Community Ministry

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group is a prayerful experience of mutual support and comfort for those who are confronting the loss of a loved one. Meets monthly. If you will be attending for the first time, please call the Rectory at 203.744.5777 to confirm.

Contact – Rectory – 203.744.5777

Book Club

Read and discuss classic and new books to educate, inform, and inspire. Meets monthly.


Assist in various activities of the Carnival. St. Mary School

Contact – 203.744.2922

Faith and Family

Family nights 3-5 times a year to celebrate Catholic feasts and traditions.

Home School Association

Participate in planning events that involve the home and school.

St. Mary School – 203.744.2922

Knights of Columbus

Promote fraternal ties among Catholic men and support the parish clergy.

Contact – Bill Taylor – 503-550-7176 –

Men’s Ministry

Come share in the positive Christian fellowship & learn how you can better strengthen your personal faith journey.  All Men’s Ministry Meetings are held on Saturday mornings in the Parish Center from 8:30am to 10am.

Contact Craig DeFreese at or Deacon Eric Keener at

Teen Mission Trip/Retreat

Annual Service Trip and Retreat for teens of the parish in High School.

Contact – 203.744.5777

Women of Faith Group

A women’s ministry dedicated to offering a variety of activities for the women of the parish. The “Women of Faith” activities will encompass three areas: spiritual, fellowship and outreach.

Contact – Patricia Kelly –

Youth Ministry

Help fulfill the spiritual and other needs of our (grades 9-12) Youth group members through spiritual, social and service activities.

Renzo Ortega,  United Youth Ministry Coordinator
St. Rose of Lima Parish — Newtown, CT
(203) 240-8059‬