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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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  FE DE TODA LA VIDA
LIFE LONG FAITH

Upcoming Activities Below

(For Family Life Ministry activities, please click HERE) 


 
What are your plans for Lent?
 
Lent is a holy season of fasting, prayer and almsgiving; a season of repentance and renewal when Jesus calls us to experience a change, a "metanoia", or complete turnaround. How will you "turn around" this Lent? Here are some great ideas for getting your life back on track . . .(This is a good message to print and put on your fridge!)  
 
Fat Tuesday Potluck - Tuesday, February 17th. Senior Adult ministry. Bring a dish or dessert to share. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
 
Ash Wednesday, February 18 - Masses in English will be celebrated at 8:15 a.m., 12 Noon and 5:30 p.m. Masses in Spanish will be 7:30 pm. in the church and 7:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall; A Liturgy of the Word service in Spanish with distribution of ashes will be at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
 
There will be no confessions on Ash Wednesday.
 
Saturday, February 21st, Marriage Enrichment Workshop: Intentionally Living Our Marriage Sacrament, beginning with 8:00 Mass, followed by workshop from 9 to Noon in the Parish Hall. Call Prici at 972-243-7104 to register or see website for more info.
Rice Bowls available in the Youth Ministry Department - help people in poverty around the world by making a small sacrifice every week, putting your change you would have spent on food into the symbolic rice bowls. Money goes to support Catholic Relief Services' mission to fight global hunger!
 
Lenten Brown Bag Book Study: "Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World" by Brandon Vogt Mondays, February 23rd - March 30th + 2 Wednesdays (February 25th and March 25th) 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Parish Office Conference Room As Catholics, we are called to be leaven for transforming the world, agents for bringing about a kingdom of love and justice. Catholic Social Teaching gives us tools for building a just society and growing in holiness amid the challenges of modern society. Contact Sarah at sarahc@maryimmaculatechurch.org or 972-243-7104 x48 to register. Book Cost: $12.00

St. Therese Book study: I believe in Love. Led by Seminarian Michael Baynham, 10 Thursday evenings beginning March 5 in the Church Administration Conference room inside the Church office. Limited enrollment. Forms are in the Narthex and online at maryimmaculatechurch.org

Young Adult Lenten Encounter, Monday evenings during Lent at 7 p.m., contact Tom Grossman at tomg@maryimmaculatechurch.org or visit facebook.com/MaryImmaculateYoungAdults

Julie Carrick: Music and the Spoken Word: Intentional Disciples. Join us for two evenings, Feb. 23 and 24 in the Church, beginning at 7 p.m.

Parish Mission Week, March 8-11. Join us as the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal return for both an English and Spanish Mission. They will celebrate all Masses over the weekend, then present talks and spiritual renewal in the Church and Parish Hall beginning around 6 p.m. each evening March 9 and 10th.

Lenten Mini Retreat: "The Spirituality of Aging: A Journey from Regret to Joy" Retreat Master: Monsignor Don Fischer Tuesday, March 10th - 9:00-Noon in the Parish Hall This free retreat is a wonderful time to reflect on God's presence in your life and the beauty of aging. Please RSVP to Sarah at 972-243-7104 x48 no later than Thursday, March 5th, to reserve your seat. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided in the morning.

Parish-Wide Reconciliation Service March 11 - in the Church beginning right after Mass. The CFRs (Franciscan Friars of the Renewal) will begin with a call to turn our hearts back to God, followed by confessions in the Church.
 
Shalom Media evening of prayer and worship, March 6 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Our friends at Shalom Media are taping a Rosary, Mass, Adoration and Worship from 7 to 11 p.m. on March 6. Participants will join us from the entire diocese, and you are invited to come and worship with us! Our own 6 p.m. daily Rosary group will kick off the evening by leading everyone in a Rosary. Come and be a part of this nationally-televised service!

Stations of the Cross in English at noon every Friday during Lent and again at 6 p.m. (immediately following daily Mass). Stations in Spanish beginning about 7:30 p.m. except for First Friday, when adoration will be ongoing as usual.

Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University" (FPU) at Mary Immaculate on Saturdays beginning February 21st from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the parish conference room. This 9 week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more. For more information and registration contact Julie Gutierrez at juliefrancesca.g@gmail.com. Scholarships are available.
 

 


The St. Therese Study   *  A 10-Week Spiritual Enrichment Program for Adults

Based on the book I Believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Teachings of St. Therese of Lisieux by Father Jean CJ D’elbee

The book and the study is a program designed to help each of us more fully understand the depth of God’s love for us.  We will develop a greater understanding of the Gospel and the beauty and importance of the Sacraments of the Catholic Church.   Presented in a small group setting, this “Joyful Journey” will help us to be better parents, spouses, friends, neighbors and apostles for Christ.  It is a practical guide for each person, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.  It is not an examination of our past.  It is a tool for spiritual living that can be applied to all that we do each day.

Classes will be held Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room of the Church (inside the Church offices). This 10-week session will be led by Seminarian Michael Baynham.   Please return the form below to the church office by February 27.  Admission to the class will be accepted on a first-paid, first received basis.  You will need both the book and the study guide to participate. Checks should be made payable to Mary Immaculate Church.

Click HERE for registration FORM

Need more info? Call Beth, 972-243-7104 ext. 46 or bethc@maryimmaculatechurch.org


CATHOLIC SCRIPTURE MATCH (Dot Com?)
 
We are so excited you are interested in pursuing a Bible/Scripture Study.

Catholic Scripture Match is Mary Immaculate’s vision of matching people up with the books of the Bible they want to study, the types of study, the day and time of the week, appropriate groups such as by age or marital status, etc. We hope to help you find other parishioners who are interested in the same studies that you are. We then will help you with details such as ordering studies for you, finding a place to help you study, etc.

If you have questions before filling out this form, please call Beth in the parish office at 972-243-7104 x 46, or stop in any Monday through Thursday morning at the parish office.

Once you have filled in this form, place it in a sealed envelope and drop it off at the parish office with Beth’s name on the front. Mary Immaculate Parish will not share this information with anyone, and it will remain confidential. 

More from the 2012 Parish Retreat



Notes, Talks, Videos and Reflections

"Anvil Time"

"Effects of Baptism"

"A Simple Way to Stop Worry"

"The Teacup and the Potter"

"You Gotta be Dead"


 


Adults of the Parish ---- YOU are Invited!

Mary Immaculate Parish Retreats



For Adults of all Ages
Mary Immaculate Parish Hall
Are you looking for a way to meet other parishioners and to help our parish grow as a faith community? Mary Immaculate offers parish retreats to encourage spiritual growth in our parish community. Many of us attend Mass each week but never have an opportunity to connect with our fellow parishioners. Oftentimes, we would like to develop our faith at a deeper level but making a formal silent retreat can be intimidating. Our parish’s Lifelong Faith Retreat is fun, convenient, and spiritually enriching. Come give it a try!
  • The retreats start on Fridays at 6:30pm with dinner and continues until 10pm. Everyone goes home to sleep and returns for breakfast on Saturday at 8:30am. There is a break for lunch, and we are finished by 4:00pm.
  • This retreat is geared for adults, where no one is forced to talk or share more than they are comfortable doing.
  • The price is very reasonable: free!!
Comments from parishioners who attended other retreats:
  • Very kind, pleasant, loving, enjoyable environment & group of people.
  • I love the way the day flows.
  • Received so much. Proud to be Catholic & Mary Immaculate parishioner.

Come and grow with your parish family at our parish retreat!

 
Adult Faith Pilgrimages
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Mary Immaculate Parish

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