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October 15, 2017 - Maintenance Reserve
October 22, 2017—World Mission Sunday
October 29, 2017- St. Vincent de Paul


15 de octubre del 2017 - Reserva del Mantenimiento
22 de octubre, 2017—Domingo de la Mision Mundial
29 de octubre, 2017-San Vicente de Paul

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. New session begins on January 5, 2017 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

Remembrance Tree
A Remembrance Tree will be located on the altar during the month of November: Parishioners are invited to put the names of their deceased family/friends on the cards provided and place them on the tree. All Souls Day, November 2nd., we will remember our loved ones at all the Masses. After the 8:30 am Mass, we will have a reception in the hall.
Refreshments will be provided.


This month is Respect Life Month
and this is Respect Life Sunday

To commemorate these events, our group is giving you the opportunity to express your love for life. After mass, stop by our table, say hi, and pick up a free wristband. Although the wristband is free we are asking that if you take one, you wear it as often as possible during the month. If someone asks you about it, you have to say something positive about life. If you don’t want a wristband, stop by anyway and check out the information we have about saving life, one life at a time, or you can show your support through your donation

Para conmemorar estos acontecimientos, nuestro grupo le da la oportunidad de expresar su amor por la vida. Después de la misa, en nuestra mesa, decir hola, y recoger una pulsera gratis. A pesar de que la pulsera es gratis lo que estamos pidiendo es que si usted toma una, trate de usarla lo más que pueda durante el mes. Si alguien le pregunta por la pulsera hay que decir algo positivo sobre la vida. Si no desea una pulsera, pase por nuestra mesa de todas maneras y tome la información que tenemos acerca de salvar una vida, una vida a la vez, o puede mostrar su apoyo a través de su donación gracias.


Luke 24:32:
"Were not our hearts burning inside us as he talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?"
English Women’s Emmaus Retreat -
October 27-29. Applications now being accepted.
Contact Terry Pastor at 925-759-1727 or :


Español 16 de Octubre con el Padre Sergio Lopez en el edificio del ministerio, 7:00pm. 3200 Harbor Street., Pittsburg, 925-432-6404 - ¿Qué es Anulación? ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre anulación y divorcio? ¿Quién hace la anulación? ¿Cuánto tiempo toma el proceso? ¿Cuánto es el costo? ¿Cómo puedo empezar el proceso?
Estas preguntas y otras las compartiremos, para que usted sepa qué hacer con su caso. Acompáñenos.

English - October 17 with Fr. Bich Nguyen in the Parish Hall at 7 pm - 3200 Harbor St. Pittsburg 925-432-6404 - What is Annulment? What is the difference between annulment and divorce? Who does the annulment? How long does the process take? How much does it cost? How do I start the process? These questions and more we will share, so you will know what to do with your case, come join us.

Fil-Am of IHM Fundraising/Casino Trip
Saturday, October 21, 7 AM-8PM, Jackson Rancheria Casino & Red Hawk Casino
- ($20 free play from Jackson Rancheria AND $15 free play from Red Hawk with a $5 coupon) $35 per person (includes light breakfast and snacks). Play Bingo on board! Contact Remy Bermudez at (925) 354-8835 or Shelly Deleon at (707) 319-5356 for tickets or additional information *Meet in IHM Parking Lot


Educated Angels Informational Meeting
Educated Angels is a free organization dedicated to middle and high school students struggling in specific subjects. The tutoring takes place on Mondays from 4:30-6:00pm in the classrooms at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Parents are invited to the Information Meeting which will be on Monday, October 23, at 4:30-6:00pm if interested. Tutoring begins October 30 from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Educados Ángeles es una organización dedicada para estudiantes de medio y la escuela secundaria. Se ayuda en materias donde los estudiantes tal vez tengan problemas. La clase es los lunes de 4:30 a 6:00pm en los salones de la iglesia Inmaculado Corazón de María. La Junta de información tendrá lugar el lunes 23 de octubre de 4:30pm a 6:00pm, si están interesados. Tutoría comienza en el 30 de octubre de 4:30 a 6:30 pm.


Friday, October 27th1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday October 28th 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday October 29th 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Homemade items, baked goods, plants Raffle tickets on sale after weekend masses Special raffle for a painting done by Father Quang

Please join me in welcoming Pete Andrea as the new Ministry Head of Ushers for IHM Church. Pete has been a long time usher at the 9:00 Mass and has agreed to step into the position that is recently vacated by Mark DeMarce. We thank Mark for his time, leadership, and guidance given to the Usher Ministry. With all of the other ministries Mark is
involved with, he felt it time to open this door to another person. We thank Mark for his continued service to IHM, and we thank Pete for saying “yes” to Gods call to service.
Fr. Quang


Pics Wanted!!!
Do you Have any pictures of the construction of our beautiful church? If you do, we would LOVE for you to scan them and email them to PLEASE, NO originals as they cannot be returned!! Questions, call Katrina at the office at 634-4154, ext. 108.


Bundle Sunday
- Before each Mass, Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd - 7:30am to 4:00pm. Clothes donations only, please. Look for the St. Vincent de Paul truck.


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 Labor day week. Please contact Linda Kortuem at or 925-634-4154 x117 or Julie Figueroa at:


Our Youth Need You!!!
We are in need of building all our youth ministry volunteers and support systems!
If you would like or are able to volunteer one to four times a month we need you! We are active a variety of days during the week. We also have a need for people to support us in other ways - like donating bibles or helping teens get to summer camp! For a complete list of volunteer opportunities with our youth programs please contact Julie Figueroa at 634-4154 ext 107 or at


IHM Music Ministry/ Ministerio de Música
Choir Directors/Director del Coro:
Jerome Cuenco—English, Youth, Orchestra
Lia Katreeb—Spanish, Latin, Funeral
Music Office/Oficina de Música: (925) 634-4154 x112
IHM Music Ministry will be accepting registrations for new and continuing members for the Music Ministry choirs and orchestra.
ICM Ministerio de Música estar á aceptando registraciones para nuevos miembros y miembros que continuarán en el Ministerio de Musica, coros y orquestra.
Contact Jerome Cuenco or Lia Katreeb for more information. Para más información comunicarse con Jerome Cuenco o Lia Katreeb.


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.


Canterbury Pilgrimages
5-14 de Febrero, 2018 - Costo por Persona
Habitación Doble $2,640. - Para reservar, favor de llamar y enviar formulario, con $400. deposito por persona a Teresa Barajas.
Contactos: Padre Rubén Morales - 510-872-8124 Or Teresa Barajas - 510-207-8105
Peregrinaje Incluye: Pasajes de avión ida y vuelta de San Francisco, autobus de lujo, hotels (4 estrellas), desayuno y cena diaria, guias en Español, billetes de
entrada a lugares visitados segun el programa, seguro de viaje.


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.



Están todos invitados a la Hora Santa todos los Jueves de las 5:15pm a 6:pm en la Iglesia.
Los invitan a formar parte del Youth Group de IHM que se reune los Viernes a las 7:00pm en la Libreria. Para más información favor de llamar a la Sr. Carina Vargas al 925-513-8154 o a Roxanna Alvarez al 925-325-5162.
Movimiento Familiar Cristiano Católico

Por una Familia más Feliz Estimados hermanos en Cristo y María...

Rito de Iniciación para adultos Cristianos
Los Domingos a las 5:pm 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
catolicos quienes no han completado sus sacramentos,
por favor vengan a estas clases. Para Informacion
póngase en contacto con Virginia Chavez, télefono



This ministry meets the second Friday of each month...


For the weekend of October 8 2017, please bring dry beans. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 8 de octubre, 2017, por favor traigan frijoles secos. GRACIAS!
For the weekend of October 15 2017, please bring canned tomatoes. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 15 de octubre, 2017, por favor traigan tomates enlatados. GRACIAS!

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Has your spouse died?
Are you finding it hard to cope? Have you been able to find a “new normal” life yet? Come to our grief support group held every Thursday nights from 6:00-7:15pm in Hall B. For more information, please call Sandy Heinisch at 925-513-3412 or Mary Ann Smith at 925-240-1706.

Donate Your Car or Any Vehicle!


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

Los Domingos a las 5:pm 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 catolicos quienes no han completado sus sacramentos, por favor vengan a estas clases. Para Informacion póngase
en contacto con Virginia Chavez, télefono 925-679-5031

El Viñedo de Raquel
La esperanza, ayuda y sanación estan disponibles a través de un retiro del Viñedo de Raquel.
Para má información o para registrarse llame a:
(510) 384-6875 or

El grupo de San José se pone a su disposición visitandolos y llevando la imagen de San José que quedará con esa familia por una semana. Rezaremos el Rosario con la familia. Favor de ponerse en contacto con Reina Garcia at 510-303-7840.

¿Quieres ser un Angel?
El Proyecto Gabriel necesita su ayuda en servir a mujeres que estan embarazadas que necesitan ayuda. Para más información, por favor llame a Nancy Espinoza al (510) 813-1384 o

Reunión de Formación para Ministros, Lectores y Servidores Si eres servidor en la parroquia o te gustaría participar en algún ministerio entorno a la Eucaristia, te invitamos a participar a una reunión de formación con el Padre Rubén Morales y las Hermanas Religiosas Dia: Jueves 4 de Agosto Hora: 7:00pm Lugar: Salón B

Jesus calls you,
He is the Way!
IHM Youth Group -
Ages: 14-18
IHM Pre Teen Youth
roup -
Ages: 8-13
When: Every Friday, 7- 8:30 pm
More information call Sister Maury (925)513-8154 or
Roxanne (925)325-5162


Every Thursday 9:30am - 11:00am
at Planned Parenthood, Antioch
Nancy -
Lou -

You Are All Invited!
Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Event will be on Saturday, October 7, from 10:30am in Mark praying the rosary and petitions.

Practicing Catholics (those at Mass each week and regular at confession) are invited to receive the Sacrament. Non practicing Catholics should go to confession before receiving Holy Communion. Non Catholics are welcome to come for a blessing (cross your arms over your chest).

“ the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God.”
- Pope Benedict XVI


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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