OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SHRINE NEWS
I am writing this short message to you to ask you to prepare yourselves to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick – our church Feast. I know this year many people may not able to come for the feast day mass due to the pandemic. Still we can prepare ourselves spiritually from home and celebrate our church feast with our family members, children and grandchildren within the house. May St. Patrick, our patron saint continue to intercede for our families. Pope Francis dedicated this year to St. Joseph. Kindly dedicate your entire family to St. Joseph to lead and guide your family as He led the Holy Family. Please visit our website and see the church bulletin to know more about the Feast day mass schedule.
St. Patrick & St. Joseph- pray for our families.
Fr. Antony kamalthasan cr
April 18 , 2021
3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
April 11, 2021
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
NEW STARTING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14TH
Starting the week of September 14th, the Church will have MASS said Daily 6.00 to 7.00 pm for personal prayer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with mass following at 7.00 pm. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the morning mass will be at 8.00am. We ask everyone to please help us out . . .
Over the last weeks we have experienced a number of positive cases of Covid 19 in our area, with a significant increase in the numbers in the past few days. This is extremely concerning to us for the Church and Shrine. Fr. Antony, Fr. Sebastin and myself, Andy Van Zelst, had a lengthy discussion concerning this increase. We had planned on having a Mass outside in the Shrine on both August 15th, The Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary, and August 22nd, The Feast Day of the Queenship of Mary. Regretfully we have decided that the best course of action to protect everyone and keep everyone SAFE is to cancel both of these Masses.
As we celebrate today the 10th year of our existence in Merlin, Canada, first of all we Thank God for the manifold blessings that He showered upon the Rosarian community.