Legion of Mary

What is the Legion of Mary?

The Legion of Mary is a lay organization of Catholics who offer their services to the Pastor. The Legion helps in the works of the Parish under the banner of the Virgin Mary.

What can I gain from the Legion of Mary?

Just as we must work for our physical well being; so the objective of the Legion is to provide for our spiritual well being through prayer and service.  You will gain a deeper Marian prayer life and a stronger faith in God.

How much time does it take?

Active members attend a weekly meeting that lasts about an hour and perform a weekly work assignment that takes about two hours. Family and work obligations and vacations are accommodated.

If this is beyond what you can offer now, consider being an Auxiliary (or praying) member. The praying members lend support by saying the daily Rosary and Legion prayer card at home with no meeting or work commitments.

What kind of work would I be doing?

The Legion concentrates on the Works of Mercy. Presently we escort Sacred Heart and Pilgrim Virgin Statues to homes in the Parish, praying for vocations and  intentions with the families. Other works include teaching PREP, visiting Parishioners and helping with the monthly Mass and Rosary at a nursing home. We are open to other suggestions to meet the needs of the Parishioners.

I have never done anything like this before.

Not to worry. You will be assigned to work with a more experienced person. At first, you only need to accompany your partner until you gain confidence, and remember; with Mary we have a powerful and loving helper.

I would like to try but I can’t promise anything.

Fine. There is a three month tryout period during which you can determine if the Legion is a fit in your schedule. Your first step is to come to the weekly meeting.

The Legion of Mary meets every Wednesday at 7:00 P.M. in Father Sullivan Hall – The Knights of Columbus Room.  Give it a try.


Home Visitation Programs

What is the Pilgrim Virgin Home Visitation Program?

The Pilgrim Virgin Statue is one of Our Lady of Fatima.  The Home Visitation Program brings Our Lady via her statue into different homes in the Parish. We promote family prayer in the home, the domestic church.

What do we do during the visit?

During Our Lady’s visit, family and friends are invited to pray the Rosary for peace and the family’s intentions. There is no obligation except to enjoy the visit from our Blessed Mother.

How do we get the Pilgrim Virgin?

After making appropriate arrangements, two members of the Legion of Mary will deliver the Pilgrim Virgin Statue to your home or apartment. They will assist in setting up the statue and join you in the welcoming prayers. They will return in two weeks to transport the statue to the next waiting family.

Now tell me about the travelling Sacred Heart Statue.

Yes. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a symbol and reminder of His love for us.  The Sacred Heat Statue also travels to homes in the Parish. The purpose of the visit is to pray for vocations – both to the Priesthood, Diaconate and for Religious Sisters and Brothers. A prayer booklet accompanies the statue.

What can we expect from the Sacred Heart visit?

Jesus made twelve promises to Saint Margaret Mary for those who honor His Sacred Heart in their home.  Among these are promises to establish peace in their families and to comfort them in their troubles.  Jesus will bless the home in which the image of his Sacred Heart is exposed and honored.

How do I request a visit?

Contact Wendi Wagoner  (267 334 8340),  Wendi.Wagoner@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

who will arrange for a visit

As Catholics, we have a precious Faith to share and working for others can give a new meaning in your life.   The Legion of Mary provides an opportunity to pray and work together in the spirit of Mary.         Operating in union with Mary we approach God and others more effectively.

The IHM Legion group meets weekly on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM in Father Sullivan Hall. Stop in to visit a Legion of Mary meeting as our guest.

The Legion of Mary also has Auxiliary members, who join by undertaking a service of private prayer at home, including the Rosary and Magnificat.  These prayers are offered for the intentions of our Blessed Lady. We have the Legion prayers in Vietnamese and Tagalog also. Auxiliaries gain the indulgences attached to the saying of the Rosary and after death, share in the thousands of Masses offered every November by Legion groups throughout the world for the repose of the souls of its members.

For questions or enrollment, contact Frank at 215-356-3441.

“As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!” Romans 10:15