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. The office of the parish will be closed The parish office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in Commemoration of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Wishing you and your families a very Happy and Blessed Day on Thanksgiving! La oficina de la parroquia estara cerrada el jueves, 24 de noviembre y el viernes 25 de noviembre en Conmemoracion del Dia de Accion de Gracias. Le deseamos a usds. y sus familias un Feliz y Bendito Dia de Accion de Gracias! 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. 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. Come Join the God’s Groundskeepers ministry Are you looking for a stress-free way to give some of your time and talent to your parish with little training, few if any meetings, and no set time commitment? Do you enjoy light gardening like deadheading roses, trimming small bushes, and weeding? The God’s Groundskeepers ministry is for you! Over the past year, our Church has gone through a “vegetation makeover”, is looking beautiful, and now needs some consistent TLC. We take care of the plants around the Plaza, Church building, and the Meditation Garden. We let the professionals do the rest! The only requirements are that you be a registered parishioner, and be at least 18 years old, or if under 18 attend with a parent. If you are interested, please call Tim at: 925-457-4519 or email or text him at: tguernsey@sbcglobal.net. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

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 Please help us continue supporting our Seminarian! Through your continued generosity we would like to support our adopted Seminarian, Antonio Espinoza, throughout the rest of his Seminarian Education. For our Fall 2022 fundraising efforts we are pleased to announce: Catholic Daughters 2nd Annual Turkey Trot Fundraiser! Turkey Trot Walk-a-Thon Saturday November 19th Veterans Park, Brentwood starting at 9:00 AM Come join in the fun! Join us at Veterans Park and you may see some interesting turkeys walking around! Thank you for this life changing Gift! Proceeds support Antonio Espinoza and our court. Please make your check payable to: Catholic Daughters of the Americas Or Venmo: IHM_CDA_Court_2714 Come and find out why we should tremble with joy at each Holy Mass God exists in the entirety of His creation. But in His divine design He lets us partake of His very nature only in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist. In this class we will look at the scriptural background for the Eucharist. We will find out why the Church teaches that the Eucharist is the “Source and Summit of the Christian faith” (CCC 1324). The class is structured chronologically. Starting with the Old Testament, through the fathers of the Church, to the New Testament. We will review the three principal reasons why Christ instituted the Eucharist. Because in the Eucharist Jesus comes to us fully, this most holy sacrament is God’s perennial offer of love for us. Come and find out why we should tremble with joy at each Holy Mass. Rene Solorzano is a graduate of the Oakland Diocese School for Pastoral Ministry. He also studied five years at Saint Patrick’s seminary. This class will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9 am to 11:00am in Hall C. Please respond to aellenberger@ihmbrentwood.com if you will be attending. -You are invited- Be brought to a personal relationship with Jesus and towards a deeper spirit-filled Christian Life. It is a response to the call of the Holy Father to the New Evangelization. Free of Charge. What: Life in Christ Seminar (LCS) When: Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ IHM Brentwood Time: 2:00 PM Guests Speakers: Fr. Thi Hoang, Fr. Am Cabrias, Dcn Paul Abenoja Click HERE to register online. Our SPRED Ministry is in need of catechists Our SPRED Ministry is in need of catechists. No experience necessary. Just a kind heart and willing to share your faith. Training will be provided. Need to be bilingual but not mandatory. Please get in touch with Linda Kortuem at lkortuem@ihmbrentwood.com. SPRED meets on Tuesdays at 7:00pm and it runs from mid October to end of April. 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

San Vincent de Paul is feeding low-income people

in the greater Brentwood area!

In September, St. Vincent de Paul provided 343 families (1574 people) with food, and that is all because you the parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary donated to our 5th Sunday collections. October has 5 Sundays, so on October 29th/30th there will be a second collection for the St. Vincent de Paul Conference here at Immaculate Heart of Mary. THANK YOU for your generous support! For the weekend of November 20, please bring peanut butter and jelly. THANK YOU! For the weekend of November 27, please bring mac and cheese. THANK YOU! +++ Para el fin de semana del 20 de noviembre, por favor peanut butter and jelly. GRACIAS! Para el fin de semana del 27 de noviembre, por favor traigan macarron y queso. GRACIAS! CANDLES IN THE CHAPEL The only candles that can be used in the Chapel are the ones purchased at the parish office. Store-bought candles will be removed. Thank you! 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.

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 Thanks to customers shopping at smileAmazon.com or using the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned ON, everyday purchases make an impact so far. AmazonSmile has donated: $2,174.71 to Immaculate Heart of Mary 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. Our Library is open Sundays from 10:30am to 2:00pm and Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Come in and “check us out.” Nuestra Libreria esta abrierta los domingos de las 10:30am a las 2:00pm y los miercoles de 3:00pm a 5:00pm. Vengan a visitarnos. 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. The office of the parish will be closed The parish office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in Commemoration of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Wishing you and your families a very Happy and Blessed Day on Thanksgiving! La oficina de la parroquia estara cerrada el jueves, 24 de noviembre y el viernes 25 de noviembre en Conmemoracion del Dia de Accion de Gracias. Le deseamos a usds. y sus familias un Feliz y Bendito Dia de Accion de Gracias! 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. 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. Come Join the God’s Groundskeepers ministry Are you looking for a stress-free way to give some of your time and talent to your parish with little training, few if any meetings, and no set time commitment? Do you enjoy light gardening like deadheading roses, trimming small bushes, and weeding? The God’s Groundskeepers ministry is for you! Over the past year, our Church has gone through a “vegetation makeover”, is looking beautiful, and now needs some consistent TLC. We take care of the plants around the Plaza, Church building, and the Meditation Garden. We let the professionals do the rest! The only requirements are that you be a registered parishioner, and be at least 18 years old, or if under 18 attend with a parent. If you are interested, please call Tim at: 925-457-4519 or email or text him at: tguernsey@sbcglobal.net. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

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 Please help us continue supporting our Seminarian! Through your continued generosity we would like to support our adopted Seminarian, Antonio Espinoza, throughout the rest of his Seminarian Education. For our Fall 2022 fundraising efforts we are pleased to announce: Catholic Daughters 2nd Annual Turkey Trot Fundraiser! Turkey Trot Walk-a-Thon Saturday November 19th Veterans Park, Brentwood starting at 9:00 AM Come join in the fun! Join us at Veterans Park and you may see some interesting turkeys walking around! Thank you for this life changing Gift! Proceeds support Antonio Espinoza and our court. Please make your check payable to: Catholic Daughters of the Americas Or Venmo: IHM_CDA_Court_2714 Come and find out why we should tremble with joy at each Holy Mass God exists in the entirety of His creation. But in His divine design He lets us partake of His very nature only in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist. In this class we will look at the scriptural background for the Eucharist. We will find out why the Church teaches that the Eucharist is the “Source and Summit of the Christian faith” (CCC 1324). The class is structured chronologically. Starting with the Old Testament, through the fathers of the Church, to the New Testament. We will review the three principal reasons why Christ instituted the Eucharist. Because in the Eucharist Jesus comes to us fully, this most holy sacrament is God’s perennial offer of love for us. Come and find out why we should tremble with joy at each Holy Mass. Rene Solorzano is a graduate of the Oakland Diocese School for Pastoral Ministry. He also studied five years at Saint Patrick’s seminary. This class will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9 am to 11:00am in Hall C. Please respond to aellenberger@ihmbrentwood.com if you will be attending. -You are invited- Be brought to a personal relationship with Jesus and towards a deeper spirit-filled Christian Life. It is a response to the call of the Holy Father to the New Evangelization. Free of Charge. What: Life in Christ Seminar (LCS) When: Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ IHM Brentwood Time: 2:00 PM Guests Speakers: Fr. Thi Hoang, Fr. Am Cabrias, Dcn Paul Abenoja Click HERE to register online. Our SPRED Ministry is in need of catechists Our SPRED Ministry is in need of catechists. No experience necessary. Just a kind heart and willing to share your faith. Training will be provided. Need to be bilingual but not mandatory. Please get in touch with Linda Kortuem at lkortuem@ihmbrentwood.com. SPRED meets on Tuesdays at 7:00pm and it runs from mid October to end of April. 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

San Vincent de Paul is feeding low-income

people in the greater Brentwood area!

In September, St. Vincent de Paul provided 343 families (1574 people) with food, and that is all because you the parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary donated to our 5th Sunday collections. October has 5 Sundays, so on October 29th/30th there will be a second collection for the St. Vincent de Paul Conference here at Immaculate Heart of Mary. THANK YOU for your generous support! For the weekend of November 20, please bring peanut butter and jelly. THANK YOU! For the weekend of November 27, please bring mac and cheese. THANK YOU! +++ Para el fin de semana del 20 de noviembre, por favor peanut butter and jelly. GRACIAS! Para el fin de semana del 27 de noviembre, por favor traigan macarron y queso. GRACIAS! CANDLES IN THE CHAPEL The only candles that can be used in the Chapel are the ones purchased at the parish office. Store-bought candles will be removed. Thank you! 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.

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 Thanks to customers shopping at smileAmazon.com or using the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned ON, everyday purchases make an impact so far. AmazonSmile has donated: $2,174.71 to Immaculate Heart of Mary 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. Our Library is open Sundays from 10:30am to 2:00pm and Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Come in and “check us out.” Nuestra Libreria esta abrierta los domingos de las 10:30am a las 2:00pm y los miercoles de 3:00pm a 5:00pm. Vengan a visitarnos. 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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