Copyright © 2013 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2019

HOUR ADORATION 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. +++++ 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.

Funeral Choir/Coro para

Funerales

Come be a part of the IHM Funeral Choir, a choir that serves at the funeral masses of the faithful departed in our community. No weekday rehearsals required. Please contact Jerome Cuenco at jcuenco@ihmbrentwood.com or at (925) 634-4154 ext. 112 Venga a ser parte del Coro de Funerales en ICM, el coro canta en las misas funerarias de los que han fallecido en nuestra comunidad. No hay ensayos durante la semana. Favor de ponerse en contacto con Jerome Cuenco al jcuenco@ihmbrentwood.com o al (925) 634- 4154 ext. 112.

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!

Welcome to

“Golden Age Family”

Come join us for the following event and topic: January 15 Community Resources Kalesdiscope and the Cancer Support group. Elderly wish for seniors. 11:00 AM Mass (Church) 11:45pm Complimentary Lunch in Hall Please RSVP: 513-3412 or 240-1706 For your information, here are dates and subjects for the next couple of months: February 19—Catholic Cemetery Preparing for the future. March 18—Carol Jensen, Historian, East Contra Costa Historical society.

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

ALTAR SOCIETY/SOCIEDAD DEL

ALTAR

Ensures altar and chapel areas are clean, orderly and appropriately decorated for the liturgical season. Also takes care of the liturgical vestments and linens. Group meets every Saturday after the 8AM Mass. If interested, please contact Connie Simon at 925-634-4154 ext. 120. Asegura que las áreas del altar y la capilla estén limpias, ordenadas y apropiadamente decoradas para la temporada litúrgica. También ser ocupa de las vestimentas litúrgicas y de los paños sagrados. El grupo se reune todos los sabados despues de la misa de las 8AM. Si esta interesado, por favor pongase en contacto con Connie Simon at 925-634-4154, ext. 120.

WOMEN’S FAITH SHARING

Women's Faith Sharing will be starting a new series Thursday, January 9, 2020. Join us as we explore the spiritual dimension inherent in Christian Art with Professor Jem Sullivan. This will be an 8 week video session. All women are welcome. No study guides are available. We meet on Thursdays, 10AM, in the parish Library. For questions please call Linda Scott at 513-8855.

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 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.

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

Welcome gathering

is to be held at the IHM parish hall on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 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 Ann Galassi at 925.964.3242 or email us: anngal1040@sbcglobal.net 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 reunión para darles la bienvenida a los nuevos filigreses tomará lugar en el Salón de la Parroquia de ICM el sabado 15 de enero, 2020 después 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 lizetnuno@hotmail.com. Vengan a reunirse con nosotros. Siempre disfrutamos de este evento y también es una buena oportunidad de conocer a la familia parroquial.

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

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Copyright © Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2019

HOUR ADORATION 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. +++++ 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.

Funeral Choir/Coro para Funerales

Come be a part of the IHM Funeral Choir, a choir that serves at the funeral masses of the faithful departed in our community. No weekday rehearsals required. Please contact Jerome Cuenco at jcuenco@ihmbrentwood.com or at (925) 634-4154 ext. 112 Venga a ser parte del Coro de Funerales en ICM, el coro canta en las misas funerarias de los que han fallecido en nuestra comunidad. No hay ensayos durante la semana. Favor de ponerse en contacto con Jerome Cuenco al jcuenco@ihmbrentwood.com o al (925) 634- 4154 ext. 112.

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!

Welcome to

“Golden Age Family”

Come join us for the following event and topic: January 15 Community Resources Kalesdiscope and the Cancer Support group. Elderly wish for seniors. 11:00 AM Mass (Church) 11:45pm Complimentary Lunch in Hall Please RSVP: 513-3412 or 240-1706 For your information, here are dates and subjects for the next couple of months: February 19—Catholic Cemetery Preparing for the future. March 18—Carol Jensen, Historian, East Contra Costa Historical society.

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

ALTAR SOCIETY/SOCIEDAD DEL ALTAR

Ensures altar and chapel areas are clean, orderly and appropriately decorated for the liturgical season. Also takes care of the liturgical vestments and linens. Group meets every Saturday after the 8AM Mass. If interested, please contact Connie Simon at 925-634-4154 ext. 120. Asegura que las áreas del altar y la capilla estén limpias, ordenadas y apropiadamente decoradas para la temporada litúrgica. También ser ocupa de las vestimentas litúrgicas y de los paños sagrados. El grupo se reune todos los sabados despues de la misa de las 8AM. Si esta interesado, por favor pongase en contacto con Connie Simon at 925-634-4154, ext. 120.

WOMEN’S FAITH SHARING

Women's Faith Sharing will be starting a new series Thursday, January 9, 2020. Join us as we explore the spiritual dimension inherent in Christian Art with Professor Jem Sullivan. This will be an 8 week video session. All women are welcome. No study guides are available. We meet on Thursdays, 10AM, in the parish Library. For questions please call Linda Scott at 513- 8855.

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 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.

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

Welcome gathering

is to be held at the IHM parish hall on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 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 Ann Galassi at 925.964.3242 or email us: anngal1040@sbcglobal.net 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 reunión para darles la bienvenida a los nuevos filigreses tomará lugar en el Salón de la Parroquia de ICM el sabado 15 de enero, 2020 después 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 lizetnuno@hotmail.com. Vengan a reunirse con nosotros. Siempre disfrutamos de este evento y también es una buena oportunidad de conocer a la familia parroquial.

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