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  • Parish news

    1. No palm distribution on Saturday or Sunday by direction of the Archdiocese of NY. Palm will be distributed at a later date.
    2. Stations of the Cross Friday 730 pm broadcast online via FACEBOOK
    3. PALM SUNDAY MASS streamed online via Facebook
    4. Reminder..you do not have to join facebook to see online streaming. Viasit the pafcebook page below and. select "not now" if you don't want a facebook account

    See info below for how you might help health care workers by providing homemade face masks

  • Holy ROSARY ON Facebook

  • WELCOME


    Holy Rosary Church has been serving the Eastchester Community of the Northeast Bronx since 1925.  We invite all Catholics to participate fully in our spiritual and community life.  

    Whether you are a registered parishioner or a visitor looking for a spiritual home, we hope that the information on this website will be helpful to you.  Please join us in our celebration of the Eucharist and other special parish events throughout the year.  

    If you are new to the parish, please introduce yourself after Mass and register at the Parish Office.  If you have moved recently, please notify the Parish Office of your new address.

     
    "You always have a home at Holy Rosary!"
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  • Call for PPE including homemade masks

  • message from the pastor

    When plague struck Italy In the mid sixteenth century, Saint Charles Borromeo, the bishop of Milan, led Eucharistic processions around his diocese in order to pray for protection and deliverance.  This was the first thing that sprang to my mind when I learned that Italy had a recent outbreak of Corona Virus. It was also my first thought when I learned that the Archdiocese of New York cancelled all public Masses for the time being in order to combat the spread of Corona. Even though the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays was (of course) lifted, I wondered, “Why make our spiritual weapons and comforts more difficult to access when we most need them?”
                    After both reflection and conversation with brother priests, it made sense. The best way to battle this pandemic is to prevent it from spreading. A fairly healthy person can unknowingly be infected with the virus without being sick yet inadvertently spread it to someone less robust; thus, endangering that second person's health or even life. The pain of social distancing is necessary to preserve health.
                    From the religious point of view, it is helpful to meditate on Jesus' forty days of isolated fasting and prayer in the desert. This Lent, we've had penitential restrictions imposed upon us, and we should use these difficulties to grow closer to Jesus and to His dear Mother, Mary. Our Easter celebration might be a bit delayed this year, but if we avoid a catastrophic infestation, the resurrection of Jesus will be all the more powerful as we celebrate it even this side of Heaven, where complete triumph and joy always reign.
                    Each day during this time of restriction, Holy Rosary Church plans to be open from early morning until at least midday. The intentions of the weekday Masses will be offered by the priests of HR at private Masses. On Sundays we will have exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament from late morning until at least noon. The intentions from these missed Sunday Masses will be reassigned to future dates later this year. Confession will be offered at the usual times on Saturday and Sunday. With all of our cooperation and prayers, Holy Rosary will stand with God against this virus which, like all bad things, ultimately comes from Hell. We will be a parish stronger together in Christ for having suffered through it together.    

     

  • GOOD FRIDAY IS A FAST DAY

    Good Friday is a day of both fast and abstinence, where not only is meat prohibited, but only one full meal is permitted.  Two smaller meals may be taken to maintain strength, but these taken together should not equal another full meal.  Fasting is obligated from age 18 to 59 (unless one is in poor health).
     

  • A Spiritual Communion

    My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou were already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee. Amen.