Legion of Mary
This ministry is a worldwide organization of Catholic men and women who offer their services to their pastor to aid him in performing spiritual works in the parish. This is done by placing themselves under the banner of Mary, so that with her help, they may develop greater holiness in their own lives as well as provide a deeper devotion to Her among others.
Each group, called a praesidium, has a set of officers: president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, in addition to many active members. Each are required to attend the weekly meetings, pray the Catena (or Magnificat) daily, plus perform a minimum of 2 hours of apostolate or legion work per week. Another type of membership is the auxiliary membership. This group prays the Rosary and tessera (or legion prayer card) daily but does not attend the regular meetings.
Members of the Legion of Mary work in conjunction with the other ministries at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, such as the Ministry to the Sick and Religious Education. Other works include community service, auxiliary recruitment, Pilgrim Virgin visits, and house blessings. They also distribute rosaries at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and assist at the May crowning of Mary.
At Christmas time, the Legion of Mary hosts the Annual Diocesan Christmas Party and at times in March, the Acies or the annual consecration of all legionaries to our Blessed Mother.
Our Blessed Mother needs you. She is waiting for those who will say: “I have no talent, but I will give what I have and I know you will mold it to a fit instrument for your use.”