Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Chapel  - Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Chapel

205 Fulton Street
Elgin, IL. 60120
(847) 508-9513

P.O. Box 5501
Elgin, IL. 60121-5501

Traditional Roman Catholic Holy Mass & Sacraments

Confessions:  9:15 AM -9:45 AM

Every Friday of Lent at 7:00pm
Confessions each Friday of Lent at 6:30pm

Friday at 7:00pm

BIBLE STUDY to follow Stations as announced



March 29th, 2015

Join us for the Blessing of Palms, Procession and Holy Mass
10:00 AM



The 20 century saw the rise of Socialism and Communism – enemies of the Church and the Christian worker. Knowing full well the threat of these powers, a succession of Pontiffs saw fit to warn the faithful and to entrust them to the care of St. Joseph.

On July 25, 1920 Pope Benedict XV, known as the “Pope of Peace” during World War I, issued the moto proprio “Bonum Sane” in which he warned the faithful of Socialism and World Government, while also entrusting them to the care of St. Joseph:

“We now see, with true sorrow, that society is now much more depraved and corrupt than before, and that the so-called "social question" has been aggravating to such an extent as to create the threat of irreparable ruin. … This World Government will no longer acknowledge the authority of the father over his children, or of the public power over the citizens, or of God over human society. All things will, if implemented, lead to terrible social convulsions, like those which are already happening … We, therefore, concerned most of all by the course of these events … remind those on Our side, who earn their bread by their work, to save them from Socialism, the sworn enemy of Christian principles, that with great solicitude We recommend them in particular to St. Joseph, to follow him as their guide and to receive the special honor of his heavenly patronage.”

Pope Pius XI, who succeeded Benedict XV, also saw the growing threat against the Church. In his 1937 encyclical “Divini Redemptoris” he decided to explicitly entrusted the cause against Communism to St. Joseph:

“To hasten the advent of that "peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ" so ardently desired by all, We entrust the vast campaign of the Church against world Communism under the standard of St. Joseph, Her mighty Protector. He belongs to the working-class, and he bore the burdens of poverty for himself and the Holy Family, whose tender and vigilant head he was. To him was entrusted the Divine Child when Herod loosed his assassins against Him. In a life of faithful performance of everyday duties, he left an example for all those who must gain their bread by the toil of their hands. He won for himself the title of "The Just," serving thus as a living model of that Christian justice which should reign in social life.”

In 1955 the successor to Pius XI, Venerable Pope Pius XII, established the Feast Day of
“St. Joseph the Worker” to be celebrated annually on May 1. This date was specifically chosen in order to counteract the predominantly Socialist and Communist holiday “International Workers’ Day,” also known as “May Day.” Pius XII encouraged laborers to look to St. Joseph as their model and to ask for his intercession in their work:

St. Joseph is the best protector to help you in your life, to penetrate the spirit of the Gospel. Indeed, from the Heart of the God-Man, Savior of the world, this spirit is infused in you and in all men, but it is certain that there was no worker’s spirit so perfectly and deeply penetrated as the putative father of Jesus, who lived with him in the closest intimacy and community of family and work. So, if you want to be close to Christ, I repeat to you “Ite ad Ioseph”: Go to Joseph! – Ven. Pius XII, Address to Italian Workers, 1 May 1955.


March 22nd

-the Altar from Palm Sunday, 2014-

According to Dom Gueranger in The Liturgical Year, “This Sunday is called Passion Sunday, because the Church begins, on this day, to make the sufferings of our Redeemer her chief thought”. Traditionally, all statues and crucifixes were veiled at the Vespers for Passion Sunday. The Introit, Gradual and Tract all are petitions to save the just from the persecution of the unjust and the Tract even foreshadows the scourging.
Introit: “Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man: for thou art my God and my strength...”

Gradual: “Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; teach me to do thy will. Thou, O Lord, art my deliverer from the enraged Gentiles: thou wilt put me out of the reach of those that assault me; and thou wilt rescue me from the unrighteous man.”

Tract: “Many a time have they fought against me from my youth. Let Israel now say: They have often attacked me from my youth. But they could not prevail over me: the wicked have wrought upon my back. They have lengthened their iniquity: the Lord who is just, will cut the necks of sinners.”

The Epistle is from Heb 9, 11-15 and is St. Paul's exposition of Christ as both the High Priest and the perfect victim who was sacrificed for our salvation.

The Gospel is from John 8: 46-59 and is the condemnation of the Jews by Christ in the temple. He tells them that they do not know God and that before Abraham was I AM. They try to stone him but he slips away.

The Communion Antiphon is the final Passion foreshadowing of the Mass. The verse is the words Christ used to institute the Eucharist at the Last Supper: “'This is my body, which shall be given up for you: this is the cup of the new covenant in my blood,' says the Lord, 'do this as often as you receive it, in remembrance of me.'”




The Holy Catholic Church teaches that every Catholic, even after his sins have been forgiven in the Sacrament of Penance, must do penance in order to satisfy God's justice for the temporal punishment due to sin. The eternal punishment of our serious sins is taken away by the merits of Christ in the Divine tribunal of penance but it remains for us to give temporal satisfaction for them. Knowing human nature, the Church realizes that, even though we admit this obligation, we would put it off day to day until the end of our lives would be upon us without our having done any penance. Thus the Church has established, by her laws, that we will at least do penance on certain days throughout the year. Since most of our sins consist in indulging the appetites of our body beyond what is lawful, it is appropriate to do penance by curbing them in what is lawful.

ABSTINENCE: To refrain from eating meat or poultry, which includes sauces and soups made from their juices. It does not, however, affect the quantity of food we may take on days of abstinence. All Catholics who have attained the use of reason, which is commonly seven years of age, are bound by the law of abstinence, unless otherwise dispensed. The law of abstinence is abrogated whenever a Holy Day of Obligation falls on a day of abstinence.

FAST: In keeping with the obligation of doing penance in reparation for our many sins, the Church also obliges us to fast on certain days throughout the year. All persons over 21 and under 59 years of age must fast, unless their health prevents them from doing so. This means that on a fast day, they may have only one principal or full meal, and two smaller snacks. They may eat meat at this principal meal, except on days of abstinence. At the two smaller snacks, they may not have meat, but they may take sufficient food to maintain their strength. However, these two smaller snacks together should be less than a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted; but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, may be taken at any time on a fast day. Lent begins on February 18 (Ash Wednesday) and each Friday of Lent is an obligatory day of abstinence and a traditional day of fast. Each day of Lent is a traditional day of fast and of partial abstinence.

"Orate Fratres"

"Pray brethren, that my sacrifice and yours..."

Holy Mass on the Feast of the Holy Family

We enjoyed not only traditional American food, but wonderful Mexican and Filipino cuisine that was prepared by Chapel members

Traditional Roman Catholic Holy Mass & Sacraments

Confessions:  9:15 AM -9:45 AM

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Five Year Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sung Holy Mass for the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

New Crucifix for the Saint Francis Hall at the Chapel
(donated by the Palacios Family)

Some members and friends of the Chapel enjoying lunch!

The new Chapel Hall

We thank our generous benefactors who helped with the purchase of so many needed
tables and chair! 

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Note:  Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel reserves the right to reject any advertiser and/or any advertisement submitted.

Please contact the Chapel for information as regards advertising.  Your AD will be placed in the Anniversary booklet, the Chapel Sunday Bulletin, the Chapel Website, for the entire year!  

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7:00 pm

Confessions 6:15pm


Confessions 8:30am

Confessions:  9:15 AM -9:45 AM


Dr. Crone, Ph.D. Lecture

Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

 Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession

Sung High Mass

Chapel Mass Schedule
 Holy Mass
(Santa Misa) 
10:00 AM
(Catechism following Mass)
Monday-Friday/  Lunes-Viernes:
8:00 AM 
-see bulletin for weekly schedule-
please call
(847) 508-9513 for changes
9:00 AM 
(Confessions following Mass)
Holy Days of Obligation:
9:00 AM & 7:00 PM 


Sacrament of Penance/Confessions  

Sunday:  9:15 - 9:45 AM
Saturday: following 9:00 AM Mass
First Friday: 6:15 PM

First Saturday:  8:30 AM

Holy Days of Obligation:
8:15 AM & 6:15 PM  
Holy Mass/Benediction
Sacred Heart Devotions:
7:00 PM
(Confessions at 6:15 PM)

Holy Mass & Devotions
to the
Heart of Mary
9:00 AM
(Confessions 8:30 AM)
(as announced in the bulletin)

2nd Sunday each Month, following Mass

2nd Sunday of the Month Rosary, sponsored by Altar and Rosary Society, 20 minutes prior to Mass.

(as announced in the bulletin)
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
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