LEGION OF MARY

BACKGROUND
The Legion of Mary is an Association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary, have formed themselves into a legion for service in the warfare waged by the Church against the evil powers of this world. The name “Legion of Mary” itself suggests that it stands in “battle array” at the service of the church.

 

The Legion of Mary was founded by Frank Duff. Its first meeting took place at Myra House, Francis Street, Dublin, Ireland, on 7th September 1921 at 8.00pm on the eve of the Feast of Our Lady’s Nativity. The legion has completed its 90th anniversary this year. In Mumbai, the legion commenced its work in the year 1931, at Rosary Church, Dockyard.

 

AIM
The Legion of Mary's aim is for the self-sanctification of its members through a weekly meeting which includes the Rosary, a spiritual reading, a talk and a discussion on various topics. 

 

IN OUR PARISH
At present, the Legion consists of five Senior members. This includes the office-bearers. They work for two hours during the week, and the work is done in pairs as allocated by the President. A prayer leaflet called the ‘Tessara’ has to be recited daily by active members. Individuals who cannot be active members are recruited from the parish to be our praying force; they are called ‘Auxiliary Members’.

 

WORK

  • Visiting the sick and the old of the parish.

  • Visiting homes of parishioners who have lost their loved ones.

  • General Home Visitation in order to meet the families and recruit active members and also auxiliaries.

  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary on every First Saturday of the month and daily in the months of May/October.

 

MEETINGS: Every Tuesday after 7.00 p.m. Mass

 

VENUE: Parish (Back) Parlour

 

PRIEST IN CHARGE: Fr. Agnelo Fernandes

 

LAY CO-ORDINATOR: Mrs. Lucy D'souza