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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

Ladies Guild “Pot Luck Fun Fest” - Ladies Only
Friday May 29th at 6:00pm—IHM Hall B & C . For details contact Ann Russell 925-634-1746 or Jane Carlisle at janecarlisle@comcast.net
Our next breakfast will be
on Sunday, May 3rd - 8:15am to 12:00pm.
La proxima desayuno de panquegues es el tercero de May. Horario del desayuno es 8:15am a 12:00pm.

Movie Night - May 2 -
Proceeds to help youth of
our parish attend Medjugorje Youth Fest. GOSPA tells of the early days in
Medjugorje and the persecution of the parish priest and the children. Tickets are $10. and include soda, popcorn and candy. Tickets
available until May 1 in the parish office.
Fil-Am Ministry

Spring into Summer Dinner Dance—
May 30, 2015, 6pm-12am at Brentwood
Community Center. For tickets ($45.) and information,
call Villa Serrano 925-890-4317 or Nida Legaspi
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IHM 12th Annual Charity
Golf Tournament and Banquet

Monday, June 8th at Brentwood Golf Club - Call Hal Bray @ 925.240.7018 or Frank @ 925.719.1413 for player, dinner or Sponsor/Donor information or applications.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Mass - will be on Thursday,
June 11, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Make-up Lector Workshop -
June 13, 2015, 10am -
1:00pm, IHM Church - English and Spanish/English
Lectors - Email Dcn Ed Spano at: edspano7@gmail.com
for more information.
Medjugorje Fund Raising -
Fr. Jim’s Dinner-Dance Party - de Luna Ranch July 11, 2015. For more information call Lisa at 925-803-1517.
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)
Fil-Am Casino Bus Trips -
June 20, August 22,
September 19,
October 24, 2015.

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If you have not RSVP’d
to one of the receptions listed below, please do so by April 30th.
Si usted no ha confirmado ya a una de las recepciones de la lista abajo, por favor hágalo antes del 30 de abril.

Thursday - May 7 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall (Bishop Barber will attend)
Martes - 12 de Mayo a las 7:00 p.m. en el Salón Parroquial (Español)
Thursday - May 14 at Noon in the Parish Hall (English)
Thursday - May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall (English)
Call the parish office at (925) 634-4154 or
email mhoover@ihmbrentwood.com
Llama a la oficina parroquial al (925) 634-4154 o correo electronico a mhoover@ihmbrentwood.com

For tickets and information, call Villa Serrano 925-890-4317
or Nida Legaspi 925-752-5145

Been away from the Church for a while? 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: What is the Meaning of Life? Why Does Jesus Matter? What does Jesus Want Us to Know? Why do I Need a Savior? Why the Resurrection is Important to Us? Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit in You! New Life in the Spirit: Being a Catholic Disciple. Believing and Belonging: Why We Need the Church? Immaculate Heart of Mary will host this free course starting April 9, 2015 for nine consecutive Thursdays from 7pm to 8:30pm at the parish library. 500 Fairview Ave, Brentwood, CA Contact Linda Kortuem: 925-634-4154 X 117 or 110. John Kortuem: 925-634-4154 X 161. Email : linda.kortuem@yahoo.com

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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 is now blogging at
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:

How to develop a plan for your future as a single person after the death
of a spouse.
Saturday, June 27, 2015, IHM Library
For information call Mary Ann Smith at 240-1706
Widow/Widower support group meets every Thursday from
6 to 7:15pm in Hall B. Are you trying to focus on your new
life after the loss of your spouse? Are you lonely..? Come
and find ways to deal with your new circumstances. Meet
other people who share your concerns. Traveling the grief
road can be daunting.


Medjugorje Fund Raising - Fr. Jim’s Dinner Dance Party
- De Luna Ranch July 11, 2015.
Raffle tickets are two for $5 and ten for $20. Three winners chosen who
can bring 20 friends and family for cocktails , appetizers and dinner with dancing. Tickets available in the office or by calling Nancy at 925-240-0672 or Mary at 925-634-9631.



This month this ministry will meet on Friday
April 17th at 6:00 pm in Matthew classroom. If you are
an expectant mother in need, please call the hotline at:


The 12th annual Parish scramble golf tournament,
to be held on June 8th, is rapidly approaching.
If you haven’t yet signed up,
now would be a good time to do so.
The tournament will be held at the Brentwood Golf Club and dinner
will follow at Nines Restaurant. The cost is $125 per player.
Annual pass holders at the Golf Club at Brentwood pay only $85
per player. Non-golfers may attend the dinner, including silent
auction and raffle, for $35. All proceeds go to the Community Life
Center Outreach Programs. REGISTRATION FORMS can be
requested by contacting Hal Bray at (925)240-7018 or Frank Silva
at (925)714-1415. Your or your company may wish to participate in
one of the many sponsor packages. Please call Hal Bray for
information or email at al.bray@pacbell.net.



Volunteers Needed for VBS

Vaction Bible School is in need of an adult volunteer to help with the songs/skits. No musical skill is needed, just a willingness to oversee and help youth volunteers rehearse for each day (June 15-19 in the AM). Please contact Teresa Bustos at 925-240-1944 or erbustos@pacbell.net. VBS is also looking for teens, 6th through 12th grade, to help as class leaders or station helpers. Contact Teresa Bustos.

Age Well/Drive Smart
- California Highway Patrol - Cindy Lima,
May 5, 2015, 9:30am - 11:00am. For more
information or to register call 941-7900, Option 1,
Outpatient Center, Brentwood. Tune up your driving skills and make a self -analysis of your diving abilities. This free interactive class will demonstrate safety devices applicable to most cars.


Host Families needed this summer
July 1-27 for Exchange Students from Italy and Spain.
Help a student ages 14-18 experience the American
Dream first hand! Create global friendships, share
traditions and culture. Experience Italy and Spain in
your own home. Community service credits are
available. For more details, please call Kelly Gross at
951-501-9500 or email kelly.efhomestay@hotmail.com.


CON SR. CARINA AL TEL (925) 513-8154


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


We are changing our schedule for healing Masses in 2015. We will
not have monthly healing Masses but instead will be having Masses
once a quarter. Please watch the bulletin for our next Mass which will
happen in Lent. Although we will not be doing monthly healing
Masses in 2015, all are welcome to join our prayer group in the
Chapel every Monday. We begin with the rosary at 7pm and then
move into a more Charismatic type of prayer meeting at 7:30pm. If
you or anyone you know is in need of prayer, please join us. Although
our group is Catholic, you do not need to be Catholic to attend or to
receive prayer. All are welcome! For more information call Julie at
513-8155 or Lynn at 337-3191


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.


Widow/Widower support group

meets every Thursday from 6 to
7:15pm in the Hall. Are you trying to focus on your new life after
the loss of your spouse? Are you lonely..? Come and find ways to
deal with your new circumstances. Meet other people who share
your concerns. Traveling the grief road can be daunting.

Emmaus News! Emmaus Members!
If you have not been receiving email notices of Emmaus events it may be because we don’t have your correct email address.
Please contact Dennis at 925-634-0549 so we can update your
contact information.


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
(What do they do?)
Food for families, SVDP Walk, Food baskets at
Christmas, Birthright of Brentwood, Gabriel
Project, Rachel’s Vineyard, Delta Community Services,
American Wheel Chair Program, Boy Scouts, Lynn Center,
CCC Family Community Fund, IHM Golf Tournament, Youth
Pan da Vida, Respect Life, Vocations/Clergy, Youth Choir,
Bishop’s Vocation Dinner, Bishop’s Capital Campaign, World
Youth Day, Disaster Relief, Graduating High School Seniors Scholarships.

These are a few of the works sponsored by the men of
IHM Knights of Columbus. It is the lenten fish fry that enables
the Knights to finance these works of charity. We thank the
IHM community for their continued support of this event.


The Knights of Columbus
& Italian Catholic Federation

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 Ladies Guild for March. Breakfast hours are 8:15am to 12:00pm.
Our next breakfast will be
on Sunday, May 3rd - 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 del grupo de Señoras en
Marzo. Horario del desayuno es de 8:15am a 12:00pm.
La proxima desayuno de panquegues es el tercero de
May. Horario del desayuno es 8:15am a 12:00pm.


"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.
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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.

05/03/2015 - Church Loan
05/17/2015 - Catholic Charities
05/03/2015 - Préstamo de la Iglesia

05/17/2015 - Caridades Catolicas

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

Widow/Widower support group meets every
Thursday from 6-7:15pm in the Hall.
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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Have you ever thought about becoming a Sister?
Single Catholic women ages 18 - 40 are invited to a
Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat with the
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul April 10-12...
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Erinn Bagnaschi,
Ext. 116...
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Están todos invitados a la Hora Santa todos los Jueves de las 5:15pm a 6:pm en la Iglesia.
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.

Movimiento Familiar Cristiano Católico

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

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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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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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