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MI Consecration class at Marytown
Preparation for Marian Consecration will be May 22, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Consecration Ceremony, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, June 12.
Call Chris in the Retreat office at 847- 367-7800 ext 225.
MI Teen Village at Marytown
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at Marytown. The next meeting will be
Thursday December 17 at 7:00 PM. Visit www.miyouth.org
Contact email@example.com or call 630-404-0138
Fr. Kolbe Missionaries Calendar for January
5 MI Spanish Village 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM at FKM Center.
7 Eucharistic Adoration, FKM chapel from 6 – 10 PM
8 MI Young Adults 7-… PM – fellowship, food, formation and fun at
9 MI Teens for So. California, St Mary’s Parish, Escondido, CA
Sue O’Donnell 760-745-0935
St Christopher Parish Confirmation Retreat at FKM Center
15, 22, 29
Marian Study at FKM Center, 6:30-8:00 see note below
- Must Sign up. Download Registration
17 MI Adults Meeting, 2-4:00PM
23 Annual Walk 4 Life in San Francisco, Download Registration
Young Adults will travel by bus to the rally.
Marian Study January 17, 22, 29 (6:30-8:30 PM) Download Registration
17 Mary in the Mystery of Christ (scripture basis of Marian devotion)
22 Mary at the Heart of the Church
29 Behold Your Mother. (Mary in our lives)
$20 registration fee includes textbook
January 30, 2010 Annual Fundraising Gala
Proceeds will benefit the Missionaries project, City of Hope, for poor children in Brazil
Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside, CA
MI Women March 5-7, $195
Fr, Kolbe Volunteers and MI Adults March 26-28, $195
MI Couples April 23-25, $385/couple
MI VILLAGE NEWS
MI Village Banner, 25”W x 40”H, full color on washable vinyl, can be ordered from the Fr. Kolbe Missionaries. Price is $75. (includes shipping costs). Call or write to request order form. Custom order with MI Village name, city and state.
Mama Mary’s Village for children (5-12 y.o.) and moms
Jan 7th or 14th generally First Thursday of the month, 10-12noon
I teach from the Junior MI Handbook followed by a discussion (15 minutes) then we pray the Rosary followed by fun at the park.
Julie Blackstock 623-547-7136
In December I discussed the Immaculate Conception and Advent. We talked about comparing our hearts to the empty Nativity crib that I had on my table and preparing our empty hearts thru good deeds and prayer so as to become a beautiful place for Baby Jesus to rest His little head on Christmas Day.
BALDWIN PARK, CA
MI Family Village St. John the Baptist, Parish Hall 3843 Baldwin Park Blvd
Next meeting Jan 24, Feb 28, March 28, April 25 1:00-3:00 PM
Rik and Judith Hernandez 626-967-0444 or Joe and Edith Venegas 909-627-0327
Jan 9 MI Teen’s (ages 13-17) RSVP by Jan 4
Where: St. Mary’s, Escondido
Retreat Master: Fr. Gregory Dick, OPraem
MI Family Village Jan 17, 3rd Sunday 2:00-6:00PM Kit Carson City Park
Joe and Sue O’Donnell 760-745-0935
December 5 - We had a very successful day for 27 MI Teens. Guest speakers were FKM, Anna Brizzi (who spoke of her work in Argentina), Freddie Solorio and Fr. Gregory Dick, OPraem.
MI Prayer Village January 2, Saturday 2009 after 8:00 am Mass
MI Family Village January 10, Sunday 2009 after 9:00 am Mass
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road John Paul II Center
For the Year for Priests members adopt a priest from the diocese of Stockton to pray for and reach out to. For info about the Year of the Priest Prayer Mission, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr Benny Kottarathil, OSB, who is on loan to us from India for 3 years is our new Family Village Pastoral Advisor. He gave a short conference on the specific Marian charism of the MI.
Our children met with Miss Nickie and she led them on a teaching of the Holy Angels and the children made angel Christmas Tree Ornaments.
All were asked to participate in a food drive for the needy of Modesto.
We begin planning our Silent Marian Retreat for Adults, Teens and Children in January.
SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Holy Cross MI Village
January, 2nd Friday of the Month (Jan. 8th), The Coffee Bean,, 7:03 pm 3712 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA 92501
Freddie Solorio email@example.com
Our village recently made postcards to advertise our MI gathering. We got our first response from someone who already belongs to a Young Adult group and inquired about the possibility for our two groups working together.
We sit outside the coffee shop and place a small statue of the Immaculata on our table. During the Christmas season the Mission Inn gets a lot more visitors then usual, so there are quite a number of people who pass by our village. As they walk by, I sometimes get a chance to notice their eyes gazing upon our statue of Mary. I am sure for many of them it is a moment in which they are looking upon the Immaculata for the first time, turning that single moment into what we like to call a moment of grace.
SANTA CLARITA, CA
M.I. Youth First Fridays of the month.
January 8th I will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany and St. Max’s birthday with the 5-12 year olds. We will meet from 4:00-5:30
13-17 year olds meet Jan. 15th from 6:00- 8:00 with dinner included.
Janet Cooke 661-296-5834
We had an M.I. Family Day on Dec. the 6th. FKM, Ann, spoke on the Immaculate Conception, meeting was followed by a pot luck dinner. Our Lady brought around 15 wonderful families to our home.
MI Adult Village January 2nd 1st Saturday of the month 10-11:30am
Carmen Denning 909-595-1366 We have a Pilgrim Virgin that we bring into homes.
December the 8th nine new members of the MI were consecrated at a Mass at San Lorenzo Ruiz parish in Walnut, CA. The pastor gave a beautiful homily and led a solemn ceremony of consecration. Coordinating the event was the MI Village president, Carmen and her Village members who processed in with the statue of the Immaculata and roses to place at her feet.
WEST COVINA, CA
MI Adult Village January 14 2nd Thursday of the month 10:30-12 noon
Alice O’Donnell 626-338-1724
We have a Pilgrim Virgin that we bring into homes. In December we had our regular meeting followed by a Christmas party which Ann, FKM, was able to attend in the name of the Missionaries.
December 2 over 50 Spanish speaking people came to the MI Village. 25 people were consecrated during the Mass.
The Annual Christmas party was a beautiful occasion to come together as a family, to sing, visit with the elderly in local convalescent homes, play, pray and feast. The following day, MI adults went to share the miraculous medal with the homeless at the winter shelter at St. Christopher’s parish. One gentleman took the medal hanging around his neck and kissed the image of Mary as tears rolled down his cheeks.
KANSAS CITY, KS
Ave Maria Village 1st Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM
Christine Rossi firstname.lastname@example.org
We are taking January off for good behavior and I will have a Kolbe Consecration Class on the First Sat of February.
WEST HAVEN, UTAH
St Mary’s Catholic Church
MI Families of the Immaculata Village–Sunday, January 4th 12:30 to 2:00 PM
The Masek Family 801-898-3821.
We had a wonderful Advent Gathering on the Feast of St. Nicholas. After praying in front of the Most Blessed Sacrament, we gathered for our Advent party. M.I. Adults sent all the priests in our diocese the “I am a Catholic Priest” holy card. M.I. Youth made Christmas cards that were given with presents to hospitalized children during the Christmas season.
Looking forward to showing off our new Village banner at the parish’s first annual Marian procession on the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God, January 1st.
Jan 24 -We will be participating in the Diocesan Prolife prayer service with Bishop Wester.
Rosa Mystica MI Prayer Village
Met New Years eve at 11:00 pm with the St. Christopher Council Knights of Columbus for a Marian Hour of Prayer and adoration at St. Theresa's Adoration Chapel
Union Center Wisconsin.
MI FAMILY NEWS:
For the deceased:. Maria Beisswenger, mother of Betty (B.) Fiori, mother-in-law of Frank Fiori and grandmother of MI Teens, Arizona ; Philip Yan, consecrated on August 15, 2009, along with his wife Enrica and son, Philip, West Covina, CA; Carl Richards brother of Fr. Gregory Dick, OPraem, Sr. Regina, DSP and Theresa Dick, CA.; Donald White, brother of Leo White, San Dimas, CA. Their families express great gratitude for your prayers. Abbot Ladislaw Parker, father and founder of St. Michaels’ Abbey, Silverado, CA. The Norbertine Fathers have been hosts of YMI summer programs and retreat masters for countless MI retreats and summer programs, and MI spiritual assistants for the last 28 years. Their Abbey is totally consecrated to Mary in the MI.
Babies: Congratulations to Daniel and RuthLowe for the birth of their second child, Benjamin Xavier in Sandy, Utah.
The Fr. Kolbe Missionaries are the MI National Office for the Spanish Speaking. MI Materials are available Spanish.
Fr. Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata
531 E Merced Ave
West Covina, CA 91790