Founded in 2007,
the name “Society of Mary Immaculate” (SOMI)
was chosen because of
Saint Maximilian Kolbe’s strong devotion
to the most Blessed Virgin,
We seek to:
- Grow in Service to each other, our parish, and our community.
- Grow with each other in Spirituality.
- Grow in friendship as Sisters with one another.
SOMI was established through the merging of the altar and rosary societies at the three parishes that had predated the founding of St. Maximillian Kolbe parish.
Service Projects have included: Bake sales that promote and raise funds for parish causes, including items for the Children’s Faith Formation program. We also assist the Parish by facilitating gatherings such as the Donut Sundays, Holy Thursday refreshments after The Mass of The Lord’s Supper, and other events. In the past, we’ve had a committee that assisted bereaved families by preparing and serving funeral dinners. Our Treasury has also donated funds to mission causes such as the Salvatorian Mission in New Holstein. SOMI is affiliated with the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) and participates in the annual Let’s Lick Family Violence effort to raise funds to support domestic violence shelters.
Spirituality: Given our roots as a rosary society, we pray the rosary at every meeting. We frequently pray for the special intentions of those gathered for the meeting. We have annual autumn mini-retreats, and sponsored a visit by Spiritus Ministries to inspire our youth. We remember deceased members through Mass intentions. We participate in DCCW events such as Marian Day, Conventions, Assemblies and Days of Enlightenment.
All adult women of the parish are most welcome to join SOMI. Annual dues are $5/year. SOMI meets at 6:30PM at the Church the first Tuesday of every month (adjustments made for winter months).
Contact the Parish Office to reach President Julie Herlache for more information.