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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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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

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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 21, 2018 – Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:7-15 Jesus contrasts the disciples’ prayer with that of pagans who tend to babble relentlessly, hoping to be heard by one deity or another. God already knows what we need, so it is far better to trust that the Father hears and answers when we pray. The centerpiece of Jesus’ teaching about prayer is the Our Father. Prayer: Sometimes I do not have the words, or I am so tired of asking. In those times I am greatly comforted by your deep and abiding love for me. Like a loving parent you will always give me what I need.

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June 20, 2018 – Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Teaching about Almsgiving/Prayer/Fasting Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus instructs the disciples about works of piety. The point of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving is not to be seen and admired by others. These religious practices are a means of emptying oneself and offering praise to God and God alone. Prayer: I pray for the grace to do good things not out of guilt or for my own benefit but for my neighbor and you.

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June 19, 2018 – Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Love of Enemies Matthew 5:43-48 This final antithesis might be considered the most challenging. This is the standard set by God. It is human nature to love those who love you. God does not limit his love. He loves those who do good and those who do bad in the same way, and so must the disciples. Prayer: Your ways do not always make me comfortable. They challenge me. That’s the point. I am not always going to be comfortable. Help me to accept that challenge, knowing that with you all things are possible.

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Catholic News from the USCCB

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Offers Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Announcement


Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States

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Chairman of U.S. Bishops Committee on Migration Expresses Concern about Immigration Bills Before Congress, Urges Bipartisan Engagement


Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of

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Chairman of U.S. Bishops Committee on Migration Expresses Concern about Immigration Bills Before Congress, Urges Bipartisan Engagement


Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of

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Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

The Rosary and the Crying Out of Flesh and Blood

Fulfillment lies in surrender.

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Road Trips and the Journey of the Mass

The liturgy is not a task to be done, an appointment to be checked off, but a rejuvenating spiritual journey.

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The Anthropology of Grief

Grief raises the mundane to the sacred.

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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

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Geneva

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2018 / 04:29 pm (CNA).- In a June 21 conversation with journalists on the way back from a trip to Geneva, Pope Francis touched on an array of topics, including ecumenism, intercommunion, peace and just war, and refugees.

Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the Pope's inflight press conference:

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What’s next for Cardinal McCarrick? How the Church addresses sex abuse allegations

Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2018 / 02:17 pm (CNA).- The allegation that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager is a bombshell for the Catholic Church in America.

McCarrick has stepped down from active priestly ministry at the direction of the Holy See, after an initial investigation judged the allegation to be “credible and substantiated.”

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Mission is a prerequisite to unity, Pope says in Geneva

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2018 / 08:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to ecumenical leaders Thursday, Pope Francis said Christian unity in many ways depends on a willingness to go out of oneself to meet the needs of others, and called for a “new evangelical outreach” among Christian communities.

In a June 21 speech, the pope voiced concern over what he said is a growing impression that ecumenism is divorced from missionary outreach, saying the mission aspect of Christianity “cannot be neglected nor emptied of its content.”

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Catholic Exchange

Why the Culture Wars Don’t Evangelize Souls

I recently started reading Bishop Robert Barron and John L. Allen Jr.’s book To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age. I’ve read quite a few of Bishop Barron’s more theological books and I own both the Catholicism series and the most recent Pivotal Players series. He approaches evangelization […]

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Are We Really in God’s Kingdom Now?

It was my first experience anointing a parishioner in hospital. It was chaotic in the ICU as the doctors and nurses struggled to save the life of the man, while the family wept and prayed outside. I arrived holding my stole, ritual, and anointing oil. I was wondering, “What difference can I make at this […]

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A Story of Life, Death, Hope, and Conversion

“It was the day before my tenth July Fourth when I struck one of the matches I had purloined from the box in the kitchen over the sink and held it near the string fuse of the red skyrocket just as I had seen my daddy do so many times.  The skyrocket was attached to […]

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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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