Mass Times

Saturday: 8:15am, 5:00pm 
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am (Italian), 11:00am 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am            
Tuesday and Thursday: 7:30am   
Holidays: 9:00am    
 

SUNDAY MASS:  To be able to accommodate physical distancing precautions, the Church will be open to limited capacity on a first come/first served basis. Screening and public health protocols are in place. Face masks are mandatory for those over the age of five (5) in accordance with the Regional Municipality of Niagara by-law . Please stay home if you have a fever or are feeling unwell and seek medical attention.The Sunday Mass celebrations will be live-streamed from the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria at 11:30 am. Go to "Live-streamed Mass from the Cathedral" on www.saintcd.com or click here.

READINGS OF THE DAY - Click here for daily Mass readings

REGINA NOSTRA MARIAN HYMN BENEFIT CONCERT for the Parish.  Presented by Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Music Ministry in honour of our dear Mother and Patron Saint.  Click Here. If you would like to make a donation, please use the "DONATE" button below.

DAILY TV MASS: Daily Mass is live-streamed from the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria at 12:10pm Monday to Saturday. Click here or visit www.saintcd.com . Daily Mass may be viewed on Vision TV: Sunday 8:00 am; Monday to Friday 8:00 am and 12:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am and 9:30 am or on Salt & Light TV: Sunday 11:00 am and 10:30 pm; Monday to Saturday 6:30 am, 11:00 am, 3:00 pm and 10:30 pm.  Please contact your television package provider to ensure that you have access to these channels.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Due to the challenges of this year with Covid-19, alternate dates have been chosen for the Special Collections that take place annually. The upcoming rescheduled dates are:

Sunday, 27 September 2020:

     Needs of the Church in Canada

* Sunday, 4 October 2020:    

     Pope’s Pastoral Works (Rescheduled from the Second

     Sunday of Easter by the Holy See)

Sunday, 18 October 2020:   

     World Mission Sunday

Sunday, 1 November 2020:  

     C.C.O.D.P – Development & Peace

Your gift - no matter the amount - will ensure that our mission continues for generations to come.

MISSION

As believers in God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and believers in the Salvation revealed by Jesus Christ, the very existence of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church is to be a living witness of God’s promises to human beings.

PASTOR'S MESSAGE

First, a few things you should know. . . .

COVID-19: Guidelines for attending Mass. Learn More

A Tabernacle stolen and found

“I am the bread of life … Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day;  for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.” (John 6:35; 53-55)

tabernacle - St. Catherine of Alexandria

     In these trying these trying times it is easy to become discouraged. A recent break-in at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria has contributed to this attitude.

     A group of individuals stole the tabernacle which is the place where the Blessed Sacrament (Body of Christ) is reserved outside of mass.

     Why would this theft be so shocking for Catholics? The answer can be found in the above scripture passage. Our Roman Catholic faith tradition has always taught that these words are to be taken literally and not simply symbolically. We believe Jesus means what he says, “for my flesh is true food and my blood true drink.” This is what we call the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

     Jesus loves us so much that he feeds us with himself. He wants us to be spiritually strong and have a full life. With all other food, what we eat becomes part of us. With the holy Eucharist, we become part of what we eat. Jesus wants to be united to us in holy communion. Click here for the full 'Faith Matters' message.

Prayer for Reparation

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners. Amen. 

Bishop Bergie asks that we join him in offering the above prayer daily from Monday, September 14 (The Feast of the Triumph of the Cross) to Monday, October 12 (Thanksgiving Day), in reparation for the desecration of the Blessed Sacrament and the harm done to our Eucharistic Lord at the hand of thieves.

Click here to read the full Pastoral Letter from Bishop Bergie.

Upcoming Events

01

Oct
Monthly Pasta Supper

1st Thursday of every month

(except August)

4:00 pm -

7:00 pm

Eat-in or Take-out

Adults $13.00

Children (10 years and younger) $9.00

08

Oct
Monthly Beef-on-a-bun

2nd Thursday of every month - provided by The Knights of Colombus

4:00 PM -

7:00 PM

Eat-in or Take-out

$10.00 per person

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed  Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel

The Adoration Chapel is closed until further notice. 

Praying the Rosary

The Rosary is prayed Monday to Saturday

before morning Mass

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church

21 Queen Street South

Thorold, Ontario

L2V 3M7

       Phone: 905-227-3178   Fax: 905-227-9133

  e-mail:holyrosary@cogeco.net

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