The Legion of Mary
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 in the world. The Legion was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1921 by Frank Duff.
The Legion has been active in the U.S. since 1931 and for sixty-four years here in Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish. It has been approved by each Pope since it began, and it was endorsed at the Second Vatican Council.
Members of the Legion of Mary become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Works include door-to-door visitations, prison ministry, visitation of the sick or aged, religious education, visiting the newly baptized, Pilgrim Virgin Statue visits, and meeting 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. Members meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting. They do two hours of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of their spiritual director.
How do you start? The first step is to be a guest at a meeting of the Legion of Mary. Guests are always welcome, and can go on one of the work assignments with an experienced member if they choose.
Our Legion of Mary meets on Saturdays at 10:30 in Spanish, and at 2 p.m. in English, in the Rectory.
Please come and visit us, and consider joining the Legion or Mary. Everyone is welcome -- men, women, young adults, Spanish speakers and English speakers!
Sacristy, Lower Church - Tuesday - 3:30 PM
Rev. Norman Bennett
NUESTRA SEÑORA DE PERPETUO SOCORRO
526 59th Street - Saturday - 11:00 AM
CURIA OF THE LEGION OF MARY
High School Cafeteria -- Third Sunday of each month
GATE OF HEAVEN PRAESIDIUM
Sacristy, Lower Church -- Tuesday - 6:00 PM
Contact: Rev. John Gauci