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. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY FEAST DAY Saturday, June 25, 2022 Food - Fun - Entertainment - Games beginning at 12:00pm Followed by Procession of th e Holy Rosary and 5:00pm Mass

Blood Drive Knights of Columbus Council 7467

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 9:00am-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) TEEN SERVICE at VBS VBS - We invite teens grades 7-12 to help out with vacation bible school! Dates are June 20-24th and volunteer times are 8am- 12:30pm. Duties include, small group leaders, game leader, snack helper, check in assistant and arts and crafts helpers. Please contact Julie to sign up at ihmyouthbrentwood@gmail.com. MASS HELPERS MASS -We are looking for assistance at the 5pm Saturday Mass! Duties include, Greeter, Usher, ...and for those Confirmed - Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers. We are asking our young people to help at Mass alongside the adults who already serve. If you are interested in helping or being trained in one of these ministries please contact Julie at ihmyouthbrentwood@gmail.com. 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 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.

St. Vincent de Paul Needs Your Help

St. Vincent de Paul @ IHM is trying to purchase a slightly used van to replace the one we currently have. We received our current van as a wonderful donation from an IHM parishioner, quite some time ago, and it has served us well for quite some time. Now it is where it needs a lot of maintenance/repair work, which is costly. We have been looking for a replacement and received money from the Masino Foundation and the Brentwood Lions Club, to help us purchase a replacement, but need your help as well. Please send any donations to the Church Office marked for St. Vincent de Paul, Van Fund. Your help is greatly appreciated. God Bless you for your support of St. Vincent de Paul @ IHM. 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. Next Sunday will be co- sponsored with the Catholic Daughters. 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. El próximo domingo el desayuno será patrocinado por el grupo de la Catholic Daughterss. 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. May God bless you and keep you safe. Richard and Rita Nahm

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. IN THE WORD... for high school teens and their friends TEENS... We invite you to come explore and see what God's word is saying to you! Do you know how to find inspiration and encouragement in scripture? How can the bible help you get through tough times? How do you look things up and why is the bible even important in our faith? Isn't just praying enough? Come join us as we tackle these questions and more! Come to our series on scripture and how it relates to life! Our series is on-going on Friday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Email Julie for more info ihmyouthbrentwood@gmail.com Family Faith & Fun Day In Santa Cruz Friday July 8th We invite ALL families to join us on this day out together! On Friday July 8th we will be heading to the Shrine of St. Joseph in Santa Cruz for Daily Mass (at 11am) and then off to the beach to spend time in the sun and sand. Please plan now to take a day off work and join us for 11am daily Mass at the Shrine, a quick stop at the Shrine Coffee Shop & gift shop and then head out to enjoy a bring-your-own picnic on the beach. We will be leaving IHM in our own vehicles at 9:00am sharp – or you can simply meet us at the Shrine. All teens/children must be accompanied by a parent - actually, we hope entire families would come for this faith and fun filled day! For more information please call Julie Figueroa at 925-634-4154 ext. 107 or email at: ihmyouthbrentwood@gmail.com. We hope to see you in Santa Cruz! IHM Women's Faith Sharing Group The final spring session of the IHM Women's Faith Sharing Group will be based on the theme of ongoing spiritual conversion and will take place June 2,9, and 16 from 10:00- 11:30 AM in the parish library. Come join us as we explore the conversion experiences of Bartimaeus: The Man Born Blind, The Rich Young Man, The Calling of Matthew, Jonah, and The Woman at the Well with Bishop Robert Barron in a video/discussion format. These were people just like us who were called by Christ to become better. No registration is required, and all women are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Calhoun at:calhoun_sharon@hotmail.com. Come Home To IHM Family Community / Ven a casa a la comunidad familiar de ICM We are not meant to be alone, we are made for community and for communion. One of the most challenging parts of the pandemic was the isolation and separation from others. It was especially hard to be separated from the church community. In the Mass, we are not only joining in prayer with our friends and families, we are joining in prayer with all the angels and saints in Heaven. In Holy Communion, we are joined together with Jesus Christ. In the Mass, we find true community, our true home. If you have been away from Church, if you have been away from Mass, if you have been away from the Eucharist, we invite you home. Do not be afraid, only have faith. Come home. Come be fed. No estamos hechos para estar solos, estamos hechos para la comunidad y para la comunión. Una de las partes más difíciles de la pandemia fue el aislamiento y la separación de los demás. Fue especialmente duro estar separado de la comunidad eclesiástica. En la Misa, no sólo nos unimos en oración con nuestros amigos y familias, sino que nos unimos en oración con todos los ángeles y santos del Cielo. En la Santa Comunión, nos unimos a Jesucristo. En la Misa, encontramos la verdadera comunidad, nuestro verdadero hogar. Si has estado alejado de la Iglesia, si has estado alejado de la Misa, si has estado alejado de la Eucaristía, te invitamos a casa. No tengas miedo, sólo ten fe. Ven a casa. Ven a alimentarte.

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. Text Dale Masino, President of IHM’s SVDP, @901-209-3114 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 May 28th and May 29th 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 May 29, please bring canned fruits. THANK YOU! For the weekend of June 5, please bring canned milk. THANKS! +++ Para el fin de semana del 29 de mayo, por favor traigan frutas enlatadas. GRACIAS! Para el fin de semana del 5 de junio por favor traigan leche enlatada. GRACIAS! 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 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. New Parish Library Hours The Library is now open on Sundays after the 9:00 Mass and on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00. Come and "check out" our books covering a wide range of Catholic topics 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!

The God’s Groundskeepers

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! 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 6:00PM. On Fridays Adoration begins at 8:30AM and continues until 7:30AM on Saturday. +++++ Horas de Adoración son los jueves de 8:30AM a 6:00PM. Adoración los viernes empieza a las 8:30AM y continúa hasta el sábado a las 7:30AM. 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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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. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY FEAST DAY Saturday, June 25, 2022 Food - Fun - Entertainment - Games beginning at 12:00pm Followed by Procession of th e Holy Rosary and 5:00pm Mass

Blood Drive Knights of Columbus Council

7467

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 9:00am-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) TEEN SERVICE at VBS VBS - We invite teens grades 7-12 to help out with vacation bible school! Dates are June 20-24th and volunteer times are 8am- 12:30pm. Duties include, small group leaders, game leader, snack helper, check in assistant and arts and crafts helpers. Please contact Julie to sign up at ihmyouthbrentwood@gmail.com. MASS HELPERS MASS -We are looking for assistance at the 5pm Saturday Mass! Duties include, Greeter, Usher, ...and for those Confirmed - Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers. We are asking our young people to help at Mass alongside the adults who already serve. If you are interested in helping or being trained in one of these ministries please contact Julie at ihmyouthbrentwood@gmail.com. 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 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.

St. Vincent de Paul Needs Your Help

St. Vincent de Paul @ IHM is trying to purchase a slightly used van to replace the one we currently have. We received our current van as a wonderful donation from an IHM parishioner, quite some time ago, and it has served us well for quite some time. Now it is where it needs a lot of maintenance/repair work, which is costly. We have been looking for a replacement and received money from the Masino Foundation and the Brentwood Lions Club, to help us purchase a replacement, but need your help as well. Please send any donations to the Church Office marked for St. Vincent de Paul, Van Fund. Your help is greatly appreciated. God Bless you for your support of St. Vincent de Paul @ IHM. 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. Next Sunday will be co-sponsored with the Catholic Daughters. 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. El próximo domingo el desayuno será patrocinado por el grupo de la Catholic Daughterss. 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. May God bless you and keep you safe. Richard and Rita Nahm

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. IN THE WORD... for high school teens and their friends TEENS... We invite you to come explore and see what God's word is saying to you! Do you know how to find inspiration and encouragement in scripture? How can the bible help you get through tough times? How do you look things up and why is the bible even important in our faith? Isn't just praying enough? Come join us as we tackle these questions and more! Come to our series on scripture and how it relates to life! Our series is on-going on Friday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Email Julie for more info ihmyouthbrentwood@gmail.com Family Faith & Fun Day In Santa Cruz Friday July 8th We invite ALL families to join us on this day out together! On Friday July 8th we will be heading to the Shrine of St. Joseph in Santa Cruz for Daily Mass (at 11am) and then off to the beach to spend time in the sun and sand. Please plan now to take a day off work and join us for 11am daily Mass at the Shrine, a quick stop at the Shrine Coffee Shop & gift shop and then head out to enjoy a bring-your-own picnic on the beach. We will be leaving IHM in our own vehicles at 9:00am sharp – or you can simply meet us at the Shrine. All teens/children must be accompanied by a parent - actually, we hope entire families would come for this faith and fun filled day! For more information please call Julie Figueroa at 925-634-4154 ext. 107 or email at: ihmyouthbrentwood@gmail.com. We hope to see you in Santa Cruz! IHM Women's Faith Sharing Group The final spring session of the IHM Women's Faith Sharing Group will be based on the theme of ongoing spiritual conversion and will take place June 2,9, and 16 from 10:00-11:30 AM in the parish library. Come join us as we explore the conversion experiences of Bartimaeus: The Man Born Blind, The Rich Young Man, The Calling of Matthew, Jonah, and The Woman at the Well with Bishop Robert Barron in a video/discussion format. These were people just like us who were called by Christ to become better. No registration is required, and all women are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Calhoun at:calhoun_sharon@hotmail.com. Come Home To IHM Family Community / Ven a casa a la comunidad familiar de ICM We are not meant to be alone, we are made for community and for communion. One of the most challenging parts of the pandemic was the isolation and separation from others. It was especially hard to be separated from the church community. In the Mass, we are not only joining in prayer with our friends and families, we are joining in prayer with all the angels and saints in Heaven. In Holy Communion, we are joined together with Jesus Christ. In the Mass, we find true community, our true home. If you have been away from Church, if you have been away from Mass, if you have been away from the Eucharist, we invite you home. Do not be afraid, only have faith. Come home. Come be fed. No estamos hechos para estar solos, estamos hechos para la comunidad y para la comunión. Una de las partes más difíciles de la pandemia fue el aislamiento y la separación de los demás. Fue especialmente duro estar separado de la comunidad eclesiástica. En la Misa, no sólo nos unimos en oración con nuestros amigos y familias, sino que nos unimos en oración con todos los ángeles y santos del Cielo. En la Santa Comunión, nos unimos a Jesucristo. En la Misa, encontramos la verdadera comunidad, nuestro verdadero hogar. Si has estado alejado de la Iglesia, si has estado alejado de la Misa, si has estado alejado de la Eucaristía, te invitamos a casa. No tengas miedo, sólo ten fe. Ven a casa. Ven a alimentarte.

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. Text Dale Masino, President of IHM’s SVDP, @901-209-3114 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 May 28th and May 29th 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 May 29, please bring canned fruits. THANK YOU! For the weekend of June 5, please bring canned milk. THANKS! +++ Para el fin de semana del 29 de mayo, por favor traigan frutas enlatadas. GRACIAS! Para el fin de semana del 5 de junio por favor traigan leche enlatada. GRACIAS! 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 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. New Parish Library Hours The Library is now open on Sundays after the 9:00 Mass and on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00. Come and "check out" our books covering a wide range of Catholic topics 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!

The God’s Groundskeepers

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! 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 6:00PM. On Fridays Adoration begins at 8:30AM and continues until 7:30AM on Saturday. +++++ Horas de Adoración son los jueves de 8:30AM a 6:00PM. Adoración los viernes empieza a las 8:30AM y continúa hasta el sábado a las 7:30AM. 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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