Holy Rosary hosted the Totus Tuus program again this year. We had 70 students participate in the week long program. There will be a slide show to view on the faith formation website: www.holyrosaryalliance.weebly.com Many thanks to the volunteers, host families, meal providers, and cookie providers. We couldn't have done it without you! Here is a picture of some of the high school students who participated and the team.
Confirmation was held at Holy Rosary at the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, April 29th for students from Holy Rosary and St. Bridget's with Bishop Dendinger. Seated L to R: Altar server, Lillie Otto, catechist Rose Pancost, Elise Stoike, Lourdes Acosta, Diana Acosta, Aubrie Lawrence, Ellicia Weare, DRE Noreen Placek, 2nd row Fr. Tim Stoner, catechist Callan Ackerman, altar server, Nathan Ackerman, Luxie West, Alivia Carlson, Megan Oligmueller, Adriana Olvera, Hannah Weare, Lauren Gasseling, Zachary Placek, Knights, Chris Cullan, Jim Bourn, David Boyles, Back row Knights Jerome Smith, Pete Taylor, Joshua Jensen, Jacotb Ackerman, Ryley Rolls, Emersen Cyza, Bishop William Dendinger, McClain Adamson, Mason Hiemstra, Luke Cullan, Cade Payne. (Photo courtesy of Just Shoot Me Photographics.)
Knight's of Columbus Council 975 announced the winners of their scholarships at the Senior Breakfast on Sunday, May 6th. They are Josie Otto, daughter of Rich and Aimee Otto, and Nathan Lauder, son of Jennifer Lauder. The Knight's offer two $1000 scholarships to two graduating seniors. Each student must submit an application to be considered for the scholarship. Josie Otto and Nathan Lauder are pictured with John Courtney, Knights of Columbus 975 Grand Knight.
Holy Rosary Guadalupe Club awarded two $500 scholarships at the Senior Breakfast that was held on Sunday, May 6th. Nathan Lauder and Josie Otto, pictured in the center, were chosen based on their applications. Nathan is the son of Jennifer Lauder, and Josie is the daughter of Rich and Aimee Otto. Members of the Guadalupe Club awarding the scholarships were Barb Tolstedt on the left and Carmen Rivera on the right. Congratulations!
Holy Rosary honored these graduates at the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, May 6th. A brunch reception for the students and their immediate family was held in the lyceum following Mass. Those in attendance, top row, Dylan Horton, Ulises Gallegos, Nathaniel Jensen, Bradan Seidler, Lane Applegarth, Nathan Lauder, Jaiden Brown, Sydney Nordeen, KayLee McDonald, Fr. Tim Stoner, Madison Folchert, and Josie Otto.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE (please keep!)
Palm Sunday, March 25th
8:00 a.m. at St. Bridget's
10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary
Holy Thursday, March 29th, Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary
7:00 p.m. at St. Bridget’s (with Fr. Berger)
Good Friday, March 30th, Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Suffering
12:00 noon at Holy Rosary
7:00 p.m. at St. Bridget’s (with Fr. Berger)
8:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service at Holy Rosary
Holy Saturday, March 31st Easter Vigil
7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Congratulations to those coming into the Catholic Faith at this mass!
7:00 p.m. at St. Bridget’s (with Fr. Berge
Easter Sunday, April 1st
8:00 a.m. at Marian Residence
9:00 a.m. at St. Bridget’s (with Fr. Berger)
10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary
A Blessed Easter to you all !
The Family Life Committee is asking for donations to pack in our Valentine Boxes for our young people who graduated in 2017. We are looking for nonperishable items (candy, granola, popcorn, granola bars, etc.). Please leave items at the Parish center office before February 1st. For more information call Theresa Dykes 760-1122.
For those parishioners who currently utilize our “On-Line Giving” there are changes coming down the pike. More details will be coming in the next couple of months. We anticipate a smooth transition to this new processor and look forward to some new options such as “text-to give” with this new system. We will be communicating directly with those of you who currently utilize the Online Giving explaining these changes in detail. For those of you who would like more information please contact Jenny in the Parish Center office, 762-2009.
This group of young adults and chaperones from Holy Rosary recently traveled to Indianapolis, IN for the 2017 gathering of the National Catholic Youth Conference. They were among 20,000 other youth from across the country who met to spend 3 days together learning more about their faith. While there they participated in daily mass, reconciliation, and enjoyed many dynamic speakers, musicians and comedians. They were supported financially by many generous people from the parish through various fundraising events over the past year.
Seventeen young people received First Eucharist at Holy Rosary Church on Sunday at a special 2:00pm mass. Front row, L to R,: David Sloggett, Trini Trejo, 2nd row, Paz Cody, Hadley Shrewsbury, Brylee Rasmussen, Emily Johnston, Ande Girard, Nyeli Bauer, Kenley Jelinek, Elizabeth Wenzel, 3rd row, Donna LeMunyan, altar server, Anden Weingart, Asher Saka, Christian Valdez, Abigail LeMunyan, Kiki Adams, Gabriel Busch, Cooper Hicks, Morgan LeMunyan, altar server, 4th row, Pam Cyza, St. Agnes catechist, Fr. Tim Stoner, Fr. Roy Pasala, Samantha Montgomery, catechist, Bridget Johnston, catechist, Noreen Placek, Director of Religious Education. (Photo by Just Shoot Me Photographics)
“Holy Rosary 2017 Senior Graduates”
Fr. Rayappa Pasala, Associate Pastor front middle, Front L to R, Katie Failor, Peyton Stoike, Elizabeth Rivera, Elizabeth Johnston, Anna Adam, Kathleen Trussel, Elora Bleisch. Top L to R Ty Redecker, Gage Rolls, Trevor Ridenour, Lane Lauder, Brody Brennan, Tyler Adamson
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.
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 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 is now on Twitter. Please follow us at HolyRosaryAllia.
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.