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Our Lady of Grace Praesidium (Legion of Mary)


The Legion of Mary was formed by Mr. Frank Duff in 1921. At St. Mary’s Parish, it came into existence in 1953, under the guidance of Fr. Rudolph Masciarelli. It is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country in the world. The Legion of Mary is, in essence, the hearts and hands of the pastor.

Name of ministry or group: Our Lady of Grace Praesidium (Legion of Mary)

Meeting days and times: Every Monday at 1:00 p.m.

Location of meetings: The Olive Branch Room

Total number of members: 7 active, 75 auxiliary members

Examples of activities or ministry’s work: Parishioner visitations of nursing homes, and the sick or aging at home or in the hospital. Members bring the Eucharist to those in need.

Time commitment for a member: The weekly meeting and 2 hours of definite work

Who is eligible to join: All Catholics who faithfully practice their religion

Contact person: Ann Regan

Title / Position: President

Phone: Rectory (508-528-0020)


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