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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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WHEN: March 2, 2019 12pm-6pm WHERE: Cathedral

Catholic HS WHO: All Junior Youth are lnvited

COST: $15 (November 1-December 31) 2018

$20 (January 1- 31)

$25 ( February 1- March 1)

Please Contact Katia Perach-Owens at (619) 887-2017

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We Need Catechist

Our Faith Community Needs You





Our IHM Faith Formation Program is looking for Catechists. Currently we need a 4th Grade Catechist and Co-Catechist or Assistant for Wednesday or Thursday.

If you are interested or feel called to help, please contact Tammy Mansir at (619) 851-5428. If you would like more information about helping with our Junior Youth Program please call Katia Owens, Junior Youth Coordinator at (619) 887-2017; or for High School Youth call Veronica Brewster, High School Youth Coordinator, at (760) 484-3246

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Site of Baptism of the Lord nears reopening as landmines cleared

Jerusalem, Dec 10, 2018 / 09:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

Churches at the site along the banks of the Jordan river where Jesus is

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Scottish mall refuses to allow nativity scene amid Christmas display

Edinburgh, Scotland, Dec 8, 2018 / 08:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

Both Catholics and Protestants in Scotland are lamenting a shopping center's decision not to include a nativity scene in its Christmas display.

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Mercy Friday: Pope makes surprise visit to residence centers for the sick

Rome, Italy, Dec 7, 2018 / 12:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

Continuing his 'Mercy Friday' initiative, Pope Francis visited two live-in health centers in the far southern suburbs of Rome today, where he spoke with residents and gifted a 22-pound Christmas cake.

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Faith Formation of Children & Youth

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Junior Youth News


Our IHM Junior Youth Group is off to a great start!

The Junior Youth Group provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic com- munity, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experi- ence Jesus in a profound and personal way.

All Students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 are invited!

Junior Youth Group meets Tuesdays at 6:00 pm in the Social Center.

Please Contact Katia Perach-Owens at (619) 887-2017 if you have questions.


 Faith Formation for Grades 1 through 5:

Classes are 6pm- 7:30 pm Wednesday/ Thursday and meet at the Social Center before separating to the classrooms.



 Has your teen ever asked: "Why do I have to go to Mass?"

There is an answer to this question of "why." Altaration helps our teens understand the relevance of our most sacred Eucharist. The goal of Altaration is not to fill teens' heads with information, but to pierce their hearts with transformation. The sessions are designed to stir thought, create conversation, dispel myths, and inspire young souls to a deep and lasting love for the Mass. Join us for ALTARATlON!!!!!

Call the Faith Formation Office for more information at (760) 789-6151.

We are blessed to be able to offer this to our youth and are excited to see them there!



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IHM Youth Choir invites all youth in Grades 6-12

to join us on Thursdays at 5:00 pm in the church for Youth Choir practice.

Come and sing in preparation for the Youth Mass, learn new and current worship music, and enjoy the fellowship of friends.

Call Veronica Brewster, Youth Coordinator at 760-484-3246 if you have questions.



All Registration forms are available at the Seton Center. Please come visit us at the office or call Carmen at 760-789-6151 if you have questions.



Please call the Faith Formation Office to register for faith formation and to set up a parent meeting.


Hours for the Faith Formation Office

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am-3pm, and 4-8pm: Seton Center Friday 8:30-11:00 am at the Parish Office

Call Carmen Hayes at 760-789-6151 with questions.





 Youth Group for High School: No Classes Happy Thanksgiving

Jr. Youth Group for Grades 6, 7 & 8 : No Classes Happy Thanksgiving Wednesday,

November 21: Faith Formation for Grades 1 through 5: No Classes Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22: Faith Formation for Grades 1 through 5:  No Classes Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving Day: Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Youth Group for High School: Tuesday, Nov. 27:  Meets 6-8 pm in the Seton Center

Jr. Youth Group for Grades 6, 7 & 8: Tuesday, Nov. 27:   Meets 6-8 pm in the Social Center

Wednesday, November 28: Faith Formation for Grades 1 through 5:   Meets 6-7:30 pm in the Social Center

Thursday, November 29: Faith Formation for Grades 1 through 5:   Meets 6-7:30 pm in the Social Center

Sunday, December 2, 2018: 2-4 pm in the Seton Center Reconciliation Retreat for Sacramental Children and Parents.







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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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Daily Reflection — Hear the Baptist’s Cry

A Daily Reflection for Advent… “All praise, eternal Son, to thee, whose advent doth thy people free; whom with the Father we adore and Holy Ghost for evermore.” * – – – * Closing verse from “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry” by Charles Coffin. The  words of this hymn serve to remind us of the incredible gift we anticipate [...]

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Season of Hope

Advent is a season of joy & hope.  Paul says to rejoice in hope.  But what is hope, anyway?  How does this theological virtue differ from faith and what does it have to do with rejoicing? Reflection on the Mass readings for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year C) — Baruch 5:1-9; Psalms 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11; Luke [...]

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Immaculate Mary—Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast

From my earliest years, the memories of my mother’s prayers to Our Blessed Mother and her praise and thanksgiving offered to Jesus, her Lord, still travel across the decades of time and touch my heart, especially on each feast day dedicated to Our Lady. My mom would tell me over the years that Our Blessed Mother’s love for me was [...]

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Young Adult Help!!!!!

Young Adult Volunteers are needed!

If you are graduated from high school, you are invited to work with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, please call Katia, Junior Youth Coordinator at (619) 887-2017; or the Faith Formation Office at (760) 789-6151.

Adults over 21 years of age are also needed!

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.

 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.  Contact Tammy Mansir at (619) 851-5428.

Please consider advertising with us?

If you are interested in learning more about placing an ad in our church bulletin or directory, please contact Travis Lawmaster at 760.270.8545, or by email at Placing an ad 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.”

Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

Advent and the Nature of the Church

Christ comes in history, in mystery, and in glory.

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The Immaculate Conception: A Gift for You

Mary isn’t chosen because she’s so great; she’s so great because she’s chosen.

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To Jesus Through Mary? Why Yes, and T’was Ever Thus!

Christ came to us through Mary’s own flesh and blood—and science tells us that a bit of his cellular being remained there.

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Plan Ahead

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?


What?        A four part series on Advent & the Bible

When?      Friday, Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, 2018

@ 7-8:30 pm

Where?     Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Ramona, Ca.

Who?         Fr Michael Guinan, OFM, Professor Emeritus of Scripture, Franciscan School of Theology, Oceanside, Ca.

Cost?         None, but the basket will be passed after each session, and if you don't put something in, everyone will stare at you!

More details to follow.



Learning About The Priesthood

The Diocese of San Diego hosts “Explorer Day” for those men who are interested in exploring a possible vocation to the priesthood. The day is 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 Explorer Day. Call Fr. Lauro Minimo at St. Francis Center at (619) 291-7446 for more information.



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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Daily Meditations

December 10, 2018 – Monday of the Second Week of Advent

The Rejection at Nazareth Luke 5:17-26 This is not the first conflict between Jesus and the Pharisees, nor will it be the last. They are fixated on his claim to have authority by his words and works. The friends of the man who is paralyzed stand in contrast to the Pharisees. The lengths to which they are willing to go signify not only their care for their friend, but more importantly their faith in Jesus. Prayer: I pray in thanksgiving for friends who hold me physically, emotionally, and spiritually. May God bless them for their selfless love.

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December 9, 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent

The Preaching of John the Baptist Luke 3:1-6 Luke sets the stage by giving the context into which the Messiah would be born. John serves as the bridge from the Old Testament prophets to the new. He prepares the way from the Exodus to the return to Israel to the coming of the Messianic Kingdom. Prayer: This is one of so many reminders that we must hold on to hope even in the darkest of times. May we worthily prepare the way for your return.

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December 8, 2018 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Announcement of the Birth of Jesus Luke 1:26-38 Mary is our model of Christian discipleship. With great humility she says yes, physically and spiritually. “At the message of the angel, the Virgin Mary received the word of God in her heart and in her body and gave life to the world” (Constitution on the Church, 53). Prayer: Dearest Mother, it did not matter what you knew. You humbly responded to God’s call, trusting in his care for you and for the Holy Child.

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Mary is the Heart Of Advent

If there are five days that summarize the significance of our extraordinary age of Mary, it is December 8-12. During these days we contemplate the Immaculate Conception of Mary and the events and messages surrounding Our Lady of Guadalupe. These events are strategically placed by Divine Providence at the heart of Advent —not to distract […]

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Why Advent Looks Forward to the Apocalypse

The Church has a really strange way of preparing us for the joy of the Christmas season. It has us spend much of Advent reading about the end of the world. Consider the gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent this year: There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, […]

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Viewing Our Crisis Through History & Hope

I spent the better part of November scrolling Twitter, as many of you may have, too. This past month, the bishops met in Baltimore for the biannual meeting of the USCCB. Since the latest round of scandals broke, American Catholics have held out hope that something would come from this meeting. Surely, the bishops would […]

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Declaración del Presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos en relación a la muerte del Presidente George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON— El Cardenal Daniel N. DiNardo, Arzobispo de Galveston-Houston y Presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos, emitió un comunicado sobre el fallecimiento del Presidente George Herbert Walker Bush.

La declaración completa del Cardenal DiNardo es la siguiente:

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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on the Death of President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON--Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush.

Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: 

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El Papa Francisco Nombra al Obispo Auxiliar de Austin como el Nuevo Obispo de Monterey

WASHINGTON— El Papa Francisco nombró al Obispo Auxiliar de Austin, TX, el Reverendísimo Daniel E. García, como el nuevo Obispo de Monterey, CA.  

El nombramiento fue publicado en Washington hoy martes 27 de noviembre de 2018 por el Arzobispo Christophe Pierre, Nuncio Apostólico en los Estados Unidos.

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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.


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