Mission: The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayers and active co-operation in Mary’s and Church’s work.

Aims: 1. Increase the personal holiness of its members through the imitation of the virtues of Mary.

  1. Foster a deeper devotion to Mary among all people.
  2. Undertake various apostolic works.

Activities: The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in spirit of faith and in union with Mary.

Meeting Timings: The unit of the Legion of Mary holds a weekly meeting with following schedule:

  • Legion of Mary (Kannada): Sunday (09:30 am to 10:30 am) at room no 5
  • Legion of Mary (Tamil): Sunday (08:15 am to 09:15 am) at room no 5


*Charismatic Prayer group

*Catholic Women’s League

The Catholic Women’s League is affiliated to the COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN OF INDIA (CCWI). A brief history of the CCWI may aptly traced back to the thirties of the present century. The concept was born when Mrs Lizzia Colaco, President of the Christian Mothers Society in Mangalore met prominent member of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organization (WUCWO) at a conference in Rome.

Founder Mrs Mary Vaz of Bangalore, with the encouragement given to her by Archbishop Pothecamary at the time of Counters Christine Hemptine’s visit to India, started the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) in Bangalore destined to be the prototype of the present Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.

Mrs Octavia Albuquerque in Mangalore and Mrs Norah Vaz in Mysore and Ms Lore Teremehr in Madras took the initiative to diocesan groups, each in her own city. But it was left to the dynamic forward looking Fr Agnolotto S J, to propagate the idea and envisage and execute the formation of a national council affiliated to WUCWO. To Dr Olinda Pereira goes the credit of interpreting and helping to bring to fruition this far-sighted vision of a programme for the catholic Women’s apostolate in India.

Under the leadership of Mrs Norah Vas, Elizabeth Chandy, Elizabeth Thomas, C. Verghese, Nelly Mascarenhas, Thelma Menezes, Philomena Benjamin, Flossy Monteiro, Neena Pereira, Molly D’Souza, Mrs. Philomena Chowrana, Mrs. Lucy Dasarathan, Mrs Usha Catherine Alex, Ms Glady’s Monteiro, Irene D’Souza the vision of Catholic Women’s League started to lend a helping hand to the underprivileged women in the city irrespective of caste and creed to become self- reliant and live life with dignity.

Then under the leadership of Mrs. Irene D’Souza, the Catholic Women’s League continued their service with team comprising Mrs. Apoline D’Souza, Mrs. Victoria D’Costa, Mrs. Assumpta, Mrs. Gretta D’Souza, Mrs. Norin Lobo, Mrs. Louella D’Mello, Mrs. A M Emily, Mrs. Jasmine Mary Dove, Mrs. Rita Rayappa and Ms Mary Sujaya.

The Catholic Women’s League has conducted various activities under this project to name a few:

Nine months course in Tailoring which conducts practical and theory exam which awards them with certification and arrangements to acquire free sewing machine under government schemes till day.

Medical aid to the frail and suffering, WUCWO Prayer, Visiting home for the aged, Children’s day celebration, entertaining the inmates with programmes such as skits, dance, singing, games and providing them with some eats.

These little acts bring such radiance of love, happiness and grace on their faces which make us feel blessed to be of service thereby reminding us that Jesus came to serve and not to be served and as we Christians find joy in following the true legacy of Christianity in service.


The aim and objectives of Catholic Women’s League, are manifold to co-ordinate the activities of Catholic Women of Mysore Diocese, in civil, social, cultural, economic and religious fields and thus play a more effective role in the life of the Church and country.

To serve the Holy Catholic Church, and the nation, to present opportunities to women members in the sphere of social and humanitarian services, under the guidance of our Bishop, Spiritual Director and advisor.

The Catholic Women’s League celebrated 50th GOLDEN JUBILEE in the year 2015, its inception in 1966. The then Bishop Dr Thomas Antony Vazhapilly, Msgr. Dr. N. S. Mari Joseph, lauded the Catholic Women’s League team of Mysore for tirelessly worked to bring in a change in the life of these marginalized women. The Catholic Women from throughout India participated in the Golden Jubilee celebration and wished success in all the future activities.

To serve the Holy Catholic Church, and the nation, to present opportunities to women members in the sphere of social and humanitarian services, under the guidance of our Bishop, Spiritual Director and advisor.