Copyright © 2013 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2019

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE/

IMPORTANTE DE CAMBIO DE

FECHA

The “Welcome gathering for new parishioners” scheduled for October 20, after the 5:00PM Mass has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 6:00PM in the Parish Hall. El evento de “Bienvenida a nuestros nuevos filigreses” ha sido cambiado del 20 de octubre despues de la Misa de la 5:00PM a el sabado, 28 de septiembre a las 6:00pm en el Salon de la Iglesia. CONFIRMATION REMINDERS Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Meeting in the Church 6:00pm — Meeting in Spanish 7:15pm — Meeting in English Class schedule will be handed out at the Meeting on August 21st. For more information email Julie at ihmyouth@ihmbrentwood.com

HOUR ADORATION

Every first Friday of the month starting January, 2019, we will be using the 8-foot monstrance for the 24-Hour Adoration. We likewise request that you include in your time of prayer with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament the intention of the Holy Father which would be posted by the doors of the Chapel every month. Thank you. Hours of Adoration are on Thursdays from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. On Fridays Adoration begins at 9:00AM and continues until 7:00am Saturdays morning. +++++ Cada primer Viernes del mes a partir de enero del 2019, usaremos la custodia de 8 pies para la Adoracion de 24 horas. De igual manera, solicitamos que incluya en su tiempo de oracion con el Senor en el Santisimo Sacramento la intencion del Santo Padre que se publicara en las puertas de la Capilla todos los meses. Gracias. Horas de Adoración son los jueves de las 9:00AM a 6:00PM. Adoración los viernes empieza a las 9:00AM y continúa hasta los sabados a las 7:00AM.

PAN DE VIDA RETREAT

A retreat for couples to grow deeper in their relationship to each other and to Christ. The retreat is Eucharistic centered with time for: Conference talks about marriage & growing deeper in your vocation as a couple Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Confession Workshops to improve communication and deepen your understanding of Sacramental love. Prayer Date: August 16-18, 2019 Contact: jpmurray88@sbcglobal.net

IHM Tutoring Ministry

Grades 1-5

The IHM Tutoring Ministry Grades 1-5 will begin tutoring on October 16,2019. We will be tutoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders of registered IHM parents in reading, writing and math skills. Tutoring registration will take place after all Saturday and Sunday English and Spanish Masses on August 24-25 in the Church Plaza. Tutoring registration deadline is Sunday August 30, 2019. A waiting list will be available for students who register after August 30, 2019. We are blessed to have many retired teachers as well as interested adults who have worked with children in the reading, writing and math areas. We are now in need of additional tutors since the number of students needing help has increased. If you are interested in tutoring students contact Mary Lou Klovee at 516-7484 for further information. During the Month of August 2019, IHM registered Parents may obtain Tutoring Registration forms and return the completed forms to the Church Office before August 30, 2019 OR you can register your Child for Tutoring after the Masses on August 24-25 in the Church Plaza. WOMEN’S FAITH SHARING: Next program: Sept.5-Nov.21… WE meet Thursdays in the library 10 am- 11:30am “THE BIBLE and the VIRGIN MARY” Journey through Scripture. St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. 12 sessions using beautiful DVDs. Participant workbook (optional) available for those interested. For more information call : Ethel Reber 925-513-7359.
“A Day at the Seminary” The “A Day at the Seminary” event on August 31st. is open to all active altar boys who are currently serving the parish; their families are invited to join. Meet up at IHM for the 8:00am Mass, leaving for Menlo Park at 8:4am. Schedule for the Seminary starts at 10:00am (tour, prayer, BBQ and games) and ends at 1:00pm. No fee to join, but must pre- register by August 23rd. This is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Blessings!

ENGLISH EMMAUS RETREAT

The next Men’s English Emmaus Retreat will be September 6, 7, and 8, 2019. The next Women’s English Emmaus Retreat will be September 13, 14, and 15, 2019. If you would like a vacation with Our Lord, please consider attending this beautiful weekend journey based on the passage in the Gospel of Luke 24:13-25. For more information or to register online or through an application at the church office, go to emmauspath.com.

Come join the IHM Children’s

Choir for the upcoming

season!

Learn how to sing in a choir Learn how to read music Connect what you have learned in CCD to songs Be part of a church choir Serve at the mass as a Music Minister Make friends with other children in the choir The Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Season begins this end of August. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 4:30pm—5:30pm in the IHM Music Room. The Children’s Choir serves twice a month at the Saturday 5pm mass and at other special masses. Children must be at least 9 years old, and/or have completed the Sacrament of First Communion. See the Parish Office for registration forms or contact Choir Director Jerome Cuenco: jcuenco@ihmbrentwood.com

Share the love with the

unborn babies

and their mothers. Come join us in peaceful prayer at Planned Parenthood, 1104 Buchanan Rd., Antioch. Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:30am. For more information, please call Marianne at (925) 550-9817 or Nancy Espinoza at (510), 813-1384.

Are you new to Immaculate

Heart of Mary?

We Welcome you!

We are a very vibrant and active parish in Brentwood whose mission is, “With Mary, we seek to know Christ better and to make him better known through our words and actions.” We do this in a variety of ways through our several sacramental prep programs, social outreach, as well as our active ministries, Bible studies, and an energetic youth program. We also LOVE new parishioners and hold quarterly “Welcome Dinners” specifically for those new to IHM. If you are not yet registered, please call the parish office at 925-634-4154 and ask for Ana. She will be happy to mail you a registration form. See you in the coming weeks!

SPRED or Special Religious

Education Department

SPRED provides ongoing faith formation for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through participation in a SPRED community of faith they are better able to celebrate the sacraments and to enter into the worshipping experiences of the whole Church. We at IHM are getting ready for our religious registration and RECRUITMENT. This year SPRED will be serving four (4) families and possibly six (6) families. At this point, we only have two catechist. In order for us to serve these families we are in need of catechist. If you are interested, please contact Beatriz Morales at beamorales75@yahoo.com.

CYO sign-ups for IHM

We will be at the Brentwood Veterans Hall at 757 First Street. You must be a Brentwood Resident. Boys and Girls 2nd grade through 8th grade can sign up. If you are new to CYO, we need a copy of the birth certificate as you will not be able to sign up without it. The fee if $185.00. Any questions, please call Fernando Sanabria at 925-759-0486. Dates and times are: August 18th from Noon to 4:00pm August 25th. From 4:00pm to 8:00pm August 27th. From 5:00pm to 8:00pm Youth Mass Starting this October the 2nd Saturday 5PM Mass will be a monthly Youth and Family Mass. We invite everyone to support this effort aimed at engaging our young parishioners and their families to be more actively involved in various liturgical ministries like greeting, singing, lecturing and Eucharistic ministry! Our youth and their families are encouraged to serve along side our wonderful 5pm Mass ministers to learn and grow in their knowledge of serving God and our community. Please email any questions on how to get more involved in this effort to Julie Figueroa, Director of Youth Ministry: ihmyouth@ihmbrentwood.com or calling 925-634-4154 ext. 107.

ATTENTION!!! / AVISO

URGENTE!!!!

Please ignore email request for money or gift cards to be sent to the priests here at IHM. These are scams. Our priests would never ask us to send them these requests. +++++ Por favor no hagan caso de los correos electrónicos falsos que piden dinero o tarjetas de regalo para los sacerdotes de la parroquia. Nuestros sacerdotes NUNCA les pedirán dinero o tarjetas de regalo por ningún medio para razones personales. Esos correos son fraudulentos.

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.

We now have a code for the

website FORMED.ORG

Simply open a web browser and type in: www.formed.org. - Go to the lower 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!!! Do you want to get parish news and updates via Flocknote? Email: mbagradd@gmail or call 925-634-4154.

FAITHDIRECT

I would like to invite you to join Faith Direct, our parish's electronic giving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy during this season, but Faith Direct's eGiving program will give you one less thing to remember each week--no more envelopes to find before you go to Mass. Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: CA752. Thank you for your continued support.

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 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.

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 invitamos

a las clases de RICA para hacer los Sacramentos que les falten—Primera Comunión y Confirmación. Las clases son los domingos a las 5:00pm en el Salon Juan. Las clases empezaran el Primero de Septiembre, 2019. Para mas información, favor de ponerse en contacto con Virginia Chavez al 925-584-4268.

NOTIFICACION IMPORTANTE

Información recibida de la Diócesis de Oakland. “Se les comunica que el Padre Andres Larios Chavez, un sacerdote de la Diócesis de Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico, no tiene facultades en su Diócesis ni en la Diócesis de Oakland y no debe ser invitado para ningún ministerio sacerdotal en la Diócesis.”

Ministry of Caring Support

Groups

Widows and Widowers group’s meeting will resume on September 19th. Teens group resumes on September 6th. Parents’ group resumes on September 7th.
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Copyright © Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2019

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE/

IMPORTANTE DE CAMBIO DE FECHA

The “Welcome gathering for new parishioners” scheduled for October 20, after the 5:00PM Mass has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 6:00PM in the Parish Hall. El evento de “Bienvenida a nuestros nuevos filigreses” ha sido cambiado del 20 de octubre despues de la Misa de la 5:00PM a el sabado, 28 de septiembre a las 6:00pm en el Salon de la Iglesia. CONFIRMATION REMINDERS Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Meeting in the Church 6:00pm — Meeting in Spanish 7:15pm — Meeting in English Class schedule will be handed out at the Meeting on August 21st. For more information email Julie at ihmyouth@ihmbrentwood.com

HOUR ADORATION

Every first Friday of the month starting January, 2019, we will be using the 8-foot monstrance for the 24-Hour Adoration. We likewise request that you include in your time of prayer with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament the intention of the Holy Father which would be posted by the doors of the Chapel every month. Thank you. Hours of Adoration are on Thursdays from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. On Fridays Adoration begins at 9:00AM and continues until 7:00am Saturdays morning. +++++ Cada primer Viernes del mes a partir de enero del 2019, usaremos la custodia de 8 pies para la Adoracion de 24 horas. De igual manera, solicitamos que incluya en su tiempo de oracion con el Senor en el Santisimo Sacramento la intencion del Santo Padre que se publicara en las puertas de la Capilla todos los meses. Gracias. Horas de Adoración son los jueves de las 9:00AM a 6:00PM. Adoración los viernes empieza a las 9:00AM y continúa hasta los sabados a las 7:00AM.

PAN DE VIDA RETREAT

A retreat for couples to grow deeper in their relationship to each other and to Christ. The retreat is Eucharistic centered with time for: Conference talks about marriage & growing deeper in your vocation as a couple Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Confession Workshops to improve communication and deepen your understanding of Sacramental love. Prayer Date: August 16-18, 2019 Contact: jpmurray88@sbcglobal.net

IHM Tutoring Ministry Grades 1-5

The IHM Tutoring Ministry Grades 1-5 will begin tutoring on October 16,2019. We will be tutoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders of registered IHM parents in reading, writing and math skills. Tutoring registration will take place after all Saturday and Sunday English and Spanish Masses on August 24-25 in the Church Plaza. Tutoring registration deadline is Sunday August 30, 2019. A waiting list will be available for students who register after August 30, 2019. We are blessed to have many retired teachers as well as interested adults who have worked with children in the reading, writing and math areas. We are now in need of additional tutors since the number of students needing help has increased. If you are interested in tutoring students contact Mary Lou Klovee at 516-7484 for further information. During the Month of August 2019, IHM registered Parents may obtain Tutoring Registration forms and return the completed forms to the Church Office before August 30, 2019 OR you can register your Child for Tutoring after the Masses on August 24-25 in the Church Plaza. WOMEN’S FAITH SHARING: Next program: Sept.5-Nov.21… WE meet Thursdays in the library 10 am-11:30am “THE BIBLE and the VIRGIN MARY” Journey through Scripture. St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. 12 sessions using beautiful DVDs. Participant workbook (optional) available for those interested. For more information call : Ethel Reber 925-513- 7359.
“A Day at the Seminary” The “A Day at the Seminary” event on August 31st. is open to all active altar boys who are currently serving the parish; their families are invited to join. Meet up at IHM for the 8:00am Mass, leaving for Menlo Park at 8:4am. Schedule for the Seminary starts at 10:00am (tour, prayer, BBQ and games) and ends at 1:00pm. No fee to join, but must pre- register by August 23rd. This is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Blessings!

ENGLISH EMMAUS RETREAT

The next Men’s English Emmaus Retreat will be September 6, 7, and 8, 2019. The next Women’s English Emmaus Retreat will be September 13, 14, and 15, 2019. If you would like a vacation with Our Lord, please consider attending this beautiful weekend journey based on the passage in the Gospel of Luke 24:13- 25. For more information or to register online or through an application at the church office, go to emmauspath.com.

Come join the IHM Children’s Choir

for the upcoming season!

Learn how to sing in a choir Learn how to read music Connect what you have learned in CCD to songs Be part of a church choir Serve at the mass as a Music Minister Make friends with other children in the choir The Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Season begins this end of August. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 4:30pm—5:30pm in the IHM Music Room. The Children’s Choir serves twice a month at the Saturday 5pm mass and at other special masses. Children must be at least 9 years old, and/or have completed the Sacrament of First Communion. See the Parish Office for registration forms or contact Choir Director Jerome Cuenco: jcuenco@ihmbrentwood.com

Share the love with the unborn

babies

and their mothers. Come join us in peaceful prayer at Planned Parenthood, 1104 Buchanan Rd., Antioch. Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:30am. For more information, please call Marianne at (925) 550-9817 or Nancy Espinoza at (510), 813-1384.

Are you new to Immaculate Heart of

Mary?

We Welcome you!

We are a very vibrant and active parish in Brentwood whose mission is, “With Mary, we seek to know Christ better and to make him better known through our words and actions.” We do this in a variety of ways through our several sacramental prep programs, social outreach, as well as our active ministries, Bible studies, and an energetic youth program. We also LOVE new parishioners and hold quarterly “Welcome Dinners” specifically for those new to IHM. If you are not yet registered, please call the parish office at 925-634-4154 and ask for Ana. She will be happy to mail you a registration form. See you in the coming weeks!

SPRED or Special Religious Education

Department

SPRED provides ongoing faith formation for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through participation in a SPRED community of faith they are better able to celebrate the sacraments and to enter into the worshipping experiences of the whole Church. We at IHM are getting ready for our religious registration and RECRUITMENT. This year SPRED will be serving four (4) families and possibly six (6) families. At this point, we only have two catechist. In order for us to serve these families we are in need of catechist. If you are interested, please contact Beatriz Morales at beamorales75@yahoo.com.

CYO sign-ups for IHM

We will be at the Brentwood Veterans Hall at 757 First Street. You must be a Brentwood Resident. Boys and Girls 2nd grade through 8th grade can sign up. If you are new to CYO, we need a copy of the birth certificate as you will not be able to sign up without it. The fee if $185.00. Any questions, please call Fernando Sanabria at 925-759-0486. Dates and times are: August 18th from Noon to 4:00pm August 25th. From 4:00pm to 8:00pm August 27th. From 5:00pm to 8:00pm Youth Mass Starting this October the 2nd Saturday 5PM Mass will be a monthly Youth and Family Mass. We invite everyone to support this effort aimed at engaging our young parishioners and their families to be more actively involved in various liturgical ministries like greeting, singing, lecturing and Eucharistic ministry! Our youth and their families are encouraged to serve along side our wonderful 5pm Mass ministers to learn and grow in their knowledge of serving God and our community. Please email any questions on how to get more involved in this effort to Julie Figueroa, Director of Youth Ministry: ihmyouth@ihmbrentwood.com or calling 925-634-4154 ext. 107.

ATTENTION!!! / AVISO URGENTE!!!!

Please ignore email request for money or gift cards to be sent to the priests here at IHM. These are scams. Our priests would never ask us to send them these requests. +++++ Por favor no hagan caso de los correos electrónicos falsos que piden dinero o tarjetas de regalo para los sacerdotes de la parroquia. Nuestros sacerdotes NUNCA les pedirán dinero o tarjetas de regalo por ningún medio para razones personales. Esos correos son fraudulentos.

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.

We now have a code for the website

FORMED.ORG

Simply open a web browser and type in: www.formed.org. - Go to the lower 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!!! Do you want to get parish news and updates via Flocknote? Email: mbagradd@gmail or call 925-634- 4154.

FAITHDIRECT

I would like to invite you to join Faith Direct, our parish's electronic giving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy during this season, but Faith Direct's eGiving program will give you one less thing to remember each week--no more envelopes to find before you go to Mass. Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: CA752. Thank you for your continued support.

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 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.

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 invitamos

a las clases de RICA para hacer los Sacramentos que les falten—Primera Comunión y Confirmación. Las clases son los domingos a las 5:00pm en el Salon Juan. Las clases empezaran el Primero de Septiembre, 2019. Para mas información, favor de ponerse en contacto con Virginia Chavez al 925-584-4268.

NOTIFICACION IMPORTANTE

Información recibida de la Diócesis de Oakland. “Se les comunica que el Padre Andres Larios Chavez, un sacerdote de la Diócesis de Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico, no tiene facultades en su Diócesis ni en la Diócesis de Oakland y no debe ser invitado para ningún ministerio sacerdotal en la Diócesis.”

Ministry of Caring Support Groups

Widows and Widowers group’s meeting will resume on September 19th. Teens group resumes on September 6th. Parents’ group resumes on September 7th.