Our Lady Queen of All Saints Praesidium at St. Mary of Sorrows


Legion of Mary

Founded by Frank Duff in Dublin Ireland on September 7, 1921, the Legion of Mary is now the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in works of Mary and the Church.

The two primary classes of Legion membership:

Active Members –  attend a weekly Legion meeting, perform works of service (about 2 hours a week), and recite a Legion prayer daily.

Auxiliary Members –  pray daily the rosary and the Legion of Mary prayers (the Tessera) which support the efforts of the active members. They do not attend a weekly meeting or perform works of service.

Our Lady Queen of All Saints Praesidium meets on Wednesday evenings, 7:15 pm, Conference Room  in the parish center. Guests are always welcome and may go on one of the work assignments with an experienced member.

Active members of our Praesidium are involved in the following apostolic work:

  • Door-to door evangelization
  • Faith formation instruction
  • Parishioner visitations
  • Patricians meetings (talks on matters of apologetics with time for Q & A) Patricians meet monthly at 7:00pm; check Bulletin for date, location, and topic.
  • Enthronement to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the home
  • Providing on various occasions a Legion table with Catholic literature and sacramentals
  • Meeting other spiritual needs of the parish under the direction of the pastor


Contact information:

Karen Mullarkey, President – 09legionofmary15@gmail.com

Rev. Francis Peffley, Spiritual Director – frpeffley@stmaryofsorrows.org