Our Lady Queen of Peace Praesidium
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 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 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 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.
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 Ohno 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 the 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 hosted 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 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.
Check out 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
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Would you like to host Our Lady of Fatima in your home for family prayers & rosaries? During the month of September, our Legion of Mary will bring her to your home on Sunday at
3:00 pm, and will stay to pray with you. You may keep her for one week, then she will travel to the next home with our Legion of Mary members all through the Month of September (4 weeks total). 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.
At the present time, Our Lady of Fatima is blessing the Rendon family. She appears 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.
Our latest addition to serving our Blessed Mother is going to the Lewisville Senior Living Estates right after the Tuesday morning mass.
We bring Our Lady of Fatima to inspire us while saying the rosary with some of the residents as soon as St. Phillips eucharistic minister completes the Communion Service.
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 Christs’ 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 reading the banner, 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 5 inbound Catholic patients at Lake Village Nursing and Rehab 169 Lake Park Rd here in Lewisville.
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church under the watchful stewardship of Father Assaad ElBasha