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St Rose Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of Deacon’s Ordination



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On Sunday June 13, St Rose of Lima Parish celebrated the 25th anniversary of Deacon Norm Roos’ ordination to the Diaconate.

Deacon Roos was ordained on June 8, 1996. He arrived at St Rose Parish 16 years ago, on July 15, 2005.

During the 11:30 am Mass last Sunday, Monsignor Bob Weiss, pastor, presented walking sticks to Deacon Roos and his wife, Mary, because the couple loves to walk and hike. The gift was inspired by the Scripture passage from Micah 6:8, “You have been told what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: only to do right and to love goodness and to walk humbly with your God.”

Following Mass, a reception was held in the beautiful Bell Garden of Peace, where St Rose parishioners joined Monsignor Weiss to congratulate Deacon Roos.

In his written weekly message, Monsignor Weiss said, “We are truly blessed by his vocation to serve which he does so generously and lovingly.

“Deacon Norm has a true love for the Church and for Scripture which is evidenced in his homilies and his teachings,” the monsignor also said.

Deacon Roos has also served at Saint Mary’s Parish in Ridgefield, at the retreat center on Enders Island in Stonington, and taught religion at Saint Joseph High School in Trumbull.

Also during Sunday’s reception, parishioners acknowledged Larry Gardner, who is retiring from the position of Folk Choir Coordinator. He served in this position since 2000 when the Folk Choir was formed.

A gift was presented to Gardner at the 9:30 Mass Sunday morning.

Mary and Deacon Norm Roos hold walking sticks that were presented to them during Mass at St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church last weekend. The 25th anniversary of Deacon Roos’s ordination was celebrated on Sunday, June 13. —photos courtesy Stephanie DeBartolomeo
The members of St Rose of Lima’s clergy — from left, Father Lawrence Amalraj, Deacon Rick Scinto, Deacon Norm Roos, Monsignor Robert Weiss, Father Tomasz Przybyl, and Deacon Mikel Ronan — all attended the silver anniversary celebration for Deacon Roos last weekend.
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