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October 14, 2018—Catholic Voice
October 21, 2018—Maintenance Fund
October 28, 2018—Bishop’s Appeal


14 de octubre, 2018—La Voz Catolica

21 de octubre, 2018—Fondo del Mantenimento
28 de octubre, 2018—Apelacion del Obispo

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

October 12-13 - Marian Conference
October 21 - Welcome BBQ for New Parishioners
October 26-28 - Women’ s English Emmaus Retreat
October 26-28 - Crafty Quilter’s Boutique
November 9 - Knight’s Fun Night
November 23-25 - Divine Mercy Conference


There will be no Masses on October 23 and 24, 2018, only Communal Services at 8AM. The priests will be attending a convocation.


Over the past few months many of you have received emails from the priests requesting you to either respond for help or supply some form of financial assistance. These emails are called spooling and are done by unknown sources to cause you to respond or send financial assistance to them. The priests will NEVER ask you to do this. When you receive these emails the best thing for you to do is delete them immediately and do not respond in any way.

En los últimos meses, muchos de ustedes han recibido correos electrónicos de los sacerdotes pidiéndoles que respondan para ayudar o pidiendo alguna forma de ayuda financiera. Estos correos son llamados ENCANILLAR y son hechos por fuentes desconocidas para hacer que usted responda o envie el ayudo financiero a ellos. Los sacerdotes NUNCA le pedirán que haga esto. Cuando reciba estos correos electronicos, lo mejor que puede hacer es eliminarlos inmediatamente y no responder de ninguna manera.


Friday, October 26th1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday October 27th 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday October 28h 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Homemade items, baked goods, plants
Raffle tickets on sale after weekend masses


A Welcome BBQ will be held at the IHM parish hall on Sunday, October 21, 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, 21 de octubre, 2018 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
Vengan a reunirse con nosotros. Es una buena oportunidad de conocer a otras familias de nuestra parroquia familiar.


When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 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 Women October 26, 27, 28. 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.
Tel. (925) 513-8154



A Remembrance Tree will be located on the side of the altar during the month of November.
Please place all the names of your loved ones on the same card and put it on the tree.
There will be a reception held on November 1st., after the 8:30am Mass in Hall C.

El árbol de recuerdos estará en el lado del altar durante el mes de noviembre.
Favor de poner todos los nombres de sus queridos difuntos en una tarjeta y ponerla en el árbol.
Habrá una recepción el Primero de noviembre después de la Misa de las 8:30AM en el Salon C.

Educated Angels
Do You Need to be Tutored?

What subjects do we tutor? All High school and Middle school subjects (e.g. Algebra 1, English 1 and 2, 6th grade Math, Life Science, etc.) When: Every Monday. Where: The classrooms at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Time: 4:00pm-6:15pm.
Se habla Espanol! En que materias necesita ayuda? Materias de Middle y High School tales como algebra, Inglés 1 y 2 y mátematicas de Sexto grado, ciencias, etc. Cuando: Todos los Lunes Donde: En los Salones del a Iglesia del Inmaculado Corazón de María. Horario: de 4:00 a 6:15pm.


The Parish Garden Committee completes 2018 summer season
The spring/summer season of the parish garden has come to a close, donating nearly 10,000 pounds of produce to our parish St. Vincent de Paul. Jack Healy, president of SVDP, said that the families who come for food on Fridays have been very grateful to receive the fresh vegetables, melons, etc. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped this year. If you would like to help in the garden next


Due to unforeseen circumstances, our younger youth group kickoff has been postponed until the first Monday in November – 11/5/18. We gather in the Hall from 6 to 7:30pm – registration will happen that evening. Thanks for your understanding!


Welcome to Golden Age Family
Come join us for the following events and topics:
Oct. 17—Catholic Funeral and cemetery Services—Deacon Dave
Nov. 21—CHP Driving for Seniors—Credit on insurance
Dec. 19—Nutrition and Meals on Wheeks
11 AM Mass (Church)
11:45pm Complimentary Lunch (Hall) with presentation
RSVP: 513-3412 or 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).


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!



Saturday, October 6 at 3:00pm in classroom John.

Sabado, 6 de octubre a las 3:00pm en el Salon John.

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!!!



With the arrival of autumn, I'd 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 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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