The Altar and Rosary Society welcomes all women of our parish 18 years and older to join our organization. (Women younger than 18 should inquire about the Altar and Rosary Youth Group.) In addition to being the oldest St. Anthony organization, formed in 1958, we are one of the most active and rapidly growing. Our objectives include:

1.    Cultivate and promote greater devotion to Our Blessed Lord through the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary 
2.    Furnish the adornment of the Altar and Sanctuary 
3.    Promote activities within our parish.
4.    Support needs of our community as Charitable Stewards of Jesus Christ.

In addition, here is a partial list of our ongoing activities:

1.    Parish wide bake sale for our annual Fall Festival. 
2.    Bake and decorate cookies for the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas baskets.
3.    Supply homemade desserts for the annual Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fries.
4.    Host receptions and events for our Parish Religious and members as requested.
5.    All available members will participate in the Rosary offered at the funeral home upon the death of a member as requested by their family.
6.    Offer a Mass monthly for all living and deceased members of the Altar and Rosary Society. This is held on the first Sunday of each month, beginning with the Rosary at 8:00 PM

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month with the exception of January, June, July, and August. Meetings begin in the Church at 6:00PM with the Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Business Meeting is then conducted in the lower from 6:30PM-8:00PM. 

Our Officers for the 2016/2017 calendar year are:
•    Frances Ali - President
•    Jody Hunter - Vice President
•    Sue Augustin - Treasurer
•    Mershell Putnam – Secretary
 

       

From Left to right, Sue Augustin, Treasurer, Frances Ali, President and Jody Hunter, Vice President. (Secretary Mershell Putnam was unable to attend.)

For more information about our organization or how to join, please contact our President, Frances Ali by phone at 657-3354, or email to:
frances.ali@stgregoryctr.com

Or, print out our membership information and registration form.


Our Most Recent Meeting
On Sunday, May 1st, the Altar and Rosary Society conducted its May crowning of Mary after the procession of members prior to the 8:30am Mass. 


       
 
After Mass, members gathered in the Parish Hall for our annual May Breakfast. We were served a delicious breakfast prepared by the Knights of Columbus. 

                            

This month’s guest speaker was Erin Kiernan from WHO Channel 13. 

                              

Following, officers for the 2016/2017 calendar year were installed. Special recognition was given to Margaret Beener and Mary Ann Wilkinson. 

                              

In addition to being long term members, Mary Ann Wilkinson and Margaret Beener are truly cornerstones of the Saint Anthony Parish! The contribution they make on behalf of our Altar and Rosary Society is very impressive. May God Bless their dedication to service.  

Special Thanks to Ann McFall and her team for all her efforts and hard work in preparing for this lovely event.

Our next meeting is Thursday, September 1, 2016 beginning at 6:00 pm in the church with Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Business Meeting will follow in the lower church from 6:30-8:00pm. The new Board members are providing refreshments. Our program will be presented by Jody Hunter, who will share information gathered from other Altar and Rosary Societies from around the state.