Served by the Scalabrinian
missionaries since 1890
911 E. Missouri Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri
Welcome to Holy Rosary Parish
where you will enjoy an exquisite taste of Italian spirituality. Colorful stained glass windows, 26 statues of Mary and the saints, and the richness of marble altars and memorial plaques place you in an Italian spiritual environment.
When the parish was founded in 1890, the Holy Rosary neighborhood was solidly Italian. The second and third generations of those Italian immigrants grew up, married and moved out of the area, often with their parents. Their move made room for new migrants, first Cubans and then Vietnamese.
Between 1950 and 1960, most of the Italian parishes staffed by the Scalabrini Missionaries across the United States became multi–cultural and multi–national.
The Missionary goal of the Scalabrini Community originally was for the Italian migrants and their descendants. The mission was extended to include migrants of all nationalities. It was a turning point and a re-birth for the Missionaries.
At Holy Rosary parish, a Vietnamese priest lived at the parish rectory from 1981 to 1991. He provided all religious and pastoral services to the Vietnamese community. In June 1991, the diocese established a Vietnamese parish and the Vietnamese priest became the pastor of that new parish.
The religious services in Vietnamese were discontinued at Holy Rosary. But the Vietnamese people living in the neighborhood and surrounding areas who have been attending Holy Rosary still participate in our church services. They are a vital part of our family community and they are welcome. The parish weekly bulletin has a section in Vietnamese. Since the 2004 Advent season, the gospel in Vietnamese is read on Sundays and on weekday masses.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.
Schedule for Sunday Masses
Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Holy Days and Feast Days, please consult the weekly bulletin for dates and times.
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anytime by appointment.
Annual Parish Celebrations
St. Joseph's Table
Our Lady of the Audience
Sunday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited.
Feast of the Holy Rosary