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Rosary Altar Society Mission Statement- Our mission is to lend our hearts, minds and hands to the ongoing celebration of our Catholic Faith and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary through recitation of the Rosary, works of charity and helping to meet the needs of our parish.
Ladies of the Parish..if you are not a member and are interested in joining, you are most welcome to come to a meeting.
Please note that we have only six brief meetings a year.- September, October, November, March April & May. There is no commitment required-you are welcome to do as much or as little as you wish and the dues are $15 per year. Our Rosarians are involved in several fund raising events– a bake sale & Basket raffle at Christmas and Eastertime, and some other possible surprises! Our efforts are used to help support: various parish ministries throughout the year.
if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our Membership Chairperson, Cathy Murray at 946-6662.
HOLY NAME OF JESUS ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY 2019-2020 CALENDAR
Recitation of Rosary @ 7:00 pm prior to all meetings in the Church
No meetings in Dec, Jan, or Feb
Wednesday, September 25 7:00 pm meeting
Sunday, October 20 10:00 am RAS Mass/Reception
Wednesday, October 23 7:00 pm meeting
Wednesday, November 20 7:00 pm meeting/cookie swap
Wednesday, December 4 6:00 pm Christmas Party
Sat & Sun, December 14 & 15 All Masses Bake Sale/Basket Raffle
Sunday, December 15 10:00 am Munchkins with Santa
Wednesday, March 25 7:00 pm meeting
Sat & Sun April 18 & 19 All Masses Bake Sale/Basket Raffle
Wednesday April 22 7:00 pm meeting
Wednesday, May 27 7:00 pm meeting
Sunday, May 31 10:00 am RAS Mass
Wednesday, June 3 6:00 pm Anniversary Dinner
ADDITIONAL CHURCH EVENTS FOR ROSARIAN PARTICIPATION - 2019
28 Sat 12:30-2:30 Halloween crafts -cafeteria
(Social Concerns, Maureen McLoughlin)
OCTOBER: all month collection of Halloween costumes (Social Concerns)
5 Sat 6:00 pm Italian Night (Parish)
12/13 Sat/Sun (to be announced) Fr. Nana food drive (Social Concerns)
19 Sat 11:30-12:30 Prayer Shawl Mtg – Fr Dave Room
26 Sat 2:00-4:30 Ice cream Social @ Maryknoll (Social Concerns)
End of month collection of unwanted Halloween candy (Social Concerns)
NOVEMBER: all month winter coat drive (Social Concerns)
2 Sat 12:30-2:30 Thanksgiving crafts – cafeteria (Social Concerns)
9 Sat 11:30-12:30 Prayer Shawl Mtg – Fr Dave Room
16/17 Sat/Sun at all Masses Sign-up -Thanksgiving Food Basket (Anthony Amiano)
21 Thurs 9:45 Thanksgiving Altar set-up
23/24 Sat/Sun at all Masses Thanksgiving Food Basket collection
25 Mon 9:45 Mass Book replacement
29 Fri 9:45 Advent Altar set-up
30/1 Sat/Sun at all Masses Christmas Angel sign-up (Brian and Gail Morrow)
7 Sat 12:30-2:30 Christmas crafts – cafeteria (Social Concerns)
16 Mon Christmas Angel Gifts Due
Every Tues 9:30-11:30 Prayer Shawl group meets to knit/crochet in the Fr Dave Library
Monthly meetings with recitation of the Rosary and fellowship with other Rosarians
Upkeep of Altar Linens
Shut-In Cookie Deliveries
Munchkins with Santa
October & May RAS Masses
RAS Breakfast Reception
RAS Scholarship Program
Provide assistance to Social Concerns when needed
Decorate the church for Christmas and Holy Week
In 1935 the Rosary Altar Society of Holy Name (the “Society”) was initiated by Fr. Vincent DiMichele. One of the founding members of the Society was Mrs. William Paul. She was a pivotal member of the Society serving on the Board for many years as President for 2 separate terms. The first President was Mrs. Gene Lynch and together with Mrs. Paul they initiated many activities that are still in place today.
At that time in the history of the parish, the church was located at the top of the hill on North Kensico Rd. Soon to be known as the chapel on the hill. The meetings were held in the basement hall of the chapel. The Society held many “socials” for the benefit of the parish which provided financial aid to the church. The main responsibility of the Rosary Altar Society was the decoration and adoration of the Altar and Sanctuary. This included cleaning of the altar, maintaining the candles, cleaning altar linens and fresh flowers.
Over the years, as the Valhalla community grew, Holy Name of Jesus enjoyed the same growth. Present day Society members have carried on past traditions and are also involved with other ministries of the parish. Society members are always ready and willing to lend a helping hand towards the betterment of Holy Name of Jesus Church.