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June 17, 2018— Maintenance Fund
June 24, 2018—Bishops’ Appeal
July 1,2018—Facility Improvement Fund


17 de junio, 2018—Fondo del Mantenimiento
24 de junio, 2018—Apelación del Obispo
1 de julio, 2018—Fondo del Mejoramiento de las Instalaciones

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

June 18-21 Vacation Bible School
June 30 Emmaus Fashion Show and Tea
July 7 Day of the Seminary
July 9-14 Pilgrimage to California Missions
July 20 Renewal of Vows
August 18 Summer Clean-Up Party
August 24-26 Cana Marriage Retreat


On line registration for children’s Faith Formation began June 1st.
Registration will be done “on line” through the website for Immaculate Heart of Mary. Registration will be for ages 6 to 13 for children (Faith Formation) and Confirmation ages 15 and 16. Your child must be 16 in the year of their Confirmation. First Communion and Confirmation are 2-year programs. We will have one weekend for those who cannot register online Saturday, July 14th 3pm to 7pm and Sunday, July 15th 8:30 am to 3pm. When you register online your have the capability to pay through Faith Direct by debit or credit card. Registration for Faith Formation will close August 21st and for Confirmation August 22nd. For more information please call Linda Kortuem for Faith Formation 634-4154 X117 and Confirmation Julie Figueroa 634-4154 x 107.

Registraciones en linea para la Formación de Fe de niños empezará el Primero de junio.
Registraciones serán hechas “en linea” por medio del sitio de web del Inmaculado Corazón de María. Registraciones serán para niños de 6 a 13 años y para Confirmación de edades de 15 y 16 años. Su hijo(a) tiene que tener 16 años, el año de su Confirmación. Primera Comunión y Confirmación son programas de dos años. Tendremos un fin de semana para aquellos que no pudieron registrar sus (hijos(as) en linea el sábado, 14 de julio de 3:00pm a 7:00pm y el domingo, 15 de julio de 8:30am a 3:00pm. Cuando se registren en linea tienen la capacidad de pagar por medio de Faith Direct con tarjeta de débito o crédito. Registraciones para la Formación de Fe se cierran el 21 de agosto y para Confirmación el 22 de agosto. Para mas información favor de llamar a Linda Kortuem para Formación de
Fe al 634-4154 x117 y Confirmación a Julie Figueroa at 634-4154 x 107.


The IHM Children’s Choir
is now accepting new and continuing registrations for the 2018 Fall - 2019 Spring Season.
Pick up a registration form from the church
office or from the choir director, Jerome Cuenco.
For additional information, please contact Jerome at or at 925-634-4154 x 112.


In our desire to adhere to liturgical norms and to preserve the liturgical traditions here at IHM, we will make consistent the languages used at daily Masses with how they are listed on our general calendar, to wit: all 7:00 AM Masses will be in English. The 8:30AM Mass on Tuesday and Thursday will be in Spanish, while the 8:30AM Mass on, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, including the 8:00am Mass on Saturday, will be Bilingual, with the 1st Reading and the Responsorial Psalm read in Spanish, and the Gospel in English. On days when we have two readings, the 1st Reading (and the Responsorial Psalm) will be in Spanish, and the 2nd
Reading will be in English.
These liturgical updates will take effect on July 2, 2018. Ultimately, it is our hope that as one IHM family, we grow together in our appreciation of the beauty of the liturgy, in consonance with the norms and traditions of the Holy Mother Church.

En nuestro deseo de adherirnos a las normas litúrgicas y preservar las tradiciones litúrgicas aquí en IHM, haremos que los idiomas utilizados en las Misas diarias sean consistentes con la forma en que se enumeran en nuestro calendario general, a saber: todas las Misas de las 7am serán en inglés. La Misa de las 8:30 a.m. los martes y jueves serán en Español, mientras que la Misa de las 8:30 a.m. los lunes, miércoles y viernes, incluyendo la Misa de las 8:00 am el sábado serán bilingües, con la Primera Lectura y el Salmo Responsorial leídos en Español, y el Evangelio en Inglés. En los días en que tenemos dos lecturas, la primera lectura (y el salmo responsorial) estarán en Español, y la segunda lectura será en Inglés.
Estas actualizaciones litúrgicas entrarán en vigencia el 2 de julio de 2018. Últimamente, esperamos que como familia de ICM, crezcamos juntos en nuestra apreciación de la belleza de la litúrgia, en consonancia con las normas y tradiciones de la Santa Madre Iglesia.


Farewell Gatherings

July 15 at 5:00pm—Will have a farewell reception for Dcn Ed and Teri Spano in the Hall.
15 de julio a las 5:00pm—Tendremos una recepción de despedida para el Diácono Ed Spano y Teri en el Salón.


Welcome to IHM Golden Age
On June 20th the speaker will be Laura Jimenez,
head of PT at John Muir. She is also bringing her dad who will perform magic tricks.
There will be no Golden Age Family in July or August.
Topics scheduled:
September 19: Care of Dementia Patient
October 17: Funeral and Cemetery Services
November 21: CHP Driving for Seniors
December 19: Nutrition and Meals on Wheels


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 next week!


Jesus Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Jesucristo Ha Resucitado! En Verdad Resucito!
The Emmaus/Emaus Ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood is sponsoring four weekend experiences based on the scripture passage in the Gospel of Luke 24:13-25. For 2018, Spanish Men already completed for 2018, Spanish Women (June 1, 2, 3), English Men (September 7, 8, 9), and English Women (October 26, 27, 28).
The journey starts on Friday evening and ends Sunday evening. Transportation is provided to and from Immaculate Heart of Mary. Register online at


The members of our Altar Society Ministry, help to keep our Church clean and beautiful at all times. They help to prepare a warm and inviting environment for all
who gather for community worship. Ministers/Volunteers donate an hour of their time on Saturdays. Please consider being part of this vital and satisfying ministry. It is truly a work of faith and love. If you would like more information, please contact Connie Simon at 925 634-4154
or email at:



Scholarships will be awarded on June 25th
to the following High School and College Students who applied to the
Knights, Italian Catholic Federation and the Pancake Breakfast Scholarship Teams:
High School: Jasmin Perez, Feliza Juarez, Michelle
Cereda, Dylan Tovani.
College: Eloisa Burke, Crystal Rubio, Ryan
Sanchez, Dylan Sanchez, Lyvin Reyez

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.

VBS Registration Now Available

When: June 18th-21st
9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Where: IHM Hall
Who: Those entering K-5th grade
Cost: $20 donation per child
Sorry – No TK’s please
Fill out the online form on the IHM website, download and send to Teresa at, or return to IHM office. Donation can be made through Faith Direct or into the office. Space is limited.
We need youth helpers, entering 6th grade and up. Email Teresa or call 925-354-5841.

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!!!



Are you gearing up for summer vacation?
Consider enrolling in eGiving through Faith Direct to make sure your gifts reach Immaculate Heart of Mary when you cannot, and our ministries can continue uninterrupted. 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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