Legion of Mary

This statue of Our Blessed Mother sits at the head of the table at all Legion meetings.

O Mary, conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to you.

The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland, in 1921. It is a lay Catholic organization whose members serve the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country. The Legion’s priority is the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. Members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families and the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and other facilities.

Legion of Mary at St. Michael Parish

One member notes, "we've been here for over 42 years and there's a lot of camaraderie, but best of all, we are all friends with Mary."

There are two types of membership -- active and auxiliary. Active members meet weekly and perform two
hours of service each week assisting the Pastor in the needs of the parish community, e.g., visiting nursing homes and taking the Eucharist to the sick and aged. Auxiliaries, or praying members, supply prayer power needed for the active work of the Legion. It requires daily recitation of the Rosary and the Legion prayers.

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Front: Dot Kmet, Mary Meister, Manny Fernandes, Dorothy Burd. Back: Mary Sullivan, Peg Dooley, Lucila Roche (Click to view larger image.)

Join Us

New members bring new life to our ministry and are always warmly welcomed. Contact the Parish Center and leave a message for our President: Mrs. Dooley.