LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary is a world-wide lay apostolate of the Catholic Church, in which Catholic men and women, young people and children, seek to sanctify themselves and others through a program of prayer, study, service, and spiritual works in union with Our Lady.
All we ask is your willingness to let Our Lady use you as you are. She needs your hands and feet, your lips and heart, your time and effort, for Legionaries are simply Mary's means of action in the world today. She will use what you give her to the best advantage.
Types of Membership
Active members and Auxiliary (praying) members.
Who may belong
Any practicing Catholic who is willing to fulfill the obligations of membership in the proper spirit. Senior members must be at least 18. Men and women, all ages, are most welcome!
Duties of Active Members
1.To attend the weekly meeting.(Excusable absences are acceptable).
2.To do a minimum of two hours of Apostolic work each week. (Examples of some of the Legion?s active works are listed below.)
3.To recite the Catena Legionis (prayers of the Legion) daily
4.To follow the system of the Legion according to the Handbook
Some Types of Work Undertaken for our Parish (duties rotate among active members):
1.Leading a weekly rosary at Prince of Peace Nursing Home.
2.Leading a weekly rosary on the closed circuit tv at Avera McKennan Hospital
3.Leading a weekly rosary and supplying religious materials at the Bishop Dudley House
4.Delivering the Pilgrim Virgin statue to homes of parish members
5.Assisting with a bible study at Prince of Peace nursing home
6.Making rosaries to supply the rosary stand at Holy Spirit
7.Making prayer shawls and prayer quilts for those in need
8.Praying in the adoration chapel for the one hour per week assigned to the Legion of Mary
9.Other spiritual works that count toward legionary work include teaching religious education, assisting with Boy Scout troops, attending the monthly rosary at St. Michael?s cemetery and leading the rosary before masses.
Duties of Inactive (Auxiliary Members)
1. Praying the prayers of the Legion of Mary
2.Praying the rosary each day.
Reasons for joining
1.Our Lady needs you. The Legion of Mary will give you a chance to dedicate yourself to her service. By actually working for her, your love for her will be translated into action.
2.Growth in your Faith; development of the gifts of grace you received in Baptism and Confirmation.
3.The friendship of your fellow Legionaries and the friendship of those for whom you work.
We invite you to attend one of our meetings or contact any of us for more information!