MI News April 2011
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MI Monthly Formation
MI Young Adult Village at Marytown
Join us for Mass, Fellowship and a speaker on topics that are releveant to young Catholics, 18–30, living their faith!. Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 PM.
For questions, please call or text: Greg Rawls (312) 806-3129
MI Village News
MI Women’s Village
Once a month on Thursday to pray the rosary and share. Mary Barr 623-842-3676
BALDWIN PARK, CA
MI Family Village St. John the Baptist, Parish Hall 4th Sunday 1-3:00PM
In March the leaders speak of heroic charity in the life of St. Maximilian and our lives. The young children led the mysteries of the rosary, sharing their insights into Jesus’ suffering. Rik & Judith are compiling a three year lesson plan for Family Villages.
Rik & Judith Hernandez 626-967-0444 or Joe & Edith Venegas 909-627-0327
MI Family Village 2nd Sunday 2:00-6:00PM Kit Carson City Park
MI Teens April 15 at the Soberon’s house.
Joe and Sue O’Donnell 760-745-0935
MI Adult Village Last Friday of the month, 10-11:30 AM
Joanne Panicko 760-244-7048
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
Vito Paxia will give a presentation on the Rosary and Fr. Benedict will speak briefly to us. I want to prepare them for the month of May and give them the book entitled "A Month with Mary.”
MI Family Village
2nd Sunday of the month
John & Malissa Souza 209-531-8126
As a fruit of a very successful February Marian Silent Retreat we had 46 candidates for Total Consecration. Fr. Benny, our Village spiritual director, instructed the group for 4 hours in a two part "Preparation for Consecration".
On the Feast of the Annunciation, Fr Benny presided over the consecration ceremony (in which he too officially enrolled in the MI). Five Spanish speaking people, followed by their families, made their consecration. Father then announced that we will begin a MI Spanish Village with the help of the Missionaries. Then four families made the family total consecration. Standing shoulder to shoulder, the remaining individuals, stood before the sanctuary of the church. With the help of Fr John Peter all were invested with the Miraculous Medal. It was a beautiful site to behold. Many MI members were on hand to welcome and celebrate on the plaza after Mass. In April Laura and Kent Harker will share about Enthronement of the home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Holy Family MI Village, 2nd Friday of the month, 8:33 PM
Thomas & Mari Avalos 951-313-3980
SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Holy Cross MI Village
2nd Friday of the Month, The Coffee Bean, 7:03 pm, 3712 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA
Freddie Solorio firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA CLARITA, CA
MI Teens April 8 In March seventeen met to discuss being at the foot of the cross with Mary.
Women's Rosary April 13 In view of the tragedies in Japan I shared about St. Maximilian Kolbe’s mission in Nagasaki.
Janet Cooke 661-296-5834
MI Adult Village 1st Saturday of the month, 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, 10:30-12 pm
Alice O’Donnell 626-338-1724
KANSAS CITY, MO
Ave Maria Village 1st Saturday of the month.
April 1-3 Pilgrimage to Perryville, MO to the National Shrine of the Miraculous Metal.
March 25 was a special consecration ceremony for seventeen new MI members. Fr. Reggi, the spiritual assistant, presided. It is the first total consecration for the people of St. Phillip’s parish.
Christine Rossi email@example.com
Rather than a traditional MI Village we received permission to do it another way. Every week our 25 MI Villagers commit to a holy hour where we pray and read the MI format. It may be an hour of our choosing. We seek our own formation and apostolates. We are letting Our Lady lead us to various individual apostolates such as promoting MI, pro-life, promoting Eucharistic adoration, and helping the poor. We are beginning an apostolate supporting Fair trade to help the poor in third world countries become empowered.
Mary Stringfellow firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST HAVEN, UTAH
St Mary’s Catholic Church www.stmarysutah.org.
MI Families of the Immaculata Village–1st Sunday, 12:30-2:00 pm
The Masek Family 801-898-3821 email@example.com
In preparation for the beatification of John Paul II on May 1, 2011, we continued our monthly study of his encyclical Mission of the Redeemer with chapter two, "The Kingdom of Heaven/ The Storms of Life". We highlighted three ways in which one can "weather" the storms of life: 1) Stay close to the Sacraments 2) be rooted in His Holy Word and Church teachings and 3) call on the intercession and motherly protection of the Immaculata. We will discuss Our Lady of Sorrows and incorporate our study of One More Gift in April.
Fr. Kolbe Missionaries Calendar for April
1 MI Young Adults gathering 7-10PM
2 World Youth Day pilgrims meet
MI Young Adult Lenten Reflection 1-10PM
That They May be One, Fr. Thomas Czek, OFM Conv
3 MI Lenten Retreat 1:30-5PM
The Sacrifice of the Mass, Fr. John Montejano
6 MI Spanish Village 9:30-1PM
7 & 14 A Man for Others Book Study 7-8:30 PM
9 Spanish Fr. Kolbe Volunteers Retreat 9-6PM
15-17 Fr. Kolbe Volunteers and MI Adults Retreat
Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside,CA Fr. Gregory Dick, OPraem
30 Association of Fr. Kolbe Volunteers of the Immacualta
11:00 Mass, St. Christopher Parish, West Covina, CA
Visit our website and blog today! http://www.kolbemissionusa.blogspot.com/March 4-6
MI FAMILY NEWS
The Sick and the Suffering: All of our elderly and Knights at the Foot of the Cross.
Ordination to the Order of Deacons: Hans Flondor, OFM Conv, April 16 at the Cathedral St. John, Milwaukee, WI.
The Fr. Kolbe Missionaries are the MI National Office for the Spanish Speaking. MI materials are available.
The MI Monthly Formation bulletin is compiled and published by:
Fr. Kolbe Missionaries
531 E Merced Ave.
W. Covina, CA 91790