We Welcome All People

of Good Will

Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church

Located in Historic Downtown Jersey City

The First Italian Parish in The State of NJ

It's been 8 weeks since we were ordered to close the doors of our beautiful Church.  During this time we have been able to live stream Mass every day on Facebook.  We will continue to live stream Mass every day, Monday through Saturday at 8:30 am and on Sunday at 11:00 am.


Today, It is with great joy that I announce that the Archdiocese of Newark has given us the ok to implement Phase One of the re-opening of Churches throughout the Archdiocese.


Attached you will find the directive from the Archdiocese, 

"What to Expect When Public Masses Resume".


Below please see our plan to implement Phase One - opening the Church for personal prayer time and confessions...


Phase One Implementation Plan

Beginning On Sunday, May 17th the Church will be open from Noon-2pm every Sunday

(following the live-streamed Mass) for your personal prayer.

Monday through Friday the Church will be open from 11 am-1 pm.

On Saturday we will keep the Church closed in order to do a deep cleaning.

While the Church is open we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

  • Social distancing of 6' is required at all times.

  • No social gathering.

  • Masks are required at all times while in the Church (we do not provide masks).

  • Gloves are optional (we do not provide gloves). 

  • Please dispose of your trash in the receptacle provided in the vestibule (do not leave your trash in the pews).

  • There are no hymnals, prayer books, bulletins, magazines, etc.. in the Church

  • Please do not touch statues.

  • Please sit only in designated pews. 

  • Please use Purell upon entering and exiting the Church and after lighting candles.

  • Note that restrooms will remain closed.

  • Just a reminder that food and drink are not permitted in the Church at any time.


Confession will be heard from 2 pm-3 pm on Sunday.  Or by appointment, you can call the parish office to schedule.  One person at a time will be admitted to the Church. The line will form in the garden (practicing social distancing) and entrance will be from the side door to the Church during this time.


We ask that you please bear with us as we navigate Phase One...


We do not know the date for the implementation of Phase Two - as always, we will keep you informed as we get news from Newark.


We, the People of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, rooted in traditions are working to do the will of God in today's world. We welcome each person to celebrate the Eucharist and to help create harmony for the good of all in His kingdom.


Founded in 1885, Holy Rosary Church is the oldest Italian Roman Catholic Church in the state of New Jersey. It’s congregation now reflects the growing “tapestry of nations” that makes up the demographics of Historic Downtown Jersey City.

The Latin word sacramentum means “a sign of the sacred.” The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God’s saving presence.


Register as a Parishioner

Registration cards are located in the Church and can be picked up at any Mass, or you may also visit our Parish office to complete a registration form in person, or just fill out the form right here!

Online Giving

Click here to visit our e-giving page! E-giving is designed to enable you to contribute online and transfer funds electronically, providing the same confidentiality that you are accustomed to plus the convenience that online services offer.

Weekly Bulletin

If you missed this week's copy of our weekly bulletin, don't worry - you can get it here!

Easter Flower

and Decorations

You can help defer the cost of the Christmas Flowers and Decorations for Holy Rosary. Please complete this Order Form, cut it out and return it with your donation either in the weekly collection or to the Parish Office. Thank You!

Our History

A Building of Countless Memories… A Sanctuary to Our Lady!

La Festa Italiana

Our annual old world street festival, La Festa Italiana, brings back time-honored traditions and introduces new surprises each year – there’s something for everyone at La Festa Italiana!


Mass Schedule:


Monday - Saturday  8:30am

Saturday - 5:00pm Vigil

Sunday -  8:30am Italian

                 10:00am English

                 11:30am English 


Very Rev. Jerzy (Jurek) R. Zasłona, Pastor

Christina Szpala, Parish Secretary

Anne Romain, Dir. Of Religious Education Nicholas J. Grillo, Music Director/Organist Edward J. Cevetello, Trustee

Joseph Parisi, Trustee


Suzanne Carr

Nidia Colon

Robert Mauriello

Nicole Raia

Teresa Saltarella

Frank Sisinni

Michael Toto

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