Chapters

Twenty-five member-couples gathered at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on June 10, 2002, in Vienna, Virginia, for the Northern Virginia Chapter’s chartering ceremony. The Mass and induction were led by Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, bishop of Arlington, Virginia, who was joined at the altar by a legion of priests, all pastors or representatives of the diocese. Following the Mass and charterin MORE
The Northwest Chicago, chapter of Legatus is in the process of formation. Respectively we are grateful to His Excellency, Bishop David Malloy and his blessing of our efforts to grow Legatus in Northwest Chicago and surrounding areas. We are eager to welcome those who have an interest to learn more about Legatus and consider joining an organization that combines a unique blending of our Catho MORE
The Oklahoma City chapter of Legatus chartered on December 10, 2014. It became the first formal Legatus chapter in the state of Oklahoma. We are grateful to His Excellency, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and his blessing of our efforts to grow Legatus in Oklahoma City and its surrounding area. And we are eager to welcome those who have an interest to learn more about Legatus and consider joining a MORE
On May 11, 2016, Legatus’ Omaha Chapter celebrated the 15-year anniversary of its inaugural pre-meeting of May 8, 2001. Michael Dahir and his wife Mary Jo were the “stem-winders” for the chapter, which chartered on December 12, 2001, at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Thus Omaha became the 28th chapter to be welcomed into the Legatus family. Omaha Archbishop Eldon F. Curtiss and Legatus found MORE
When it comes to the Golden State, Legatus is colored orange—as in Orange County, that is, which boasts four chapters: Orange County, Orange Coast, San Juan Capistrano, and the newest, the Orange Canyons Chapter. When Orange Canyons chartered with 41 CEO members on November 18, 2011, it became Legatus’ latest chapter and its latest success story. Orange Canyons set a Legatus record for the MORE
The founding members of Orange Coast Chapter had a vision in 1996 to launch a chapter focused on the importance of each individual member-couple and intentionally created a culture of spiritual engagement and community building. Today, the chapter continues to foster these same principles. When asked what makes their chapter so special, the Orange Coast members say: “Everyone in the chapt MORE
Tim and Susan Strader accepted the challenge to organize Legatus’ Orange County Chapter in 1989. They worked with a dedicated group, including founding chaplain Monsignor Bill McLaughlin and founding members Roger and Gail Kirwan, Ken and Barbara Strottman, Carl and Margaret Karcher, and others. The early leaders took on the responsibilities of board officers and planned the programs for the fir MORE
In early 1990, William (Bill) and Joanne Brown were approached to explore the possibility of starting a Legatus chapter in Orlando, Florida. By May 1990, the first Orlando Chapter meeting was held, and Bill Brown was named president.  By fall Fr.Robert Webster signed on as the first Chaplain and nurtured the spiritual lives of members for six years. Succeeding Chaplains included Fr. John McCor MORE
The Palm Springs Chapter began development in the fall of 1999 and was chartered in 2002. The first chaplain was Fr. Jack Barker, who has subsequently been succeeded by Fr. Howard Lincoln, each of whom was instrumental in shaping the character of the chapter by providing spiritual guidance. The idea for the chapter was the brainchild of Timothy Busch of the Orange County Chapter and Ray Rodeno MORE
Legatus’ Pasadena Chapter was organized in 1993 with great help from Tim Busch, Ray Rodeno, and members of the Orange County Chapter. Its chartering took place on January 11, 1994. The first official meeting was at Annandale Golf Club and the speaker was Dr. George St. Laurent. Monsignor Clement J. Connolly served as chaplain. The chapter slowly grew to approximately 50 members and has stayed MORE