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Fiesta de 5 de Mayo
—Cena, baile con banda. Sera a las 6pm Viernes Primero de May. Llamar a Sr. Carina Vargas al 513-8154

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Retiro del Youth Group
—Marzo 13,14, y 15.
Jovenes de 14 años en adelante. Llamar a la Sr. Carina Vargas al 513-8154.

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MONTE CARLO NIGHT
Saturday,
April 18, 2015
at Trilogy in Brentwood.
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Fil-Am Ministry

Spring into Summer Dinner Dance—Saturday, May 30, 2015 , 6-11pm at
Brentwood Community Center.
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Emmaus English
speaking Men's Retreat is Sept. 18-20, 2015 (details to follow )
Emmaus English speaking Women's
Retreat is Oct. 23-25, 2015 (details to follow)
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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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Candlemas, February 2, candles will be available at all masses.
Blessing of throats on St. Blaise feast day, February 3, at all masses.

Misa de la Presentación de Jesús será el 2 de Febrero y habrán velas disponibles en todas las Misas. La bendición de las gargantas en el dia del Santo de San Blas tendrá lugar el 3 de Febrero en todas las Misas.


TURN PALMS INTO ASHES
Please bring the palms you received last year and leave them in the basket in the church before February 16 so they can be burned for Ash
Wednesday’s services.
CONVIERTAN LAS PALMAS EN CENIZAS
Por favor traigan las palmas que recibieron el año pasado y
Póngalas en la cesta en la iglesia antes del 16 de Febrero, para
que sean quemadas para los servicios del Miércoles de Ceniza.


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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

Attention—Donation Envelope Users
If you have not received your donation envelopes for
January and February, 2015. Please contact the parish office.

If you are using envelope #109 please contact the parish
office to enable us to credit your donations accurately for
tax purposes. Thank you.

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


PAN DE VIDA RETREAT
is returning to Immaculate Heart of Mary on February 14th, 15th and
16th. All youth and young adults from IHM ages 13-33 are invited to attend. The young people learn and experience the powerful presence of Christ in Mass, Adoration, the Sacrament of Penance and hear inspiring talks by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and testimonies from young people from our own parish.
For more information , please contact: Linda Kortuem at (925) 634-4154, Ext 117 or at linda.kortuem@yahoo.com

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Join Fr Jim on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje’s Annual
Youth Fest. July 29-August 7. Cost $3,159. For details
and registration form, see the website at:
www.pilgrimages/com/frjimsullivan. Or contact Lisa
Fisher, Group Coordinator at (925) 785-1969 or
lfisher7544@comcast.net. For more information on
Medjugorje: www.medjugorje-apologia.com

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50-60’s Sock Hop Dance Party
Saturday, January 31, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Trilogy Club Los Meganos Club House
Tickets: $25.
Join us for an evening of great fun, old memories,
yesterdays’s music and food! There will be dancing, raffles,
gifts to purchase and loads of memories to share with friends.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the
youth group’s pilgrimage to Medjugorje
with Father Jim in the summer of 2015.

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter
The Responsorial Psalm today says,
“Teach me your ways, O Lord!” Do we allow the Lord to
teach us His ways so that we can love and honor our spouse more each day? Let the Lord strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage
sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Weekend on February 20-22 or August 7-9. Early registration, 4
to 6 weeks out is highly recommended. For more information
contact Greg & Mary at 925.754.1284 or Joe & Sue at 925.680.7767 now or go to oaklandwwme.org.

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El grupo Jóvenes Para Cristo de San Pedro Mártir te invita a su
Retiro de Iniciación en el cual vivirás un fin de semana diferente
donde te encontraras contigo mismo, con tu prójimo y sobre
todo con Dios. En Febrero 6,7 y 8 del 2015. Casa de Retiro
Holy Redeemer, Oakland Ca. El Retiro es para personas
mayores de 18 años. Donación: $65.00 Para más información
llamar a: Maritza Samaniego: (925) 852-3885, Javier
Miranda: (925) 550 -4453, Marina Hernández (510) 978 - 8774
o a Rebeca Magallon (925) 301-0562


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BIRTHRIGHT BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER
Birthright of Brentwood is a Pro-Life crises pregnancy
counseling and support center located in downtown
Brentwood, We are an all-volunteer organization that helps
approximately 500 women and families annually. We
provide free confidential pregnancy testing, counseling,
family mediation, assistance with medical, legal, and housing
needs, and baby clothing and other supplies for women and
families in need.
On the weekend of January 24 and 25, we will be handling
our baby bottles after each mass at IHM. We ask that you
take one (or more), fill them with coins, and return it to IHM
at a mass in February. You may also drop off full bottles at
the church office.
For several years, this fundraiser has made our continued
operation possible. We would like to thank the parishioners
of IHM for your past contributions and hope that you will
once again support our Pro-Life mission in the East County.
If you know anyone in need of our services, or would like
to explore volunteering for Birthright, please all Rose Deitz at
(925) 634-1275

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LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
Starting on January 13 (every Tuesday) through February 24, 2015 at
Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor Street, Pittsburg, Ca.
94565 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Speakers include Deacon Ed Spano,
Julie Figueroa and Fr. Bill Adams. Come and learn how to live in the
spirit of God as Catholics. For more information, please call Fr. Carl
Arcosa at (925) 432-6404

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Emmaus Spanish Women's Retreat Team Formation Meeting on Thursday 15th in Luke classroom @ 7pm
Retreat leader: Adreana Salceda 925-334-2333 (Retreat is April 17-19, 2015)

Retiro de Emaus de Mujeres—La reunión de la formación del grupo será el 15 de Enero del 2015 en la Salon
Lucas a las 7:00pm. La leader del Retiro es Adreana Salceda 925—334-2333. (Retiro será del 17 al 19 de Abril del 2015).


See Save the Date section for more details
Favor ver la sección de “Save the Date” para más detalles.

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NAMI COURSE AT IHM
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is
offering a 12-week FREE course that provides education,
skill training, emotional support, self-care and
empowerment for anyone who has a loved one with a
diagnosed mental illness. This class is not open to those
that suffer from mental health issues but for those that
interact with them. This course covers the symptoms and
treatments of major mental illnesses, as well as skills to
help family members communicate with an advocate for
their loved one(s) more effectively.
IHM parishioners Tony and Jan Khalil will be your instructors.
This course will be held at IHM, Brentwood, classroom
John, starting on FEBRUARY 2ND through APRIL 27,
2015. Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.
For information and pre-registration, please contact
Nancy Seibert at 925-285-5995 or email
fam2fam4u@gmail.com.

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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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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.

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IHM MOM’S GROUP
MEETS EVERY 2ND & 4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 9:00 TO 11:00 AM IN CLASSROOMS JOHN AND LUKE .
CONTACT : KELSYRAMOS@COMCAST.NET
BABYSITTING AVAILABLE

13TH ANNUAL EMMAUS MONTE CARLO NIGHT
The 13th Annual Monte Carlo Night will take place on Saturday April 18, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at
Club Los Meganos at Trilogy in Brentwood. Your $65 donation includes Dinner, Gaming, Dancing, 100 gaming chips, door and raffle prizes,
No-Host Bar and Sports Memorabilia Silent Auction.
The proceeds fund our parish Emmaus Retreat Weekends. Limited seating. Mark your calendar, get a group together and come enjoy the fun.
For general information contact: Kathy Vigil 634-0549. For tickets contact Mary Weber 628-5468 or Kathy Vigil 634-0549.

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Attention Emmaus Brothers & Sisters:
We need you to purchase & sell tickets; donate a door prize; become a Sponsor; or volunteer to help that evening for a few hours. Call Kathy
at 634-0549 for general information. Call Mary Weber 628-5468 for ticket information.
We are also seeking donations of gift baskets and/or items to create baskets. Contact Teresa Bustos 240-1944.
JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN….HE IS RISEN INDEED!

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EMMAUS TRECEAVA NOCHE DE MONTE CARLO
Evento anual, el décimo tercero, de la Noche de Monte Carlo que tomará lugar el Sábado 18 de Abril del 2015 de 6:00pm a 11:00pm en el
Club de Los Meganos en el Trilogy en Brentwood. Su donación de $65 incluye: cena, juegos, baile, 100 fichas para juegos, premios, y rifas.
Bar a pagar y una Subasta silenciosa de memorables de deporte. El dinero recaudado sera para beneficiar los retiros anuales del grupo de Emmaus
en la parroquia. Asientos estan limitados. Marquen sus calendarios y formen un grupo y vengan a disfrutar de una noche de diversion.
Para información general, favor de llamar a Kathy Vigil al 634-0549. Para tiquetes llame a Mary Weber at 628-5468 o a Kathy Vigil at
634-0549.

ATENCION HERMANOS Y HERMANAS DE EMMAUS
Necesitamos que ustedes compren y vendan tiquetes; donar articulos para los premios; sea un patrocinador, o voluntario para ayudar esa
noche for varias horas. Para información general, llame a Kathy al 634-0549 . Para información de tiquetes, favor de llamar a Mary Weber al
628-5468. También necesitamos donaciones de cesta de regalos o de articulos para hacer cestas.
Favor de llamar a Teresa Bustos 240-1944
JESUSCRISTO HA RESUSCITADO …..VERDADERAMENTE EL HA RESUCITADO!

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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!!


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 the
first Sunday of each month, Co-sponsored with the
Hospitality/Welcome Ministry for February. Breakfast hours
are 8:15am to 12:00pm..


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 el primer Domingo de cada mes. Esta función
esta patrocinada con el Ministerio de Hospitalidad en
Febrero. Horario del desayuno es de 8:15am a 12:00pm.

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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. The minimum amount of the award is one thousand dollars. Eligible seniors should be registered and active parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish and complete and submit the 2014 -2015 Knights of Columbus and Italian Catholic Federation applications.
Applications are due on April 6th 2015.
Click here or the picture below to download the application.



Desde el año 2007, Consejo No. 7467 de los Caballeros de Colón y la Sucursal No. 432 del grupo de la Federación italiana Católica del Inmaculado Corazón de María han dado becas de estudio a los estudiantes del último año de bachillerato. La cantidad miníma de este premio es de $1,000. Los candidatos elegibles tienen que estar registrados y ser miembros de la Parroquia del Inmaculado Corazón de María y haber completado y entregado sus 2014-2015 aplicaciones de los Caballeros de Colón y de la Federación italiana Católica.
Las aplicaciones son debidas el 6 de abril de 2015.
Haga clic aquí o la imagen de arriba para descargar la aplicación.


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"Other Scholarship Awards are Offered
by the Supreme Council for Catholic Colleges/ Universities".

These scholarships are offered by the national headquarters of the Knights of Columbus. Scholarships vary in amount and qualifications.
For more information, please log onto:
http://www.kofc.org/en/scholarships/index.html

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
02/01/2015 - Church Loan
03/01/2015 - Church Loan
03/15/2015—Catholic Relief
FECHAS DE SEGUNDA COLECTAS
02/01/2015—Préstamo de la Iglesia
03/01/2015—Préstamo de la Iglesia

03/15/2015—Ayuda Católica

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

Widow/Widower support group meets every
Thursday from 6-7:15pm in the Hall.
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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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TUTORING MINISTRY
During the month of January 2015, registered
Parishioners who have 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade
students may register their children for Tutoring in
the Areas of reading and math. Please contact
Mary Lou Klovee at 516-7484 between January 2
& January 17 to register...
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***TELL A FRIEND***
***COME ONE COME ALL***

“In the footsteps of St. Paul” a pilgrimage to Greece and
Turkey, November 2015....
[Read More]

You are invited to a
Parents Only Night of Prayer
2/13/14, 6:30pm...
[Read More]

LIFE TEEN AND YOUNGER
YOUTH GROUP -
Erinn Bagnaschi,
925)634-4153
Ext. 116...
[Read More]

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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GRUPO JUVENIL
Se invita a formar parte del Youth Group de IHM
que se reune los Viernes a las 7:00pm en la
Libreria. Para mayor información favor de llamar
a la Sr. Carina Vargas at 513-8154 o a Roxanna
Alvarez al 325.5162.

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Movimiento Familiar Cristiano Católico

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

[Read More]

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....
[Read More]

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