When you visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
When are services?
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - 8:30 am
Wednesday - 6:00 pm
Saturday - 5:00 pm
Sunday- 7:30 am
9:30 am (Live Stream available)
11:00 am (at St. Rose School)
First Saturday of the month at 8 am.
Devotion to Blessed Virgin Mary
When is confession available?
Wednesday After 6:00 pm Mass
Saturday 3:30-4:30 pm
What should I wear?
At Mass, we have a direct encounter with Christ through the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Keep this in mind when deciding what to wear to Mass. Ultimately, there is no mandatory dress code, but please dress in a decent and appropriate manner.
How do I get to St. Rose of Lima?
Our church is located at 950 W Market Street, York, PA 17401.
Where should I park?
At St. Rose, we have multiple locations where you can park for Mass. Please take a look at this map to see parking availability.
Where do my children go?
Mass is a beautiful time of worship, and there is so much to learn from it. Therefore, we encourage children to attend Mass and sit with their families so they too may worship our Lord and learn more about the Mass. Children may not fully understand what is happening, but bringing them to Mass allows them to learn so they may come to fully participate in the Eucharistic celebration.
If you have young children and are worried they may cause disruptions during the Mass, there is a cry room located at the front of the church on the right side. Ask an usher for directions.
I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
You do not need to feel self-conscious about the movements and responses of the Mass. Most visitors just follow the lead of our parishioners. There are also Worship Aids at the entrances to help guide you through the different parts of the Mass.
I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
We, as Catholics, believe that Jesus Christ is truly and fully present in the Eucharist. Due to this belief, if you are not Catholic, we kindly ask that you refrain from receiving Holy Communion. Instead, you may remain at your seat or come forward in line, with your arms crossed over your chest, to receive a blessing. Thank you for understanding and for celebrating with us!
Am I expected to put money into the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider our parish your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to our parish on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here.