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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


PARISH AND SCHOOL
CLEAN UP DAYS
JULY 10-11

(a/k/a Paint-a-Thon!)

All hands are needed for this big event Friday evening, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, from 8:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Help our parish as we paint the hallways, cafeteria and classrooms, plus do minor repair work, do light cleaning and organize storage spots. Whatever you can do, we need you for one hour, two hours or the whole day! All workers will enjoy a picnic lunch noon to 1.

Join us on Saturday, July 11, for Mass at 8 a.m., followed by a blessing of the workers in the Courtyard around 8:30 a.m. Workers will be assigned to tasks and teams, work begins at 8:45 a.m. and we should be done by 3 p.m. that day. No experience necessary...we are looking for help, not perfection!

We invite all parish and school families plus friends of MIS to help. It is possible for high school and jr. high students to receive service hours from this event. Children younger than high school must work in conjunction with their parents.

 
Please sign up on the web at
 CLEAN-UP SIGN-UP 

Questions? Call Beth in the Church office at 972-243-7104 ext. 46
 

LIFE-LONG FAITH

Fans of Fr. Robert Barron’s series “Catholicism” can sign up now for a six-week course on “Catholicism: The New Evangelization” offered this summer on Thursdays, July 9 and 23, and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. The sessions will be held in the conference room at 10 a.m. and repeated at 6:30 p.m.

This formation program has been created to trace the history and definition of the term “new evangelization” and illuminates its meaning using St. John Paul II’s call to use new ardor, new expressions and new methods to evangelize contemporary culture.

The cost is only $5.00 and no materials are required. To register, fill out the form on our website or grab a paper form from the Narthex. Registrations are first-come, first-served.

Email Beth at bethc@maryimmaculatechurch.org for more information.

Small Groups now forming for
“Forming Intentional Disciples”

Recently we invited 20 members of the Parish community to take part in a 6-week book study of Sherry Weddell’s book “Forming Intentional Disciples”.  In this study, we learned to recognize the different thresholds of conversion: were people at the trust stage? The curiosity stage? Or maybe they were already at the “openness” stage.  We learned what to do to help seekers get to the next level on their path to Jesus!

Each participant came away from the book study with more tools to help them evangelize in their daily lives.  A good majority of these 20 people will now be heading up their own small group book studies of this exciting, life-changing book.  If you want to be a part of one of these 6 to 8 week book studies, please call the parish office and ask for Beth (972-243-7104 ext. 46) or email her at bethc@maryimmaculatechurch.org.  A form also will be available in the Narthex soon where you can indicate your preference for evening of the week or time of day that you are most available to be a participant.  The groups will be kept very small, so let Beth know immediately if you want to participate.   


HERE COMES THE
WELCOME WAGON!

How would you like to be on a committee in the church that:

1) Never has to meet
2) Has little if no responsibility level
3) Is super fun and will help you feel connected to everyone at Mary Immaculate!

If this sounds good to you, you just might be the perfect parishioner for our new Welcome Wagon!

Click HERE for more information!

Companies can help with Welcome Wagon bags!
Click HERE for information


YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE

Pope Frances called for a “Year of Consecrated Life” to run from February 2015 to February 2016.

If any members of your family are consecrated lay persons, priests, nuns, friars, brothers, or anyone serving in the religious life, please feel free to bring a photo of them with  a very brief sentence about them.  We want to honor them all those religious, especially those who came through Mary Immaculate School or have been a parishioner now or in the past. 

If you have questions, please call Beth in the church office.

Please click HERE for more information from USCCB on Religious Life

STEWARDSHIP

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


 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 2014 year-ending Financial Reports for both the School and the Church



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Fr. Jacob Hsieh
MIS Class of 1998

Mass of Thanksgiving
July 5
12 NOON Mass


Fr Jacob Hsieh, a 1998 alumnus of Mary Immaculate School, is a newly ordained priest with the Norbertine order.

He will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving here at Mary Immaculate on Sunday, July 5th, at the 12 noon Mass. There will be a reception following the Mass in the Parish Hall. Please keep Fr. Jacob in your prayers!

"…We now ask You, the Master of the harvest, to send workers into the harvest…."



PARISH POOL PARTY
Sunday, July 12, 2015


Admission is free but you must have a flyer to get in. Click HERE for information and to obtain flyer

FIESTA PARROQUIAL
EN LA PISCINA

Domingo, Julio 12, 2015


La entrada es GRATIS pero traer el volante de invitación para entrar. Clic AQUI
  MASS
TIMES






July 2015
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 marci@maryimmaculatechurch.org

FAMILY LIFE

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 Sundays, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Conference room.

For more information contact Alma at almasanchez2@yahoo.com or Priscilla at pricim@maryimmaculatechurch.org

 FREEDOM
 
"I can't forgive him, he's not sorry for what he did." was the response from Stacy when she was asked how she felt about forgiving her former spouse. She went on to explain....  Click HERE to see the rest of the daily Journey of Hope message for divorced Catholics


 
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 Priscilla Mahaffey at 972-243-7104 Ext. 26 or pricim@maryimmaculatechurch.org

RCIA

How does one
become Catholic?

Questions?

 

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.

OUTREACH
 
Click HERE for
Information about the

PRO-LIFE MINISTRY

The Music Ministry Needs
YOU!


 
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. 


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

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