The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on 7th September 1921. It is the largest apostolic organisation of lay people in the Catholic Church, with about 3 million active members giving service to the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country of the world.

The objective of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members, developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work.

The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. Persons who wish to join the Legion must apply for membership in a Praesidium.

Activities of the Legion:
The Legion sees as its priority, the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, especially the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish.

Every Legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary. “For all states of the laity, the perfect example of spiritual and apostolic life is the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Apostles, who while leading the life common to all here on earth, one filled with family concerns and labours, was always intimately united with her Son and in an entirely unique way co-operated in the work of the Saviour . . . All should devoutly venerate her and commend their life and apostolate to her maternal care”.

Auxiliary Membership
This membership is open to Priests, Religious and lay people who wish to associate themselves with the Legion by undertaking a service of prayer in its name.

Legion of Mary in Sacred Heart Parish

Seniors (18 and above)
The Seniors group was formed on October 5, 1988. Our meetings are held every Saturday at 8 pm. We have 12 members and our activities include door-to-door evangelization, parishioner’s visitation, visitation of the sick and aged, Pilgrim Virgin statue rotations and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community.

Juniors (17 and below)
In our parish, the Junior Legion of Mary was formed on September 8, 1991. Our meetings are held, every Sunday at 4 pm. Currently, there are 12 members and our activities include visiting of the Cheshire Home, Home for Aged and Hospital, Snehasadan, Home Visitations and Distribution of Catholic literature.