In addition to an extension of the province-wide “Stay-at-Home Order” until at least May 16th, we also face new restrictions that have been put in place for our Mass celebrations. Beginning Monday, April 19th, churches are limited to a maximum capacity of 10 people (9 parishioners and 1 Priest). An additional daily Mass will be celebrated at 9:00am. The Saturday morning Mass will be celebrated at 8:00am. The weekend Mass schedule remains the same. Please call the Parish Office (905-227-3178) to pre-register if you would like to attend Mass.
Mass times effective April 19 are:
Monday to Friday: 8:00am and 9:00am
Saturday: 8:00am, 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am (Italian), 11:00am
For love of our neighbour and ourselves, Diocesan and Public Health Pandemic Protocols are followed at all our Masses to ensure a welcome and safe environment for all.
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)
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. In view of the rapid spread and grave threat of new COVID-19 variants, any parishioner who is unable to wear a mandatory face covering should not attend any church service. Voluntary compliance with this basic public health directive reflects our fundamental belief in the sanctity of all human life, gives honour to God and demonstrates love for our neighbours.
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.
'BIG RED' FUNDRAISER FOR OUR TRACTOR:
Tractor, tractor you plowed the snow.
Tractor, tractor you helped us mow.
We fed you gas
and oiled your gears
Tractor, tractor where did you go?
If only tractors could talk! And, unfortunately, the culprits who stole our tractor aren't giving out its whereabouts.
During this different and difficult time, financial pressures are changing for everyone. Our Church has incurred the unexpected expense of a new tractor. Help us to offset this expense and at the same time "Shop Local"! Everyone can do a small part to make a big part happen. Visit our "Fundraiser" page for information on how you can help.
FOUNDATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION: The Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education provides support for students in need by supplying meals, warm clothing, shoes and personal care items. Your tax deductible donation can make a positive difference for Niagara Catholic District School Board students in need. Donate on line at www.nfce.org or call Jim Marino at 905-735-02477, ext. 210 for donation options and more information. Click here to see how your donation helps.
READINGS OF THE DAY - Click here for daily Mass readings
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
Eat-in or Take-out
Children (10 years and younger) $9.00
1st Thursday of every month
4:00 pm -
2nd Thursday of every month - provided by The Knights of Colombus
4:00 PM -
Eat-in or Take-out
$10.00 per person
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel
Eucharistic Adoration will not take place during the State of Emergency (Shutdown) or while we are in the Grey/Lockdown Zone of Ontario Public Health Measures.
Praying the Rosary
The Rosary is prayed Monday to Saturday
before morning Mass