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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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Faith Formation of Children & Youth

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Faith Formation of Children & Youth


SEPTEMBER 9: 9:30 a.m. Youth Mass Followed by Confirmation Class in the Seton Center

SEPTEMBER 11: 6:00 p.m. Youth Group and Junior Youth Groups meet.

SEPTEMBER 18: 6:00 p.m. Youth Group and Junior Youth Groups meet.

SEPTEMBER 19: 6:00 p.m. Family Children Mass. All are invited to attend

SEPTEMBER 20: 6:00 p.m. Family Children Mass. All are invited to attend

SEPTEMBER 23: 9:30 am: Rite Of Acceptance at Mass. All children receiving a sacrament this year and parent(s) must attend.


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.

New 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.


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Youth Groups start meeting September 4th!

Register for the Faith Formation 2018-19 School Year, Middle School Youth Group, High School Youth Group, and Confirmation Class.




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.

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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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Our parish Divine Mercy cenacle invites all to Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Mass by Bishop Robert Barron will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life. See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.

The series will run consecutive Friday nights, 7:00PM-9:00PM, October 12th,

19th & 26th in the Mothers’ Room, IHM. Free admission and refreshments will beavailable. For more information call, Jan Donovan, 760-440-9905


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.


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Dynamic Catholic Video Series

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W.O.W (widows, widowers, & singles, too)

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS! On Wednesday, August 29th we will be enjoying lunch at Café Luna, 11040 Ranch Carmel Dr., Poway to discuss future outings. Meet at IHM parking lot to carpool at 11:30….lunch by 12:30 We must give them an idea of how many to expect, So please call Rhodyne 760-789-4947 or Laurie Engel 619-990-5352 for reservations!

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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Ireland repeals Eighth Amendment, clearing path for legal abortion

Dublin, Ireland, Sep 19, 2018 / 12:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

The Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which provided legal

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Cardinal 'blanches' while celebrating recurring miracle of saint's liquefied blood

Naples, Italy, Sep 19, 2018 / 01:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples usually does not faint at the sight of blood.

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Indian bishop accused of rape steps aside, requests leave from Vatican

Jalandhar, India, Sep 18, 2018 / 08:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

A Catholic bishop in India accused of raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years has written to the Vatican asking permission to be relieved of his duties as bishop while the case is investigated.

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Integrating our Catholic Faith with our Daily lives

Five Simple Ways Catholics Can Make a Difference

“Think about the possibilities if we all made a sincere daily commitment, no matter how small, to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us.” Do we sometimes feel overwhelmed in the face of the relentless assault on the Church, our beliefs and our families by the media and modern culture?  Are we frustrated and angry over [...]

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Mysterious Treasures Buried in Mystagogical Catechesis

The Three Ages of History centered on Christ Incarnate Jesus Christ our Savior is the Lord of all creation! We in the Catholic Church “believe that the key, the center and the purpose of the whole of man’s history is to be found in its Lord and Master.”1 The incarnation of the second person of the Trinity signals the greatest [...]

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Why does my journey of faith seem so lonely?

Dear Sister, Sometimes the living of my Catholic faith is a lonely walk for me. Why is that?  Am I doing anything wrong?  Sometimes I think, “Am I the only one feeling this way?” I’ve never had theology classes and would appreciate anything you could send my way to help me understand why I feel so alone sometimes in my [...]

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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.”

Saint of the Day

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2018 ACA

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Daily Meditations

September 20, 2018 – Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim, Tae-gon, Priest and Paul Chong Hasang

The Pardon of the Sinful Woman Luke 7:36-50 Simon does not see the difference between his hospitality and that of the woman. He is focused not only on the inappropriateness of her actions but on Jesus’ willingness to accept her gesture. Jesus tells Simon the parable of the money lender and opens his eyes. By faith, the woman approached Jesus, knowing that he would forgive her for her sins. Prayer: I often find it difficult to forgive myself. It is in those times that I remember the depth and breadth of your mercy.

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September 19, 2018 – Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Jesus’ Testimony to John Luke 7:31-35 Jesus tells the crowds that the people of “this generation” are like obstinate children. Nothing satisfies them. Their reasons for rejecting Jesus are inconsistent with their reasons for rejecting John. They are closed to God’s working in Jesus. Those who are open and embrace God’s plan will be vindicated. Prayer: Let us pray for the people of “this generation” who seek satisfaction in all the wrong things and all the wrong places. Jesus, open their eyes.

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September 18, 2018 – Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Raising of the Widow’s Son Luke 7:11-17 For a widow, the death of her only son means far more than the pain of the obvious loss. Her fate is sealed; she has no one to provide for even her basic needs. Jesus feels great compassion for this woman and, by God’s authority, returns the son to his mother. Prayer: Lord God, you visit your people and pour out your love and compassion, bringing healing and wholeness.

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RCIA 2018 Adult Elect & Candidates

RCIA - What does it mean to be Catholic?

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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

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority


U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Administrative Committee has

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Bishop Vásquez, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration Releases Statement on the Setting of the U.S. Refugee Limit for the Year 2019 (English & Spanish)

WASHINGTON—The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo,

announced yesterday that the Administration will set the Presidential

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Pope Francis Names Rev. Juan Miguel Betancourt, S.E.M.V., as Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Juan Miguel Betancourt,

S.E.M.V. as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford. Father Betancourt

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Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

And I Will Give You Rest

Tiredness kills.

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Evangelization, Movement, and the Word on Fire Institute

Evangelization requires formation, community, and a radical commitment to a life centered on Christ.

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Straightening Out the Golden Rule

It’s much harder to rise up from our bed of apathy and help others than it is to learn to leave other people alone.

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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

Never again, again: Bishops promise action, but will it make a difference?

Washington D.C., Sep 19, 2018 / 01:10 pm (CNA).- The moral credibility of the U.S. Catholic hierarchy is under serious scrutiny, both by the faithful and the wider world.

Something must be done - this is the consensus of cardinals, bishops, priests, and laity as the Church continues to grapple with the fallout of the sexual abuse crisis. What, exactly, will be done remains to be seen.

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Pope Francis meets Bono

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2018 / 10:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- U2 front man Bono had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday afternoon, saying afterward the Holy Father was “incredibly gracious with his time, his concentration.”

Speaking to journalists following the just over 30-minute meeting Sept. 19, Bono said they “let the conversation go where it wanted to go,” discussing “big themes,” such as the future of commerce and how it might serve sustainable development goals.

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Pope Francis: To honor one's parents, follow the saints

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2018 / 05:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There are many saints who demonstrate that even if one comes from a difficult childhood without good parents, hope can still be found in Christ and the mission received from him, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

The commandment to honor father and mother “can be constructive for many young people who come from stories of pain and for all those who have suffered in their youth,” he said Sept. 19.

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Catholic Exchange

God’s Love Purifies, Even in Desolation

In this life we are meant to learn how to love as Christ loves. Christ empties Himself on the Cross in love of the Father as the Father empties Himself in love of the Son. That love between the Father and the Son gives rise to love Personified in the Holy Spirit. This self-emptying love […]

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Embracing the Cross of NFP in a Time of Crisis

My husband is a professor at our Archdiocesan seminary and I am the social media manager for our Archdiocese’s Office of Natural Family Planning. At first glance, our jobs lead us to minister to two completely different groups. His days are filled with seminarians, and with the concerns of forming men for a life of […]

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Who Do We Say Jesus Is?

NBA superstar Stephen Curry had a wonderful time in his brief visit to the Philippines a few weeks ago. Shortly after his departure, it was reported on social media that he had said the following about the Filipinos, “You know why Filipinos are stupid? Because they voted a killing president,” This understandably angered many people, […]

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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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