Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Chapel  -  Traditional Latin Roman Catholic Mass
ELGIN, IL. 60120
(847) 508-9513
"hold fast to the traditions which you have received."
2 Thes. 2:15
10:00 AM
9:15 - 9:45 AM
The Sodality of Our Lady, an association formed by the Society of Jesus and approved by the Holy See, is a religious body which aims at fostering in its members an ardent devotion, reverence and filial love towards the Blessed Virgin Mary, and through this devotion and the protection of so good a Mother, it seeks to make the faithful, gathered together under her name, good Catholics sincerely bent on sanctifying themselves, each in his own state of life, and zealous, as far as their condition in life permits, to save and sanctify their neighbor and to defend the Church of Jesus Christ against the attacks of the wicked.
 (From Article I of the Common Rules for Sodalities of Our Lady)
After 1967, most of the Sodalities were disbanded in the spirit of "Vatican II" and some were absorbed into what became known as  "Christian life communities."   The traditional Catholic Sodality of Our Lady maintains the Common Rules and adheres to the founding principles and standards of the Sodality.   Today the Sodality works to preserve the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church, her traditional worship and devotions, as well as provide educational and charitable programs in the communities in which it is established.
The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary meets at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel on the 1st Saturday of the Month (following  Mass) and at other scheduled times.  
If you would be interested in joining the Sodality of Our Lady, please contact us!
PT. 1
The word “Sodalist” comes from the Latin word sodalist and means a very close friend or associate, a companion, someone who has worked along with you or shared your interests and your labors. A Sodalist of Our Lady is by the very definition, a companion of the Mother of God.
Not only are members of the Sodality of Our Lady companions in Our Blessed Lady, but they are a dedicated body of Catholic men and women who are bound together by common interests and enthusiasm under the standard that flies above our heads and by our determination to establish the Kingdom of God (with Christ the King) everywhere and for all times.
During is over 400 years existence, the Sodality of Our Lady has been known to take on a variety of works and apostolate for the Church. Yet, through all her works, the Sodality never looses sight of its fundamental motto: “To Jesus Through Mary.” There is of course no higher objective for the human soul than that of closest possible union with Christ and the fullest possible development of the Christlike qualities and characteristics. Yet there has been no one else who so perfectly imitated the Savior or so perfectly carried out
His work and served Him with unflagging devotion as did Mary, His Mother.
So however much the Sodality of Our Lady has at various times adopted itself to local problems and needs, it has always kept as its ideal a constantly growing nearness to Christ and an imitation of that woman who from the dawn of the Immaculate Conception served the Blessed Trinity in the fullest perfection possible to a human being.
The Sodality of Our Lady feels that it can confer no greater favor upon the present generation than this insistence upon devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The history of the Sodality is one that every member of the Sodality should be deeply proud of.
The Reformation (revolt) against the Catholic Church during the 16th century also found the Sodality in her humble beginnings. Not only the revolt against the Catholic faith and her teaching authority, but Europe saw the threatening assault coming down upon Christianity as the followers of Mohammed would try to raise the crescent above the Holy Cross of Christ. Those were dark days for the Church! It almost seemed that the gates of hell had opened for the victorious armies assembled against Holy Church, even storming against the rock of St. Peter.
At this time, a young Jesuit, John Leunis was teaching one of the younger classes in the Jesuit College in Rome. He realized, as a young man well might, the perils into which the young student of his day would be plunged. He might be called to bear the intellectual and emotional assault of the revolution. He might even be called to join the ranks of the Christian forces and navies that were finding it hard enough to stem the onrush of the victorious Moslems.
Around the little altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Roman College, John Leunis gathered what seems to have been the prize pupils. He sketched out a simple program that appeared to fit instinctively and without a great deal of planning into precisely the needs of that imperiled day. If the “reformers” had exiled Our Lady from the churches and the Moslems had dropped women down to the gutter of the harem, this young teacher determined that his men should love Mary with a deep devotion and honor and protect womankind because they were the daughters of the immaculate Virgin.
Pt. 2
(coming soon)
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Holy Mass Schedule
Sunday Holy Mass:
 10:00 AM
call (847) 508-9513 for updated schedule
please call
(847) 508-9513 for changes
9:00 AM
(Confessions following Mass)
Holy Days of Obligation Mass:
9:00 AM & 7:00 PM
(Or as posted in the Bulletin)
Sacrament of Penance/Confessions
Sunday: 9:15 - 9:45 AM
Saturday: following 9:00 AM Mass
First Friday: 6:00 PM
also by appointment
Holy Days of Obligation:
8:15 AM & 6:15 PM
Holy Mass/Benediction
Sacred Heart Devotions:
7:00 PM
(Confessions at 6:00 PM)
Holy Mass & Devotions
to the
Heart of Mary
9:00 AM
(Confessions following Mass)
Altar & Rosary Society
(Meetings every First Sunday of the Month following  10:00 AM Holy Mass
and as scheduled throughout the month)
Altar and Rosary Society leads First Sunday Rosary prior to Mass 
Sodality of Our Lady
(Meetings every Third Sunday of the Month following 10:00 AM Mass)
Sodalists lead Rosary Third Sunday of the month prior to Mass
Chapel Office
Please call (847) 508-9513 for an appointment
Continuing Catholic Education Program
Scheduled through the year, we meet on Sunday following Mass and  Friday evenings following Mass and Devotions.
Chapel Library
St.Theresa Library
The Chapel Library is located near the front vestibule area of
the building.  You are invited to become a member.  
Books may be borrowed for one month at a time.  Chapel members are strongly encouraged to make use of the many reading materials.  Please see
Marietta Bancud if you would like additional information on the Library.
Chapel Choir
Why not join the Choir?  No experience necessary, just bring your voice and desire to participate in the various hymns and chants of the Church for Holy Mass, High Mass, Devotions etc.  Books will be provided.  The Choir meets regularly.  Those who wish to participate in the Choir must be willing to attend practice as scheduled.  Please see Diane Milmont for more information.  The Choir is under the direction of the Chapel priest. 
Chapel Bookstore
The Chapel has a bookstore with numerous religious articles and reading materials.
Please join us after Mass on Sundays for coffee and pastries.
For additional information:
(847) 508-9513
Capilla de Nuestra Señora
del Santo Rosario
Iglesia Católica 
La Santa Misa Tradicional
Horario del Santo Sacrificio de la Misa
Domingos: 10:00 a.m.   Diario: 8:00 a.m. 
 Sabado: 9:00 a.m.
Antes de Misa 9:15 a.m.
Catecismo para Primera Comunión y Confirmación
A las damas se les piden que se cubran la cabeza en la iglesia, que no usen "shorts" ni faldas cortas, ni pantalones o ropas que muestren demasiado la forma.  A los caballeros se les piden que no usen "shorts" en la iglesia.  Nuestro Señor nos pide vestir modestamente.
Would you like to donate to our Information Center?
We provide a large amount of free Catholic reading materials and apologetical items for those who come to us searching for answers about the belief and practices of the Catholic Church, especially  how to defend or explain the Catholic faith in this difficult day and age.  If you would like to help us in this apostolic work, please feel free to make a donation.  We print  leaflets in both Spanish and English that explain many aspects of the Catholic faith, devotions, liturgy.  Let us know that your donation is  for the Information Center at the Chapel:
Archbishop Ngo Dinh Thuc
One of a handful of Roman Catholic prelates who resisted the modernist heresies and provided for true Catholic bishops and priests.
  May he rest in peace!
"Even if Catholics faithful to tradition are reduced to a handful,
they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ."
-St. Athanasius
"La misa nueva -novus ordo- no agrada a Dios, porque es lo mismo para católios como para los protestantes, por eso no agrada a Dios y es inválida. La única Misa que agrada a Dios es la Misa de San Pío V, la cual es celebrada por muy pocos sacerdotes y obispos en el mundo”
Arzobispo Ngo Dinh Thuc
What is the most important thing in your life?
It is to save your soul.  This is the one thing necessary (Luke 10:42) "What shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" says Our Blessed Lord and Savior (Mark 8:36)
What must you do to save your soul?
You must follow the religion that was taught by Jesus Christ.  He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). 
"Go ye into all the world," He said to His Apostles, "and preach the Gospel to every creature.  He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved;  but he that believeth not, shall be condemned." 
(Mark 16: 15-16)
How many religions did Jesus Christ teach?
Most certainly only one, for this plain reason:  Jesus Christ cannot contradict Himself.  "There shall be one Fold and one Shepherd,"  He says (John 10:16).  And Saint Paul tells us, that there is "one Lord" and "one Faith" (Ephesians 4:5).
What religion is the true religion taught by Jesus Christ?
If I wish to seek and find true Christianity, I must seek it in the true Christian Church which must be the original Church that Jesus founded. The original and only Church that Jesus founded is the Roman Catholic Church.  The Church is "Roman" and at the same time "Catholic" because its chief pastor has always been the Bishop of Rome, since the day when Saint Peter on whom Christ built His Church (Matthew 16:18), first fixed his See in that city;  the Church is Catholic, because it is universal or world-wide in its extent, teaching all nations to observe all things that were commanded by Jesus Christ.
Why do we find many religions that claim to be Christian, especially in the United States?
As Our Savior taught but one religion, it must follow that all other religions are false religions, except one, wherever that is.  Hence Saint Paul says in his Epistle to the Galatians 1:8, "Though  we or an angel from Heaven, preach any other Gospel to you that that which we have preached, let him be anathema (condemned."
Don't you lack charity and kindness by saying only the Roman Catholic Church is the true Church, while all others are false denominations?
It is not uncharitable or unkind:  it is similar to pointing  out the right road to you when you are on a journey, and to tell you that all other roads will lead you astray.
(more to follow)
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