Ministry Schedule (SB)
Holy Rosary Parish strives to be a welcoming faith family that inspires Gospel values lived in the Catholic Tradition.
Holy Rosary Parish strives to be good stewards of God's love in our families and in the greater community.
Holy Rosary is designated by the letters HR, St. Bridget is designated by the letters SB.
Wednesday, August 5th
Dedication of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Mass at Marian • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, August 6th
Transfiguration of the Lord
Mass at Marian • 7:15am
Friday, August 7th
St. Sixtus II and Companions
Saturday, August 8th
Reconciliation (HR) • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Mass (HR) • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Reconciliation (SB) • 6:45pm - 7:00pm
Mass (SB) • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, August 9th
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Mass (HR) • 8:00am - 9:00am
Mass (HR) • 10:00am - 11:00am
Hispanic Mass • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
TOTUS TUUS 2015
Holy Rosary hosted the Totus Tuus program May 31st through June 5th at the parish center. The first through eighth grades met Monday - Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm. The high school met Sunday - Thursday from 7:30pm-9:30pm. The focus for this week was The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary and The Virtues. Fifty-five students attended the week.
The team provided excellent teaching and a lot of fun!
Holy Rosary 2015 Graduating Seniors
Holy Rosary Parish celebrated Confirmation on Sunday, April 19th at a special 2PM mass with Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt. The following were confirmed, front row L to R, altar servers, Lillie Otto, Charlie Otto, Fr. John Kakkuzhiyil, catechist Callan Ackerman, MacKenzie Allen, Kelsey Adamson, Cooper Weber, Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt, Nicole Placek, Taylor Keegan, Karli Farritor, Kelsey Klaes, Margaret Otto, Morgan Johnston, catechist Rose Pancost, second row, Tristan Heldenbrand, Jose Vazquez, John Manning, Cole Randall, Cayla Tritle, Victoria Redecker, Madison Hiemstra, Molly Oligmueller, Klayton Nordeen, Cole Walters, Director of Religious Education Noreen Placek, back row, Knight Dale Collins, Knight John Courtney, Knight Jerry Smith, Knight Dan Kusek. (Photo courtesy of Just Shoot Me Photographics)
Holy Rosary First Eucharist 2015
First Eucharist was celebrated at Holy Rosary on Sunday, April 12th at a 2:00pm mass. Children receiving were: Front row L to R: Kealee Jelinek, Amy Acosta, Josie Sanders, Ashley Carr, Linnea Bleisch, Victoria Folchert, Kaitlyn Sloggett, 2nd row, Aubree Garcia, Reese Swanson, Agustin Gonzalez, Luke Weems, Brendan Watt, Ryan Swanson, Macey Seebohm, Bailey Shannon, Jayda Backous, Back row, catechists, Anita Olvera, Pam Cyza, altar server Tristan Bleisch, Fr. John Kakkuzhiyil, altar server Karli Swanson, and catechist Rose Marie George. (Photo courtesy of Just Shoot Me Photographics)
Catholics Returning Home SB
Have you drifted away from the Church?
Are you angry with the Church or God? Please give us a chance to listen to you and address your concerns. Join us for our informal weekly sessions beginning February 25, 7:00- 8:30 in the St. Bridget Parish Hall in Hemingford. If you have any questions please call 487-3617.
Stewardship Council Active at Holy Rosary
The Stewardship Council has been busy with this year's Stewardship Renewal. The theme of "We Are God's Hands" was chosen. The idea of a banner with the congregation holding out their hands was discussed and with the generous donation from Just Shoot Me Photographics, it became a reality. The idea of stewardship was started with a Stewardship Prayer being read for about a month before we conducted the renewal weekends. A witness talk was given by Larry Snyder at all of the masses and the Here I Am Booklets were positioned in the pews for people to see all the areas of ministry that require volunteers to be successful. The following Sunday the Time, Talent, and Treasure brochures were put in the pews for people to fill out at the beginning of Mass and brought up at the time of the offering. The Time, Talent and Treasure brochures were tabulated and reports were created for each ministry. The reports were mailed to each of the heads of the ministry to contact any new people who were interested in the ministry and provide training so as to get them involved.
These are pictures of the Stewardship Council members (Roger Applegarth and Dale Collins) hanging the "We Are God's Hands" banner in the church with the help of Gretchen Rischling.
Holy Rosary Missions Projects
The missions collection means more than just Haiti. Yes, they are distributed on the international level such as Haiti, but we also give to reputable national organizations (Heifers.org) that help the needy, as pictured below. At the local levels, we help with immediate needs found in the community. One example is the green wheelbarrow at the church entrance. The contents are given weekly to the "Just Neighbors" organization. Your generosity reaches many avenues for the needy. Please click on the link to see the certificate of appreciation the parish has received.
Holy Rosary has a Faith Formation Website!
Holy Rosary Faith Formation program is excited to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to parents and children of our faith formation program. We are here to help parents educate their children in the ways of the Catholic Church. Please check out the link and if you have any suggestions, please contact the faith formation office at 762-2830. www.holyrosaryalliance.weebly.com
Holy Rosary on Twitter!
Holy Rosary is now on Twitter. Please follow us at HolyRosaryAllia.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
We will begin RCIA sessions the second Thursday in September. Are you seeking a deeper relationship with God? Do you wish to learn more about the Catholic Church? Do you wish to become Catholic? Contact Ellen at the parish center for more information.