Legion of Mary at Our Lady of Lebanon in Lewisville
Our Lady Queen of Peace Praesidium
What is the Legion of Mary ?
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, 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
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 through Mother Mary.
Members of the Legion of Mary become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced 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. The Legion of Mary is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.
Members meet 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 registered at Our Lady of Lebanon- one can be a registered member of another church at the same time).
•are animated by the desire to fulfill their role in the Catholic Church’s apostolate through membership of 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. We are working at establishing the Legion in Grapevine, Colleyville, Frisco, Coppell, and Flower Mound. We need your help.
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 President Jeannette Gonzales and Sister Anna; Father has designated Rose Onoh 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.
Father as given us St. Thecla’s Chapel to conduct our Tuesday’s weekly meeting which lasts about an hour an a half. For more information, please contact Rose Onoh at 214-289-4300 or you can email her at email@example.com. Jeannette Gonzales can be contacted at 214-912-6061.
Find us on Google 719 University Place Lewisville, Texas 75067
For a detailed history of our parish follow this link “Our Parish History“.
This year in honor to the Year of Mercy, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church will be assigning this holy icon to a different family each Sunday after the 8:30 mass. Please let Father know when you would like to in this practice.
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church
719 University Place
Lewisville, Texas 75067
972/436-7617 Fax 972/221-3430
Pastor Rev. Assaad El-Basha, M.L.M.
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church under the watchful stewardship of Father Assaad ElBasha