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

Come say hello!

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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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL STARTS JULY 23rd.

COME JOIN US FOR A FAITH FILLED, FUN FILLED WEEK!

IHM VBS is Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 from 9am - noon for children Pre-K through 5th grade. 6th - 12th grade youth are welcome as volunteers and leaders.

Cost is $25 per child and includes a T-shirt. Register online or come into the Faith Formation office Tuesday - Thursday, 11-8pm.

Call Carmen Hayes at 619-940-2572 with questions .

 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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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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Bishop Gilberto Chavez

 

EWTN NEWS

Priest in Scotland wants to visit in jail the man who robbed him

Motherwell, Scotland, Jul 21, 2018 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

Father Patrick Hennessy, who was robbed and attacked in May at his rectory in Scotland, says he has forgiven his robber and wants to visit him in prison to give him pastoral care.

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Dublin archdiocese seeks 4,000 Eucharistic ministers for papal Mass

Dublin, Ireland, Jul 20, 2018 / 06:39 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

With less than a month to go until Pope Francis visits Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, organizers are moving forward with spiritual preparations as well as the practical, and have called for some 4,000 Eucharistic ministers to serve at the event's closing Mass.

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The hospital on a hill: Padre Pio's earthly work

San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Jul 20, 2018 / 04:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

On a hill overlooking the quiet, southern Italian town of San Giovanni Rotondo sits a state-of-the-art private hospital and research center built by one of the 20th century's most beloved saints, Pio of Pietrelcina.

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Integrating our Catholic Faith with our Daily lives

Receive, O Lord. I am all Yours!

There is a great old popular jazz standard written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons titled All of Me that is one of my favorite tunes.  I particularly like the rendition performed by Louis Armstrong and another done later by Willie Nelson. The song is about a fellow who lost his heart to a girl who left him, so he [...]

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Daily Quote — from Saint John Paul II

“The essential act of penance, on the part of the penitent, is contrition, a clear and decisive rejection of the sin committed, together with a resolution not to commit it again, out of love which one has for God and which is reborn with repentance…”  (Pope St. John Paul II) The Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II (1920 – [...]

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Encountering the Word — Psalm 95:8

“O that today you would hearken to his voice! Harden not your hearts…” (Psalm 95:8) 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

RCIA - What does it mean to be Catholic?

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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Amazon Smile Shop at “Amazon Smile” and a portion of your purchase will be donated to IHM. Just select our parish from the list provided when you make a purchase.

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Daily Meditations

July 23, 2018 – Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The Demand for a Sign Matthew 12:38-42 The scribes and Pharisees witness great miracles, yet they are still not satisfied. They have the audacity to ask for more. Jesus knows there is nothing he can do that will convince them because their hearts are not open. Because of that no signs will be given here. Prayer: There have been times when I have felt so lost and confused that I ask you to show me what to do. You know it is not to test you. I ask in faith, and you answer.

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July 22, 2018 – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Return of the Twelve/The Feeding of the Five Thousand Mark 6:30-34 The apostles return and report to Jesus the details of their first mission. He recognizes their need for rest and leads them to a place where they can be alone. However, their departure in the boat is noticed, and they are met at the shore by a physically and spiritually hungry crowd. Prayer: There are times when rest is just not possible. There are times when rest is absolutely necessary. Help me to know when to rest and when to act.

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July 21, 2018 – Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The Chosen Servant Matthew 12:14-21 The opposition to Jesus is rising to the surface. Matthew pauses in the Gospel to cite the first Servant Song from Isaiah. In the face of persecution, Jesus remains the meek and humble Servant of the Lord. The citation ends with the foretelling of his mission to the Gentiles. Prayer: Your power was in your powerlessness, your strength in your weakness. You were meek and humble. You were compassionate to a fault. I have a long way to go as I strive to be like you.

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Vocations

 

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.

 

 

Sacraments

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Catholic News from the USCCB

Chairman of U.S Bishops’ Conference Committee on Pro-Life Activities Calls for National Prayer Effort That Every Human Being is Protected In Law And Welcomed in Life

 WASHINGTON—

Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Chairman of the U.S.

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U.S. Bishops Approved $1.4 million in Funding for Church in Africa for Pastoral Projects

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops'

(USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Africa has approved 54 grants totaling

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U.S. Bishops Provide Aid for Housing; Vulnerable People and Expanding Youth Ministries in Eastern Europe

 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference

of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and

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Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

New Word on Fire Science Website + Free Posters!

It’s time to burst the myth that religion is opposed to science.

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Anti-Christ Arrives in a World Without Mercy

The absence of a merciful instinct in society should trouble us greatly.

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Seeking Enrollment: Proto-Evangelism of the Nones

There’s nothing that people are more ready to enroll in than the journey of their own lives.

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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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Catholic Exchange

Jesus Shows Us How to Live Out the Our Father in His Passion

Prayer, like the liturgy, should be lived out. If there is one prayer we should especially endeavor to live out it should be the Our Father — the prayer that St. Augustine held up at the model for all others. Jesus gave us the Our Father when asked to teach us how to pray, and, in […]

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Freedom and Dignity: Reflections on Evangelium Vitae

Expressions of Freedom “It is a problem which exists at the cultural, social, and political level, where it reveals its more sinister and disturbing aspect in the tendency, ever more widely shared, to interpret the above crimes [contraception, sterilization, abortion, euthanasia] as legitimate expressions of individual freedom, to be acknowledged and protected as actual rights” […]

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In Almighty God’s Own Good Time

Our Lord is not bound by time. But our Lord chooses to act in time — in his own good time. The first deacon says quietly to the priest at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, “It is time for the Lord to act.” The Lord acts in time. He is acting here and now. […]

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Mass Times

Saturday:
5:00 pm (English)

Sunday:
7:30 am (English)
9:30 am (English)
11:30 am (Spanish)

Weekdays:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am
Fourth Thursday 6:30pm (Spanish)

Lauds (Morning Prayer): Tuesdays at 7:40am

Holy Days:
8am (English)
7pm (Bilingual)

Reconciliation:
Saturday at 3:30 pm or by appointment*

*To make an appointment, please contact the Parish Office 760-789-0583.

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Office Hours

Main Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 – 5:00 pm

Friday
8:30 – 11:30 am

Closed on holidays

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