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MI News April  2012

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MI Monthly Formation (download)

 The Little Voice
 A Monthly Newsletter from Ajax, Canada (Download)

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!.
For questions, please call or text: Greg Rawls (312) 806-3129

Fr. Kolbe Missionaries Calendar for April

14    Silver Jubilee of vows Ann O’Donnell,
        3pm Mass and celebration, St Christopher Church,
        West Covina, CA. RSVP for reception.

15   `25 year anniversary of MI Family Village in     Escondido, CA.

21   Legion of Mary retreat, FKM Center
Save the Date
25th Annual MI Family Picnic
May 28th Schabarum Park, Rowland Heights, CA

MI Teen Summer Programs
  At Kamp Kuper Retreat Center, Escondido, CA
 Teen Girls July 15-20
 Teen Guys July 22-26

MI Village News

MI Women’s Village
We meet once a month on Thursday to pray the rosary and share.
Mary Barr    623-842-3676

MI Family Village (English/Spanish)
St. John the Baptist Parish Hall
Begin October to April              4th Sunday 10:00AM-12PM
Rik & Judith Hernandez      626-967-0440 or Joe & Edith Venegas       909-627-0327
April is our last village gathering for the year. In May we attend the MI Family Picnic.

MI Family Village
2nd Sunday, Kit Carson Park,        2:00PM
Joe & Sue O’Donnell    760-745-0935
Militia Immaculata 25th Anniversary San Diego Sunday, Apr 15, 2012
10:30 am Mass followed by reception.
St. Mary's, Escondido, 1160 S Broadway
Escondido CA 92025
No MI Village until August.

MI Adult Village
Last Friday     10-11:30 AM
Don & Joanne Panicko    760-244-7048

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
MI Adult Prayer Village and
MI Spanish Village  
1st Sat      after 8:00 AM Mass
Suzanne Flint (English)     209-521-8299
Maria Braun    (Spanish)
MI Family Village    1st Sunday
Bob & Judy Shannon
March 3rd the Adult Village sponsored a Lenten Mass & Anointing of the Sick, assisted by the English Family & Spanish Family Villages, attended by approximately 250-300 people.
March 17th Adult Prayer Village and the Family Village held a preparation for total consecration.  Fr. Benny/English and Beatriz taught in Spanish on the Prayer of Consecration. Father showed a portion of the film of Blessed Johannes Duns Scotus, OFM defending the privilege of the Immaculate Conception at the University of Sorbonne.  We will be adding the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary to our meditation on the Rosary because of his enthusiastic presentation.
March 25 -bi-lingual rite of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. There were approximately 54 Spanish speaking and 30 or so English speaking.  It was beautiful!!!
April 14th & 15th Villages – Adult and Family will listen to Fr. Benny. Our 3 Villages had our first MI Parish Council. We are blessed to have a pastor who is deeply in love with our Heavenly Mother and supports us fully - not to mention the FKM. We are also developing a newsletter and online page in unison with our parish website.
MI Spanish Village  April 14th  film on St. Kolbe’s life and begin to read his biography. End of April—Plans for leadership training.

Holy Family MI Village      2nd Friday, 8:33 PM
Thomas & Mari Avalos                  951-313-3980

Holy Cross MI Village
2nd Friday of the Month, Gather at St. Francis de Sales 4268 Lime & 13th Streets, Riverside CA 92501, before the MI Village 4:13 pm Confession - 5:13 pm Holy Mass - 5:44 pm Holy Hour then... The Coffee Bean at 7:03 PM, 3712 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
Fred Solorio


Women’s Rosary             2nd Wed 7PM
Janet Cooke                 661-296-5834
Mother’s praying for their families

MI Adult Village   
1st Saturday     10-11:30 AM
Carmen Denning    909-595-1366
We have a Pilgrim Virgin we bring into homes.

FKM Center
MI and the Fr. Kolbe Missionaries:
3rd Sunday                            2-4PM
Larry & Victoria Jensen      626-222-4456
MI and the Fr. Kolbe Missionaries: March held three Lenten Retreats: Spanish MI Village members were deeply moved by meditations for the Stations of the Cross given by Anna Brizzi. Young Adults watched the documentary on the sketch work of Auschwitz, ex-prisoner Marion Kolodziej which led into profound reflection and discussion on the meaning of life. Ann O’Donnell spoke on the Joy of Repentance, the Cross, Truth and of Mary at the MI Young Adult/Adult weekend retreat. A mother and daughter, unaware of the retreat but staying at the abbey for the weekend joined the retreat and made their total consecration at the conclusion.

MI Adult Village
2nd Thursday     10:30-12 PM
Alice O’Donnell    626-338-1724

Our Lady of All Nations    2nd Thursday
Matt Bradley

The Upper Room MI Prayer Village
Third Wednesday/month  6:30pm
Upper Room, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Mary Rubeck        316-778-1939

Ave Maria Village    1st Saturday
Christine Rossi
Our Village collaborates with LIFEFRONT organization and have committed to the 3rd Sat. of the month to pray the rosary in front of an abortion clinic. I am very pleased with our members who have been able to join us for the hour of prayer. We have read the stations as well as prayed rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet. The evil one always has surprises for us with the weather, either very very cold or very very windy.
April 21, - one day retreat with the Marians of the Immaculate Conception at the Redemptorist Church. Fr.Dan Cambra, Br Michael Baker and Br David Blasland, will be with us. We have asked the Divine Mercy prayer group and our 4 Villages in our area to join us. We ask prayers for this Retreat. Most of our members have renewed their consecrations on the Solemnity of the Annunciation. I am going about 2 hrs from here, to present a consecration talk to 15 men and women who want to make their consecration and form a village.


MI Totus Tuus Village of the Visitation, BVM Church
Joe Valovage    
Ash Wednesday - Holy Hour with Missionary of Charity Sisters (MOC) in Norristown, PA
St. Joseph Novena and St. Joseph Table around his solemnity.  All proceeds (food & money) are donated to the MOC sisters in Norristown.

MI Families of the Immaculata Village
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
1st Sunday     12:30-2:00 PM
The Masek Family    801-898-3821

Sunday, March 25th after the 11:30 Mass 6 people consecrated themselves to the Immaculata since they were not able to last month during the Lenten Retreat.
March 30 Diocesan Day of Prayer and Fasting for Religious Freedom and Conscience.
Sunday, April 15th: 1:00-2:00  "A Holy Hour for Mercy"/Divine Mercy Sunday will take the place of our usual First Sunday Village.
One of the fruits of our recent Lenten retreat was the request to incorporate nocturnal Holy Hours at St. Mary's once a month on the First Friday in May, culminating with the re-institution of our parish 's First Saturday 8:00 Mass.

Ajax MI Village
Moderator – Teresa Viechweg
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30pm

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