St. Jude the Apostle Church
Rosary Altar Society

We Gather in Friendship and Love to Honor our Blessed Mother

The Rosary Altar Society is officially known as the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary. The Confraternity was proposed by  Ala del la Roche, a Dominican Friar, in 1470. The purpose of the Society is to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Rosary for the mutual spirit of all its members throughout the world. 

St. Jude’s Rosary Altar Society was charted on April 25, 1958, and is affliated with the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.   Our Spiritual Director is Father Anthony Ligato, who guides us on our spiritual journey.  Our Members are involved in many charitable activities that benefit our Parish and the local community. 

Become a Rosarian!

We welcome new members; please consider joining us.   To become a member you can contact or complete the membership form and put in the Sunday’s collection basket: 

Kim Harriman
(518) 598-7561

Nicole McQuade
(518) 698-9848


Our Activities Include:

Our Spiritual Activities include Care of the Altar, First Friday Adoration, Recitation of the Rosary, Prayer Partners for Children, the Parish Prayer Chain and the Lazarus Ministry
Get Well, Sympathy, Thinking of You and Note Cards are sent to Parishoners and Family Members of Parishoners
Purchase & deliver Flowers or Balloons and Cards at Easter and Christmas to St. Jude’s Shut-ins
Members crochet or knit & deliver Prayer Shawls for the sick. A special prayer that brings comfort and peace of God’s care in time of need is read to every person in need of consolation
Sponsor and volunteer Bingo at Van Rensselaer Manor every third Saturday of the month
Organize & donate Christmas gifts for the residents at Vanderheyden Hall
In the Spirit of Christmas, hats, mittens/gloves & scarves are donated to St. Joseph’s Center and
Joseph’s House
Collect new household items for St. Paul’s Center in Rensselaer.  The collection benefits single Mothers with children who are starting a new life


We meet the first Sunday of the month from September - June at the St. Jude’s Senior Apartments .


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