Chapters

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
The Peoria Chapter of Legatus was started in 2003 when Peoria Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Monsignor William Watson, and four Peoria-area couples met with Tom McDonald, Legatus’ Great Lakes regional director, to informally discuss establishing a Legatus chapter in the central Illinois city. The idea took root and attracted enthusiastic Catholic business leaders and their spouses from acros MORE
Legatus was still in its infancy—only five months old—when the Philadelphia Chapter held its original informational meeting at the residence of then-Archbishop Anthony Bevilacqua in October 1987. Thirteen potential member-couples were invited to attend the meeting. Through Archbishop Bevilacqua’s approval and support, the chapter had grown to 50 people by the time it chartered as Legatus’ MORE
  Phoenix became the 44th chartered chapter of Legatus on October 6, 2004, as Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted celebrated Mass and the investiture of charter members. Joining Bishop Olmsted at the Diocesan Center Chapel in downtown Phoenix was chapter chaplain Fr. James Wall, pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.   Following the ceremonies, a festive dinner and reception were hel MORE
We are very pleased to introduce you to our vibrant Legatus chapter that is both well-established and growing.  Our founding was initiated by Bishop Zubik in November of 2009 and we formally chartered in September of 2010.  Like all Legatus chapters, our membership includes Catholic business leaders, senior executives, and their spouses from in and around the beautiful Pittsburgh region. Our MORE
Welcome to Legatus of Portland!    On November 6, 2001, Legatus’ Portland (Ore.) Chapter entered the ranks of the international organization’s chartered chapters.  The event was held in southeast Portland at St. Anthony Parish, the home of the chapter’s first chaplain, Fr. Michael Maslowsky. Portland Archbishop John G. Vlazny concelebrated Mass. The renowned Cantores in Eccliesia child MORE
The Providence Chapter traces its origin to Bishop Robert Mulvee, who asked Fr. Marcel Taillon to consider starting a Legatus chapter. Father Taillon met with Steve and Judy Lynch to discuss the concept. With their leadership, an informational meeting was held in the summer of 2005. Gregory Floyd, Legatus’ Northeast regional director at the time, was instrumental in both helping to qualify pr MORE
The chartering ceremony and commissioning of officers took place on June 30, 2015 at St. Rita Church in Rockford. Festivities continued at Giovanni’s Restaurant where members and guests socialized over dinner. Bishop Malloy spoke at the dinner and later answered members’ questions. The bishop focused on the need for Catholics, including the laity, “to commit a blatant act of faith” as MORE
Legatus’ San Antonio Chapter was inspired in 2000 through the At-Large membership of Ray and Patty Hannigan. After meeting regional director Brian Von Gruben at a Legatus national convention, Ray Hannigan learned that another San Antonio couple, Paul and Betty Vance, had also recently become At-Large members. This sparked a meeting with several local CEOs, business leaders, and then- Archbish MORE