Welcome to

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

in Ramona, CA


Maybe you grew up Catholic.
Maybe you think of yourself as Catholic.
Maybe you haven’t been to church in a while.
Or, you are worried that you won’t be welcomed here.
And maybe it feels awkward and scary to take that first step.
Question. Doubts. Yearning, but not sure for what.

We get it. We’ve been there. Now we are here.
Maybe God is calling you, too. Just as you are!

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Are you thinking of becoming Catholic?

The Catholic Church welcomes your interest in our Church. The initiation process has been a blessing for the Church. Those in the Catholic faith community speak of the renewal of their own faith, as they witness to those engaged in the initiation process, prepare to become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church.

Please drop in at the Seton Center on  Mondays at 6:30pm for an hour. Come hear why becoming a Catholic is such a gift! During the summer, there will be a personal witness with some teaching each week. Contact Fr. Ed if you are interested.

July 9 Charity Carmen Hayes

July 16 Community Nola Burger

July 23 Faith Nick Modrow

July 30 Forgiveness Stephen & Maricruz Martinez

August 6 God Ed Israel

August 13 Mary Darleen Coco

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IHM Youth Group Summer Events

Faith Formation of Children & Youth


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Summer Prayer

Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer! Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight. Thank You for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation. Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family, and for the more casual pace of the summer season. Draw me closer to You this summer.Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing. Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence and light my path with Your Word and Counsel. As I enjoy Your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You. Amen.

Prayers to Class of 2018!

We are so proud of you!

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High School Youth:

All incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are invited to Youth Ministry on Tuesday, July 3rd for Movie Night under the Stars! We will be seeing I Can Only Imagine. Bring your chair, light sweater, and a snack. Time 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

Please contact Veronica (760) 484-3246 for release forms and more information.

Do you feel called to serve our Children’s Faith Formation, Middle School Youth Group or High School Youth Group? The Holy Spirit will guide you through the training and support of your stewardship with young people! If you are interested in serving our young disciples! Contact Tammy 619-851-5428, Jonathan & Rebecca 760-960-1303 or Veronica 760-484-3246


Registration for the Faith Formation school-year 2018-19 opens July 1st!

Youth Choir Practice for 9:30am Our next Youth-friendly Mass is Sunday, July 8th. All 6th through 12th graders are invited to get involved and praise Jesus through music. Musicians and singers are needed! Practice is Saturday, June 16th at 10-11:30am in the church.

Confirmation Readiness Interviews All Youth planning on receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in May/June of 2019 please schedule a readiness appointment with Tammy 619-851-5428. Bring your service activities you have been doing. We will chat about being Catholic. Do not worry, let’s just see what you know about our faith!

Entrevistas de preparación para la Confirmación Todos los jóvenes que planean recibir el sacramento de la Confirmación en Mayo / Junio de 2019, programen una cita de preparación con Tammy 619-851-5428. Por favor traigan sus actividades de servicio que han estado haciendo. Hablaremos sobre ser católico. ¡No te preocupes, solo veamos lo que sabes sobre nuestra fe!

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Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School

IHM VBS is Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 from 9am - noon for children Pre-K through 5th grade. 6th -

12th grade youth are welcome as volunteers and leaders.

Cost is $25 per child and includes T-shirt. Register online on the link below. or come into the Faith Formation office Tuesday - Thursday, 11-5pm. Come join the fun!


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Youth Group Volunteers Needed! We Need You! Yes You!

What you do matters! Jesus smiles when he sees your ministry. You pass on faith and hope to a future adult . You change the world one teen at a time. Teens are counting on you. If not you, then who? God has called you. Sign up TODAY to use your gifts to serve our Lord, and our teens through IHM Youth Ministry. An excellent Youth Ministry requires volunteers. Volunteers needs are wide range of gifts     and skills (administrative, chaperones, drivers, fundraising, hospitality, help with small group discussions/projects and ect…). For additional information and sign up contact:

Veronica Brewster at (760) 484-3246.

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Steubenville West IHM high school teens are invited to attend this amazing youth conference on July 13- 15 held at the University of Tucson in Arizona. Join us for a weekend of engaging liturgies, inspiring music, challenging talks and overwhelming joy. Early registration is $275 each, after April 1 the cost is $350. Payment plan is available. Details and sign up with Veronica with a $75 non-refundable deposit.

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2018 Spring Rummage Sale

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Rummage Sale Thank You

Carl Reese wishes to thank all the Rummage Sale contributors, workers, and shoppers. This sale resulted in over $4,000.00 of money which will be used for church expenses.

Thanks to Richard and Maria Guerrero, Charlie and Martha Johnson, Gloria Savedra and son, Martha and Marcia Villonueva,Larry Untiedt, Caroline Hood, Gregoria Carrillo, Peggy Kershek, Anna Graham, Martha Stevenson, Patricia Mumford


Save the Date

Our H2H Women’s Retreat has been scheduled for Saturday, September 29th

this year. It will be held from 8 am until 5 pm in the Social Center.

The cost will be $30/per person which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

We have two wonderful speakers lined up and activities planned.

More information to follow. Mark your calendars.

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Bishop Gilberto Chavez



Will be held next Friday, July 6th in the Daily Mass Chapel. It will begin after the

8:30 am Mass and last until 10:00 pm.

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Steubenville West Youth Conference


Congratulations to our Newly Confirmed!


Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen. Thank you to all who made this an inspiring year filled with the Holy Spirit! Pictures are available on Facebook in the IHM Youth Group and in the IHM Faith Formation pages. Be sure to join our pages!

Congratulations to those who made their 1st Communion

Saint of the Day

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2018 ACA

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ACA Updated figures

Annual Catholic Appeal (as of 6/4/18)

Goal = $24,000

Total Pledge = $26,126.00

Total Received = $17,968.00

Thank you for all those who have made a ACA pledge this year. 

RCIA 2018 Adult Elect & Candidates

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Annual Stewardship Directory

“Over the next few weeks, we will be working on setting up new advertisements for businesses in our annual Stewardship Directory booklet. If you are interested in learning more about placing an ad in our Directory, please contact Travis Lawmaster at 760.270.8545, or by email at tlawmaster@4Lpi.com. Placing an ad in our Directory raises visibility for your business in the community, and functions as a charitable donation to the parish also, which helps us tremendously. We thank all of our current and future advertisers for their support, and encourage our parish members to patronize their businesses.”

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Daily Meditations

July 16, 2018 – Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Jesus: A Cause of Division/The Conditions of Discipleship/Rewards Matthew 10:34-11:1 Jesus’ words are harsh. The demands of discipleship are extreme. Jesus tells his disciples that the challenges they face may well include family division. No relationship, even that of blood relatives, should come before their relationship with him. Prayer: I ask that you help my family understand when in ministry and in life I am sometimes called away from them to serve you by serving others.

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July 15, 2018 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Mission of the Twelve Mark 6:7-13 Jesus summons, teaches, and then sends the disciples out. He gives them detailed instructions that include what to do in the event they are rejected. They are to remain completely dependent on God’s care. Prayer: Your mission lives on as you summon, teach, and send us forth. To be your hands and your feet in this small corner of the earth you created is truly a gift for which I am so grateful.

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July 14, 2018 – Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Coming Persecutions/Courage under Persecution Matthew 10: 24-33 Jesus gives three points as encouragement to his disciples, each beginning with the words “Do not be afraid.” The kingdom of God will come, and the unbelievers will be revealed. Those who oppose you may destroy your body but not your soul. You will be judged by your fidelity to the mission. Prayer: May we listen to your words of comfort and consolation and believe that you will strengthen us in the best of times and sustain us in the worst of times.

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Learning About The Priesthood

On Saturday, July 14, 2018 the Diocese of San Diego is hosting an Explorer Day

for those men who are interested in exploring a possible vocation to the priesthood.

The day will be held at St.Francis Center on the campus of the University of San Diego from 8:30 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m.

If living a life of service for Christ and the people of God is attractive to you, take advantage of the

opportunity to attend this upcoming Explorer Day. Pick up an application at your parish office or call Fr. Lauro Minimo at St. Francis Center at (619) 291-7446.




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Catholic News from the USCCB

Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities USA Lend Their Support to Catholic Charities Agencies Reuniting Families

 WASHINGTON—The Migration and Refugee Services of

USCCB and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) today issued the following statement

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Lucas Koach Named as Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

 WASHINGTON—Lucas Koach has been appointed as Director

of the Office of International Justice and Peace for the United States

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Pope Francis Names Bishop Oscar Cantú as Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose

 WASHINGTON— Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Oscar Cantú as

Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose, California. Bishop Cantú was up until now Bishop

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Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

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There is something fierce about the mother of Christ.

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Giving Up Spirituality for a Life of Religious Abundance

Tyler Blanski’s “An Immovable Feast” will prove to be one of the great conversion stories of our “spiritual but not religious” culture.

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Social Media and Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Our time spent on social media is time spent looking for love.

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Catholic Relief Services

Volunteering With Farmer to Farmer—A Family Affair

by Ryan Ringuette Volunteering has (accidentally) become my family’s tradition. Both my father and mother are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Morocco and Nepal), and both my sister and I are current Peace Corps Volunteers (Paraguay and Uganda). Additionally, my recently retired father volunteers with the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program (F2F). F2F leverages the expertise of US […]

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Prayers for Peru

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Peru as they endure hardships brought about by heavy rains, flooding and mudslides. Light a candle and join us in prayer at the CRS Virtual Votive Chapel.         There are significant needs in the Diocese of Chulucanas (Province of Piura)—made worse by the continuing rain. A […]

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The Visual Aids of Salvation

By The Most Rev. Thomas Wenski Editor’s Note: At the recent meeting of the CRS Board of Directors—the USCCB-appointed group of bishops, religious, and laity tasked with governing and supporting the work of CRS—Archbishop Thomas Wenski (Miami) celebrated mass for his fellow bishops, board members and CRS staff.  What follows is his homily.  The “Charmaine” he […]

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Vatican News

Surprise! Pope Francis unexpectedly celebrates Vatican wedding

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2018 / 04:22 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis surprised wedding guests Saturday when he unexpectedly celebrated a marriage being held at a small chapel in the Vatican Gardens.

“Look who came as a surprise! Pope Francis is always surprising!” said Brazilian Fr. Omar Reposo on his Instagram account.

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Read Vatican guide to consecrated virginity with discernment, canonist says

Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2018 / 01:56 pm (CNA).- A new Vatican instruction on the role of consecrated virginity has drawn criticism from an American group, which says that a key paragraph of the document could lead to confusion. At issue is whether entering the Church’s “order of virgins” requires that women actually be virgins.

On July 4, the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life made public Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago, an instruction about consecrated virginity in the Church.

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Love is the heart of doctrine on family, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2018 / 11:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a message to Antillean youth, Pope Francis said love is the core of the Church's doctrine on the family, which is something every young person is responsible for carrying forward.

To understand what this love means, the pope urged young people to both read and study chapter four of his 2016 post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, which is dedicated to “Love in Marriage.”

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Catholic Exchange

The 20 Things Guardian Angels Do for Us

Imagine you had a bodyguard who was always with you. He did all the usual bodyguard things like protecting you from danger, warding off assailants, and generally keeping you safe in all situations. But he also did more than this: he offered you moral guidance, helped you become a stronger person, and led you to […]

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Christ Heals – And Also Revitalizes

Each Mass, Catholics remind ourselves of the centurion’s humbleness. “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you. But only say the word, and my soul shall be healed.” Those who are able to worthily take Communion then receive the Lord’s Body. What does healing mean, in this case? Speaking only for myself, I’ve always thought […]

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The Childlike Appeal of Classic Murder Mysteries

The romance of the police force is thus the whole romance of man. It is based on the fact that morality is the most dark and daring of conspiracies. — G.K. Chesterton “Just what kind of movies do you like?” We were sitting around the dinner table discussing cinematic tastes. Katharine, my youngest, was being a bit evasive; Benedict, […]

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Mass Times

5:00 pm (English)

7:30 am (English)
9:30 am (English)
11:30 am (Spanish)

Monday - Friday 8:00 am
Fourth Thursday 6:30pm (Spanish)

Lauds (Morning Prayer): Tuesdays at 7:40am

Holy Days:
8am (English)
7pm (Bilingual)

Saturday at 3:30 pm or by appointment*

*To make an appointment, please contact the Parish Office 760-789-0583.


Office Hours

Main Office Hours:

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 – 5:00 pm

8:30 – 11:30 am

Closed on holidays

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church