St. Mark has an active Legion of Mary ministry. The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on September 7, 1921 as a worldwide lay catholic organization whose members are giving service to the Catholic Church on a voluntary basis.
The objective of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through its members by prayer and active cooperation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. The Legion sees as it’s priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. Legion members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, Visiting the sick, setting up mass, church cleaning, washing altar linens, giving Holy communion in nursing homes and to the home bound, evangelization by giving out rosaries, scapulars, miraculous medals, church bulletins and door to door visits.
Once a year the Legion distributes rosaries and religious literature at Hillsdale Shopping Mall and the San Mateo county fair.
Membership is open to all participating baptized Catholic men, women and teenagers. There are two types of Membership: Active and Auxiliary.
Joining the legion of Mary as an active member will help you:
- To see Christ in others and to serve Him there.
- To become a holier person within yourself.
- To work hand in hand with Mary our mother.
- To submit yourself to the Holy Spirit.
- And do great things for God and for the salvation of souls.
Another type of affiliation is through the Auxiliary Membership. This is the prayer wing of the legion of Mary. Auxiliary members are lay, priest, or religious unable to assume the duties of an active member.
The duties of the Auxiliary Member are:
- The daily recitation Of the Rosary.
- The daily recitation of the prayers contained in the Legion leaflet called the Tessera.
Participation in the Legion of Mary will enrich your spiritual life, add life to your faith and experience with others the ministry to the poor in spirit.
The legion meets every Monday in the Flanagan Center at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Olinda Menzes President 650-766-9355
Rita Venema, Vice President 650-649-8831
Pilar Perez, Secretary 650-995-4272
Tessie Madrinan, Treasurer 415-518-8615