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.

There will be NO weekly Adoration, weekly Rosary by Zoom, or bible study during the month of August 2022.

Religious Education (CCD) at Holy Rosary: Registration for CCD for the 2022-23 school year is open. Please see the information on the Religious Education page of this website.

Third Saturday Mass for Recovery and Healing: All are welcome to the Church of St. Mary, 20 Legion Place Closter for the Third Saturday Recovery and Healing Mass on Saturday, August 20th at 12:00 noon. This special Mass speaks to those affected by the use and abuse of drugs and/or alcohol and for those who love them. Current religious gathering protocol will be strictly followed. Following Mass, all are welcome to a meeting and refreshments in the community hall. This monthly Mass is offered for the support, healing and recovery of those afflicted or affected by a substance use disorder. For information please contact The Father Jim McKenna Memorial Fund at 201-281-6247 or visit

SAVE THE DATE: On October 9th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, there will be fundraising event in the Church Hall. It will include an international food fest, 50/50 raffle, music and more. Tickets will be $15 for those over 12 years old ($5 for kids under 12). Tickets go on sale shortly. Click HERE for the flyer. Would you like to volunteer to help out? Click HERE to print out the volunteer sign up sheet.

The Holy Rosary Food Pantry Needs Your Help! Holy Rosary parishioners provide food for those in need in our Parish Family and in our community.  At the present time, our supply is dangerously 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. To make a donation:  (1) leave your donation in the designated food baskets in the church after any Mass; or (2) leave your donation outside the door to the Rectory (next door to the Church); or (3) bring your donation to the Parish Center at 26 Edgewater Place, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 10AM and 3PM. 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

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark’s 5th Annual Benefit Concert for the Homeless: Is scheduled for Sunday, October 9, 2022 at St. Philomena Church in Livingston, NJ. Gates open for cars at 4 PM and the concert begins at 5:30. Click HERE for the flyer.

Parish Bake Sale: The next bake sale is on December 4, 2022. Thank you for your support. Click HERE for pictures of the June 5th bake sale.

For REGISTERED PARISHIONERS ONLY! Our Parish is in the process of converting to a new database.  This is a long process, but when it is completed near the end of 2022, we will have a robust database that will better serve all of our parishioners and their families. In order to serve you best, we need a working email for your family. Please send an email to with your name in the subject line (and envelope number, if available).  We will then insert that email in your record in the new database. Your cooperation is essential and is greatly appreciated.  We look forward to receiving your emails.  Thank you.

Christ the Teacher Academy:  Is now registering for 2022-23 Preschool Students and Grade K-8. Enjoy all the academics and computers, physical education, library, STEM, music and Spanish! There are lots of clubs, sports and activities. Scholarships available! For more information or a tour, call 201-944-0421. Click HERE for the flyer.

Pray the Rosary by Zoom: Every Friday evening join the members of the Holy Rosary Parish family in a weekly recitation of the Rosary at 8:00PM.   All are invited to join. To participate in praying the Rosary any Friday, click HERE open Zoom (or open your Zoom app). You will then be required to enter the following information:  Meeting ID: 820 1147 7704 and Passcode: 724951. We look forward to praying with you.  God bless you!

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.

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.

Religious Education (CCD): See the CCD page of this website for information on CCD.

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

Handicapped Parking: Thanks to the Borough of Edgewater, there is now a handicapped parking space in front of the church near the handicap ramp. This space may be used by any parishioner displaying a handicap tag. Parking in that space without a handicap tag may result in a ticket and fine.

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.

Learning Opportunities

New Summer and Fall courses from Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology: Interested in learning more about your faith? Learn more about all the graduate theological courses offered this Summer and Fall! For details, please e-mail or call Liz Vacchiano at (973) 761-9633.

Online Degrees and Certificates in Theology through Saint Joseph’s Seminary! Take classes In-person or online. Expand your understanding of the Catholic Faith. Affordable tuition. Faithful to the Magisterium. Conveniently scheduled classes. More information:

Archdiocese of Newark

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

Newark Priest: Newark Priest exists to help encourage Christians to participate in the active discernment of their specific calling to love others. Whether you are discerning a call to the priesthood or trying to help someone else discern their call, Newark Priest is there for you. God calls us to follow Him. Newark Priest is there to help you do just that. They can be reached by telephone at 973-313-6190 or by email address at Please see their website at:
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