Legion of Mary
"Our Lady of Perpetual Adoration" Praesidium
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Weekly meetings are held on Friday at 2pm in St. Mark's Hall
** Visitors are welcome**
WHO CAN BELONG? The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics 18 years of age or older.
WHAT IS IT? The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church. It has been active in the United States since 1931 and has been approved by the last 7 Popes. The Legion of Mary was formed in our parish in August 1946. The Legion is a worldwide organization which focuses on helping men and women to come closer to Jesus through Mary. This is a great opportunity to increase and enrich your Catholic faith.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
• Active Members: We meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion. Active Legion members do two hours of work each week under the guidance of their spiritual director as well as pray the rosary and Legion prayers (Tessera) daily at home.
• Auxiliary Members: Pray the rosary and Legion prayers (Tessera) daily at home; these prayers are very important to the Legion's work and are joined by Legion members worldwide.
WHAT DOES IT DO? Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Works include visitation of parishioners, the sick or aged, religious education, leading the rosary at retirement centers, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor. The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.
WHERE AND WHEN DO WE MEET? Legion of Mary meetings are held weekly on Fridays at 2pm in St. Mark’s Hall.
LEGION OF MARY OFFICERS:
Deacon John Wacha Spiritual Director
John Mullen President
Diane Williams Vice-President
Beth Mullen Secretary
Teresa Hollars Treasurer
HOW CAN YOU GET MORE INFORMATION? Please call John at 402-490-3297 or Diane at 402-291-8473. Join us at our Friday meetings; visitors are always welcome. Please consider becoming an Auxiliary (praying) member of the Legion of Mary.