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.
Rosary Society Tentative Meeting Schedule 2020-2021
September 6 (1st Sunday) 10:30 a.m. Mass, Rosary at Grotto immediately following
October 11 12:00 p.m. Mass, meeting in Church immediately following
November 8 12:00 p.m. Mass, meeting in Church immediately following
December 13 12:00 p.m. Mass, meeting in Church immediately following
January 10 12:00 p.m. Mass, no meeting
February 14 12:00 p.m. Mass, no meeting
March 14 12:00 p.m. Mass, meeting in Church immediately following
April 11 12:00 p.m. Mass, meeting in Church immediately following
June 13 12:00 p.m. Mass, meeting in Church immediately following
All of the scheduling is subject to change due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. Please check weekly for possible changes.
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
“Turn to Mary most holy, your heavenly, Mother; pray to her with fervor, especially by means of the rosary; invoke her daily, in order to be authentic imitators of Christ in our day” Pope John Paul II
The Rosary Society has cancelled its November 14 th meeting in recognition of the installation of Fr. McCartney, as our new pastor, at the 12:00pm mass. All members are requested to attend this important ceremony. Please reach out to fellow Rosarians to make sure this information is received by all.
Our next meeting will our Christmas Luncheon. Check the following bulletins and our webpage for details about this and future meetings. Thanks to all who have sent in their dues. Please remember to send them in, if you have not already done so.
Our mass and meeting schedule this year will continue on the SECOND Sunday of the month. In anticipation of changing CDC guidelines, the Rosary Society will not reserve pews at the 10:30a.m. mass.
Please sit where you are most comfortable.
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.