St Mary Catholic Church          4050 S. 3900 W., West Haven, UT 84401

Militia of the Immaculata


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THIRD ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT FOCUSES ON JOY
West Haven, UT: The Daughters of Mary Village of the Immaculata at St. Mary Catholic Church in West Haven, UT invite women ages 18 or over to participate in its third annual women’s retreat entitled “Joyful in Christ”. The weekend will begin with a check-in time of 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9th and conclude Sunday, June 11th at noon. Taking place in a camp ground setting on the parish grounds, it is open to women of all denominations. Throughout the retreat, the faithful will deepen their knowledge of Christian discipleship through scripturally based presentations focusing on joy. Additionally, times of reflection will be offered through daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Nocturnal Adoration with an emphasis on praying for vocations, the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, as well as other prayer services. Fireside evening gatherings complete with marshmallow roastings with conclude the days’ events. Led by pastor Father Gustavo Vidal, the retreat will be guided by Father Kolbe Missionary of the Immaculata Ann O’Donnell from the Diocese of Los Angeles, CA. The objective of this weekend is to give participants the opportunity to abandon their lives to God and to strengthen their relationships with one another. A registration cost of $40 includes lodging, meals, and all materials, Scholarships are additionally available. For more information, please call Heidi at (801) 458-9120 or Lucy at (801) 719-9777.

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September, 2016 Village News: What a blessing to share the canonization of Saint Theresa of Calcutta with the Church Universal at our meeting on Sunday, September 4th. A gathering truly guided by the Holy Spirit, multiple village members shared pictures, books, DVD's and magazine reflections on Mother's life. A cake decorated with the wording "Something Beautiful for God" was enjoyed with a scoop of ice cream. We additionally offered our rosary for our parish community which celebrates its founding on September 8th, the birthday of Our Lady.

July, 2016: After the thrill of participating the MI's First Elective General Assembly in June, we continued our Year of Mercy viewing of the Father Barron's DVD entitled "Conversion" with the segment on The Women at the Well. We look forward to hosting the solemn closing of the 75th Anniversary Year of the Martyrdom of St. Maximilian on Sunday, August 14th with a Rite of Consecration for Individuals and Families followed by a celebratory reception.

May, 2016: Our St. Mary's Village of the Immaculata organized the annual 40 Hours of Adoration for Vocations in May, 2016. Approximately 70 people came and prayed, especially for the priesthood, in the Diocese of Salt Lake City. Additionally, we hosted the parish's annual May Crowning that included a multi-language rosary. With over 30 people in attendance, our hearts were warmed with the love of the Blessed Mother during Her special month. We looked forward to participating in the parish's Corpus Christi procession on Sunday, May 29th.

April, 2016: Approximately 40 people gathered for the MI's fifth annual silent Marian Lenten Retreat entitled "IN YOUR PLACE: KOLBE, Martyr of Charity and a Sign of God's Mercy". Click here to read the Intermountain Catholic article about the retreat. Interspersed with the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic Adoration, and the chanting of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, participants learned and experienced the mercy of God and the role of the Blessed Mother in their spiritual lives through both engaging and insightful reflections presented by MI member Robert Catlin and past MI National Vice President, John Galten. In recognition of this 75th year of Kolbe's martyrdom, retreatants wore tee shirts with the logo "He did not die, but gave his LIFE" as stated by St. John Paul II at his canonization Mass. Additionally, the recently published critically acclaimed English edition of THE WRITINGS of SAINT MAXIMILIAN KOLBE were both highlighted and displayed. Click here for more information and order form. The flowers of this endeavor continue to blossom.

In recognition of this Jubilee Year of Mercy, our MI Village will begin incorporating sections of Father Barron's DVD entitled "Conversion" into our regular monthly meetings. In January, we studied the conversion of the blind beggar, Bartimaeus. Thirty people participated in our beautiful multi-language Living Rosary for Life, lighting a candle after reciting their respective prayer. Additionally, we assisted with the English portion of the Diocesan Bi-Lingual Rosary for Life. We are SUPER EXCITED about our annual silent, marian, Lenten retreat in March entitled In Your Place: Kolbe, A Man of Charity and a Sign of God's Mercy, with guest MI speaker John W. Galten.

December, 2015 Village News: In preparation for this jubilee Year of Mercy, we prayed the "Mysteries of Mercy". compiled by Father Kolbe Volunteer of the Immaculata Michael D. Wick, at our monthly meeting. As is our December tradition, we went Advent caroling at a local assisted living facility, distributing over 60 greeting cards to residence, family members, and staff. Truly the giving and receiving of this endeavor enlightened the hearts of all.

October, 2015: What a fun party did we have in September, complete with birthday cake and blow horns! October was no different as we participated in the parish's annual international rosary procession and potluck reception. Taking place on Respect Life Sunday, we were EXTRA blessed with the presence of the Pregnancy Care Center in Ogden. We look forward to recognizing all the saints and souls in November.

September, 20015 Village News: As we continue to recognize the 75th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe, we offered a class on the total consecration entitled "Keys to Sanctity", in preparation for our annual Rite of Total Consecration and reception on Sunday, August 16th. Approximately 25 individuals and families participated. We look forward to hosting our annual birthday party for both Our Lady and our parish in September.

July, 2015: We were blessed, not only to be apart of the parish's Women's Retreat in June, which was based on the book entitled There Are Women and There are Women by Father Luigi Faccenda, OFM Conv, but, also, to welcome 15 new MI consecrants into our spiritual family! A brief write-up on it can be found on page 6 of the MI July/August monthly formation. In July, we discussed Mary, Woman of the Eucharist @ our village monthly meeting. We look forward to opening the 75th anniversary year of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian in August with our annual Rite of Total Consecration and potluck reception.

May, 2015 Village News: In addition to our regular monthly meeting during which we discussed the miraculous medal, we hosted a beautiful parish May crowning that included a multi-language rosary on Mothers Day. All participating mothers received a simple carnation corsage. Our parish was blessed with 60 + adorers during its designated time in the diocesan-wide "40 Hours of Adoration for Vocations" program, which we helped to coordinate. With the help of many, we distributed approximately 300 miraculous medals during the month of May. We look forward to participating in the parish's Corpus Christi procession in June.

December, 2014: Our Village of the Immaculata has been very busy instruments of Our Lady since our last update. In October, we organized our parish's multi-language rosary procession which was followed by an international potluck reception. We continued our book study of Key to a Happy Life by Father Kolbe Missionary Jillian Cooke in November and did our annual "Advent Carolling" in December at a local assisted living facility with the adult choir. We look forward to continuing our book study and organizing the Living Rosary for Life in January.

April, 2014: Our village of the Immaculata hosted its third annual MI Lenten Retreat entitled "A Lenten Journey with Mary: Poor in Heart, Hands United" on Sunday, April 6th @ St. Mary Catholic Church. This afternoon event brought over 60 people, our largest gathering yet, with 42 people making their Total Consecrations to the Immaculata. Two individuals , also, renewed their commitments as Volunteers of the Immaculata and their association with the Father Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata secular institute. It is hoped that the beauty of this event will inspire others to deepen their consecrations through participation in our local apostolate.

December, 2013: We went advent carolling @ the  Peach Tree Assisted Living Home with the parish adult english choir in December. The event was very much enjoyed by both the carollers, as well as those at the residence. In January, we look forward to continuing our Nocturnal Adoration for Vocations program, our annual multi-lingual Living Rosary for Life, as well as our book study on St. Catherine LaBouree during our regular Militia of the Immaculata monthly meeting.

August, 2013 News: After offering a class entitled "Keys to Sanctity: Four Pillars of Total Consecration" by Father James McCurry, OFM Conv., five people made their consecrations on Sunday, August 11th @ St. Mary Catholic Church. A light reception including a cake with the words "No greater love" was enjoyed by all. We will be sharing "a little bit of heaven" from the Marytown Gift Shop in our ministry gift basket which will be silent - auctioned @ the parish up and coming Harvest Festival. In addition to continuing our book study on St. Catherine LaBourree at our monthly meetings, we are on the organization team for the parish Rosary procession in October.

March, 2013 News: With great excitement, our Village of the Immaculata in Utah will be offering a spiritual bouquet of Masses, rosaries, and sacrifices for Pope Francis until the completion of 2013. After our very successful second annual MI parish lenten retreat with Father Kolbe Missionary of the Immaculata Ann O'Donnell in February, we continued our book study on St. Catherine Labouree in March and distributed marian holy cards and miraculous medals to both the english and spanish RCIA classes. We are also, organizing our parish's observance of Divine Mercy Sunday in April which will consist of adoration, the singing of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and a follow-up potluck dinner.


Prayer for Vocations

O Immaculata, O most sweet Queen of Apostles, we put our sufferings into your hands as we strive to accept and bear them in union with Jesus Christ crucified. May they obtain from the Lord the precious gift of wise and holy missionary, religious, and priestly vocations.

O Mother, give many young people the strength and courage to overcome every obstacle and difficulty in order to reach the ideal of becoming light to mankind and bearers of God.

We ask in a particular way for the Father Kolbe Missionaries, our local diocese, and our own young people.

St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us. Amen.


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The Hail Mary of Our Sorrowful Mother

(Prayer of Saint Bonaventure)

Hail Mary, full of sorrows,
The Crucified is with thee;
Tearful art thou among women,
And tearful is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of the Crucified,
give tears to us, crucifiers of Thy Son,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

From the booklet entitled “Meditations on the Seven Sorrows of Mary”
By Father Patrick Greenough, OFM Conv.
Marytown Press


MI Families of the Immaculata

Families of the Immaculata/Pro-life Schedule

MI Families of the Immaculata Mission Statement:

“Bringing the Love of Our Lady and the Strength of Our Faith to Families”

What is Militia of the Immaculata (MI)?

The MI is a worldwide evangelization movement founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917 that encourages total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a means of spiritual renewal for individuals and society. The MI movement is open to all Catholics. It employs prayer as the main weapon in the spiritual battle with evil. Members also immerse themselves in apostolic initiatives throughout society, either individually or in groups, to deepen the knowledge of the Gospel and our Catholic Faith in themselves and in others.

Marian consecration is a formal act of self-giving that does not stop at Mary, but is Christ-directed. It is really consecration to Jesus. The MI's mission is "To Lead Every Individual with Mary to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus." By joining the MI, members become willing instruments of Our Lady, the Woman foreshadowed in Genesis 3:15. She leads them to personal sanctification, the conversion of Church opponents and ultimately the universal reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The national website of the MI is www.consecration.com. On October 16, 1997, the MI was instituted as an International Public Association, formally approved by the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

News and Notes

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MI Monthly Formation - June 2011
MI Monthly Formation - March 2011

What do we do?

We follow the '"Village of the Immaculata" meeting schedule which consists of: Prayer to the Holy Spirit, Act of Consecration renewal, Holy Rosary, Study, Prayer of Intentions, and the Miraculous Medal Prayer.

When do we meet?

First Sundays of the month after the 11:30 AM Mass in Room #8

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