Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of our Lord
Happy Easter! Or as most other languages prefer: Blessed Pasch—Passover! Pasqua, Pascua, Páscoa, Pâques! Israel’s Passover through the Red Sea to the Promised Land! Jesus’ Passover through the Cross to resurrection! Our catechumens’ Passover last night, and ours once upon a time, through Baptism’s waters to our family’s Eucharist! Welcome, everybody! As someone once said of the Catholic Church, “Here comes everybody!” So in this Jubilee of Mercy, we make our own Saint John Chrysostom’s Easter welcome from fourteen hundred years ago: “Let everyone enjoy this radiant feast! You who fasted from Lent’s beginning, and you who didn’t fast at all, rejoice! The table’s richly set! Come, take from it, everybody, no worries, no embarrassment! All of you, taste the banquet of faith! Enjoy the feast of forgiveness! Let no one grieve for having sinned again and again: pardon has risen from the tomb!” Happy Easter! Blessed Pasch! Welcome, everybody!
Father George Ruane will be retiring as Pastor of Holy Rosary Church on June 30, 2019. We will be having a celebration acknowledging his retirement sometime during the early part of June. The date has yet to be determined.
We, the staff and parishioners of Holy Rosary Parish, wish Father George blessings and love on his retirement and future adventures.
The next Baptismal Instruction will be Sunday, June 9, 2019 @12:30PM in the Parish Center.
Baptism: Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ the 11:00AM Mass. Please be advised you must be a member of Holy Rosary Parish in order to receive a sponsor certification for Baptism.
We are able to assist approximately 50 families with food every month. Thank you to all who donated and helped in any way! The Food Pantry will be open Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 11:00AM- 12:00 Noon.
FEEDING THE HOMELESS
Holy Rosary feeds the homeless every month. All help is needed! If you would like to help but don’t have the time, a monetary donation would be appreciated. We will also accept cooked roast beef. If you wish to donate, please drop off at the Church Hall on or before May 13, 2019, or call the Parish Office.
Many thanks to the Parishioners who help us with this act of kindness, mercy and charity.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:
Ethel Sweeney, Richard Ramos, Jack Sweeney, Michael Ruane, James Allocco, Anthony Saporito, Chase, Diana Lucio, Marie Ferrie, Frank Romero, Joelle & Juliana Gedeon, Jean Braden, Cheryl D’Aries, Rebecca Papadopoulos,Gary Devila, Joe Heatter, Deacon Mike & Joan Lydon, Anna Corrado, Isaiah McLean, Eileen & Donald Kopczynski, Antoinette Ring, Madeline Goodwin, Annmarie Gilmartin, Ruth Weis, Kenneth Galfo, Edward Baldino, Pat Caruso, Sharbel Chaoul, Humberto Norena, Rick Brouillette, Phyllis & Joseph Palermo, Dorothy Menist, Agnes Hoffmann, Bobby Jordan, KristaWilkinson, Ginny Frasco, Louise Bruce, Irene Taylor, Phillip Tarabola, Artemis & Nazar Nazarian, Loretta Golinowski, Rich Richinski, Jenna Szandrocha, and Gabriel Yanguas.
STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE
The work of Christ at Holy Rosary is supported by parishioners who have embraced the biblical ideals of Stewardship Tithing.
- Our Stewardship for 4/14/18 —– $2,704.00
- Offering for our Food Pantry: Coffee, tea, cereal, Parmalat milk, canned fruit, canned green beans, tuna, pasta and sauce.
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday: Easter Sunday: Resurrection of the Lord;
Monday: Monday within the Octave of Easter; Earth Day
Tuesday: Tuesday within the Octave of Easter
Wednesday: Wednesday within the Octave of Easter;
Administrative Professionals Day
Thursday: Thursday within the Octave of Easter
Friday: Friday within the Octave of Easter;
Julian Calendar Good Friday; Arbor Day
Saturday: Saturday within the Octave of Easter
First Reading — Peter is an eyewitness: The Lord is risen (Acts 10:34a, 37-43).
Psalm — This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad (Psalm 118).
(1) Second Reading — All who are baptized, set your hearts on heaven (Colossians 3:1-4) or
(2) Second Reading — Christ our Passover is sacrificed; therefore let us celebrate (1 Corinthians 5:6b-8).
Gospel — Three witnesses, Mary, Peter, and John; each responds to the empty tomb (John 20:1-9) or Luke 24:1-12 (or, at an afternoon or evening Mass, Luke 24:13-35).
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Acts 2:14, 22-33; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-11;
Tuesday: Acts 2:36-41; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22;
Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Lk 24:13-35
Thursday: Acts 3:11-26; Ps 8:2, 5-9; Lk 24:35-48
Friday: Acts 4:1-12; Ps 118:1-2, 4, 22-27; Jn 21:1-14
Saturday: Acts 4:13-21; Ps 118:1, 14-21; Mk 16:9-15
Sunday: Acts 5:12-16; Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24;
SATURDAY, April 20
7:30 PM Easter Vigil (Easter Remembrance)
SUNDAY, April 21
8:00 AM Easter Remembrance
11:00 AM Easter Remembrance
MONDAY, April 22
8:00 AM Jed, Danny & Tom (Michael Henwood)
TUESDAY, April 23
8:00 AM Michael E. Kearins (Charlene Azzoline & Family)
WEDNESDAY, April 24
8:00 AM Sharon Imbus (Gift of Her Family)
THURSDAY, April 25
8:00 AM Shirley Winnie (Patricia Caruso)
FRIDAY, April 26
8:00 AM Michael E. Kearins (Patricia Caruso)
SATURDAY, April 27
5:30 PM Dorothea E. Brady (Barbara Brady)
SUNDAY, April 28
8:00 AM Carmelita Belen (Dr. Norma Aquino)
11:00 AM Rev. William Giblin (Fr. George)
The ALTAR BREAD for the month of April is donated in Loving Memory of The Firrincili and Martin Families (Patti Firrincili)
The ALTAR WINE for the month of April is donated in Loving Memory of John DaSilva (His Mother Alzira)
The SANCTUARY LAMP in the CHURCH this week is donated for Tom, Jed & Danny (Michael Henwood)
The SANCTUARY LAMP in the CHAPEL this week is donated for Mona & Al Daibes (Their Loving Friends & Family)
Call or stop by our Parish Center Office to schedule or get a Mass Card.
- Masses are $10.00 per intention
- Altar Bread $50.00 & Altar Wine $50.00 for the month
- Sanctuary Lamp in the Church $10.00(Per week)
- Sanctuary Lamp in the Chapel $10.00 (Per Week)
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
Over the centuries, the Church has demonstrated a wonderful ability to adopt a culture’s favorite symbols and customs and assign them new meaning. Easter eggs have a very ancient pedigree: nature’s perfect package, emblem of new life, dyed and decorated and given as gifts in ancient Egypt, Rome, China, and Persia. Just as the long hard winter is over, the egg bursts with promise of life and nourishment. Long ago, Christians came to see the egg not as a symbol of spring’s rebirth, but of ours, and as a sign of Christ’s tomb. A Polish legend says that Mary, in compassion for the soldiers at the cross, gave them eggs, but that her tears stained their shells with brilliant color. Legends have their origin in tales told around a hearth, but they often contain a profound truth. The idea of Mary, the first Christian, engaged in a merciful act of forgiveness and tenderness even in the shadow of the cross, describes the age‑old wish that Christ “Easter in us.”