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Gate of Heaven Jrs St. Rose of Lima e-mail here Sunday 9:00 AM
Our Lady of Victory St. Matthew  e-mail here Sunday 1:15 P.M.

Who Can Belong?

The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics who:


What Does The Junior Legion of Mary Do?

Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and works. Works include door-to-door evangelization, parishioner visitation, prison ministry, visitation of the sick or aged, crowd contact, religious education, visiting the newly baptized, Pilgrim Virgin Statue rotations, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director.

The Legion is an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.

Members meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting. Then they do one hour of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of their spiritual director.


What Is The Junior Legion of Mary?

The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members. It has been approved by the last 6 Popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. The main purpose of the Junior Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members and preparation of its members to enter the Senior Legion. Those under the age of 18, and interested in the Legion of Mary should attend meetings at a Junior Praesidium. Upon reaching 18, they may then attend meetings at a senior praesidium.


What Are Junior Legion Works?

We Perform Works as Assigned by our Spiritual Director, Such As:


Visiting Elderly
Visiting Nursing Homse and interacting with the patients there.


Pilgrim Virgin Enthronement
Taking a Statue of the Virgin Mary from home-to-home of people who have signed up to receive her, and saying prayers with them


Making Rosaries
To be given out during other Legionary activities


Crowd Contact
Giving out sacramental and literature at fairs bazaars, to the East Falls Church Metro Station, and other places along side Senior Legionaries.


Teaching CCD
Being an aid or teacher of CCD.


All Junior Legion activities are supervised directly by adults who are yearly re-certified to work with childrenin the Richmond Diocese. Parents are welcome to attend meetings & participate.



Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen