* Photos are from previous Easter seasons
Confession Updated 6/26
Confession will now be heard on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 AM . No appointment is necessary. Masks must be worn. Please follow direction of Ushers to be seated.
Emergency Drive-Thru Food Giveaway
Monday, June 29th starting at 2:00pm
On arrival, please park in the main parish parking lot. You will then be directed to the rear of the church for the food pick-up. Church officials ask all attendees to remain in their vehicles for the safety and well-being of all guests and volunteers. Food boxes will be placed directly in your vehicle. All are welcome! A special thank you goes to the Weinberg NE Regional Food Bank.
Many have asked how they can continue to financially support the parish while we are unable to gather together. Please see our new Donate page that offers three easy ways to give, including our new online donation form.
Beginning July, your church envelopes will be mailed to your homes on a quarterly basis. Those parishioners who have been using their envelopes will be receiving them by mail. If you do not receive your envelopes by July 10th, contact the office.
Miraculous Medal Novena
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
V. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
R. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray:
O God, who did instruct the hearts of the faithful
by the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise
and ever to rejoice in His consolation,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
V. O Mary, conceived without sin,
R. Pray for us who have recourse to you. (3 times.)
O Lord Jesus Christ, who have vouchsafed to glorify
by numberless miracles the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Immaculate from the first moment of her conception,
grant that all who devoutly implore her protection on earth,
may eternally enjoy Your presence in heaven,
who, with the Father and Holy Spirit,
live and reign, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who for the accomplishment of Your
greatest works, have chosen the weak things of the
world, that no flesh may glory in Your sight; and who
for a better and more widely diffused belief in the
Immaculate Conception of Your Mother, have wished that
the Miraculous Medal be manifested to Saint Catherine
Laboure, grant, we beseech You, that filled with like
humility, we may glorify this mystery by word and work.
Remember, O most compassionate Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your assistance, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto you,
O Virgin of Virgins, our Mother;
to you we come; before you we kneel sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions,
but in your clemency hear and answer them. Amen.
O Immaculate Virgin Mary,
Mother of Our Lord Jesus and our Mother,
penetrated with the most lively confidence
in your all-powerful and never failing intercession,
manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal,
we your loving and trustful children implore you to obtain for us
the graces and favors we ask during this Novena,
if they be beneficial to our immortal souls,
and the souls for whom we pray.
(Here privately form your petitions.)
You know, O Mary, how often our souls have been
the sanctuaries of your Son who hates iniquity.
Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin and that purity of heart
which will attach us to God alone
so that our every thought, word and deed
may tend to His greater glory.
Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial
that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin
and at length attain to that blessed abode
where you are the Queen of angels and of men. Amen.
An Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
O Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate,
we dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you
under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
May this Medal be for each one of us a sure sign of your
affection for us and a constant reminder of our duties toward you.
Ever while wearing it, may we be blessed by your loving
protection and preserved in the grace of your Son.
O most powerful Virgin, Mother of our Savior,
keep us close to you every moment of our lives.
Obtain for us, your children, the grace of a happy death;
so that, in union with you, we may enjoy the bliss of heaven forever. Amen.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have
recourse to you. (3 times.)
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Covid -19 Response Updated 6/17
As Luzerne County is moving into the Green Phase, we are gradually adding additional Masses. Mass will continue to be shared online. We began having public Masses on June 8th. Please note that the schedule of Masses has changed. Daily Mass will be said on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:05 and Weekend Masses will be celebrated Saturday at 5PM and Sunday at 10AM. You will need to Register to attend Mass , since due to Social Distancing guidance, attendance is limited. We strongly urge those who may be most vulnerable to serious impacts of the disease to prayerfully consider their health before deciding to attend Mass. Since attendance numbers are limited we ask that families only register to attend one Sunday Mass per month.
Our parish Masses will continue to be recorded and posted here. Previous Masses can be found on our Weekend Masses page.
June 28, 2020
Holy Rosary Church will be open Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs from 12 noon to 2pm. Masses will be said on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 12:05 with the Rosary following at 12:30 PM. You must register to attend Mass. On Thursdays the Rosary will be prayed at 12:10 . There is no need to register for open prayer times, only Mass. Two weekend Masses will be offered; one on Saturday at 5PM and one on Sundays at 10AM.
THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC In an effort to minimize personal contact, we kindly ask you to avoid unnecessary visits to the parish office. Please call or e-mail us for any requests or questions.
CCD will NOT be held until
The Diocese of Scranton is currently planning for our return to public worship with great concern for the health of our community. Please watch the Bishop's message below or read his message for more information on changes we may expect to see .
What to Expect
A PRAYER AS WE FACE THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS
Gracious Heavenly Father, Creator and Preserver of all things, we come before Your throne of grace on behalf of our families and friends, ourselves and all in our world who feel the fear of contracting a new disease that is spreading quickly. Strengthen our bodies & spirits, that we might be spared this sickness. Give wisdom and knowledge to doctors, nurses and all who provide care for the sick and suffering as well as to our world’s leaders who bear responsibility for their citizens. If it is Your will, heal those who are suffering from infection and bring the spread of this virus to a swift end. Throughout all days of trial, remind us of Your great love and the forgiveness and salvation earned for us by Your Son, Jesus Christ. In His name we pray. Amen.
We, the people of Holy Rosary Parish, are committed through our baptism to continue the ministry of Jesus Christ in our own times and place. As God's family, we are committed to living the Gospel through the celebration of the Eucharist and the other sacraments, faithfully presenting and living the teachings of the Church, and to love as Jesus loved, especially in regard to the poor, the needy and the troubled.