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+ In Memoriam +

-see section below-

March 9, 2013

  Msgr. Hector Francisco de la Cruz, Ripoll, OSF passed away.  For over 20 years he had visited the Chapel and provided the Sacrament of Confirmation and pastoral guidance as Catholic bishop. 

Msgr. Ripoll resided in Yucatan, Mexico.  Msgr. Ripoll was among the Catholic bishops who resisted modernism in the Church and continued to offer the Traditional Latin Mass and administered the Sacraments in accord with the traditional Rites of the Roman Catholic Church.  His episcopate stemmed from Archbishop  Thuc of Vietnam.  Msgr. Ripoll had entered the Franciscan Order in 1962.

He remained a faithful son of St. Francis until the end.


Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord, And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. 

 May He Rest In Peace.  

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel

205 Fulton Street

Elgin, IL. 60120

P.O. Box 5501

Elgin, IL. 6021-5501

(847) 508-9513


Chapel Priest:
Fr. Ronald Brown, Spiritual Director of the Sodality of Our Lady

Advisory Board:
Dr. Miguel Conrado, MD
Richard Donnelly, (Sodality of Our Lady)

Dr. Dan Crone, Ph.D. (Sodality of Our Lady)

Mick Hacklin

Emil Francis Ballano, RN

Altar & Rosary Society:

Dr. Dan Crone, President

Veronica Ballantine, Secretary

members meet for the Rosary prior to Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month and  have a regular meeting the 3rd Saturday of the month following Holy Mass 

Altar Servers:

Fr. Brown

servers meet twice monthly for instructions, latin.  please see Fr. Brown if interested in serving Holy Mass


as scheduled/see the Sunday bulletin

Educational Programs:

Dr. Dan Crone, Ph.D.


members of the Altar and Rosary Society assist with the cleaning and general upkeep of the Chapel  as scheduled. 

Sodality of Our Lady:

Fr.  Brown, Chaplain & Spiritual Director

the Sodality meets the 1st Saturday of each month following Holy Mass


Michael Joseph

Mick Hacklin

Bob Basener

Dan Crone

Choir Director:

Mrs. Eileen Basener

Miss Marissa Palmiter, Organist


if interested in participating in visits to local Nursing Homes for the Rosary please contact:

Russell & Dolly Steiger

Myrna Cruz

St. Francis Shop

Mary Palacios

-Rummage Sales-

please see Mary Palacios or Russell Steiger