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July 15, 2018–Maintenance Fund
July 22, 2018—Peter’s Pence—Holy Father
July 29, 2018—St. Vincent de Paul


15 de julio, 2018—Fondo del Mantenimiento
22 de julio, 2018—Santo Padre
29 de julio, 2018—San vicente de Paul

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:


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

July 20 Renewal of Vows
August 18 Summer Clean-Up Party
August 24-26 Cana Marriage Retreat


Registration for CCD and Confirmation will be here this weekend
— July 14 from 3pm to 7pm and on July 15 from 8:30am to 3pm.

Registration will be starting in the classrooms. After this weekend, Faith Formation registrations can be done only on line.
Click here to register online and pay through Faith Direct by credit card or debit card.
Registration for CCD will close August 21st. For questions contact Linda Kortuem at 925-634-4154 x 117.

After this weekend, registration for Confirmation can be done only on line.
Click here to register online
and pay through Faith Direct by credit card or debit card.
Registration for Confirmation will close August 1st. For questions contact Julie Figueroa at 925-634-4154 x107.


The IHM Children’s Choir
is now accepting new and continuing registrations for the 2018 Fall - 2019 Spring Season.
Pick up a registration form from the church
office or from the choir director, Jerome Cuenco.
For additional information, please contact Jerome at or at 925-634-4154 x 112.


These liturgical updates for IHM daily Masses will take effect on July 2, 2018.
All 7:00 AM Masses will be in English
8:30AM Mass on Tuesday and Thursday will be in Spanish
8:30 AM Mass on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be in English
8:00 AM Mass on Saturday, will be Bilingual
On days when we have two readings, the 1st Reading (and the Responsorial Psalm) will be in Spanish, and the 2nd Reading will be in English.

Estos cambios liturgicos para las Misas diarias de ICM tomarán efecto el 2 de julio del 2018.
Todas las Misas de las 7:00AM serán en Ingles
8:30AM Misas los Martes y Jueves serán En Español.
8:30AM Misas los lunes, miercoles y Viernes en Inglés
8:30AM Misa los sabados—será bilingue
En los dias que tenemos dos lecturas, La Primera Lectura (y Salmo Responsorial) será en Español, y la Segunda Lectura será en Inglés.


Farewell Gatherings

July 15 at 5:00pm—Will have a farewell reception for Dcn Ed and Teri Spano in the Hall.
15 de julio a las 5:00pm—Tendremos una recepción de despedida para el Diácono Ed Spano y Teri en el Salón.



There will not be Golden Age Family Mass, lunch and speaker for July and August.
Will resume this event in September


Interested in Homeschooling?

We have a retreat day for all IHM homeschooling parents and those interested in learning more about homeschooling.
Join us on July 14th. from 8am to 2pm here in the Hall.
Please call Shanyn at 361-443-0247 or Dawnmarie at 925-784-4942. The cost is $25.00 and includes talks and info about various ways to homeschool and a catered lunch.


Los Domingos a las 5:00 pm en el Salón John

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 católicos quienes no han completado sus sacramentos, por favor vengan a estas clases. Para más información póngase en contacto con Virginia Chavez, télefono: 925-584-4268.


All Liturgy ministers are required to attend morning mass and training on July 21, 2018, beginning with 8:00 am Mass, then 9:00am to 10:30am Training for your
specific ministry.
This includes Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers and Mass Coordinators. This training is for current ministers and anyone who is interested in being a minister at Mass.

Todos los ministros de Liturgia están obligados a asistir a la Misa matutina y entrenamiento el 21 de julio, 2018, comenzando con la Misa de las 8:00AM, luego a de 9:00AM a 10:30AM será el entrenamiento para su Ministerio especifico.
Esto incluye Lectores, Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Comunión, acomodadores y coordinadores de Misas. Este entrenemiento es para los ministros actuales y para cualquier persona que esté interesada en ser ministro en la Misa.


Are you new to Immaculate Heart of Mary?
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 energetic youth program. We also LOVE new parishioners and hold quarterly “Welcome Dinners” specifically those new to IHM. See our bulletin for details on the date for the next upcoming Welcome Dinner.
Thank you for joining us this weekend! If you’re not yet registered, please call the parish office at 634-4154 and ask for Ana. She will be happy to mail you a
registration form. See you next week!


Jesus Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Jesucristo Ha Resucitado! En Verdad Resucito!
The Emmaus/Emaus Ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood is sponsoring four weekend experiences based on the scripture passage in the Gospel of Luke 24:13-25. For 2018, Spanish Men already completed for 2018, Spanish Women (June 1, 2, 3), English Men (September 7, 8, 9), and English Women (October 26, 27, 28).
The journey starts on Friday evening and ends Sunday evening. Transportation is provided to and from Immaculate Heart of Mary. Register online at


The members of our Altar Society Ministry, help to keep our Church clean and beautiful at all times. They help to prepare a warm and inviting environment for all
who gather for community worship. Ministers/Volunteers donate an hour of their time on Saturdays. Please consider being part of this vital and satisfying ministry. It is truly a work of faith and love. If you would like more information, please contact Connie Simon at 925 634-4154
or email at:



The sale of tamales will resume the first week of October, 2018.

La venta de tamales se reanudará el primer sábado de octubre, 2018.

Can you help?

A parishioner who lives in Summerset needs a ride to and from Mass. Please call Richard Nahm at 925-240-9885 for more information regarding: Share-A-Mass.

Widow and Widowers Group
Mary Ann Smith 925-240-1706
Has your spouse died? Are you finding it hard to cope? Have you been able to find a new normal life yet?
Come and meet others who are walking the “grief trail.” Widow/widowers Grief Group meets weekly at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood from 5pm to 6:15pm Thursdays in the IHM Hall B. Open to all.
A monthly potluck and also a Happy Hour (emphasis on fellowship!) is held monthly at the home of Mary Ann Smith, 443 Tayberry Lane in Brentwood. Come and bring a dish to share. Call Mary Ann at 925-240-1706 for dates.


We now have a code for the website FORMED.ORG
- Simply open a web browser and type in: - 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!!!



Thank you for being a part of our Immaculate Heart of Mary family. I appreciate all that you do for our parish and community by sharing your God-given gifts of time, talent and treasure. Your active participation in the life of our parish helps us to fulfill our vision and mission. This summer, I pray that you will have some quiet and restful time that includes the love, joy and peace of being with family and friends. Please consider that Immaculate Heart of Mary continues to be open for Mass, numerous activities and the Sacraments. During these summer months your generosity through Faith Direct can help provide the
consistent resources we need to operate our parish and ministries. Visit and use our church code: CA752. Thank you for your continued support of our parish family!


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.


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.




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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St. Vincent de Paul


Common Daily Prayers
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Prayers our Children Should Know
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Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
24-Hour Adoration
First Saturday Devotion

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