Mary Immaculate Church  
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Mary Immaculate Church
2800 Valwood Pkwy
Farmers Branch, TX 75234  
Phone: 972-243-7104
Fax: 972-406-1254

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Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
Save The Date!
Fall Festival 2016!

Shepherd's Cafe is
Aug 27!!

Hello everyone!
May the Lord give you His peace

After taking a sabbatical since May 2015 for time of prayer, discernment, and rest, we are returning THIS month on Saturday, August 27. With our return, we have 6 Franciscan Friars of the Renewal priests and brothers coming to join in the celebration of our return. Brother Isaiah, CFR has recently released his first CD, Broomstick, and will be performing LIVE with the other Friars.  A fun and holy night is planned so come join us!

Other EXCITING news! Next month on Saturday, September 24, we will be offering FREE film screening of OUTCASTS

(CLICK HERE for more information on all of our exciting events and news!)

Special Invitation to the
Miracles and Mercy Workshops


Celebration by
Mary Immaculate Church
Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy

The Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis has called is from
Dec 8, 2015 – Nov 20, 2016


Click HERE for more information


Religious Education PK-6th

Para mas información, haga click AQUI
For more information, click HERE



Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Bible study begins September 15 with a 24-week study called “Matthew: The King and His Kingdom”.  The fee for this course is $32, and forms are available in the Narthex and online. Only paid registrations will be accepted, as these classes are limited in space.  The classes will be held each Thursday in Conference Room 128, and you can choose either 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.  For more information, contact Beth in the office of Evangelization. 

All the men, women and youth of the parish are invited to an Evangelization Workshop: Sharing Your Faith Story after 8:am Mass until 12 noon on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in the Library. Nancy Ward shares her conversion story and Larry Lenzen, III, his renewal story. They will teach you the skills to share your faith story. The cost is only $10.  Registration deadline is September 16. For questions or registration contact: Call Beth Crouch, Director of Evangelization, at 972-243-7104 ext. 46.  Click HERE for more information.


at MARY IMMACULATE CHURCH, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a rosary?

Come to the Church Conference Room the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. and learn to make simple beaded rosaries (like the one HERE). Mary Immaculate Church provides rosaries for the religious education students, for missions, and for the new parishioner welcome bags from the Welcome Committee.  We hope you will bring your children, too!  It’s a fun once-a-month workshop that will bring your family together with other families eager to share their faith in community! 

Don’t have time on Saturdays? You can always come by and pick up materials to take home with you.  How much fun would it be to make rosaries in front of a good family movie or even better, while teaching children to pray the Rosary!


Have you always wanted to know more about your faith? Join us every Tuesday evening beginning September 6 at 7 p.m. in the Church Conference Room (across from the parish offices) to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Bob Lawrence, a parishioner with many years of experience leading catechetical studies and Bible studies, will explore topics ranging from the Papacy and Infallibility to Marriage, Scripture and Tradition, Sin and Suffering, and much more. Each Tuesday brings a different topic. No registration necessary and no fees involved. Just come in, sit a while and listen to topics of faith and morals in the Catholic Church.  Watch the bulletins each Sunday to find out what the next three week’s topics will be, or just come every Tuesday to hear our engaging speaker and leader, Bob Lawrence, teach you more about your faith! 

Do You Welcome Visitors
To Your Parish?
Welcoming newcomers to your parish is not just the job of the pastoral staff, ushers, ministers of hospitality or greeters. It is everyone’s responsibility. Here are some  things you can do to provide better hospitality in your parish.
Cultivate the virtue of hospitality at Mass. Many Mass attendees tend to gather into little cliques and ignore those who are not members of their particular clique. They are not really inhospitable, just heedless of the need for hospitality. Make hospitality a new habit when you go to Mass.
Come early, leave late. Instead of rushing to Mass to be there on time, and then rushing out at its conclusion, make time to come a little early and linger just a bit later. Make room in your busy life to greet and spend time with others at Mass.
Go in peace to greet someone! Seek out someone you’ve not met before. Shake their hand, introduce your­self, and take a few moments to welcome them to your parish home, God’s house.
Welcome everyone. Not only do visitors need your warm welcome, regular Mass attendees also need a friendly greeting. Develop a good handshake and be enthusiastic about your parish. You are greeting others in the name of Christ.


Journey of Hope


In his book, “On Heaven and Earth”, Pope Francis is quoted stating that Divorced, Separated and Remarried Catholics should, "integrate into the parish life". If you look around, you will find that most Divorced, Remarried and Separated are not sitting in our pews. This is because many times the topic of Divorce makes us feel uncomfortable. We tend to shy away from asking or getting involved. Christ calls us to Charity for the poor and the needy. Our Divorced and Separated brothers and sisters are in need. Some are poor in spirit. As soldiers for Christ, we are called to evangelize by being inviting and attentive to those in need.

If you are separated or divorced, or know of a Catholic that has fallen away due to their Divorce or Separation, the road to healing is available through our Journey of Hope program here at Mary Immaculate!

Those seeking healing are invited to take the first step by attending our weekly meetings on Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Bride's Room.

For more information contact Alma at or
Rita at

Saying I Do…
What Happens at a
Catholic Wedding
Are you recently engaged, planning a wedding or thinking about the Sacrament of Marriage? A great video for couples, families and anyone considering marriage in the Catholic Church, “Saying I do…What happens at a Catholic Wedding”, is available for viewing online.

This video walks you through the Rite of Marriage, whether you’re marrying another Catholic, a baptized person who is not Catholic, or someone who is not baptized. It also answers several FAQs about Catholic weddings.

For more information contact Rita Ford
972-243-7104 x26 or


Join Mary Immaculate's
Perpetual Adoration Ministry

We invite you to make a weekly commitment with the Blessed Sacrament

Sign up to be an adorer at ADORATION



During this Year of Mercy, please join us in the Eucharistic chapel each day at 3:00 PM (the Hour of Mercy) as we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet



Did you know we have over 650 books in our library? For a listing of the books, please click HERE.  Questions about donating or checking out books? Please call Beth in the Office of Evangelization or write her at 

July 2016
Mary Immaculate Herald

Click HERE to read past Heralds

Are you a Mary Immaculate parishioner who has a story to share with our community? Do you want to share your ministry information or event with the parish, or maybe a human interest, personal story as it relates to your ministry event or your faith?

We would love to publish it in the Mary Immaculate Herald! To discuss your article and pictures submission for the newsletter, please contact Marci Meagher at 972-243-7104 x30 or email

Adult Faith Formation

Many adult faith opportunities are offered through the diocese. Click HERE for a listing of events available to all parishoners in the Diocese of Dallas

Message from
Bishop Kevin Farrell

How We Can Help the Refugees

Click HERE for letter from Bishop Farrell


How does one
become Catholic?



The RCIA INQUIRY stage is the starting place for adults who are thinking about entering the Catholic Church.  In the inquiry stage, you’re just finding out about Jesus, Christianity and the Catholic Church. Your main task here is to get to know Christ, prayer, the Catholic Church and how Christians live.

Click HERE for more information.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming Catholic, come on in and talk with us on
Sunday August 28
8:30 a.m.

in the Administration Conference Room inside the Church office. 

A couple of really nice church folks will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the process, timeframe, documents needed, and more.  And by the way, we would be so happy to tell you a little bit more about Jesus, too!

Come after Mass for donuts and coffee.  See you then!

If you have questions in the meantime, Call Beth in the church office at 972-243-7104 ext. 46 


Nights of Healing

Summer Schedule

August 31
September 28

Click HERE for more information

Fr. Michael's Annual
"State of the Communion"

Please click HERE to read Fr. Michael's annual "State of the Communion" as well as the 2015 year-ending Financial Reports for both the School and the Church

A Stewardship Prayer

Our Blessed Lord!

Our Risen Savior!


We give you thanks

For the awe-inspiring gift of Easter

And the redemption we enjoy

As a result of your gift.


We give you thanks for calling us

your friends

and allowing us to share your body

and blood

in the holy Eucharist.


Oh merciful Lord,

Redeemer and Teacher,

by the power of the Holy Spirit

give us the skills to listen to you

more closely;

the wisdom to put

the Eucharist into action;

and the courage to bring

your Easter message of hope

to a world that desperately needs

your love


We ask this through Christ, our Lord.  Amen

Click HERE for more information

The Music Ministry Needs

If you have an interest in singing in one of the choirs, playing in the handbell choir, or playing an instrument, please contact Thomas Woods, Director of Music. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Attention Students
High School Seniors, 8th Grade Students, 4th-8th MIS Students

Spirit of Love Scholarships

See 2016 Spirit of Love Scholarship Recipients HERE

Rebekah Leah Rivera Foundation will be accepting applications postmarked January 2 thru February 12, 2016. See or call 972-480-5273 for details

Mary Immaculate, Patroness of Our Country, Pray for Us!

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