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The October 13th, 2012, Rosary Rally was held at the United Nations Plaza at 7th and Market in San Francisco,
very close to SF Civic Center Plaza, and also the Main Library -1700 attended!
     
Council Reports given at the October 11th, 2012, San Francisco Senatus 104th Meeting (Archived News Notes and Web Site)
                          

1) Rogue Valley Curia: In the last several months, their Curia meetings have been held at La Pine, Central Point, and Medford. A Praesidium held their annual function at the Church of St. Joseph in Jacksonville, which included attending a First Friday Latin Mass.
(Report by the Curia Secretary, Sr. Figueira, to Sr. Lapuz, Correspondent)

2) Seattle Comitium: The Comitium has elected a new treasurer. Two Praesidia have memberships of 17 and 15. One Praesidium works with the Hispanic community, visiting the sick, and inviting Catholics back to the sacraments. The other Praesidium visits new converts and those in nursing homes, and has also established a new Praesidium. Four council reports were summarized. The Curia in Yakima Diocese has 6 Praesidia with 80 active members, and the officers met with Yakima Bishop Joseph Tyson to discuss the Legion of Mary. Other Curiae reported work with fallen away Catholics, the staffing of Catholic Information Booths, and helping people become Catholics. Sr. Peterson of the Senatus, asked why the Seattle Comitium is not a Regia, since it has so many Curiae.
(Report by Br. Simpson, Curia President)

3) South San Mateo Curia: Three reporting Praesidia had 8, 7, and 8 active members, as well as 100, 20, and 64 auxiliaries. Their works include bringing Holy Communion to the sick in hospitals and nursing homes, Pilgrim Virgin, and Door to Door visitation. The Curia will hold a book barrow at Hillside Mall in October. An annual planning meeting, and annual day of recollection are scheduled. The Curia will focus on increasing holiness, and recruiting new members. Br. Perlas said that the North San Mateo Curia is willing to help with extension in the city of Burlingame.  
 (Report by Sr. Angeles, President, South San Mateo Curia)

4) Salinas Curia: Three annual reports were given, with 5, 5, and 6 active members, and 109, 82, and 226 auxiliary members. Their works include Door to Door visitation, RCIA, CCD, Book Barrow, Pro Life Apostolate, Visitation of the Sick, and the organization of two Divine Mercy celebrations, with over 100 people in attendance at each. The report was praised for its completeness.
(Report by Sr. Fabi, Correspondent, read by Sr. Peterson of the Senatus)

5) Portland Curia: Extension in several parishes is planned. The Curia retreat was promoted on Portland Catholic Radio. The Curia discussed the Fortnight of Freedom, organized by the Bishops of the United States. The annual report of Immaculate Heart of Mary Praesidium showed that they do Door to Door and Sidewalk Counseling outside Abortion Clinics, with 488 contacts during the year.
(Report by Br. Frost, Correspondent)                                       
Below: Monthly Local Reports from the San Francisco Senatus, 104th Meeting, October 11th, 2012.

1) Formation of a new Curia: The Daly City-Colma Curia, was approved by the Senatus. The new Curia will be intially made up of 9 Praesidia taken from the North San Mateo Curia. The North San Matio Curia will now consist of 17 Curia.

2) Pilgrim Virgin Apostolate: With respect to those Praesidia who do this Apostolate, Br. Miller of Senatus suggested that some Legionaries could conduct the service, while others could go out and do Door to Door visitation.

3) Fremont PPC (at Our Lady of Gudalupe Parish):  14 Veteran Legionaries participated, while others from Oakland and neighboring councils worked on a daily basis, with from 16 to 28 present each day. A Columban Drive was conducted on Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe, at 6 crowded Masses, in English and Spanish. The final PPC report gave 3300 homes visited. Cards totalling 131 were given to the pastor, Fr. John, for follow up for Marriage Validation, non-practicing Catholics, and children needing Baptism. Half of the parish was visited, and Chinese speaking Legionaries were paired with English Speaking Legionaries.  
(For more on the now completed PPC at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Fremont -  PPC Fremont Ca 2012      Flyer

4 ) Rosary Rally in United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, Saturday, October 13 at Noon: All Legionaries were asked to attend. An intial Rosary will be prayed at 11:45, before the Spanish Speaking contingen arrives, walking from Mass at the Cathedral, to the UN Plaza. The parade will be accompanied by three statues of Our Lady, and by the Knights of Columbus Color Guard. At 12:15, there will be a second Rosary, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and talks by Fr. Mark Mary of EWTN, and Fr. Moises Aguido of the Archdiocese, and Archbishop Cordileone will attend. There will also be recitation of the Nicene Creed, and the singing of the National Anthem.
(For a report of the now completed Rosary Rally SF 2012)      Map UN PLaza SF

5) Recruitment of new Legionaries: Br. Perlas, Senatus President, discussed the declining membership of Praesidia, and asked all members to continue recruiting. Br. suggested that each Legionary recruit at least one new member in the next 12 months.

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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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  *Totus Tuus*
 
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