San Francisco Senatus of the Legion of Mary
Council Reports given at the June, 2012, San Francisco Senatus 100th Meeting, (Archived News Notes and Web Site)
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                 Planning Continues for the upcoming October 13th, 2012 Rosary Rally to be held in San Francisco

Msgr. Tarantino, Vicar for the Administration of the Archdiocese is the Chairman of the Rally. Other interested groups are invited to join in the planning. A speaker for the Rally has been chosen: Fr. Mark Mary, a Franciscan Missionary of the Eternal Word, and host of the
EWTN Program Life on the Rock  
(Report by Br. Ray Frost, Senatus Secretary)

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.  

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 June, 2012, 100th Senatus Meeting

1) San Jose Comitium: They have 17 attached Praesidia, including three junior, and three attached Curiae - Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Attendance at the Council was 72% in the last quarter, and eight Praesidia were visited. Their Acies was well done, and Bishop McGrath presided at Acies, and at Mass.  Fr. Giunta, the Spiritual Director, will explain the Diocesan Guidelines for handling funds, to Praesidium Spiritual Directors.  A new junior Praesidium was started at Our Lady of Peace Shrine, and a new Praesidium at St. Cyprian's. An Exploratio Dominicalis was held in Alviso by the Spanish Curia, and 224 homes were visited. The Vietnamese Curia publishes a monthly newsletter, and Home Visitation is the Curia's primary apostolic work. Seventeen people returned to Church, and five couples validated their marriages. Three Legionaries have entered the Seminary. And again, another persistent problem, brought up by Br. Miller - the need for Chinese literature to be made available to Senatus and other councils. If any Chinese council can help, please advise Senatus, thank you.   (Report by Br. Lutgardo, President)

2) Oakland Comitium: six attached Praesidia. Mary, Mother of the Church, gave their 44th annual report. They have six active members, five Praetorians, and 105 auxiliaries. They visit convalescent hospitals and shut ins, bring the Pilgrim Virgin to homes, and conduct First Friday and First Saturday devotions. They assist in marriage validations and Baptisms, and promote Sacred Heart enthronement. The Comitium's attached Chinese Curia has has five senior, and one junior, Praesidia. The Curia covers a wide area, including Hayward, San Leandro, Danville, Dublin, Union City, and San Jose. Works include home visits, RCIA, CCD, and visitation of the sick. Extension efforts are ongoing. A reminder that the Senatus is sponsoring a PPC to be held in Fremont, in September of this year. (Report by Br. Perlas, Correspondent)

3) Northern California Korean Comitium: Their new headquarters is in Sacramento, with attached Praesidia, and attached Curia are in the San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose Dioceses. There are now six Korean Praesidia in the Tri-Valley area, where a new Curia may be formed. A new Praesidia may be formed in Monterey Diocese, and the Comitium has affiliated two new Praesidium, and hoped to form a junior Praesidium. The San Francisco Korean Curia has a new Praesidium, and the San Jose Curia has two new Praesidia. Since the Korean Curia in Alaska is isolated, Br. Perlas suggested that they be affiliated with the Northern California Korean Comitium.
(Report by Br. Perlas, Correspondent)

4) North San Mateo Curia: They have 24 attached Praesidia, with three junior, one men's, and one family Praesidium, and a total of 230 active members, and 2000 auxiliary members. A number of officer's positions in Praesidia need to be filled. A Columban drive is scheduled for St. Dunstan's in Millbrae. The Pastor of St. Dunstan's knew Frank Duff, and wants his Praesidium to flourish. A Legion of Mary Day is conducted every month in a different parish, so that Parishioners may be informed about the works of the Legion, new members recruited, and Marian Devotion promoted. Curia works include door to door visitation, apostolate to the crowd, prison ministry, and homebound ministry. The traditional Latin Mass is promoted. Legionaries coordinate daily Eucharistic Adoration in several parishes. Two babies were saved from abortion, and their parents enrolled in RCIA and marriage preparation. Two cancer victims were healed after praying for the intercession of Frank Duff. A youth talent show is planned and there is bowling for juniors. A silent Retreat is planned for August 3rd to 5th, at St. Clare's Retreat House.
(Report by Sr. Perlas, President)

5) San Francisco Mission Excelsior Curia: There are nine attached Praesidia, seven senior, one junior, and one intermediate. A new senior Praesidium was affiliated. The Acies at St. Anthony of Padua's Church was well attended. Attendance at Council meetings improved to 68%, and those with cars are incouraged to provide rides to the meetings. The Maria Legionis is promoted with flyers, available to all. Works include door to door visitation, hospital and nursing facility visitation, praying at the Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility on Valencia Street, a book barrow at 16th and Mission Streets, and another at the SF Farmer's Market, and an Apostolate to the crowd at Geneva and Mission Streets. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Praesidium, of St. Emydius, gave their seventh annual report. All seven active members are Praetorians. They have 93 auxiliary members. Works are book barrow, door to door visitation, and praying in front of Abortion Clinics. The Curia will soon affiliate a junior Praesidium at St. Elizabeth's. One goal is to invite parents to get more involved in their child's activity in the Legion.
(Report by Sr. Velicaria, President)

Below: Monthly Reports from the San Francisco Senatus, 100th Meeting, June, 2012.

1) Election of a new Senatus President: The term of Office of the Senatus President, Br. David Marten was completed, so nominations were made, and Br. Ando Perlas elected as the new President. Congratulations to Br. Perlas, and our thanks to Br. Marten for his hard work during his successful 6 year term.   Officers of the SF Senatus

2) Enrollment for the PPC at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Fremont Ca, Sept 14th-21st, 2012, continues. See the PPC page on the web site for information, details, and forms. A hotel is available, and those attending are urged to attend the dinner at the end of each day, which builds unity.    PPC Fremont Ca 2012       Flyer

3) The Senatus Day of Recollection will be held on June 23rd, 2012, at St. Anne's Home, Fr. Perrone will be the Speaker.

4) The 101st Meeting of the SF Senatus will be in July. A new Senatus Vice President will also be elected.

5) The Rosary Rally will be held as scheduled on October 13th, 2012, but the venue has been changed to the SF United Nations Plaza
at 7th and Market Streets. Note this location is very close to the SF Civic Center, and and the SF Main Library.     Map UN PLaza SF

6) The Senatus approved the creation of a new Curia, to be attached to the Idaho Comitium.

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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