It's Time to Start Your MINISTRY

When you share your time and talents with the church,    you are not only blessing others, but also being blessed in return. 

We’re called to use our gifts to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace. … Just as with spiritual gifts, God wants us to use our talents and skills for the benefit of others. – 1 Peter 4:10

Altar Servers

Altar servers must have made first communion and currently be in the second half of third grade or above to be eligible for altar server training. After training and once entering 4th grade, they will then be eligible to be on the schedule.

Arts and Environment

A subcommittee of the Liturgical Ministry that provides the Church building with appropriate seasonal decorations in order to feed the senses for liturgical ambiance.

Catholic Action

Coordinates and facilitates funeral luncheons, community socials, a Spring rummage sale and various receptions for parishioners. Every St. Rose family is a member of Catholic Action; however, volunteers are needed to assist in all activities.

Eucharistic Ministers

Dispense Communion (in both forms) as requested for all Masses and services held in the parish. This is also a part of the Liturgical Ministry. Training is required, and scheduling is dependent on the number involved in the ministry.

Italian Catholic Federation

The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) is a non-profit fraternal organization for practicing Catholics of all cultures. Members of the ICF enjoy the fellowship of other Catholics and their families. We provide assistance to St. Rose School, parishes,
pastors and local communities. We award scholarships to elementary and high school Catholic students and grants to assist the developmentally disabled. Visit to join or to find out more about ICF.

Knights of Columbus

Knights meet the second Wednesday of each month in the Parish Center to support the needs of the parish, school, and community. Meeting also promotes closer ties with the men of the parish. Various fundraisers are held throughout the year. Training program require to become a member of Knights of Columbus.

St. Rose Boutique

A sociable group of talented people who meet each Thursday from 10:00am until 2:00pm in the Adult Learning Center to prepare for their annual Christmas Boutique Sale.
Funds that are raised are donated to various programs in the parish.


Lectors have the responsibility to bring God’s voice, through His word, to our community. Lectors need to have a genuine love of Scripture, and a desire to share that
love through their ministry at Mass. Training is required, and the number in the ministry will determine the frequency of service.

Music Ministry

Since the early days of the church, music has been at the heart of worship.  The focus of music ministry is to bring people to God through the inspirations provided by composers of all genres. 

At St. Rose of Lima the primary mission of the music ministry is to assist the congregation with full participation in the liturgy.  Although trained musicians are needed to serve as cantors and accompanists (organ, keyboard and guitar), voices of most abilities are encouraged to join the ministry in both English and Spanish. 

We also welcome other musicians (i.e., woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion) to enhance the singing. 

Please contact Mary Alvarado, 
Music Coordinator at (805) 238-2218 ext. 208 or by email

Parish Office Volunteers

We are always looking for new volunteers who are willing to help with the various tasks that need to be completed to keep church business running smoothly. There are phones to
answer, people to greet, paperwork to file, cabinets to organize, etc. We also have other special projects at certain times of the year, such as mailings.

Perpetual Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration takes place in St. Joseph’s Chapel on a 24-hour basis. Call to sign up for a scheduled time, or drop by to spend some time in prayer with our Lord.

This group adheres to the Catholic Church teaching on the respect of human life throughout a person’s lifetime. Participants wish to spread the work on this teaching and provide resources and spiritual assistance for those who face a dilemma of choice.

Click here to learn more about our ministry! 


In charge of the care of the sacristy, the church and their contents, set up for Mass.

Scripture Study

Two scripture study series are presented each year, in the fall and the spring. Details are announced in the parish bulletin.

Ushers & Greeters

To facilitate parishioner seating at all Masses and liturgical services. Also, to collect offerings as needed.A brief training is required.

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