Traditional Latin Mass since 1972

15 Pepper Street, Monroe, Connecticut 06468    Phone: (203) 261-8290

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Our Lady of The Rosary 

Address: 15 Pepper Street, Monroe CT 06468      

Phone: 203 261-8290   Emergencies Phone: 203 268-9200

"You can leave a message in English and Spanish."

We welcome Spanish-speaking guests, and confessions are heard in Spanish and English every Sunday and by appointment with the pastor.


Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel operates a thriving parish, complete with full-time Catholic school. Two Masses are offered daily, and various devotions and other ceremonies are provided during the liturgical year. Our parish guilds offer wonderful opportunities to become more involved as your time and interests permit.  We are always looking for volunteers to serve Mass, sing in the choir, or work in the church and grounds.  The enthusiastic participation of our parishioners is one of the hallmarks of Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, and we welcome your support and talents.


The Advisory Board of the Chapel met last week and discussed some of the maintenance projects that must be done around our Chapel. The top priority items right now, are a new carpet for the inside of the Chapel and a new roof on part off the Rectory/Convent building. These are the types of projects that are paid out of the ORCM Building fund collection which is taken up once a month on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We will be getting estimates on these projects and will pass them along when we have them, but in the meantime, the more generous you can be in our 2nd collection, the easier it will be to pay for these expenses when they come up.
Additionally, if you know of anyone in the business of doing either of these projects, that needs/wants the work and will give us a good deal on the costs, please let Joe Rotunda know.
Thank you.

Please keep us in your prayers during our pilgrimage to Europe and we will remember you before Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Fatima. Thank you.
Father Rodriguez.

Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary

100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions

Since 1917, Fatima has been one of the most important Marian shrines in the world.

May 13th, 1917 was a hard time for many living in this part of the world, as everyone found themselves in the middle of the first World War. But on this glorious day, a figure appeared to the three children: Lucia (10), Francisco (8), and Jacinta (6) who were tending to their sheep and She said:

“I am the Angel of Peace”. An apparition of ‘a woman all in white, more brilliant than the sun’ presented itself to the three children saying “Please don’t be afraid of me, I’m not going to harm you.” Lucia asked her where she came from and she responded, “I come from Heaven.”

She wore a white mantle edged with gold and held a rosary in her hand and asked them to pray and devote themselves to the Holy Trinity and to say the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world and an end to the war. Our Lady revealed that the children would suffer, especially from the unbelief of their friends and families, and that the two younger children, Francisco and Jacinta would be taken to Heaven very soon but Lucia would live longer in order to spread her message and devotion to the Immaculate Heart. In the last apparition She revealed her name in response to Lucia’s question: “I am the Lady of the Rosary.”

That very same day, 70,000 people had turned out to witness the apparition following a promise by Our Lady that would show the people that it was true. They all saw the sun make three circles, and zig-zag across the sky.

What is the central meaning of the message of Fatima?  "It is the exhortation to prayer as the path of “salvation for souls” and, likewise, the summons to penance and conversion."

Pilgrimage to Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima  100th Anniversary

June 19th – June 28th 2017,  For Our Rosary Chapel. Pilgrimage to Spain, Lourdes and Fatima.   




   Obituary Announcement
Information for those who lost their loved ones.

There will be a sign up sheet downstairs, for you to leave your information: name, phone number, and email if you would like to honor your deceased loved ones on our web page:
Thank you, Father Rodriguez.

Everyone is reminded that nothing is to be passed out or distributed at our Chapel without the permission of the Pastor.  Fr. Rodriguez

Please leave any new religious pamphlets or pictures you have for Father to review at the bookstore. Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel.

The 30 Gregorian Masses will be offered for Mrs. Marietta Costanzo by the Bishop and Priests in Argentina. If you would like to donate to pay for one or more of these Masses, there is a list in the back of the Chapel for you to sign up. Please make checks payable to Fr. Rodriquez.

Pray for the conversion of infidels: “O eternal God, turn Thy merciful eyes, as a good Shepherd, on so many lost sheep, who although not of the fold of thy Church, are nonetheless Thine, since Thou hast purchased them with Thy Blood!” St. Catharine of Siena.

Our guests in the month of April, the word passed?

I decided to write a few words from the master of this page: Regarding our young guests who visited us at Mass on Sunday, 04/23/2017, who decided to undertake work in the divine ministry of our God, and are in the seminary, at the beginning of their journey to serve God and our parishioners. Written by Fr. Rodriguez are three seminarians from Bishop Pivarunas' seminary in Omaha, Ne. Left to right, Bradley Parker (from Australia), Tien Le (From Vietnam),  and Denis McGuire (from our parish). They need great support and prayer from us parishioners to make their way through God this way is dreadful because we know that it is to the road very bumpy, especially in the present time. These new Catholic seminarians of our Catholic Traditional Catholic Mass are to be our way to God. I added photos and information that will allow us to approach their place where they learn to prepare for priestly work. God Bless.


Father Rodriguez welcomed three seminari-ans this week from Bishop Pivarunas’ seminary in Omaha, Ne. Left to right, Bradley Parker (from Australia), Tien Le (From Vietnam), Fr. Rodriguez, and Denis McGuire (from our parish). Denis will be receiving Tonsure in May and the other two will each be receiving Exorcist and Acolyte orders.


Little coffee after Mass combined with conversation with the parishioners.



Mark Pivarunas entered the religious life in September of 1974. After a year’s postulancy, he entered the novitiate on September 8, 1975, taking the religious name of Brother Mary Tarcisius. He made his first profession of vows on September 12, 1976. Four years later, on the same feast day, he made his final profession of vows in the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen.

Since his elevation to the episcopacy by the Most Reverend Moises Carmona on September 24, 1991, Bishop Pivarunas has founded and operated Mater Dei Seminary at his parish in Omaha.


General location: west central Nebraska
7745 Military Ave.
Omaha, NE 68134

Phone: (402) 571-4404
Fax: (402) 571-3383

Palm Sunday 

Commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where he would be crucified five days later. According to the Gospels, Jesus rode into town on a donkey as exuberant crowds hailed him as the Messiah and spread out palm branches and cloaks in his path.

The event commemorated on Palm Sunday is told in all four gospels (Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12). The Matthew narrative, the one most commonly read in services on Palm Sunday, tells the story this way: 

  Jesus Christ Gospel Ministry Maps  
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Question for Reflection

The crowds refused to see Jesus Christ as he truly was, placing their personal desires on him instead. Who is Jesus for you? Is he someone whom you want to satisfy your selfish wants and goals, or is he Lord and Master who gave up his life to save you from your sins?


When you approach the creche on Christmas Day and the rest of the Christmas season, do not leave without offering a deep prayer of gratitude to the Mother of God. Without Her, you would not have known salvation clothed in flesh.

From the entire staff, here at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, a very holy, happy Christmas to you and all those dear to you.

God Bless

Anyone can understand Christmas in just three sentences:

• I am a sinner.

• As a sinner I need a Savior.

• Jesus Christ is that Savior.

Christmas Bible Verses

1 Timothy 1:15-17

15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

May God, bless you. “Let your speech be ‘Yes, Yes; no, no.’” (St. Matthew v:37)

During his visit in 2016, Bishop Morello addressed the faithful in our Rosary Chapel with the following speach;

Dear Faithful,

May God bless all of you. This Holy Mass is celebrated for the good of your souls and for all of your relatives living and dead.

Today we celebrate, with the whole of Holy Mother Church, the First Sunday of Advent. Today we begin the preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord, and at the same time a new liturgical year begins; a year which will bring the hundredth anniversaries of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima.

Our Lady, in her immense charity, spoke to men in that year, 1917, in which the Communist Revolution in Russia was exploding. That great scourge which was going to cost the world 60 million deaths was beginning; a scourge which today has changed its economic practices while keeping its principles.


>>> The entire letter addressed to the faithful    


Newcomers are particularly welcome, and we invite you to introduce yourself to one of the priests.  He will be able to answer your questions concerning the traditional Latin Mass and the crisis in the Church, and guide you towards a fuller understanding of what your own role should be in these difficult times in which we live.

Our aim is to preserve the truth and beauty of our Catholic faith.  We invite all of you to participate in this our apostolate, and in particular by becoming shining examples of our true Faith by your everyday life, both spiritual and moral.  God calls us all to perfection, and our role is to answer that call with all the love and enthusiasm we have.  We look forward to seeing you soon!


Catholic consciousness is not of the heart, but of a strong belief and knowledge in the principles of Jesus Christ. The Catholic faith is never changing.

The complaint of Jesus Christ.

You call Me Master, but do not ask Me.

You call Me the light but do not see Me.

You call Me the way but do not go it.

You see My wisdom, but do not seek it.

You see My beauty but do not love Me. 

You call Me Rich, but do not ask Me.

Eternal you call Me, but do not seek Me. 

You call Me merciful but do not trust Me.

Noble you call Me but do not serve Me. 

You call Me the Almighty and do not worship Me.

And call me righteous and do not be afraid of Me.

When I condemn you, do not be surprised... 
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Come for Sunday Mass and rediscover the Catholic Faith as taught through the centuries...

Stay for breakfast afterwards and spend some time with us Sunday 10:00am after Mass.  We'd love to answer your questions and get to know you...

Regina Sacratissimi Rosarii, Ora Pro Nobis!