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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New Hours for the Faith Formation Office

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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am-3pm, and 4-8pm at the Seton Center

Friday 8:30-11:30 am at the Parish Office

Summer Prayer

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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.

Junior Youth and High School Youth: Living summer… with Christ!

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All incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders (and friends) are invited to Youth Ministry on Friday, July 27th for Ice Skating and dinner at In ‘n’ Out.

We will be leaving the Seton Center at 6:30pm. Ice Skating is $5.00, and In ‘n’ Out is on average $7-$9. Please contact Veronica (760) 484-3246 for release forms, to RSVP and more information.


Registration for the Faith Formation 2018-19 School Year has opened!

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Early Registration is through July 31st and provides a discount on tuition. Regular registration begins August 1st, and Faith Formation classes and Youth Groups start up again in September. As always, payment plans are available, and we will soon be offering registration online for your convenience!





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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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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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Grief Share

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GriefShare is a special 13 week video and discussion seminar for those grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where you can be around others who also know the pain of loss. At GriefShare, you will learn valuable information that will help you walk through this most difficult time.

The new 13 week session of GriefShare begins on Monday, August 13th, 2018, 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm, Mountain View Community Church at the corner of Ash and Highway 78 in Ramona. For more information, please call

Karen @ 760-805-5722, Ina @ 760-789-4798 or Vicki @ 760-518-9853


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House arrest for Australian archbishop convicted of not reporting abuse

Adelaide, Australia, Aug 14, 2018 / 11:17 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

An Australian court ruled Tuesday that Archbishop Philip Wilson, who was convicted in May of failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse disclosed to him in the 1970s, will serve his 12-month sentence under house arrest.

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Cardinal Tagle: Flood victims can find support in Catholic Church

Manila, Philippines, Aug 14, 2018 / 10:35 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

Catholic parishes and assistance centers are ready to help victims of

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Monks arrested over suspected murder of Coptic Orthodox bishop

Cairo, Egypt, Aug 13, 2018 / 12:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

Egyptian police have arrested two men, one a monk and one a former monk, over the death last month of Bishop Epiphanius, the abbot of St. Macarius Monastery.

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Integrating our Catholic Faith with our Daily lives

Celebrating the Assumption of Mary

On August 15th of each Liturgical Year, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the United States, the Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation unless it  falls on a Saturday or Monday, in which case the precept to attend Mass is abrogated: “Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, [...]

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Keeping Love Loving and Open to God

On July 25, the Church marks the fiftieth anniversary of the most reviled and rejected magisterial document of all time. Many papal encyclicals remain unread, others are perused and ignored, but Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae was pervasively condemned and opposed. This antipathy came not only from predictable sources, like radical secularists, sexual revolutionaries and anti-Catholic Christians, but also from remarkably [...]

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Daily Quote — from St. Maximilian Kolbe

“If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe) The Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894 – 1941) is August 14. Please share on social media. Print this entry

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Congratulations to those who made their 1st Communion

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!

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

August 15, 2018 – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mass During the Day

Mary Visits Elizabeth/The Canticle of Mary Luke 1:39-56 Elizabeth greets Mary with words of joy and thanksgiving for Mary’s presence but more importantly for her “yes” to God. Mary gives glory to God for all the blessings she has received. Both women exude humility and grace. Prayer: Holy Mother, in the face of the unknown, you gave yourself fully to God.

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August 14, 2018 – Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

The Greatest in the Kingdom/The Parable of the Lost Sheep Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 In a society focused on status and position, the disciples ask their question about the greatest in God’s kingdom. In response Jesus points to a lowly child, one without status. He also talks about a sinner, one who has gone astray. Just as the shepherd seeks his lost sheep, the Father seeks and welcomes the return of those lost to sin. Prayer: Even at my worst I am not lost in your eyes. As insignificant as I might feel, I still have value.

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August 13, 2018 – Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The Second Prediction of the Passion/Payment of the Temple Tax Matthew 17:22-27 This second prediction is clearly understood by the disciples as evidenced by their being “overwhelmed with grief.” A question is put to Peter concerning Jesus’ payment of the temple tax. Jesus did pay the tax to be respectful and not to cause additional conflict with the authorities. They clearly would not understand his reason for exemption. Prayer: I look to you as one in the world but not of the world. It is a difficult balance, so I lean on you to guide me in doing what is right.

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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

President of U.S. Bishops' Conference and Committee Chairman Response to Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report


Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is hosting a series of meetings this week responding to the broader

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Domestic Justice Chairman Welcomes Change in Catechism Calling for Abolition of the Death Penalty


the publication of the revised section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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President of U.S. Bishops Conference Issues Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures on Part of Church Leaders

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of

Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic

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Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

Mary, the Echo of God

The summit and consummation of everything holy.

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How St. Maximillian Kolbe Led People into Relationship with God

The power of the witness of today's saint.

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Love and “The Greatest Showman”

The greatest show on Earth.

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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

Pope Francis entrusts those who are suffering to the Virgin Mary

Vatican City, Aug 15, 2018 / 07:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, Pope Francis entrusted any person who is suffering, in mind or body, to the care of the Mother of God.

Invoking “Mary, Consoler of the afflicted,” the pope entrusted to her “the anguish and torment of those who, in so many parts of the world, suffer in body and spirit.”

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Pope names long-time Vatican diplomat as deputy of Secretariat of State

Vatican City, Aug 15, 2018 / 04:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Wednesday named Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, a member of the Vatican diplomatic corps for over 25 years, the ‘sostituto,’ or ‘substitute,’ of the Secretariat of State.

Apostolic nuncio to Mozambique since 2015, Pena will start in the position of substitute Oct. 15, according to a Vatican statement Aug. 15.

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Fight evil with action – not apathy, Francis says

Vatican City, Aug 12, 2018 / 05:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It is not enough for Catholics to not do bad things, they must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told young people and others in St. Peter’s Square Sunday.

“If we do not oppose evil, we feed it tacitly. It is necessary to intervene where evil spreads; because evil spreads where there are no daring Christians who oppose with good, ‘walking in love,’ according to the warning of St. Paul,” the pope said Aug. 12.

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Catholic Exchange

To Prevent Gossip, Think Before Speaking

In Al-Anon, I heard an acronym that spelled the word “think.” Each letter represented some aspect of courtesy that must be fulfilled before speaking. T was, “Is it thoughtful?” H represented “honest,” while I was “intelligent.” N meant “necessary,” and K was “kind.” It’s a perfect way to pause before we speak, because we can […]

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Five Gems of Mary’s Assumption

Our celebration of the Marian Solemnity of the Assumption may be more joyously observed by rediscovering the gems contained in the apostolic constitution, Defining the Dogma of the Assumption. Pope Pius XII signed the document that defined the Assumption of Mary as dogma on November 1, 1950. The world has changed drastically since that era […]

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of […]

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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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