Church of the Holy Rosary

Playground Playdate

Looking for something to do with the kids after school? Then come socialize with other parents while our kids play together on the playground.

Join us on September 22nd at 3:15 pm at Two Rivers Park playground next to Wave Country. Contact Alice Murphy at or 703-969-1987 for more info.

Holy Rosary PREP sign-up form and safety guidelines for 2020-2021

Please use this form to sign up your children for PREP:

Please review these important Holy Rosary PREP safety guidelines for 2020-2021:

  • Parents must sign a liability waiver
  • Catechists and aides must have their temperature taken prior to entering the classroom. Students will also have their temperature taken digitally (contactless). The temperature must be below 100.4 in order to enter the building.
  • Students are asked to wear masks as will catechists and aides
  • Parents will sign students in outside. We intend to limit parents that are in the building.
  • We require that students sanitize their hands as soon as they enter the building.
  • Desks, classrooms, high touch surfaces will be sanitized BEFORE and AFTER PREP classes.
  • Please have students use the restroom BEFORE coming into the building–just to limit the movement.
  • No food will be allowed in the building. No water fountains will be accessible. Students may bring a water bottle but must take it with them when they leave.
  • Students MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED! We will not be able to accept a student into class without being registered previously. Often families show up the first day of class and sign up–this will not be allowed.
  • A “virtual-only” option will be available for the Fall semester….we will re-evaluate this option in December/January

Ladies Online Bible Study

You are invited to join a LADIES ONLINE BIBLE STUDY Tuesday nights on Zoom 8:30 – 9:30 pm September 15 – November 3

Courageous Virtue: A Bible Study on Moral Excellence for Women study materials will be provided by the young families ministry and can be picked up at the church office or ordered on Amazon or

Please RSVP to Alice Murphy at for the Zoom link.

Ordination Reception for Father Garcia-Mendoza

Ordination Reception for Father Garcia-Mendoza
Sunday, Aug 16
2:30 pm until ?
Holy Rosary Gym Foyer

Since only invited guests can attend his First Solemn Mass here at Holy Rosary because of covid restrictions, Deacon Juan Carlos would like to invite you to stop by to say your goodbyes.

Light finger foods, iced tea, and cake will be served.
Social distancing guidelines will be in place.

We wish him well on his new assignment at St. Rose in Murfreesboro. We are all so very proud of him and wish him many, happy blessings.

TIME CHANGE for Mass for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Hi Holy Rosary families, the Mass this Saturday is listed incorrectly in the bulletin. 7:30 am is the correct start time

Father Steiner will be praying in a special way at the 7:30 am Mass for the Feast of the Assumption on Saturday, Aug 15 for all our parishioners that are confined to their home because of COVID-19, or any other reason.

If you, or someone you know, would like to be included at this Mass or would like to be added to a list to be informed about virtual or online spiritual opportunities, please email our DRE Cheryl Pryor at with a name and email.

Please email this info by Friday, August 14th. 

Prayer for our Parish Mission

UPDATE: sign up forms for the mission are here. There are four nights to choose and you can select either gym seating for church seating.

Leading up to our Parish Mission, Fr. Steiner asked that families say this prayer in support of the mission:

Heavenly Father, in a short time our parish will begin its special time of mission.

Open the hearts and minds of each one of us so that we might receive your word with eager joy. Let this parish and its members be the “good ground” in which the sower’s seed will take deep root and produce an abundant harvest.

Bless the missionary who will break open your word for us with his preaching. May he be a gentle but ardent and faithful servant of your good news.

Help us to invite and welcome into our parish community all of those who may feel distant from your loving care. May charity and our witness of faith help them to find you once again.

Through the intercession of Mary, your Mother and first disciple, help us to make this local community of faithful disciples. May this parish mission strengthen our faith and help us in our desire to serve you until “your kingdom come and your will be done.”

We ask you through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.


Parish Mission: Why Be Catholic?

UPDATE: sign up forms for the mission are here. There are four nights to choose and you can select either gym seating for church seating.

Join us during this Year of Mercy August 30th through September 3rd, 2020 for our Parish Mission and Healing Service entitled: Why Be Catholic?

Fr. Ken Geraci, lived the life of the prodigal son for most of his young adult life. Raised in a nominally Catholic family, who only lived the externals of the faith, Fr. Ken left the Catholic Church for many years. During that time he worked as a business professional in Advanced R&D and software testing; a few years into his career he joined a few of his co-workers in establishing a 4.5M Internet software company. Focused on money, fitness and success, he made little room for God; but God did not give up on him. During this journey, God presented him with challenges that forced him to question his personal beliefs and the question “What is Truth?” Through a series of conversions, years of struggle, study and questioning, Fr. Ken found his way from agnosticism, to non-denomination Christianity and ultimately back to the Catholic Church.

Fr. Ken joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and was ordained in 2012. Having lived a secular existence, Fr. Ken has a great understanding of the personal and societal pressures that individuals face and knows what it is like to “hate coming to church.” This mission is for people of all ages and levels of faith, from those who are madly in love with Jesus, to those who pretty much cannot stand church or religion. Regardless of your level of faith come and experience God’s Divine Mercy!

Mission subjects

  • Sunday – What did Jesus Do – Church or Spirituality?
  • Monday – Why do we do that as Catholics?
  • Tuesday – Jesus the Divine Mercy
  • Wednesday – Two Obstacles to Healing
  • Thursday – How to Pray the Mass

Sunday – Wednesday – Confession one hour prior to the Mission at 5:30 pm followed by the Mission talk and Eucharistic Exposition 6:30 – 7:30 pm with an additional confession to follow Benediction

New Event: Holy Rosary Beautification Day

Saturday, August 1st, 9 am – 3 pm

This is an awesome opportunity to volunteer together and spruce up our campus.
We will be cleaning up the church, sidewalks, steps, and landscape.

Come for the whole day or just for a few hours.

You will also have a chance to meet our new Principal and Operations Manager.
Lunch and cleaning supplies will be provided but don’t forget water and sunscreen.

If you have a power washer you can bring, please note that when you sign up.