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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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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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Venice illuminated in red for Asia Bibi, persecuted Christians

Venice, Italy, Nov 21, 2018 / 02:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

To express solidarity with persecuted Christians, including Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, the city of Venice was illuminated in red light Tuesday night.

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Polish bishops ask forgiveness of sexual abuse victims

Czestochowa, Poland, Nov 20, 2018 / 01:18 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

The bishops of Poland published Monday a statement on the sexual abuse of minors by some clerics, asking forgiveness of the victims and calling for action, prayer, and penance.

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Jesuit priest killed in South Sudan

Rumbek, South Sudan, Nov 19, 2018 / 04:18 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

Fr. Victor-Luke Odhiambo, a Jesuit from Kenya, was shot and killed in South Sudan by unknown gunmen while at home Thursday morning.

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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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Integrating our Catholic Faith with our Daily lives

Thanksgiving and the Eucharist

For Americans, the term “Thanksgiving” conjures up images of turkey and cranberry sauce, parades and bowl games.  These are “traditions” that have come to mark an event made a perpetual institution of American life by President Abraham Lincoln. But why did Lincoln proclaim the last Thursday in November as a national holiday? Because it was clear to him that the blessings of food, land, [...]

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Daily Reflection — Mary’s Dedication to God, and Ours

A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass… “For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” (Luke 1:49) Today we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple. We do not have an account of this event in Sacred Scripture, but the story and its place [...]

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Daily Quote — St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori

“Hence, from the first moment of her existence, she began to love God with all her strength and gave herself wholly to him. But her most holy soul awaited with earnest desire the time when she could, in reality, consecrate herself entirely, and with a public solemnity, to God. Let us consider, then, with how great a fervor the loving [...]

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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

Rembrandt and the Queen of Heaven

Mary reflects and magnifies the image of God in a singular way.

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Why So Serious?

The wise man knows that the last thing our souls need in the face of doom is more seriousness.

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Marriage: The Real Presence

Marriage is a covenant “yes” to Christ, whose Spirit desires to be the bonding force of the spouses’ one flesh, one mind, one heart, and one spirit.

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Plan Ahead

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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.

Catholic Daily Reflections

Building the Kingdom

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Readings for Today Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Memorial “I tell you, to everyone who has, more will be ... Read more>>>

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Love for the Sinner

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Tuesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Readings for Today All Saints for Today “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.”  Luke 19:5b ... Read more>>>

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Calling Out for Mercy!

Monday, November 19, 2018 Monday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Readings for Today All Saints for Today [H]e kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!”  ... Read more>>>

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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

November 21, 2018 – Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Parable of the Ten Gold Coins Luke 19:11-28 This parable is like the Parable of the Talents in Matthew’s Gospel. Jesus is telling the disciples that when he is gone they must not be idle or paralyzed by fear. They must wisely invest their time and efforts by continuing the work of his mission until he returns. Prayer: It is nearly impossible to imagine having the faith and trust of the mother and her seven sons from the book of Maccabees, but that is the level of trust you had in your Father and that you expect from me.

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November 20, 2018 – Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Zacchaeus the Tax Collector Luke 19:1-10 Though small of stature, Zacchaeus stands tall amidst his peers. As chief tax collector, he is a wealthy man, greatly disliked by the Jewish leaders. Yet he has no qualms about climbing a tree to see this man Jesus. His intentions are genuine as evidenced by his admittance of guilt and his desire to repent. Prayer: Who am I to judge who is in and who is out? I tend to do so without knowing their hearts as Jesus does.

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November 19, 2018 – Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

The Healing of the Blind Beggar Luke 18:35-43 The crowd is trying to keep the blind man from bothering Jesus. As with other encounters with those who are seen as outcasts or insignificant, Jesus hears him and asks that he be brought to him. The man is not asking for alms but for healing. His faith is evident, and Jesus heals him. Prayer: In the same way that I cannot imagine what it must be like to be physically blind, I cannot imagine what it must be like to be spiritually blind. I know that my sight becomes blurry from time to time, but you always bring it back into focus.

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What Mary’s Presentation Teaches Us About Parenting

The feast of the Presentation of Mary is also the baptism anniversary of my oldest daughter. I remember taking her to Mass on that feast day when she was a toddler, about the same age that Mary was when she was presented in the Temple, and struggling to imagine what it must have been like […]

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Missed Opportunities for Thanksgiving

Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine?  Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”  Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.” -Luke 17:17-19 This week Americans will gather around the table, and in some households, they […]

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Mass: The Perfect Thanksgiving

It looks like a happy coincidence that our American feast of Thanksgiving should come at the end of the Church year, where properly a thanksgiving ought to come, but actually it is no coincidence at all. The Pilgrims’ feast was another manifestation of the sense of God that is common in all men, and the […]

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Catholic News from the USCCB


WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting yesterday in Chicago, Illinois, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling for prayers and steps to curb gun violence.

The full statement of Cardinal DiNardo follows:

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Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Announces Grant Recipients in Honor of National Bible Week

WASHINGTON— In honor of National Bible Week (November 18-24, 2018), the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) announces the awarding grants in the amount of $60,844 for three projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation.

Funding for these grants comes from the royalties received from the publication of the New American Bible and its derivative works which the CCD develops, publishes, promotes, and distributes.

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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Makes Statement at Close of Public Sessions; Fall General Assembly, Baltimore Nov. 12-14

BALTIMORE—On the final day of the public sessions of the U.S. Bishops fall general assembly in Baltimore, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivered the following remarks.

Cardinal DiNardo’s full address follows:

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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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