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St. Rose of  Lima POKER NIGHT
Saturday, December 9, 2017 7pm- 11pm at St Rose School
$50 -Poker Games, Dinner and Beer included
$25 for non-players
Also available for purchase: Add’l buy ins, 50/50 Tickets & Blackjack games *** 
For tickets or additional information, please 
contact: Josh Haas at 856-296-1093 or 
Sean Leahy at 856-465-5719
Register by November 27th 
Christmas Choir Concert
Join us in the church as we continue our tradition of celebrating the “Sounds of the Season” with a joyful Christmas Concert featuring the combined voices of our St. Rose Adult Choir, Teen Choir, and Children’s Choir. 
Admission is Free!
FRIDAY , December 15, 2017 at 7:00pm
Bambinelli Sunday 
Bambinelli Sunday is Coming!
This wonderful tradition originates in the papacy of Pope St. John Paul II and is celebrated when the children of Rome and their families fill St. Peter’s Square on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, for the blessing of the Gesu Bambino, the ‘little baby Jesus.’ On this day the children bring from home their Christ-child figures, their bambinelli, in hands, in pockets, in backpacks, from their own family nativity scenes. Some will even bring the bambinelli of friends and neighbors unable to attend. Then, during the noontime Angelus address, the Holy Father invites all to hold up their bambinelli for a special blessing of the Christ-child figures, the children and their families. Upon returning home the figure is set safely out of sight for the remainder of Advent until happily placed in the creche with the arrival of Christmas. What a beautiful, tangible way to keep the anticipated coming of the Lord Jesus into our homes and hearts central to our holiday preparations. St. Rose invites everyone to celebrate Bambinelli Sunday! Bring your own Christ-child figures to Mass on the 16th and 17th of December, the Third Sunday of Advent for this beautifully memorable blessing! A suggestion is that following the blessing your ‘bambinello’ is taken home, put in a gift box and wrapped or placed in an unseen place of honor to await Christmas. Let this be the first gift your family opens on Christmas as together you place the blessed Christchild figure in the manger and welcome Christmas into your home.
Comforter & Blanket Drive
Benefits the Camden County Women’s Shelter which is a 
sanctuary for abused women and their small children . Any new or used comforter or blanket will be graciously accepted. Drop-off box available in rectory basement, or to make arrangements for a drop-off or pick-up of your donations, please contact Karen Weiss at 856-261-3415 or
Thank you!

From the Pastor's Desk
I am grateful if you could remember often in your prayers the following children and their families who are beginning preparations for the beautiful Sacraments of First Penance and Reconciliation (February) and First Holy Communion (May 5th).

Ryleigh Anderson
Eva Angers
Emma Anthony
Noelle Barbera
Genevieve Barnes
Theresa Bieg
Jack Borzotta
Ryan Buckman
Erin Callinan
Annabellel Campanell
Sophia Campi
Roman Capperella
Nicholas Carpino
Aubrey Carson
Grady Carson
Adrianna Casiano
Robert Crawford
Bianca Curran
Matthew Daniels
Daniel Deoliveira
Christopher Diaz
Frank Dutton, Jr.
Charlotte Ezekiel
Framk Ferrese
Thomas Ferrese
Charlie Fleming
Owen Foley
Jackson Gabbett
Sydney Galasso
Leah Gaspari
Gavin Gilliss
Madison Glickman
Dylan Goldbach
Zachary Graham
Vincent Guarnere
Ethan Haines
Addison Hall
Emma Harris
Katherine Healey
Grayson Heller
Dominic Joe
Ava Jones
Daniel Kitching
Madeline Klingner
Declan Knecht
Brendon Labar
Addison Leahan
Catherine Maguire
Thomas Mangold
Daniel Manning
Justin Martone
Philomena Myers
Marialaina Neal
Hannah Newell
Kaleb Noonan
Robert O’Sullivian
Korey Owens
Thomas Passanante
Cole Reich
Colin Reilly
James Richards
Adrian Rolan
Raymond Romanowski
William Ross
Robert Rotchford
Carlisa Santana
Illena Santana
Olivia Scully
Lauren Seybold
Michael Seybold
Charley Siers
Sean Sizer
Jack Soriano
Henry Stanley Stronski
Megan Thomas
Alexander Tocco
Kiera Valvardi
Jenevieve Vives
Andrew Weag
Carter Weag
David Whalen
John Ziomek
Bruce Zuidema
Offertory Gifts
If you wish to bring up the gifts at the offertory procession, you are encouraged to do so! This is true especially if you have requested the Mass; please see one of the ushers when you arrive in church so that they make sure you have the opportunity bring up the gifts. Please be conscious of having reverent, modest attire when bringing up the gifts.

Cry Room
Everyone is encouraged to remember that the cry room is for babies and young children who are not able to be present in the main body of the church. Please be sensitive in recognizing that space is limited in the cry room and it is not for adults who are ill and/or for those who do not wish to sit in the main body of the Church. If you are too ill to come to Mass, the Lord understands, it is better to stay home than to possibly expose vulnerable babies and children to illness.

The Most Holy Eucharist for the Handicapped/Elderly
There is no need for those who come to Mass and have difficulty walking to come to the front to receive the Holy Eucharist, unless you wish to do so. At every Mass, Holy Communion will be brought to the handicapped section at the middle of the church. It is most helpful to the priests if those who need the Holy Eucharist brought to them, sit in the special section in the middle. But if you can’t, please mention to an usher that you need to have the Holy Eucharist brought to you if you are sitting in a section other than the handicapped section.

Please use all lines for receiving The Most Holy Eucharist
In order to maintain the flow and greatly help in the reverent and orderly reception of our Lord, those coming up the center aisle to receive the Most Holy Eucharist are encouraged to use all four stations in the front when present.

God bless you, Father Joseph Byerley
Youth Ministry Update!

Hello everyone, it’s Jeffrey Shields the New Director of Youth Ministry for the Saint Rose of Lima Parish!

I am so excited to be joining your parish community, and I look forward to working with you and your families to build a thriving culture of Youth Ministry at Saint Rose of Lima!

 Go to the Youth Events page for updates!

Core Teams: St. Rose of Lima Office of Youth Ministry is looking for Energetic and Thoughtful Youth in high school and middle school to help plan our kickoff events! 

For more information contact the office of Youth Ministry @ 856-723-4405

Shopper Needed!
 Many of our neighbors rely on the weekly food pantry distribution. Can you lend a hand by shopping at a local supermarket about once a month to supplement our Pantry inventory? If interested, please contact Jackie Valvardi at
St. Rose of Lima 
Adopt-A-Family Program
The Social Action Committee is preparing for its annual “Adopt-A-Family” Program for Christmas 2017. Many
families in our parish need help providing gifts for their children on Christmas. Please consider adopting a family this
year or pairing up with others to adopt a family. Families to be adopted have one to eight children up to the age of 12.
The Social Action Committee will be happy to pair you with a family with the number of children that you wish to
adopt. We ask that each child receive a minimum of 6 gifts: 3 clothing items and 3 age appropriate wish list items.
Gifts for parents are optional.
Last year’s family recipients were truly thankful for your incredible kindness. We are hopeful that you will consider
adopting a family this year. Thanks to your generosity, our parish program continues to bring the light of Christ to
all families at Christmas.
Please contact Marcia Roberts at the e-mail address below or phone by October 30, 2017 if you are interested
in participating. Thank you in advance for supporting the Social Action Committee Adopt-A-Family program. 
May God bless you and your family this Christmas Season.
In Christ,
Fr. E. Joseph Byerley 
Pastor St. Rose of Lima 
Marcia Roberts
(856) 366-4519

The Social Action Cooking Committee is looking for volunteers to prepare and deliver dinner to parishioners who are recovering from illness or surgery. Time commitment is minimal...we try to ask no more than once a month. 
If you are interested please contact Peggy Feld at
St. Rose Youth Ministry & the Social Action Committee
are teaming up to collect much needed items for 
Good Counsel Homes
We are looking to collect and then distribute the much needed items below:

Would you be able to help?

Socks/ PJ’s Onesies 
Toddler Clothing
Diapers (esp sz 3-6) 
Trash Bags 
Paper Towels 
Toddler Food 
Toddler Plates/bowls
Baby Formula (Enfamil) 
Baby Food 
Baby Bottles
Baby Bowls/utensils 
Sippy Cups
Bath products
Washcloths Towels 
Nursing Pads
Good Counsel does accept monetary donations (in the form of cash or a check) made out to: Good Counsel (write South Jersey Home in memo section of check)
These youngsters were recently baptized here at St. Rose and we welcome them:
Travis Christopher Cadas
Peyton Claire Quinn
Grace Elizabeth DeRisi
Trent Michael Burns
Domenica Alice Massa
Delaney Mae Smith
Dylan Christopher Jecmen
Emilia Louise Jacmen
Abigail Rose Jecmen
Nathaniel William Diaz
Victoria Susan Classick
Bryn Joanne Atwell
Timothy Leo McMenamin
Benjamin Michael Linneman
William J Naphys IV
Tucker Jon Egbert
Annelise Maista
Finley Rae Puskas
Anastasia Leigh Tralie
Robert Ernest Mehmet, IV
Lincoln Robert Cummings
Adriana Aquino
We also welcome these people who have recently registered as new members of our Parish:
Maureen & Michael Sullivan
Barbara Varela
Natale & Maggie Bauducco
Thomas & Candice Gorman and their children 
Riley and Camryn
Joseph & Patty Capperella and their children Roman, Jude and Celia
Janette Scardillo
Omiel Sellier
Barbara & William Badaracca and daughters Ava & Emma
Jolanta & Kevin McAvoy
Jennifer & Matthew Kruc and son Jason
Theresa Reilly and son Colin
Brynlee Eckert and daughter Kennedy McDermott
Romel & Phadia Cadas and son Travis
Linda Di Giovanni
Zachary & Danielle Trucksess
Michael & Lauren Jenner
Neil & Laura Spencer
Christina & Richard Cusack
Nicole Brothman and children Olivia.
 Abigail Beetle and Dominic Gentile
Mark Cavallo
Lisa Marie Rivera and children Amaya & Hector Gabriel Rivera
Marisa Rivera
Edward & Marianne Trout
Timothy Trout
Daniel & Amy Debus and children Savannah and Logan
Drs. Jeffrey & Amanda Moon and son Jackson and Lucas

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