San Francisco Senatus of the Legion of Mary
Council Reports given at the April, 2012, San Francisco Senatus (Archived News Notes and Web Site)
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                 Planning for the upcoming October 13th, 2012 Rosary Rally to be held in San Francisco

Msgr. Tarantino, Vicar for the Administration of the Archdiocese, held a meeting with Legion Members, and other groups who were in the last rally, to plan for the Rosary Rally to be held on October 13th, 2012, at San Francisco Civic Center. Any other interested groups are invited to join. Msgr. Tarantino is now the Chairman of the Rally. Individuals who wish to donate to the Rosary Rally, can make checks out to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and please cite For the Rosary Rally, 2012.   (Report by Br. David Marten, Senatus President)

In the meantime, all Senatus Councils are urged to inform members about the Rosary Rally, for all those who wish to attend.
                                                                   Below, Senatus Council Reports for April
1) Seattle Comitium:  They have nine attached curiae and 14 attached praesidia.  A new praesidium was affiliated at the March meeting.   A meeting with the director of parish services for the Archdiocese of Seattle is scheduled.  Recent annual reports show that members are praying outside an abortion clinic and handing out pro-life literature.  Over one thousand people were contacted at a fair.  One praesidium recruits new members during the Sunday coffee hour.  Curia reports show a Columban Drive in Renton and a new praesidium established in Kirkland.  A Spanish Curia has five attached praesidia.  A Vietnamese Curia has 13 attached praesidia with 109 active members and 454 auxiliary members.  (Report by Br. Simpson, President)
2) Rogue Valley Curia:  Sr. Lapuz asked that the report be postponed until next month.  She asked for prayers for Sister Mary Jane Murphy, curia secretary, who has resigned due to ill health. (Report by Sr. Lapuz)
3) South San Mateo Curia: They have 13 attached praesidia; 10 senior, two junior, and one seminary.  Our Lady of Evangelists at St. Mark’s gave their 19th annual report, and have 9 active and 12 auxiliary members.  They do door-to-door and work at the Hillsdale Mall book barrow.  The Seat of Wisdom Praesidium at St. Patrick’s Seminary has 8 active members.  One member has been recently ordained to the priesthood.  They do door-to-door, RCIA, youth ministry, cultivate Marian devotion, and familiarize their fellow seminarians with the evangelizing work of the Legion of Mary.  The San Mateo County Fair Catholic Information Booth will be from June 9-17.  Deacon Felix Lim, first president of the seminary praesidium will be ordained a priest on May 19 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  He would like many Legionaries to attend the ordination and get there early to pray the Legion prayers. (See report on the ordination page) Ordination    Br. Santa Maria asked about the work of the junior legionaries.  Sr. Angeles said they make rosaries, sing in the choir and visit rest homes.  She is also concerned that one praesidium has only one senior officer and a religious as spiritual director.
(Report by Sr. Angeles, President)
4) Salinas Curia:  They have five attached praesidia, with between four and eight members for each.  They do visitation of homes, CCD, sidewalk counseling and jail ministry.  They promote the Divine Mercy Devotion and organize the Divine Mercy Sunday Prayers.  Their Acies at Sacred Heart Church was well attended. (Report by Sr. Fabi, Correspondent)
5) Portland Curia:  They have three attached praesidia.  They have had excellent attendance in the last few months, including one meeting
with one hundred percent attendance.  They are entering their fourth year as a curia. At their meetings they study the handbook and are discussing
organizing crowd contact, possibly in conjunction with a Dominican Father who has a station at a local mall. 
They are preparing for a retreat.  (Report by Br. Frost, Correspondent)
Below, an excerpt from Porta Fidei - Pope Benedict urges us to publicly profess our faith: "Confessing with the lips indicates in turn that faith implies public testimony and commitment. A Christian may never think of belief as a private act. Faith is choosing to stand with the Lord so as to live with him. This “standing with him” points towards an understanding of the reasons for believing. Faith, precisely because it is a free act, also demands social responsibility for what one believes.

The Church on the day of Pentecost demonstrates with utter clarity this public dimension of believing and
proclaiming one’s faith fearlessly to every person.
It is the gift of the Holy Spirit that makes us fit for mission and strengthens our witness, making it frank and courageous." With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith. This year will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.
  *Totus Tuus*
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