Welcome to Saint Rose of Lima Parish!

Mission Statement:
Be a friend of Jesus, Make a Friend, Introduce your friend to Jesus.

Our Parish
St. Rose of Lima Parish was founded in 1848 to care for the Irish immigrants who were settling in the town of Meriden.  After 166 years, it still maintains a prominent and vital presence within the community.  With the influx of other cultures, the parish continues to provide spiritual guidance and support of our sisters and brothers who have come to make the town of Meriden, the State of Connecticut, the United States of America, their home. 

We are a multicultural community dedicated to providing a welcoming and faith-filled experience for all who wish to worship in the Roman Catholic Rite of Christianity.  Our Mission statement (above) reminds us to never lose heart in our faith endeavors.  Our Mission statement reflects the spirit of St. Rose of Lima: "Live the Moment for God."

Thank you for visiting us at St. Rose of Lima and may God give you the Peace of Christ, always.

Religious Education

As a reminder for all parents with children that will make the 1st Communion, that the First Reconciliation is Saturday, March 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and on Sunday, March 8th, there will be a meeting with the parents at 6:00 p.m. 

Please, be on time.


Educación Religiosa

Se les recuerda a todos los padres y/o representantes de los niños que van a hacer la 1ra Comunion, que la Primera Reconciliacion es el Sábado 7 de marzo de 9:30 a.m. a 11:30 a.m. Y el Domingo 8 de Marzo, habrá una reunión con los padres a las 6:00 p.m.

Por favor llegar a tiempo.


Serving at the Altar 

Calling Young and Old- Your parish needs You.

Would you be interested in serving as an altar server for the Saturday 430pm and Sunday 10:30am? Young and Old alike are invited to consider this invitation to serve at the altar during Mass. What are the benefits of being an altar server? One has the opportunity of learning more about the Mass, and thereby entering more deeply into the Mystery we celebrate.

Interested Adults or parents of teenagers/children (who have made their first communion) are invited to call the parish office, 203.235.1644.


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos (RICA)


Attention- Adults who have not  received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, and/or  Confirmation.

God always takes the initiative, seeking us out, revealing Godself to us. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they hid from God because of their shame. What matters is God went out in search of them. He's looking for us. God is always looking for you.

The hyper-critical inner voices of the enemy fills us with negative messages so that we may hide from God, from him who frees us from the past failures, for a hope filled future. These inner voices snare us into thinking that we are not loved by God. God is looking for us. God is always looking for you.

We just have to let ourselves be found by God.

Sometimes there are people, because of the     circumstances of life, who have not yet  received the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Maybe this is the time to let yourself be found by God.

The ministry of catechesis would like to invite all those who are missing these "sacramental encounters" with Christ and Christ’s church to take this next step of your journey of faith. You'll have a good companion with you. 

The church has a very beautiful special process designed to  accompany adults who want to fulfill their initiation into the Catholic Church and continue their journey of faith with Christ.

Please, if you have an interest or know someone who would like to celebrate these Sacraments, speak with Father Jaime Manship or call the office 203.235.1644.

Atención a los Adultos que buscan  conocer y seguir a Cristo: RICA – Rito de  Iniciación para los Adultos.

Dios siempre toma la iniciativa de buscarnos, revelarse a nosotros. Cuando Adán y Eva desobedecieron a Dios, se escondieron de Dios por su vergüenza. Lo importante es que Dios salió en búsqueda de ellos.  Nos busca. Te busca, siempre.

Las voces interiores muy críticas del enemigo llenan nuestra mente con mensajes negativos para que nos escondamos de Dios, de aquel que nos libera del pasado para tener un futuro con esperanza. Estas voces interiores nos engañan y hacen pensar que no somos amados por Dios. Dios nos busca. Te busca, siempre.

Solo tenemos que dejarnos encontrar por Dios.

A veces hay personas, por las  circunstancias de vida, que no han recibido todavía los sacramentos del Bautismo, de la Santa Comunión y Confirmación.

Tal vez esto es el momento de dejarse encontrar por Dios.

El ministerio de catequesis le gustaría invitar a todos los que faltan estos "encuentros sacramentales" con Cristo y su iglesia que acérquense para tomar esta próxima etapa del camino de fe. Tendrás un buen compañero para acompañarte.

La iglesia tiene un proceso muy bello especial designado para acompañar a los adultos que quieren cumplir su iniciación en la Iglesia Católica y continúan su camino de fe con Cristo.

Por favor, si tiene interés o conoce a alguien que le  gustaría celebrar sus sacramentos, habla con Padre Jaime Manship o llama a la oficina 203.235.1644.


Do you want to see what's new in our Parish?

Go to Parish Life and find out the latest news, events and everything you need to know.

Quieres ver que hay de nuevo en nuestra Parroquia?

Ve a Parish Life y enterate de las ultimas noticias, eventos y todo lo que necesitas saber.

Religious Education Classes


First Communion certificates for those who made it on May 19, 2019 are available at the Parish Office

Clases de Educación Religiosa 


Los certificados de Primera Comunión para aquellos que la hicieron el 19 de mayo de 2019 están disponibles en la Oficina Parroquial.

Amazon Smile
When you shop on Amazon Smile,   the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.  St. Rose is now listed as one of the charities.

AmazonSmile has the same products, prices and service you get through Amazon.  Using the program is a great way to contribute to our church’s budget and with no extra cost to you!  One hundred percent of the donation will be given to St. Rose.  It’s easy, simply use this link:


You’ll log on using your Amazon account profile (or set one up, if you haven’t already) and select St. Rose as your charity of choice.  You’ll see at the top that you’re supporting St. Rose Church.  Then you can shop with a smile knowing you are helping your parish.

Amazon Smile

Cuando compras en Amazon Smile, La Fundación AmazonSmile donará el 0.5% del precio de las compras elegibles a la organización caritativa de tu elección. St. Rose es ahora una de las organizaciones benéficas.

AmazonSmile tiene los mismos productos, precios y servicios que obtienes a través de Amazon. El uso de este programa es una excelente manera de contribuir al presupuesto de nuestra iglesia, ¡y sin costo adicional para usted! El cien por ciento de la donación será entregada a St. Rose. Es fácil, simplemente use este enlace:


Iniciará sesión con su perfil de cuenta de Amazon  (o configurará uno, si aún no lo ha hecho) y selecciona St. Rose como la organización benéfica. Verás en la parte superior que estás apoyando a la Iglesia St. Rose. Luego puedes comprar con una sonrisa sabiendo que estás ayudando a tu parroquia


If you have knowledge or suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult (an adult with an intellectual disability) has been sexually abused, in any manner, by personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford, you are urged to report this information to:

Kathleen D. Nowosadko - Victim Assistance Coordinator  -   860-541-6475


For a full copy of the document please go to: www.archdioceseofhartford.org

Archdiocese of Hartford, Office of Safe Environment

467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002





Si tiene conocimiento o sospecha que un menor o adulto vulnerable  (un adulto con discapacidad  intelectual) está siendo abusado sexualmente, de cualquier manera, por alguien del personal de la Arquidiócesis de Hartford, debe reportar inmediatamente el incidente a:

Kathleen D. Nowosadko, Coordinadora Asistente de Victimas  -  860.541.6475 ó enviar un mensaje a:


Este documento también está disponible por la computadora en: www.archdioceseofhartford.org


67 AVENIDA Bloomfield, Bloomfield, CT 06002




Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday, March 6th. 

8:30 a.m.: English

5:30 p.m.: English

7:00 p.m.: Spanish

Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence (does not eat meat. Note that chicken is meat)


Misa del Miércoles de Ceniza

Miércoles,  6 de marzo.

8:30 a.m.: Inglés

5:30 p.m.: Inglés

7:00 p.m.: Español

El Miércoles de Ceniza es un día de ayuno  y abstinencia (no se come carne. Tenga en cuenta que  el pollo es carne)

Mass Schedule:

Horario de Misas:

Sunday Vigil: 4:30 pm (Saturday)

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. ( Spanish with elements of English)

10:30 a.m. (English)

12:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Daily English: 8:30 a.m. Monday thru Friday

Daily Spanish: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment 

Office Hours

Monday and Tuesday 

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday and Friday 

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Office Closed on Wednesday


Horario de Oficina

Lunes y Martes

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jueves y  Viernes

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oficina cerrada los Miércoles



Holy Hour

Mondays,  Exposition of the Blesses Sacrament, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.

Hora Santa

Lunes, Exposición del Santísimo Sacramento, después de la Misa de las 8:30 a.m.





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