Parish News

 

We are happy to announce that we have reopened and we are resuming our regular weekday and weekend Mass schedule. 

The following requirements must be observed: 

DO NOT COME TO CHURCH IF YOU ARE SICK. 

YOU MUST HAVE AND WEAR A MASK DURING THE MASS-NO EXCEPTIONS!

THE PEWS ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PARISHIONERS MAY ONLY SIT IN PEWS THAT HAVE SIGNS ON THEM.

THE MONTHLY GROUP ANOINTING OF THE SICK AFTER THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH IS NOW CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  THE SACRAMENT OF THE SICK, HOWEVER, IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT ANYTIME FOR ANYONE IN DANGER OF DEATH. 

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NECESSARY AND EXPECTED.  

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CELEBRATIONS OF MASSES FROM ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL ARE BROADCAST ON CHARTER CHANNEL 193 ON SUNDAYS AT 10:00 A.M. AND WEEKDAYS AT 9:00 A.M.  THEY MAY ALSO BE VIEWED AT ANY TIME ON THE DIOCESAN WEBSITE:   WORCESTERDIOCESE.ORG.

 

EVEN IN THIS HEALTH CRISIS TIME, THE BILLS DO NOT STOP NEEDING TO BE PAID!  SO YOUR ARE ASKED TO PLEASE SEND IN YOUR PARISH SUPPORT ENVELOPES.

WE ARE RUNNING ON A VERY TIGHT BUDGET.  WE NEED YOUR DEDICATED WEEKLY SUPPORT OF THIS PARISH OR WE COULD VERY EASILY RUN INTO "THE RED."  PLEASE DO NOT THINK THAT YOUR WEEKLY PARISH SUPPORT WILL NOT BE MISSED - NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.  YOUR WEEKLY PARISH FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS SO VERY MUCH NEEDED AND APPRECIATED.

VISIT OUR CHURCH: OUR CHURCH IS NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 9AM UNTIL 3PM.  YOU MUST USE THE DOOR NEAR THE SHRINE BETWEEN THE BACK OF THE RECTORY AND THE REAR OF THE CHURCH.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HEAT IS TURNED DOWN AND IT IS COOL INSIDE.  IF IT IS NECESSARY TO COME AT ANOTHER TIME BECAUSE OF YOUR SCHEDULE, PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY (508-853-1640) TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. 

THE CARPETS INSIDE THE CHURCH HAVE BEEN STEAM CLEANED AND SANITIZED.  THEY ARE VACUUMED EACH WEEK, BUT HAVE NOT BEEN PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED. SO, THIS SHOULD BE GOOD FOR THE RUGS AND ALSO HELP PARISHIONERS FEEL MORE AT EASE WHEN THEY RETURN TO THE CHURCH.

  

Please check here often for news about the latest happenings in our parish.

 

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS: PLEASE BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS SO THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE FOLLOWING PARISH MASSES AND EVENTS

MASSACHUSETTS VETERAN, INC.  We will NOT prepare and serve a meal for the month of June.  We hope to resume this parish project in the fall.  Thank you for your interest, support and participation.

MONTHLY FOOD COLLECTION: When the suspension of Masses has been lifted, we will have our monthly food collection at all Masses on the first weekend of each month.   Please try to remember to bring in some non-perishable food items for the needy.  Please leave your items near the baptismal font, or in the bins inside the Fales Street entrance, when you come to Mass.  THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!

YOUTH DROP-IN ACTIVITY NIGHT:  These have been suspended until further notice.

 2020 MASS INTENTIONS: We are now accepting Mass intentions for 2020 for the months of June through December.   Please note, Mass intentions are not automatically carried over from year to year.   All Mass requests must be made by calling the rectory during office hours. The suggested donation for all Mass intentions is still $10.00.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH

     23 Fales street Worcester, MA 01606        

         (Fales Street is aside of the former Halloween Outlet on West Boylston Street)     

508-853-1640       OLR.WECONNECT.COM            

                                                MASS SCHEDULE                                                  

                                 SATURDAY VIGIL MASS: 4:00 PM                                   

SUNDAY MASSES: 7:30 AM, and 10:30 AM

  • Rosary recording: Saturday 3:30 PM and Sunday 7:00 AM

  • The sacrament of the sick is offered the first Saturday of each month after the 4:00 PM Mass

  • WEEKDAY MASS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:00 AM

  • Confessions: Saturdays 3:00-3:20 PM or by appointment

  • Please visit other pages of our website to learn about our Parish spiritual, social, and community outreach programs

 WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US!

 

 
 

RECORDING OF THE ROSARY: Each Saturday at 3:30 PM and also at 7:00 AM on Sunday, a recording of the "Rosary" will be played in our church.  All are invited to come to either, listen to the recording and pray the Rosary along with the recording.


SACRAMENT OF THE SICK:  On the first Saturday of each month, immediately following the conclusion of the 4:00 p.m.  Mass, there will be an offering of the Sacrament of the Sick to anyone who feels a need for this sacrament.  A person can be physically, spiritually, or emotionally weary or sick and in need of this sacrament, it is not only given where there is an imminent danger of death. The administration of this sacrament consists of a brief prayer service and an anointing with the holy oils.  If you have any questions about this sacrament, please speak to Fr. Pat or Sister Irene.

 

 OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CATHOLIC DVD LIBRARY
We now have available a selection of movies that can be signed out free-of-charge for a period of one week at a time.  The movies will be located on display, after all weekend Masses, behind the pulpit and can be signed out at the same table that the food cards are sold in back of the sacristy. 

 
ADULT DROP-IN ACTIVITY
On MONDAYS from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM each week we will have a "Adult Drop-In Activity" in our parish center.   We provide coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.   Come on down and socialize with friends, talk, knit, play cards, cribbage, scrabble,  or take part in other activities.

 

YOUTH DROP-IN GRADES K-8 SCHEDULE: For students in grades K-8 we have our Youth Drop-In Activities.  The parish center will be filled with plenty of fun activities, including video games, giant Jenga and Connect-Four, karaoke, various ball games, and TWO GIANT MOON WALKS! We have also added 2 new Simon electronic games, a fooseball table and an air hockey table!  Hot dogs, snacks, and drinks are available.  We provide this activity for students in these grades as a fun, safe, social activity for which there is no charge to attend.