Deana Abraham, Priciliano Alejandre, Eliza Alves, Maria F. Amaral, Manuel Andrade, Bob Arieas, Angelica Avelar, Alex, Carroll, Sally and Scott Baggett, Joseph Belo, Isalino Bettencourt, Jack Betschart, Donna & John Cardoza , Adelina Costa, Cynthia Dawson, Jose Deniz, Ann DePalma, Jordan Devires, Joyce Ebertowski, Melissa Fitzgerald-Whalen, Elvira Freitas, Jared Germann, Alex Gonsalves, Jose Homen, Loraine Jones, Ricky Jorge, Fran Kowall, Deacon Ed Kull, Andrea Leal, Rosa Leonardo, Steven Lunde ll, Gerald Martin, Ralph & Esther Martinez, Adam Mattos, Fatima Melo, Tony Mendes, Carmen Mora, Robert Mora Jr. , Helen Morris, Jim Nichols, Maria Nunes, Kaiden Pacheco, Maria Pacheco, Maria Pires, Riley Rhoads,Isabella Rodrigues, Rob Rosa, Jeno Sanchez, Patrick Shields, Theresa Sherman, Manuel Souza, Sylvia Souza, Judith Teixeira, Rosa Teixeira, John Verissimo, Antonio Estevao Vieira, Dave Vieira, Leroy Vierra and David Wood. We pray for Godís healing power and grace. Please remember if you have an ill family member or friend that you would like to include on our prayer list or even a visit by the priest call the parish office.

Holy Rosary / St. Mary's Catholic Church Community

Welcome to Holy Rosary / St. Mary's Catholic Church. Our goal is to serve the spiritual, sacramental, liturgical and other needs of the Catholic community in and around the Hilmar area of the great Central Valley of California. We are proud to be a part of the Diocese of Fresno lead by our great Bishop Ochoa.

Under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in the power of the Holy Spirit, we the beloved family of God at Holy Rosary/St. Marys are dedicated to living the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the strength of our worship, teaching and service we strive to be loving and supportive people reaching out with compassion and understanding to those in and beyond our parish family so that we come to be known as Christians by our faith and love.

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Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Hilmar, CA 2015

8471 Cypress St. P.O. Box 429 Hilmar, CA 95324 209-667-8961

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**We welcome Rev. Father Jose Pereira of Quinta of Leiria, Portugal who began our spiritual journey this past Friday with the first Novena honoring Our Lady of the Rosary. The theme for the Novenas is ďWith Mary we celebrate Godís mercyĒ. Novenas will be celebrated in Portuguese all are welcome and encouraged to attend as we join together to honor our blessed Mother. Please remember this celebration needs many hands and talents. Offer your time to honor our blessed Mother by contacting any member of the committee to volunteer. Set up of the parish grounds begins this week.

**Itís time to start thinking about trunk or treat, which will be held on Saturday, October 31st here at Holy Rosary Parish Grounds. The following items are needed: Candy, cases of water and soda, packages of hotdogs, hotdog buns, and packages of individual bags of chips. Any and donations greatly accepted.
We will also need help running the snack bar, and someone to be in charge of the games. If you would like to help please call Dina 632-7163.

**Mark your calendars: November 1st is all Saints day and we will be celebrating this special day with all the children dressing up as their favorite Saint for the 10AM Mass this is open to all the children in the parish. Mrs. Gonzales 5th Graders will be in charge of the Liturgy for that day.

** Please note: There will be No CCD Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday this coming week. Tuesday, Oct. 20th Wednesday, Oct. 21st , and Sunday, Oct. 25th. CCD resumes back on Tuesday, Oct. 27th
**Help is needed on Sunday, Nov. 22nd in preparing a meal for the 2nd year Confirmation Students & Sponsors. We are in need of 6 large lasagnas. May be store bought or homemade. If you can help out please call Dina at

** It was an evening to remember in the annals of our parish life as we celebrated the opening of our New Church, the fruit of the labor of our parishioners, the rest of our community at large and all the well-wishers from around and beyond. The executive committee would like to take time to thank all those who have had a share in making our dream a reality. Our New Church belongs to you and our community. Our journey from the Mission Church to the New Church is also a symbol of our journey here on earth, especially the journey of all the immigrants. With simple and humble beginnings we move forward to new and better lives, hoping ultimately the best of all lives with God in heaven.
The Mission Church sustained us in simple and humble but in solemn and noble ways. Our New Church is going to take us further in more ways than we can think, reminding us of the journey to the prettiest and the most beautiful gift God has for us. May God grant to all of us that gift one day.
The celebration would not have been complete without the wonderful talents of our Portuguese Choir as well as our young musicians. As they say when we sing we pray twice! Thank you for sharing your special gift with us.
We extend a Special THANK YOU to Frank & Maria Amarante, Alvaro Costa and their respective committee who went over the top with the reception afterwards that completed a perfect evening and provided a delicious experience for all present. We are so proud of our youth for their contribution for the beautiful celebration. They proved they were the worthy owners of the New Church. Once again gratefully acknowledging the goodness of all of you. ~The Executive Committee
Fr. Hilary Silva, Carlos Rocha, Arlene Vierra, Anna Cabral, Odelta Cardoso, Randy Edwards, Chris Freeberg, Fred Honore, Bob Kelly, Rosemary Ouse, AnnaMarie Silveira and
Clint Wood.

For the security and wellbeing of our church, as parishioners please feel free to question anyone acting suspiciously on the Parish grounds, especially anyone present at odd times.

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The first phase of the Brick project is well on its way. Reserve yours today by going on line to or pick up a form available in the church bulletin racks. For more information or questions, call AnnaMarie 678-3961, Arlene 996-2077 or the parish office.
Pope Francis has asked all Catholics worldwide to use the months ahead as a time of preparation & Prayer for the World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia, Sept. 2015. God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your Son and our Savior, You have made us Your sons and daughters in the family of the Church. May Your grace and love help our families in every part of the world be united to one another in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family, with the aid of your Holy Spirit, guide all families, especially those most troubled, to be homes of communion and prayer and to always seek Your truth and live in Your love. Through Christ our Lord, Amen. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray of us!

The Year of Families

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