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Council Reports given at the San Francisco Senatus 136th Meeting, June 11th, 2015
(Archived News Notes and Web Site)                          

1) San Jose Comitium: Their attached Spanish Curia is growing. Fr. Joe Kim, Spiritual Director, gave the talk at the Acies and also led a Day of Recollection. Legionaries from Our Lady of Peace Parish assisted 35 seminarians who were going door-to-door as part of a parish mission. The Comitium had three Columban Drives and is also working at the request of a pastor to re-establish a praesidium which had closed. A Rosary Crusade is held every two months in various parishes. A suggestion was made to print up Legion of Mary business cards and to advertise the Legion in other ways. An apostolate to the crowd was held in the area around the Cathedral during which people in parks and at bus stops were prayed with and offered the miraculous medal. Br. Williams suggested book barrows be held at Farmers’ Markets. (Report by Br. Aubin, President)

2) Oakland Comitium: The Southern Alameda Curia visited 15,000 homes and had 9,000 street contacts. Two new praesidia were affiliated this year. East Contra Costa County Curia recruited 19 new active members. The Chinese Curia visited 563 homes. They helped prepare 5 adults for Baptism and facilitated two infant Baptisms. They held an apostolate to the crowd for two days at a Chinatown street festival. Br. Perlas congratulated them on all they are doing. He asked that we not be afraid to do door-to-door visitation and that people in poor areas are often most responsive to the Legion visit.
(Report by Br. Perlas, Correspondent)

3) North West Coast Korean Comitium: They have a total of 57 praesidia in 5 attached Curiae with 463 active members. An audit of the Comitium’s Treasurer’s books was done by a committee appointed by the Council. Audits of the attached Curiae’s books were done by the parish in which the Curia meets. Legionaries provide friendships and assist new immigrants from Korea in helping them find their way in the U.S.A. Legionaries have begun a crowd contact apostolate near Korean markets. Nine Legionaries participated in April. 397 attended the Acies.
(Report by Br. Anselmo, Comitium Correspondent to the Senatus)
4) San Mateo Comitium: The family praesidium helped a couple receive the Sacrament of Marriage. A retreat is scheduled from July 31 to August 2 at St. Clare’s Retreat House. A holy hour of prayer for priests is scheduled for July 10 at Mater Dolorosa in South San Francisco. The San Mateo County Fair Catholic Information Booth is now underway. This booth is staffed by Legionaries. A local pilgrimage to Our Lady of Refuge and Our Lady of the Pillar is being held. Br. Perlas encouraged Legionaries from throughout the local area to attend the upcoming retreat, which is held annually.
(Report by Sr. Perlas, President)
5) San Francisco Mission Excelsior Curia: This Curia has ten praesidia with 82 active members and 900 auxiliary members. They have recruited 300 auxiliary members since last year. They hope to fill all vacant praesidia officer positions soon. Council meeting attendance is very good. Handbook study is encouraged. This is important for spiritual growth and also to prepare members for extension work. The audit of the Council Treasurer’s books is being prepared. They have regular book barrows and apostolates to the crowd including one near the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. A Frank Duff prayer group has met monthly since September 2014. (Report by Sr. Velicaria, President)

A note about all Senatus Archived Council Reports: The reports must be approved at the following monthly meeting, so that means that they will be 1&1/2 to 2 months late, before publishing on the SF Senatus Web Site...but Archived reports reflect the minutes as stated at the given month's meeting.

                               Remarks From Br. Andrew Cooke, the new Concilium Correspondent to San Francisco Senatus

Letter, Dated June 10th, 2015
 (The Most Current Correspondence to Date)

"Be sure to have a good supply of prayer leaflets for the cause of Frank Duff. His prayer leaflet ought to be distributed on home and hospital visitation, and, with permission, left in parish book stalls…the growth of more Spanish-speaking praesidia in the Senatus region is strengthening the Legion at a steady rate. Quoting Br. Enda Dunleavy, former Concilium President, “Frank Duff suggested inviting people in irregular situations to enroll in the Brown Scapular as it offers great hope that anyone who dies wearing it will not suffer enternal damnation. This hope can be offered to all our contacts but Frank felt it should be especially offered to those claiming to be homosexual.”

[You can read news of the Worldwide Legion on the Concilium Web Site   ]

Below: Monthly Local Reports from the San Francisco Senatus, 136th Meeting, June 11th, 2015.

                      New Correspondence Office: 2748 Junipero Serra Blvd., Suite 21, Daly City, CA 94015. 
                                    Also, note the new Senatus phone number: 1-650-270-3317

a) Extension: A new curia for the Spanish speaking was formed by Fr. Juan Carlos Chiarinoti in Santa Rosa. The Spanish Curia was affiliated and officers ratified at Senatus. The name of the Curia is “Santisima Virgen de Monserrat.”

b) Annual Senatus Conference: The conference will be on Saturday, September 19 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and will start at 8:00 AM.
    Further Information - see the poster  Senatus2015ConferenceJpg    or    Senatus2015ConferencePdf

c) Apostolate to the Crowd:
Br. Wehrmeister reported that 8 Legionaries, and Fr. John Jimenez, worked at the 24th Street BART Station. Many contacts were made, including several who thanked Legionaries for their work. Eight Legionaries also worked at the Tenderloin apostolate. Rosaries were greatly received by many people. Local street guys were very friendly to the Legionaries. They offered food to the Legionaries and cleaned up the liquor bottles from around the Legionaries cars. (Report by Br. Wehrmeister, Chairperson)

d) Pro-life: Br. Konopaski thanked all who participated in the Forty Days for Life campaign.         Pro Life Website            40 Days for Life Facebook

e) Day of Recollection: The Day of Recollection at St. Anne’s Home will be on June 27 with Fr. Serge Propst, O.P. as the retreat master.

f) Holy Hour of Prayer for Priests: The holy hour will take place on Friday, July 10 at Mater Dolorosa Church in South San Francisco.

g) Election for Senatus President: Br. Perlas has completed his first term as Senatus President so next month there will be an election.
(Update: Br. Perlas was re-elected as President, and thanks to him for his hard work)

Below, an excerpt from Porta fide - Emeritus 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, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith.
The Legion of Mary will continue their ongoing efforts at Evangelization, which remains the central work of the Legion. If you are a Catholic and want to help your Church, please join the Legion of Mary.
  *Totus Tuus*
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