To promote the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to teach others how to craft rosaries. We strive to promote the importance of praying the rosary daily (as our Lady of Fatima asked us all to do) and to get as many rosaries as possible into the hands of faithful Catholics who will pray it daily. The reason we TEACH others is in the hope that they, in turn, will teach others, and so on, so that the rosary will continue to spread into the world. We need the rosary now more than ever!
Our patron saint is Our Lady of the Atonement. Our Blessed Mother is featured on the unique centerpiece of many of our rosaries. It was fashioned after the medal first struck by the Graymoor Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in Graymoor, New York. The centerpiece reflects the original founding of our parish, August 15, 1983 and the connection we have with the Anglicans who followed our Lady into the Catholic Church. The Guild also includes the Miraculous Medal on many of our rosaries which Our Lady gave to the world to remind us of all the graces she desires to bestow upon mankind.
What we do
We teach various types of rosary-making. Traditional chain rosaries, Barrel cord knotted rosaries, and mission rosaries are taught via one-on-one instruction or in very small groups. Lessons are provided for free. A small fee may be charged for materials. We make various rosaries for church bazaars and festivals, and normally participate in the annual Gala to provide items for auction. The proceeds go to assist the church or school. We have also sent mission rosaries to the Ukraine war victims, and to Africa to help evangelize new Catholics who are in need of rosaries.
Rosaries and “How to Pray the Rosary” instructions are distributed randomly in public places as need arises when someone asks for a rosary. Rosaries are powerful tools of evangelization!
We also craft an assortment of chaplet-style rosaries i.e., Seven Sorrows of Mary, St. Michael Chaplet, St. Joseph Chaplet, Holy Spirit Chaplet, and others. We craft rosary bracelets and “tenners” (to pray one decade of the rosary on.) Special occasion rosaries may be custom-ordered, upon request. Materials can be customized for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, first Communions, etc. Prices vary, depending on your selections.
You pay for materials, labor is free, and a donation is made to the OLRG fund (which goes to the parish Building Fund).
If rosary-making is not for you, but you would like to support our mission, donations are always welcomed! These will help to defray our costs of buying mission rosary parts. If you would like to make a donation, please write a check and put it in the collection basket OR you can give online. If by check, please include on the memo line: Rosary Guild, and it will be applied to the Guild’s sub-account.
To join or find out more about us, please send us an email to [email protected] to the attention of Grace Howard or Catherine School