Serving Gate City Since 1889



Holy Rosary Catholic Church is:

  • A vibrant, diverse, and intimate worshipping community,
  • A historic parish of the Diocese of Birmingham with a rich history and beautiful 125 year old building, and
  • An astonishing community of missionary disciples serving our neighbors through the food bank & clothing closet, after-school, soccer teams, and summer programs.

Join us for Mass on Sundays and Wednesdays and join our efforts to meet Christ in Sacrament and Service.

Epiphany Proclamation

Know, dear brothers and sisters, that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Savior.  On the 14th day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.  On the 1st day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal Feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.  On the 13th day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  On the 20th day of May, the feast of Pentecost.  On the 3rd day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  On the 2nd day of December the First Sunday of Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Realizing the Kingdom of God:

The first apostolate of any parish is to worship the Lord and pray together in faith. From these encounters with the Lord and with each other flow so many works of charity, for faith without works is dead. The primary works that we have been called by God to undertake at Holy Rosary are:

Food Pantry And Clothing Closet

The Holy Rosary Food Pantry distributes food to over 500 households, approximately 1,300 individuals, from the surrounding community. Local participating families receive a large box of food once per month which includes canned goods, bread, meat and vegetables.

After-School & Summer youth Program

After school care provides a safe, fun and enriching place for approximately 120 children a week ranging on average from 6 years of age to 13 years of age. All ages are welcome.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Learning Center

This new initiative is aimed at increasing literacy among the youth that frequent our after-school program. The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Learning Center is located in the front part of the Rectory.  

Soccer Program

In the fall of 2016, 14 boys and girls participate with Holy Rosary Angels U10 Soccer Team while another 6 players participated in the U12 and U14 soccer teams in Irondale.

Normal Schedule

Sundays, Mass at 8:30am

Christian Education for Adolescents and Adults following on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of month.

Parish Potluck on 1st Sunday of each month.

Wednesdays, Mass at 8:00am

Parish Life