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Archived Allocutio (June, 2011)
Fr. Lawrence Goode, the Senatus Spiritual Director

"It is excellent that the Priests accompany the Legionaries from Sts. Peter & Paul, when they make their visitations to St. Francis Hospital. This is very important, because the patients need the Sacraments, and also they need to be prepared for death.....

"With respect to the Chinese Apostolate at Sts Peter & Paul, it might be greatly helped by the Seminarian Felix Lim, who is living at Star of the Sea Parish, and is working this summer at Old St. Mary's Church in Chinatown. Felix was a regular at Senatus some years back, and started the Praesidium at St. Patrick's Seminary, when he was there as a student.
Legion members need to be more involved with the Chinese Praesidia in the Bay Area, because they can help in work with the Chinese everywhere, for example, with providing Chinese literature, translations, and workers for Apostolates.

We should also think of Fr. Joe Kim, of the Seminary Praesidium, who is now at Holy Spirit Parish in San Jose, which does not have the Legion. The San Jose Comitium should make a real effort to get him involved in Legion work, before some other group takes him away.

Whenever I am with other Clerics, I make an effort to promote the Legion of Mary. For example, I spoke recently with Bishop McGrath, and Fr. Samaniego (who is a Jesuit), and also Fr. Joyce. You Legionaries should also make it a priority to promote the Legion with those in your parish, whether lay or clerical. For example, consider the Legion of Mary Days held in the Parishes of the San Mateo Curia. They bring the Legion to the attention of the parishioners, and you should think of how this might be done in your parish.

This Sunday is Pentecost, the time of the visitation of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and Disciples. It's a good time to promote the Rosary Rally, and to help bring the Holy Spirit, with the help of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Also, since June is the time of graduations, and also Father's Day, it's a good time to do Apostolates, with family and friends, and those who might be at graduation ceremonies.

The Family Praesidium seems to be doing well, but I think there must be an effort to ensure that the children and their work, will be kept separate from the adult work of the Legion of Mary. Some ideas will be forthcoming..."

Please! Legionaries, make your personal contribution to the upcoming Family Rosary Crusade!! We need your help to make the Rosary Crusade a great success!! 

Donations can now be sent to
Family Rosary Crusade
Po Box 422551
         San Francisco, CA  94142-255

             Fr. Goode gave his blessing to all Legionaries

           The October 2009 Allocutio, given by Fr. Goode at the San Francisco Senatus of the Legion of Mary

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