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


OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY CHAPEL
205 Fulton Street
Elgin, IL. 60120

(847) 508-9513

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



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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2014

Semana Santa 2014





HOLY THURSDAY

7:30 PM
Sung Mass & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament



GOOD FRIDAY

3:00 PM
Good Friday Liturgy, Adoration of the Cross

(Confessions following)



HOLY SATURDAY

10:00 PM
Solemn Easter Vigil and Sung Mass




EASTER SUNDAY

10:00 AM
Low Mass 








SUNDAY MASS:  10:00 AM
Confessions:  9:15 AM -9:45 AM







Instruction on Lent

Who instituted Lent?

According to the fathers of the Church, Justin and Irenaeus, the fast before Easter was instituted and sanctified by Christ Himself; according to the saints Leo and Jerome, the holy apostles ordained it given by Jesus.

Why has the Church instituted this fast forty days before Easter?

To imitate Christ who fasted forty days; to participate in His merits and sufferings; to subject our flesh by voluntary mortification to the spirit, and to mortify our evil desires as did St. Paul; (Col. 1:24) to enable us to lead a pure life, and thus prepare for the holy festival of Easter, and the reception of the divine Lamb, Jesus: and, finally, to render God satisfaction for our sins, and do penance, as Pope Gregory says, for the sins of one whole year by one short fast, lasting only the tenth part of a year.

Was the fast of Lent observed in early times as in the present?

Yes, but more strictly; for the people of the early ages not only abstained from meat, but also from all that which is connected with it, such as eggs, butter, cheese, etc., even from wine and fish, although this was not the general command of the Church; they fasted all day, and only ate in the evening after vespers, in remembrance of which, vespers are now said before dinner time, because the Church, as a kind mother, now permits the supper to be changed into a dinner, and also allows something to be taken in the evening, that the body may not be too much weakened, and become unfit for labor. How much does this ancient custom put to shame the Christians of today who think the fast in our times too severe! "But," asks St. Ambrose, "what sort of Christians are they? Christ, who never sinned fasted for our sins, and we will not fast for our own great and numerous offences?"

How should the holy season of Lent be spent? As according to the teaching of St. Leo, the main thing in fasting is not that the body be deprived of food, but that the mind at the same time be withdrawn from wickedness, we should endeavor during Lent, not only to be temperate in eating and drinking, but especially to lead a modest life, sanctifying the days by persevering prayer and devoutly attending church.



Candlemas Celebration at the Chapel

2/2/14







Chapel Mass Schedule
 
Sunday/Domingo
 Holy Mass
(Santa Misa) 
10:00 AM
(Catechism following Mass)
 
Monday-Friday/  Lunes-Viernes:
8:00 AM 
please call
(847) 508-9513 for changes
 
Saturday/Sábado:
9:00 AM 
(Confessions following Mass)
 
Holy Days of Obligation:
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  
                               
 
 
 
 
 
FIRST FRIDAY
 
Holy Mass/Benediction
Sacred Heart Devotions:
7:00 PM
(Confessions at
6:00 PM)
 
STATIONS OF THE CROSS EACH FRIDAY OF LENT AT 7:00 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
FIRST SATURDAY
 
Holy Mass & Devotions
to the
Immaculate
Heart of Mary
9:00 AM
(Confessions following Mass)
 
 
 
 
 
ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY MEETINGS
(as announced in the bulletin)
 
SODALITY OF OUR LADY
(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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