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September 24th - Maintenance Reserve
October 1—Debt Reduction
October 15, 2017 - Maintenance Reserve


24 de Septiembre - Reserva del Mantenimiento
1 de Octobre—Reducción de la Deuda
15 de octubre del 2017 - Reserva del Mantenimiento

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!

The Discovering Christ series will begin on June 8 in the Library at 7:00PM.

This 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. Parishioners with friends or family who are curious about becoming Catholic, finishing their sacraments, or returning to their Catholic Faith are encouraged to invite them to this series. Contact Linda Kortuem:925-634-4154 x117 or email:


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

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

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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...



Deacon Ron Horan
Phone: 963-6501

These books are now available for pick-up at the office and will also be distributed during this weekend's masses. The book will be used in preparation for the Fatima centennial celebration on October 13. A donation of $5 is requested but not required.

Estos libros ya están disponibles para su recogida en la oficina y también serán distribuidos durante las Misas de este fin de semana. El libro será utilizado en preparación para la celebración del centenario de Fátima el 13 de octubre. Una donación de $5 es solicitada pero no requerida.


Thank you
for your gift of $ 9,944.67 toward the needs of those in need from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. We ask you to continue to pray for those who have lost loved ones, their homes and that as they begin to rebuild their lives they find hope in God’s love.


Bishop Barber
will celebrate the second annual Thanksgiving Mass for Health Care Professionals at 10:00am on Saturday, September 30 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. All who provide physical, mental and spiritual care services are invited to attend the multicultural Mass. A reception will follow the Mass.

El Obispo Barber celebrará la Misa de Gracias para conmemorar el Segundo Año de la Feria de Salud de Profesionales a las 10:00am el sábado, 30 de septiembre en la Cathedral of Christ the Light en Oakland. Todos los que dan servicios de ayuda fisica, mental y espiritual está invitados a atender la Misa multi-cultural. Habrá una recepción después de la Misa.

Vengan y formen parte de un Coro para cantar en funerales para nuestros hermanos y hermanas. Estan todos invitados. Para más información, favor de llamar a Lia Katreeb al 522-9965.


Altar Server Training
– Oct 14th 10:00AM in the church. We invite all interested and existing English and Spanish Altar Servers to a mandatory training on Sat. Oct. 14 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM in the church. To be an altar server you must have received 1st communion, your family has to be registered in the parish, and you must attend church regularly. If you do not attend the training, or inform Tim Guernsey of your inability to attend, it will be considered your notice that you no longer
wish to be in the program. Please E-Mail (preferred method) or cal l Tim Guerns ey at, or call 925-457-4519. Thank you!


A support group of those dealing with diagnosed mental illness is held the 4th. Monday of every month at Raley's...Sand Creek store meeting room. For more information please contact Tony or Jan Kahill at 925-640-9702.
Next meetings: Sept. 25, Oct. 23 and Nov. 27.


Save the date
OCT. 27, 28, 29th
Raffle tickets to be sold after masses starting Oct 7, 8th


Pics Wanted!!!
Do you Have any pictures of the construction of our beautiful church? If you do, we would LOVE for you to scan them and email them to PLEASE, NO originals as they cannot be returned!! Questions, call Katrina at the office at 634-4154, ext. 108.


Faith Formation online registration is now closed.
There are no more signups for Confirmation. If you are interested in the CCD program and would like to see if there is still room available, you need to contact the DRE, Linda Kortuem at 634-4154 X117 in order to make an appointment to register.

Las registraciones para la Formación de Fe por medio de la página de web estan ahora cerradas. Ya no hay más registraciones para la Confirmación. Si todavia están interesados en el programa de CCD (para la Primera Comunión), y quisiera saber si todavia hay puesto, favor de llamar a la Directora de la Formación de Fe, Linda Kortuem at 925-634-4154 ex. 117 para hacer una cita.

Bishop Michael Barber has issued the following statement:
“Hatred has no place in the hearts and minds of Christians. Our love of Christ compels us to treat people of all races and nationalities as our brothers and sisters, with generous kindness and sincere love. I ask all Catholics in the Diocese of Oakland to join me in praying for those who have been harmed or threatened by the evil ideology of racism. May they be delivered from hatred by our unrelenting embrace of solidarity and unity, and may our children especially be healed from the violence and terrible words and images they have witnessed these days. May the Word of Life replace words of fear and intimidation.”
Let us continue to pray and work in the peace and love of Christ.
Father Quang.

Nuestro Obispo Michael Barber ha hecho la siguiente declaración:
“Odio no tiene lugar en los corazones y mentes de los Cristianos. Nuestro amor por Cristo nos obliga a tratar a la gente de todas las razas, nacionalidades como nuestros hermanos y hermanas, con generosa bondad y con sincero amor. Les pido a todos los Católicos en la Diocesis de Oakland que se unan conmigo para rezar por aquellos que han sido heridos o amenazados por la mala ideologia del racismo. Que ellos estén a salvo del odio por medio de nuestra solidaridad y
unidad, y que especialmente nuestros niños sean curados de la violencia y de las terribles palabras e imagines que ellos han sido testigo en estos dias. Que la Palabra de Vida remplaze a las palabras de intimidación y de miedo.”
Sigamos rezando y trabajando en la paz y amor de Cristo.
Padre Quang


Interested in Teaching Faith Formation
or helping out in a classroom? We have Faith Formation classes on Tuesday’s from 2:45 to 3:45 and 4:00 to 5:00pm English and 7:00pm to 8:00pm Spanish, SPRED
Tuesday’s 7:00 till 8:00 pm, Saturday’s 9:00 am to 10:00am English. These students’ ages are from 6 to 13 years old. We begin classes Labor day week. Please contact Linda Kortuem at: or 925 634-4154 x117.

Interested in teaching Teen Confirmation
or helping in a classroom? We are in need of helpers and / or small group leaders and teachers. Teen Confirmation is on Wednesday nights 7:00 to 8:30pm. These students’ ages are from 15 year 1 and 16 year 2. We begin Labor day week. Please contact Linda Kortuem at or 925-634-4154 x117 or Julie Figueroa at:


Our Youth Need You!!!
We are in need of building all our youth ministry volunteers and support systems!
If you would like or are able to volunteer one to four times a month we need you! We are active a variety of days during the week. We also have a need for people to support us in other ways - like donating bibles or helping teens get to summer camp! For a complete list of volunteer opportunities with our youth programs please contact Julie Figueroa at 634-4154 ext 107 or at


IHM Music Ministry/ Ministerio de Música
Choir Directors/Director del Coro:
Jerome Cuenco—English, Youth, Orchestra
Lia Katreeb—Spanish, Latin, Funeral
Music Office/Oficina de Música: (925) 634-4154 x112
IHM Music Ministry will be accepting registrations for new and continuing members for the Music Ministry choirs and orchestra.
ICM Ministerio de Música estar á aceptando registraciones para nuevos miembros y miembros que continuarán en el Ministerio de Musica, coros y orquestra.
Contact Jerome Cuenco or Lia Katreeb for more information. Para más información comunicarse con Jerome Cuenco o Lia Katreeb.


Did you know
that if you log onto, 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 (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases!
That’s it! Thank you for all you do for IHM.


Canterbury Pilgrimages
5-14 de Febrero, 2018 - Costo por Persona
Habitación Doble $2,640. - Para reservar, favor de llamar y enviar formulario, con $400. deposito por persona a Teresa Barajas.
Contactos: Padre Rubén Morales - 510-872-8124 Or Teresa Barajas - 510-207-8105
Peregrinaje Incluye: Pasajes de avión ida y vuelta de San Francisco, autobus de lujo, hotels (4 estrellas), desayuno y cena diaria, guias en Español, billetes de
entrada a lugares visitados segun el programa, seguro de viaje.


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 for more information. Website:

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 para más información. Website:


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.



Están todos invitados a la Hora Santa todos los Jueves de las 5:15pm a 6:pm en la Iglesia.
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.
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



This ministry meets the second Friday of each month...


For the weekend of September 24 please bring canned tuna and other meats. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 24 de septiembre, por favor traigan tuna y otras carnes enlatadas. GRACIAS!
For the weekend of October 1, 2017 please bring canned soups. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 1 de octubre, 2017, por favor traigan sopas enlatadas. GRACIAS!

Do you have something to publish in the IHM Bulletin? Please submit your request to:
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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

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

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


Every Thursday 9:30am - 11:00am
at Planned Parenthood, Antioch
Nancy -
Lou -

You Are All Invited!
Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Event will be on Saturday, October 7, 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).

“ 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 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.

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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