Society of Mary

Forming Cells/Wards

Where there are sufficient members (10-12) in one place or area they combine to form a Ward with a priest approved by Council as Superior and an elected Secretary. They can then organize regular services, meetings and other activities. Five or more members may form a Cell and organize joint prayer and fellowship. Groups seeking Cell or Ward status are invited to contact the American Region Superior ( ), who will assist them in petitioning the Regional Council for recognition.

Cells and Wards in formation should propose an appropriate title of patronage when petitioning the Regional Council for recognition. Please consult the U.S. Cells & Wards page to determine a title other than those listed.