Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Praesidium
Who Are We?
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church. It is a worldwide organization of men and women who wish to grow in holiness and live out their baptismal call to spread the Reign of Christ. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members.
Two Forms of Membership:
Active Members --those who attend the 1 1/2 hour meeting and perform two hours of apostolic work each week
Auxiliary members -- those unable to attend a weekly meeting or participate in apostolic works, these members commit to praying daily for the intentions of Our Blessed Mother, bringing vital graces to the works of the Legion
What Do We Do?
Active legionaries balance prayer with apostolic work, performed in union with Mary, Mother of the Church. We assist our pastor in ministering to the Mystical Body of Christ by performing various acts of service, including: visiting the sick and homebound, conducting Communion Services in nursing homes and hospitals, detention ministry, teaching religious education, and distributing Catholic literature through book-barrow and Enthronement of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart of Mary in homes. Each week, pairs of legionaries will be assigned to do two hours of apostolic work.
When Do We Meet?
Active members meet once a week for prayers, planning and discussion and share reports on work done from the previous week's assignment. Assignments are given at the meeting. There are two adult Legion of Mary groups at St. Michael’s. Both meet in the Ministry Center; the Queen of Heaven Praesidium (morning group) meets after the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Wednesdays, the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Praesidium (evening group) meets at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Who Can Belong?
The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics who:
- Faithfully practice their religion
- Are willing to participate in the Church's apostolate through membership in the Legion
- Are prepared to fulfill each and every duty which active membership in the Legion requires
Other helpful information about the Legion of Mary is available at LegionOfMary.org
Linda Giltner - Evening Praesidium
Judy O'Brien - Morning Praesidium