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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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Rita Ford

ritaf@maryimmaculatechurch.org


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Addictions Ministry
Divorced Catholics Ministry
Funeral Meals Ministry
Grief/Bereavement Ministry
Natural Family Planning
Pray 'n Play
Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Marriage

 

“You can keep your kids Catholic.
Here’s how….”


A talk with Catholic author and father of 11 kids, Patrick Madrid
 

There are very few things a father can give his children that will last forever – the latest iPod, a trust fund and even a college education are good only for this lifetime. But there are some eternal gifts that a dad should be very careful to pass on. They are love, and the greatest expression of love that is found in death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That is, the Catholic faith.... READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW HERE
Patrick Madrid

 
 

BECOMING A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART
 

An interactive men's program combining the best research from Science with the teachings of the Catholic Faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive
 

Friday Mornings Beginning in September 2015

Mary Immaculate Church - Parish Hall

6:00AM Breakfast
6:30AM Presentation
7:00AM Small Group Discussion
7:30AM Conclusion

Scott Ford at 469-271-8576
scottyford@msn.com
or contact the church office

 


 

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 at ritaf@maryimmaculatechurch.org

divorcedcatholic.org
Workshop Series
 
 
DivorcedCatholic.org is offering one hour on-line workshops to help you navigate life after divorce. Each of these workshops tackle the most pressing challenges divorced Catholics face, and provide concrete answers and practical solutions. Come away with a clear roadmap to guide you through the uncharted territory after divorce.

Journey of Hope

Sundays
10:15AM - 11:30AM
Parish Conference Room

 

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 ritaf@maryimmaculatechurch.org

 


"50 Ways to Leave Your Mother"

A Prayer Service and a list of "50 Ways to Leave Your Mother” for college bound kids and their families
Click HERE

Pro Bono Legal Services
Neighborhood Legal Clinics

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program provides advice, brief assistance, and representation in family, benefits, consumer, employment, housing, landlord-tenant, probate, and wills matters. Services are free to eligible clients; however, clients may be responsible for filing fees and other court costs. DVAP clients must meet strict financial guidelines to qualify for assistance. If a person needing free legal services has been sued, please bring copies of your legal documents to the clinic. All clients must fall below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Please click HERE for all clinic locations

For an explanation of what to do if you do not qualify for pro bono, please click HERE

Sacrament of Baptism

Parents and Godparents must attend a Baptism Class prior to the Baptism of their child. Godparents must be: at least 16 years of age, have celebrated the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion, they should be practicing Catholics who attend Mass regularly, if married must be married in the Catholic Church.

$25.00 registration fee
Contact Rita Ford for registration and information.

Baptism Preparation Class

 For Parents and Godparents
English 2016 Schedule
7:00PM
School Library

All Baptisms are held in the Church

 

CLASS DATE                          BAPTISM DATE
JAN 5  @ 7:00 pm                             Jan 9 @ 11:00 am
FEB 2  @ 7:00 pm                             Feb 13 @10:00 am
MAR 1  @7:00 pm                             Mar 12 @ 10:00 am
APR    No Class                               No regular baptisms
MAY 3  @ 7:00 pm                            May 7 @ 2:00 pm
JUN 7  @ 7:00 pm                            Jun 11 @ 10:00 am
JUL 5  @ 7:00 pm                            Jul 9 @ 10:00 am
AUG 9  @ 7:00 pm                            Aug 13 @ 10:00 am
SEP 6  @ 7:00 pm                            Sep 10 @ 10:00 am
OCT 4  @ 7:00 pm                            Oct 8 @ 10:00 am
NOV   No Class                                No regular baptisms
DEC 6  @ 7:00 pm                             Dec 10 @ 10:00 am


Call the church office for details
972-243-7104

Información de Bautismo en Español

Sacrament of Marriage

Marriage Preparation is for engaged couples who meet with a married sponsor couple. Over a 4 week period, the married sponsors present “In Faithful Love” – the marriage preparation for those preparing to marry in the church.

Marriage Enrichment offers different presentations throughout the year to keep Marriages growing and help couples in their spiritual journey.

Marriage Encounter is a two day program to strengthen a marriage. Typically, a session is held at a local hotel and is given by trained volunteer couples. Registration information is available by contacting the church office.

Creighton Model System
Natural Family Planning
 
 
The Creighton Model System of Natural Family Planning is a medically based method which is easy to learn and 99% effective.  For more information contact Jenny Lynn Ellis at 972-247-6967 or lennyjynn@gmail.com, or contact the church office.

Smart Marriages 
A coalition of Marriage, Family and Couple Education
www.smartmarriages.com
 
Caring For Marriage
www.caringformarriage.org/
 
Building Better Marriages
Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment (ACME)
www.bettermarriages.com/
 
Healthy Marriages
www.healthymarriages.com
 
Long Distance Relationships
www.longdistancecouples.com/
 
The Third Option
www.thethirdoption.com/
 
Marriage Savers
Preparing, Strengthing and Restoring Marriage

www.marriagesavers.org/
 
Retrouvaille
A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages

www.HelpOurMarriage.com
1-800-470-2230

 
PRAY N’ PLAY


A Mary Immaculate
“playgroup”
for Moms with young children
  
Meet other Catholic moms and their children for a play- date
as well as praying the Rosary
 for our families, our friends, and for our faith.
 
Pray and Play meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
The location alternates at different homes each time.
(It is not necessary to host a pray and play to be a part of the group).
 
 
For more information please call:
Joanna Chabot @ 214-505-8450

 
Texas Advocacy Day
On Tuesday, March 31st  over 400 Catholics from around our Lone Star State gathered in Austin to participate in the Texas Catholic Conference second Advocacy Day for Life and Families. Catholic Charities collaborated with the Diocese of Dallas and the Catholic Pro-Life Committee to send over 90 Dallas Catholics to meet with over 45 legislators and advocate for life and family issues.  We had High School students, families, and members from 15 parishes among our Dallas team.  Some of the issues and bills that were addressed were the Ultrasound Bills (HB 36, SB 182), Funding for Abortion Alternatives (SB 73, HB 1695), Twogether in Texas promoting fee marriage education classes (HB 480), Choose Life License Plates (HB 109, SB1098), Abolition of the Death Penalty (HB 297, 682), and Abstinence Education.  
 
For more on this story click here or visit the Texas Catholic Conference website: www.txcatholic.org for further details and information on these bills and how you can help support not only life and family issues, but also immigration, criminal justice, and healthcare reform.
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