Legion of Mary

Legion of Mary meets Wednesday evenings at 5pm in the classroom formerly the old altar. Visitors are welcome!

DEDICATION CEREMONY: The annual Acies ceremony of dedication, the Lebanon Curia of the Legion of Mary, will be held at St. Paul’s Church in Annville on Saturday, March 23. Opening prayers will be held at 3:15pm in the Social Hall, followed by 4pm Mass. Following Mass, active and auxiliary Legion members will process into the church for their consecration. All interested persons are invited.

We are the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, active in America since 1931. We balance prayer and service with the Holy Spirit through Mary, Mother of the Church and Mediatrix of all Graces. Our aim is to promote the reign of Christ in the world through prayer and apostolic action, focusing on the Spiritual works of Mercy and the mandate of the Seventh Precept of the Church. Our actions are conversion, conservation, and consolation. We desire to develop our spiritual lives by recognizing God in others.

Active members meet to report and pray together weekly. We make visitations, establish friendly contact with those outside the Church, and foster Catholic ideals and devotions within our community. The Legion is to be an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor, our Spiritual Director. We have a praying Auxiliary that does not attend meetings nor perform assigned duties, but focuses on daily recitation of our Tessera.

Our president is Jim Simpson, a longtime parishioner and Legionnaire, 717-838-3645.