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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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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Junior Youth and High School Youth:

Let’s celebrate the start of summer… with Christ! All incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to Boomers (El Cajon) with the Junior Youth Ministry on June 19th from 11am-4pm.

Parent drivers needed, please contact Rebecca (760) 960-1303 for more information. All incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are invited to the beach on Tuesday, June 19th from 10am - 4pm. Parent drivers needed, please contact Veronica (760) 484-3246 for 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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SAVE THE DATE! Splash Canyon VBS Join us this summer for IHM Vacation Bible School the week of Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, 2018! VBS is for children going into Ist through 6th grade. Middle and High School youth are welcome as volunteers and leaders. Cost is $25 per child and includes T-shirt. 

Follow link to register: https://ihmramona.weshareonline.org/VBS2018

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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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Drop off dates are Sunday, June 10th through Thursday, June 14th from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm in the Social Center.

The Rummage Sale will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15th through June 17th.

We are not accepting TV’s unless they are flat screens. They do not sell. Please do not bring items in early. We have no place to store them.

Please call Carl Reese for further information at 909-802-0395.

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We are pleased to welcome Father Gerry Aman, SJ to share his story in the missions during all the masses on June 16 and June 17. Please be prepared to listen and sup- port as the message of mission, evangeli- zation, loving service and hope is shared. The proceeds from this Mission appeal are used to directly support the missionary, the organization and the people they serve. Your generous donation unites you as a missionary to our brothers and sisters around the world who need our help.

Bishop Gilberto Chavez

CPR Class

There will be a CPR refresher course at IHM on Thursday, June 14 in the Seton Center from 10 am-1 pm. The cost is $35.00/person paid in advance. Sign up by calling Mary Alice Staggs at 760-443- 0067 or 760-789-0749. We are so very fortunate to have an AED in the Mother’s Room, and having several persons trained in its use for each Mass is important for everyone’s well being.

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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

June 18, 2018 – Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Teaching about Retaliation Matthew 5:38-42 The fifth antithesis deals with the Old Testament law of retaliation, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” Jesus says to resist even proportionate retaliation in an effort to stop the cycle of revenge. To “turn the other cheek” rather than fighting back is a peaceful challenge that a disciple must exhibit with the hope of bringing out the best in others. Prayer: It’s often difficult to choose the “high road.” I have only to remember that it is your road, Lord.

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June 17, 2018 – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Seed Grows of Itself/The Mustard Seed Mark 4:26-34 The kingdom of God is likened to the seed and its innate ability to grow. Even the smallest seed will flourish and become a bush with branches large enough to provide shade and shelter for the birds. Jesus spoke in parables to help the people understand his message. Prayer: I realize that I must do all I can to provide circumstances in which your kingdom will grow. I am not capable of doing that without you. Come, Holy Spirit.

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June 16, 2018 – Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Teaching about Oaths Matthew 5:33-37 The taking of oaths is the subject of this antithesis from the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus simply tells his disciples to be honest and straightforward. To tell the truth is an expression of love. Prayer: It seems the world thrives on falsehood and dishonesty. It is sometimes difficult to speak the truth. When what we say and do is rooted in love, it is the right way, your way.

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Catholic News from the USCCB

Bishops Vote on Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, Revisions to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, and Action Items at June General Assembly


Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved several action items today at

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U.S. Bishops Hear Updates on V National Encuentro, Share the Journey Campaign, Synod on Young People and World Youth Day at Annual Spring General Assembly


Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), gathering June 13-14 in Fort

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President of U.S. Bishops Conference Appoints Three New Members of National Review Board for the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People

FT. LAUDERDALE — Three new members

have been appointed to serve on the National Review Board (NRB) by Cardinal

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Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

Gloom in the Time of Oculus

Why, in the age of amazing technology like iPhones and virtual reality, do people feel so hopeless and sad?

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Eat Books

Tolle, lege!

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Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, and the Mysteries Before Us All

The mystery of suicide is intrinsically tied into mysteries of suffering and 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

Pope Francis: God works in mysterious ways – trust him

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2018 / 03:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis compared the action of grace to the growth of seeds planted in a garden, saying God often works in ways that are both unknown and surprising, but which always bring fruit, and because of this it is important to always trust and never lose faith.

In his June 17 Angelus address, the pope noted that if one looks back at history, it can seem like the world is going “in an opposite direction to the design of the heavenly Father, who wants justice, brotherhood and peace for all of his children.”

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Pope says abortion of sick, disabled children reflects Nazi mentality

Vatican City, Jun 16, 2018 / 08:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God's vision of the family is between a man and a woman, and compared the abortion of children who are sick or disabled to a Nazi mentality.

“I've heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first few months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first offer is: let's send it away,” the pope said June 16, referring to the trend of aborting sick or disabled children.

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Pope Francis says exploiting women is a 'sin against God'

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2018 / 07:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily Friday, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the ways in which women are often exploited and mistreated - whether it be through a revealing television ad, or when getting a job is contingent on sexual favors.

He said there is a tendency in many environments to view women as “second class” or as an object of “waste,” and called the ways in which women are at times abused and enslaved “sins against God.”

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Catholic Exchange

St. Gregory of Nyssa’s Amazing Explanation for the Eucharist

If the truth of the Eucharist has ever seemed strange to you, that’s because it should. St. Paul said, “We preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed a stumbling block, and to the Gentiles foolishness.” The Eucharist is the enduring testament to the reality of the crucifixion of God Incarnate. So it is fitting that […]

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Saint Ephrem, the Poet Theologian

Saint Ephrem the Syrian was a gifted and prolific poet of the fourth century who is said to have written over 3 million lines of verse. He also happens to be a saint and Doctor of the Church who eloquently defended Christian Orthodoxy during a time of great upheaval. Born in 306 AD in the […]

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Christian Happiness

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explains the radical moral vision of Christianity. Quite striking is the way in which he begins this explanation. He does not commence his sermon with an abstract exposition of morality. Nor does he offer a basic description of the initial stages of the spiritual life. Instead, he begins […]

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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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