We meet Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in Church Office.
WHO WE ARE
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world. It has been active in the United States since 1931, has been approved by the last six Popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation in Mary's and the Church's work.
The Blessed Virgin Mary calls each and every one of us, " Do as He commands you." The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. Personal sanctification is sought by attempting to imitate Mary in her virtues of Faith, Charity and Humility. The Legion spreads devotion to Mary, primarily by encouraging the recitation of the Rosary. (Mary's request at Fatima). The Faith and the gifts of grace received at Baptism and Confirmation are further developed as the legionnaire dedicated to Mary and her son, Jesus, perform weekly apostolic work. The New Commandment of God comes alive through the prayers and good works of the Legion.
WORKS OF THE LEGION
Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. They participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Other examples of the work of the Legion of Mary include: prison ministry, religious education, Pilgrim Statue-Our Lady of Fatima visitations, visiting nursing homes and assisted living centers, distribution of Catholic literature, Saturday devotion of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Holy Hour of Reparation on every 4th Thursday of the month in the Divine Mercy Chapel from 7pm to 8pm. Legionaires are under the guidance of a spiritual director, Deacon Charles Plant, named by the pastor. The Legion is, in essence an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.
There are active members and auxiliary (praying) members. To become an active member one should be a practicing Catholic over the age of eighteen. For younger persons, a junior membership is available.
There is an obligatory requirement to attend a weekly meeting, which lasts from an hour to an hour and a half, and to perform an active Legionary work, in the spirit of faith, and in union with Mary. The daily recitation of the Catena, a prayer which consists mainly of the Magnificat, Mary's own prayer is also required.
Is the Holy Spirit and Mary calling you? Come and see as there is a three month easing in period to see how work and family obligations blend with the tried and proven system of the Legion of Mary. Any Catholic, young, not so young, single, married, or retired who would like to draw closer to Jesus and His Mother Mary is welcome to give it a try.
Holy Hour of Reparation:
The Legion of Mary Ministry invites you to the "Holy Hour of Reparation" to pray for Priests, Seminarians and Religious vocations at the Divine Mercy Chapel. The Hour of Reparation is celebrated from 7pm-8pm on the second Thursday of each month in Spanish and the fourth Thursday of each month in English.