First for Christ
Since St. Rose is the Patron Saint of our parish, we look to her past for inspiration and guidance. She has shown to us, in her life, and her current presence through Christ that to be “First For Christ” should be the pillar which we rely upon and make every decision from. All consideration of human life should be based upon Jesus as the foundation.
A thriving Roman Catholic parish, living the Gospel beyond the pews.
"Saint Rose of Lima Parish, a Roman Catholic Church, invites all to live in the family of Christ, by providing opportunities for spiritual growth and social connection to serve our community.” The Mission statement is who we are now and who we strive to be currently as a church in the of the Diocese of San Diego. All the activity we do as a parish and through our ministries are to be in line with our mission. As an employee, volunteer and parishioner, it is the mission of the parish to apply our good work each day.
September 23, 1921
“St. Rose of Lima, the beautiful little chapel at Chula Vista was solemnly blessed on Sunday last by Very Reverend John Brady, Dean of this district, in the presence of about three hundred, including the congregation and a number of their non-Catholic friends, from Chula Vista, and a large delegation of Catholics from San Diego. Rev. Paul Dillon of Our Lady of Angels delivered a very splendid and appropriate sermon for the occasion. The attractive little chapel is finished in stucco with beautiful stained glass windows all of which have been donated. Four magnificent six-foot statues – the Sacred Heart, the Blessed Virgin, St. Joseph and St. Anthony – adorn the sanctuary. These also are donations. The pastor, Rev. Michael Egan, and his flock of twenty-five families are delighted with their new house of worship. A tastily furnished, neat bungalow in keeping with the style of the church has been provided for the pastor by the congregation and friends.”
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew, 25
"When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them; and they spoke in tongues and began to prophesy." Acts of the Apostles, 1
"A man shall leave his father and mother and the two shall become as one." Mark, 10
"This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me... This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 1 Corinthians, 11
"Receive the Holy Spirit. What sins you forgive are forgiven. What sins you hold bound are held bound." John, 20
"Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the priests of the Church and they should pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord." James, 5
"Whom shall I send? Who will be my messenger?" Isaiah, 6
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Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, A Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of San Diego. Founded in 1921 in Chula Vista, California with pastor, Rev. Michael Egan, and his flock of twenty-five families. Currently blessed to be serving approximately 5,500 families and open to serve more. St. Rose of Lima has nearly 20 masses a week and offers all day adoration on Fridays and confessions Saturday morning. We have over 30 ministry groups, giving our parishioners an opportunity to participate in faith formation, parish life and/or Christian service. As a parish we give back through the Sister Dolores Outreach Program developed and dedicated to serve the poor, supported with parishioners who collect day old bread, bag food for distribution, provide fellowship to the homeless, and donate food and clothing to the pantry. In addition to, the aforementioned, St Rose has a Religious Education Program, a preschool, Daniel's Den and a School (k-8) located in the De Flores Center. Our church, clergy and parish staff are fully committed to helping our parishioner grow in their life with Christ.
Meet our staff.
Fr. Miguel CamposPastor
Fr. Arturo UribeAssociate Pastor
Deacon Charlie FriceRCIA
Deacon Gerardo MarquezDeaf Community/Maintenance
Deacon John GabbardExtraordinary Ministers
Deacon Juan BuenrostroHispanic Community
Sister Pat WeldonReligious Ed Director/Social Outreach
Berlinda GomezBusiness Manager
Krissy RussoYouth Ministry Director
Cory ChavezParish Office/Front Desk
Maly VARGASParish Office/Front Desk
Adrianna Ceja MelvinAccounts Payable & Assistant Bookkeeper Parish Office/School
Josephine AdventoReligious Ed/Social Outreach
Jackie CarmonaReligious Education-Front Desk
Clergy Gospel Message
"John states that “the Word became flesh” drawing for us an important key to our Catholic faith. The word “flesh” used in Greek is “Sarx” which is graphic and specific in meaning physical flesh (skin, cells, and DNA). John leaves no room for alternative interpretation the second person of the Trinity, the Son of God, became physically human."
Fr. Jose Miguel CamposPastor
"We understand the eldest son’s bewilderment over his father’s generosity. For the older son, virtue seems not to be its own reward. For all his honorable toil and loyalty, there seems to be no celebration. The father, however, is prodigal in his forgiveness and mercy. He expects the same generosity from his older son. He wants all to rejoice when the lost one is found."
Fr. Arturo UribeAssociate Pastor
"As the priests processed forward, the dim church — high-ceilinged but almost windowless — resounded with the music of “We Three Kings”: “Star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright/ Westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect Light.” But for those who couldn’t hear the resounding, a signer stood at the sanctuary stairs. Four rows of congregants signed along back at him."
Fr. Mario VesgaRetired Priest