Legion of Mary
About the Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is the largest worldwide apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church with well over three million active members in almost every country in the world. Founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1921 by Frank Duff, it has been active in the United States since 1931. It has been approved by the last six popes and was endorsed at the Second Vatican Council. It is an organization of Catholic men, women, and children. Membership is often referred as a lay vocation and provides an opportunity to do something meaningful and positive for the Church while at the same time deepening one’s spiritual life and strengthening one’s Catholic faith.
What does it do?
Members participate in a balanced program of prayer and service. The Legion assists the pastor in such apostolic works as a parish census, visitation to nursing homes and shut-ins, and meeting other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor.
How does it work?
Active Members meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion. Then, working in pairs, members also perform two hours of definite work each week under the guidance of the spiritual director. Auxiliary Members attend no meetings, but are required daily to pray the Rosary and the Legion prayers contained in the Tessera. The combined Legion prayers and rosary takes about 20 minutes.
Won’t you join us?
We meet Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Saint Agnes School building, room 106. Take the stairs to the left of the main entrance to the school in the parking lot down to the library. Then make a hard right to the hallway and it will be the first classroom on the left.
Luz de Jesus
Spanish prayer group is open to all parishioners. To join, contact Daisy Funes at 571-243-0963.
Lamb of God Prayer Group
The most important reason for coming together is to give praise and thanksgiving to God through song and prayer. The scripture readings for the following Sunday are read and discussed. Everyone is encouraged to share what the Lord is doing in their lives and to offer intercessory prayers. For more information, contact the Parish Office.