Ministry Schedule (HR)
Ministry Schedule (SB)
Holy Rosary (HR) St. Bridget (SB)
Holy Rosary is designated by the letters HR, St. Bridget is designated by the letters SB.
Friday, January 30th
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
All School Mass - Catholic Schools Week • 9:30am - 10:30am
Saturday, January 31st
St. John Bosco
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, February 1st
Mass (HR) • 8:00am - 9:00am
Mass (HR) • 10:00am - 11:00am
Adult Hispanic Faith Formation • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, February 2nd
Presentation of the Lord
Communion Service Marian • 7:15am
Tuesday, February 3rd
Mass - Marian • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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.
Holy Rosary Parish Mission is Coming Soon!
Where am I going? Do I have to love everybody? Why don't prayers work? Have you asked yourself any of these questions? You will be able to answer all of these questions after you attend Holy Rosary Parish Mission on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 2nd and 3rd from 7:00-8:30pm at the church. Are you needing a late winter boost? Fr. John Collins will help people develop their own personal "faith story." Articulating this faith story enables individuals to see God in their lives. This personal vision leads to greater commitment within the believing community, as well as to witnessing to Christ in the world through reconciling and evangelizing.
The mission's goal is to stir up the flames of faith-the presence of God's life-that often lies dormant within people. Father Collins seeks to enflame the fire burning within the practicing believer, rekindle the fire in the separated believer, and light the fire within the unbeliever.
How does this mission work? Father Collins appeals to people's experience, both negative (How come prayer doesn't work?) and positive (In yearning to do good, we are uncovering the grace of God within.). He helps individuals explore key questions, such as How do I identify God in events of my life? How do I share faith with others? How can I be more loving?
These topics are discussed with humor and honesty. Because Father Collins is in touch with the realities of people's lives, he helps them find God in the ordinary and everyday. Through the mission, people soon discover that they are not as far from God after all.
So come to both or one of the nights to be renewed. Discussion and coffee and cookies will be in the church basement following each evening. Let's fill the church!
A New Bishop Is Appointed!
A new bishop has been appointed for the Diocese of Grand Island. Please click the link below to read and article.
Holy Rosary Christmas Pageant 2014
Holy Rosary Faith Formation Program presented The Nativity Story on Wed., Dec. 17th at 5:30pm in the church. The students did a fantastic job as they didn't get to practice except for 2 readings before they put on the costumes and presented the play. The kindergarten through fourth grade students were the actors and the fifth grade students narrated the story.
First Reconciliation at Holy Rosary
First Reconciliation was celebrated during the communal reconciliation service on Sunday, Dec. 14th. Fifteen students received the sacrament for the first time. Students pictured are: Victoria Folchert, Linnea Bleisch, Amy Acosta, Josie Sanders, Aubree Garcia, Reese Swanson, Ashley Carr, Brendan Watt, 2nd row, Bailey Shannon, Kaitlyn Sloggett, Jayda Backous, Luke Weems, Macey Seebohm, Kealee Jelinek, Ryan Swanson, 3rd row, catechist Rose Marie George, Fr. Joseph K. Joseph, Fr. Tim Stoner, SAA teacher Pam Cyza, Holy Rosary Pastor Fr. John Kakkuzhiyil, Fr. Bernard Berger, Fr. Arul Raj Innaiah.
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.
FAITH FORMATION CLASSES HAVE STARTED - ARE YOUR CHILDREN REGISTERED?
Faith Formation classes have started. Our class numbers are much smaller this year, indicating that many children have not registered. Please take the time to come to the parish center office to fill out a registration form. We miss your children. Several students asked me where some of the last year's students were. I told them, "I don't know."
We are here to help you in instructing your children in their Catholic faith. If you have any questions, please contact Noreen Placek 762-2830.
Welcome to Holy Rosary
Holy Rosary welcomes the newly initiated, Josh Beck, Chad Kelley, Tiffany Montes, Denice Phillips, and Micki Halstead. They were welcomed to the church on Holy Saturday. The Beck twins and Montes children were also baptized and Kenna Firestein received First Communion. The group is pictured here with the RCIA team and their sponsors.
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.