MI News May 2010
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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 May 20 at 7:00 PM. Visit www.miyouth.org
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-404-0138
Fr. Kolbe Missionaries Calendar for May
(Unless noted all activities are held at the FKM Center in West Covina, CA)
2 Women of the Blessed Sacrament Retreat –
Act of Total Consecration – Duarte, CA
5 MI Spanish Village 9am-1pm
6 Eucharistic Adoration 6-10 pm
7 MI Young Adults 7-9pm – fellowship, formation, sharing
7-9 MI Women’s Retreat Modesto, CA
14 Opening new MI Young Adult Village in Santa Clarita, CA
16 MI Marian Celebration 2-4 pm Adoration,
Marian talk, benediction, rosary procession
with May crowning
26 Archdiocese of Los Angeles welcomes coadjutor
Archbishop Jose Gomez
29 Mary’s Yes, meditation for retreatants of Miraculous Medal Parish
in Montebello, CA
MI Teens (ages 13-17) 2010 Kamp Kuper - Escondido, CA
Girls July 18-23 Guys July 25-29
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.
Custom order with MI Village name, city and state.
BALDWIN PARK, CA
MI Family Village St. John the Baptist, Parish Hall Rik & Judith Hernandez 626-967-0444 or Joe & Edith Venegas 909-627-0327 Almost 50 parents and children attended our closing gathering for the year. It was dedicated to preparation for total consecration of the family to Mary. In both Spanish and English the families consecrated themselves to the Immaculata. The parents were invested in the miraculous medal and then turned to invest their children in the medal.
MI Family Village 3rd Sunday Joe and Sue O’Donnell 760-745-0935 May 5 MI children lead a May crowning for the St. Mary’s CCD children May 14-16 MI Family Village Camping at William Heise Campground, Julian, CA With the closing of the “Year for the Priest” coming in June we had a great Family Village as we studied Holy Orders. Mary Breda prepared two cards with spiritual bouquets for our pastor, Fr. Rich, and associate pastor, Fr. Burt. Fr. Burt received his card yesterday and was quite pleased.
MI Adult Village Last Friday of the month, May 28, 10-11:30 am Joanne Panicko 760-244-7048
MODESTO, CA email@example.com
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road John Paul II Center MI Prayer Village First Saturday after 8:00 am Mass Suzanne Flint 209-521-8299 Together with the Marian groups, MI Family Village, Guadalupanos, and Legion of Mary, we will have a May crowning during the 8am Mass. This will replace our regular MI Meeting. Our April meeting fell on Holy Saturday. We attended the Tenabrae service and met to pray the rosary and chaplet to St. Maximilian. In March we continued our formation with the book Together with Mary. We broke-up into groups and each group contributed to the discussion as part of the presentation. Later that month we sponsored the Mass and Anointing of the Sick. We gave out Miraculous Medals, Miraculous Medal, St. Maximilian Kolbe, as well as, the Knights at the Foot of the Cross pamphlets. We were assisted by our Health Ministry and Dial-a-Ride who provides transportation for all those who are ill or handicapped. Over 250 people attended. In the evening we will have a fundraising Filipino Dinner with St. Joseph’s Choir. The MI Villages will use our shared part of the profit for evangelization.
MI Family Village May meeting will be replaced by a Mother’s Day Retreat Weekend, led by FKM, Ann O’Donnell. Dads and kids will join mom at the Sunday 9 am Mothers’ Day Mass.
John & Malissa Souza 209-531-8126 Last months meeting was attended by 80% of our members. Andre & Elisa Del Curto, who have 13 children (3 in heaven), gave a presentation that spoke to the heart of what it means to suffer in the everyday trials of family life. Suffering and offering our suffering in love. Jesus, the one True Model teaches us how to follow him. Andre shared about driving to work while praying the rosary and accidentally injuring a woman riding a bike, and the pain of not knowing to what extent she was injured, then the miracle of God’s grace thru the experience. Power in prayer and belief in miracles; help us keep our attitudes grounded in the Lord. Elisa shared about a miscarriage and the inconsiderate comments from acquaintances, opinions and judgments that tear and tug a mother’s heart. Andre spoke of St Maximilian’s heroic suffering and his spiritual attitude; something we all strive to be like as MI members faithful to the Immaculata. He spoke of the great and almighty God, of the suffering by which God prepares us for a better life. He exhorted us to manly forbearance, for even these trials pass. Since there is a divine justice and providence, we need not lose heart. Fr Benny complimented the MI Family Village for its everyday experiences being made holy by the sharing and strengthening of its members in and thru Christ Jesus.
Holy Family MI Village, 2nd Friday of the month, May 7, 8:33 PM Thomas & Mari Avalos 951-313-3980
SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Holy Cross MI Village
2nd Friday of the Month, May 7, The Coffee Bean, 7:03 pm, 3712 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA 92501 Freddie Solorio firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA CLARITA, CA
MI Jrs and Teens 1st Friday, May 7th May Crowning 4:30. We will pray the Rosary, crown Our Lady and have brief meetings for the juniors and teens. Families are welcome to join for a potluck dinner. Janet Cooke 661-296-5834
MI Adult Village 1st Saturday of the month, May 1, 10-11:30am Carmen Denning 909-595-1366 We have a Pilgrim Virgin we bring into homes.
WEST COVINA, CA
MI Adult Village 2nd Thursday of the month, May 13, 10:30-12 pm Alice O’Donnell 626-338-1724 We have a Pilgrim Virgin that we bring into homes. Our fundraiser, Mary’s Peanut Brittle, has already netted over $250 for the FKM. We are happy to take your orders! Call:
FKM Center April report 10 MI Teens from Santa Clarita, San Gabriel Valley, OC and Escondido shared a day, building friendships and faith. Fr. Patrick Faust, OPraem was available for confessions and Mass. The teens talked with FKM, Gabriela, in Argentina with skype. 17 MI Young Adults and MI Adult leaders gathered for Virtus training. 18 MI Adults studied the missionary activity of St Maximilian Kolbe and listened to a presentation of a pas toral letter of the coadjutor for Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose Gomez. 24 15 Legion of Mary members shared a day of silence and prayer led by Fr. Robert Bishop, CM and FKM, Ada, at the FKM Center 23-25 MI Couples Retreat sadly had to be canceled due to insufficient registrations.
KANSAS CITY, KS
Ave Maria Village 1st Saturday of the month, May 1, Day of Retreat with a Father of Mercy Christine Rossi email@example.com
WEST HAVEN, UTAH
St Mary’s Catholic Church MI Families of the Immaculata Village–1st Sunday, May 2, 12:30-2:00 pm The Masek Family 801-898-3821 firstname.lastname@example.org One of our most memorable group activities EVER has been praying for all the bishops in our country during the Lenten-Easter season and writing each one of them. Their positive response to our letters of gratitude, miraculous medals, and holy cards has been truly inspiring!
MI FAMILY NEWS
To be wed: Ryan Luwia and Elisabeth Lavertu on August 13 in La Verne, CA. Births: Zelie (#1) to Kevin and Mary (Blackstock) Benz, CA; Charles William (#8) to Dan and Carolyn Burch, Phoenix, AZ.
The Sick and the Suffering:
“Soon I should begin chemotherapy with the goal to promote remission. I am very grateful for the prayers of my many friends in the Franciscan community. The wonderful privilege which I had to meet Brother Jerome (Niepokalanow) and to collaborate with him and other friars in preparing Mary’s Knight is one of the highlights of my life.” Claude Foster (author of Mary’s Knight) The Souls of the Departed: Marisa Brizzi, the sister-in-law of Anna Brizzi passed on Thursday of the octave of Easter after a long battle with cancer. Anna and her family in Italy are very grateful for the many prayers and condolences.
The Fr. Kolbe Missionaries are the MI National Office for the Spanish Speaking. MI materials are available.