery blessing will follow as we remember those who are laid to rest at St. Rose.

15th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony Print E-mail

Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 2:00pm

Our longest standing event held at St. Rose is our annual Candle Lighting Ceremony.  This tradition began as a celebration of the anniversary of St. Rose which held its first Mass in December of 1878.

Come see the new progress made and participate in the intimate Candle Lighting Ceremony.

Our 15th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 2:00 pm, with a reception to follow at the Palof residence.

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Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 2:00 to 5:00

Ice Cream SocialJoin us as we celebrate the 13th Annual Ice Cream Social on the third Saturday of August. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and sweet tooth to spend some time getting to know the growing number of supporters known as the Friends of St. Rose.   Mark your  calendar and plan to join us for a lazy afternoon this summer.  Come see the latest progress.


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