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Bishop Murphy has selected Maryann Ward as the recipient from Saint Rocco for,
The Saint Agnes Medal for service to the Catholic Church.
On Sunday, October 26th, Bishop Murphy celebrated a Prayer Service & Awards Ceremony at the Cathedral to honor 133 recipients of the St. Agnes Medal of Service Award, which is, as Bishop Murphy stated,
" award recognizing those who generously and unselfishly give of themselves to their parishes. They are the unsung heroes in our midst who build up our parish communities by extraordinary service in parish ministry, administration or significant volunteer roles..." Maryann Ward is St. Rocco Church's 2014 lucky recipient! We thank Maryann for all that she does and wish her continued love, peace and blessings.

"Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for men." Colossians 3

In the Long Island Catholic :The "St. Agnes Medal honors outstanding service to parishes"
On the Diocese of Rockville Centre website:
        Bishop Murphy to Honor Lay People This Sunday with Saint Agnes Medal
Take tour of the Diocese of Rockville Centre's Cathedral of St. Agnes in Rockville Centre New York, on youtube
Saint Agnes
Feastday: January 21 (Patron of the Children of Mary) Martyred: 304
St. Agnes was a Roman girl who was only thirteen years old when she suffered martyrdom for her Faith. Agnes had made a promise, a promise to God never to stain her purity. Her love for the Lord was very great and she hated sin even more than death! Since she was very beautiful, many young men wished to marry Agnes, but she would always say, "Jesus Christ is my only Spouse." ,
Procop, the Governor's son, became very angry when she refused him. He had tried to win her for his wife with rich gifts and promises, but the beautiful young girl kept saying, "I am already promised to the Lord of the Universe. He is more splendid than the sun and the stars, and He has said He will never leave me!" In great anger, Procop accused her of being a Christian and brought her to his father, the Governor. The Governor promised Agnes wonderful gifts if she would only deny God, but Agnes refused. He tried to change her mind by putting her in chains, but her lovely face shone with joy.
Next he sent her to a place of sin, but an Angel protected her. At last, she was condemned to death. Even the pagans cried to see such a young and beautiful girl going to death. Yet, Agnes was as happy as a bride on her wedding day. She did not pay attention to those who begged her to save herself. "I would offend my Spouse," she said, "if I were to try to please you. He chose me first and He shall have me!" Then she prayed and bowed her head for the death-stroke of the sword.
A chapel stands over the spot where she was martyred, just outside the walls of the city of Rome, and there every year a pair of lambs are taken to be blessed. Then their wool is cut and made into the cloak or pallium that is worn by the Archbishop.
In old pictures St. Agnes is always shown with a spotless white lamb by her side; and in the Christian Church she has been honoured from the time of her death as a type of purity.


The complete history of Saint Agnes:




The Rosary Society Has New Members:
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"On Sunday, October 19th, at the 7:30 am Mass, Fr. Elias installed 8 ladies into our Rosary Society. About 70 Rosarians were present to welcome their new Sisters. A delicious breakfast was served in the Madonna Room following the Mass. The Society currently enjoys a membership of 176 ladies. It is believed that St. Rocco Church has the largest Rosary Society on Long Island. Once a month, the Rosarians gather to pray to our Holy Lady, socialize with one another and organize fundraisers to help support our beautiful Parish.
Pictured in the photograph is President Toni Rokos, Angela Evangelista, Theresa Nardine, Rosemarie Flynn, Laura Petulla, Maria Aureliano, Gloria Tancredi and Laura Ferrante (missing from photo is Arlene Ricca)."








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Rosary Society : Fall Fashion Show


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Rosary Society Bake Sale



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Father Charles Mangano & Laura Mangano
"A Night Of Reflection, Recollection & Inspriation"
Handel's The Messiah


Father Gabriel@ The Rosary Society &
Father Elias's Birthday
An inspirational discussion by
Michael Reali of St. Padre Pio .
At the Rosary Society Meeting
"Pray, Hope & Don't Worry" : Padre Pio & His Friends from Long island



Rosary Sociey: Presents Laura Mangano's Presentation "Mary Living Today"

Mass: Feast of the Navitiy Of the Virgin Mary & Birthday Party Sponsered By the Rosary Society

The Fall Doo Whop Fundraiser Dinner Dance



The New Rosarian Installation Breakfast (2012)



The Rosary Society enjoyed its end-of-the-year June Social, see it on you-tube
[The St.Rocco Rosary Society June Social (2012) on youtube]




This Rosary Society fundraiser was a huge success – due to the hard work and support of so many people. The list of everyone who helped in various ways would be too long for this publication, so please accept this THANK YOU TO ALL as appreciation for your support, dedication and generosity. Special cudos to our infamous Kitchen Staff – another fabulous job well done!

Special acknowledgement to Simply Elegant for the flowers, Dodge Thomas Funeral Home for the use of their hearse and also to the following for their generous door prize donations: Kitchen Kaberet Darren’s Hair Salon Nova Hair Salon Ann Scuteri Vinnie Dizazzo

Door prize winners were: Rocco Ieraci Mary Scanlon Angie Anzalone Lisa Leonick Betty Buonincontre Karen Macina

The 50/50 cash prize of $380 was won by Helen McCaffney. Congratulations everyone!

Special thanks to Fr. Elias for his continued support of the Society. May we all continue to serve our Lord in whatever way we can and we thank our heavenly Mother for her example of love, patience and hope.
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