Weekly Bulletin — First Sunday of Lent

           Second Sunday of Lent—-February 25, 2018

                            If God is for us, who can be against us?      Romans 8:31b


Baptismal Instructions: Sunday, March 11, 2018 @12:30PM

Baptism: Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 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 45 families with food every month. Thank you to all who donated and helped in any way! The Food Pantry will be open Tuesday,  February 27, 2018 from 11:00AM- 12:00 Noon.



We will be feeding the homeless every second Monday of the month. All help is needed! If you would like to help but don’t have the time, a monetary donation would be appreciated.



Please Remember in Your Prayers      Ethel Sweeney, Richard Ramos, Jack Sweeney, Michael Ruane, James Allocco, Anthony Saporito, Chase, Diana Lucio, Esther Ramirez, Marie Ferrie, Frank Romero, Mary Oates, Joelle & Juliana Gedeon, Jean Braden, Cheryl D’Aries, Rebecca Papa- dopoulos, Gary Devila, Joe Heatter, Deacon Mike & Joan Lydon, Anna Corrado, Isaiah McLean, Pablo Santos, Artie Hallstein,  Eileen  &  Donald  Kopczynski, Antoinette  Ring, Madeline Goodwin, Annmarie Gilmartin, Ruth Weis, Kenneth Galfo, Betty Burkard, Edward Baldino, Pat Caruso, Sharbel Chaoul, Humberto Norena, Dewey Liccione, Phyllis & Joseph Palermo, Daniel Ryan,



The work of Christ at Holy Rosary is supported by parishioners who have embraced the biblical ideals of Stewardship Tithing.

Our Stewardship for February 18, 2018  —    $2,104.00               51 Envelopes Used

Offering for Food Pantry —-Peanut Butter & Jelly, Pasta & Sauce


Mass is celebrated daily at 8:00AM Monday thru Friday in the Chapel on Edgewater Place. The Parish Center is open for business Monday thru Friday 8:30AM until 4:00PM during the spring and summer. Sacrament of Reconciliation held between 4:30PM & 5:00PM Saturday Evening. Mass is celebrated at 5:30PM in the Church. Sunday Morning Masses are held at 8:00AM & 11:00AM in the Church…Religious Education classes are held from 9:15AM to 10:45AM Parish Center (Sept-May) R.C.I.A. 9:15AM in the Church. Wednesday: Choir meets – 7:30PM.

                           Archdiocese of Newark Lenten Resolutions

1. The Days of Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  If possible the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare ourselves for the Resurrection of our Lord. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence. On a day of Fast only 1 full meal is permitted,  2 smaller meals, which, if added together would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Those between the ages of 18 -59 are obliged to fast.  Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of Abstinence. On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten.  Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by this law.

2.  The obligation to observe  the Laws of  Fast & Abstinence “substantially” or as a whole is a serious obligation.

3.  The Fridays of the year outside of  Lent are designated days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat or some other practice of voluntary self-denial  as  penance.

4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*)extends from the First Sunday of Lent, February 18, 2018  to The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 27, 2018.

*Canon 920, 1.  All the faithful, after they have been initiated  into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion  at least once a year.



Sunday:          Second Sunday of Lent; Penitential Rite for Candidates for Full Communion

Wednesday:   Purim (Jewish observance) begins at sunset

Friday:           Abstinence; First Friday;  World Day of Prayer

Saturday:       St. Katharine Drexel; First Saturday



Monday:      Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13; Lk 6:36-38

Tuesday:     Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23; Mt 23:1-12

Wednesday:     Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31:5-6, 14-16; Mt 20:17-28

Thursday:    Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 16:19-31

Friday:         Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a; 17b-28a; Ps 105:16-21; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46

Saturday:     Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12, Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

Sunday:       Ex 20:1-17 [1-3, 7-8, 12-17]; Ps 19:8-11 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25

Alternate readings (Year A): Ex 17:3-7 Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8;

Jn 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42]


First Reading — The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith (Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18).

Psalm — I walk before the Lord, in the land of the living (Psalm 116).

Second Reading — God did not spare his own Son (Romans 8:31b-34).

Gospel — This is my beloved Son (Mark 9:2-10).




God tested Abraham by asking not for an ordinary sacrifice, which would have been a partial burning with the meat divided between God and the people and eaten by those who sacrificed, but for a holocaust, a total burning of the sacrificial animal. This type of sacrifice consecrated the entire offering to God alone. This is what God was asking of Abraham in offering his only son, Isaac. When Abraham demonstrated his obedience, that was enough. This story from today’s scriptures foretells the completion of the blood sacrifices of the old covenant in the new covenant: the blood of God’s own Son, offered to us on the cross and in the Eucharist. Abraham’s obedience foreshadows the obedience of Jesus to God’s promise of salvation. The obedience of Abraham is rewarded in the birth to him, through Isaac, of many nations. The obedience of Jesus is rewarded in the salvation of all people for all time..

             Archdiocese of Newark Anniversary Liturgy

The annual tradition of celebrating five,  twenty-five and fifty years of Christian marriage will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin  in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the following dates:

April 29, 2018              3:00 PM         5 years & 25 years

May 6, 2018               3:00 PM         50 years

If you are interested please call  the parish center for registration instructions before  April 20th  for the 5 and 25 year Mass .  The registration for the 50 year Mass deadline is April 27th.

Mass Intentions

SATURDAY,   February 24

                                                      5:30 PM      Marguerite & James Schiller (Family)

SUNDAY, February 25    

                                                     8:00 AM       Victoria Pastore (Jack Kelly)


                                                   11:00 AM         Susan Schieli (Charlene Azzoline)

MONDAY, February 26         8:00 AM    Anne Reilly & Mary Ahearn   (Families)

TUESDAY, February 27         8:00 AM    Parishioners

WEDNESDAY, February 28  8:00 AM    Brenda Walters (Victoria & Bob Fernandez)

THURSDAY, March 1             8:00 AM     John “Bud” Russell  (Ann McVey)

FRIDAY, March 2                    8:00  AM    Helen & Fred Thomson (Family)

SATURAY, March 3               5:30 PM       Rose Solimini  (Antoinette Ring & Family)

SUNDAY, February 25           8:00 AM    Harold Henwood (Barbara & MikeKahl)

                                                     11:00 AM   Rafael Rodriguez  (Eloy & Quinones Families)



THE ALTAR BREAD FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY IS DONATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF:   Bob & Kerry Christiansen & Maryann & Frank Grennan (Family)

THE ALTAR WINE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY IS DONATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF: Bob & Kerry Christiansen & Maryann & Frank Grennan (Family)



 R E M E M B E R– Our Mass Book is open! We have masses available  for special intentions or in memory of deceased relatives or friends.

Masses are $10.00 per intention      Altar Bread & wine for the month $50.00 ea.
Sanctuary Lamps in the Church or Chapel $10.00 ea. 

Call or stop by our Parish Center Office To schedule or to get a Mass Card