The Rosary Society is an organization for women of St. Mary’s Parish who are dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Grounded in love for Our Blessed Mother, our primary purpose is to promote awareness and devotion to the Rosary.
Our members are, first and foremost, women of prayer, who enjoy spiritual benefits from being united in fraternal charity with Rosary associations worldwide through the prayer of the Holy Rosary. We strive to comply with Pope Leo XIII’s apostolic constitution on the Most Holy Rosary as stated in our by-laws. Our women are confident in the knowledge that when we pray the Rosary with Mary, she intercedes for us before Our Father and before her Son, Jesus. In pondering the richness of the Gospel stories contained in the Rosary, our hearts, minds, and souls begin to understand God’s will in the joys and sorrows of our own lives. We want to make everyone aware of the special graces the prayer of Our Lady’s Rosary can bring.
The Rosary Society provides spiritual and social activities for its members and also the parish family. Our many events offer opportunities for prayer, friendship and building community. In working to produce these events, Rosary members discover the blessings of making spiritual friends. Unlike other friendships, women find companions who share spiritual help and support for one another on the journey of life.
Finally, the Rosary Society supports the parish by hosting one fundraiser- our annual Christmas Dinner in December. The proceeds from this event, as well as any funds leftover after organizational expenses, are given in charity to those in the parish family whose needs may be otherwise unmet. Meetings generally take place on the first Monday of the month, except in January and during the summer months. We currently have over 250 members with a goal that every woman in the parish will join us and share in the spiritual privileges of being a member as well as to give honor to Our Lady by praying and promoting the Rosary.
The Rosary Society promotes good fellowship among the women of the parish, and brings them together in events that are open to all:
With proceeds from Champions for Charity and our only fundraiser, the Annual Christmas Dinner, the Rosary Society supports the various needs of the parish community by making charitable contributions. Recent recipients include:
The Rosary Society is always looking for good women of all ages and all states in life to join us as members. Any woman who is registered and in good standing at St. Mary’s Church is eligible to join the Rosary Society to share in its many benefits and spiritual privileges. New members are inducted at a special Mass in April, but participation in any of our events is open to all. Dues are $20.00 per one year membership.
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