MI Village News
MI Family Village
First Saturday at St. Mary’s 4:15-9pm
Joe & Sue O’Donnell 760-745-0935
We encourage the families to make the first Saturdays in honor of Our Lady of Fatima and we have the Pilgrim Virgin visitation to MI families.
To celebrate this year of Faith we are sponsoring an Adult Bible study (Scott Hahn series) on the second Fridays of the month,
MI Adult Village
Last Friday 10-11:30 AM
SANTA CLARITA, CA
2nd Wed 7PM
Mother’s praying for their families
May 22 Mary and the Year of Faith, Ann O’Donnell
St. Clare Parish, 7PM, Canyon Country, CA
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)
May 4th after the 8am Mass. Our topic presentation and discussion: Mary, Our Mother of Faith--"To Jesus through Mary," MI visitors to Modesto will find us in JPII Room 5; we welcome you in the Spirit of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
May 5, 5:30pm youth Mass. We are preparing for the Coronation of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Both the Family Village and Spanish Village as well as all children from our parish have been invited to join us in this celebration of Our Holy Mother during the month of May.
MI Family Village
1st Sunday 10:30AM ending with pot-luck
Bob & Judy Shannon email@example.com
Easter Blessings!! Here is a copy of the letter to Pope Francis from the children of our Family Village (verbatim): Yours in Christ, Nic
"Dear Pope Francis,
We want to tell you how very much we love you and we wish you to have a great first year as our Pope! We are so glad you became our Pope and we wish for you so much. We wish especially for you to have, hope, love, fortitude, wisdom and knowledge but especially the grace of God! We are the children of the Militia of the Immaculata in Modesto, Ca., U.S.A. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Being part of the MI we know to pray to our Blessed Mother, Mary and to St. Maximilian Kolbe so we pray to them and the Holy Spirit to guide you, help you and watch over you and to keep you safe. We pray God keeps you safe from danger and we know He will send your Guardian Angel to help you.
To help you we want to offer for you to God a Spiritual Bouquet that we will try very hard to keep (even though some things are especially hard):
Jacob (5) I will give up candy for 2 weeks
Josephine (7) I will not play in the garage for 1 day
Caitlin (5) I read Bible stories and offer them for our Pope
Kateri (12)I will offer bedtime prayers every night for 1 month or as long as I can.
MaryGrace (10) I will offer 1 decade of the Holy Rosary for 1 month for Pope Francis
Francis (8): I want to offer to pray all day every day because our Pope has the same name as me and St. Francis but I think I will offer Morning Prayer and bedtime prayer for 2 weeks because I have to be quiet in soccer.
Gemma (10) I will practice obedience like St. Maximilain calls us to do and offer it up for Pope Francis
Gianna (8) I will offer up practicing obedience especially in school where it is really hard sometimes.
Alexandria (4) I will pray the Hail Mary for the Pope!
Elizabeth (7) I will offer a morning prayer for our Pope Francis every morning for 1 week.”
Holy Family MI Village
2nd Friday, 8:33pm
Thomas & Mari Avalos
Holy Cross MI Village
2nd Friday of the Month, St. Francis de Sales, Riverside CA, 4:13 pm Confession - 5:13 pm Holy Mass
- 5:44 pm Holy Hour then our Village at The Coffee Bean at 7:03 PM, 3712 Mission Inn Ave.
Fred Solorio firstname.lastname@example.org
MI Adult Village
We wish to express our gratitude to Carmen Denning for her years of leadership of this Village. She will continue the visitation to the families with the Pilgrim Virgin statue but the Village will no longer meet. She will also continue to sponsor the annual preparation for total consecration for the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in her parish, San Lorenzo Ruiz. May the Immaculata reward you Carmen for your generous service to Her cause.
WEST COVINA, CA
MI Adult Prayer Village
1st Monday 10-12pm
Alice O’Donnell 626-338-1724
Rosary, reflection and study from MI Formation
Fr. Kolbe Missionaries Center
Fr. Marcos Gonzalez from Los Angeles presented Vatican Council II document, Sacrosanctum Concilium, to the Young Adults.
Total Consecration – 5 adults made their act of total consecration to Mary at St. Christopher’s. They confessed to have many fears of giving themselves to Mary and that joining the MI would be too much. Rather, they were excited to understand it was an ever more interior transformation they are being called to.
Participants of the Women of Grace program and their families consecrated themselves at San Segundo in Guasti, CA.
Holy Name of Jesus Convent
305 Washington Blvd.,
MI Village – 3rd Sunday of the month -4 – 6pm Children welcome!
Read all about the Sisters MI work at http://www.consecration.com/UserFiles/file/forgetnotlove
M.I. LIFE Holy Hour for Life – Each Wednesday 11-Noon
MT. PROSPECT, IL
Our Lady of All Nations
6:30pm pizza followed by prayer at 7:20pm. We are single young adults.
KANSAS CITY, MO
Ave Maria Village
1st Saturday – 1st Sat at Redemptorist Church
Christine Rossi email@example.com
Under Ave Maria Village’s guidance are:
Morning Star MI Village
MOUND CITY, KS
Mystical Rose MI Village
We are working on getting a weekly adoration program started and have it manned and supported by the MI members.
Spiritual Vessel MI Village
The Upper Room MI Prayer Village
Third Wednesday/month 6:30pm
Upper Room, Cathedral of the Immaculate
Mary Rubeck 316-778-1939
MI Totus Tuus Village of the Visitation BVM Church
2nd Thursday in Mount Prospect
Joe Valovage firstname.lastname@example.org
MI “Domus Mariae” Village
1st Thursday (except July and August)
6-7:15 pm monthly Holy Hour @ 6 PM followed by Kolbe's Readings.
Our Lady of Czestochowa Church
1731 Blalock Rd, 77080
We now have a blog! It's for everybody! Check it out at:http://www.midomusmariae.wordpress.com/.
WEST HAVEN, UTAH
"Militia of the Immaculata" @ St. Mary Catholic Church
1st Sunday 12:30-2:00 pm
The Masek Family 801-898-3821
Inspired by a recent MI consecrant, our annual "A Holy Hour for Mercy" celebration on Divine Mercy Sunday was taken to new levels of participation this year as the adult English choir sang the chaplet and Eucharistic adoration chants, followed by a potluck dinner. Highlights were read from Pope John Paul II's homily at St. Faustina's canonization Mass. These were tied into the life and martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe. May these three Polish saints continue to intercede for us all. In May we will celebrate the one year anniversary of our Nocturnal Adoration Program for Vocations, a fruit of our first MI parish Lenten retreat, as well as organize our parish May crowning which will include the praying of a multi-language rosary.
Ajax MI Village
Moderator – Teresa Viechweg
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30pm
Mt. Vernon, BC
MI Family News
Please keep the MI International Council in your prayers as we meet May 7-9.
October 2013 is the MI General Assembly in which will be elected the new International MI President and Council in Rome. Representing the USA will be Fr. Patrick Greenough, OFM Conv, MI National President/ MI International Vice President.; Fr. Stephen McKinley, OFM Conv, MI National Spiritual Assistant; Shevawn Pearson, MI National Youth Coordinator.
Marriage – Let us pray for Anna Bodaschin and Raul Sevilla to be wed on June 8, 2013 in Downey, CA. Both have been very active in the MI Young Adults.
For the Repose of the Souls – Idelfonso Rodriguez, long time member of the MI along with his wife and three daughters. Father of 9 of whom one is Sr. Maria Kolbe, OCarm. Baldwin Park, CA.
May Fr. Kolbe Missionaries Calendar
1 MI Spanish Village – 9am, rosary, talk on Porta Fidei, confession, Mass, lunch
3 Young Adults, 7pm – Our Lady in Vatican II, Ada Locatelli
4 School of Ministry, Mary Immaculate, 2-8PM Pacoima
5 Aspirant Fr. Kolbe Volunteer’s formation, 1:30-4PM
MI Family Picnic Meeting, 4PM
9 Ascension Thursday
10 Workshop on Vatican II, Our Lady of Lourdes, East LA, 7-8:30PM (17-24)
11 Total consecration for Spanish speaking group in Upland, CA
Yard Sale - Fundraising for work on the house
12 Mother’s Day
13 Our Lady of Fatima, consecration of Pontificate of Pope Francis to Our Lady of Fatima
16 St. John’s Seminary Conferral, Jillian receives her Masters in Pastoral Ministry
17-29 Antonella Di Piazza will visit the California mission. She served here for nine years.
Workshop on Vatican II, Our Lady of Lourdes, East LA, 7-8:30PM
18 School of Ministry, Mary Immaculate, 2-8PM Pacoima
19 Pentecost Sunday
Families to the MAX, 2:00-5pm – The Mission of the Family
22 Mary and the Year of Faith, St Clare Church, Canyon Country, 7PM
24 Workshop on Vatican II, Our Lady of Lourdes, East LA, 7-8:30PM (17-24)
25 Day of Evangelization in Santa Monica – going to the streets with Mary
26 Holy Trinity Sunday
27 26th Annual MI Family Picnic, Schabarum Park, Rowland Hghts, CA. 11am-5pm.
Annual fundraiser for the Fr. Kolbe Missionaries – Fun for all the Family!
31 The Visitation of the Blessed Mother to Elizabeth
Click onto www.kolbemission.org/en for further information on events sponsored by the Missionaries.
MI Teen Summer Programs – Kamp Kuper – Escondido, CA (ages 13-17)
MI Teen Girls June 30 – July 5
MI Teen Guys July 7 - 11
Check out www.miyouth.org for all MI Teen Summer Programs in the U.S.A.