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April 29,2018—San Vincent de Paul
May 6, 2018—Maintenance Reserve


29 de abril, 2018—San Vicente de Paul
6 de mayo, 2018—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!

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

May 4 - Cinco de Mayo
May 5 - English First Communion
May 6 - Welcoming Gathering
May 12 - Catholic Charity Mental Health
May 19 - Spanish First Communion
May 26 - May Flower Festival
June 8 - Sacred Heart Mass
June 9 - Parish Feast Day
June 10 - Parish Festival
June 18-21 - Vacation Bible School
June 30 - Emmaus Fashion Show and Tea
June 30 - Day of the Seminary
July 9-14 – Pilgrimage to California Missions
July 20 - Mass with Renewal of Vows


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:


Are You New to Immaculate Heart of Mary?

A Welcome gathering is to be held at the IHM parish hall on Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2018 after the 5:00PM Mass. If you are a new member of the parish or know of any new members who would be interested in joining us for an evening of fun and an opportunity to meet our priests, sisters and some members of our many ministries, please call Sandy and Tom Gamble at 925.625.2612 or email us: for more information. Please join us. We always have a good time and it is a great opportunity to get connected to the parish family.
If you are a ministry head and would be interested in joining us, we would love to have you there to help us welcome our new members. Please contact us if you plan to attend so that we will have adequate food and beverages available.

Una reunion para darles la bienvenida tomará lugar en el Salón de la Parroquia de ICM el domingo, 6 de mayo, 2018 despues de la Misa de las 5:00PM. Si usted es un miembro nuevo de la parroquia o conoce a otros miembros nuevos que estén interesados en acompañarnos ese día para disfrutar de una noche placentera y tener la
oportunidad de conocer a los sacerdores, hermanas y otros miembros de nuestros muchos ministerios, por favor llame a Lizet Nuno al 925-437-1657 o para más información, mande un correo eléctronico al
Vengan a reunirse con nosotros. Siempre disfrutamos de este evento y también es una buena oportunidad de conocer a la familia parroquial

Vacation Bible School Volunteers needed

VBS is planned for June 18-21 from 9:30am to 12 Noon. We are looking for adult volunteers to help with crafts, music, snacks and decorating. If you would like to help, please contact Teresa Bustos 925-240-1944,


Graduating Seniors and Local College Students:
Knights of Columbus and Italian Catholic Federation are offering 6-$1000 college scholarships to Graduating Seniors who attend IHM.
There is 1-$1000 scholarship for college students who still attend IHM while attending college.
Scholarship applications can be downloaded here or by contacting Linda Kortuem at the parish office 925-634-4154 x117 for pick-up.

Los Caballeros de Colón y la Federación Católica Italiana están ofreciendo seis (6) becas universitarias de $1,000 cada una para estudiantes que se están graduando de bachillerato y que están registrados con ICM. Hay también una (1) beca de $1,000 para estudiantes universitarios quienes están registrados con ICM y que están asistiendo a la universidad. Para aplicaciones para estas becas, favor de ir al website o llame a Linda Kortuem en la oficina de la parroquia al 925-634-41543 x 117 para recoger una aplicación.


Del 22 de mayo al 4 de septiembre, no habrá Misa de las 7pm en Español porque las clases de catecismo están en receso durante el verano. La Misa en Español empezará de nuevo cuando las clases de catecismo empiezen en septiembre.


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!!!



The Lord is risen! As Christ’s disciples, we are called to go forth and spread the good news of His Resurrection. Our parish’s many ministries are examples of how many of you answer that call. Our ministries require not only gifts of time and talent, but also the financial help. Please prayerfully consider supporting Immaculate Heart of Mary with electronic donations through Faith Direct.
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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