The Rosary Society of Notre Dame embraces our threefold ministry:
- 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
January 5, 2020 10:30am Mass, no meeting
February 2, 2020 10:30am Mass, no meeting
March 8, 2020 Meeting following 10:30am Mass, Convent
April 5, 2020 Meeting following 10:30am Mass, Convent
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!
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
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid; for behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
The Rosary Society would like to thank all who attended our Mini Retreat and shared in this deeply personal and reflective exploration of the paradigm of relationship, identity, and mission. Relating back to Our Blessed Lady’s experiences, Deacon John led us through witness of his personal journey to openness in receiving something greater than himself which drives his ongoing transformation still today. Many thanks, Deacon John!
Our next Rosary mass will be on March 8, 2020 at the 10:30am mass. We are excited to announce that we will meet in the convent dining room after the 10:30am mass. As there are no steps to maneuver, we hope that all rosarians will be able to attend.
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: Joan Marchiselli 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.