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, Lisa Melo, Tony Mendes, Carmen Mora, Robert Mora Jr. , Jim Nichols, Maria Nunes, Kaiden Pacheco, Maria Pacheco, Maria Pires, Riley Rhoads,Isabella Rodrigues, Rob Rosa, Jeno Sanchez, Patrick Shields, Theresa Sherman, Sylvia Souza, Judith Teixeira, Rosa Teixeira, Antonio Estevao Vieira, Dave Vieira and David Wood. We pray for God’s 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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Important Parish News

**Bosom Buddies- Hilmar Breast Cancer Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept.1st at 6:00 p.m. at the Parish Center.

**There will be an Our Lady of the Rosary Celebration meeting in the Parish Hall on Thursday, Sept. 3rd at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend to begin planning our upcoming celebration honoring our Blessed Mother.

**RCIA
(The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) the first inquiry session begins Sept. 20th at 8:40 a.m. in the Parish Center. RCIA is not only for those adults who wish to become Catholic Christians, receive missed sacraments, but also, for those who wish to learn and grow more in the faith. For more information call the parish office at 667-8961. We take this opportunity to thank Christopher Freeberg for leading this ministry.

**Statue of Our Lady of the Rosary – Weeks are still available to take Our Lady to your home for a special week of prayer. Please call the parish office for availability. This week, Aug. 30-Sept. 6 Fatima Melo, Sept. 6-Sept. 13 John & Fatima Dias. Sept. 13-Oct. 4 are open & available .
The statue can be picked up in the sacristy after the 10AM Mass and retuned the following Sunday before the 10AM Mass.


**Marriage Prep Program …
is getting ready to begin new sessions. If you are engaged and need to complete the marriage prep requirement, it is not too late to register. Engaged couples meet with a mentor couple for five sessions. Sessions will begin on Sunday, August 30th at 11:15a.m.. For more information contact, Odelta Cardoso
648-4956.

**THIS IS YOUR PARISH
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.

**Leave Your Mark & Pave the Way= = = = = = = =
The first phase of the Brick project is well on its way. Reserve yours today by going on line to www.engravedbricks.com/campaign/holyrosary or pick up a form available in the church bulletin racks. Deadline for the first phase is September 10th. For more information or questions, call AnnaMarie 678-3961, Arlene
 996-2077 or the parish office.
  

**2nd quarter earnings from the SaveMart Shares program was $2,599.56. We thank the SaveMart Corp. for their generosity and remind you that all your purchases count. Please remember to use your card every time you shop. It makes a difference. Total contribution to date is $88,192.31
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

Here is the link to the World Meeting of Families
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