Copyright © 2013 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2019

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE/

IMPORTANTE DE CAMBIO DE

FECHA

The “Welcome gathering for new parishioners” scheduled for October 20, after the 5:00PM Mass has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 6:00PM in the Parish Hall. El evento de “Bienvenida a nuestros nuevos filigreses” ha sido cambiado del 20 de octubre despues de la Misa de la 5:00PM a el sabado, 28 de septiembre a las 6:00pm en el Salon de la Iglesia.

HOUR ADORATION

Every first Friday of the month starting January, 2019, we will be using the 8-foot monstrance for the 24-Hour Adoration. We likewise request that you include in your time of prayer with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament the intention of the Holy Father which would be posted by the doors of the Chapel every month. Thank you. 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. +++++ Cada primer Viernes del mes a partir de enero del 2019, usaremos la custodia de 8 pies para la Adoracion de 24 horas. De igual manera, solicitamos que incluya en su tiempo de oracion con el Senor en el Santisimo Sacramento la intencion del Santo Padre que se publicara en las puertas de la Capilla todos los meses. Gracias. 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.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST/

DESAYUNO DE PANQUECAS

Knights of Columbus and Italian Catholic Federation Come visit with your fellow parishioners and welcome our new parishioners at the pancake breakfast on the first Sunday of each month. Hours are 8:15am to 12:00pm. Caballeros de Colon y Federacion/Catolica Italiana Vengán a visitar con sus amigos parroquianos y darles la bienvenida a los nuevos parroquianos al desayuno de pancakes el primer Domingo de cada mes. El horario es de las 8:15am hasta las 12:00pm.

About St. Vincent de Paul @

IHM

Did you know St. Vincent de Paul is not our founder? While he is our Patron Saint, Frederic Ozanam is our founder. Something new for you to know! However, you all probably know St. Vincent de Paul has a food pantry every Friday for low income families in Brentwood. We feed a lot of families from our food pantry. But that is not all we do. Sometimes families who try hard to manage, have an unexpected expense and so other bills don’t get paid on time. In a few months, there might be something like a Shut-Off notice and then the family finds themselves in a difficult situation. Or a family may need money to pay necessary but unplanned expenses. St. Vincent de Paul tries hard to help these people in need. Of course, this takes funds. If every family in the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish would contribute something to the 5th Sunday Second collection, we could help more people in need. September 30th is the next collection for St. Vincent de Paul, please be as generous as you can. We thank you all for your continued support.

ITALIAN CATHOLIC

FEDERATION BRANCH 432

PRESENTS THE 10TH Annual Festa d” Italia Car Show Friday, September 27, 2019, 4PM-8PM IHM Catholic Church Hall and parking lot DINNER AND SHOW $15.00 EA CAR SHOW REGISTRATION $30.00 INCLUDEs (1) DINNER Tickets on sale after mass or call: Dcn John: 925-698-6362 Jay Risso: 925-200-7992 Gino Simonetti: 925-634-5767 Proceeds from this event go to: ICF College Scholarships, Children’s Hospital Thalassemia Research and Care and ICF outreach programs. Tickets available in the Parish office.

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.

ENGLISH EMMAUS RETREAT

The next Women’s English Emmaus Retreat will be September 13, 14, and 15, 2019. If you would like a vacation with Our Lord, please consider attending this beautiful weekend journey based on the passage in the Gospel of Luke 24:13-25. For more information or to register online or through an application at the church office, go to emmauspath.com.

WOMEN’S FAITH SHARING:

Next program: Sept.5-Nov.21… WE meet Thursdays in the library 10 am- 11:30am “THE BIBLE and the VIRGIN MARY” Journey through Scripture. St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. 12 sessions using beautiful DVDs. Participant workbook (optional) available for those interested. For more information call : Ethel Reber 925- 513-7359.

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.

Are you new to Immaculate

Heart of Mary?

We Welcome you!

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 an energetic youth program. We also LOVE new parishioners and hold quarterly “Welcome Dinners” specifically for those new to IHM. If you are not yet registered, please call the parish office at 925-634-4154 and ask for Ana. She will be happy to mail you a registration form. See you in the coming weeks!

SPRED or Special Religious

Education Department

SPRED provides ongoing faith formation for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through participation in a SPRED community of faith they are better able to celebrate the sacraments and to enter into the worshipping experiences of the whole Church. We at IHM are getting ready for our religious registration and RECRUITMENT. This year SPRED will be serving four (4) families and possibly six (6) families. At this point, we only have two catechist. In order for us to serve these families we are in need of catechist. If you are interested, please contact Beatriz Morales at beamorales75@yahoo.com.

Welcome to “Golden Age

Family”

Come join us for the following Event and topic: Sept. 18—Dennis Dunn, Brentwood Historical Society Learn about Brentwood history and our local museum 11:00 AM Mass (Church) 11:45pm Complimentary Lunch RSVP: 513-3412 or 240-1706

Youth Mass

Starting this October the 2nd Saturday 5PM Mass will be a monthly Youth and Family Mass. We invite everyone to support this effort aimed at engaging our young parishioners and their families to be more actively involved in various liturgical ministries like greeting, singing, lecturing and Eucharistic ministry! Our youth and their families are encouraged to serve along side our wonderful 5pm Mass ministers to learn and grow in their knowledge of serving God and our community. Please email any questions on how to get more involved in this effort to Julie Figueroa, Director of Youth Ministry: ihmyouth@ihmbrentwood.com or calling 925-634-4154 ext. 107.

ATTENTION!!! / AVISO

URGENTE!!!!

Please ignore email request for money or gift cards to be sent to the priests here at IHM. These are scams. Our priests would never ask us to send them these requests. +++++ Por favor no hagan caso de los correos electrónicos falsos que piden dinero o tarjetas de regalo para los sacerdotes de la parroquia. Nuestros sacerdotes NUNCA les pedirán dinero o tarjetas de regalo por ningún medio para razones personales. Esos correos son fraudulentos.

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 all you do for IHM.

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

Los invitamos

a las clases de RICA para hacer los Sacramentos que les falten—Primera Comunión y Confirmación. Las clases son los domingos a las 5:00pm en el Salon Juan. Las clases empezaran el Primero de Septiembre, 2019. Para mas información, favor de ponerse en contacto con Virginia Chavez al 925-584-4268.

Ministry of Caring Support

Groups

Widows and Widowers group’s meeting will resume on September 19th. Teens group resumes on September 6th. Parents’ group resumes on September 7th. If you have any questions, please call Sandy Heinisch at 925-628-1503.
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 2019

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE/

IMPORTANTE DE CAMBIO DE FECHA

The “Welcome gathering for new parishioners” scheduled for October 20, after the 5:00PM Mass has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 6:00PM in the Parish Hall. El evento de “Bienvenida a nuestros nuevos filigreses” ha sido cambiado del 20 de octubre despues de la Misa de la 5:00PM a el sabado, 28 de septiembre a las 6:00pm en el Salon de la Iglesia.

HOUR ADORATION

Every first Friday of the month starting January, 2019, we will be using the 8-foot monstrance for the 24-Hour Adoration. We likewise request that you include in your time of prayer with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament the intention of the Holy Father which would be posted by the doors of the Chapel every month. Thank you. 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. +++++ Cada primer Viernes del mes a partir de enero del 2019, usaremos la custodia de 8 pies para la Adoracion de 24 horas. De igual manera, solicitamos que incluya en su tiempo de oracion con el Senor en el Santisimo Sacramento la intencion del Santo Padre que se publicara en las puertas de la Capilla todos los meses. Gracias. 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.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST/ DESAYUNO DE

PANQUECAS

Knights of Columbus and Italian Catholic Federation Come visit with your fellow parishioners and welcome our new parishioners at the pancake breakfast on the first Sunday of each month. Hours are 8:15am to 12:00pm. Caballeros de Colon y Federacion/Catolica Italiana Vengán a visitar con sus amigos parroquianos y darles la bienvenida a los nuevos parroquianos al desayuno de pancakes el primer Domingo de cada mes. El horario es de las 8:15am hasta las 12:00pm.

About St. Vincent de Paul @ IHM

Did you know St. Vincent de Paul is not our founder? While he is our Patron Saint, Frederic Ozanam is our founder. Something new for you to know! However, you all probably know St. Vincent de Paul has a food pantry every Friday for low income families in Brentwood. We feed a lot of families from our food pantry. But that is not all we do. Sometimes families who try hard to manage, have an unexpected expense and so other bills don’t get paid on time. In a few months, there might be something like a Shut-Off notice and then the family finds themselves in a difficult situation. Or a family may need money to pay necessary but unplanned expenses. St. Vincent de Paul tries hard to help these people in need. Of course, this takes funds. If every family in the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish would contribute something to the 5th Sunday Second collection, we could help more people in need. September 30th is the next collection for St. Vincent de Paul, please be as generous as you can. We thank you all for your continued support.

ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION

BRANCH 432

PRESENTS THE 10TH Annual Festa d” Italia Car Show Friday, September 27, 2019, 4PM-8PM IHM Catholic Church Hall and parking lot DINNER AND SHOW $15.00 EA CAR SHOW REGISTRATION $30.00 INCLUDEs (1) DINNER Tickets on sale after mass or call: Dcn John: 925-698-6362 Jay Risso: 925-200-7992 Gino Simonetti: 925-634-5767 Proceeds from this event go to: ICF College Scholarships, Children’s Hospital Thalassemia Research and Care and ICF outreach programs. Tickets available in the Parish office.

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.

ENGLISH EMMAUS RETREAT

The next Women’s English Emmaus Retreat will be September 13, 14, and 15, 2019. If you would like a vacation with Our Lord, please consider attending this beautiful weekend journey based on the passage in the Gospel of Luke 24:13- 25. For more information or to register online or through an application at the church office, go to emmauspath.com.

WOMEN’S FAITH SHARING:

Next program: Sept.5-Nov.21… WE meet Thursdays in the library 10 am-11:30am “THE BIBLE and the VIRGIN MARY” Journey through Scripture. St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. 12 sessions using beautiful DVDs. Participant workbook (optional) available for those interested. For more information call : Ethel Reber 925-513- 7359.

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.

Are you new to Immaculate Heart of

Mary?

We Welcome you!

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 an energetic youth program. We also LOVE new parishioners and hold quarterly “Welcome Dinners” specifically for those new to IHM. If you are not yet registered, please call the parish office at 925-634- 4154 and ask for Ana. She will be happy to mail you a registration form. See you in the coming weeks!

SPRED or Special Religious Education

Department

SPRED provides ongoing faith formation for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through participation in a SPRED community of faith they are better able to celebrate the sacraments and to enter into the worshipping experiences of the whole Church. We at IHM are getting ready for our religious registration and RECRUITMENT. This year SPRED will be serving four (4) families and possibly six (6) families. At this point, we only have two catechist. In order for us to serve these families we are in need of catechist. If you are interested, please contact Beatriz Morales at beamorales75@yahoo.com.

Welcome to “Golden Age Family”

Come join us for the following Event and topic: Sept. 18—Dennis Dunn, Brentwood Historical Society Learn about Brentwood history and our local museum 11:00 AM Mass (Church) 11:45pm Complimentary Lunch RSVP: 513-3412 or 240-1706

Youth Mass

Starting this October the 2nd Saturday 5PM Mass will be a monthly Youth and Family Mass. We invite everyone to support this effort aimed at engaging our young parishioners and their families to be more actively involved in various liturgical ministries like greeting, singing, lecturing and Eucharistic ministry! Our youth and their families are encouraged to serve along side our wonderful 5pm Mass ministers to learn and grow in their knowledge of serving God and our community. Please email any questions on how to get more involved in this effort to Julie Figueroa, Director of Youth Ministry: ihmyouth@ihmbrentwood.com or calling 925-634-4154 ext. 107.

ATTENTION!!! / AVISO URGENTE!!!!

Please ignore email request for money or gift cards to be sent to the priests here at IHM. These are scams. Our priests would never ask us to send them these requests. +++++ Por favor no hagan caso de los correos electrónicos falsos que piden dinero o tarjetas de regalo para los sacerdotes de la parroquia. Nuestros sacerdotes NUNCA les pedirán dinero o tarjetas de regalo por ningún medio para razones personales. Esos correos son fraudulentos.

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 all you do for IHM.

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

Los invitamos

a las clases de RICA para hacer los Sacramentos que les falten—Primera Comunión y Confirmación. Las clases son los domingos a las 5:00pm en el Salon Juan. Las clases empezaran el Primero de Septiembre, 2019. Para mas información, favor de ponerse en contacto con Virginia Chavez al 925-584-4268.

Ministry of Caring Support Groups

Widows and Widowers group’s meeting will resume on September 19th. Teens group resumes on September 6th. Parents’ group resumes on September 7th. If you have any questions, please call Sandy Heinisch at 925-628-1503.