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. Please note / Tenga en cuenta We will not have Adoration this week on Thursday, November 25 or Friday, or November 26. No Habra adoracion esta semana el jueves 25 de noviembre o viernes 26 de noviembre. Nights of Reflections at IHM We are having Nights of Reflections at IHM on December 2nd., at 7:00pm in English and on December 9 at 7:00pm in Spanish in the Church. We look forward to seeing you! +++ Tendremos Noches de Reflecciones en ICM el 2 de diciembre a las 7:00pm en Ingles y el 9 de diciembre a las 7:00pm en Espanol en la Iglesia. Nos gustaria verlos en esos dias. Important Announcement/Anuncio The photos that were placed in the vestibule of the church of your loved ones for All Souls day need to be removed by no later than November 30th. After that date, please come to the office to pick them up. Thanks you! +++ Las fotos que fueraon puestas en el vestibulo de la Iglesia de sus seres queridos para el Dia de Los Difuntos tienen que ser recogidas a mas yardar para el 30 de noviembre. Despues de esa fecha por favor vengan a la oficina a ecogerlas.Muchas gracias! No word but THANKS No word but THANKS to all who had been part of the recently concluded Marian Conference. The spiritual event might have ended, but the journey continues! To all the clergy, lay women and men, young and full of wisdom, your prayers and collaboration are truly appreciated. To our sponsors, your generosity ensures that we are able to carry out what we have envisioned this Conference to be. Conference pictures are available to view at the parish website under “News” Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (ihmbrentwood.com). Mark your calendars for October 7-8, 2022 for the next Marian Conference where “With Mary, We Rejoice in God’s Grace”. 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. Masks / Mascaras Masks are mandated while in Church regardless of vaccination status.. Es mandatoio usar mascaras cuando estan en la iglesia independientemente del estado de vacunación.

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. LIBRARY HOURS The Library will not be open during he month of November, 2021. WANTED! Ushers needed at all English masses and, equally important, we need men and women to assist the Ushers with Collections and Communion Guides. Please volunteer and check in with your Head Usher upon arrival at the mass time you attend to let them know that you are available. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Message from St. Vincent de Paul @ IHM PLEASE do not drop off clothing at the Hall or the Church. There is a St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Brentwood. When those who come to us for assistance need clothing, we give them a voucher to the Thrift Store so they can go and choose from a wide selection of clothing for their family at no cost to them. If you have not visited the new SVdP Thrift Store yet – do it soon. You will be in for a very pleasant surprise. Great values in a clean, bright, and attractive setting. They do take donations of clothing, but because they have limited storage space, they only take two bags per household, and DO NOT take any donations on Tuesday. We appreciate your cooperation. Have a Blessed Day. Scripture 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. Fridays, beginning October 1, from 3:30PM to 4:45pm our scripture study will be in the library. Our facilitator, Dr. Allan Steinhardt, will go over background on text 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. Masks required.

From 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. For the present time, we only need one Greeter at the Front Door to welcome people back to Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Greeter will follow the protocol established by the County which includes wearing a mask and not exchanging handshakes or other physical contact. Each attendee will pick up their own Bulletin. If you are interested in volunteering to help in this Ministry, please call Carol Smith, Greeter Coordinator, at 925-390-6980. Women’s Faith Sharing/Bible Study Women's Faith Sharing Bible Study, will resume Thursday, Oct.7 and meet for 12 Thursdays, till Dec.30, 2021.(except Nov.25, Thanksgiving.) Gatherings to be held in the Library, 10:00-11:30am. Masks required as usual. We will be using a DVD series from the St. Paul Center, Scott Hahn, "Genesis to Jesus." Available from this sight, is the participant workbook for $25.00. This workbook is useful, but totally optional, and not necessary to attend the program. For further information, please call Ethel Reber at (925)513-7359. IHM Crafters IHM Crafters would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who generously supported our Holiday Boutique. In addition to our Crafter’s wonderful handiwork, we would to like thank those that donated their crafts to the boutique. We would also like to thank husbands and parish members that assisted with the set up and take down of the boutique. All the funds raised at the boutique are donated to IHM. Our group meets every Tuesday at 10 am in the Hall and we would like invite other crafters to join. 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. Note from the Librarian Thanks for past donations of books for the IHM Library; however, at the present time, we are not accepting any books with the exception of Catholic titles in good condition.

St. Vincent de Paul continues to serve the poor

St. Vincent de Paul Society has three essential elements: Spirituality , 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. Text Dale Masino, President of SVdP @ IHM at 910-209-3114 to let him know you are interested. Of course, so we can serve people, we do need funds. 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. Your donation makes you a partner in the help we provide the less fortunate. Thanks Partner, and God Bless you for your generosity. For the weekend of November 28, 2021, please bring canned milk. THANK YOU! For the weekend of December 5, 2021 please bring canned vegetables. THANK YOU! +++ Para el fin de semana del 28 de noviembre, 2021 por favor traigan leche enlatada. GRACIAS! Para el fin de semana del 5 de diciembre 2021 por favor traigan vegetales enlatados. GRACIAS!

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. WIDOW AND WIDOWERS Widow and widower grief support group from IHM Church meets every Thursday from 5-6:15 at IHM Church, 500 Fairview, Brentwood, CA. Open to all. We meet in the library. Masks required. Come and learn how to find a new normal as you walk the grief trail with others experiencing the same loss. Also monthly potlucks held for group. Contact Mary Ann Smith at 925 240-1706 or Sandy Heinisch at 925 513. 3412 for more information. 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

New Ministry! Come Join!

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” and is looking beautiful but 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 text him at tguernsey@sbcglobal.net. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

Please Help

We are in need of 6 volunteers per mass to help. Help with seeing all wear face masks properly during Mass After mass Wipe down pews Santiize restrooms Wipe baskets Wipe door knobs Secure blue tape Please contact George Verrett at: verretg@gmail.com 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. Hours of Adoration/Horas de Adoración Hours of Adoration are on Thursdays from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. On Fridays, Adoration begins at 9:00am and continues until 4:00PM. Adoration on the first Friday of each month is from 9:00am-9:00pm. Horas de Adoración son los jueves de 9:00AM a 6:00PM. Adoración los viernes empieza a las 9:00AM y continúa hasta las 4:00PM. Adoracion el primer Viernes de cada mes es de 9:00am a 9:00pm. 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. For more information, please call Ralph at 925-437-3509.

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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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. Please note / Tenga en cuenta We will not have Adoration this week on Thursday, November 25 or Friday, or November 26. No Habra adoracion esta semana el jueves 25 de noviembre o viernes 26 de noviembre. Nights of Reflections at IHM We are having Nights of Reflections at IHM on December 2nd., at 7:00pm in English and on December 9 at 7:00pm in Spanish in the Church. We look forward to seeing you! +++ Tendremos Noches de Reflecciones en ICM el 2 de diciembre a las 7:00pm en Ingles y el 9 de diciembre a las 7:00pm en Espanol en la Iglesia. Nos gustaria verlos en esos dias. Important Announcement/Anuncio The photos that were placed in the vestibule of the church of your loved ones for All Souls day need to be removed by no later than November 30th. After that date, please come to the office to pick them up. Thanks you! +++ Las fotos que fueraon puestas en el vestibulo de la Iglesia de sus seres queridos para el Dia de Los Difuntos tienen que ser recogidas a mas yardar para el 30 de noviembre. Despues de esa fecha por favor vengan a la oficina a ecogerlas.Muchas gracias! No word but THANKS No word but THANKS to all who had been part of the recently concluded Marian Conference. The spiritual event might have ended, but the journey continues! To all the clergy, lay women and men, young and full of wisdom, your prayers and collaboration are truly appreciated. To our sponsors, your generosity ensures that we are able to carry out what we have envisioned this Conference to be. Conference pictures are available to view at the parish website under “News” Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (ihmbrentwood.com). Mark your calendars for October 7-8, 2022 for the next Marian Conference where “With Mary, We Rejoice in God’s Grace”. 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. Masks / Mascaras Masks are mandated while in Church regardless of vaccination status.. Es mandatoio usar mascaras cuando estan en la iglesia independientemente del estado de vacunación.

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. LIBRARY HOURS The Library will not be open during he month of November, 2021. WANTED! Ushers needed at all English masses and, equally important, we need men and women to assist the Ushers with Collections and Communion Guides. Please volunteer and check in with your Head Usher upon arrival at the mass time you attend to let them know that you are available. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Message from St. Vincent de Paul @ IHM PLEASE do not drop off clothing at the Hall or the Church. There is a St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Brentwood. When those who come to us for assistance need clothing, we give them a voucher to the Thrift Store so they can go and choose from a wide selection of clothing for their family at no cost to them. If you have not visited the new SVdP Thrift Store yet – do it soon. You will be in for a very pleasant surprise. Great values in a clean, bright, and attractive setting. They do take donations of clothing, but because they have limited storage space, they only take two bags per household, and DO NOT take any donations on Tuesday. We appreciate your cooperation. Have a Blessed Day. Scripture 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. Fridays, beginning October 1, from 3:30PM to 4:45pm our scripture study will be in the library. Our facilitator, Dr. Allan Steinhardt, will go over background on text 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. Masks required.

From 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. For the present time, we only need one Greeter at the Front Door to welcome people back to Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Greeter will follow the protocol established by the County which includes wearing a mask and not exchanging handshakes or other physical contact. Each attendee will pick up their own Bulletin. If you are interested in volunteering to help in this Ministry, please call Carol Smith, Greeter Coordinator, at 925-390-6980. Women’s Faith Sharing/Bible Study Women's Faith Sharing Bible Study, will resume Thursday, Oct.7 and meet for 12 Thursdays, till Dec.30, 2021.(except Nov.25, Thanksgiving.) Gatherings to be held in the Library, 10:00-11:30am. Masks required as usual. We will be using a DVD series from the St. Paul Center, Scott Hahn, "Genesis to Jesus." Available from this sight, is the participant workbook for $25.00. This workbook is useful, but totally optional, and not necessary to attend the program. For further information, please call Ethel Reber at (925)513-7359. IHM Crafters IHM Crafters would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who generously supported our Holiday Boutique. In addition to our Crafter’s wonderful handiwork, we would to like thank those that donated their crafts to the boutique. We would also like to thank husbands and parish members that assisted with the set up and take down of the boutique. All the funds raised at the boutique are donated to IHM. Our group meets every Tuesday at 10 am in the Hall and we would like invite other crafters to join. 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. Note from the Librarian Thanks for past donations of books for the IHM Library; however, at the present time, we are not accepting any books with the exception of Catholic titles in good condition.

St. Vincent de Paul continues to serve the

poor

St. Vincent de Paul Society has three essential elements: Spirituality , 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. Text Dale Masino, President of SVdP @ IHM at 910- 209-3114 to let him know you are interested. Of course, so we can serve people, we do need funds. 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. Your donation makes you a partner in the help we provide the less fortunate. Thanks Partner, and God Bless you for your generosity. For the weekend of November 28, 2021, please bring canned milk. THANK YOU! For the weekend of December 5, 2021 please bring canned vegetables. THANK YOU! +++ Para el fin de semana del 28 de noviembre, 2021 por favor traigan leche enlatada. GRACIAS! Para el fin de semana del 5 de diciembre 2021 por favor traigan vegetales enlatados. GRACIAS!

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. WIDOW AND WIDOWERS Widow and widower grief support group from IHM Church meets every Thursday from 5-6:15 at IHM Church, 500 Fairview, Brentwood, CA. Open to all. We meet in the library. Masks required. Come and learn how to find a new normal as you walk the grief trail with others experiencing the same loss. Also monthly potlucks held for group. Contact Mary Ann Smith at 925 240-1706 or Sandy Heinisch at 925 513. 3412 for more information. 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

New Ministry! Come Join!

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” and is looking beautiful but 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 text him at tguernsey@sbcglobal.net. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

Please Help

We are in need of 6 volunteers per mass to help. Help with seeing all wear face masks properly during Mass After mass Wipe down pews Santiize restrooms Wipe baskets Wipe door knobs Secure blue tape Please contact George Verrett at: verretg@gmail.com 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. Hours of Adoration/Horas de Adoración Hours of Adoration are on Thursdays from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. On Fridays, Adoration begins at 9:00am and continues until 4:00PM. Adoration on the first Friday of each month is from 9:00am-9:00pm. Horas de Adoración son los jueves de 9:00AM a 6:00PM. Adoración los viernes empieza a las 9:00AM y continúa hasta las 4:00PM. Adoracion el primer Viernes de cada mes es de 9:00am a 9:00pm. 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. For more information, please call Ralph at 925-437-3509.

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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