Welcome to Holy Rosary Church!

RCIA: Are You Someone, Or Do You Know Someone, Who...

  • Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
  • Is married to a Catholic and wants to learn about the Catholic faith?
  • Was baptized Catholic as a child but has not celebrated Eucharist and Confirmation?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist during the Easter season. (Arrangements are made for children and youth too). You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.

For information please contact Fr. Haydock at 425-778-3122 or e-mail him at khaydock@holyrosaryedmonds.org.

Clothes for Kids

This year we will be collecting socks, underwear and shoes during the month of August. The goal is to collect 18,000 pairs of socks and underwear.

They are hoping for 6,000 pairs of new/gently used athletic shoes. Any help we can give is greatly appreciated. Clothes for Kids is located in north Edmonds and families all over South County benefit from their services. A box will be in the vestibule for your donations. Financial donations are also welcomed, but those must be dropped off at the parish office.

CYO Cross-Country Registration Open

Cross Country registration is open for grades K-8 until September 2nd. See the earlier article for information and the registration form. CYO Soccer registration is also open for the 2014 Fall season, grades K through 8. Please turn in soccer registration forms by June 30th. For more information regarding Holy Rosary CYO please contact: CYOdirector@holyrosaryedmonds.org.

What Worries Your Pastor

In CARA's most recent National Survey of Catholic Parishes (NSCP), a random sample of pastors was asked "What is the greatest challenge facing your parish in the next five years?"

Pastor's Weekly Letter 8-31-2014: Brainstorming on Family Life

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners:

I want to welcome Fr. Pat Ritter, the “younger priest”, who is helping this weekend while I am away. I am grateful both to Fr. Ritter and Fr. Petosa for the chance to get away before school starts.

Wildfire Relief in Washington State

Catholic Charities of Spokane is accepting donations for wildfire relief through the donation page on their website www.CatholicCharitiesSpokane.org. Simply click on “Donate Now” from the main page and select “2014 Wildfire Relief” from the designation drop-down menu. Checks can be mailed to: Catholic Charities, PO Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210.

New Youth Minister

Dear parishioners,

My name is Angus McDonell. I am the new Pastoral Assistant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry here at Holy Rosary!

It is an honor and blessing to be here! I would like to share a bit about myself...I am a Seattle native. I love jazz, soccer and hiking. But I especially love to live and share our beautiful Catholic faith!

My wife (Twi) and two high school aged children (Josie and Lawrence) are excited about this new adventure in our lives. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Feel free to contact me at angusm@holyrosaryedmonds.org and 425.778.3122 x225

Thanks, and God bless,
Angus

Retreat Options

Two retreat options are coming in September:

  • Men’s Reflection Day on Saturday, September 13 (details)
  • International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 21 (details)

See the attached flyers for details.

Pastor's Weekly Letter 8-24-2014: Who is Christ for Us?

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners:

Jesus asks his disciples: Who do people say that I am? The disciples offer different answers, but Jesus turns to Peter and asks the same question. He answers: You are Christ, the Son of the living God. As a result of Peter’s response, Jesus makes Peter the head of the church and gives him the power to bind and loose. Jesus also gives him the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. In the Pastoral Center, you will see a statue of St. Peter with two keys in his hand. The gospel passage explains the significance of the two keys.

Pastor's Weekly Letter 8-17-2014: Holy Rosary School's 50th Anniversary

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners:

Hopefully, by now, you have received the announcement of the school’s observance of the 50th year of its founding. Our parish school is an important part of our evangelization effort. The parish invests a great many resources to provide a quality Catholic education. Over the years, the school has educated thousands of students who have done well after they have gone on to further education and other pursuits after graduation.