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August 19, 2018—Maintenance Fund
September 2, 2018—Facility Improvement Fund
September 9, 2108 –Diocesan Priest Retirement


19 de Agosto,2018 –Fondo de Mantenimiento
2 de septiembre, 2018— Fondo de Mejoramiento de las Instalaciones
9 de septiembre, 2018—Fondo de Jubilacion de los Sacerdotes de la Diocesis

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

August 18 - Summer Clean-Up Party
August 22 - Confirmation/Teen Begins
August 24-26 - Cana Marriage Retreat
September 4 - Faith Formation Classes Start
September 5 - Anointing of Sick Masses
September 7-9 - Men’s English Emmaus Retreat
September 21 - Pasta Feed and Car Show
October 6 - International Rosary and
Reconciliation Service
October 12-13 - Marian Conference
October 21 - Welcome Dinner for New
October 26-28 - Women’ s English Emmaus
October 26-28 - Crafty Quilter’s Boutique
November 9 - Knight’s Fun Night
November 23-25 - Divine Mercy Conference


Registration for Faith Formation/CCD can be done on line till the deadline of August 21, 2018.

Click here to register online, fill it out and pay through Faith Direct by credit card or debit card.
For questions contact Linda Kortuem at 925-634-4154 x117
Registration for CCD will close August 21st.
For questions contact Linda Kortuem at 925-634-4154 x 117.


We will begin our Confirmation Program with a parent/student meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd., from 7-8:30pm in the Church. A complete calendar with dates will
be given at the meeting. We ask all registered Confirmation students and their parents to attend this meeting. Please note: After having open registration for over two months,
Confirmation registration is now closed. Thank you!


Trains to provide prayerful atmosphere at every celebration of the liturgy through music and praise. All adults and children are encouraged to join one of the five adult choir groups or the CCD choir.
Entrenan para proporcionar un ambiente de oración en cada celebración de la liturgía a través de la música y la alabanza. Se alienta a todos los adultos y niños a unirse a uno de los cinco coros adultos o al coro de CCD.


When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
The Emmaus Ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood is sponsoring weekend experiences based on the scripture passage in the Gospel of Luke 24:13-25 for 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

Este mensaje es para todos Los niños/as

que estan interesados en pertenecer al CORO de español.
Ensayos: Viernes de 4:00 -5:15 PM
Comenzando, Viernes, Septiembre 7,2018
Para mas información, comuníquese con la Hna. Guadalupe.


Weekly meetings widows/widowers
Monthly meeting with parents who have lost a child
Monthly social groups widows/widowers
One on one Counseling
For more information contact:
Sandy Heinisch—925-628-1503
Mary Ann Smith—925-240-1706


Women’s Fellowship
The Fall, 2018, session of Women’s Fellowship is a ten-week study called Symbolon-Knowing the Faith. This series will focus on the beauty and truths of the
Catholic Faith and it will reveal God’s incredible love for us — the story of our salvation. The ten sessions will take is through the Creed, the statement of
beliefs that Catholics all around the world profess at every Mass.
The series will begin on Thursday, September 6 and conclude on November 8. All sessions are held in the parish library and begin art 10:00A.M. (10:00-12:00). For further information or if you have questions, please contact Carol Horan (925-516-3801) or Ethel Reber (925-513-7359).
There is homework for these sessions. Should you wish to purchase the Participant’s Guide (not needed to attend), it is available via Amazon or from It is also available from (Parish code is CM7TFZ).

IHM Tutoring Ministry Grades 1-5
The IHM Tutoring Ministry Grades 1-5 will begin its 7th year of tutoring. We will now be tutoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders of registered IHM parents in reading and math skills.
Tutoring registration will take place after all Saturday and Sunday English & Spanish Masses on August 25-26 in the Church Plaza. Tutoring registration deadline is Sunday August 31, 2018. A waiting list will be available for students who register after August 31, 2018.
During the Month of August 2018, IHM registered Parents may obtain Tutoring Registration forms and return the completed forms to the Church Office before August 31, 2018 OR you can register your Child for Tutoring after the Masses on August 25-26 in the Church Plaza.

El Ministerio Tutorial de ICM para Grados 1-5 empezará su séptimo año. Ahora podemos ayudar a niños de grados, 1, 2, 3, 4, y 5 de padres que están registrados
con ICM en lectura y matemática.
Registraciones de tutoria tomarán lugar el sábado y domingo después de todas las Misas en Inglés y Español el 25 y 26 de Agosto en la Plaza de la Iglesia. El último día de registraciones será el 31 de Agosto, 2018. Habrá una lista de espera para estudiantes que se registren después del 31 de Agosto. Favor de ponerse en contacto con Marylou Klovee al 516-7484 o llamar a la oficina de la parroquia.
Durante el mes de Agosto 2018, padres que están registrados con ICM pueden obtener el Formulario de Registración Tutorial en la oficina de la parroquia. El formulario completado se puede presentar a la oficina de la parroquia antes del 31 de Agosto, 2018 o usted puede registar a su niño(a) para tutoria después de todas las Misas el 25 y 26 de Agosto en la Plaza de la iglesia


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 August 22nd. Please contact Linda Kortuem: or 925-634-4154 x117 or Julie Figueroa: or 925-634-4154 x 107.


Immaculate Heart of Mary CYO Basketball
has sign-ups on August 19th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, August 26th from Noon to 4:00pm and August 28th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm all at the Brentwood Veterans Hall 757 First St. It's for Boys and girls from second grade through 8th grade. You must be a Brentwood resident, first time players need a copy of a birth Certificate, fee is $185.00. Any questions call Fernando Sanabria 925-759-0486.


Please join us the first Saturday of the each
month at Holy Cross Cemetery for a Mass at


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.


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 soon!


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!!!



Thanks you for being a part of our Immaculate Heart of Mary family! As you prepare for the end of summer and the start of a busy autumn, consider enrolling in EGiving through Faith Direct so that your gift can reach us even when you cannot. Visit and use our church code: CA752
Thank you for your continued support of our parish family! God Bless you.


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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