Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
WHAT IS IT THE LEGION OF MARY?
The largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church with well over 2 million active members in most every country of the world. In 1981 the Legion celebrated its 60th anniversary worldwide. It has been active in the United States since 1931, has been approved by the last 5 Popes and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
It makes its members better Catholics, first of all, through a balanced program of prayer and service in union with the Holy Spirit as He operates through Mary, Mother of the Church. Works include door-to-door evangelization, parish visitation projects, youth work and other spiritual needs of the parish and community. It gives Catholics from 8 years up an opportunity to do something positive for the Church while at the same time deepening their spiritual life and strengthening their Catholic Faith. HOW DOES IT WORK?
Members meet together once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting; they do a couple of hours of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of a Spiritual Director.
WHO CAN BELONG?
No one - for the first three months! There is an easing-in period so you can see how work or family obligations combine with the tried and proven system of the Legion. Any Catholic, young, not-so-young, single, married, retired, who would like to draw closer to Jesus and His Mother is welcome to give it a try.
HOW DO I START?
By being a guest at a meeting. You are invited to come and see the Legion from the inside. And you can go as a guest on one of the work assignments with an experienced member if you wish. You won't need a lot of talent, or great intelligence or even a feeling of being capable! What you will need is willingness to sacrifice a little of your time and energy for the greatest reason in the world: your love for God.
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph School
Teacher Resource Room
No meeting the 4th Monday of each month.
Instead a meeting will be held the 4th Tuesday of each month at
St. Joseph's in Cottleville, 7:00pm, 2nd floor meeting room.
Ask about the two types of membership