The new 2021-22 MISSALETTS have arrived. They will be out in the pews for Advent. Envelopes will be by all entrances of the church for you to remember or honor your loved ones. The donation is $10.00. Just fill out the envelope and place it in the collection.
Please select your Giving Tree gifts, unwrapped, by December 12th.
The Pennsylvanians for Human Life Christmas Card which will be sold after all Masses at the entrance of the church. Each beautifully designed card is a testament to the sanctity of life and benefits the prolife ministry. Receive 15 cards for $15.
Christian Women Society will be chancing off a Lock-n-Lock container “tree”, donated by Suzie Zeller. Chances will be sold after all the Masses. Chances are $2.00 or 3 for $5.00 They will also be selling Lottery Tickets for January 2022. $5.00 will give you 31 chances to win. Winning numbers are based on the PA Lottery 7 pm drawing (straight only). Prizes are $100 on Sundays & $50 Monday thru Saturday. Tickets can be purchased in the main entrance of the church. Returns with cash and/or check made out to “Christian Women’s Society” can be given to members after Mass or put in the collection.
The following NEW items are needed for Mt. City Nursing Home for Christmas. Items: twin blankets, hats & gloves, lotions & body wash, scarfs, cheap men’s watches, greeting cards, writing paper, day planners, playing cards, puzzles. Donations can be placed in the boxes on the table in the elevator entrance to the church during Mass times
Rev. Jackson Pinhero, of the Oblates of St. Joseph in India, will be seeking financial support through the Missionary Cooperation Appeal. This collection will be taken up on Dec 4th & 5th. We ask that you be generous to this appeal. Thank you in advance.
Mark your calendars
The MPB Players will present a “Christmas Gift of Song” here at Holy Rosary Church on Sunday, Dec 5th at 7 pm. Doors to the church will open at 6:30 pm. A “free will offering” will be taken for Holy Rosary Parish.
Christmas Church Decorating will take place on Sunday afternoon, December 19th immediately after the 11 am Mass.
Parishioners are invited to a New Year’s Eve Social December 31st at Rocco’s (in the Heights). Appetizers begin at 5 pm with a buffet dinner at 6 pm. Cost is $15.00 per person (with a cash bar only). This will be a “first come, first serve” event. If you are interested, please reserve ASAP by filling out the slip from the bulletin and returning it with cash or your check (made out to Holy Rosary Parish). Either mail, put in the collection, or in the drop box under the window at the rectory office.
Mass times for the Holy Day of Obligation
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Vigil Tuesday December 7 5:15 pm
Feast Day Wednesday December 8 12:05 pm
Use the link below to visit our secure online giving page where you can turn in your offering or make a one-time donation to support our parish.
Our parish Masses will continue to be recorded and/or livestreamed and posted here. Previous Masses can be found on our Weekend Masses page. This week we will be streaming our Saturday 5PM Mass.
Lighthouse Catholic Media is now reopened. Please feel free to visit the display of books, CDs, rosaries, DVDs and more, near the main entrance of the Church. These items make great Christmas gifts!
THE OFFICE IS OPEN WITH LIMITED HOURS The office will also be closed on Fridays. 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.
Covid -19 Response Updated 8/6
Caring for the health, safety and spiritual well-being of all parishioners remains a priority in the Diocese of Scranton during the COVID 19 pandemic. Bishop Bambera issued a new letter to the faithful on August 6th that strongly recommends that parishioners wear a mask while attending Mass due to the Delta variant. He has also requested that all priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion wear masks while distributing Holy Communion, regardless of their vaccination status.
Mass will continue to be shared online. 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. The dispensation from attending Mass will be lifted August 15th.
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.