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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!



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

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:



May 28, 2017 - Catholic Charities
June 4, 2017 - Debt Reduction
June 18, 2017 - Maintenance Reserve


28 de mayo 2017 - Caridades Católicas
4 de junio 2017 - Reducción de la Deuda
18 de junio 2017 - Reserva del Mantenimiento

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

Do you have something to publish in the IHM Bulletin? Please submit your request to:
Do you need to schedule use of facilities? Please submit request to:

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

Calling all married couples!!!
The office is updating our records and if you are a member of IHM and are married, please go to the IHM website to complete the form or come into the office, ASAP!!!
We need to complete this project before June 1st, if possible. Whether you’ve been married one year or seventy-five, we want to know about it!
Questions? Please call the office.

Llamando a todas las parejas casadas!!
La oficina está poniendo al dia todos los archivos de matrimonio y si ustedes son miembros de ICM y están casados, por favor visite el web para completar el formulario, o venga a la oficina tan pronto como le sea posible!!!
Nosotros necesitamos completar este proyecto antes del Primero de Junio. Si está casado un año o setenta y cinco, nosotros quisieramos saberlo. Si tienen alguna pregunta, favor de llamar a la oficina at: 925-634-4154.

Adult Volunteers Needed for VBS

VBS is scheduled for June 26th-29th, 2017 in the mornings. We are in need of adult volunteers for:
Music Station Leader
Faith Station Leader
No experience necessary! Everything you need is included in the VBS manual for that station - you just follow the directions. VBS can’t happen without your help! Please contact Terry Pastor at (925)759-1727 or; Teresa Bustos at (925)240-1944 or

You may have noticed all of the beautiful flowers adorning the church. Our environment committee always works super hard to make our gorgeous parish especially beautiful during the Easter season. We are inviting any parishioners who may feel called, to donate, to do so. You may drop off cash or checks to the office. Please write “flowers” in the memo section of your check. Also, for your convenience, we now also offer the option to make a one-time donation electronically. Simply log onto, use the code: CA752 to sign up and pay by credit card!


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.


If you are interested in learning to make rosaries,
please contact Pat Trent at


May 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Presider — Very Rev. Fr. George Mockel
For Information Please contact:
Linda Kortuem:


IHM Youth Summer Lock-In!
All 4th through 8th graders are invited to attend our annual “Lock-In” put on by the IHM Younger Youth Group! Drop off is 6PM on June 13th. Pick up at 6AM on June 14th. Donation of $15 per child ($10 each sibling). This event includes a t-shirt, dinner, refreshments throughout the evening, fun, games and a WHOLE LOT of JESUS! Please contact Clarisa Specht 925-470-7928 or Sandy Atilano (Spanish) 925-759-6253 to sign up your child by May 26th!
This year’s theme is “Beloved”.

Pasar una noche en ICM en el verano para la juventud de nuestra parroquia
Todos los jovenes de Cuarto a Octavo grado están invitados a participar en nuestro evento anual de pasar una noche en ICM que está patrocinado por el Grupo de Jovenes de nuestra parroquia. Los jovenes deben de estar en ICM de las 6pm del 13 de junio y tendrán que ser recogidos a las 6am el 14 de junio. Donación es de $15 por cada joven ($10 por cada hermano/a). Este evento incluye una camiseta, cena, refrescos durante la tarde, diversión con juegos y MUCHO DE JESUS!! Favor de ponerse en contacto con Sandy Atilano (Español) al 759-6253 para inscribir a su hijo/a para el 26 de mayo.
El tema es “Amado.”


Immaculate Heart of Mary
Parish Feast Day

Sunday, June 25, 2017
11:00AM – 4:30PM
Does your ministry have a Talent to showcase? Fill out the application located in the Church vestibule and place in the box provided.
**FREE Admission** DJ Music, Food booths, Games for kids/adults. Fun for the whole family!

Inmaculado Corazón de Maria
Fiesta de la Parroquia
Llamando a Talentos!!!

Domingo, 25 de junio del 2017
11:00am a 4:30pm
Tiene su Ministerio algún talento que quieren compartir? Las aplicaciones están en el vestibulo de la Iglesia y hay una caja donde pueden dejar las aplicaciones cuando las completen. Admisión es gratis Musica – kioskos de comida, juegos para niños y adultos. Diversión para toda la famili


Graduating Seniors and Local College Students:
Knights of Columbus and Italian Catholic Federation are offering 6-$1000 college scholarships to Graduating Seniors who attend IHM. There is 1-$1000 scholarship for college students who still attend IHM while attending college. Scholarship applications can be downloaded here or by contacting Linda Kortuem at the parish office 925-634-4154 x117 for pick-up.

Los Caballeros de Colón y la Federación Católica Italiana están ofreciendo seis (6) becas universitarias de $1,000 cada una para estudiantes que se están graduando de bachillerato y que están registrados con ICM. Hay también una (1) beca de $1,000 para estudiantes universitarios quienes están registrados con ICM y que están asistiendo a la universidad. Para aplicaciones para estas becas, favor de ir al website: o llame a Linda Kortuem en la oficina de la parroquia al 925-634-4154 x 117 para recoger una aplicación.


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 May 28, please bring Mac & Cheese. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 28 de mayo, por favor traigan Macarron con queso. GRACIAS!
For the weekend of June 4th, please bring canned fruit. THANK YOU!
Para el fin de semana del 4 de junio, por favor traigan frutas enlatadas. GRACIAS!

Do you have something to publish in the IHM Bulletin? Please submit your request to:
Do you need to schedule use of facilities? Please submit request to:



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, June 3, 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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