Fostering Devotion to Mary Through Prayer and Good Deed

Rosary Society of the Church of Saint Mary

1300 Northen Boulevard
Manhasset, New York 11030
Tel. 516-627-0385

About Us

Who We Are

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.

Women Who Share

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.

Women Who Care

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 Fosters Devotion to Mary…


  • We honor Mary with the prayer of the Rosary. Rosary members  individually strive to pray the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous  Mysteries at least once each week.
  • We say the Rosary together before each monthly meeting and at our Spiritual Events.
  • We ask Mary’s intercession for the sick and the deceased members of our Society.
  • Provide rosaries, coloring books, pamphlets and information on the Rosary at all events


…through prayer and good works…

The Rosary Society promotes good fellowship among the women of the  parish, and brings them together in events that are open to all:  

  • 3 Special Masses during the year, followed by a lovely lunch and an Induction Mass followed by a Communion Brunch
  • A Lenten Day of Recollection
  • Pilgrimage to a Marian Shrine
  • New Members Coffee –an informal way to learn about our group
  • The Living Rosary- participants form a human chain or prayer
  • Rosary 101, an evening of instruction for those who want to learn how to pray the Rosary


…for causes that would be dear to her heart.

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:  

  • Saint Mary’s Parish
  • Neumann House
  • St. Mary’s Elementary School
  • St. Mary’s High School
  • Caring Hands
  • IHM Sisters, Manhasset and Scranton

Becoming a Rosarian

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.

Contact Us or call Anne Welch at 516 627-0385