Parish Organizations
Adoration Chapel: The Adoration Chapel is a specially designed Chapel in the basement of the Church, where “Perpetual Adoration” is ongoing 24 hours a day. Individuals sign up for a minimum of 1 hour per week for the express purpose of Prayer, Solitude, Adoration or just enjoying an hour alone with God.  For more information, contact Una Telscher at 636-586-1895, or the team leaders (24 hours divided into four sections), whose names & phone numbers are listed on the front page of the bulletin. top

Adult Religious Education:  Coordination of small faith sharing groups in the parish with 6 sessions in the fall and 6 sessions during Lent.  Participants have the opportunity to pray together, study and reflect on our Catholic teachings and apply them to our daily life. Contact Mary Lee Doyen at 636-586-5465 for more information. top

Annual Catholic Appeal:  This is the annual drive conducted in each parish of the Archdiocese of St. Louis to privide for the support of our Archdiocese and its programs and administration. Special thanks to Dan & Mary Byers for coordinating this errort on behalf of our parish. Contact the rectory for more

Athletic Association: Our Parish School is very involved in Sports Programs with other Parochial Schools. Meetings to discuss League Rules and Regulations, Fundraising Events and co-ordination of Referees, schedules, etc. are part of the Athletic Director, Russ Gibson, many duties. He may be contacted at

Cantors and Music: The Cantors and Choir Members add much more than just music and song to our Masses.  The musical liturgy enhances and sometimes even deepens our understanding of the message within the Liturgy, which enriches our minds and spirits. For information on how you can become a part of this program, contact Carol Newbury @

Cemetery Board:  Record Keeping, Maintenance and fund raising for Cemetery needs is all part of this group of people who meet in the Marion Room the 2nd Thursday of the Month in the Marian Room.

Looking for information on Cemetery residents or interested in a burial plot? Please review our records. For more information,contact: Dan Mahn

Church Cleaners, Inc.: This group of very ambitious parishioners keeps our Church in beautiful condition every week.  For more information on this volunteer program call Art Yarborough at

“Circle of Love” Visitation Group:  This visitation group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:00 AM in the Marion Room in Church.  They go in groups of two (2) to visit those who are homebound and unable to come to the church and those who have had a recent death in their family.  All are invited to join.  Call Ginny Kamp at 636-586-8559 with any

Daughters of Isabella:  This is a Catholic Women’s Club with international roots.  This organization is a major women’s group at St. Rose. They do many good works in our Parish and Community including the Lenten Fish Fries. The organization meets in the St. Rose cafeteria the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For more information call Grace Boyer at

Extraordinary Ministers:  These are Parishioners appointed by the Pastor, who are especially prepared for assisting in the important ministry of distributing Communion, both at Mass and to our homebound parishioners.  The appointments are made after preliminary preparation and approval by the Archbishop and the discretion of the Pastor.  This program is directed by Mary Ganninger. If interested please call the Rectory at

Finance Committee: This is a group of Parishioners and the Pastor who discuss and advice on financial matters of the Parish.  Contact Father Anderson at the Rectory for more information.

Greeters:  Volunteers to “Greet” parishioners coming to worship and make them feel welcome. Contact Kenny Merseal at

Home and School Organization:  A group of Parishioners form to assist the school in its program of providing adequate facilities for physical, social and moral development of the child.  They promote the Christian welfare of children and youth in home, school, church and community. This organization in no way interferes in the educational direction of the school.  Some of the assistance they provide are; classroom supplies, “Reading is Fundamental Program”, Teacher Enrichment Seminars, Student Assemblies and Reconciliation & Graduation costs incurred.  For more information call the school office at

Knights of Columbus: Please see the contact information for Columbia Anns

Columbia Anns:  A Catholic Fraternal Organization whose virtues are “Charity, Unity and Fraternity”. Dedicated to promoting and supporting various activities of the Church, this group stays closely involved. Allied with them is their Ladies Auxiliary, who support and assist in their work. The Columbia Anns also prepare the funeral dinners for parish families. A Bingo is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall every Wednesday at 6:45 PM. For more information contact Keith Missey @ 636-586-2896 or Ann Oberle @

Lectors: Lectors or readers of the Word are lay people who bring the Word of God to the parish by reading the Scriptures at Sunday liturgies and at other special Eucharistic Celebrations and Services of the Word. Contact Gloria Recar at 636-337-2212 for more

Marriage Preparation:  Couple to Couple Program – The purpose of the program is to help prepare the engaged couple for living the Sacrament of Matrimony.  The engaged couple meets in the home of a trained married couple for 5 sessions. The program concentrates on the many aspects of their relationship with the married couple sharing areas of their marriage with the engaged couple. Hoping to encourage the engaged couple that we as Church parishioners are interested in them and their love for one another.  We also hope that in this way we will prepare them to live their marriage in a Sacramental way. For more information contact Vernon & Margie Blechle at

Parish Council: Saint Rose's Parish Council meets monthly to advise the Pastor and to discuss parish matters. Nine Parishioners serve on the Council. Three are chosen each fall by lottery and serve a three-year term. For more information contact the Rectory @

Parish School of Religion:  Religion classes for Children who do not attend Catholic Schools are held every Sunday during the school year. Grades 1 through 8; 9:40 AM to 10:50 AM. Besides the teaching of Christ these classes prepare the children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.  For information call Deacon Edward Boyer at

Pro-Life: The goals of this group are to work for an end to abortion and to foster respect for all human life. The group focuses on prayer, the education of the parishioners on pro-life issues and concerns and giving support the women in the decision to give birth. Contact Donna Portell for more information.

Quilters: A very talented group of ladies working diligently to make beautiful works of art donating their profit to the Church. For more information on how to join this group or how to purchase a chance to win a wonderful homemade quilt, call Ruth Davis at 636-586-5893 or Peggy Young at

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: A program designed for adults interested in learning about the Catholic Church. The program starts in September ending at Easter Vigil Service when those wishing to become Catholics are received into the church community. The program covers basic Catholic beliefs (Bible, church laws, commandments, sacraments, creed, saints, church history and the meaning of Catholicism) and is presented to the Priests, Deacons, Nuns and Lay persons. It is also for Catholics wanting to learn more about their faith or have not received all of the Sacraments. For more information contact Vernon & Margie Blechle at 636-586-2611 or the Rectory at

PRE-RCIA: This program is an invitation for anyone interested in possibly joining the Catholic Church or for those that feel they would like to update their knowledge of the church. Persons taking part in this program are then encouraged to continue the RCIA program in the fall, when we begin our weekly instructions. For more information contact Dan & Mary Byers at

St. Rose of Lima Auction: A group of St. Rose Mothers began this annual fund-raising event several years ago. It has become such a success funding over $300,000.00 for our Parish School to date.  This Dinner Auction is held annually on the 2nd Saturday in March at the K.C. Hall.  Parish participation is much of its success. If interested please call the School office @

St. Rose of Lima Picnic:  Our St. Rose Annual Picnic held on Labor Day weekend is our largest social activity and annual fund-raiser. This is major event for our parish and requires a lot of time and hard work to accomplish. To volunteer or just get information contact the Rectory @

St. Vincent De Paul Society:  Members of the parish that provide vital assistance to those who request help within the parish boundaries. Each year they sponsor the Annual Food Drive and the Christmas Giving Tree. Appeals are also made during the year to help those in need. Contact the Rectory at 636-337-2212 for information about membership or if you know someone who might be in

School Board: The school board is an advisory group of parents and parishioners that establishes the philosophy and sets goals for educational programs in the school. The members are elected by parishioners and service two year terms. If interested in running for this organization or just more information contact Imogene Renick, School Principal at

Servers: Alter servers are usually parishioners from Grade 5 through High School, who assist during parish celebrations, masses, funerals, weddings, etc., for more information contact Deacon Ed Boyer at

Ushers: Volunteers who help to seat parishioners take up the collections and keep general order for the Holy Masses and other liturgical celebrations. For information contact Phillip Stanton at

Vacation Bible School:  This is a summertime Bible Study Program for all of our young children who are school age. They have many activities that are fun and the children enjoy it tremendously. For more information or to volunteer your time to help, please contact Lora Welsh @