Rosary Makers

“Let the faithful remember the true devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by which we are led to know the excellence toward our mother and to the imitation of her virtues.” (Brother Sylvan CFX, founder of the Rosary Makers)

What We Do

We are many men and women of the parish who faithfully extend the word of Our Blessed Mother by making simple mission rosaries. When we gather on Wednesday mornings, some members stay to work on rosaries and socialize, while others drop off completed rosaries they have made at home and pick up more supplies for the week ahead. We mail approximately 300 rosaries each week. They are sent to different organizations, which request them for missions in the United States and all over the world. Our simple rosaries also have found their way into local nursing homes and hospitals. They are also given to our own children receiving the sacrament of Communion and Confirmation.

We will teach you the simple string knot that is used and supply you with all the beads necessary to complete your rosaries. There are 62 prayers said on a rosary. Multiply that number by the number of rosaries sent to the missions, and you can see that there are many, many prayers being sent to Our Lady in heaven for personal intentions and world peace.

Our Story

Rosary Makers was founded by Brother Sylvan, CFX in May 1949. St. Catharine’s Rosary Makers, started in June 2006, is a member of Our Lady’s Rosary Makers Organization, located in Kentucky.

We have sent 145,000+ rosaries to the missions worldwide (mainly Africa, Mexico, Europe and India); to most states in the U.S.A. for various ministries including sailors living in retirement homes or at sea; circus people; and to local nursing homes and hospitals. One of our members from Honduras taught ladies there how to make rosaries, so they are now being given to the poor and those hospitalized in Honduras as well as to parishioners. 

Join Us!

Open to: Any parishioner interested in spreading the word of Our Lady
Day: Wednesday
Time: 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Place: Room 62/63 Upstairs
Contact:  Rosemarie at