Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

~1 Peter 1:21~


  • February 18
  • Isaiah 43: 1-7
  • “A loving God will protect me from . . . . “


Today, let’s pray about the things that we fear. Would that be sickness, strangers, debts, loneliness, etc. After you think of the things you fear, remember that “A loving Fod will protect me from . . . . ” Say a prayer telling God what you fear and thanking Him for being with you always and protecting you from the things you fear.


Rose Virginia Currier Pitkethly

May 31, 1940 – October 11, 2022

Early morning on October 11, 2022, Rose Virginia Currier Pitkethly passed away at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida. She is survived by her beloved husband John K. Pitkethly, Sr., her three sons John Jr., Scott and David, her daughter-in-law Olivia and her grandchildren John III and Sabrina.

Rose was a dedicated Christian of the Roman Catholic faith. She was the head sacristan, eucharistic minister, religious educator and thrift shop volunteer for more than 30 years at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Rose prayed daily and was very generous with her time, talent, and treasure toward anyone in need and the Church she so loved.

Rose was an American patriot who supported her country with much love and affection. She helped to preserve the American system through community service and strict attention to her civic responsibilities without fail, educating her children the same.

Rose Virginia Currier was born on May 31, 1940, in Clinton, Louisiana to Emile Currier and Mary Spitale Currier. Rose’s four grandparents were all immigrants to the United States from Sicily at the turn of the twentieth century.

Rose grew up in Amite before attending school at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond where she graduated with a four-year degree in three and a half years. She took great pride in the fact she never missed a single day of school in her entire life. Rose moved to Mims, Florida to begin her career in Elementary Education. During this time Rose met her future husband, John, on a blind date in Cocoa Beach. Once engaged, she received an offer to teach school in Germany while John stayed to work on getting his Bachelors and Masters degrees. Later they married on June 23, 1965. After marriage they moved to New Jersey where she gave birth to their first son, John Jr in 1969. Two months later they moved to Satellite Beach and resided there ever since.

Rose raised her sons and continued as a part-time educator, SAT proctor and church volunteer. She made sure all her boys attended school regularly and graduated with college degrees.

Rose was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She often spoke loudly with kindness and humor and dedicated her life to Christian principles. Her absence is deeply felt by all who knew her, and she is profoundly missed by her family, friends and community.

May Rose spend eternity in joy and happiness, communing with God, family members and dear friends who preceded her; and may we all be with her again when our times on Earth have been fulfilled.

God bless you Rose!

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 11:00AM on Thursday, March 16, 2023. A graveside service will follow in Amite Memorial Gardens. 


Not only will OCC have a workday Saturday to prepare items for packing at a later time, but we have been asked to give the newly formed Trail Life boys an opportunity to earn some service time by working on projects that the boys will make and that will be placed in the shoeboxes before they are sent on their journey to boys and girls in November. We are thankful to have this opportunity to work with the boys from our community Marcg 18th.


Wednesday, March 1 “The Spirit of God is Life” Romans 8:1-11

Sunday, March 5, A.M. “The Mission” Ezekiel 3: 1-14

Sunday, March 5. P.M. “Gossip” 2 Samuel 10


Anna Lee