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.


Religious Education (CCD): Registration for CCD classes for 2021-2022 is now open. 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.

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.

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.

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.

All are invited! There will be a Eucharistic Adoration Prayer Service on Sunday, October 3, in anticipation of the Archdiocesan initiative, Vine & Branches.  At these Eucharistic Adoration Services, we will invoke the Holy Spirit to guide all our efforts and lead us all to a deeper appreciation of the Eucharist and our connection with one another.  All will be engaged in prayer, sacred music, quiet reflection and at conclusion, a solemn Benediction – the service will take no more than one hour. Each Auxiliary Bishop will celebrate this Special Eucharistic Adoration Prayer Service as follows:
> Bergen County:  6:00pm, St. Luke Church, Ho Ho Kus;
> Essex County: 4:30pm, Our Lady of the Valley Church, Orange;
> Hudson County: 3:00pm, St. Joseph Church, Jersey City;
> Union County: 4:00pm, St. Helen Church, Westfield.

Archdiocese Retreat: The Archdiocese of Newark Respect Life Office will host a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat in Spanish to heal the wounds from abortion on October 22-24, 2021. Contact the Respect Life Office for more details by calling 973-497-4350 (Spanish option 2) or e-mail Cheryl.riley@rcan.org (English) or elvinedoderaquelinfo@rcan.org (Spanish)

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)

Surviving Divorce Retreat will be held from 9am-12pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Roseland on October 2, October 23 and 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.

Third Saturday Mass for Recovery and Healing:  All are welcome to Church of St. Mary, 20 Legion Place, Closter, NJ for the Third Saturday Recovery and Healing Mass on Saturday, September 18th 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. For those unable to attend in person, we do offer virtual participation through Zoom.  For information, please contact The Father Jim McKenna Memorial Fund at 201-281-6247 or visit our website at https://fatherjimmckenna.org/.

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

High School Expo: The Office of the Superintendent of Schools invites all interested families to learn about our Catholic high schools by attending a High School Expo. The events are scheduled for 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the dates below:

  • > Tuesday, 9/21 at Visitation Academy in Paramus: 222 Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • > Wednesday, 9/22 at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City: 144 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • > Thursday, 9/23at St. Michael School in Newark: 27 Crittenden Street, Newark, NJ 07104

Masks will be required at all locations. For additional event information and a list of the schools attending on each night, please visit: www.catholicschoolsnj.org/hs-expo. For a printable guide to the Cooperative Admissions Program (HSPT), please visit: www.catholicschoolsnj.org/hs-guide. To register for the COOP Exam, please visit: www.njcoopexam.org. For questions, please call 973.497.4260 or email schoolsoffice@rcanschools.org.

Bergen Catholic will host an Open House on Wednesday October 13th at 6:30pm. Registration can be found on the Bergen Catholic website. For questions, please contact Mr. Matt Rosa ’08, VP of Admissions at mrosa@bergencatholic.org

Saint Peter’s Preparatory School will be holding its Fall Open House on Sunday, October 17, from 1:00 – 4:00 at the school’s campus in historic downtown Jersey City.  Faculty and staff as well as coaches, students and parents, will be present to answer questions about the school, and tours of the campus will be provided.  Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s Prep is an independent, college preparatory school for boys and it remains New Jersey’s only Jesuit high school.  For more information, please call 201-547-6389 or visit www.spprep.org

Archdiocese of Newark

For messages from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., please click HERE.

September 11th Remembrance Mass: Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., and the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) held a special Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark to remember the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. A livestream of the Remembrance Mass is available at www.youtube.com/NwkArchdiocese.   

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.

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 info@newarkpriest.com. Please see their website at: https://www.newarkpriest.com/
You can also look for them on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & YouTube at NewarkPriest.

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