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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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Catholic Daily Reflections

Making All Things New

Monday, January 21, 2019 Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time Readings for Today Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr – Memorial No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old ... Read more>>>

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Words of Wisdom From our Blessed Mother

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Readings for Today Saint Fabian, Pope and Martyr; or Saint Sebastian, Martyr – Optional Memorial His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he ... Read more>>>

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With Whom Do You Associate?

Saturday, January 19, 2019 Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Readings for Today All Saints for Today “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”  Jesus heard this and said ... Read more>>>

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Dynamic Catholic Video Series

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JUNIOR YOUTH DAY 2019

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

for more information

 

2018 ACA

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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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Catechism of the Catholic Church

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EWTN NEWS

Pope Francis tells Christians to share their gifts with each other

Rome, Italy, Jan 18, 2019 / 02:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

The path to Christian unity takes a willingness to acknowledge and share in the gifts other Christian communities have also received, Pope Francis said at an ecumenical Vespers service Friday.

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Manx abortion bill receives royal assent

Douglas, Isle of Man, Jan 16, 2019 / 02:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

The Isle of Man's Abortion Reform Bill 2018 gained royal assent Tuesday, meaning women in the territory will soon be able to procure elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

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China's crackdown on Christians continues

Beijing, China, Jan 15, 2019 / 04:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

A campaign by the Chinese government to 'Sinicize' religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of underground churches to the east.

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Faith Formation of Children & Youth

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     Faith Formation of Children & Youth

All Faith Formation Programs have now started!

 

 

 

 Youth Group for High School:

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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.

 

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH

 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!

 

COME JOIN US ON THURSDAYS!

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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.

 

HOW TO REGISTER CHILDREN AND YOUTH FOR FAITH FORMATION

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.

 

CONFIRMATION/ SACRAMENTS:

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.

 

 


 


UPCOMING YOUTH MINISTRY  EVENTS

Youth Group for High School:  Tuesday  December  18 Christmas Celebration 6-8 pm in the Seton Center. Please Contact Veronica Brewster at (760) 484-3246 for more information.

Jr. Youth Group for Grades 6, 7 & 8 : Tuesday Dec. 18

Christmas Celebration 6-8 pm in the Social Center. Please contact Katia Owens at (619) 887-2017 for more information.

Wednesday, December 19: Faith Formation for Grades 1- 5 :

6:00- 7:00 pm in the Social Center. This week's theme is Prayer, Celebrating God's Love, Celebrating the Liturgy (Chapter 9 in Be My Disciple) and also Christmas.

Thursday, December 20: Faith Formation for Grades 1- 5 :

6:00- 7:00 pm in the Social Center. This week's theme is Prayer, Celebrating God's Love, Celebrating the Liturgy (Chapter 9 in Be My Disciple) and also Christmas.

 

** Christmas Break for Faith Formation is December 21, 2018- January 7, 2019. ** Youth Groups return on Tuesday, January 8th. Grades 1-5 return on

Wednesday, January 9th; and Thursday, January 10th.

                                                    


 

  

 

 

 

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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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Integrating our Catholic Faith with our Daily lives

Going to Jesus Through Mary at Cana

There have been many famous weddings in history, but I would argue that none more so than the Wedding Feast at Cana. This vignette in the life of Jesus is found in John’s Gospel and is traditionally held to record his first miracle – what John refers to as “the beginning of his signs.” We can better understand the importance [...]

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Sign of Transformation

Everyone knows the story of the first of the Lord’s “signs” — how Jesus changed water into wine at the wedding feast of Cana at the request of Mary, his mother. But there is more to the story than at first meets the eye. The Mass readings for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) — Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalms 96:1-2, [...]

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Baptize the baby

A few things in the last week prompted further thoughts about baptism. In addition to the feast this past Sunday, I also recorded an episode for my weekly series “3 Minute Theology,” on the theological theory of limbo. I receive a lot of questions about limbo. This probably can be attributed to the fact that people think it was a [...]

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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 tlawmaster@4Lpi.com. 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

Game ON: Why Video Games Appeal to the Hungry Heart

From “Kingdom Hearts” to “Fortnite,” key human desires manifest themselves in video game culture.

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Uncle Screwtape Is Delighted with Our Social Cowardice

The senior demon has a new letter for Wormwood about his disoriented American subjects.

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Curing Spiritual Procrastination

We are constantly being called to enter deeper into God’s heart.

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Saint of the Day

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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!

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Vocations

 

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

January 21, 2019 – Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

The Question about Fasting Mark 2:18-22 Fasting was considered preparation for God’s coming. Jesus tells the Pharisees that God is present in him, so there is no need for his disciples to fast. The need for fasting will return when he is “taken away,” but for now it is as futile as sewing unshrunken cloth into an old cloak or pouring new wine into old wine skins. Prayer: John was the messenger; you were the message. I don’t know what else you could have said or done to help the Jewish leaders see that truth. I pray this day for those who, like the Pharisees, deny you.

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January 20, 2019 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Wedding at Cana John 2:1-11 The inbreaking of the Kingdom is made visible by this first sign. The old gives way to the new. Turning the water into wine, only recorded in John’s Gospel, is Jesus’ first miracle. Though initially resistant Jesus knows, as does his mother, that it is time for his glory to be made manifest through signs and wonders. Prayer: Blessed are you, Lord God. Your presence is manifested in your Son, who reveals you to the world.

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January 18, 2019 – Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

The Healing of a Paralytic Mark 2:1-12 The crowd surrounding Jesus is such that four friends decide the only way to get their paralyzed friend close is to carry him on his mat up to the roof of the dwelling and lower him into the room. This is a genuine act of faith, acknowledged by Jesus through his words and action. Prayer: This is a powerful example of what it means for me to be instrumental in bringing others closer to you.

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St. Agnes

Agnes lived in the fourth century. She was a beautiful young woman and daughter of a wealthy Roman family. She had decided as a young girl that because of her deep love and devotion to God, she would remain an unmarried virgin.  Wanting nothing more than to serve the Lord, she consecrated herself to Him and […]

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St. Sebastian

The only documented facts that we have on Saint Sebastian concern his martyrdom, though there are legends concerning him. He was probably born at Narbonne, Gaul, and became a Roman soldier around the year 283. Being a Christian in the Roman army was a difficult thing, and as such, Sebastian had to be very careful. He would assist […]

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St. Canute, King of Denmark

St. Canute, also called Knute or Canutus, succeeded his brother Harald, the seventh king of Denmark. The differences between the two brothers were like saint and sinner. Harald’s reputation for laziness and vice gained him the nickname “the Slothful.” Fortunately, he only reigned for two years before his death and the throne went to Canute. Canute began […]

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Catholic News from the USCCB

Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Issues Invitation to Celebrate Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

WASHINGTON--Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, invites all to celebrate the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which takes place January 18-25, 2019. This week provides an opportunity to join together and pray as Jesus did “that they may all be one.” (John 17:21) The practice, originally called the Christian Unity Octave, was first observed in 1908 by Fr. Paul Wattson and Sr. Lurana White, co-founders of the Society of Atonement. Today, it is a collaborative project by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.

This year’s theme is “Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue.” (Deuteronomy 16:20). It was chosen by Christians from Indonesia, highlighting the unique opportunity the call for justice plays in our ecumenical efforts. According to Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII) who promotes the Week of Prayer in the United States, Christian communities "become newly aware of their unity as they join in a common concern and a common response to an unjust reality. At the same time, confronted by these injustices, we are obliged, as Christians, to examine the ways in which we are complicit. Only by heeding Jesus’s prayer 'that they all may be one' can we witness to living unity in diversity. It is through our unity in Christ that we will be able to combat injustice and serve the needs of its victims."

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Pro-Life Committee Chairman’s Roe v. Wade Anniversary Statement Encourages Faithful to be “Witnesses of Merciful Love”

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City called on the faithful "to pray for an end to the human rights abuse of abortion, and for a culture of life, where through God’s grace all will come to know they are made in His Divine Image.”

His statement on January 18 marks the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in all 50 states. Archbishop Naumann, who gave the opening prayer at the March for Life the same day, chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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President Trump Announces Commitment to Uphold Pro-Life Laws

WASHINGTON— Today, President Trump reiterated his enduring support for pro-life laws or policies. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities responded with the following statement:

“As Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, I commend President Trump for announcing at today’s March for Life that he will oppose repealing or weakening any existing pro-life laws or policies. These pro-life laws and policies reflect the convictions of millions of Americans, many of whom attended today’s March, that taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortions, or organizations that promote abortion, or participate in any way in the deliberate destruction of unborn human life.

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Saturday, 5:00 pm

Sunday, 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am in
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Holy Days, 8:00 am and 7:00 pm

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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