Patron Saint

Francis de sales was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Blessed Pius IX in 1877. In 1923, Francis was recognized as the patron saint of writers and journalists by Pope Pius XI. The Salesians of Don Bosco, the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales,... More+

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is an Association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all have formed themselves into a Legion for service of the Church against the evil forces in the world. The legionaries hope to render themselves worthy of their great heavenly Queen by their loyalty, their virtues, and their courage.

WOMENS COMMISSION Some of the key activities of the legionaries to help the growth of a true community spirit are as follows:
•   Visitation of the homes of the people.
•   Conducting para-liturgical services on Sundays and holidays of obligation in places where there is no priest
    available to celebrate Mass
•   Conducting religious instruction classes
•   Visitation and care of the handicapped, the sick and the old, including, when necessary, making arrangements
    for a visit of the priest
•   Recitation of the rosary at wakes and funerals
•   Promotion of Catholic Associations and Parish Societies, including Church Confraternities or Sodalities, where
    they exist, by recruiting new members and encouraging existing members to persevere;
•  Collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish and so help to bring every
    soul in some manner into the protective network of the Church, thus securing the safety alike of the individual and
    the community.