Holy Rosary will be presenting the Catholic Youth Bible to all sixth grade students in the parish this Sunday, Oct. 21st during the 10:00am Mass. 

The rosary will be prayed before all weekend masses during the month of October for the sanctity and protection of ALL human life.  Please join us!

It was a cold and windy day, but that didn't stop families from bringing their pets to receive a blessing on the Feast of St. Francis.  This year there were numerous dogs and a few cats.  Fr. Tim brought two bottles of Holy Water, so the animals in attendance received two sprinklings!  There were lots of smiles and laughter by all.

The Diocese of Grand Island Chancery has asked all parishes of the diocese to join together and offer a weekly holy hour during the month of October in response to the victims of the clergy abuse.  This holy hour will be on Sundays, from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the church.  The dates are Oct. 14, Oct. 21, & Oct. 28.

August 18-19 and 25-26 are our Stewardship Renewal weekends.  This year our theme is Growing our faith through prayer, service, and generosity.  Our first weekend we will have a witness talk given by Kory Koralewski who is the Stewardship and Development Director of our diocese.  Parishioners will be given a leaf to write on how they want to grow in their faith through stewardship.  Also a new and improved Here I Am booklet will be available for all parishioners to take home.  This booklet highlights most of the ministries available in the parish and the person who is the head of that ministry.  Please take time to browse this booklet to see how you can share your time and talents.

August 25th and 26th will be our survey weekend.  It was formally known as the time, talent, treasure survey.  We have changed the name to reflect our theme and more accurately explain what actions reflect stewardship.  We will compile the information gathered in survey a couple of weeks following the survey weekend.  The ministry heads will be contacted with the list of people who signed up for that particular ministry.  They are to contact any new people who are on their list and explain how they can get involved.  There are a few ministries that are on a needs basis, i.e. babysitting for programs.  If there is a need, we will contact the people who signed up for that ministry.  Also on this second weekend of Stewardship, we will display the tree with all of the leaves from the previous weekend.

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.

  Missions Collection

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.