Chapters

On November 7, 2002, the Seattle Chapter became Legatus’ 38th chartered chapter. More than fifty members and friends gathered at St. James Cathedral in downtown Seattle to initiate the event with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Alexander Brunett and concelebrated by Auxiliary Bishop George Thomas. At the end of Mass, the members of the chapter were invested as charter members and received their MORE
In March 2001, Ann and Des Armstrong joined Legatus’ West Los Angeles Chapter. After attending a few meetings, they were asked to drive a neighbor, Mary Beth Rzeteljski, to a chapter meeting since her husband Viktor would meet them after work. That was the beginning of a close union of friends and the core of the beginning of another Legatus chapter—South Bay of Los Angeles. Members of the MORE
On June 4, 2014, the South Bend-Elkhart Chapter became the 73rd chartered chapter of Legatus, the third in the state of Indiana along with Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Legates from Northern Indiana gathered for their chartering Mass with Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades at St. Patrick’s Parish in South Bend, Ind. He was joined by concelebrant Fr. Terry Coonan, the chapter’s founding MORE
When the Rockford Chapter chartered in June 2015, Steve Spoerl the founding president of the St. Charles Chapter and other St. Charles-based Legates went to work to grow a new chapter while at the same time bolstering the Rockford Chapter. The plan came to fruition with the chapter’s March 2016 chartering event, which began with Mass celebrated by Rockford Bishop David Malloy at St. John Neu MORE
In early 1996, Harry Fabick, CEO of a tractor manufacturing company, followed the suggestion of New Jersey Legate Bob Merritt and began efforts to form a Legatus chapter in St. Louis. Together with Monsignor Joseph Pins as chaplain and Charles Howard as chapter coordinator, they began contacting area Catholic CEOs. Within nine months the chapter was chartered. Ascension Catholic Church On Dece MORE
In 2002, Pablo Santa Cruz and his wife, along with Jeff Darrey, contacted Legatus about starting a new chapter in the Tampa area. The following year, Darrey and Marc Barhonovich took leadership roles in the chapter’s formation. A dedicated group of five couples began meeting in 2003, and by 2005 there were enough people attending meetings to consider chartering the chapter. The official chart MORE
On October 8, 2003, Cardinal Aloysius Ambrožič, archbishop of Toronto, celebrated Mass with Fr. Thomas Rosica at St. Stephen’s Chapel in Toronto’s St. Michael’s Cathedral. That Mass was the official chartering ceremony for the first Legatus chapter outside the United States. Tom Monaghan was on hand to make sure the move into Toronto Blue Jay territory would happen rain or shine. In att MORE
The founding meeting of the Twin Cities Chapter took place on October 4, 1999, with the late Bishop Paul V. Dudley as the speaker. Its chartering was on October 18, 2000, at Saint Paul Cathedral. Archbishop Harry J. Flynn was the speaker and Fr. William Baer, rector of St. John Vianney College Seminar y, ser ved as founding chaplain. Founding officers were Chuck Byrne, president; Patrick Gaugha MORE
Welcome to Legatus of Vancouver!    Legatus of Vancouver is proud to announce that our chartering event was held March 3rd, 2016, at the Terminal City Club and it was a wonderful evening. We are grateful to His Excellency, Archbishop J. Michael Miller and his blessing of our efforts to grow Legatus in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Mass at the chartering event was celebrated by Archbish MORE
After reading about Legatus in 1989, Al Parisi and his wife Mary called Legatus headquarters in Ann Arbor. He soon joined the already- established Orange County Chapter. The couple quickly endeared themselves to the members. Al Parisi served two terms as the chapter’s treasurer and was asked to become the chapter’s president. While contemplating the invitation, he received a call from Legat MORE