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Prayer of Pope Francis to Mary for Help and Protection During the Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of Your People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so […]

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Live Streaming of Masses during Holy Week

Live Streaming of Masses from the Basilica at https://www.thebasilica.net/ Holy Week Schedule: Good Friday (Apr 10): 3:00 pm Easter Vigil (Apr 11): 8:00 pm Easter Sunday (Apr 12): 10:00 am For online mass times at other parishes, please visit https://rcsj.org/news/archdiocesan-holy-week-services-online After Easter, the daily mass will resume at 9:00 am each morning, Sunday to Saturday. […]

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Message from the Archbishop Re: Closing of Church Buildings

Message from the Archbishop Re: Closing of Church Buildings due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Click here for the PDF version of the Message from the Archbishop Re: Closing of Church Buildings due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (text version below) March 27, 2020 Dear People of  the  Archdiocese of St. John’s, In my letter to you […]

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Virtual Way of the Cross (Friday, Mar 27 at 7pm)

This year, the Archdiocese of St. John’s worked hard with our NL Animator Patricia Walsh-Warren to prepare an archdiocesan-wide stations of the cross at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Sadly, because of COVID-19, they had to cancel it. We don’t want their hard work to go to waste! So please join us for a […]

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#PrayTogether (Fri, Mar 27 at 2:30pm)

Please join #PrayTogether today (Fri, Mar 27) at 2:30pm NDT for a special Urbi et Orbi blessing live from St. Peter’s Basilica, broadcasting live on Vatican News (website / YouTube / Facebook), and Salt + Light Media (website / Facebook)​.

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Q&A: What does the word  “Lent” mean?

The word “Lent” comes from the Old English, “Lencten”, which means spring. Got questions? Each week we answer a question concerning the Catholic Faith. Put your questions in the collection basket, or submit them to questions@holyrosarynl.ca.

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Online Mass with Father Ken (Regular Mass to Resume on Jul 12)

Sunday Mass is available online on our website here,  You Tube channel’s Online Mass playlist and on our Facebook page. Please join us and celebrate mass online, each Sunday at 9:30 am, via Facebook / YouTube. Our regular 9:30 am Sunday Mass will resume starting July 12! In keeping with COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions […]

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Archdiocesan Guidelines for Public Worship at Alert Level 2

Message from the Archbishop  June 26, 2020 RE: Archdiocesan Guidelines for Public Worship at Alert Level 2 Dear People of the Archdiocese of St. John’s: The province announced on Wednesday that Alert Level 2 comes into effect on Thursday June 25th.  At Alert Level 2: “Places of worship are permitted to resume operations with restrictions”.  […]

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2020 Annual Cemetery Liturgy Services

NOTICE TO FAMILIES 18 JUNE 2020 Re: 2020 Annual Cemetery Liturgy Services Due to the public health restrictions in place to control the spread of the Covid 19 Virus, families are advised that the annual liturgy services in all Roman Catholic cemeteries in the Archdiocese of St. John’s will not be held this year. We […]

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Collection Envelopes

Our parish needs your support! Please consider continuing your weekly donation by dropping off your envelope in the mailbox outside the parish office. Our Parish Secretary will be in the office Monday – Friday to check messages and retrieve any collection envelopes. Thank you!

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Grounds Clean-up Flower Planting

The church grounds are starting to have quite a few weeds, etc. We realize you have your own garden work to do, but we are asking if some parishioners might be willing to volunteer and come and help clean up weeds, etc around the parish grounds and/or plant a few flowers. If you can help, […]

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Q&A: What do you call the vessels holding the Holy Eucharist?

The chalice is the cup that holds the wine and water of the Eucharistic Sacrifice. The paten is the vessel of the altar on which the altar-bread is offered in the Holy Sacrifice. The ciborium is the altar-vessel in which the consecrated particles for the Communion of the laity are kept. As long as the […]

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Q&A for this week: What’s a pyx?

What do you call the box that carry the Holy Communion to the sick? It is called a pyx. It is made of the same material as that of which the ciborium is made. Got questions concerning the Catholic Faith? Submit them to questions@holyrosarynl.ca or via PM here.

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Message from the Archbishop on Church Re-opening

Message from the Archbishop June 19, 2020 Re: Reopening our Churches and Offices to the Public Dear People of the Archdiocese of St. John’s: On Wednesday, the Chief Medical Officer announced that the Province will be entering Level 2 on June 25th 2020.  We know that according to the guidelines for this level, churches will […]

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Q&A for this week: What is Transubstantiation?

Transubstantiation is the change of the entire substance of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. Got questions concerning the Catholic Faith? Submit them to questions@holyrosarynl.ca.

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Where is God in the middle of this pandemic?

If you have been asking questions about how to make meaning in these uncharted waters that we are in, you are not alone. If you’ve asked where God is, or how you might hear God’s voice, others are asking the same questions. If you would like to take part in an online discussion about your […]

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