Copyright © 2013 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2020

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.

2020 Scholarships

Graduating High School Seniors and Continuing College Students are reminded that the 2020 High School and College scholarships are available on the IHM Brentwood Website or at the parish office. Scholarships are due by April 10, 2020. A minimum of six High School graduates and two continuing college scholarships are available.

2020 IHM Annual Lenten

Fish Fry

It’s Lenten Fish Fry time again!!

The Knights of Columbus will be cooking fish dinners every Friday during Lent. Starting February 28, for six consecutive Fridays, the Knights’ chefs will be serving, deep fried fish, french fries, coleslaw and a soda or water for $12.00. (What a deal! And it only costs $9.00 for children 12 and under or seniors over 55- NOTE: These meals contain 2 pieces of fish). Shrimp dinners, French fries, coleslaw and soda or water for $13.00. Desserts are provided by the Crafty Quilters. Hours are 4 to 7pm in the Hall or use our drive-up for fast take-out service.” We accept your credit cards. Any questions, please contact Chris Romero at (925) 642-8782.

Attention Married, Engaged

and Discerning couples!!

Join us on retreat for an interactive and unique experience designed to give couples a chance to focus on each other and the issues that touch their marriage. Imagine time where the two of you can laugh, reconnect, listen to uplifting testimonies, powerful invited speakers and talk deeply about your marriage relationship. This weekend is a Christ centered, faith- filled, romantic, relevant and fun experience that is focused on your marriage. The best gift we can give our children and each other is a strong marriage. Not only will you leave at the end of this beautiful weekend with a renewed sense of love and hope in your relationship, but will have new tools to help grow stronger in your marriage! (Written by Tina and Kelly Pratt married 22 years) The retreat includes a delicious lunch and a romantic dinner! Date for the retreat is: February 14, 15 and 16, 2020.

FEBRUARY 2020

Date Choir

Sat. 15th Children’s Choir Sat. 22nd Teen’s Choir Sat. 29th Children’s Choir

PLEASE BRING YOUR PALMS

Please bring your blessed palms from last year to the Church or to the office from now through February 24, 2020. On February 25, these palms will be burned to produce the ashes for Ash Wednesday. Thank you. +++ Por favor traigan las palmas benditas del año pasado a la Iglesia o a la oficina desde ahora hasta el 24 de febrero, 2020. El 25 de febrero, las palmas serán quemadas para producir cenizas para el miércoles de cenizas. Gracias.

Greeters are needed

—Duties are to create a welcoming environment before Mass by offering a friendly greeting as parishioners and visitors arrive. Also distribute bulletins and special collection envelopes. If you are interested, please contact Carol Smith at 925-390-6980 or email her at serasmith99@gmail.com.

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

A HUGE Thank You to those who helped with the Pancake Breakfast on February 2. To the Knights of Columbus for cooking, to the Fatima Rosary Ministry for serving and to the following parishioners who answered the plea for help with setup and cleanup....Youth of the Parish...Edeline Ong, Margot Manding, Alise Ochoa, Cynthia Tezel, Riley Moreno-McClure, Katelyn McHugh, Matthew Moses, George Price, and Zach Lang. And to adults Marikay Batina, Gwen Clare, and Linda Grinder. We will be continuing the monthly breakfast as long as we continue to receive this wonderful help! God Bless you all.

Library Freebies

We are updating our church library and need to clear out the VHS and cassette tapes. Some of these tapes include movies and music as well as instruction on the Catholic faith from well-known speakers such as Ray Guarendi’s series on, “You are a Better Parent Than You Though.” Our fiction videos include popular movies on the Bible. If you are interested in giving these tapes a good home, come by the Library on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm or call Mickey DeFalco at 925-634-3492. En la Biblioteca en nuestra Iglesia necesitamos limpiar los VHS y las Cintas cassette. Algunas de estas Cintas incluyen películas y música, así como instrucciones sobre la fe Católica de oradores conocidos como la serie de Ray Guarendi, “Eres Mejor Padre de lo que Tú Crees.” Nuestros videos de ficción incluyen películas populares sobre la Biblia. Si están interesados en darles un buen hogar a estas cintas, visite a la Biblioteca los miércoles de 3:30 a 5:00pm o llamen a Mickey DeFalco al 925-634-3491.

EDUCATED ANGELS

What subjects do we tutor? All high school, middle school and elementary school subjects (e.g. Math, English/Language Arts, Science, History, and foreign Language). When: Every Wednesday Where: The classrooms at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm Contact: Umair Shafi, 317-513-9160 or educatedangelz@gmail.com Nosotros hablamos Español! Esta organización esta dedicada ayudar a los estudiantes de primaria, secundaria y preparatoria en areas donde tienen dificultades. El miércoles de 4:30pm a 6:30pm en los salones de la Iglesia del Inmaculado Corazón de María. Pongase en contacto con Umair Shafi (información arriba) para registrarse!

Welcome to

“Golden Age Family”

Come join us for the following event and topic: February 19 Catholic Cemetery Preparing for the future 11:00 AM Mass (Church) 11:45pm Complimentary Lunch in Hall Please RSVP: 513-3412 or 240-1706 For your information, here is next month’s meeting and subject: March 18: Carol Jensen, Historian, East Contra Costa Historical Society.

NAMI

NAMI Basics Education six week FREE session for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties is taking enrollment for our Spring class. The class will be held on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at IHM beginning March 9, 2020. To Register please contact susanh@namicontracosta.org or call 925- 262-3402 or 925-942-0767. Class size is limited.

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 those parishioners who have used the smile.amazon.com so that the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate .05% of the price of eligible purchases. As of to date, Amazon.Smile has donated a total of $500.40 to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Catholic Faith on Demand

If you are not already registered with FORMED you are missing many items supported by the Augustine Institute. 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

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!

Holy cross Cemetery and

Funeral Center

2200 East 18th. St., Antioch, Ca. — 925- 757-0658 We recommend using Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS) at Holy Cross Cemetery and Funeral Center. Their staff will contact the parish office to assist you with your arrangements.
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 2020

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.

2020 Scholarships

Graduating High School Seniors and Continuing College Students are reminded that the 2020 High School and College scholarships are available on the IHM Brentwood Website or at the parish office. Scholarships are due by April 10, 2020. A minimum of six High School graduates and two continuing college scholarships are available.

2020 IHM Annual Lenten

Fish Fry

It’s Lenten Fish Fry time again!!

The Knights of Columbus will be cooking fish dinners every Friday during Lent. Starting February 28, for six consecutive Fridays, the Knights’ chefs will be serving, deep fried fish, french fries, coleslaw and a soda or water for $12.00. (What a deal! And it only costs $9.00 for children 12 and under or seniors over 55- NOTE: These meals contain 2 pieces of fish). Shrimp dinners, French fries, coleslaw and soda or water for $13.00. Desserts are provided by the Crafty Quilters. Hours are 4 to 7pm in the Hall or use our drive-up for fast take-out service.” We accept your credit cards. Any questions, please contact Chris Romero at (925) 642-8782.

Attention Married, Engaged and

Discerning couples!!

Join us on retreat for an interactive and unique experience designed to give couples a chance to focus on each other and the issues that touch their marriage. Imagine time where the two of you can laugh, reconnect, listen to uplifting testimonies, powerful invited speakers and talk deeply about your marriage relationship. This weekend is a Christ centered, faith-filled, romantic, relevant and fun experience that is focused on your marriage. The best gift we can give our children and each other is a strong marriage. Not only will you leave at the end of this beautiful weekend with a renewed sense of love and hope in your relationship, but will have new tools to help grow stronger in your marriage! (Written by Tina and Kelly Pratt married 22 years) The retreat includes a delicious lunch and a romantic dinner! Date for the retreat is: February 14, 15 and 16, 2020.

FEBRUARY 2020

Date Choir

Sat. 15th Children’s Choir Sat. 22nd Teen’s Choir Sat. 29th Children’s Choir

PLEASE BRING YOUR PALMS

Please bring your blessed palms from last year to the Church or to the office from now through February 24, 2020. On February 25, these palms will be burned to produce the ashes for Ash Wednesday. Thank you. +++ Por favor traigan las palmas benditas del año pasado a la Iglesia o a la oficina desde ahora hasta el 24 de febrero, 2020. El 25 de febrero, las palmas serán quemadas para producir cenizas para el miércoles de cenizas. Gracias.

Greeters are needed

—Duties are to create a welcoming environment before Mass by offering a friendly greeting as parishioners and visitors arrive. Also distribute bulletins and special collection envelopes. If you are interested, please contact Carol Smith at 925-390- 6980 or email her at serasmith99@gmail.com.

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

A HUGE Thank You to those who helped with the Pancake Breakfast on February 2. To the Knights of Columbus for cooking, to the Fatima Rosary Ministry for serving and to the following parishioners who answered the plea for help with setup and cleanup....Youth of the Parish...Edeline Ong, Margot Manding, Alise Ochoa, Cynthia Tezel, Riley Moreno- McClure, Katelyn McHugh, Matthew Moses, George Price, and Zach Lang. And to adults Marikay Batina, Gwen Clare, and Linda Grinder. We will be continuing the monthly breakfast as long as we continue to receive this wonderful help! God Bless you all.

Library Freebies

We are updating our church library and need to clear out the VHS and cassette tapes. Some of these tapes include movies and music as well as instruction on the Catholic faith from well-known speakers such as Ray Guarendi’s series on, “You are a Better Parent Than You Though.” Our fiction videos include popular movies on the Bible. If you are interested in giving these tapes a good home, come by the Library on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm or call Mickey DeFalco at 925-634- 3492. En la Biblioteca en nuestra Iglesia necesitamos limpiar los VHS y las Cintas cassette. Algunas de estas Cintas incluyen películas y música, así como instrucciones sobre la fe Católica de oradores conocidos como la serie de Ray Guarendi, “Eres Mejor Padre de lo que Tú Crees.” Nuestros videos de ficción incluyen películas populares sobre la Biblia. Si están interesados en darles un buen hogar a estas cintas, visite a la Biblioteca los miércoles de 3:30 a 5:00pm o llamen a Mickey DeFalco al 925-634-3491.

EDUCATED ANGELS

What subjects do we tutor? All high school, middle school and elementary school subjects (e.g. Math, English/Language Arts, Science, History, and foreign Language). When: Every Wednesday Where: The classrooms at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm Contact: Umair Shafi, 317-513-9160 or educatedangelz@gmail.com Nosotros hablamos Español! Esta organización esta dedicada ayudar a los estudiantes de primaria, secundaria y preparatoria en areas donde tienen dificultades. El miércoles de 4:30pm a 6:30pm en los salones de la Iglesia del Inmaculado Corazón de María. Pongase en contacto con Umair Shafi (información arriba) para registrarse!

Welcome to

“Golden Age Family”

Come join us for the following event and topic: February 19 Catholic Cemetery Preparing for the future 11:00 AM Mass (Church) 11:45pm Complimentary Lunch in Hall Please RSVP: 513-3412 or 240-1706 For your information, here is next month’s meeting and subject: March 18: Carol Jensen, Historian, East Contra Costa Historical Society.

NAMI

NAMI Basics Education six week FREE session for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties is taking enrollment for our Spring class. The class will be held on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at IHM beginning March 9, 2020. To Register please contact susanh@namicontracosta.org or call 925- 262-3402 or 925-942-0767. Class size is limited.

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 those parishioners who have used the smile.amazon.com so that the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate .05% of the price of eligible purchases. As of to date, Amazon.Smile has donated a total of $500.40 to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Catholic Faith on Demand

If you are not already registered with FORMED you are missing many items supported by the Augustine Institute. 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

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!

Holy cross Cemetery and Funeral

Center

2200 East 18th. St., Antioch, Ca. — 925-757-0658 We recommend using Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS) at Holy Cross Cemetery and Funeral Center. Their staff will contact the parish office to assist you with your arrangements.