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SCHEDULE OF SECOND COLLECTIONS

December 3, 2017 — Maintenance Reserve
December 17, 2017—Religious Retirement

FECHAS DE SEGUNDA COLECTAS 


3 de diciembre, 2017 — Reserva del Mantenimiento
17 de december, 2017—Julilación Religiosa


ATTENTION: Ministries!
We would like to have descriptions of your ministry and pictures. You may have noticed we have already featured some ministries and will continue to publish different events as they arise. When they do, please send us an article describing what your ministry is all about and pictures of different events that have either just happened or go on throughout the year. Then watch to see when your ministry is featured. And don’t forget to take a bulletin home!



Been away from the Church for awhile? Non-Christian? Non-Catholic Christian? Catholic who has not completed your sacraments? Have you ever wondered about the meaning of life? What would your life be like if you had a close relationship with Jesus Christ?

Discovering Christ is a small-group discussion course that will answer today’s questions about how the life and teachings of Jesus Christ provide guidance and direction to those looking to explore We meet on Thursdays at 7pm in the Library. Contact Linda Kortuem: 925-634-4154 x 117 or Email: lkortuem@ihmbrentwood.com


 

Respect Life

Life, particularly human life, is the possession of God alone: therefore one who attacks human life,
in some way lifts his hand against God Himself.
The Gospel of Life, 9



Living Stewardship Now -


Make a conscious decision today
to see Christ in those around you and
respond to them accordingly.

La Corresponsabilidad Vivida Ahora -

Haz una decision consciente hoy para ver a Cristo En los que están a tu alrededor y actúa como corresponde.


Respect Human Life: “It is poverty that a‘child must die’, so that you may live as you wish.”
- Mother Teresa

“...at the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God.”
- Pope Benedict XVI

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


or fillout the online form.



Parish Ministry News and Events


How I See It! with Dcn Ron Horan

10 Quotes that Will Save Your Life

Homily May 6-7, 2017

His sheep followed him because they recognized his voice? When was the last time you heard his voice, if you're my age it could be over 60 or 70 years ago in your grade school Catholic School education? Things have changed, there is a new catechism...

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Deacon Ron Horan
Phone: 963-6501

Scripture study:
Are you interested in deepening your understanding of, and engagement in the Mass and drawing closer to Jesus?
Come join us for a scripture study to delve into the coming weekly readings from our Priests and Deacons. We will discuss the historical context, in both Jewish and Catholic faith traditions, and then explore together practical applications of the readings. This will make us all more alert and receptive to Homilies at Mass, a modest investment that reaps major blessings! Each week we will cover the reading from the Old and New Testament in our Sunday/Holy Day Mass readings.
Fridays, beginning Dec. 8, our scripture study will be from 2-3pm in the Library. Our facilitator, Dr. Allan Steinhardt, will go over background context and Catholic understanding of the readings, and then we will break into groups to discuss applications.
Dr. Steinhardt has been teaching Bible studies for Adult RE, and RCIA, for over thirty years. He is a Jewish convert, and has corresponded with various Bishops and Cardinals on Jewish Catholic relations, including Cardinal Dulles, and Bishop Gregory, as well as the late Father John Neuhaus.
Contact: Dr. Allan Steinhardt; cell: 925-200-0115, or email: asteinhardt@aeye.ai.

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We now have a code for the website FORMED.ORG
- Simply open a web browser and type in: www.formed.org. - Go to the lo
wer right hand side and click on “Register” and follow the prompts. Our IHM code is: CM7TFZ
This is a dynamic website that has all things Catholic, on demand, all the time! Check it out!!!


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St. Vincent de Paul
will be collecting NEW PACKAGED TOYS for ages 4-8 years old.
Please place your donations in the barrel in the vestibule of IHM before December 8, 2017.
Our annual “Christmas Gift Away” will be held December 9, 2017
If you have any questions please call Barbara DeDora at 925-550-5637. Thank you for your support.


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Thanksgiving Prayer
This Thanksgiving, let those of us who have much and those who have little gather at the welcoming table of the Lord. At this blessed feast, may rich and poor alike remember that we are called to serve on another and to walk together in God’s gracious world. With thankful hearts, we praise our God who like a loving parent denies us no good thing.

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Youth Mass/Tree Lighting
Exciting changes are happening here at IHM! December 2nd at 6:30PM will be our very first Youth Mass! Please spread the word to your ministry members to come and support our youth! Also, directly after the Mass, we will be treating our youth to another first! A Tree Lighting in the front plaza!!!! Please come to usher in a blessed Advent season here at IHM.

Misa de los Jovenes – Iluminación del árbol de Navidad
Cambios muy emocionantes están pasando aqui en ICM. El 2 de diciembre, la Misa de las 6:30pm será nuestra Primera Misa para Los Jovenes!! Por favor corran la voz a todos y vengan apoyar a nuestros jovenes! También, después de la Misa, tendremos otro evento que será el primero para los jovenes! La iluminación del Arbol de Navidad en la Plaza!!! Por favor vengan a compartir con nosotros a la Santisima temporada de Adviento aqui en ICM.


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Guadalupe Festivities
San Juan Diego
Sabado 9 de diciembre
Saturday, December 9
6:30PM:Mass/Reception
Domingo 10 de diciembre/
Sunday, Decembre 10
3AM - Mañanita
1PM - Procession
2PM - Mass
Lunes 11 de diciembre
Monday, December 11
6PM - Rosary at Church
6:30PM - Pan/Bread and Chocolate at Patio
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
Martes 12 de diciembre
Tuesday, December 12
7PM - Mass


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Free Family Christmas Photos
We will be offering free family Christmas photos compliments of the Knights of Columbus at our monthly Pancake breakfast on December 3rd.
Please plan to come. Our co-hosts in December are the Ladies Guild

Fotografias gratis para las familias para Navidad
Estaremos ofreciendo tomar fotografias gratis para las familias para Navidad de parte de Los Caballeros de Colón en el próximo domingo de Pancakes, el 3 de diciembre. El siete de mayo será patrocinado por el grupo Ladies Guild Hagan planes de venir.


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New!! New!! IHM Golden Age “Family”
Don’t let the name fool you, this group new to IHM is for ANYONE in their golden years, or just young at heart! This is a monthly gathering that will follow the same basic format each month, beginning with Mass at 11AM, followed by some delicious, homemade hot soup. Afterwards, the focus, which will be different each month, will range from speakers, presenters about special educational topics, and maybe even card games! This is a chance for fellowship within our IHM community, as well as learning about topics of special interest concerning aging gracefully.
Our kickoff event will be Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 11AM in the church. Hot soup will be served before a special presentation on Dementia: Advances in
Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Please come as we start this brand new chapter of ministry activities here at IHM! Father Quang.


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Ho, Ho Help!
Christmas is coming!!
Are you like a lot of super busy people who like to shop online? Do you like to do good deeds?
You are in luck!! We are again offering our AmazonSmile “e-scrip” opportunity to IHM parishioners. Simply open a web browser and go to: www.smile.amazon.com and log in. When you purchase items from Amazon in this way, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will go to Immaculate Heart of Mary! That’s it!


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FAITHDIRECT

As we roll into autumn, and with our debt now paid off, there will no longer be any Faith Direct deductions for the debt reduction. If you had a weekly or monthly deduction for “Debt Reduction”, you may want to prayerfully consider moving that donation to “Maintenance Reserve”. These monies will be for the maintenance and/or replacement of the many items that now or soon will require fixing and/or replacing, such as one or more of our HVAC units, etc.
To do this you would log onto the Faith Direct website: www.faithdirect.net, and go into your account to see which deductions you currently have, and/or to add “Maintenance Reserve” to those already selected.
E-Giving through Faith Direct, is the most convenient and secure way for you to make your weekly offering to IHM. Your automatic contributions through Faith Direct will save valuable time for both you and our parish staff. Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: CA752.
Thank you for your continued support of our parish family!


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Did you know
that if you log onto smile.amazon.com, that a percentage of your purchase will go directly to Immaculate Heart of Mary?
All you have to do is to specify who you want the proceeds to go to. Once you choose Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood, CA as the charity of your choice, Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases!
That’s it! Thank you for all you do for IHM.


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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.

 




Department is growing and we need your help!
All we need is for you to share your gift of faith in the environment of a small group as a catechist. Training is provided, Blessings are promised! Please contact Linda Kortuem at 925-634-4154 x117 or email linda.kortuem@yahoo.com for more information. Website: www.spredoakdiocese.org

Especial está creciendo y necesitamos su ayuda!
Todo lo que necesitamos es para que usted pueda compartir su don de la fe en el entorno de un pequeño grupo como catequista. Se proporciona el entrenamiento, Bendiciones son prometidas! Por favor contacte a Linda Kortuem al 925-634-4154 x117 o por correo electronico linda.kortuem@yahoo.com para más información. Website: www.spredoakdiocese.org



 


Do you have divorce in your past?
Have you wondered what your position in the church might be? Please pick up a pamphlet in the vestibule or Call Dcn John @ 925-698-6362

Tiene Ud. un divorcio en su pasado?
Ud se pregunta que puesto tiene en la Iglesia? Favor de recoger un folleto sobre este tema en el vestíbulo de la Iglesia o llame al Deácono John at 925-698-6362.
Si esto es en Español, favor llame a la Oficina de la Iglesia. Yo me puedo encargar de las personas que hablán Ingles pero si es en Español el Padre Ruben se podra encargar de ellos o podemos tener a un interprete conmigo.

 

 



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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THE GABRIEL PROJECT

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

For the weekend of November 26, 2017, please bring dry beans. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 26 de noviembre 2017, por favor traigan frijoles secos. GRACIAS!
For the weekend of December 3, 2017, please bring canned tomatoes. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 3 de diciembre, 2017, por favor traigan tomates enlatadas. GRCIAS!
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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




 

 

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 nights from 6:00-7:15pm in Hall B. For more information, please call Sandy Heinisch at 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith at 925-240-1706.


Donate Your Car or Any Vehicle!

 

We will pick up ANY vehicle within 48 hours in all 50 States. Free towing. 100% tax deductible. Donations used to fund the many charitable activities of the Knights of Columbus Brentwood Council #7467. Call: 925-529-2019


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


Reunión de Formación para Ministros, Lectores y Servidores Si eres servidor en la parroquia o te gustaría participar en algún ministerio entorno a la Eucaristia, te invitamos a participar a una reunión de formación con el Padre Rubén Morales y las Hermanas Religiosas Dia: Jueves 4 de Agosto Hora: 7:00pm Lugar: Salón B

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


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


You Are All Invited!
Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Event will be on Saturday, November 4, from 10:30am in Mark praying the rosary and petitions.


Practicing Catholics (those at Mass each week and regular at confession) are invited to receive the Sacrament. Non practicing Catholics should go to confession before receiving Holy Communion. Non Catholics are welcome to come for a blessing (cross your arms over your chest).

“...at the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God.”
- Pope Benedict XVI




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..

 

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