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. Holy Rosary Church welcomes all persons and all families, with open hearts and open arms. We encourage all Catholics as well as those interested, to attend the Holy celebration of the Eucharist and the Lord, our Saviour, Jesus. We also offer sacramental preparation for members of our congregation and persons interested in becoming a member.
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.
Everyone has a calling, or vocation, in this life. How we respond to that call is unique to every individual – some of us are called to holiness through marriage, others through single life, as a priest, deacon or member of a religious community. If you are curious about vocations within the Church and would like to find out more, please visit the Archdiocese of Newark Office of Vocations.