From the Desk of Father Jurek

This welcome message from Fr. Jurek, Pastor of Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City appeared in the La Festa Italiana 2013 Commemorative Journal and we’d like to share Fr. Jurek’s beautiful message with you.


Dear Friends,


It is my distinct honor and sincere pleasure to welcome you to our 110th La Festa Italiana at Holy Rosary Church.


One hundred ten years ago, our forefathers brought to this parish their new home and heartfelt traditions steeped in a deep devotion and abiding faith in our good Lord, Jesus Christ and adoration of Our Blessed Mother. These traditions have strengthened the core of our parish enabling us to grow, evolve and continue to embrace new parishioners from across the global community.


Today, we honor and thank our founders for providing us with a strong faith-filled foundation that has sustained Holy Rosary over the past 128 years.


During La Festa Italiana 2013 we will celebrate our 110th Novena to Our Lady of Assumption and our Triduum to St. Rocco. Every year at La Festa Italiana we celebrate all that is good about our faith, our devoted traditions, our heritage, our loving parish family and friends. I pray you will enjoy five incredible evenings of good food, dancing in the street and fellowship that will give you cherished memories to last a lifetime. In the midst of all the merriment, everyone is invited to take a quiet moment and step inside our beautiful church to say hello and a word of gratitude to the One who is in charge of us all. Also remember He is here every day waiting for you and you are always welcome to become part of Holy Rosary’s spiritual family.


Thank you for visiting La Festa Italiana’s website. Please feel free to get to know us through our stories, photographs, sponsors and vendors. And if you wish to take part in La Festa Italiana 2014, either as a vendor, sponsor or volunteer, please contact us; our staff will do everything possible to help you take part in our 5-day festival. On behalf of our parish family, my sincere thanks for your continued generous support of La Festa Italiana at Holy Rosary Church. May God bless each of you bountifully with His loving grace.


Yours in Christ,


Rev. Jerzy R. Zaslona




General Chairman