Announcements

Announcements contained within the weekly bulletins — because of their advanced publication dates — may be inconsistent with this page. When in doubt, refer to the information as it appears below.


All Saints Day, November 1st: Masses will be held in the Church at 8:00AM and 5:30PM. It is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation in 2021.

All Souls’ Day, November 2nd: Masses will be held in the Church at 8:00AM and 5:30PM. Envelopes are in the back of the church to enroll your loved ones in the Spiritual Bouquet.

Food Pantry: Holy Rosary parishioners provide food for those in need in our Parish Family and in our community.  At the present time, our supply is seriously low.  Your contribution in assisting our continued efforts to meet the needs of those less fortunate will be greatly appreciated. The food pantry accepts non-perishable food donations such as:  coffee/tea; peanut butter; jelly; hot/cold cereal; soup; dry (powered) milk; canned vegetables; canned tuna; pasta; and sauce. Please help those who can’t help themselves.  May God bless you and yours abundantly. “He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.Proverbs 22:9

Masses Intentions Beginning 2022: The Holy Rosary parishioners have overwhelmingly voted to allow multiple intentions per Mass.  Accordingly, we will begin this practice for all Masses starting in January 2022.   Thank you for responding to our survey.

Sponsor Certificates: In order to receive a sponsor certificate for a Baptism or Confirmation, you must be an active and contributing member of the Church of the Holy Rosary for at least three months.

Bible Reflection: On the last Friday of every month, there is a Personal Bible Reflection in the Church from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. All are invited. Please just bring paper, pen and a Bible. If you do not have a Bible, one will be made available to you for the session.

Surviving Divorce Retreat will be held from 9am-12pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Roseland on November 20. An additional session for those seeking information on the annulment process will be scheduled at a later time. Each session features talks and videos that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, and much more. The itinerary includes video presentations followed by small group discussions. Participants will hear personal testimonies of Catholic men and women who have experience the breakdown of their families who will witness to the healing power of Christ in their lives. This retreat experience can offer valuable insight and support. A few open spaces remain for the retreat. For more information and to register please visit, https://www.rcan.org/healing-retreats-events or contact the Family Life Office for more details- 973-497-4327 or familylife@rcan.org.

Law Enforcement Mass: The 28th Annual Blue Mass honoring local law enforcement officers and their families as well as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 10 A.M., at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This celebration offers thanks for the dedication and sacrifice made by the women and men in law enforcement, to remember those who have fallen, and to support those who serve. Hundreds of members in law enforcement and supporters of all faiths are expected to take part, including honor guard units, bagpipers, and drummers from throughout the state. 

Events at the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
674 Mountain View Road E., Asbury, NJ 08802
Phone: 908-689-1700, Ext. 210.

  1. First Friday/First Saturday Night Vigil of Reparation: From Friday, November 5 to Saturday, November 6. Mass at 9pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, followed by: Exposition, confession, Rosary and silent adoration, ending with a 12AM Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
  2. Continuing First Saturday Series on the Devotion to the Immaculate Heart: Saturday, November 6, for part 4 of a 5-part teaching on the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, presented by Father Hugh Gillespie, SMM. The virtual presentation will be shown at 11 a.m. EST, followed by First Saturday devotions and Holy Mass (Confession at 10 a.m.). The series is accompanied by written resources available for download. Details and resources at www.bluearmy.com/yearofstjoseph.

“All Roads Lead To God”: You are invited to join international spiritual speaker and author, Janet Pfeiffer, for an evening lecture: “All Roads Lead To God”. Align with the Divine and experience the transformation of living a God-centered life. Tues. Nov. 9, 7:30-9pm. St. Thomas Church, 5635 Berkshire Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ. Register at 973-697-1904 or Janet@PfeifferPowerSeminars.com.  

Religious Education (CCD): CCD classes began on September 26, 2021. See the CCD page of this website for the registration package. There is an ADDITIONAL $50 late fee for registrations received after September 15, 2021.

Shuttle Service to and from the 11:00AM Mass on Sundays is available. If you or anyone you know would like shuttle transportation, please email your name, address and telephone number to holyrosary@aol.com.

Sunday Bulletins: Click HERE to either access the bulletin on this website, or to subscribe for weekly bulletins via email.

Adoration: Adoration is held in the Church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 to 3:00PM. Adoration concludes with recitation of the Divine Mercy.

Parish Center: The Parish Center is open Monday through Friday from 10:00AM until 3:00PM.

Food Pantry: The Holy Rosary Food Pantry is NOW open the last MONDAY of the month from 11 AM to 12 Noon.  The food pantry is located in the church hall, accessible at 56 Undercliff Avenue.  For donations to the food pantry, click HERE.

Catholic School Registrations and Open Houses

Seton Hall Prep — New Jersey’s oldest Catholic prep school — will be hosting its annual Open House for 7th and 8th grade boys and their families on Sunday, October 31 (Registration Required at http://www.shp.org/openhouse). Visitors will tour the campus and the 44-acre Kelly Athletic Complex, the state of the art John J. Murphy ’52 Science Center, learn about the application process, and have the opportunity to meet with teachers, coaches, parents, and current students. For more information, please contact Michael T. Zinsmeister, Director of Admission, at (973) 325-6640 of visit shp.org. Hazard Zet Forward!

Archdiocese of Newark

Tagliabue Lecture of 2021: All are invited to the annual Tagliabue Lecture of 2021: “Living Friendship & Community in a Divided World,” which will take place at Saint Peter’s University on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 pm.  This year’s “lecture” is different from years past, since it will take the form of a conversation between two friends: Joseph Cardinal Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark, and Sir Gilbert Levine, called by many “the Pope’s Maestro.”  They are two people of very different backgrounds, who have led extraordinary lives, and who wish to share their thoughts about need for friendship that can span differences in a world marked in so many ways by polarization and division.  Their conversation will be about friendship; it will also seek to model the kind of interaction our world so desperately needs today. This event also takes on a special meaning in the year when Saint Peter’s University commemorates its Sesquicentennial and joins the Society of Jesus in celebration of The Ignatian Year.  It has been 500 years since the conversion of Saint Ignatius and 400 years since his canonization and that of Saint Francis Xavier. The evening’s event will be held in person in the Duncan Family Sky Room of the Mac Mahon Student Center of Saint Peter’s University on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 pm. Parking is available in our Armory Lot at 686 Montgomery Street with shuttle service to the Mac Mahon Student Center.   This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact Rev. Andrew Downing, SJ at adowning@saintpeters.edu.  If you wish to come, please RSVP by using the link here.  Or paste the link into your browser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesyYWSMcz3u7rLnVZth1Zz-jtEzV8ivOwgDP2PVzu1xfyZ4A/viewform?usp=sf_link

Pastoral Letter on the Synod from Cardinal Tobin: On behalf of Cardinal Joseph Tobin, you are invited to click HERE to read his pastoral letter on the Synod 2021-2023. 

“Rejoice in the Lord”: For this newsletter from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., please click HERE.

Updated CoVid-19 Protocols from the Archdiocese of Newark: Click HERE to review the current CoVid protocols of the Archdiocese. Additionally, the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass Obligation is also lifted. Click HERE for the full document.

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