There will be a parent meeting for parents of second grade students who are preparing for First Eucharist this Spring. This meeting will be Thursday, March 1st at 7:00pm at the church. At least one parent is required to attend. This is for parents only. Please mark your calendars. If you have questions, please contact Noreen Placek 762-2830 or 762-4646.
Lent/Holy Week 2018
Holy Rosary and St. Bridget’s Communities
Ash Wednesday, February 14th
7:15 a.m. Mass at Marian Residence
9:00 a.m. All School Mass at Church
6:30 p.m. Mass at St. Bridget’s (with Fr. Berger)
7:00 p.m. Mass at Holy Rosary
Stations of the Cross:
5:15 p.m. on Friday evenings of Lent at Holy Rosary
5:45 p.m. Spanish Stations at Holy Rosary
6:00 p.m. on Friday evenings of Lent at St. Bridget’s
There will be a special Anointing Service on Friday, March 16th in place of Stations of the Cross at 5:15 p.m.
Fish Fry Fridays: (Beginning February 16th through Friday, March 16th)
Every Friday evening beginning at 5 p.m. in the Lyceum sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #975
Rite of Election:
Saturday, February 17th at Christ the King in Gering at 2:00 p.m.
Lenten Communal Penance Service :
Sunday, March 11th
1:30 p.m. at St. Bridget’s
3:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary
Confessions during Holy Week at Holy Rosary
Monday, March 26th: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27th: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28th: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
St. Bridget’s: Wednesday, March 28th: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
NO CONFESSIONS ON HOLY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY, OR HOLY SATURDAY
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE (please keep!)
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. Berger)
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 Knight's of Columbus will once again host their weekly Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent, starting on Friday, Feb. 16th. This will take place at the Lyceum from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This is open to the public. Come enjoy an evening of good food and good conversation! $8 per person, $5 ages 5-12, under 5 eat free!
This year Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day are on the same day. It may seem that they are polar opposites, but this article explains that Ash Wednesday is all about Love! Catechist.com had a link that explains this and also has a fun crossword puzzle to complete. Click on this Link
50/50 Annual Cash Fundraiser Total give-a-way $20,500. Tickets are available at the Parish Center Office or from any Foundation Board Member. Board members are Bob Placek 762-4646, Dan Kusek 762- 5802, Tom Cyza 760-2431, Dan Oligmueller 762-6843, John McGhehey 762-9513, Edna Broad 762-5506, Sr. Joan Linenbrink 762-4408, Callan Ackerman 762-4009, and Fr. Tim 762-2009. Tickets are $100 each. Drawing will be Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at the Westside Event Center.
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.
Holy Rosary is excited to be able to offer an adult Lenten program again this year. Last year we offered the Catholicism series on DVD hosted by Bishop Robert Barron. This year we are offering the DVD series, The Pivotal Players, highlighting Michelangelo, G.K. Chesterton, Bl. John Henry Newman, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas Aquinas, & St. Francis of Assisi. This is a six week series and is offered as each session stands alone, meaning you can come to one or three or any number of the sessions, they don’t build upon each other. These sessions will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the parish center starting on Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, Mar. 6, Mar. 13, and the final class on a Monday, Mar. 19. There is no cost for the sessions. Do something for yourself this Lent and bring a friend! If you have any questions, please contact Noreen Placek, 762- 2830 or Fr. Tim, 762-2009.
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.
A big shout out go out to Jerry and Leona Reynolds for being chosen as the first Alliance Unsung Heroes. The honor was presented to them at the kick off celebration of Alliance's 125th year of establishment. Jerry and Leona are wonderful stewards of their time and talents. The two have given countless hours to many community organizations, such as the Box Butte General Hospital's gift shop and others. They are frequent cookie and treat providers to the area nursing homes and are always willing to give to a good cause. Leona always bakes cookies for the Valentine boxes that are sent to last year's seniors who are members of Holy Rosary. Jerry is always willing to visit about his hobby of coin collecting and enjoys giving advice to young people about what coins to invest in.
Congratulations to two very deserving stewards of their time, talent and treasures, Jerry and Leona Reynolds!
We had a great week of Totus Tuus. First through eighth grade students met Mon. - Fri. The high school group met Sun. - Thurs. We had a really good turn out and the youth learned a lot about our Catholic faith along with a lot of fun! Check out the picture.
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.