History


The history of the parish dates back to the early 18th century. In 1710, Boone's Chapel was founded, and it is said to have been the place of Baptism of the late Baltimore Archbishop John Carroll, who in 1789 became the nation's first Catholic bishop. The chapel, which eventually led to the establishment of Most Holy Rosary Church, was used until about 1842. Since then, time and weather have deteriorated the chapel completely, and now a giant oak tree, with the circumference of 25 feet at the bottom, stands as a memorial of the historic chapel. A few markers and monuments still stand in the cemetery, as well as a few wooden crosses. Some have names, but many others remain unmarked.



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Who We Are

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1858 ~ A Faith-Filled Past ~ 2018

Our Mission

 

The Church of the Most Holy Rosary, a canonical parish of the Archdiocese of Washington, linked to the Apostolic ministry of the Catholic Archbishop of Washington, is a community of humble, caring, and loving disciples of Jesus Christ. Bonded to Jesus through the Eucharist, the "source and summit" of the Christian life, we are empowered by his Spirit to carry on his mission of reconciliation, proclaiming the Kingdom of God.



  1. Make a joyful noise.

    Join our choir at the 5 pm Saturday Mass or Sunday  at 9 am or 11 am.

  2. Be a greeter/usher

    This is a great way to get to know other parishioners.

  3. Join our Hospitality Committee, Knights of Columbus, or Parish Council