Rosary Society

Mission Statement: The Rosary Society fosters devotion to Mary through prayer, and good works for causes that would be dear to her heart.

The St. Mary’s Rosary Society is an organization for women of our parish who are devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Its primary purpose is to encourage the prayer of the Rosary; to promote fellowship, support, and spirituality among its members; and to generously donate our time, talent, and treasure to causes and needs within our parish.

We are, truly, women  — of Prayer:  by striving to pray the Rosary at least weekly, and to bring awareness of the special graces that Our Lady’s Rosary can bring.

– who Share: by enjoying many activities and events throughout the year, with opportunities for prayer, support, and friendship.

– who Care: by helping to donate to worthy causes where needed in our parish, mostly from the proceeds of our single annual fundraiser, our Christmas Dinner.

Monthly meetings, following the 9:00 AM Mass and recitation of the Rosary, are normally held in the St. John Paul II Room on Friday of the following dates for 2019-2020:

October 4, November 15, December 13, February 7, March 13, April 3, and May 8.

Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend.

Dates will appear in the weekly parish bulletin.

Becoming a Rosarian

The Rosary Society welcomes all women who are registered parishioners of St. Mary’s (in good standing).

Prospective members, those women who wish to learn more about our group, are encouraged to attend our “New Members Breakfast,” held each March. The date is Friday, March 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM in the JP II Room. All are welcome. New members are inducted at a special 10:30 AM Mass at the Church of Saint Mary each April (in conjunction with our Communion Brunch). The Induction Mass and Communion brunch is Sunday, April 19, 2020. Please contact our President, Joanne Wachowicz at 627-7682 or

Participation in any of our events is open to all.

Dues are $25.00 per year.

All events/activities/news/updates will be posted here and in the weekly church bulletin, and sent to those members who provide an E-mail address.

For more information or questions, please contact us at or call: Joanne Wachowicz at 516-627-7682.

Our 2019-2020 Calendar of Events

Opening Mass 
Friday, September 27 | 11:00 AM
Church of Saint Mary
Lunch to follow in Marian Room

Scriptural Rosary
Sunday, October 6 | 1:00 PM
Church of Saint Mary

Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 19 | 12:00-8:00 PM
the Rosary Society will sponsor the Dessert Hour at 6:00 PM

Flu Shot Clinic 
Saturday/Sunday, October 26, 17 | after most Masses – exact times TBA
sponsored by the Rosary Society and Rite Aid Pharmacy, supervised by Dr. Marianne Marino (graduate of both SMES & SMHS)

Pilgrimage to Mother Cabrini Shrine
Wednesday,  November  6 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Coach Bus to and from Saint Mary’s to Shrine and Restaurant
Lunch at New Leaf Restaurant

Christmas Dinner
Thursday, December 5 | 6:00 PM
Strathmore-Vanderbilt Country Club

Rosary 101
Tuesday, February 11 | 7:00 PM
Marian Room

New Members Coffee
Friday,  March 13  | 10:30 AM
Marian Room

Lenten Day of Recollection 
Wednesday,  March 25 | 10:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Spiritual Center

Communion Brunch
Sunday, April 19
Immediately following the 10:30 AM Mass in the Church of Saint Mary
North Hempstead Country Club

May Crowning
Sunday, May 3
Immediately following the 12:00 Noon Mass
Church of Saint Mary

Spring Day of Prayer with the Greek Orthodox Women of Michael the Archangel Church
May — TBA

Closing Mass
Wednesday, June 17 | 11 AM
Church of Saint Mary
Luncheon to follow in the Marian Room

St. Mary’s Rosary Society Board  2019-2021
President: Joanne Wachowicz
Vice-President: Mary Lou de Venoge
Treasurer: Prinzipia Duggan
Membership: Mary Hauck
Secretary: Alaina Finamore

Past President: Marijo Marino

Ranger Rosaries: Judy Iacono

Bridge Roundelay: Marianne Buzzitta

Caring Compassion: Catherine Volin

Champions for Charity: Elvie Castano

Members-at-Large: Rosanna Salas-Allende, Suzanne Bossé, Gina Cifichiello, Carol Dunning , Pat Howard,  Adele Kuczmarski, Joanne  Maglione, Cathy Morrissey,  Angela Napolitano,  Roselle Sabella, Doris Salamak, Louise Teutonico, and Anita Trezza.