Copyright © 2013 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2019

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.

St. Vincent de Paul

Christmas Plans

The St. Vincent de Paul Conference at IHM will be making significant changes to their Christmas Gift-Away program this year. For many years, St. Vincent de Paul has held a grand Christmas event for the children of our Food Pantry neighbors. This event was wonderful, exciting and expensive. This year we need to downsize, as the Foundation who funded most of the event is no longer able to provide the large amount of money it took. While we want to share our blessings with these neighbors, it will not be the same big event we have done in the past. Therefore, we will NOT see our brightly decorated Christmas tub n the vestibule of the Church this year asking for various items. If you are interested in helping St. Vincent de Paul fund our Christmas plans for low-income families in our area, you can always donate at the Church Office. We are grateful for all that the IHM family does to support St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you and have a Blessed Christmas.

REMINDER!/RECORDATORIO!

The Mass at 5:00pm on the second Saturday of each month is the Youth Mass. Everyone is welcome to attend! La Misa de las 5:00pm del Segundo sábado de cada mes es para la Juventud. Todos están invitados en asistir!

Saturday 5pm Mass Choirs

(December)

Saturday 5pm Mass Choirs (December) December 14th (Youth Mass) - Teen & Children’s December 21st - Teen’s Choir December 28th - Cantor THE 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. Gabriel Project/Proyecto Gabriel Serves any pregnant woman who is feeling alone, afraid or in need of support for herself and her unborn baby. Sirve a cualquier mujer embarazada que se sienta sola, con miedo o que necesite apoyo para ella y para su bebé por nacer. Contact/llamar a Nancy Espinoza (510-813- 1384) or Espofamily5@comcast.net

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.

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! PANCAKE BREAKFAST /DESAYUNO DE PANQUECAS Dear Ministry Chairs, First of all, we would like to say THANK YOU to those of you who supported the Pancake Breakfast over the past years. God bless you and your ministry for the hours you put in serving during this fun event. Since the start of the breakfast in January 2014 there has been a small group of dedicated people who have been at church for EVERY breakfast. They have arrived at 6:30 am to set up, cook the breakfast, and clean up after the breakfast is over. Often this means being at the church until 1:30 pm or later. Several of these dedicated people have left the group due to a move or age or health issues. At this time, there are not enough people to carry the load after December 31. Deacon John has asked me to send out the following notification: "We may not have the PCB beginning January 2020 unless we come up with support groups to help us all the way through the kitchen clean up. The Parish Council has been informed that we may not have a PCB beginning January 2020 without that support." "Kitchen Clean Up" means washing and taking down the tables and chairs after the last meal (about 12:00 PM). It also means washing all of the dishes, pots and pans, etc., cleaning the stove, mopping the floor in the kitchen and the hall and returning the kitchen to the condition it was in upon the arrival of the crew at 6:30 am. If you have any ideas how we might be able to relieve or assist the current small group of dedicated monthly workers we are very open to suggestions. Please feel free to respond to this email to either Mary Webber at webbercrew7@gmail.com or Deacon John at jolin1040@sbcglobal.net

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

News and Announcements

Copyright © Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2019

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.

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Plans

The St. Vincent de Paul Conference at IHM will be making significant changes to their Christmas Gift- Away program this year. For many years, St. Vincent de Paul has held a grand Christmas event for the children of our Food Pantry neighbors. This event was wonderful, exciting and expensive. This year we need to downsize, as the Foundation who funded most of the event is no longer able to provide the large amount of money it took. While we want to share our blessings with these neighbors, it will not be the same big event we have done in the past. Therefore, we will NOT see our brightly decorated Christmas tub n the vestibule of the Church this year asking for various items. If you are interested in helping St. Vincent de Paul fund our Christmas plans for low-income families in our area, you can always donate at the Church Office. We are grateful for all that the IHM family does to support St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you and have a Blessed Christmas.

REMINDER!/RECORDATORIO!

The Mass at 5:00pm on the second Saturday of each month is the Youth Mass. Everyone is welcome to attend! La Misa de las 5:00pm del Segundo sábado de cada mes es para la Juventud. Todos están invitados en asistir!

Saturday 5pm Mass Choirs

(December)

Saturday 5pm Mass Choirs (December) December 14th (Youth Mass) - Teen & Children’s December 21st - Teen’s Choir December 28th - Cantor THE 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. Gabriel Project/Proyecto Gabriel Serves any pregnant woman who is feeling alone, afraid or in need of support for herself and her unborn baby. Sirve a cualquier mujer embarazada que se sienta sola, con miedo o que necesite apoyo para ella y para su bebé por nacer. Contact/llamar a Nancy Espinoza (510-813-1384) or Espofamily5@comcast.net

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.

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! PANCAKE BREAKFAST /DESAYUNO DE PANQUECAS Dear Ministry Chairs, First of all, we would like to say THANK YOU to those of you who supported the Pancake Breakfast over the past years. God bless you and your ministry for the hours you put in serving during this fun event. Since the start of the breakfast in January 2014 there has been a small group of dedicated people who have been at church for EVERY breakfast. They have arrived at 6:30 am to set up, cook the breakfast, and clean up after the breakfast is over. Often this means being at the church until 1:30 pm or later. Several of these dedicated people have left the group due to a move or age or health issues. At this time, there are not enough people to carry the load after December 31. Deacon John has asked me to send out the following notification: "We may not have the PCB beginning January 2020 unless we come up with support groups to help us all the way through the kitchen clean up. The Parish Council has been informed that we may not have a PCB beginning January 2020 without that support." "Kitchen Clean Up" means washing and taking down the tables and chairs after the last meal (about 12:00 PM). It also means washing all of the dishes, pots and pans, etc., cleaning the stove, mopping the floor in the kitchen and the hall and returning the kitchen to the condition it was in upon the arrival of the crew at 6:30 am. If you have any ideas how we might be able to relieve or assist the current small group of dedicated monthly workers we are very open to suggestions. Please feel free to respond to this email to either Mary Webber at webbercrew7@gmail.com or Deacon John at jolin1040@sbcglobal.net

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