In brief, the priest is ordained to celebrate the sacred mysteries, to preach the Word of God and to gather the people of God together. By priestly ordination he is configured to Christ as Head and Shepherd of his people. By the power of the Holy Spirit he is set at the service of the Church for the salvation of the world. “The nature and mission of the ministerial priesthood cannot be defined except through this multiple and rich interconnection of relationships which arise from the Blessed Trinity and are prolonged in the communion of the Church, as a sign and instrument of Christ, of communion with God and of the unity of all humanity” (Pastores Dabo Vobis, 12).
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.