ENFIELD, CT                                       860-745-5616

Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith?
Do you want to enrich your prayer life?
Do you want to develop close Catholic friendships?
Do you want to grow closer to Jesus and His Mother?

Who can belong and how?

The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics who:

  • Faithfully practices their religion;
  • Are animated by the desire to participate in the Church’s apostolate through membership in the Legion;
  • Are prepared to fulfill each and every duty which active membership in the Legion involves.

 The first step is to be a guest at a meeting of the Legion of Mary.  Guests are always welcome and can go on one of the work assignments with an experienced member if they choose. 

For more information contact Bea Jones, Dorothy Skinner or the parish office to obtain the name and telephone number of a point of contact for the Legion of Mary Praesidium.


Saint Martha Parish

Legion of Mary
(Our Lady of Cana) Praesidium

Then come as a guest to a Legion of Mary meeting!  There’s no obligation!  The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members.

Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor.  Members meet every Monday for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting.  Then they do two hour of defined work each week in pairs and under the guidance of their spiritual director.  Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. 

Works include door to door Evangelization, parishioner visitation, Blair Manor Nursing Home for recitation of the Rosary with the residents.  On Thursdays Parkway Pavilion for Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet with residents.

We also assist wheelchair bound residents, visitation of the sick or the home bound.  Members also attend wakes and funerals of parishioners and present the family with a Mass card from our Parish priest.  This is always appreciated by the families.  Members also visit the newly baptized, spend quality time with our Lord in the Sacred Heart Eucharistic Adoration Chapel and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community.  The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor. 

The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over three million active members in almost every country of the world.