Holy Rosary Catholic Parish will celebrate 100 years of serving the greater Edmonds area at a special centennial mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.
Catholic communities in Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace got their start at Holy Rosary. In 1955, the eastern area of Holy Rosary Parish became the parish of St. Pius X in Mountlake Terrace. In 1963, the northern area of Holy Rosary Parish formed the parish of St. Thomas More in Lynnwood.
Joining the Rev. Kenneth Haydock of Holy Rosary in presiding over the Mass of Thanksgiving will be Seattle Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett.
Immediately following the mass will be a celebration picnic at the parish grounds, 630 7th Ave. N. in Edmonds. Current and former parishioners as well as the general public are invited to attend.
The event will also feature “Holy Rosary 100 Years: Community of Love”, a book by Jan D’Arcy recounting parish history and a new parish cookbook.
“Our predecessors have left an admirable legacy that we will continue to build on one another, and to reach out to those in need, now and in the future,” observed the Rev. Haydock.