The purpose of the Rosary Altar Society is to encourage its members’ religious development by honoring Blessed Virgin Mary as the mother of Jesus. The Society secures her patronage and derives its spiritual strength through the recitation of the rosary on behalf of all members throughout the world.
The Society is open to all practicing Catholic women who wish to promote the devotion to Mary through the rosary. The Society meets the first Sunday of the month at the 8am Mass and pray the Rosary after Mass in the Church. After the Rosary, a brief meeting is held in the Church Hall. All women are invited to attend.
The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. In the sobriety of its elements, it has all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety, of which it can be said to be a compendium. It is an echo of the prayer of Mary, her perennial Magnificat for the work of the redemptive Incarnation which began in her virginal womb. With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love. Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer.
—From On the Most Holy Rosary (Rosarium Virginis Mariae)