CATHOLIC CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

MESAIMEER, DOHA, STATE OF QATAR

The Legion of Mary was formed in Qatar through the initiative of the parish priest, Fr. Tom Veneracion. In February 2006 with the permission of our Bishop Paul Hinder  Fr. Tom called for former legionaries to attend a meeting with the purpose of forming the first praesidium in Doha, Qatar. The first praesidium was officially formed on March 8, 2006 and the name chosen by the members was “Praesidium Our Lady of the Rosary”, takes on the name of the parish. The praesidium has been registered and recognized by the highest council of the legion based in Dublin, Ireland, the Concilium Legionis. During its initial months of operation the praesidium was directly reporting to the Concilium. About two months later the praesidium was transferred to the care of the Comitium in UAE under the leadership of Bro. Danny Ochoco.

The group started off with about 15 members and officers were appointed accordingly. Some have left but have been replaced by new and no less active and very supportive members. Praesidium Our Lady of the Rosary started to grow and were able to sub-divide on March 25, 2011 on the Feast of Our Lady of Annunciation. The new preasidium name is “Our Lady of Annunciation which also gave rise to a first Junior Praesidium on the eve of September 7, 2013  and  was named  after the feast of Our Lady oNativity. Through the continuous effort of the members another praesidium was established on December 7, 2013, the eve of Immaculate Conception, and was called Preasidium Immaculate Conception.  As of today we have a total number of 60-70 members. Apart from the active members performing apostolic works there are also about 90 and more auxiliary members.  The praesidia is also under the supervision of a Spiritual Director, Fr.Anand, who was appointed by the Parish Priest, Fr. Peter.

The operation and management of the legion is guided by the Legion System, which is all written in the legion handbook. All praesidia worldwide use the same handbook and operate under the same system. Current activities, also termed as apostolic works, the Doha legionaries are involved in Hospital Visitation and Hospital Ministry, Home visitation through Pilgrim of Mary, Catechism, Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the Home, Book barrow through Parish Library, Recruitment of members, Monthly visitation in OWWA and supporting the needs of the parish like Church Choir and May Flower Devotion. There are a lot of activities that the members are involved in, and they require much effort and time. The praesidia in Doha are growing in number and ranks high in accomplishments. Everything that the legionaries do, they do it  in  Union with Mary for the  Glory of God.

Our mission of setting up the Curia was accomplished this year, as we were able to set up a higher office Qatar Curia with the permission and blessing of our Parish Priest Fr. Selvaraj. The Qatar Curia was set up on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2016 in the presence of the Officers of Dubai Commitium,  all the Officers of the Qatar Praesidiums and our Spiritual Director, Fr. Anand during which time the four Curia Officers were nominated.

The future is bright for the Legion of Mary in Qatar as we intend to spread out to the whole of Qatar.  We invite all practicing Catholics of the Parish to come and attend the legion meetings. You may contact any of the below-stated praesidia officers:

 

Yours in Christ through Mary,

Marian T. D’souza Kovacic

President - Qatar Curia

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1) Praesidium Our Lady of Rosary

Paul Hinder Building 1st floor

Every Wednesday from 8:00pm to 9:30pm   

Martins Obaisi - President

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Mob  : 55428226 

 

 2) Praesidium Our Lady of Annunciation

Paul Hinder Building 1st floor

Every Friday from 9:30am to 11:00am

Edmond Conanan  - President

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Mob  :  33062284

 

3) Junior Praesidium Our Lady of Nativity 

Paul Hinder Building 1st floor 

Every Friday from 11.30am to 12:30pm  

 Leony Jarder - President       

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Mob   : 55224058

4) Praesidium Immaculate Conception

Paul Hinder Building 1st floor

Every Friday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Rona Bernardo - President

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Mob   : 55868267

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