As of Saturday, April 3, Niagara moved into the Grey Zone of Ontario’s five Public Health Measures Zones. Therefore, attendance permitted inside the Church is restricted to 15% of maximum capacity.
Regula Mass times are:
Saturday: 8:15am, 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am (Italian), 11:00am
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am
Tuesday and Thursday: 7:30am
Statutory Holidays: 9:00am
All Diocesan Pandemic Protocols remain in place.
(Registration for attendance is closed )
Parishioners are reminded that Bishop Bergie's dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, granted on March 16, 2020, is ongoing.
We pray with you and for you with patience so we can beat Covid-19 together.
The Priests and Pastoral Staff
of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish
A Note from our Pastor . . . (Click here for current and previous messages)
GOOD FRIDAY WALK: In the midst of darkness, Jesus said "I am the Light of the World". The Churches in Thorold want to shine Jesus' light in the community. Together, we made a video where each Church prays for a special part of our community. Click here to access the video. To access the accompanying guide click here.
COVID-19 VACCINES: At the present moment, many Catholics question whether they can receive this vaccine in good conscience. This is a serious matter, so the Church has offered some guidelines to assist in making that decision. Bishop Gerard Bergie has issued a statement in response to the ethical use of these vaccines. In summary, "(he) wish(es) to state that from a moral perspective, if certain conditions are met, a Catholic can receive this COVID-19 vaccine in good conscience." Please read the full letter: Letter from Bishop Bergie (Click here to read "Directives Concerning COVID-19" from the Diocesan website.)
MANDATORY FACE MASKS AND CONTACT TRACING:
Face masks are mandatory for those over the age of five (5) in accordance with the Regional Municipality of Niagara by-law. It is Diocesan policy that everyone attending Mass or other Services in the Church is required to sign the Contact Tracing Book when entering the Church and to wear a mask. Those who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons are not required to do so but must now provide a medical note from a doctor attesting to this fact.
SUNDAY MASS: Screening and public health protocols are in place. 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
GARDEN FEST & FERTILIZER SALE -
April 9, 10, 11 in the Holy Rosary Hall parking lot. Held by the Knights of Columbus. Check out "Upcoming Events" below for details.
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.
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.
Monthly Pasta Supper
1st Thursday of every month
4:00 pm -
Eat-in or Take-out
Children (10 years and younger) $9.00
2nd Thursday of every month - provided by The Knights of Colombus
4:00 PM -
Eat-in or Take-out
$10.00 per person
Garden Fest and Fertilizer Sale
The KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS council 2319 will hold a Garden Fest and Fertilizer Sale on April 9,10,11 . Pick up great deals on fertilizer, grass seed, mulch, and compost. Support the bottle drive and buy a 50/50 ticket. Safety protocols will be in place with curbside contactless service. Meet the Knights in action, Friday, April 9, 4:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday, April 10, 9:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday, April 11, 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Holy Rosary Hall Parking Lot. Let's grow together!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel
Eucharistic Adoration will not take place while in the Grey Zone of Ontario's Public Health Measures Zones.
Praying the Rosary
The Rosary is prayed Monday to Saturday
before morning Mass