Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association (CCEA)

Christians United in Service to the Community

Registered 501(c)3

St. Joseph Parish

We, the faithful of St. Joseph Parish, willingly accept our baptismal call to gather and worship as a community, to proclaim the Word of God and to serve in the image of Jesus Christ.


St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church 

A Mission  Church of St. Joseph’s Parish, Middletown, DE

Photo by Lewis Collins

Est. 1874

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday Worship 8:30 a.m.

301 Lock Street

North Chesapeake City, MD





CCEA/Saint Rose Print Project


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Saint Rose of Lima, T.O.S.D., was a Spanish colonist in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts. Saint Rose of Lima was a beautiful girl who wanted to devote her life to God. To make herself unattractive to men, she rubbed pepper on her face. She spent her life in prayer and fasting, growing flowers to sell and help the poor. Her parents did not allow her to become a nun. So St. Rose joined the Third Order of St. Dominic instead, where she could continue to serve God at home. She is the patron saint of florists and gardeners. Her Feast Day is on 23 August.

Born: April 20, 1586, Lima, Peru

Died: August 24, 1617, Lima, Peru


Profile in Faith 

Cecil Whig Article on St. Rose