Welcome to the online home of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Elysburg, PA
Parish Office Hours:
Monday -- Thursday: 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday: Closed


Tuesday & Thursday Morning Mass at 8 AM
One weekend Mass
(Please check our Facebook page for updates.)
These masses are recorded and may be viewed at any time.

Please note:
Our 10:30 Sunday Mass which has been celebrated outdoors will now be moved inside for the winter months.  The church is sanitized after each mass and masks are required.  You must sanitize as you enter and then again before receiving the Holy Eucharist.  We realize that some of you may not feel comfortable returning to mass in the church; we will  broadcast the audio of the service to the main parking lot and a Eucharistic Minister will bring communion out to you as it is being distributed in church.  Please turn your headlights on when the Minister exits the building so that he or she will know where you are.

We are continuing to abide by Pennsylvania and Diocesan guidelines for masses and activities.

 UPDATE as of November 17, 2020:
Masks must be worn at all times while on the church premises.
All meetings, activities, and hall bookings are cancelled until further notice.
Existing fundraising orders (pies, pumpkin rolls, halupki) will be filled. (We have a small socially distanced and masked crew working).
At this time there is no change to our mass schedule.


(When receiving Holy Eucharist we ask that you approach with your mask on, receive the host, then move to the side and place the host in your mouth. Do Not remove your mask.Your cooperation through all of these mandates has been wonderful, THANK YOU!)

THANK YOU to all that continue to support our parish with your offering envelopes or by using WeShare (available by signing up through the image to the right).

 
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Do we have your email address?  We sure would like to ... we promise that we won't abuse it but it will be most helpful to keep in touch.  Please send a message to either Sheila or Pat including your name (and your address and phone number if you have recently moved or changed from a landline to mobile) and we will update our records.  Thank you.  Here are the addresses--just be sure to eliminate the spaces around @!
Sheila:  sheila @ qmhr. net
Pat: pat @ qmhr.net


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, November 29: First Sunday of Advent

Oplatki (Christmas Wafer) will be available after all masses on December 12 & 13 (while supplies last).

Thursday, December 24: Christmas Eve Mass at 3 PM   (This mass will begin with a music prelude at 2:30 PM.  Both the prelude and the mass will be livestreamed to our Facebook page.

Thursday, December 24: Christmas Vigil Mass at 6 PM

Thursday, December 31: No vigil mass (this mass is listed in your offering envelope mailing but has been cancelled)

Friday, January 1: Mass for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 9 AM

Important --- Please note that seating for all masses will be limited due to social distancing restrictions; masks are mandatory.  Attendance at each service is limited to approximately 75 parishioners. The live stream of the 3 PM Mass on December 24 will be available in the Father Slough Hall where overflow seating will be provided.



Advent began on November 29.  Advent materials included in the November 22 bulletin including daily readings are available here:
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Best Advent Ever.  Here's the link to this program based on the Gospel readings of Advent.



This year due to COVID we are unable to display our tree but we do want to continue our tradition of supporting Birthright, especially during these trying times. We are collecting gift cards and monetary donations. Complete details are in the bulletin.  Thank you in advance for your support.


Once again we will be participating in the local Toys for Tots program. NEW, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the Parish Office or brought along to Mass to be collected as you enter the vestibule. These toys are distributed locally through various charitable organizations to area families. Please consider making a child happy on Christmas morning by donating a new toy, game, book, bike, etc….