Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish was built in 1955 with the first Mass celebrated Christmas Eve of 1955.

The first Pastor was The Most Rev. O. L. Kaufman, who, with the Bishop’s approval, selected the name of our parish. 

At this time, we have over 400 families registered at 

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish. 

Our Mass times are 5 pm Saturday and 8 and 10 am Sunday.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 6th - (Students only)

        7-8th Grade Lenten Retreat with Dinner


Saturday, March 9th -

        First Eucharist Workshop with

  Students & Parents 9:30-11:30 am


Wednesday, March 13th -

Passover Seder Dinner for

6th graders and their parents


The Knights of Columbus will award up to three scholarships of $500.00 each. The CDA has teamed up with the Knights and will offer up to two scholarships. Graduating seniors who are a member, or children of a member of the Father Kaufman Council # 6977 or are members of Holy Rosary and are planning to attend college/trade school/military are eligible. Completed applications should be returned to the parish office by Friday, April 5th, 2024. Awards will be awarded at the Senior Breakfast.

Link for Scholarship:

Knights of Columbus Scholarship


If school is called off because of bad weather at Glenwood Community Schools, there will be no Mass that day,  the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed, and there will be no adoration for that day.  If the snow day occurs on a Wednesday, there will be no Faith Formation.

Did you know that “leap” years have a Catholic origin?


Pope Gregory XIII is to blame for this extra day in February!


Happy February 29th! We’ve waited four years to say that!


Every four years, we encounter a peculiar anomaly in our calendar—the elusive “leap year,” a funny extra day tacked onto the month of February.


While you may know that this additional day helps us keep our calendars aligned with the solar year, you may not know that leap years have a Catholic origin!


The concept of leap years traces back to Julius Caesar’s introduction of the Julian calendar, but it was Pope Gregory XIII who refined and implemented the Gregorian calendar in 1582. This calendar adjustment, overseen by the Catholic Church, aimed to rectify discrepancies that had accrued over centuries and ensure greater accuracy in tracking time.


It may seem random that the Catholic Church would be the institution overseeing changes in the calendar. But it makes sense when we realize that the Church’s greatest feast was being affected by the inaccuracies of the system.


The Council of Nicaea set the date of Easter for the Sunday after the first full moon of spring, which began on March 21st. Noticing that the current calendar was out of sync with the spring equinox, Pope Gregory quickly realized that Easter was slowly being pushed out later into spring and that it would eventually move into summer.


In his papal bull, issued on February 24th, 1582, Inter gravissimas, Pope Gregory introduced his plans to rectify the current calendar. In Inter gravissimas, he laid out the new calendar, later named the Gregorian calendar, which introduced an additional day to February every four years.


If this already seems a little complicated and funny, just wait. To provide greater accuracy, years divisible by 100 wouldn’t have a leap year unless they were divisible by 400. So, while 1900 skipped the leap year, 2000 joyously celebrated it.


As we navigate through another leap year, let us not only marvel at the intricacies of our calendar but also acknowledge the profound impact of Pope Gregory’s intervention. In the leap year, we find a tangible reminder of the enduring legacy of the Catholic Church—a legacy that extends far beyond the confines of the ecclesiastical realm into the very fabric of our culture. As Catholics, we’ve got a history to be proud of. As we recognize some of the Catholic Church’s impact on our culture this leap year, let us take this opportunity to dive even deeper into our own marvelous heritage. 


Acquired from: https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed