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     

December       Cookie Walk            

                       Annual Poinsettia Sale        

March             Native Plant Garden Sale

                      St. Joseph Day Celebration on March 19

May                Day before Mother's Day Pie Sale         

                       Annual Spring Flower Sale       


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:



Congratulations to Adrianne Adams—St. Joseph’s 2018 Woman of Inspiration!


Adrianne has been a member of St. Joseph in Richmond for over 45 years.   Adrianne and her husband, Randy, have been married for 28 years.  A very active member of our Altar & Rosary Society, Adrianne has held an officer position for over a decade.  She is dedicated to service and fund-raising in particular.  Our annual rummage sale has flourished utilizing the organizational skills Adrianne has developed in her career as a court reporter. She manages all the calling of volunteers, scheduling, organizing and pricing.  Eleven years ago she implemented a new fund-raiser, the day before Mother’s Day pie sale.  These successful endeavors have allowed our CCW to support a variety of causes both in our parish and community as well.  Adrianne can always be counted on to help with making baby quilts for donation to 1st Way Life Center in Johnsburg, funeral luncheons, church cleaning and kitchen cleaning.  Adrianne serves the community by being a public library board member; a member of the Richmond-Spring Grove Area Rotary Club; a member of the McHenry County Historical Society; an auxiliary member of the Richmond Fire Dept.; and an auxiliary member of the American Legion. Adrianne is a faith-filled person and a woman of inspiration in a very quiet and unassuming way.  We are proud to honor Adrianne as our Woman of Inspiration for 2018.  

Picture:  Adrianne Adams (left) is congratulated by Msgr. Heinz and Jackie Wojt.








 Installation of Officers






                    Quilts are presented to 1st Way Life Center.














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