San Francisco Senatus of the Legion of Mary
Council Reports given at the March, 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, and the Legion of Mary is no longer responsible for overseeing the total funding, although the Senatus will continue to contribute, and voted to donate funds. Individuals who wish to donate, 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 March
1) San Jose Comitium: The Bishop of San Jose will celebrate Mass for their Acies. The Comitium is working hard on extension - positive responses have been received from several pastors. Two parishes have had recruiting drives to establish new Praesidia, and two other parishes have drives scheduled.  Efforts are being made at Our Lady of Peace Parish, to establish a new Praesidium - they now have six, and formerly there were eight! Br.Marten commended them for their good works.  (Report by Br. Lutgardo, President San Jose Comitium)
2) Oakland Comitium: The Acies is planned, and also a retreat on May 18th. The Chinese Curia has five Praesidia, and is making efforts at extension in Mandarin and Cantonese. The Southern Alameda Curia has 19 attached Praesidia.
(Report by Br. Ando Perlas, Correspondent)
3) Northern California Korean Comitium: New Praesidia have been formed in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose. One Senior, and
One Junior Praesidia, located in Reno, Nevada, are attached to the Comitium, and there are a total of 41 Praesidia in the rolls of the Comitium.
(Report by Br. Ando Perlas, Correspondent)
4) North San Mateo Curia: There are 24 attached Praesidia, with 249 senior members. There are many vacant offices, and attendance has been low, 47%, so visitations have been increased. There is extension at St. Bruno and St. Dunstan parishes. Works in annual reports include door to door, homebound visitation, Sacred Heart Enthronement, prison ministry, and promotion of Eucharistic Adoration. Their Acies will be on March 17th at Mater Doloroso Church.   (Report by Sr. Perlas, President of North San Mateo Curia)
5) San Francisco Mission Excelsior Curia: They have 7 Praesidia, and Acies is planned for March 24th, at St. Anthony's Church.
Works are Apostolate to the Crowd, Book Barrow, and an Apostolate at the Abortion clinic.
(Report by Sr. Velicaria, Secretary of the Mission Excelsior Curia)
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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.
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