Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a world-wide organization of Catholic men and women, who offer their services to their pastor to aid him in performing spiritual works in the parish. This is done by placing themselves under the banner of Mary so that with her help they may develop a stronger faith as well as spread a deeper devotion to her.
The Legion is the largest lay apostolate in the world with over 2 million active and 10 million auxiliary members. In 2011, the Legion celebrated its 90th anniversary worldwide. It has been active in the United States since 1931.
Our Lady of Mercy Praesidium,(the Legion uses Latin terms for organization) was started by Monsignor Sperry in 1970 and currently has 4 members. Our works include: helping at Mass at Brevelier Village, leading the Rosary at local nursing homes, teaching the Rosary and providing Rosaries to First Communicants, visiting Nursing homes, hospitals and shut-ins and any other assignment given by Father Ritchie. We meet every Friday 1:30pm in the church Library. Anyone over 18 is welcome to join.
For more information, the official website for the Legion of Mary is