St. Rose Announcements for May 26th, 2020

1) Stations of the Cross booklets may be taken from the church for as long as church services are discontinued. You can pray them along with the online recording found on our sermons list.

2) Copies of the Prayer in Time of Epidemics, taken from the traditional Roman Ritual, may be taken home for daily use also.

3) Stay up to date on what the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is saying and doing through

4) For live traditional latin masses, you may visit

5) Be very sure to increase your personal and family prayer during this time, remembering those who have died and are dying, and to practice resignation to God's will. In your charity remember also to pray for Donna Bergbower, the mother of Fr. Dan Bergbower of this diocese. She died yesterday, the feast of the Annunciation.

March 25th Announcements

St. Rose of Lima Schedule Beginning March 25, 2020, Lasting Until Further Notice

Church Open Daily 7am - 7pm every day


  • Sunday: 7:30 and 10:30 for at least 30 minutes, longer if necessary
  • Tuesday: No confessions
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12:00 Noon for at least 30 minutes, longer if necessary

I thank everyone for their patience as the days without Mass, Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Continue. Please Remember to pray for our church and government leaders, those who have died and are dying, often without being ready to die, and for their loved ones. Pray also for our health care workers.

While we are doing well in Quincy, Springfield and nearby counties, things are not good in Chicago and St. Louis. Illinois added 250 new cases yesterday, and 330 today. A total of 19 have died in our state.

If your children don't understand a pandemic, this YouTube video may help them. A Catholic homeschool Mom forwarded it to me:

Fr. Portzer

March 23: Announcement from Fr. Portzer

Fr. Portzer is unwell and is not sure what illness he has. Although it is like a flu it is not the same as the coronavirus. He has self-quarantined and has been advised to avoid being around others for two weeks after his symptoms have ended.

March 20: Update on COVID-19

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a "shelter-in-place" order for the state, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday through April 7th, in order to slow the pace of COVID-19. Please check local news sources for additional information regarding the governor's announcement.

Confessions will be heard at St. Rose beginning at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 21st. Please remember to distance yourself the recommended six feet between penitents. The church will be unlocked for those wanting to come pray.

We are awaiting details from the Diocese regarding if parish offices need to be closed.

Please watch this website for further announcements. Because of everything constantly changing, a parish bulletin will not be posted at this time.

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