Mass Times

Weekday and Weekend Parish Masses will be celebrated at 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. On Sunday, there will be one Mass celebrated in English (8:00 AM) and one in Italian (9:00 AM).  A maximum of nine parishioners will be able to attend a given Mass (no exceptions) while Niagara is in the Grey(lockdown) Zone. Pre-registration is required for all Masses. Please call the Parish Office (905-227-3178) to register for Mass. Registrations will be taken on a first come-first served basis. We respectfully ask that attendance be limited to one weekday Mass per week and one weekend Mass every other week to allow others an opportunity to attend Mass. All Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Face coverings are mandatory.

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)

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.)


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 or click here.

OFFICES CLOSED: Diocesan offices and Parish offices will be closed to the public while Niagara is in the Grey(lockdown) Zone or until further notice. Please stay home - the office door will not be answered. Fr. Basque will be answering the phone so please call if you have concerns or requests.

NEW TRACTOR: During this pandemic, financial pressures are changing for everyone.  The Parish has the unexpected expense of a new tractor to replace the tractor that was stolen in November 2020.  We are looking for fundraising ideas.  Your suggestions are welcome.  Please send us an email at or call the Parish Office to leave a message.

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 . 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.

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


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.

Upcoming Events

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

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

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