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Ash Wednesday Schedule, February 10th /
Miércoles de Ceniza, Horario del 10 de Febrero


7:00AM English Mass/Misa en Inglés
8:30AM Bilingual Mass/Misa Bilingüe
12:00PM Ash Distribution
4:00PM Latin Mass/ Misa Latín
6:00PM English Mass/ Misa en Inglés
8:00PM Misa en Español

Ashes will be distributed at all
services.
La ceniza se distribuirá encada liturgia

STATIONS OF THE CROSS / VIA CRUCIS
Join us every Friday at 7:00pm in the Church during Lent,
to meditate about the Passion and Death of our Lord.
Los invitamos todos los Viernes a las 7:00pm en la Iglesia durante la Cuaresma para meditar sobre la Pasión y Muerte de nuestro Señor.
Fri. 02/12 Youth Group        Fri. 02/19 Movimiento Familiar
Fri. 02/26 Legión de Maria y Grupo de San José
Fri. Mar 4 No Stations/Via Crucis - Evening of Recollection for Year of Mercy/Noche de Recolección para áno de Misericordia
Fri. 03/11 Emmaus / Escuela de la Cruz
Fri. 03/18 Divine Mercy / Fil-Am         Fri. 03/27 Guadalapanos

Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
Click here to download a pdf version of these guidelines.


Discovering Christ
Looking to join the Catholic Church. Are you
exploring coming back to the Catholic Church?
Got questions on God, faith and life? Discovering
Christ is an exciting course designed to help men
and women answer these questions. Join us at
Immaculate Heart of Mary. This free course will be
offered for ten consecutive Thursdays starting
January 7 from 7pm to 8:30 pm at the parish
library: 500 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood, CA.
Contact Linda Kortuem: 925-634-4154 x 117.



SCHEDULE OF SECOND COLLECTIONS

02-07-2016 –Debt Reduction
02-21-2016—Bishop’s Appeal
03-06-2016 - Debt Reduction

FECHAS DE SEGUNDA COLECTAS 
02-07-2016—Reducción de la deuda
02-21-2016– Apelación del Obispo
03-06-2016 – Reducción de la Deuda




The 2016 Bishop’s Appeal weekend
is February 21, 2016.
To incorporate the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis, the title of this year’s Appeal is “Sharing God’s Mercy.”
We would also like to inform you that Bishop Michael C. Barber will be
a􀆩ending a special recep􀆟on at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 3, 2016.




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NEWS FLASH:

Rev. Quang Dong has been appointed as Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.
Effective September 1, 2016


Little Ones of Momma Mary
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TURN PALMS INTO ASHES
Please bring the palms you received last year and leave them in the basket in the church before Tuesday, February 9, 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 Martes, 9 de Febrero para que sean quemadas para los servicios del Miércoles de Ceniza.

2014 IHM Parish Annual Report
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Consider Helping
in a New Ministry
Consider becoming an adult volunteer
catechist to those with Special Needs in a small
group setting. SPRED (Special Religious
Education Department) provides ongoing faith
formation for children, teens or adults with
developmental disabilities. For more
information call Linda Kortuem at
925-634-4154 x 117 or email
linda.kortuem@yahoo.com.
Website: www.spredoakdiocese.org



By Eric L. Steckel
In the wake of the tragic events in Paris on
November 13, 2015, Catholic Charities of the
East Bay urges the community to stand in
solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of
Syrians and others displaced by the violence
in their homeland.
While this is a complex issue, we urge our
community to avoid the impulse to blame all
refugees for the actions of terrorist
organizations. They, too, are victims of
violence and persecution and seek a place of
safety and freedom. Instead, let us stand
firm and serve the marginalized, just as we
pray for continued healing and safety in our
communities.
We urge you to take action Today:
Call your Representative and Senators :
1-866-961-4293.


BISHOP BARBER'S STATEMENT ON THE SUPREME COURT DECISION

Bishop Barber has released a statement on the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage. Click here to read it.

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LIFE TEEN AND YOUNGER YOUTH GROUP

- Erinn Bagnaschi, 925)634-4153 Ext. 116...

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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 ..

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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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GRUPO JUVENIL
Los invitan a formar parte del Youth Group de IHM que se reune los Viernes a las 7:00pm en la Libreria. Para más información favor de llamar a la Sr. Carina Vargas al 925-513-8154 o a Roxanna Alvarez al 925-325-5162.
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Movimiento Familiar Cristiano Católico

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

Rito de Iniciación para adultos Cristianos
Los Domingos a las 5:pm en el Salón John habrán
clases para el Rito de Iniciación para adultos Cristianos.
Para aquellos que están interesados en unirse a la Fé o
catolicos quienes no han completado sus sacramentos,
por favor vengan a estas clases. Para Informacion
póngase en contacto con Virginia Chavez, télefono
925-679-5031

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FR. JERRY ON EWTN'S JOURNEY HOME

Click here to watch Fr. Jerry on EWTN's Journey Home.


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THE GABRIEL PROJECT

This ministry meets the second Friday of each month...
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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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SVDP CANNED FOOD DRIVE

For the weekend of February 14, 2016, please
bring canned tuna (and other meats). Thank you!
Para el fin de semana del 14 de febrero del 2016,
por favor traigan atun y otras carnes enlatadas.
Gracias!

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




IHM LIBRARY
The library is now open! Come in and browse
our many books and audio/visual recordings to expand
your knowledge of our Catholic Faith! Hours: Fridays 2:30
- 5:30pm. Questions? Call Mickey DeFalco at:
925-634-3492.


WIDOW/WIDOWERS SUPPORT GROUP

Has your spouse died? Are you finding it hard
to cope? Have you been able to find a “new
normal” life yet? Come to our grief support
group held every Thursday night from
6:00-7:15pm Hall starting on January 7, 2016.
For more information, please call Sandy
Heinisch at 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith
at 925-240-1706.


CATHOLIC DIVORCE SURVIVAL GUIDE COURSE
How to survive the loss of a Marriage. Course begins Sept. 3, 2015 in Hall B and continues until Dec. 17, 2015. 13 weeks for $25.00 For more infomation call Sandy Heinisch at 925 513-3412 or Mary Putnam at 925 516-1079 or Mary Beth MC Cann at 925 418-4446



Los Domingos a las 5:pm en el Salón John habrán clases para el Rito de Iniciación para adultos Cristianos. Para aquellos que están interesados en unirse a la Fé o catolicos quienes no han completado sus sacramentos, por favor vengan a estas clases. Para Informacion póngase
en contacto con Virginia Chavez, télefono 925-679-5031


El Viñedo de Raquel
La esperanza, ayuda y sanación estan disponibles a través de un retiro del Viñedo de Raquel.
Para má información o para registrarse llame a:
(510) 384-6875 or www.elvinedoderraquel.org


El grupo de San José se pone a su disposición visitandolos y llevando la imagen de San José que quedará con esa familia por una semana. Rezaremos el Rosario con la familia. Favor de ponerse en contacto con Reina Garcia at 510-303-7840.


¿Quieres ser un Angel?
El Proyecto Gabriel necesita su ayuda en servir a mujeres que estan embarazadas que necesitan ayuda. Para más información, por favor llame a Nancy Espinoza al (510) 813-1384 o espofamily5@comcast.com


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You Are All Invited!
Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Event will be
on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from
10:45am to12:00pm in Mark praying the
rosary and petitions.


 

 

RETREAT FOR MEN:
The Men’s Spiritual Network of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Concord, invite you to a Men’s Retreat at San Damiano Retreat Center the weekend of March 4-6, 2016. The retreat, entitled “Merciful Like the Father,” will be led by Fr. Leo Edgerly. Come meet other men on their walk with
Christ. For more info call Matt Remington at
(925) 672-4006 or Peter Nixon at (925) 381-7853. You can also visit the St. Bonaventure
website at: www.stbonaventure.net


PRAY FOR THE UNBORN AND THEIR MOTHERS
Every Thursday 9:30am - 11:00am
at Planned Parenthood, Antioch
Nancy - espofamily5@comcast.net
Lou - lou.di@sbcglobal.net


LIVING GOD'S WORD
The divine instinct to lay down and to take up is how the Lord Jesus shepherds us, modeling so well what it means to be divine that we find ourselves imitating him and growing in his likeness. That divine instinct is how the Spirit shepherds through us.

El instinto divino de entregar la vida y de recobrarla es la manera en que el Señor Jesús nos cuida, modelando tan bien lo que significa ser divino que nosotros mismos podemos imitarlo y asemejarnos cada vez más a él. Ese instinto divino es la manera en que el Espíritu nos guía y protege.


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Kindergarten Readiness Fair
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Brentwood Elementary School
200 Griffith Lane. Brentwood, CA
Brentwood Union School District Announces
Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten
Registration for 2016-2017
KINDERGARTEN – Eligible child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2016. TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN – Eligible child must be 5 years old between September 2 and December 2, 2016
The Kindergarten Readiness Act. Please contact your resident school site beginning February 16, 2016 to schedule your registration appointment. Appointments will be held March 1, 2 and 3, 2016. See BUSD website for further information @ www.brentwood.k12.ca.us

Feria de Preparación para el Kínder
Martes, 9 de febrero, 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Escuela Brentwood Elementary 200 Griffith Lane. Brentwood, CA
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Brentwood Anuncia la Matrícula para el Kínder Transitorio/Kínder para el Año Escolar 2016-2017
KINDER – Los niños elegibles deben cumplir los cinco años en o antes del 1ro de septiembre del 2016.
KINDER TRANSITORIO – Los niños elegibles deben de cumplir los cinco años entre el 2 de septiembre y el 2 de diciembre del 2016. Ley de Preparación para el Kínder. Favor de comunicarse con su escuela hogar comenzando el 16 de febrero, 2016, para programar una cita de matrícula. Las citas serán programadas para el 1, 2 y 3 de marzo del 2016. Para más información visite nuestra página cibernética del distrito: www.brentwood.k12.ca.us


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Act of Mercy for the Year of Mercy

The Diocese of Oakland, in partnership with Catholic Charities of the East Bay and the
Alameda District Attorney's Office, will partner to open a Safe House for minors (11-17)
who have been sexually trafficked. The Bay Area is a nationwide hub for Human
Trafficking, and these children are the most victimized and vulnerable. Together, we can
bring healing, hope and dignity to their lives. In conjunction with the opening of the Safe
House, Catholic Charities of the East Bay and the Office of Life and Justice will coordinate
a campaign to build awareness and mobilize action in all 84 parishes. I f you would like to
assist with this work please contact Steve Mullin at smullun@cceb.org or Cristina Hernandez
at chernández@ oakdiocese.org

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Let the Lord strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament by attending a
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on February 26-28 or August 5-7. Early registration,
4 to 6 weeks out is highly recommended. For more information contact Greg & Mary @
925.754.1284 or Joe & Sue @ 925.680.7767 now or go to oaklandwwme.org

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Mass of Anointing of the Sick
Misa de Unción de los Enfermos
There will be a bilingual Blessing of the Sick Mass on
Thursday, February 11th, at 11:00am.
Soup will be served after the Mass in the Parish Hall.
Tendremos una Misa bilingüe para bendecir a los enfermos el
Jueves 11 de Febrero a las 11:00am. Serviremos sopa
después de la Misa en el Salón Parroquial.

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Jesus calls you, He is the Way!
IHM Youth Group
Ages: 14-18
IHM Pre Teen Youth group
Ages: 8-13
When: Every Friday, 7- 8:30 pm
More information call Sister Maury (925)513-8154 or Roxanne (925)325-5162

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Join Fr. Jim Sullivan for a Lenten Day of Reflection:
“THE PASSION NARRATIVES” on Saturday, February 27th,
9:30am– 3 PM, at IHM, Halls A-C. Coffee social at 0930 with
the talk beginning at 10. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to Lisa
by February 23 at 925-785-1969 or lfisher7544@comcast.net.
Bringing your Bible and rosary is recommended.

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Don’t cook Friday -
Come to IHM’s Lenten Fish Fry!
The Knights of Columbus will be preparing& serving your choice of delicious deep fried fish or
shrimp (separately) every Friday from Feb. 12th through March 18th in the Hall from 4:00 to 7p.m. Served with fries, coleslaw, & a beverage for $13 [only $9 for kids]; or $14
for Shrimp. PLUS enjoy tasty desserts available from the Crafty Quilters!
Take-out service available, too!


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ATTENTION: Saint Vincent de Paul
FRIDAY DISTRIBUTION CHANGES

BEGINNING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016,
REGISTRATION FOR FOOD FOR OUR PEOPLE IN NEED
CLIENTS WILL BE CHANGED TO 8:30 A.M. THE
DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD WILL BEGIN AT 10:30 A.M.
AND FINISH AT 11:30 A.M.


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Peregrinación con el Padre Rubén Morales
ITALIA y TIERRA SANTA

Del 1 al 15 de agosto de 2016.
Cruzaremos la Puerta de la Misericordia en la Basílica de San Pedro en Roma, y Santuarios como el del Padre Pio, San Francisco de Asís y mas. Visitaremos la Tierra donde Jesús vivió
y los lugares donde El mostró su amor.
Reserva tu boleto con $400. dls.
Para más información (925) 634 4154 x101 padremorales@yahoo.com (510) 8728124


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Grupo de Apoyo en español para personas en proceso de duelo
Si has perdido un ser querido y te encuentras pasando por un momento difícil, estar rodeado de personas que están pasando por una situación similar puede ser un apoyo enriquecedor. Te invito a que nos acompañes. Para más información llame a: Irene Suarez al 925-584-5452 o
Kimberly Dowd-Uribe 925) 887-5678 ext. 1238.
(Consejeras del duelo para Hospice of the East Bay) El grupo se reunirá dos veces al mes, el primero y el tercero miércoles de cada mes de 4:30-5:30. Te invitamos a que nos acompañes. El grupo se reúne en el Salon A.

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We are looking for someone to host a wonderful young lady
named Yejin, 16, from South Korea, who is currently living in Brentwood with a "welcome family" for the next 5 weeks. Since Yejin arrived January 8th, she has impressed the school counselors and office staff with her English ability as well as her warm, kind approach to everyone. I've watched her bond with the three young children in her temporary host family and quickly adapt to
her new community. Because she is already in our community and attending Liberty High School, there is a unique opportunity for potential hosts to meet Yejin in order to fully consider hosting her during her stay. (Yejin will be in our country for all of 2016.) I would love to hear if anyone you know is interested. The next step would be for you to start our host family application online, which includes a free criminal background and references check. That way, and as a protection to the students, we can show you photographs and full profiles of students. Here is the link for filling out our online host family application: http://usahs.ciee.org/HighSchool/login.aspx
To get started, first complete the sections for the background check and personal references. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Cell: (925) 529-5755. Home: (925) 778-1402.


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The 2015-16 Choir Season begins again
and you’re ALL invited to come and share your musical talents to praise
and give thanks to our Lord!
Coro de Español (Spanish Choir): Wednesday 8:00-9:15 pm
Youth Choir (grades 3-12): Thursday 4:00-5:15 pm 9:00 am and 12:30 pm
Choirs: Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm
Orchestra (strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion): Saturday 3:00-4:00 pm
Latin Choir (Lisa Karleskind, Director): Sunday 3:45-4:45 pm
All rehearsals are held at the IHM Music Room.
Please call Ed Magistrado, Music Director, at (925) 634-4154, ext. 112 for more info.

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IHM Morning Grace for Mothers
Are you looking for a community of mothers practicing the Catholic faith? This group provides a comfortable setting to bond over motherhood and our faith. All meetings will be held in Brentwood and children are welcome to come. Please contact Shana Ortega (I am a mother of two with one on the way) if you are interested in attending or have any questions please call:
707-694-8663 or e-mail at shanaeortega@gmail.com



CONTRA COSTA FOOD BANK

CONTRA COSTA FOOD BANK The Contra Costa Food Bank Mobile Produce Distribution Program distributes FREE produce on the 2nd. and 4th. Tuesdays of each month in the IHM parking lot from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm to families in need. This program is only for low income families. For more information, please call Ralph at (925)240-1177.

BANCO DE COMIDA DEL CONDADO DE CONTRA COSTA
El Programa de Distribución del Banco de Comida Móvil del Condado de Contra Costa de productos agricolas distribuye GRATIS estos productos el SEGUNDO Y CUARTO MARTES de cada mes en el estacionamiento del ICM de 12:00 a 1:00pm a familias que necesitan. Este programa es solamente para familias de pocos recursos. Para más información, por favor llame a Ralph at (925) 240-1177..

MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIEST
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 Priests worldwide. Next meeting is February 6, 2016 at 10:30 am in John.

 

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