MI News October 2010
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MI Teen Village at Marytown
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at Marytown. The next meeting will be
Thursday October 16 at 7:00 PM. Visit www.miyouth.org
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Fr. Kolbe Missionaries Calendar for October
(Unless noted all activities are held at the FKM Center in West Covina, CA)
1-4 FKM/FKVI to Phoenix, AZ to participate in Ville de Marie
private school’s 20th anniversary of foundation in the MI spirituality
6 MI Spanish Village 9-1:00 PM
7 Anna flies to Rome for the MI International Assembly, representing the
National MI Spanish Office, Eucharistic Adoration 6-10 pm
9 Vocation Day, St John the Baptist Church , Costa Mesa, CA
10 Extraordinary Eucharist Retreat from St John the Baptist, Baldwin Park, 9-4 PM
11-16 MI International Assembly, Rome
15 MI Teen Girl Village, 4-6:30PM
16 Rosary Rally, Irwindale Park, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5050 Irwindale Ave, Irwindale, CA
22-24 MI National Conference, Marytown (Ann)
Conference of Secular Institutes National Conference, Boston (Ada)
30 Archbishop Jose Gomez at St. Christopher Church in West Covina
Annual Retreat’s at Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside
MI Women’s March 4-6
Fr. Kolbe Volunteer and MI Adult April 15-17
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.
MI Family Village 3rd Sunday/month, Sept. 19, 2:00-6:00PM Kit Carson City Park
We had a consecration class on Aug 14 for 4 adults and about 15 children. We taught about Mary in the Bible, and her 4 dogmas, and showed a video on Kolbe. A couple who took the consecration class last year (the husband became Catholic this April) gave their testimony.
Our MI Village was started 23 years ago and has passed through many phases. We taught classes at night in our home to begin with and moved on to parish consecration classes throughout the San Diego diocese. In the last 10 years we have had 1-2 consecration programs per year and we opened our monthly MI Family Village at our local parish but had to move on to a park. We were using the county park until it became hard to convince the park rangers that 150 people showed up at the park by coincidence and we shouldn’t have to pay the $400 group fee. We fled to Kit Carson city park and have had no issues for the last 2 years.
Joe and Sue O’Donnell 760-745-0935
MI Adult Village Last Friday/ month, Sept 24, 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 1st Sat/mth, Sept 4
Suzanne Flint 209-521-8299
MI Family Village 2nd Sunday/month, Sept 12 after 9:00 am Mass
John & Malissa Souza 209-531-8126
Our St Max feast day was celebrated by praying a private St Max novena and culminated in a celebration Mass with families praying St Max Chaplet after Mass. Artist, Mary Mullins, gave a wonderful and inspirational presentation on the signs and symbols that were contained in the stained glass window dedicated to St. Maximilian Kolbe.
We are preparing for our Sept meeting. We will have a Book Study with “Upbringing,” on instilling virtues in your children. New parishioners are inquiring about our Village. I just received a phone call from a grandparent who received custody of their grandchildren, who wants to be involved in learning more about instilling virtues in our children. We are going to have our first teen meeting also.
MI Mens Retreat was led by Fr Felice, who was one of the founders of Priests for Life. At 88 he is going strong and very vibrant. He was assisted by past MI National Vice Director, John Galten. 14 men attended.
Holy Family MI Village, 2nd Friday of the month, Sept 10, 8:33 pm
Thomas & Mari Avalos 951-313-3980
SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Holy Cross MI Village
2nd Friday of the Month, Sept 10, The Coffee Bean, 7:03 pm, 3712 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA 92501
Freddie Solorio firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA CLARITA, CA Summer Break, MI Teens Village begins in October.
Janet Cooke 661-296-5834
MI Adult Village 1st Saturday of the month, Sept 4, 10-11:30 am
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, Sept 9, 10:30-12 pm
Alice O’Donnell 626-338-1724 We have a Pilgrim Virgin that we bring into homes.
KANSAS CITY, KS
Ave Maria Village 1st Saturday of the month, Sept 4,
Aug 7 Ann O’Donnell, FKM, guest, spoke to some 50 people on The Mystery in Mary reveals the Mystery in Us, using the four dogmas of Mary as the basis for the teachings of the Church on the gift of our being and call to sanctity.
WEST HAVEN, UTAH
St Mary’s Catholic Church
MI Families of the Immaculata Village–1st Sunday,, 12:30-2:00 pm, No Sept meeting, resume in October.
The Masek Family 801-898-3821
1) We openned our Diocesan Respect Life Commission meeting with a prayer specifically to St. Max, patron of the pro-life movement.
2) We offered a consecration preparation class based on Father Faccenda’s book entitled One More Gift .Our consecration ceremony was fabulous !... with 25 participants, many new. We purchased a cake @ the bakery which they decorated with an image of St. Max, prompting their questions as to his identity.
3) Our interim pastor allowed us to place the newly dedicated statue of Our Lady on the altar for August 14 & 15, which we decorated with 30 white and red long stem roses.
Fr. Kolbe Missionaries 531 E Merced Ave. W. Covina, CA 91790 626-917-0040 email@example.com
Dear MI Members,
Summer is already over and the new year is upon us. We wanted to introduce you to the new MI members who made their act of Total Consecration to the Immaculata on the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe (Top photo). The Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Hildebrand, OPraem (pastor of St. John the Baptist in Costa Mesa), Msgr Nestor Rebong (pastor of St. Christopher in West Covina) and Fr. Ernest (visiting priest from Ghana). Maria Del Rosario celebrated 40 years of consecrated life by the renewal of her vows. It was a beautiful day and celebration.