Legion of Mary at Our Lady of Lebanon in Lewisville Texas.
What is the Legion of Mary ?
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its member developed by prayer and active co-operation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary’s and the Church’s work of crushing the head of the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ.
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with about 3 million active members in almost every country of the world. The Legion of Mary has been active in the United States (USA) since 1931, has been approved by 7 Popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members.
Members of the Legion of Mary become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a program of prayer and service in a family atmosphere. Works include door-to-door evangelization, parishioner visitation, visitation of the sick or aged, Catholic education, visiting the newly baptized, visiting families, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor or it is the priest himself. The Legion of Mary is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.
Members meet in the St Thecla Chapel on Tuesdays at 7 pm for an hour and a half weekly for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting. Then members do two hours of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of their spiritual director.
The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics who:
•faithfully practice their religion; (must be at Our Lady of Lebanon- one can be a member of another church at the same time).
•are animated by the desire to fulfill their role in the Catholic Church’s apostolate through the Legion;
•are prepared to fulfill each and every duty which active membership of the Legion involves. Father Assaad has asked that we establish the duty of saying the rosary before every mass.
At the present time, Irving’s Holy Family of Nazareth and the one in Dallas are the only Praesidiums close to Lewisville. Grapevine, St.Ann, The Colony and Frisco have expressed a desire to establish their own praesidiums.
In September 2014, the Houston Senatus gave its’ permission to Father Assaad.
Then in November, a small group of parish members, and Father Assaad met with
the Dallas Comitium President Jeannette Gonzales and Sister Anna; Father has designated Rose Onho as the team leader. We are seven candidate members strong but in probation for 3 months.
Probation ends in February. The exact date of pledging our commitment is still to be decided at which time candidates become full members.
We will be striving to enroll many more members so that another Praesidium can be established because not everyone will be able to come to our 7pm Tuesday weekly meetings. Hopefully, another can be established for Saturday or Sunday.
Please consider becoming a member. We welcome any Catholic to come and sit in so that you can decide to enroll as a member or just as an Auxiliary member. An Auxiliary member does not have to come to the weekly meetings. You would just be committed to saying the Tessera prayers everyday. You will be praying for the advancement of God’s glory through our Blessed Mother.
Father as given us a meeting room next to the Pro-life room.
Rose Onoh can be contacted at 214-289-4300 or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Jeannette Gonzales can be contacted at 214-912-6061.
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We are happy to announce that as of February 16,2015, our Praesidium name, by unanimous vote, is officially “Our Lady Queen of Peace”. After 12 weeks of meetings the first four members have taken their vows and received Father Assaad’s blessing.
The Legion of Mary Dallas Queen of Peace Comitium held the annual ACIES on
March 21, 2015 at the Mater Dei Latin Mass Parish in Irving Texas. Our Lady Queen
of Peace was selected to be third in line of the procession to the entrance for Holy Mass.
Before the Mass, the rosary was prayed. The first decade was in English, the second was
Italian, the third was Spanish, and the remaining decades were in English.
We pray for the Lebanese presence in 2016.
March 24,2015, was the feast of Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. During the 6:30pm mass, Father Assaad presided over the “Total Consecration” ceremonies consecrating the Legion of Mary “Our Lady Queen of Peace” Praesidium members. Each member received the Miraculous metal “Blue Ribbon” edition.
Our newly appointed President Sister Rose headed the reception area at the church’s main entrance for new member recruitment .
March 28,2015 was the first monthly meeting with the Dallas Queen of Peace Comitium at
St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Prasidia Curia consisting of: Our Lady of Grace, Sacred Heart from Rowlett, Star of the Sea (Korean) from Farmers Branch, Queen of Peace from Plano (Chinese), Queen of the Rosary from Sherman (English) , Luz de Maria from Dallas (Spanish), Immaculate Conception BVM from Garland (Vietnamese), Holy Family of Nazareth (English) from Irving, and finally Our Lady Queen of Peace (English) from Lewisville.
Our Lady Queen of Peace photo album.
Below are downloadable pdf files concerning The Legion of Mary.
- Ten Benefits of Legion of Mary Membership
- Legion of Mary Handbook
- I noticed that Android users can now download the Tessera from PlayStore
Would you like to Our Lady of Fatima statue in your home for family prayers and rosary? Do you have special needs and want our Blessed Mother’s assistance? Call or email Sister Rose to schedule a date and time. Our Legion of Mary will bring her to your home on a Sunday at
3:00 pm, and will stay to pray with you. You will keep her for one week. The Legion will return the following Saturday or Sunday to pick her up. She will then travel to the next home with our Legion of Mary. To reserve your week with Our Blessed Mother, call Sister Rose Onoh at 214-289-4300 and reserve a special place decorated with flowers in your home for her.
Our Lady of Fatima blessed our parishioner Maribel’s family.
Maribel lives in Lantana. Our Lady went to Patrica’s family the following week. She will appear at Lewisville Estates Retirement Center on Tuesday’s for rosary with the residents living
there if she is not assigned to a parishioner. We continue to be amazed by the commitment
to our blessed Lady’s image that our parishioners have. We are extremely proud in leaving her in such loving care. By the way, Patrica has a lot of unique handmade gifts that she designs. She is also an aspiring artist. Her business number is 214-407-1126. Click on this link to see what she is offering. Patty’s Corner
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Our latest addition to serving our Blessed Mother is going to the Lewisville Estates right after the Tuesday morning mass.
We bring Our Lady of Fatima or Our Lady Queen of Peace to inspire us while saying the rosary with some of the residents as soon as St. Phillips eucharistic minister completes the Communion Service.
The residents have now come to expect Our Lady’s present every Tuesday.
Our President received an email from Joan Russell stating that she had gotten permission from our pastor to bring her Patriotic Pilgrimage Rosary Prayer Group to Our Lady of Lebanon Tuesday July 7,2015 at 10:30am. They visit all the parishes in the diocese with Mary’s namesake and
pray for our country. They use a beautiful format of prayers and then say the patriotic rosary accompanied by a few songs. Our Lady of Lebanon is the 9th church that they have visited. We thank them for this first time visit and sincerely hope for a repeat visit during the month of Mary.
Father Assaad invited the Legion of Mary for the Holy Day of Obligation Mass Offering presentation on Saturday August 15,2015.
Father Assaad has been one of the most important reasons why the Legion of Mary exists here at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church. This photo shows the active and auxiliary members that were able to attend. Father’s main goal is to have both Roman and Maronite parishioners involved since our Bishop asked for all members of the Body of Christ to evangelize and not to be complacent in full-filling our Catholic duties. We the Legion of Mary stand with Father in that someday our kids will be able to answer Christ’s call to action.
This Rosary Rally took place at the corner of Edmond and Corporate on October 10,2015.
The rosary was timed to be said at 12 noon nation wide to pray for America.
As we said the rosary, we had on-lookers but sadly, we also had vehicles that spun their tires in protest.
Afterwards, we left with a feeling that a our Blessed Mother was proud of us.
October 11, a milestone day for the Legion of Mary. This Sunday, we distributed communion as Eucharistic Ministers for Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church to 6 inbound Catholic patients at Lake Village Nursing at 169 Lake Park Rd here in Lewisville. We have also been given permission to visit Cross Timbers Healthcare Center in Flower Mound and Brookdale Assisted Living here in Lewisville at 965 N Garden Ridge Blvd.
The Religious Education coordinator has stated that we are also welcomed to come and assist her on Sunday’s between masses.
October 20,2015, our Legion of Mary and the Eucharistic Ministry group from St.Philips
handed us their Ministry of Care list so that we can begin assisting them.
So please, come join us and help Jesus and Mary.
The Houston Senatus bulletin will be available for viewing.
October Houston Senatus bulletin
The Legion of Mary Dallas Queen of Peace Comitium held the annual ACIES at the All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas April 9, 2016. I want to let you know that we still do not have any Lebanese people in our group. This has been a disappointment all year long because all the other praesidiums have full parish participation. The Allocutio was given by Reverend Alfonse Nazzaro, L.C. , he commented that the Legion of Mary was falling short in its’ commitment to our baptismal and confirmation vows to our Lord Jesus and to his Blessed Mother. He said this, not because this ACIES was in appearance one of the most in attendance in years, but because there was still plenty of spaces in the pews for members that had not been recruited. He also stated that this was a reflection about the next generation. Below are the photos of Saturday’s Acies. You can download your selection and/or have the nearest Walgreen’s print the exact size(s) that you want.
Our Lady Queen of Peace
had to give a detailed report to the Dallas Legion of Mary Comitium at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on April 23,2016. Sister Rose was the featured speaker for our praesidium.
The Official Banner for the Legion of Mary is to be location at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church-Lewisville Tx
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church under the watchful stewardship of Father Assaad ElBasha