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PAN DE VIDA
sponsors the Couples in Cana Marriage Retreat –Jan 9-11, 2015.
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CRAB FEED, IHM, Veterans’ Hall
JAN. 16, 2015. TICKETS ON SALE NOW. Call Ann at 634-1746 or Zoeann at 513-4414 or zoeann1107@yahoo.com
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RESPECT LIFE/WALK FOR LIFE -
Civic Center to Embarcadero –
January 24, 2015.
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MONTE CARLO NIGHT
Saturday,
April 18, 2015
at Trilogy in Brentwood.
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November 2015
“In the footsteps of St. Paul” a pilgrimage to Greece and Turkey. Brochures available in the office or speak
to Fr. Jerry.

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CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE/
HORARIO DE MISAS de NAVIDAD


Wednesday/Miércoles, December 24th/24 de Diciembre
5:00pm Children’s Mass English
8:00pm Traditional Latin Mass—Homily Bilingual/Homelia Bilingue
12:00 Midnight Mass English
Thursday/Jueves, December 25th/25 de Diciembre
10:00am English Mass
12:00pm Mass in Spanish
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Christmas greetings
to all of you and your families. This blessed time of year is best observed in the family and at Mass. May you be blessed by the Baby Jesus of Bethlehem, and his lowly mother Mary. Peace and blessings in 2015! The Priests, Deacons, Sisters and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary

Feliz Navidad
a todos ustedes y sus familias. Este santo tiempo del año es mejor celebrarlo en familia y en la Misa. Que Uds. sean bendecidos por el Niño Jesús de Belén y su humilde Madre Maria. Paz y
bendiciones en el año 2015!
Los Sacerdotes, Diaconos, Hermanas y el personal del Inmaculado
Corazón de Maria.

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Attention—Donation Envelope Users
For your convenience, we are now having your IHM donation envelopes
mailed directly to you. Your first delivery should arrive in your mailbox
in mid-December. These envelopes will be for the January and
February, 2015 collections. Thereafter, you will receive them every two
months. If you are a cash donor who is not presently using envelopes,
please contact the parish office and request that you be placed on the
envelope mailing list. Envelopes are not required for check donors.

DISCOVERING CHRIST
Been away from the Church for awhile?
Non-Christian?
Non-Catholic Christian?
Catholic who has not completed your sacraments?
Discovering Christ is an exciting course designed to help men and women encounter the person of Jesus Christ and accept his invitation to know him in a personal relationship. Listen to a dynamic presentation and explore questions with others in small groups on these basic questions of purpose, faith and life:
1. What is the Meaning of Life?
2. Why Does Jesus Matter?
3. What does Jesus Want Us to Know?
4. Why do I Need a Savior?
5. Why the Resurrection is Important to Us?
6. Who is the Holy Spirit?
7. The Holy Spirit in You!
8. New Life in the Spirit: Being a Catholic Disciple.
9. Believing and Belonging: Why We Need the Church?
Immaculate Heart of Mary will host this free course starting Thursday, January 8 for nine consecutive Thursdays from 7pm to 8:30pm at the parish library. 500 Fairview Ave, Brentwood
Contact Linda Kortuem: 925-634-4154 X 117 or 110. John Kortuem: 925-634-4154 X 161

COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER LOAN
A sincere thank you to all who have participated in the Debt Reduction second collection! Because of these extra contributions, we have been able to make another $40,000.00 payment, bringing our loan balance to $90,000.00. We are so close to pay-off! Please continue your generous contributions through year-end and we just might make it.

PRESTAMO DEL CENTRO DE VIDA COMUNITARIA
Sinceras gracias a todos ustedes que participaron en la segunda colecta para la Reducción de la Deuda! Por estas colectas adicionales hemos podido hacer un pago de $40,000.00 dejando un saldo del préstamo de $90,000.00. Estamos tan cerca en pagar esta cuenta en su totalidad!! Por favor continuen sus generosas contribuciones hasta fin de año y asi podriamos terminar de pagar esta deuda.

Parish Mission / Misión Parroquial:

With Mary, we seek to know Christ better and to make him better known through our words and actions.
Con María, nosotros buscamos conocer mejor a Cristo y hacerlo conocer mejor a él por medio de nuestras acciones y palabras.

BISHOP BARBER’S BLOG
Bishop Barber is now blogging at
bishopbarbersj.wordpress.com.
He is sharing photos and impressions from events that he attends or is involved with, as well as his thoughts on news in the world and the Church. This is the newest social media effort in the diocese, and the one that is personally Bishop Baber’s. Follow diocese and cathedral events and news at these channels and please share them with your constituents:
Facebook.com/oakdiocese
Twitter.com/oakdiocese
Facebook.com/ctlcathedral.org
Twitter.com/oakcathedral
Linkedin/com/company/diocese-of-oakland


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ARE YOU BEING CALLED TO THE DIACONATE?

A new deacon formation class is starting in the Diocese of Oakland. For more information, interested men and their wives are invited to attend the following meeting: Saturday, January 17, 2015 Immaculate Heart of Mary 11:00am-Noon in the Hall

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Emmaus Women Ministry
would appreciate your help in donating
items to be used for their yearly Tea Luncheon and Vintage Fashion
at IHM. Items needed are: tea cups, tea pots, china plates and
saucers, silverware, cloth napkins and tablecloths, serving dishes,
decorations of vintage items, etc. Proceeds go to the Men’s and
Women’s Emmaus Retreats. Please call Dolores McLean at 925
-595-5500. Items can be picked up at parishioners’ homes.
Many thanks!!

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Pan de Vida Retreat sponsors the Couples in Cana Marriage Retreat returning to IHM January 9-11, 2015. A weekend for couples to grow deeper in love with each other and with Christ in this personal and spiritual awakening through talks, prayer, adoration and workshops. Plan some time away from your busy lives and give time to each other and to our Lord in this very powerful weekend retreat!

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Rito de Iniciacion Cristiano para Adultos (RICA) -
Estas son clases para adultos para prepararse a los sacramentos de
Bautismo, Primera Comunión y Confirmación. Clases
comenzarán el 23 de Noviembre y todos los Domingos de
5:00pm a 6:30pm en el Salón de Juan. Para mas informacion,
favor llame a Virginia Chavez at 679-5031.

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Come and join the IHM Music Ministry!
Most Rehearsals are on WEDNESDAYS at the IHM Music Rm:
Youth Choir (grades 3-12): 4:00—5:15 pm
9:00 am and 12:30 pm Choirs: 6:30 pm—8:00 pm
Coro de Español: 8:00 pm—9:15 pm
Latin Choir: (Sundays 3:45 pm—4:45 pm)
Orchestra: (Saturdays 3:00—4:00 pm; time may vary on some days)
For more information or to sign-up, contact the Music Ministry Office at
(925) 634-4154, ext. 112.

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Calling All Women!

Magnificat Ministry for Catholic Women
Is excited and pleased to welcome
Fr. Donald Calloway MIC
as the speaker at our next Prayer Breakfast.
January 31, 2015
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Crowne Plaza
45 John Glenn Drive, Concord, Ca.
Fr. Calloway is a prominent Marian Priest and a
well-known speaker and author on the Divine Mercy and
Our Blessed Mother.
Come and be inspired as he shares his remarkable
conversion story.
Reservations are $28.00
Please go to www.magnificatsoti.org for info or call
Maribel at 925) 788-7762.
Because seating is limited, we will
not be taking reservations after January 17th.

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LA MADRE DE TEPAYAC
is a new bilingual ministry here at IHM that
specializes in praying over people with a variety of health issues.
Whether it be physical, spiritual, or mental health, if you are in need of
prayer, the members of La Madre de Tepayac will visit you or your
loved one for prayer, spiritual readings, and fellowship. In order to
schedule a visit, please call the church office and leave your name and
phone number. A member will get back to you to schedule a visit. La
Madre de Tepayac is also looking for more members. If you are
interested, please call the church office and ask to be transferred to Ext.
152 to leave a message.

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LA MADRE DE TEPAYAC
es un Ministerio bilingue nuevo aqui en ICM
que se especializa en rezar por personas que tienen una variedad de
enfermedades. Aunque si son fisicas, espirituales o enfermedades
mentales, si Ud. necesita oraciones, los miembros de La Madre de
Tepayac lo visitará a Ud. o a su ser querido para orar, leerle lecturas
espirituales y hacerles compañia. Para poder hacer una cita, por favor
llame a la oficina de la parroquia y pregunte por la extension 152 y deje
su nombre y número de telefóno. Uno de los miembros lo llamará de
regreso para hacer una cita. El Ministerio de La Madre de Tepayac
también esta interesado en personas que quieran unirse a este grupo. Si
Ud. esta interesado(a), por favor llame a la oficina parroquial y pregunte
por la extension 152 para dejar un mensaje."

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WOMEN'S FAITH SHARING
will begin a new six-week Women’s Bible Study, Jan. 8, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Library. Title: “Courageous Love,” a bible
study on Holiness for women by Stacy Mitch. Emmaus Rd.
Pub. Approx. $9-10. Available through Amazon.com or
Barnes & Noble. For more information, please call Carol
Horan 516-3701 or Ethel Reber 513-7359.

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CALLING ALL MOMS!
Please join us for some fellowship and breakfast treats twice a month, in rooms Luke and John. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other moms with young children in our parish and to share the love of Christ. A child care provider will be on site.


Knights of Columbus and Italian Catholic Federation
PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Come visit with your fellow parishioners and
welcome our new parishioners at the pancake
breakfast today. Co-sponsored with the
Ministry of Divine Mercy (Sp). Breakfast hours are 8:00 am to noon.

Caballeros de Colón y la Federación Católica Italiana
DESAYUNO DE PANQUECAS

Vengán a visitar con sus amigos parroquianos y darles la bienvenida
a los nuevos parroquianos al desayuno de panquecas ern el dia de hoy.
Esta función esta patrocinada con el Ministerio de la Divina
Misericordia(Sp). Horario del desayuno es de 8:00 am a 12:00 pm.

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The Knights of Columbus
& Italian Catholic Federation

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Come visit with your fellow parishioners and welcome our new parishioners at the pancake breakfast on Hospitality Sunday, the first
Sunday of each month, Co-sponsored with the Hospitality Ministry
for the given month. Breakfast hours are 8:00 am to noon. See you
at our donation only breakfasts.

Caballeros de Colón
y la Federación Católica Italiana
Desayuno de Panquecas
Vengan a visitar con sus amigos parroquianos y darle la bienvenida a
los nuevos parroquianos al desayuno de panquecas en el Domingo de
Hospitalidad, el primer Domingo de cada mes. Esta función esta
patrocinada con el Ministerio de Hospitalidad en cada mes. Horario
del desayuno es de 8:00 am a 12:00 pm. Nos veremos a estos
desayunos y agradecemos donaciones.


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Since 2007, Council #7467 of the Knights of Columbus and Branch #432
Italian Catholic Federation of Immaculate heart of Mary Branch has sponsored scholarships for graduating high school seniors.
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MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIEST
Come and Join us on EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH for the cenacle of the Marian Movement of priests. The group prays the Rosary and offers up the intentions primarily for the Pope, Bishops and priest worldwide.
Time and Place: 10 am—Hall C Fr. Jim Sullivan is the advisor for our group sessions.

What's New
The following is a list of recent additions or changes to our website.
Announcements

SCHEDULE OF SECOND COLLECTIONS
12/21/2014—Debt Reduction
12/28/2014—Debt Reduction
01/04/2015—Debt Reduction
FECHAS DE SEGUNDA COLECTAS
12/21/2014—Reducción de la Deuda
12/28/2014—Reducción de la Deuda
01/04/2015— Reducción de la Deuda

OFFICE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
The Parish Office will be closed December 24-26, 2014
for the Christmas Holidays.

La Oficina de la parroquia estará cerrara del 24 at 26 de
Diciembre del 2014 para las Fiestas Navideñas.

Have something to publish in the IHM Bulletin? Please submit your request to: bulletin@IHMBrentwood.com
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Need to schedule use
of facilities? Please submit
request to:
ihmfacilityschedule
@ihmbrentwood.com

THE MINISTRY OF CARING has started a support group
for Widows/widowers.
Come join the meetings
on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm in Hall B.
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CATHOLIC DIVORCED, WIDOWED & SEPARATED OF CONTRA COSTA SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
The Support Group meets in Walnut Creek at St. Mary Church on the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00pm....
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Would you like to donate poinsettia plants? If so, please contact Sister Carina at 513-8154 or use the “flower donation”envelopes at the back of
the Church. Thank you!

Si Ud. Desea donar plantas de Flor de Pascua (Poinsettia), favor de llamar a la Hermana Carina al 513-8154 o por favor use los sobres de
“Donación de Flores” que están en la parte de atrás de la Iglesia. Gracias.


***TELL A FRIEND***
***COME ONE COME ALL***

“In the footsteps of St. Paul” a pilgrimage to Greece and
Turkey, November 2015....
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LIFE TEEN AND YOUNGER
YOUTH GROUP -
Erinn Bagnaschi,
925)634-4153
Ext. 116...
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LAS POSADAS 2014
Fecha Dia Hora Encargado
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HORA SANTA
Están todos invitados a la Hora Santa todos los Jueves de las
5:15pm a 6:pm en la Iglesia.

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Movimiento Familiar Cristiano Católico

Por una Familia más Feliz Estimados hermanos en Cristo y María....

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THE GABRIEL PROJECT
This ministry meets the second Friday of each month...
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SPRED or (Special Religious Education) is sharing our faith with young people...
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EDUCATED ANGELS
Jaime H. Velasco is the Founder and President of “Educated Angels.” This is an organization that is open to every student that is having a difficult time understanding a specific subject....
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