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. Even though we are unable at this time to gather for ministry meetings many of the ministries are finding ways to stay connected through Zoom. 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 or you can go on line and register at: ihmchurch@ihmbrentwood.com. Save the Date - Marian Conference Now on its 5th year, the 2022 Marian Conference features powerful testimonies, time-honored devotions, uplifting songs and sacred liturgy echoing this year’s theme: “With, Mary, We Receive God’s Grace!” Join us on October 15 at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood and celebrate with Bishop Michael Barber and fellow Marian devotees from the Diocese and the greeter Bay Area. More details forthcoming. Click here or the picture above to visit the Marian Conference website, register online, and/or download the registration form. Pancake Breakfast / Desayuno de Panquecas Knights of Columbus/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 Colón y la Federación Católica 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. Horario del desayuno es de 8:15am a 12:00pm Share-a Mass Ministry is ready to resume as the pandemic winds down and people are more conscientious about spreading this serious and sometimes deadly illness. Rita and I are now prepared to drive those in need of transportation to mass on Sundays. As other drivers become comfortable with bringing people to mass, they will join us. If you have need of our services, please call the Parish office at 925-634-4154 and leave your name, address and phone number. They will forward me your information and I will contact you. Share a Mass is seeking someone who lives near A Street in Antioch and comes to the Latin Mass and is willing to drive a lady to and from Mass. Please contact Richard Nahm at 925-240-9885 for the particulars. Thank you and may God bless you and keep you safe. Richard and Rita Nahm 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. 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.

Bishop’s Appeal”

Thank you for your generosity and support in the past to the “Bishop’s Appeal”. If you are financially able, please thoughtfully and prayerfully consider joining our efforts this year by making a gift or pledge of financial support. Jesus Christ promised us at His Ascension: “I will be with you all days until the end of the ages.” If Christ has helped you and your family, if He has been generous to you, will you consider sharing some of the blessings you have received with Christ and His Church? Although we call it “The Bishop’s Appeal,” it is really Christ’s appeal. Thank you in advance for your love and generosity. No gift is too small. Gracias por su generosidad y apoyo en el pasado al "Apelacion del Obispo". Si tiene la posibilidad de hacerlo, por fav or, considere en oración unirse a nuestros esfuerzos este año haciendo un regalo o promesa de apoyo financiero. Jesucristo nos prometió en su Ascensión: "Estaré con vosotros todos los días hasta el fin de los tiempos". Si Cristo le ha ayudado a usted y a su familia, si ha sido generoso con usted, ¿consideraría compartir algunas de las bendiciones que ha recibido con Cristo y su Iglesia? Aunque lo llamamos "Apelacion del Obispo", en realidad es la llamada de Cristo. Gracias de antemano por su amor y generosidad. No importa el tamano de la donacion. Women’s Faith Sharing resumes September 8 and concludes November 17, 2022. The program is entitled “The Bible and the Virgin Mary, Journey through Scripture. 12 DVD sessions - Thursdays in the Library, 10:00am-11:30am. From: stpaulcenter.com. 740-264-9535 Participant workbook available for $24.95 plus $5.00 flat rate shipping. The workbook is very helpful in this study, but as usual, it is optional. There is no sign up or commitment to attend all the sessions.. You are invited to join us whenever you are able. For more information call: Ethel Reber (925) 513-7359. Liturgical Ministers Renewal We want to renew our desire and commitment to our liturgical ministry. If you are a minister at church you are highly requested to come to a renewal session on August 24, 2022 at 7pm in the church. This includes all ministries Choir, Lectors, EM’s, Ushers, Greeters. We look forward to seeing you. Blood Drive: Knights of Columbus Council 7467 Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 8:30am to 3:00pm (By Appointment only – Masks & Social Distancing Required) Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Fr. Garcia Hall - 500 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513 “Give a bit of yourself and save someone else” For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org Or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800- 733-2767) If available for short notice list contact Bob Rebollar - 408-605-9137

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Youth & Children’s

Choir

is now accepting registrations for new and continuing members for the 2022-2023 season. Please contact Jerome Cuenco at JCuenco@ihmbrentwood.com or 925-634-4154 x112 For Spanish Children’s Choir, please contact Sr. Guadalupe Grande at 925-513-8154 Rehearsals begin the week of August 22nd ARE YOU READY? Men of IHM, we have an inspiring catholic retreat, based on the passage in the Gospel of Luke 24:13-25. Make yourself available (Sept 9-11). A Sign-up table will be on the plaza after the 5pm Saturday and 730am, 9am, 12:30pm and 5pm Sunday Masses. Need more information? Go to: www.emmauspath.com. Would you like to help your child enjoy a deeper relationship with God? The Catechesis of the IHM Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to the religious formation of children, rooted in Sacred Scripture, Liturgy, and respect for the child’s rich relationship with God. To learn more about the spiritual life of the child please join us for the "Come and See" the weekend of August 27 & 28 after all of the masses. The trained Catechists would love to introduce you and your child to this beautiful Formation. We will see you there! Bible Study Are you interested in deepening your understanding of, and engagement in the Mass and drawing closer to Jesus? Come join us for a scripture study to delve into the coming weekly readings from our Priests and Deacons. We will discuss the historical context, in both Jewish and Catholic faith traditions, and then explore together practical applications of the readings. This will make us all more alert and receptive to Homilies at Mass, a modest investment that reaps major blessings! Each week we will cover the reading from the Old and New Testament in our Sunday/Holy Day Mass readings. Group meets on Fridays at 3:30pm in the Library. Our facilitator, Dr. Allan Steinhardt, will go over background context and Catholic understanding of the readings, and then we will break into groups to discuss applications. Dr. Steinhardt has been teaching Bible studies for Adult RE, and RCIA, for over thirty years. He is a Jewish convert, and has corresponded with various Bishops and Cardinals on Jewish Catholic relations, including Cardinal Dulles, and Bishop Gregory, as well as the late Father John Neuhaus. Contact: Dr. Allan Steinhardt; Cell: 925-200- 0115, or email: asteinhardt@aeye.ai. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #2714 needs you! We need you because God needs you! And YOU need CDA! CDA is a national organization dedicated to prayer, good works, and the helping of others less fortunate. CDA is an opportunity to engage in spiritual activities, along with helping those less fortunate. Also, you will make more new and dear friends and have fun while enriching your life and others. If you are a Catholic woman who is 18 years or older and interested to become a member of the Court and join CDA, please contact us, our information is below. Regular meetings are held once a month. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA), is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. Mission Statement: Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all. You can also visit our website at http://catholicdaughtersbrentwoodihm.org to know more about CDA. We are also looking for a Treasurer that will help the Court organize its budget and finances. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is dedicated to the principles of “Unity and Charity”, and we are in big need to fill the Treasurer’s position in order to continue our charity work in an organized fashion. CDA has templates that the Treasurer will simply fill and follow. Marina Khayat, Regent 925-997-5927 or Irene Juarez, Vice-Regent 925-584-5452. Also the CDA State website is: http://catholicdaughterscalifornia.org/ or the CDA National website: https://catholicdaughters.org/ PRO-LIFE MEETING CHANGE MEETING DATE FROM 8/13 TO 8/20 August 20, 2022 10:00 am in Classroom John. With the overturning of Roe v Wade, it is time to offer thanksgiving to Our Lord and get busy on the work it will take to end abortion throughout our state, our country and the world. Please join both the Respect Life Ministry and Gabriel Project Ministry as we brainstorm and prepare a plan to invigorate these ministries here at IHM. All are welcome and we especially hope that our young adults and parents with young families, come to discuss how we, as a parish, can work together to defend life. Please call Nancy Espinoza @ (510) 813-1384 with questions or concerns.

San Vincent de Paul Needs Your Help!

The St Vincent de Paul Society has three essential elements: Spiritually, Friendship and Service. The first two you probably understand, but the third Service, means we do ALL we can to serve the less fortunate in our community. Sometimes it requires creative thinking. To do our work, we need people as well as funds. Have you ever thought about joining our ministry? We really need more people. Think about it and let us know if you are interested. Email Mitch Mattea, President of IHM’s SVdP, @ svdpihmbrentwood@gmail.com to let him know you are interested. Of course, in order to serve people, we need funds. There will be a second collection last weekend in January for St. Vincent de Paul. Some of the money you donate goes towards purchasing food for our pantry, which feeds our neighbors in need. However, the largest part of your donation is used to assist our neighbors when there is a crisis, or an unfortunate circumstance preventing them from making ends meet. As you well know, the COVID-19 crisis is not over for many of our neighbors. Our donation for the second collection on July 30th and July 31st makes you a partner in the help we provide the less fortunate. Thanks, Partner, and God Bless you and your generosity. For the weekend of August 21, 2022 please bring canned tuna and other meats. THANK YOU! For the weekend of August 28, please bring canned soups. THANK YOU! +++ Para el fin de semana del 21 de agosto, 2022 por favor traigan tuna enlatada y otras carnes. GRACIAS! Para el fin de semana del 28 de Agosto, por favor sopas enlatadas. GRACIAS! Widows/Widowers grief support UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1ST Widows/Widowers grief support meets Mondays (informally) from 10:00 to 11:00am at Veterans Park, 6841 Balfour Rd. near the Bocce Ball courts. Next happy hour (emphasis on fellowship) will be August 14, at 443 Tayberry Lane, Brentwood. Please being Bring an appetizer or drinks to share with the group. NOTICE!/ANUNCIO You must not double park in red zones. Be sure your cars are parked in designated parking spots and leave handicap parking for those who need them. Several cars are parking in red zones and we do not want roadways blocked in case of emergencies. No deben estacionarse en zonas rojas. Asegúrense de que sus automóviles esten estacionados en lugares de estacionamiento designados y deje el espacio designados para personas discapacidades que tenen los permisos. Varios automoviles han estado estacionando en zonas rojas y no queremos que esos lugares esten bloqueados en caso de emergencias. Masks / Mascaras Individuals who are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask indoors. Anyone who is not vaccinated must continue to wear a mask indoors. Personas que están vacunadas no tienen que usar mascarillas adentro de la Iglesia. Si no esta vacunado tiene que seguir usando la mascarilla adentro de la Iglesia.

Support Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works: 1. Open the Amazon app on your phone 2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features 3. Select "Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary" as your charity 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app Immaculate Heart of Mary has been issued a $177.44 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Check out our Parish Library Delve deeper into our Faith with books on Jesus; Mary; Catholic Instruction; Mass; Sacraments; Theology/Philosophy; Prayers and Poetry; Popes and Saints. The Library is open Sundays from 10:30am to 2:00pm and on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Come on in and “check us out.” The Greeter Ministry The Greeter Ministry is looking to become active once again now that we can accommodate a greater number of participants at each of our weekend Masses. We would like to have 2 at the front door and one at the side double doors at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering to help in this Ministry, please call Carol Smith, Greeter Coordinator, at 925-390-6980. Safe Environment For All IHM Volunteers and Staff Virtus Retraining Instructions 30 days before your retraining is due, Virtus will have sent you an email with retraining instructions for your recertification course. Please follow the prompts to retrain. There is no need to register or create a new account. To check if you need to retrain: log in to your Virtus account: www.virtusonline.org using your login credentials. If you have forgotten your password or your user ID simply click the need Log in help under the existing user. When you are logged in, the help screen will give you all the necessary information you need for training. Ambiente Seguro Para Todos Los Voluntarios Y Personal Del IHM Instrucciones De Reentrenamiento Virtus 30 días antes de que se deba volver a entrenar, Virtus le habrá enviado un correo electrónico con instrucciones de reentrenamiento para su curso de recertificación. Por favor, siga las indicaciones para volver a entrenar. No es necesario registrarse ni crear una nueva cuenta. Para comprobar si necesita volver a entrenarse inicie sesión a virtus al: http://www.virtusonline.org con sus credenciales de inicio de sesión. Si se ha olvidado de su credencial de inicio o su contrasena, simplemente haga un clic en la ayuda de inicio de sesión en el cuadro de usuario existente. Cuando haya iniciado la sesión, la pantalla de Esperanza le proporcionara toda la informacion necesaria que necesita para obtener informacion de capacitacion. IHM Funeral Choir Recruitment The IHM Funeral Choir is looking for singers that would like to participate in this ministry where we sing at the funeral services of our departed brothers and sisters of our community. Funerals are scheduled weekday late morningearly afternoons (Mon-Sat; between 10am-2pm). No regular weekday rehearsals – funeral repertoire remains the same hymnody at funeral services. For more information, please contact Jerome Cuenco at: JCuenco@ihmbrentwood.com 925-634-4154 x112 IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Please do not leave any food in the vestibule of the Church. If you have non- perishable donations, please bring them to the parish office. No perishable items will be taken. Many thanks. Hours of Adoration/Horas de Adoración Hours of Adoration are on Thursdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm with Holy Hour from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. On Fridays, 24 hour Adoration begins at 8:30am and continues until Saturday morning at 7:30am. Pray for an increase in vocations. +++++ Hours of Adoration are on Thursdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm with Holy Hour from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. On Fridays, 24 hour Adoration begins at 8:30am and continues until Saturday morning at 7:30am. Pray for an increase in vocations. Promise: I promise to the soul that visits Me frequently in this Sacrament of Love, that I will receive it affectionately together with all the Blessed and the Angels in Heaven, and that each of its visits will be written down in the Book of its life and I will grant to it. 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.

From the Oakland Diocese:

The Diocese of Oakland warns the public of an ongoing phishing scam involving emails and texts purportedly from Bishop Barber, diocesan priests or parish/Chancery staff. This scam has hit many parishes across the United States, as well as other faith communities… +++++ La Diócesis de Oakland advierte al público de una continua estafa de phishing que involucra correos electrónicos y textos supuestamente del Obispo Barber, sacerdotes diocesanos o personal de la parroquia/cancillería. Esta estafa ha afectado a muchas parroquias de los Estados Unidos, así como a otras comunidades religiosas… Catholic Faith on Demand If you are not already registered with FORMED you are missing many items supported by the Augustine Institute. 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!!!

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
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. Even though we are unable at this time to gather for ministry meetings many of the ministries are finding ways to stay connected through Zoom. 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 or you can go on line and register at: ihmchurch@ihmbrentwood.com. Save the Date - Marian Conference Now on its 5th year, the 2022 Marian Conference features powerful testimonies, time-honored devotions, uplifting songs and sacred liturgy echoing this year’s theme: “With, Mary, We Receive God’s Grace!” Join us on October 15 at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood and celebrate with Bishop Michael Barber and fellow Marian devotees from the Diocese and the greeter Bay Area. More details forthcoming. Click here or the picture above to visit the Marian Conference website, register online, and/or download the registration form. Pancake Breakfast / Desayuno de Panquecas Knights of Columbus/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 Colón y la Federación Católica 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. Horario del desayuno es de 8:15am a 12:00pm Share-a Mass Ministry is ready to resume as the pandemic winds down and people are more conscientious about spreading this serious and sometimes deadly illness. Rita and I are now prepared to drive those in need of transportation to mass on Sundays. As other drivers become comfortable with bringing people to mass, they will join us. If you have need of our services, please call the Parish office at 925-634- 4154 and leave your name, address and phone number. They will forward me your information and I will contact you. Share a Mass is seeking someone who lives near A Street in Antioch and comes to the Latin Mass and is willing to drive a lady to and from Mass. Please contact Richard Nahm at 925-240-9885 for the particulars. Thank you and may God bless you and keep you safe. Richard and Rita Nahm 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. 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.

Bishop’s Appeal”

Thank you for your generosity and support in the past to the “Bishop’s Appeal”. If you are financially able, please thoughtfully and prayerfully consider joining our efforts this year by making a gift or pledge of financial support. Jesus Christ promised us at His Ascension: “I will be with you all days until the end of the ages.” If Christ has helped you and your family, if He has been generous to you, will you consider sharing some of the blessings you have received with Christ and His Church? Although we call it “The Bishop’s Appeal,” it is really Christ’s appeal. Thank you in advance for your love and generosity. No gift is too small. Gracias por su generosidad y apoyo en el pasado al "Apelacion del Obispo". Si tiene la posibilidad de hacerlo, por fav or, considere en oración unirse a nuestros esfuerzos este año haciendo un regalo o promesa de apoyo financiero. Jesucristo nos prometió en su Ascensión: "Estaré con vosotros todos los días hasta el fin de los tiempos". Si Cristo le ha ayudado a usted y a su familia, si ha sido generoso con usted, ¿consideraría compartir algunas de las bendiciones que ha recibido con Cristo y su Iglesia? Aunque lo llamamos "Apelacion del Obispo", en realidad es la llamada de Cristo. Gracias de antemano por su amor y generosidad. No importa el tamano de la donacion. Women’s Faith Sharing resumes September 8 and concludes November 17, 2022. The program is entitled “The Bible and the Virgin Mary, Journey through Scripture. 12 DVD sessions - Thursdays in the Library, 10:00am-11:30am. From: stpaulcenter.com. 740-264-9535 Participant workbook available for $24.95 plus $5.00 flat rate shipping. The workbook is very helpful in this study, but as usual, it is optional. There is no sign up or commitment to attend all the sessions.. You are invited to join us whenever you are able. For more information call: Ethel Reber (925) 513-7359. Liturgical Ministers Renewal We want to renew our desire and commitment to our liturgical ministry. If you are a minister at church you are highly requested to come to a renewal session on August 24, 2022 at 7pm in the church. This includes all ministries Choir, Lectors, EM’s, Ushers, Greeters. We look forward to seeing you. Blood Drive: Knights of Columbus Council 7467 Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 8:30am to 3:00pm (By Appointment only – Masks & Social Distancing Required) Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Fr. Garcia Hall - 500 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513 “Give a bit of yourself and save someone else” For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org Or call 1-800- REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) If available for short notice list contact Bob Rebollar - 408-605-9137

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Youth &

Children’s Choir

is now accepting registrations for new and continuing members for the 2022-2023 season. Please contact Jerome Cuenco at JCuenco@ihmbrentwood.com or 925-634-4154 x112 For Spanish Children’s Choir, please contact Sr. Guadalupe Grande at 925-513-8154 Rehearsals begin the week of August 22nd ARE YOU READY? Men of IHM, we have an inspiring catholic retreat, based on the passage in the Gospel of Luke 24:13-25. Make yourself available (Sept 9-11). A Sign-up table will be on the plaza after the 5pm Saturday and 730am, 9am, 12:30pm and 5pm Sunday Masses. Need more information? Go to: www.emmauspath.com. Would you like to help your child enjoy a deeper relationship with God? The Catechesis of the IHM Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to the religious formation of children, rooted in Sacred Scripture, Liturgy, and respect for the child’s rich relationship with God. To learn more about the spiritual life of the child please join us for the "Come and See" the weekend of August 27 & 28 after all of the masses. The trained Catechists would love to introduce you and your child to this beautiful Formation. We will see you there! Bible Study Are you interested in deepening your understanding of, and engagement in the Mass and drawing closer to Jesus? Come join us for a scripture study to delve into the coming weekly readings from our Priests and Deacons. We will discuss the historical context, in both Jewish and Catholic faith traditions, and then explore together practical applications of the readings. This will make us all more alert and receptive to Homilies at Mass, a modest investment that reaps major blessings! Each week we will cover the reading from the Old and New Testament in our Sunday/Holy Day Mass readings. Group meets on Fridays at 3:30pm in the Library. Our facilitator, Dr. Allan Steinhardt, will go over background context and Catholic understanding of the readings, and then we will break into groups to discuss applications. Dr. Steinhardt has been teaching Bible studies for Adult RE, and RCIA, for over thirty years. He is a Jewish convert, and has corresponded with various Bishops and Cardinals on Jewish Catholic relations, including Cardinal Dulles, and Bishop Gregory, as well as the late Father John Neuhaus. Contact: Dr. Allan Steinhardt; Cell: 925-200-0115, or email: asteinhardt@aeye.ai. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #2714 needs you! We need you because God needs you! And YOU need CDA! CDA is a national organization dedicated to prayer, good works, and the helping of others less fortunate. CDA is an opportunity to engage in spiritual activities, along with helping those less fortunate. Also, you will make more new and dear friends and have fun while enriching your life and others. If you are a Catholic woman who is 18 years or older and interested to become a member of the Court and join CDA, please contact us, our information is below. Regular meetings are held once a month. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA), is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. Mission Statement: Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all. You can also visit our website at http://catholicdaughtersbrentwoodihm.org to know more about CDA. We are also looking for a Treasurer that will help the Court organize its budget and finances. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is dedicated to the principles of “Unity and Charity”, and we are in big need to fill the Treasurer’s position in order to continue our charity work in an organized fashion. CDA has templates that the Treasurer will simply fill and follow. Marina Khayat, Regent 925-997-5927 or Irene Juarez, Vice-Regent 925- 584-5452. Also the CDA State website is: http://catholicdaughterscalifornia.org/ or the CDA National website: https://catholicdaughters.org/ PRO-LIFE MEETING CHANGE MEETING DATE FROM 8/13 TO 8/20 August 20, 2022 10:00 am in Classroom John. With the overturning of Roe v Wade, it is time to offer thanksgiving to Our Lord and get busy on the work it will take to end abortion throughout our state, our country and the world. Please join both the Respect Life Ministry and Gabriel Project Ministry as we brainstorm and prepare a plan to invigorate these ministries here at IHM. All are welcome and we especially hope that our young adults and parents with young families, come to discuss how we, as a parish, can work together to defend life. Please call Nancy Espinoza @ (510) 813-1384 with questions or concerns.

San Vincent de Paul Needs Your Help!

The St Vincent de Paul Society has three essential elements: Spiritually, Friendship and Service. The first two you probably understand, but the third Service, means we do ALL we can to serve the less fortunate in our community. Sometimes it requires creative thinking. To do our work, we need people as well as funds. Have you ever thought about joining our ministry? We really need more people. Think about it and let us know if you are interested. Email Mitch Mattea, President of IHM’s SVdP, @ svdpihmbrentwood@gmail.com to let him know you are interested. Of course, in order to serve people, we need funds. There will be a second collection last weekend in January for St. Vincent de Paul. Some of the money you donate goes towards purchasing food for our pantry, which feeds our neighbors in need. However, the largest part of your donation is used to assist our neighbors when there is a crisis, or an unfortunate circumstance preventing them from making ends meet. As you well know, the COVID-19 crisis is not over for many of our neighbors. Our donation for the second collection on July 30th and July 31st makes you a partner in the help we provide the less fortunate. Thanks, Partner, and God Bless you and your generosity. For the weekend of August 21, 2022 please bring canned tuna and other meats. THANK YOU! For the weekend of August 28, please bring canned soups. THANK YOU! +++ Para el fin de semana del 21 de agosto, 2022 por favor traigan tuna enlatada y otras carnes. GRACIAS! Para el fin de semana del 28 de Agosto, por favor sopas enlatadas. GRACIAS! Widows/Widowers grief support UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1ST Widows/Widowers grief support meets Mondays (informally) from 10:00 to 11:00am at Veterans Park, 6841 Balfour Rd. near the Bocce Ball courts. Next happy hour (emphasis on fellowship) will be August 14, at 443 Tayberry Lane, Brentwood. Please being Bring an appetizer or drinks to share with the group. NOTICE!/ANUNCIO You must not double park in red zones. Be sure your cars are parked in designated parking spots and leave handicap parking for those who need them. Several cars are parking in red zones and we do not want roadways blocked in case of emergencies. No deben estacionarse en zonas rojas. Asegúrense de que sus automóviles esten estacionados en lugares de estacionamiento designados y deje el espacio designados para personas discapacidades que tenen los permisos. Varios automoviles han estado estacionando en zonas rojas y no queremos que esos lugares esten bloqueados en caso de emergencias. Masks / Mascaras Individuals who are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask indoors. Anyone who is not vaccinated must continue to wear a mask indoors. Personas que están vacunadas no tienen que usar mascarillas adentro de la Iglesia. Si no esta vacunado tiene que seguir usando la mascarilla adentro de la Iglesia.

Support Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works: 1. Open the Amazon app on your phone 2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features 3. Select "Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary" as your charity 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app Immaculate Heart of Mary has been issued a $177.44 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Check out our Parish Library Delve deeper into our Faith with books on Jesus; Mary; Catholic Instruction; Mass; Sacraments; Theology/Philosophy; Prayers and Poetry; Popes and Saints. The Library is open Sundays from 10:30am to 2:00pm and on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Come on in and “check us out.” The Greeter Ministry The Greeter Ministry is looking to become active once again now that we can accommodate a greater number of participants at each of our weekend Masses. We would like to have 2 at the front door and one at the side double doors at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering to help in this Ministry, please call Carol Smith, Greeter Coordinator, at 925-390-6980. Safe Environment For All IHM Volunteers and Staff Virtus Retraining Instructions 30 days before your retraining is due, Virtus will have sent you an email with retraining instructions for your recertification course. Please follow the prompts to retrain. There is no need to register or create a new account. To check if you need to retrain: log in to your Virtus account: www.virtusonline.org using your login credentials. If you have forgotten your password or your user ID simply click the need Log in help under the existing user. When you are logged in, the help screen will give you all the necessary information you need for training. Ambiente Seguro Para Todos Los Voluntarios Y Personal Del IHM Instrucciones De Reentrenamiento Virtus 30 días antes de que se deba volver a entrenar, Virtus le habrá enviado un correo electrónico con instrucciones de reentrenamiento para su curso de recertificación. Por favor, siga las indicaciones para volver a entrenar. No es necesario registrarse ni crear una nueva cuenta. Para comprobar si necesita volver a entrenarse inicie sesión a virtus al: http://www.virtusonline.org con sus credenciales de inicio de sesión. Si se ha olvidado de su credencial de inicio o su contrasena, simplemente haga un clic en la ayuda de inicio de sesión en el cuadro de usuario existente. Cuando haya iniciado la sesión, la pantalla de Esperanza le proporcionara toda la informacion necesaria que necesita para obtener informacion de capacitacion. IHM Funeral Choir Recruitment The IHM Funeral Choir is looking for singers that would like to participate in this ministry where we sing at the funeral services of our departed brothers and sisters of our community. Funerals are scheduled weekday late morningearly afternoons (Mon-Sat; between 10am-2pm). No regular weekday rehearsals – funeral repertoire remains the same hymnody at funeral services. For more information, please contact Jerome Cuenco at: JCuenco@ihmbrentwood.com 925-634-4154 x112 IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Please do not leave any food in the vestibule of the Church. If you have non-perishable donations, please bring them to the parish office. No perishable items will be taken. Many thanks. Hours of Adoration/Horas de Adoración Hours of Adoration are on Thursdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm with Holy Hour from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. On Fridays, 24 hour Adoration begins at 8:30am and continues until Saturday morning at 7:30am. Pray for an increase in vocations. +++++ Hours of Adoration are on Thursdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm with Holy Hour from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. On Fridays, 24 hour Adoration begins at 8:30am and continues until Saturday morning at 7:30am. Pray for an increase in vocations. Promise: I promise to the soul that visits Me frequently in this Sacrament of Love, that I will receive it affectionately together with all the Blessed and the Angels in Heaven, and that each of its visits will be written down in the Book of its life and I will grant to it. 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.

From the Oakland Diocese:

The Diocese of Oakland warns the public of an ongoing phishing scam involving emails and texts purportedly from Bishop Barber, diocesan priests or parish/Chancery staff. This scam has hit many parishes across the United States, as well as other faith communities… +++++ La Diócesis de Oakland advierte al público de una continua estafa de phishing que involucra correos electrónicos y textos supuestamente del Obispo Barber, sacerdotes diocesanos o personal de la parroquia/cancillería. Esta estafa ha afectado a muchas parroquias de los Estados Unidos, así como a otras comunidades religiosas… Catholic Faith on Demand If you are not already registered with FORMED you are missing many items supported by the Augustine Institute. 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!!!

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