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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 February 18 at 7:00 PM. Visit www.miyouth.org
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-404-0138
Fr. Kolbe Missionaries Calendar for March
4 Eucharistic Adoration, FKM chapel from 6 – 10 PM
Preparation for Total Consecration Session I, 7-8:30 PM
5 First Friday,
MI Young Adults 7-... PM – fellowship, food, formation
and fun at FKM Center
6 First Saturday
MI Teens, 13-17 y.o. 9-5:00 PM
11 Preparation for Total Consecration Session II, 7-8:30 PM
13 Solemn act of Total Consecration, 8:30 AM Mass at
St Christopher Church, West Covina.
MI Spanish Lenten Day of Retreat, 9 AM- 4 PM,
Fr. Fernando Cuenca, OVM
14 MI Young Adults Mini Lenten Retreat, 2-8:00 PM.
20 Confirmation Retreat for St. Christopher Parish
21 MI Adult Meeting, 2-4:00 PM Theme: Foundation of the MI
and the MI Today
Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside, CA
MI Women March 5-7 with Fr. Sebastian Walshe, OPraem, $195
Fr, Kolbe Volunteers and MI Adults March 26-28 with Fr. Gregory Dick, OPraem, $195
MI Couples April 23-25 with Fr. Vincent Gilmore, OPraem, $385/couple
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.
Mama Mary’s Village for children (5-12 y.o.) and moms
First Thursday of the month, 10-12noon
I teach from the Junior MI Handbook followed by a discussion (15 minutes) then we pray the Rosary followed by fun at the park.
Julie Blackstock 623-547-7136
BALDWIN PARK, CA
MI Family Village St. John the Baptist, Parish Hall 3843 Baldwin Park Blvd
Next meeting March 28, April 25, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rik and Judith Hernandez 626-967-0444 or Joe and Edith Venegas 909-627-0327
MI Family Village 3rd Sunday, March 21, 2:00-6:00PM Kit Carson City Park
Joe and Sue O’Donnell 760-745-0935
MODESTO, CA email@example.com
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road John Paul II Center
The Annual Marian Retreat sponsored by the Adult and Family Villages. Had a crowd of some 200 people (100 some adults, 30 teens and 50 children). One heart, one mind with Mary was the theme. MI National President, Fr. Patrick Greenough, OFM Conv was the main speaker.
MI Prayer Village First Saturday after 8:00 am Mass, March 6, Suzanne Flint 209-521-8299
In March we are planning a Mass and Anointing of the Sick. We coordinate the homebound with Storer Bus Systems, which provides transportation to St. Joseph’s free of charge.
MI Family Village March 14, Sunday after 9:00 am Mass
Fr Benny gave a presentation to the Family Village this past Sunday Feb 14th on what it means to be “wholly” Hers (Immaculata) without any reservation.
The first part of the consecration prayer states, “Beseeching you to accept my whole and entire self as your property and possession.” This is limitless. And then, “Dispose of me, of all my faculties of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, as it pleases you.” That is the basic aim of the MI .
Since we belong entirely to the Immaculata, let us do all within our power to convert and sanctify souls. It is the Immaculate herself who works through our mediation. Those acts become more perfect because they become the possession of the Immaculata.
Fr Benny talked about those who are possessed by the devil, that the devil is acting and thinking thru them. In our Consecration we ask to be her possession without any reservation. We want her to think, to speak and to act through us. We desire to belong to the Immaculata to the extent that nothing will remain in us that does not identify her, so that we may be annihilated in her,..... transformed into her,...... changed into her,..... that she alone remains, so that we may be as much hers as she is God’s. When we remain in her she gives birth to Jesus, who is God, and that we might bring her into every heart, to give her life to every heart. In other words... Divinizing man to the God-Man through the Mother of the God-Man. We re-read the consecration prayer slowly and took in its meaning in a more powerful way after Fr Benny’s presentation.
Anyone wishing to have their home Enthroned to the Sacred Heart, which entails two visits, call Kent Harker 209-571-5471.
March 25th, 5:45pm Mass, Feast of the Annunciation will be an occasion for those who wish to consecrate their families to the Immacualta. We will be supporting those new “Family Village”, members and celebrating our one year anniversaries of Family Consecration.
Information: John & Malissa Souza 209-531-8126
Holy Family MI Village, 2nd Friday of the month, March 12, 8:33 PM
Thomas and Mari Avalos, 951-32`-0426
SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Holy Cross MI Village
2nd Friday of the Month, March 12, The Coffee Bean, 7:03 pm 3712 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA 92501
Freddie Solorio firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA CLARITA, CA
M.I. Youth First Fridays of the month, March 5.
13-17 year olds 6:00- 8:00 with dinner included.
Janet Cooke 661-296-5834
MI Adult Village February 6, 1st Saturday of the month 10-11:30am
Carmen Denning 909-595-1366 We have a Pilgrim Virgin that we bring into homes.
WEST COVINA, CA
MI Adult Village Feb 11, 2nd Thursday of the month 10:30-12 noon
Alice O’Donnell 626-338-1724
We have a Pilgrim Virgin that we bring into homes. We continue to write priests and send them the Hero of Auschwitz bio on Kolbe, proposing that they make their total consecration to Mary.
Jillian Cooke’s profession of vows, Feb. 13 as a Fr. Kolbe Missionary of the Immaculata
It was a glorious celebration witnessed by some 400 people at St Christopher’s Church.
“The Father Kolbe Missionaries have taught me to dream and hope without fear, because the world is broken and suffering, but is beautiful and bursting with the wonders of the Lord. The Father Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata take up the legacy left by St. Maximilian Kolbe, who found joy even in the Bunker of Auschwitz. He testified to the beauty of the individual and all of God’s creation, while fighting vehemently against sin and the false ideologies of his day. They look to continue St. Max’s mission by entrusting themselves to the Immaculate Mother, whose purity manifests our own final destination and whose holiness shines forth as inspirational guide. With the Father Kolbe Missionaries I can be an instrument in the hands of this Mother, an instrument for bringing about the authentic happiness of men in Christ for the Glory of God. It is a gift, a call, a mission.
Jesus Christ has held out His Sacred Heart to me, burning with Divine Love for me and all His children. He has given and blessed my desire to serve Him unreservedly. I wait to see all the wonders the Lord will perform as He continues to draw me to Himself. I know I will appreciate an ever more authentic happiness in Him, and thus be able to share it with the world wherever and however I am called. This is the simple beauty of being a Fr. Kolbe Missionary. My only hope now is be a faithful one!”
KANSAS CITY, KS
Ave Maria Village March 6 1st Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM
Christine Rossi email@example.com
I had to split the total consecration class into two parts. “Road to Sanctity “ was just too good to cut short. March 6, I will talk on Mary, the Mother of Our Redeemer and Total Consecration.
We had 35 come in spite of horrible weather. As a village, we are either going to make the consecration or renew our consecration on March 25 at a special Mass.
WEST HAVEN, UTAH
St Mary’s Catholic Church
MI Families of the Immaculata Village–1st Sunday, March 7, 12:30 to 2:00 PM
The Masek Family 801-898-3821 firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a beautiful blessing of the candles ceremony at our last meeting. All were invited to take a newly blessed candle as we welcomed Christ, the Light of the World into our homes.
We began our study of the Marytown Press book entitled Together With Mary through the question, “How can we embrace our spiritual life with Mary?” We look forward to discussing how, together with Mary, we can become caring sewers of good seed in the world.”
MI FAMILY NEWS:
For the sick and suffering: sister in law of Christine Rossi, MI President in Kansas City battling with cancer; Marisa Brizzi, sister in law of FKM Anna Brizzi, battling with cancer and all our KFC members.
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