Reception of God’s Word


Why did Jesus not speak plainly and instead speak to them in parables? When He was in trial before the Sanhedrin, many of them have this question in their hearts, “If you are the Messiah, tell us.” Jesus answers them saying: “If I tell you… you will not believe, ands if I question, you will not respond.” (Lk. 22:67-68) The real problem is not in His language, maybe He is already speaking plainly, but we are not listening. It is in the way the listener receives the Words of Jesus. The Gospel today, addresses this question: Why are we not in a better disposition to listen and accept Jesus’ Words? The problem is not in the plain language, but on the part of the receiver of the message, in the reception of the Word.


Announcements & Events

Cathechists & Aides Needed

If you are an adult who is a practicing Catholic in good standing and is willing to teach the Catholic Faith, please contact the office of Religious Education at 623-465-9740, Ext 105.

Discounts applicable to families whose parent commits to volunteer for the year.

Confirmation/First Eucharist: Updated Class & Mass Schedule

Sacrament Prep Classes:

4:30pm 5:45pm Via ZOOM virtual classroom


Now Hiring: Accountant

St. Rose is looking for a qualified individual to fill the Accountant position.

If you are interested please send your resume and cover letter to the Office Administrator Alicia Gonzales.

RCIA Team Members and Parish Sponsors/Companions Needed

The RCIA program is in need of team members as well as members of our faith community to be additional support to our Catechumen and Candidates.

If you have an interest in being a Parish Sponsor or Companion, please contact Renee via text 704-661-3087 or via email at rhunsaker@stroseanthem.com.

Safe Environment Renewals

Renewals for the upcoming 2020 2021 year have been rescheduled from Jul 1 to Aug 1 due to the Pandemic. Any renewals that are completed before Aug 1 will need to be redone after Aug 1.

Please contact the office with any questions.

Baptism Preparation Class

Aug 3, 2020: 6:00pm

in the Parish Office

In preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism, parents are required to attend this preparation class.


Alliance of Two Hearts All-Night Vigil

Aug 7, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020 (every first Friday of the month)

Every First Friday at St. Rose Parish

Spend one hour a month with Our Lord in the Most Holy Eucharist.

For information contact Nancy Boll at 602-616-4917 (call or text).