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.

The Rosary Society meets on the first Sunday of each month at the 10:30am Mass, after which we will gather in the school cafeteria for the scheduled meetings during our 2018-2019 service year.

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

“In trial or difficulty, I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.”

                                                              -Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

 

The Rosary Society is pleased to welcome Paul Levine, horticulturist (affectionately known as Pauly the Plant Guy) to our next meeting! He will be discussing plant care complete with a demonstration and a Q&A session. Our raffles will include a beautiful floral arrangement donated by City Line Florists in New Hyde Park.

 

Plans are underway for our annual trip. Everyone who is interested in joining is requested to attend the April 7th meeting. We must have a confirmed number of participants in order to reserve a bus. The venue has been changed to Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor. Check it out at https://www.cormaria.org/

 Our next Rosary mass is on April 7, 2019 at the 10:30 mass. All Rosarians are requested to sit in the reserved pews at the front of the church. We will meet in the large cafeteria after mass.

 

Future Meetings:

April 7, 2019                  Meeting following 10:30am Mass, large cafeteria

May 5, 2019                   Meeting following 10:30am Mass, large cafeteria

June 2, 2019                   Meeting following 10:30am Mass, large cafeteria,

Officers:

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.