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August 20, 2017 - Catholic Voice
August 27, 2017 - Mission Co-op Plan


20 de Agosto 2017 - Voz Cátólica

27 de Agosto - El Plan Cooperativo de la Misión

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!

The Discovering Christ series will begin on June 8 in the Library at 7:00PM.

This 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. Parishioners with friends or family who are curious about becoming Catholic, finishing their sacraments, or returning to their Catholic Faith are encouraged to invite them to this series. Contact Linda Kortuem:925-634-4154 x117 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

The Grief Support Group
will meet Aug. 10 from 6pm-7pm in Parish Hall B. On Sept 6 we will resume weekly sessions.
5-6pm “Recent" widow/widowers and 6-7pm "Not Recent" Widows/widowers…..Hall B. For more info call MA Smith at 925.240.1706 or Sandy Heinisch at 925.513.3412.


When: August 26, 7:00-11:00 PM
Where: DeLuna Ranch, 7450 Balfour Rd., Brentwood
$50 adults and $15 children (10 years of age and under)
Great music by Mariachi Barragan with dancing horses and
roping demonstrations and delicious food. Sponsored by
Our Lady of Guadalupe Society.
For tickets and information contact Maggie at 925-516-
2506 or Daniel at 925-642-2555 or Chuy at 209-612-1508.
Cuando:August 26, 7-11PM,
Donde: DeLuna Ranch, 7450 Balfour Rd., Brentwood
$50 adultos y $15 menores de 10 años.
Música de Mariachi Barragan, caballos bailadores, floreo de
soga. Patrocinador La Sociedad Guadalupana de IHM.
Para más información y ticketes llama a Maggie 925-516-
2506 o Daniel 925-642-2555 o Chuy 209-612-1508


— Registration for boys and girls grades 2 - 8 will be held August 20th from noon - 4 PM and August 27th from 3 PM - 7PM at the Brentwood Veteran's Hall, 757 First Street. First time players MUST have copy of birth certificate to sign up. All players must reside in Brentwood. $185.00 per player.
For further questions contact: Fernando Sanabria at: 925-240-4265.


JOIN US ON RETREAT September 8-11, 2017
A retreat for couples to grow deeper in their relationship to each other and to Christ. The retreat is Eucharistic centered with time for: · Conference talks about marriage & growing deeper in your vocation as a couple · Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament · Confession · Workshops to improve communication & deepen your understanding of Sacramental love. · Prayer.
“The wonderful speakers, the heartfelt testimonies, the beautiful music and the Blessed Sacrament. The Holy Spirit filled the room as we understood the “true” meaning of the Marriage Sacrament and the Union of God, Man and Woman as one… We truly felt like we were newlyweds married for the first time...
We encourage all couples to take a leap of faith and attend a weekend that will change your lives forever.”
Click here for for more information.

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 Men’s Emmaus Retreat - September 8-10, 2017.
Applications now being accepted. Contact Darin Price at 925-250-9736 or


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:


The IHM Tutoring Ministry Grades 1-5 will begin
"The IHM Tutoring Ministry Grades 1-5 will begin
its 6th year of tutoring. We will now be tutoring 1st, 2nd. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders of registered IHM parents in reading and/or math skills. Tutoring registration will take place after all Saturday and Sunday Masses on August 19-20 and August 26-27 in the Church Plaza. No tutoring registration after the 5:00 pm Sunday Mass. Tutoring registration deadline is Sunday August 27, 2017. A waiting list will be available for students who register after August 27, 2017. We are blessed to have many retired teachers as well as interested adults who have worked with children in the reading and math areas. We are now in need of
additional tutors since the number of students has increased. If you are interested in tutoring students contact Mary Lou Klovee at 516-7484 for further


Sept. 7 to Nov. 16. Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am Library.
Program from: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
Participant workbook: $19.95 (approx. shipping $3.00)
To order: 1-740-283-2880 or
For more info: Call Carol Horan: 516-3701 or Ethel Reber: 513-7359.


Scripture and our Church
tell us to be “trained up”, so we can give glory to God in all that we do.
As Lectors/ Proclaimers of the Word, we all need to continue to build our skills of Proclaiming Gods Word. As we continue to build our skills, it is a great way to give Glory to God in our proclamation.
So, at the recommendation of Father Quang, we are planning a skills workshop for all Lectors – New and Senior. This is also for any person that wants to be a Lector.
We have some new procedures and actions that all Lectors need to know, and we are going to spend time on techniques that help each of us build our Skills.
When: September 16, 2017 – Saturday
Where: In the Church
Time: 9:45AM – 12NOON.
If you are planning to be a Lector in the future, you must attend this workshop. Your nonattendance tells us you no longer want to be a Lector. If you have an issue, please contact me. Blessings,
Deacon Ed - 209 601-4799



invites you to
Brentwood Community Center
35 Oak St, Brentwood, CA
WHEN: August 12, 2017
TIME: 6:00PM - 12:00MN
Enjoy an evening of dinner, wine, dancing, and chances to win prizes!!!
Cost: $45.00/person
For more information, contact Remy Pucan (925) 513-7475
or Villa Serrano (925) 690-4317
Semi-formal/Hawaiian attire is optional


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 August 6th please bring canned tuna and other meats. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 6 de agusto, por favor traigan atun y otras carnes enlatadas. GRACIAS!
For the weekend of August 13th p l e ase bring canned soups. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 13 de agosto, por favor traigan sopas enlatadas. GRACIAS!

Do you have something to publish in the IHM Bulletin? Please submit your request to:
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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, August 5, 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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