Join us for fun and fellowship. If you have a talent to share or a desire to learn something new, this is the group for you. A few examples of crafts that will be taught are: Chain Rosaries, Jewelry, Crocheting, Knitting, Basic Pattern Sewing, Grinding wheat, Baking Bread, Floral Arranging. If you have a talent that is not mentioned above that you would like to teach to others, a class can be scheduled for you. All classes will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary. Anything you make is yours to keep or can be given a gifts to others. This is a great opportunity for teens to learn a new craft perhaps jewelry making. Contact Lynn Jenkins 813-996-1916
Bear Makers meet on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. They make simple, cuddly, Boo Boo Teddy bears which are donated to local hospitals, wounded Troops and health centers to bring smiles to small children’s’ faces and grins of love from our men and women wounded in battle. Contact Suzie Garrett, 813-973-1117
This new committee will be responsible for the annual blessing of the animals on the first Saturday of October in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who is known for his great love for all God's creatures and whose feast is celebrated on October 4th. Contact Jennifer Glaister, 813-929-7361
This committee organizes the December Breakfast with Santa, arranging food preparation and decoration, and gifts for the children. For more information contact our parish secretary.
The Parish Office needs individuals to volunteer their time one day a week, Monday through Friday, for 3-4 hours to answer the phones and door, run the copier, stuff bulletins and perform various other office chores and errands - you know - "go for this, go for that", ergo "GO-FORS". For more information contact the Parish secretary.
Members use their woodworking skills to make small craft items to be donated to various charities. They share fellowship in a generous spirit of giving. Contact Mac and Nida Liwanag, 703-447-0331.
This committee conducts an annual review of all parish facilities and grounds and identifies, prioritizes, and determines responsibility for various maintenance projects. They oversee Arbor Day activities and "Whacker Saturday" (as in "weed whacker") where volunteers help keep our grounds beautiful. For more information, contact our Director of Maintenance & Grounds.
Members crochet, knit and make items that are donated to Catholic Charities in Dade City and to various other worthy organizations. They accept donations of yarn which then turn into baby afghans, lap robes, baby layettes, etc. Mary's Hands is open to all women who want to share fellowship and goodwill in giving to others in need. They meet once a month on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Eileen Mason at 995-9194.
Recycling of newspapers is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 8104. Receptacles for newspapers are located behind the parish offices. Proceeds of this re-cycling effort support the seminarians from Our Lady of the Rosary.
Recycling of aluminum is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 8104. Receptacles for aluminum are located behind the parish offices. Please rinse and crush cans before depositing them in the receptacle. Proceeds of this re-cycling effort to help raise money for our New Parish Center.
Members seek to promote authentic Christian patriotism, which is love of one's country and its citizens and love of neighbor. "We must love all men, and no man is a foreigner to a true Christian, so there is all the more reason for loving our fellow citizens. A man's love for himself, his family, his friends---are all united in his love for his country." (Boussuet) For more information or to join the commitee for Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and/or Active Duty Support, contact Richard Small (813) 949-5088.
This new ministry is designed to help parish families in need of meals during certain times of need for example surgeries, loss, tragedy, etc. For more information you can visit the website we will be using to coordinate this ministry, www.takethemameal.com. If you would like to participate in bringing meals occasionally to parish families in need, please contact Cheryl McAloon, 813-928-7724.
This is our annual “holy-ween” party for the families of Our Lady of the Rosary. Picture the parking lot full of cars and trucks with their trunks and tail gates open, decorated with traditional and not so scary décor, filled with buckets of treats and hundreds of the little ones moving safely from vehicle to vehicle for their annual bag of candy and treats. Volunteers plan and execute this family centered party, so if you like Halloween and children this is the place to be on the last Friday of October. All of our parish family is invited to attend and help at this party. It’s a great multigenerational event. Contact our parish secretary to get involved.