Altar Rosary Society

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President:          Patricia Jones-President
Vice President:  Marie Rahilly
Secretary:          Patty DiFrancesco
Treasurer:          Dorothy Archer


St. Andrew’s Altar Rosary Mission Statement:

  • Our mission is to spread devotion to Mary, our Blessed Mother, through recitation of the Rosary, works of charity, distribution of Rosary pamphlets, Rosary beads, and the supply of necessary articles for the decoration and maintenance of our sanctuary.
  • We reach out to the women of our parish by announcing and inviting all to join us at our monthly meetings that include recitation of the Rosary, refreshments and fellowship; while encouraging them to become members of the Society.
  • Visitation to homebound parish or Rosary members to offer prayer and ministry upon request.


Duties performed by St. Andrew’s Altar Rosary:

  • All members have monthly linen duties. Each member has a month designated in which they are responsible for laundering the fingertip towels, purificators and corporals that are used on the Altar during mass.
  • The Rosarians meet once a month, recite the Rosary, pray intentions and enjoy refreshments and fellowship. We invite all ladies of the Parish to join us every month.
  • The Rosarians do not meet in January or February.
  • The December meeting is celebrated with a Christmas Party.
  • Fundraisers are held throughout the year on an “as needed” basis.

Our works of charity and annual events are:

  • Gifts for children making their Confirmation
  • Gifts for First Communicants
  • All purchases of Altar linens
  • Laundering of all altar linens and vestments
  • Financial donations to St. Vincent De Paul Pantry at Thanksgiving and Christmas and anytime of need throughout the year.
  • Any donations that are requested by ministries of St. Andrews Parish are fulfilled upon request. Ie: St. Andrew’s Youth Group
  • May Crowning of the Blessed Mother is held the Sunday after First Holy Communion is celebrated. The First Communion children take part in a procession, placing flowers by the statue of the Blessed Mother. All flowers on the Altar and for the Blessed Mother are provided by the Altar Rosary Society.

The Altar Rosary Society celebrated 85 years of service 
to the Parish of St. Andrews in October 2014.