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Altar & Rosary Society

The Altar & Rosary Society of the Church of St. Mary consists of all the women who belong to the parish. The purpose of the organization is to unite all the women of the parish in religious, educational and social activities. A president, vice president, secretary and treasurer are elected each April for a one (1) year term. The Altar & Rosary Society meets every fourth Thursday from September through April. Current activities are listed on the News Page of this Web site.

Some of the events sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society each year are: the Pot Luck Supper in September to begin the new year, the Chinese Auction in October which is the big fund raiser for the organization; a Christmas Luncheon in early December as well as Christmas parties for the CCD students; a Men & Boy’s Breakfast usually in February or March; our annual Fish Fry to start Lent, and a Women & Girls Brunch in May.

At various times of the year the Altar & Rosary Society might have other activities, such as a Church wide Garage Sale, a Baby Shower to benefit Gianna’s House Pregnancy Center, and sometimes bus trips for the ladies.

The Altar & Rosary ladies help out as needed with St. Mary’s Youth Group. One event was a Pie Sale at Easter time – the youth took orders and made 42 homemade pies.

The photo was taken at a Chinese Auction.