In this time of pandemic, many Catholics may be eager to receive the Blessing of the Throats on the February 3 feast of Saint Blaise or during one of the weekend Masses near the feast. Due to the necessity to maintain physical distancing, there will be the general blessing of throats. The priest or deacon may give the blessing to all assembled by extending hands over the people while saying the prayer of blessing.
Confession Updated 8/14 Beginning Saturday, August 15th Confession will be offered from 3-4PM. No appointment is necessary. Masks must be worn. Please follow direction of Ushers to be seated.
The Diocesan Annual Appeal is underway. To date, our parishioners have pledged $17,028.06 towards our goal of $17,000. Thank you to all who have donated thus far If you would like to give to the Appeal, you can still do so by clicking on the picture below. We also extend our thanks to all who pledged to give since the start of the Appeal.
Your support is always greatly appreciated.
Covid -19 Response Updated 9/18
At this time, registration for Mass is no longer required. Gathering size is still limited. Masks are still required. Registration may be required as we approach capacity. Mass will continue to be shared online. Beginning on October 1st, Daily Mass will be said on Mondays, Tuesdays ,Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:05 and Weekend Masses will be celebrated Saturdays at 5PM and Sundays at 9AM and 11AM. 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.
Our parish Masses will continue to be recorded and posted here. Previous Masses can be found on our Weekend Masses page.
Mass for January 24, 2021
THE OFFICE WILL REOPEN WITH LIMITED HOURS on October 1st. 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.
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.
Online giving is available again. During the week, we experienced some technical difficulties. Please use the link here to take you to our Donate Page which explains how you can continue to financially support our parish.
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.