Below you will find the most current information regarding the
Church of the Holy Rosary, including matters related to CoVid-19.
Announcements contained within the bulletins — because of their advanced publication dates — may be inconsistent with this page. When in doubt, refer to the information as it appears below.
Suspension of ALL Masses: Cardinal Tobin of the Archdiocese of Newark has suspended ALL Masses for the foreseeable future in response to the Coronavirus. This includes daily and weekend Masses. Please read the full text of this message for more information: www.rcan.org/covid19.
First Friday Adoration: This practice has also been suspended until further notice.
Parish Center: The Cardinal has also instructed the closing of Parish Offices until further notice. The Holy Rosary Parish email is being monitored remotely. You may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a response within 24 hours. Please refer to this website frequently for updates.
Feeding the Homeless: In adherence to the Archdiocese guidelines, Holy Rosary’s “Feeding the Homeless“ program is suspended until further notice.
Food Pantry: In adherence to the Archdiocese guidelines, Holy Rosary’s food pantry is closed until further notice.
Archdiocese of Newark Guidelines for Holy Week 2020: Click HERE for a document prepared by the Office of Divine Worship of the Archdiocese of Newark for Holy Week in accordance with the Decree issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship, “In time of Covid-19” protocol number 153/20.
Donations: While the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected our normal operations, the expenses to operate the parish — and to continue to be here for the community thereafter — remains. Kindly consider continuing to make your usual donations to support our parish by mailing in your donation envelopes. Thank you! As always, your generous support is greatly appreciated.
Sunday Mass: Cardinal Tobin will celebrate Mass each Sunday at 12 p.m. (Eastern Time) by livestream. The Mass can be accessed on the archdiocesan parish support website: www.rcan.org/parishsupport and on archdiocesan social media @NwkArchdiocese.
Relevant Radio is offering daily Mass on the radio and streamed video live via the app and online at www.relevantradio.com. The Rosary is 8 PM nightly and our Divine Mercy Chapel daily at 4 PM. Both the chapel and Rosary offer the chance for listeners to call and offer prayer intentions. Here is a direct link to the Mass feed/video: https://relevantradio.com/faith/daily-mass-video/
Magnificat: During this difficult time, the online version of Magnificat is temporarily available to everyone for free through this link: www.magnificat.com/free. Free temporary access is also available in Spanish: www.magnificat.com/gratis.
Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Blessing: On Friday, March 27, our Holy Father Pope Francis led an extraordinary moment of prayer amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you did not have an opportunity to see the blessing live, please click HERE.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City: Please click HERE for a message from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and for a schedule of their online streaming services.
LPI: Given the current circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus, LPI has offered parishioners a FREE resource to enjoy their Sunday Reflections online. Please click the following link, or embed it into your browser, to access their site. https://www.4lpi.com/blog/gods-loving-plan/
Help for Seniors
(The following is courtesy of the Borough of Edgewater. http://www.edgewaternj.org/).
For seniors 60 and over concerned about leaving their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak to shop for groceries and/or pick up medication, Brianna Greenberg, Care Coordinator, Bergen County Department of Human Services/Division of Senior Services, reports that Umbrella is available to make sure that everyone is able to get the supplies they need during this difficult time. Umbrella can take a high volume of requests and mobilize helpers to fulfill them quickly (while minimizing contact to support social distancing). They can place online orders for non-digital seniors or if wait times are too long, they can match them with a local volunteer who can grocery shop on their behalf. They are waiving the membership needed at this time.
Umbrella is only taking a small processing fee of $6 per order to cover call center costs.
For more information, individuals should visit https://www.askumbrella.com/covid-response.
For more information on the additional fee for services provided by Umbrella, visit www.askumbrella.com
CCD: All CCD classes are suspended until further notice.
Lent 2020: Please click HERE for all information pertaining to Lent, including Lenten Regulations.
Beefsteak Luncheon: The luncheon which was previously scheduled for March 29 was postponed until further notice. If you already purchased a ticket, please bring it to the Parish Center once normal business hours resume for a refund. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Blue Army Bus Trip: The Holy Rosary Parish bus trip to the Blue Army Shrine in Washington, NJ, previously scheduled for June 6, 2020, has been cancelled. If you already purchased a ticket, please come to the Parish Center once normal business hours resume for a refund.