It is the Eucharist that constructs the Church. It is in the celebration of the Eucharist that we become Church. Church is a gift given to us, not something of our own construction.
Church is the fruit of the gratuitous love of God which becomes visible in Jesus Christ, who loved us first and who died for us and rose again so that we can have life. Eucharist is the apex, the highest expression of Christian existence and it is the bond which links faith and life.
We celebrate the Eucharist “in memory of me”. Our priesthood, our entire Christian existence assume their deepest expression when they too become the celebration of the “memory of Jesus Christ”.
Archbishop Emeritus Diarmuid Martin D.D.
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.