Chapters

On May 7, 1998, Legatus’ Las Vegas Chapter was chartered at a Mass held at Guardian Angel Cathedral in downtown Las Vegas. Most Reverend Daniel Walsh, then-bishop of Las Vegas, officiated at the event. Bishop Walsh also served as the chapter’s chaplain. Legatus founder Tom Monaghan also attended the event. George Maloof was commissioned as the first chapter president, with Andy Johnson serv MORE
The Legatus Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Chapter was chartered in November 2004. Centered on the Allentown diocese, the area includes Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties. Len Marrella was founding president, Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert served as first chaplain, and Bishop Edward P. Cullen of the Allentown diocese gave his approval and blessing. Lehigh Valley Chapter presidents MORE
The roots of Kentucky’s Lexington Chapter were laid in Rome through an unplanned meeting between Legatus founder Tom Monaghan and Bishop Ronald W. Gainer of the Lexington diocese. Monaghan spotted Bishop Gainer in the lobby of the hotel where a group of Lexington pilgrims were staying. After a brief introduction, Monaghan said he was in Rome on Legatus business. Bishop Gainer was unfamiliar with MORE
Legatus of Lincoln began formation in late 2003 with an introductory dinner hosted by Lincoln Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz. The first full year of programs started in 2004 with the Lincoln Chapter chartering on June 21, 2005 becoming the 48th charted chapter of Legutus. The chartering ceremony was held at the Blessed John XXIII Diocesan Center with Bishop Bruskewitz concelebrating the Mass with Monsi MORE
In March 2004, the Long Island (N.Y.) Chapter became the 46th Legatus chapter after a start-up period of less than six months. The chartering ceremony took place with 24 new member-couples at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York. Bishop William F. Murphy, S.T.D., the ordinary of the Rockville Centre diocese, presided as the main celebrant of the Mass. Concelebrating with B MORE
Legatus of Madison formally chartered on September 21, 2016. It became the third chapter in the great state of Wisconsin, joining the Milwaukee and Northeast Wisconsin chapters. We are grateful to His Excellency, Bishop Robert Morlino and his blessing of our efforts to grow Legatus in Madison and surrounding areas.  And we are eager to welcome those who have an interest to join. MORE
A date night was probably not Tom Monaghan’s primary reason for founding Legatus, but to the Miami Chapter’s founding member and past- president Mario Murgado, that’s precisely what the second Wednesday of the month became. “It was a time for Bibi and me to be with people who shared the same values, a time to get away and enrich our lives,” he says. In 1999, the chapter had only a han MORE
Legatus’ Milwaukee Chapter was established on July 28, 2000, becoming the organization’s 23rd chartered chapter. At the time of chartering, 35 member-couples composed the largest chartering chapter in Legatus’ history.  Founding Chaplain Fr. Tim Kitzke celebrated the chartering Mass with Archbishop Rembert Weakland. Tom Monaghan and founding member-couple Bob and Nancy Gunderson were in MORE
The Mobile Chapter of Legatus began at the suggestion of Mr. Warren Dazzio, Midwest regional director for Legatus, who had worked in the Mobile archdiocese. He recognized many Catholic leaders in the area. Monsignor G. Warren Wall, the chapter’s first chaplain, was also instrumental in reaching out to potential members. The initial gathering was held at the home of then-Archbishop Oscar H. Li MORE
Legatus’ Napa Valley Chapter was chartered on November 11, 2010. At the event, 22 CEO members and their spouses were invested as charter members following Mass at the Mont La Salle Retreat House in Napa. Each received a Legatus pin and a copy of Legatus founder Tom Monaghan’s autobiography Pizza Tiger. The chapter’s chaplain, Fr. Gordon Kalil, told members they were called to proclaim the MORE