St. Rose News

  • Peru Mission Update

    Many thanks to all those who donated their time and talents at the soup dinner to make my trip to Peru possible. I would also like to thank our church friends and family for attending the soup dinner in helping support my going on this trip, and giving encouraging words of wisdom and guidance, which I received from everyone. The soup dinner was a great success, but there is still more work for me to do. I still am in need of additional support from our church families and friends to be able to make this trip possible. I still have to raise a total of one thousand three hundred dollars to reach my goal. I appreciate the time and effort of all whom helped or took the time to come and join us for the event. Thank you and may God bless you. If your family would still like to donate, it would be appreciated. Checks should be made payable to Mission Tradition. Please write SFX Mission on the memo line.

    -- Yours in Christ, Gweneth M. Chandler

    Mar 16 2017 - 11:35am
  • St. Patrick T-Shirts, Sweat Shirts, Hoodies

    Time Sensitive Offer


    The offer ends March 2nd.  So you must act quickly.

    We are excited to announce that we are offering a professionally designed St. Patrick Shirt.  Click here to check it out.


    Here are the details:

    • The profits will go to St. Rose. 

    • All orders are online, the tees will be shipped to you. 

    • You are guaranteed to have the shirt by St. Patrick’s Day. 

    • The offer ends March 2nd.  So you must act quickly. 

    • Also available in Hoodies, Sweat Shirt, Women's Fit and Long Sleeve. 

    • The kids tees are a family friendly price. 

    • If you are between sizes go larger. 

    • Questions? Contact John Quinn 573-735-2002 

    • All orders get a St. Rose $5.00 off coupon

    To support St. Rose and honor St. Patrick please click one of the links below.


    T-shirts, Green Hoodies, Sweat Shirt, Women's Fit and Long SleeveMost popular, all green

    • The Hoodies are really sharp. 

    Kids Tees, Hoodies and Long sleeveThe kids tees are $7 off suggested retail


    Multi-Color Shirts, Hoodies, Sweat Shirt, Women’s Fit and Long Sleeve.


    When ordering click the green “buy it now button” and select type and size.  Very easy.


    PS – Profits go to St. Rose.  You are guaranteed to look sharp for our St. Patrick’s Day meal.

    PPS – Don’t forget the St. Rose $5 off coupon.  It will automatically redeem during check out.



    Feb 26 2016 - 12:55pm
  • Parish Photo Album Sign-up

    Please click the image below to sign up for the St. Rose of Lima parish directory.

    Family Album Signup

    Sep 26 2014 - 11:35am
  • Paschaltime Schedule
    Thursday, April 17: Maundy Thursday

    Solemn High Mass at 6:00pm.

    Adoration after Mass until midnight.

    Friday, April 18: Good Friday

    Stations of the Cross at 12:10pm.

    Solemn Liturgy at 3:00pm.

    Saturday, April 19: Holy Saturday

    Paschal Vigil, Mass of the Resurrection begins with lighting of the new fire in front of church at 10:00pm.

    Sunday, April 20: Easter Sunday

    Low Mass at 8:00am and High Mass at 10:30am.



    Apr 11 2014 - 10:55am
  • Papal Survey

    Submit Your Responses by December 13: You are invited to reflect on the Gospel truth about family and marriage, as summarized above or further illustrated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (nos, 1601-1658; nos 2331-2391) before answering the questions of the survey. Your responses to these questions will provide data for the preparation for the Synod of Bishops in October. You may submit your responses online at or mail a printed version to: Chancery, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

    In our day, the Church continues to preach the Gospel to all people, the same Gospel received by the Apostles. However, a social and spiritual crisis now exists, especially with regard to the family and marriage. Pope Francis has called for a Synod of Bishops in 2014 to determine the state of the question on challenges to family and marriage. Another synod will follow in 2015 to determine guidelines for the pastoral care of the family and married couples.

    Challenges to the Gospel today include widespread cohabitation, same sex unions, the adoption of children by people in a same sex union, the marriage of people of varying religious affiliations, single parent families, polygamy, a disregard for the equality and dignity of spouses, a weakened sense of the permanence of marriage, a feminism hostile to the Church, a reformulation of the concept of the family, the negative impact of the media and legislation on the meaning of Christian marriage and family, and the increase in surrogate motherhood. Within the Church, faith in the sacramentality of marriage and the healing power of the Sacrament of Penance has declined.

    The next Synod of Bishops seeks to announce the Good News about the Christian family and marriage in a more effective way to reach hearts and transform them according to God's will made known in Jesus Christ.

    The biblical foundation of Christian marriage derives from the creation of man and woman in the image of God. Man and woman are bound in a sacramental union with the purpose of mutual love, fatherhood and motherhood, and the dignity of sharing in the creative work of God himself. Despite the disfigurement of sin, which began with the Original Sin of the Old Testament, Jesus recovers the Biblical foundation of family and marriage and declares anew the unity of husband and wife. Christ raises marriage to the dignity of a Sacrament.

    The Church sees the married love of a husband and wife as a sign of the love Jesus has for his Church. The Church also serves society's well-being by defending and promoting marriage and the family.

    Dec 6 2013 - 11:04am
  • † Carol Chandler †


    Mrs. Carol Chandler, 59, of 2409 North 12th, Quincy, died at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 1, 2011) in her home.

    Carol ChandlerBorn November 7, 1951 in Marion County, Missouri, Carol was the daughter of Earl Lee Roy and Leona (Domzalski) Hart. She was raised in the home of her mother and adopted father, Paul Dietrich. She married Dean E. Chandler on June 21, 1969 in Quincy. He survives.

    Carol was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, playing in the pool league with her husband and traveling, having taken several cruises and travelling extensively throughout the United States. Carol was devoted to her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

    Carol was previously employed as a bookkeeper and secretary at State Street Store and then in the offices of McDonald's restaurants. She later was the office manager, working with her husband at Chandler Heating and Air Conditioning.

    Survivors include her husband, Dean; her mother, Leona Dietrich of Quincy; a daughter, Selena Stegeman and her husband Kent of Quincy; two sons, Schuyler A. Chandler and his wife Elizabeth and Sean P. Chandler and his wife Dena both of Quincy; twelve grandchildren, Jordan Stegeman, Lindsay Chandler, Schuyler Chandler Jr., Ethan Chandler, Peyton Stegeman, Gweneth Chandler, Madison Chandler, Emily Chandler, Cassidy Chandler, Peter Chandler, Xavier Chandler and Mariella Chandler all of Quincy; four brothers, Ron Dietrich and his wife Gail of Maywood, MO, David Dietrich and his wife Ann of Quincy, Alan Dietrich of Springfield, IL and Mark Dietrich of Quincy; three sisters, Dorothy Decker and her husband Dennis of Quincy, Sue Flachs and her husband Jack of Quincy and Marty Redington and her husband Tom of Hannibal, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

    Carol was preceded in death by her father, Earl Hart; her adoptive father, Paul Dietrich; a grandson, Alexander H. Chandler; and a brother in infancy, David Hart.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Arnaud Devillers. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

    Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Saturday morning until the time of services at the funeral home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 4:00 Friday evening at the funeral home. 

    Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the Blessing Cancer Center.



    Jun 3 2011 - 7:25pm
  • † Armenia "Mimi" Engelmeyer †

    Armenia "Mimi" EngelmeyerArmenia Engelmeyer passed away this past Sunday. She was a member of our community at St. Rose and sang in the choir.

    Her Funeral Mass will be sung (Requiem Mass) on Friday, February 4th at 10 am at St. Rose followed by her burial at Calvary cemetery. A luncheon will be served in the hall after the burial.

    Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. At 7 pm the Rosary will be said by the Legion of Mary.

    The 12:10 pm Mass is canceled on Friday. However, there will be a 6 pm Mass on account of First Friday.

    Please pray for the repose of her soul. Requiescat in pace!


    Armenia "Mimi" Engelmeyer, 75, of 6235 N. 45th St., Quincy, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 30, 2011) in Blessing Hospital.

    She was born May 31, 1935, in St. Louis, a daughter of Albert and Anna Sunderlik Venditti. On Aug. 25, 1956, she married John Engelmeyer in Ilasco, Mo. He survives.

    Mimi attended school in Ilasco and graduated from St. Mary Hospital School of Nursing in Quincy. She was a registered nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham, St. Mary Hospital, Blessing Hospital, the Illinois Veterans Home and Quinsippi Nursing Center.

    She organized the first library at St. Mary's School in Quincy. Mimi was a den mother for Cub Scouts when her children were young. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, where she sang in the choir, and St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. She had been an active member of the Legion of Mary for 15 years.

    Mimi was also a board member of the Ilasco Holy Cross Chapel Association and a life-time charter member of the Ilasco Area Historical Preservation Society.

    Mimi was a devoted grandmother who followed her grandchildren's activities in both music and sports. She enjoyed watching and feeding the birds at her home in rural Quincy and reading novels. She and John enjoyed traveling together.

    In addition to her husband, survivors include four children, Greg (Diana) Engelmeyer of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ann (David) Ipsen of Denver, Colo., John A. Engelmeyer of Quincy, and Mark (Tina) Engelmeyer of Daphne, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Jenna and Mark Engelmeyer of Pittsburgh, Jeff and Todd Ipsen of Denver, Katie, Luke and Joseph Engelmeyer of Quincy, Kylie and Nicole Engelmeyer of Daphne; and a nephew, Michael Amberg of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Mary Frances Amberg.

    SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Friday prayers in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima, with the Rev. Arnaud Devillers conducting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

    VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with a 7 p.m. rosary by the Legion of Mary.

    MEMORIALS: Birthright of Quincy, Quanada or Madonna House.

    ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

    Condolences may be expressed online at The Quincy Herald-Whig.


    Feb 2 2011 - 11:04am
  • Obituary of Marie Lucile Ridder

    Marie Lucile Ridder, 105, of 1029 Madison, died Saturday (Dec. 18, 2010) in her home. 

    She was born Oct. 8, 1905, in McDonough County near Plymouth, a daughter of James Irwin and Anna (Robinson) Welchans. She married William H. "Bill" Ridder July 24, 1937, by Msgr. Louis Hufker at St. Boniface Catholic Church. He died Oct. 4, 1993. 

    Marie graduated from Plymouth High School and Gem City Business College. Marie worked as a legal secretary for various insurance agencies in the area. In later years, she was a librarian at St. Boniface Grade School. She was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Marie liked to cook, play cards, and visit with her friends. 

    She is survived by two children, James W. Ridder and his wife, Joyce, of Quincy and Mary Ann Ridder and her husband, Michael B. Cook Sr., also of Quincy; three grandchildren, Jeffrey J. Ridder, Jody A. Schneider and her husband, Mark, and Jennifer L. Meyer and her husband, Ted; and three great grandchildren, Daphne Whitaker, Allison Meyer and Gwendolyn Meyer. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. 

    In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Russell Welchans; and a brother and sister in infancy. 

    SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

    VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. 

    MEMORIALS: Blessed Sacrament Grade School or Blessing Foundation for Hospice. 

    ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. 

    Condolences may be expressed online at


    Dec 21 2010 - 3:06pm
  • New Crucifix at St. Rose
    New Crucifix at St. Rose

    On August 27, 2010, a new crucifix was hung above the sanctuary of St. Rose.  The crucifix was formerly located behind the altar at nearby St. John the Baptist Church in Quincy. It was made in Germany over 100 years ago. The life-size corpus (body) was carved from wood and then encased with plaster of Paris. Since the original cross was unavailable, a new cross was custom-made by Mr. Paul Rakers, who also studied how best to hang the crucifix.  Paul Wellman and Jerry Schutte then painted the corpus.

    The actual installation of the crucifix required 35-40 feet of scaffolding in the sanctuary. The scaffolding was installed early Friday morning and removed in time for the noon Mass. It was provided by Kemner & Sons, who, along with Fischer Builders, donated time and expertise to the project. It took almost ten workers from both firms to lift the crucifix to its final location. Thank you to the twenty or more people who were involved in this important project!

    Photos from the Installation


    Sep 4 2010 - 8:24am
  • Bishop Thomas Paprocki Appointed to Springfield Diocese

     After ten months, the diocese of Springfield, Illinois, has a new bishop, Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  He will be the ninth bishop of the diocese, succeeding Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha.  Bishop Paprocki is a native of Chicago and a canon lawyer, and was ordained in 1978.  

    More information at the diocese website.

    Apr 21 2010 - 3:40pm