Worship and Spiritual Community

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In our struggle to live in the secular world we are challenged to be Christians, not just on Sundays, but in all that we are and all that we do. The Cursillo movement is a renewal ministry of the Roman Catholic Church which promotes a revitalization of the world. The transference of Christ’s values to others in families, schools, workplaces and all environments is the Christianization that Cursillo promotes. Cursillo develops in adult Christians a consciousness of their power and mission to become leaders in the work of Christian renewal, while sustaining them through Christian community. The Cursillo method enables a means for participants to expand their prayer life, have an ongoing study program, and share their faith. The Cursillo community meets at Holy Rosary on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Family Room. If you would like more information, please visit memphiscursillo.com.

Contact: Mairead Deehan, 230-7577; Bill Bates, 461-6677



Days of Recollection are offered to students who are preparing to receive First Communion and Confirmation. Students enrolled in public schools are welcome to join these retreats at the appropriate grade level. All students preparing for Confirmation and/or First Eucharist are required to participate in their respective retreat.

Contact: Mrs. Laina Haff, 685-1231


The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus is our greatest gift from God. Come, adore Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. He quietly waits for us. Adoration begins after 8:15 a.m. Mass on the First Friday of each month and closes with Mass & Benediction at 7:00 p.m. To sign up for an hour, call Lynn Cozart.


Contact: Ms. Lynn Cozart, 685-7819.

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The Spiritual Life Committee advises the Pastor regarding the celebration of liturgical rites in accordance with Church norms. In addition, the committee also assists the Pastor in coordinating adult education opportunities and Parish Mission speakers.

 Contact: Parish Office, 767-6949



The Liturgy of the Word for Children is celebrated during the

10:30 a.m. Mass every Sunday. The children (K-2nd grade) are in the Assembly with their families during the Introductory Rites and the Opening Prayer. Then they, led by their ministers, are dismissed to the Family Room. There they hear the Scripture Readings, adapted to their level of understanding. Their ministers guide them in their shared reflections to see how those Readings apply to their lives today. After responding to an adapted version of the Creed and the General Intercessions, they return to join their families in the Assembly to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Contact: Fr. Jim Martell, 767-6949.



Holy Rosary conducts a Parish Mission for the spiritual benefit of our parishioners every one or two years, generally during Lent. The members of the Parish Mission Team are usually the same as the Spiritual Life Committee. Volunteers are needed to do promotional work for the mission.  Volunteers are also needed to serve as greeters and ushers or to organize and serve at any receptions that might be held. 

Contact: Fr. Jim Martell, 767-6949.



The Rosary Makers gather monthly on the second Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Teachers’ Lounge to make rosaries for the Parish and community to promote the message of Mary through her Rosary.

Contact: Mr. Jimmy Turner, 753-4130, .


The Altar Society was established at Holy Rosary in 1955 by a group of parishioners to maintain the overall care of the sanctuary of our Lord.  They also provide the linens necessary for the celebration of the Mass and other liturgical celebrations; care of the Priests’ vestments and altar servers’ attire worn while serving at Mass. If unable to be an active member, auxiliary members are more than welcome.

Contact: Mrs. Liz Powers, 683-1882