Altar & Rosary Society

 Altar & Rosary Society

Our mission/object is to unite all women of the parish in religious, educational, and social activities; to assist the pastor in spiritual and material undertakings for the welfare of the parish; to serve as the agency through which women of the parish shall participate in the diocesan program of Catholic Women, and the National Council of Catholic Women; and to further spiritual and material undertaking of the members.

Our membership includes all women of the parish, 18 years of age or older, married or single, or the wife of a Catholic man of the parish.  We have no dues.

Regular meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month from September to May.

Yearly functions:

August             Dinner for Installation of Officers

September      Annual Rummage Sale     Click here for information.

December       Cookie Walk           Click here for information.    

                       Annual Poinsettia Sale         Click here for an order form. 

March             Native Plant Garden Sale

                      St. Joseph Day Celebration on March 19

May                Day before Mother's Day Pie Sale         See information below.

                       Annual Spring Flower Sale       Click here for an order form.


Other activities include:

A&R provides funeral luncheons to bereaved family of parishioners.

Baby quilts are made to give to 1st Way Life Center.

Mary's Mantle:  Spiritual support for new brides.

Religious goods are sold by volunteers.

Ink cartridges are collected for recycling to raise money.  Please turn any cartridges into the Parish Office or in the box in Fr. Blake Hall.

*If interested in volunteering or if you would like more information about the Altar & Rosary Society please contact Adrianne Adams at 815-678-2045.


Special events:  


Thursday, May 18    Potluck Dinner


Potluck Dinner

Thursday, May 18, at 6:00 p.m.

We will begin the evening with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. followed by our Potluck Dinner. 
Please bring a dish to pass.  
 Come share faith, food and fun! 
 We will have a short meeting after the dinner.
(This will be the last meeting until next fall.)




 Installation of Officers






                    Quilts are presented to 1st Way Life Center.














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