Mission Statement

The Rosary Society of Notre Dame embraces our threefold ministry:

  1. To promote veneration of and devotion to our Blessed Mother through recitation of the Rosary and meditation on its Mysteries,
    2. To provide charitable service to the parish community, and
    3. To cultivate an active faith-based social/service network of multi-generational and multicultural membership in the Rosary Society.

We reinforce our spiritual mission at each meeting. Our opening includes the Pledge of Allegiance and the recitation of a decade of the Rosary. After a brief business recap, various speakers and entertainers are scheduled throughout the year followed by a variety of refreshments and baked goods. Future ministry and social events are discussed for input from our members during these meetings.


2019-2020 Meeting dates

September 8, 2019      Welcome meeting at the Grotto following 10:30am Mass, no meeting

October 6, 2019          Meeting following 10:30am Mass, large cafeteria, new member investiture

November 3, 2019      Meeting following 10:30am Mass, large cafeteria

December 8, 2019       10:30am Mass, no meeting

December 7, 2019     Christmas Party 12 pm-4 pm, Jonathans Restaurant

$50 per person – Prizes up to $100, details to follow at meetings and in Sunday bulletins

January 5, 2020           10:30am Mass, no meeting

February 2, 2020         10:30am Mass, no meeting

March 8, 2020             Meeting following 10:30am Mass, large cafeteria

April 5, 2020               Meeting following 10:30am Mass, large cafeteria

May 3, 2020                Meeting following 10:30am Mass, large cafeteria

June 7, 2020                Meeting following 10:30am Mass, large cafeteria, year-end celebration will be announced at future meetings and in the Sunday bulletins

The chair lift has been repaired for those members who have not been able to attend meetings because of the cafeteria stairs. We are pleased to welcome you back!

We are in the process of planning our events schedule. All events, including at least one outing, will be announced at our meetings and in the Sunday Bulletins. Please be sure to check the bulletin if you miss a meeting.

Please remember to mark your calendars and look for reminders in the Sunday bulletin!


2019-2020 Highlights

Retreat: A half-day annual Morning of Reflection is being scheduled to enhance our individual spirituality. We will look within ourselves, in stillness and silence, setting aside deadlines and obligations that dominate our daily lives. The date and venue will be announced in the bulletin and on this webpage.

Christmas Party: This year’s popular and well-enjoyed annual event, will be celebrated at Jonathan’s Restaurant on Saturday, December 7th at 12pm. Members and guests are welcome to share an afternoon of Christmas cheer complete with good food, song, prize raffles, and our Winner-Take-Half drawing.

Annual Outing: We are hoping to visit Cormaria Retreat House located in Sag Harbor for our annual outing in the spring. We are awaiting the go ahead from the house and should know by the end of 2019.

Fundraisers: These events are conducted throughout the year to support the spiritual and service missions of Norte Dame parish.


The Rosary Society News

“Mary is the mother, and a mother worries above all about the health of her children, she knows how to care for them always with great and tender love. Our Lady guards our health. What does this mean: Our Lady guards our health? I think above all of three things: she helps us grow, to confront life, to be free.”
Pope Francis

Our next meeting will be held on November 3, 2019 in the large school cafeteria after the 10:30am mass. Our guest speakers, Al and Ginger Petrocelli, are a husband and wife team who will share their personal journey of recovery and deepening devotion to Mary after their devastating loss on September 11, 2001. All members and non-members are welcome to join us for this moving presentation.

Reservations are limited for our annual Christmas Luncheon on December 7, 2019 at 12pm at Jonathan’s Restaurant located on Jericho Turnpike just west of Herricks Road. Reservations will be made on receipt of your $50 check on a first come basis. All are welcome for a fun afternoon of good food, music, raffles, and cheer!

Rosarians who wish to use the chair lift should make their need known at the conclusion of the 10:30am mass to one of the board members. An assigned Rosarian will assist in the operation of the lift.

Rosarians are requested to sit in the reserved pews at the front of the church on meeting Sundays.

We can be reached at RosarySocietyNDRC@gmail.com or leave a message at the Rectory 516-352-7203.


President:           Laurie Witkowski                        Correspondence Secretary: Louise DeFazio

Vice Presidents: Mary Malloy, Helen McGuire        Executive Secretary: Rae Monaco

Treasurer:          Anne Duffy                                Spiritual Director: Victoria Malone


We may be contacted by email at RosarySocietyNDRC@gmail.com or a message may be left for us at the rectory office 516-352-7203.