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 Meetings

The Rosary Society meets on the first Sunday of each month at the 10:30am Mass, after which we will meet with in the large school cafeteria on the following dates:

September 8 – Rosary in the Grotto

October 6 – Investiture of new members

November 3

December 8 – no meeting

January 5 – no meeting

February 2 – no meeting

March 8

April 5

May 3

June 7 – Year-end celebration


2018-2019 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.

Christmas Party: This year’s popular and well-enjoyed annual event, will be celebrated at Pompeii Restaurant on Saturday, December 8th. Members and guests are welcome to share an afternoon of Christmas cheer complete with prize raffles and our Winner-Take-Half drawing.

Annual Outing: Our annual outing, this year, will be a day-trip to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in the spring.

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


Rosary Society News

“Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendour.” – Saint Padre Pio, 1887-1968 AD

We hope that everyone had a wonderful summer! We welcome all members to our 82 nd service year on September 8th at the 10:30am mass followed immediately at the grotto as we gather to pray the Rosary together. All parishioners are welcome to join us.

Save the Date!!

Our annual Christmas Luncheon will be held on December 7, 2019 at Jonathan’s Restaurant. It is located on Jericho Turnpike just west of Herricks Road. Please watch for further specifics in the coming bulletins and on our webpage.

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

Please visit our webpage to read more about us and our current news. From the Notre Dame Parish website homepage, http://notredamenhp.com, hover your mouse over Formation, then down to Ministries, then left click on Rosary Society.

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.