Welcome to Holy Rosary
"Make disciples, that's all!"
Hello and welcome to Holy Rosary Catholic Church's webpage. I am Fr. Ken Ramon-Landry its proud pastor and though we are small in numbers we are large in heart. We are an African-American parish established in 1949 by Bishop Gerow and even though our main ministry is to the African-American community all are welcome to be a part of us! This webpage comes after prayer and thought of how to be so few and to try to reach out to the many. We want this to be not only for members of our parish but for those who want to be friends of Holy Rosary as well. This website will be informational, catechetical, formational and hopefully fun. If you were a parishioner here ...contact us...we would love to know where you are now. If you want to be a parishioner here contact us...we would love to have you as part of our family. If you want us to pray for you add your name to our prayer list. Enjoy, explore, and let us know what you think.
Graces to you all and pray for us, Fr. Ken.
MEET OUR CLERGY
Fr. Ken Ramon-Landry
Fr. Ken comes to us from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lumberton and St. Joseph's in Poplarville where he has served since 1998. He has also served in Laurel, Waynesboro, Ocean Springs, Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian as seminarian, deacon, intern and "baby priest."
He is a Biloxi native though he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Bud and Joy Landry on Dec. 11, 1954. His dad died in 1988, shortly after he became a priest in Jan. 1987. He had the privilege of honoring him with a Christian burial. His mother later married his dad's brother and now lives in Vancleave, MS. He has 3 sisters who are living and 6 brothers, "2 who adopted us and a great number of nieces, nephews and a few great nieces and nephews."
He has numerous degrees including: BS in Pre-Professional Psychology with minor in Religious Studies, History and Philosophy, and a BA degree in Spanish from USM. Another BA degree in Church Music and Liturgy from St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, IN. A Masters degree from Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. And the time demands of his ministry took him away from his Pre-Doctoral paper. He also serves as adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph Seminary-College.
His hobbies include playing piano, composing music, gardening and reading (several books a month on theology, psychology and ministry supervision).
Knight of Columbus
Did you realize Holy Rosary has a Knights of Columbus Round Table at Holy Rosary? Would you want to be a part of a fraternal group of men who seek charity above all things and help with vocations and support the church? See Frank, Arthur, Joe and many others who are a part of this worthy organization and become involved today!! Thanks to all those who said yes to be a KC.
We Support Holy Rosary
If there are community events at Holy Rosary that are open to the wider community, please be sure to let Monique at Sacred Heart and Fr. Ken know so that we can help Holy Rosary continue to grow and thrive. Please contact Monique @ 601-583-9404.
At Holy Rosary Catholic Church, we know that inspiration opens hearts. An open heart is an open mind and an open mind is one that can practice tolerance, experience gratitude and feel the glory of God. It is our belief that God is present in all of us, but His active presence can only be felt through faith in Him. We are dedicated to the service of God and all his people, and our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and our services. We invite you to become a part of our growing congregation.