Prayer groups, indeed, “schools of prayer,” are today one of the signs and one of the driving forces of renewal of prayer in the Church, provided they drink from authentic wellsprings of Christian prayer.— The Catechism of the Catholic Church #2689
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a parish-based apostolic organization of lay people with a plan of action to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truths of the Catholic faith, answering the call for the new evangelization. The Legion of Mary makes its members better Catholics, by providing a balanced program of prayer and service, doing all things in union with the Holy Spirit as He operates through Mary, Mother of the Church.
The Legion of Mary normally meets at St. Anastasia every Thursday morning at 10:30 am. During the 90-minute meeting they pray together and plan ways to meet the spiritual needs of parishioners – visiting homebound and nursing homes, bringing Holy Communion to the residents and praying with them; leading Rosaries at wake services when requested by the family; promoting devotion to the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet as a way to strengthen Catholics in their faith; visiting the homes in the neighborhood with a friendly invitation to “come and see” what our parish is about…All outreach is done in pairs, the same way that Jesus sent out the first disciples.
If you have a desire to see the Legion in action, drop in at any of their Thursday meetings. No pressure, no commitment–just a friendly welcome. If mornings are not good for you, call the number below to find an evening meeting at one of the other area churches.
General information about the Legion of Mary can be found at their website. For information specific to the Legion at St. Anastasia, email Carol Tardiff or contact her by telephone at 248-689-1936.
All are welcome to join in praying the Rosary as follows:
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 AM in the Church
You may download a printable, complete, and concise guide to saying the rosary.