Copyright © 2013 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2019

OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY,

OCTOBER 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019, the office of the parish will be closed in commemoration of Columbus Day. El lunes, 14 de octubre, 2019, la oficina de la parroquia estará cerrada en conmemoración del Dia de Cristobal Colón.

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 on Saturday. +++++ 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 el sabado a las 7:00AM.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST/

DESAYUNO DE PANQUECAS

Knights of Columbus and 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. Hours are 8:15am to 12:00pm. Caballeros de Colon y Federacion/Catolica Italiana Vengán a visitar con sus amigos parroquianos y darles la bienvenida a los nuevos parroquianos al desayuno de pancakes el primer Domingo de cada mes. El horario es de las 8:15am hasta las 12:00pm.

Young Adults!

Explores Catholic faith through Faith formation in a group setting, volunteer work and social outings. Meets two Thursdays a month in Classroom John from 7pm to 9pm.

CRAFTY QUILTERS HOLIDAY

BOUTIQUE

Friday, October 25th 1:00pm to 5:00pm in Hall Saturday October 26th 11:00am to 7:00pm in Hall Sunday October 27h. 8:30 am to 2:00 pm on Plaza Homemade items, baked goods, jam and plants Raffle tickets on sale for handmade quilt after all weekend masses Location: Church Hall

YOUTH GROUPS AT IHM

Youth Group (8-12 years) Hall A - Fridays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Youth Group (Middle School) Hall B - Fridays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Youth Group (High School) Hall C - Fridays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

LATIN MASS

BRING BACK THE COMMUNION RAILS. TURN AROUND THE ALTAR. GET BLESSED WITH HOLY WATER AND INCENSE. BECOME A TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC AND GIVE THE LATIN MASS A TRY. EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT IHM EVERY TUESDAY AND SUNDAY AT 5 P.M.

Retrouvaille

is a lifeline for marriages Asking for help and support when a marriage is in serious trouble can be a difficult task, as many couples don't know where to turn. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Retrouvaille is a program that is solely dedicated to providing the necessary support to help save marriages, as we believe in the value of marriage and desire to promote its growth and reconciliation when possible. Retrouvaille helps couples rebuild their marriages at any level of difficulty. For information, or to register for the Modesto Retrouvaille program beginning with a Weekend on October 18-20, 2019. To sign up, please visit: www.HelpOurMarriage.org email Modesto@RetroCA.com, or call 209- 232-5315.

WARNING!/¡ADVERTENCIA!

Chapel candles must be purchased in the Office. Please do not bring your own as they are not meant to burn in our glass holders and could cause a fire. Thank you. Las velas de la capilla se deben comprar en la oficina. No traigan las suyas, ya que no están destinadas a quemarse en nuestros envases de vidrio y pueden provocar un incendio. Gracias.

Share-a-Mass Ministry

This is a reminder that the Share-a-Mass Ministry is available to bring ambulatory parishioners to mass on Sundays. While we try to accommodate your mass preference, you must be willing to attend the mass to which the driver goes. There are currently three of us who are active in this ministry. Sadly, our last parishioner moved away, so we are currently all available. If you need a ride, please call Richard Nahm at 925-240-9885.

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.

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.

Welcome to “Golden Age

Family”

Come join us for the following Event and topic: October 16 — Graham Wiseman Dealing with Mental Illness 11:00 AM Mass (Church) 11:45pm Complimentary Lunch RSVP: 513-3412 or 240-1706

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.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 500 Fairview Avenue Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 634-4154

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Copyright © Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2019

OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY,

OCTOBER 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019, the office of the parish will be closed in commemoration of Columbus Day. El lunes, 14 de octubre, 2019, la oficina de la parroquia estará cerrada en conmemoración del Dia de Cristobal Colón.

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 on Saturday. +++++ 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 el sabado a las 7:00AM.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST/ DESAYUNO DE

PANQUECAS

Knights of Columbus and 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. Hours are 8:15am to 12:00pm. Caballeros de Colon y Federacion/Catolica Italiana Vengán a visitar con sus amigos parroquianos y darles la bienvenida a los nuevos parroquianos al desayuno de pancakes el primer Domingo de cada mes. El horario es de las 8:15am hasta las 12:00pm.

Young Adults!

Explores Catholic faith through Faith formation in a group setting, volunteer work and social outings. Meets two Thursdays a month in Classroom John from 7pm to 9pm.

CRAFTY QUILTERS HOLIDAY

BOUTIQUE

Friday, October 25th 1:00pm to 5:00pm in Hall Saturday October 26th 11:00am to 7:00pm in Hall Sunday October 27h. 8:30 am to 2:00 pm on Plaza Homemade items, baked goods, jam and plants Raffle tickets on sale for handmade quilt after all weekend masses Location: Church Hall

YOUTH GROUPS AT IHM

Youth Group (8-12 years) Hall A - Fridays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Youth Group (Middle School) Hall B - Fridays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Youth Group (High School) Hall C - Fridays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

LATIN MASS

BRING BACK THE COMMUNION RAILS. TURN AROUND THE ALTAR. GET BLESSED WITH HOLY WATER AND INCENSE. BECOME A TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC AND GIVE THE LATIN MASS A TRY. EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT IHM EVERY TUESDAY AND SUNDAY AT 5 P.M.

Retrouvaille

is a lifeline for marriages Asking for help and support when a marriage is in serious trouble can be a difficult task, as many couples don't know where to turn. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Retrouvaille is a program that is solely dedicated to providing the necessary support to help save marriages, as we believe in the value of marriage and desire to promote its growth and reconciliation when possible. Retrouvaille helps couples rebuild their marriages at any level of difficulty. For information, or to register for the Modesto Retrouvaille program beginning with a Weekend on October 18-20, 2019. To sign up, please visit: www.HelpOurMarriage.org email Modesto@RetroCA.com, or call 209-232-5315.

WARNING!/¡ADVERTENCIA!

Chapel candles must be purchased in the Office. Please do not bring your own as they are not meant to burn in our glass holders and could cause a fire. Thank you. Las velas de la capilla se deben comprar en la oficina. No traigan las suyas, ya que no están destinadas a quemarse en nuestros envases de vidrio y pueden provocar un incendio. Gracias.

Share-a-Mass Ministry

This is a reminder that the Share-a-Mass Ministry is available to bring ambulatory parishioners to mass on Sundays. While we try to accommodate your mass preference, you must be willing to attend the mass to which the driver goes. There are currently three of us who are active in this ministry. Sadly, our last parishioner moved away, so we are currently all available. If you need a ride, please call Richard Nahm at 925-240-9885.

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.

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.

Welcome to “Golden Age Family”

Come join us for the following Event and topic: October 16 — Graham Wiseman Dealing with Mental Illness 11:00 AM Mass (Church) 11:45pm Complimentary Lunch RSVP: 513-3412 or 240-1706

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.