Priests are at the height of their ministry when they celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice. Here they act in the name and person of Christ.
They alone consecrate bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. They offer Christ to God the Father. The lay faithful, by the power of the common priesthood given by Baptism, offer with the priest and through him.
“For the common priesthood of the faithful and the ministerial or hierarchical priesthood, though they differ in essence and not only in degree, are ordered to one another, for both partake, each in its own way, of the one priesthood of Christ” (Lumen Gentium, 10; cf also Redemptionis Sacramentum, 36).
His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze, Retired Prefect, Congregation for Divine Worship, Vatican
Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy
The Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy aims to do everything
possible to provide a safe environment for children and young people
where they are cherished and encouraged to become involved in the life
of our Church.
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. With the approval and support of the Popes and a great many Bishops, Priests and Religious, as well as the prayers and efforts of legionaries, the Legion, by the grace of God, has grown into a worldwide organisation with several million members.