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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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The Purpose of Jesus’ Mission

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Readings for Today All Saints for Today Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where ... Read more>>>

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Jesus’ Authority is Clear

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Readings for Today All Saints for Today Jesus came to Capernaum with his followers, and on the sabbath he entered the synagogue ... Read more>>>

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The Life of Ordinary?

Monday, January 14, 2019 Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Readings for Today All Saints for Today As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother ... Read more>>>

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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

Bishop Gilberto Chavez

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church

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EWTN NEWS

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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Church in DRC urges pressure on electoral commission over disputed vote

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 14, 2019 / 12:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

After a disputed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the nation's bishops have asked the UN Security Council to push the election commission to publish data from the vote.

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Caritas Rome will continue receiving Trevi Fountain coins, mayor clarifies

Rome, Italy, Jan 14, 2019 / 03:43 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

After several weeks of confusion, the mayor of Rome has clarified that

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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

Dealing with Turbulence

David and I were fortunate enough to have all the kids home for Christmas. From all corners of the country they came, beginning the week before the holy day, one by one, by plane, by train, and by bus. The younger girls still at home were abuzz with excitement, and I won’t lie, while each homecoming consisted of whooping, laughter, [...]

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Daily Quote — G. K. Chesterton

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.” (G. K. Chesterton, ILN, 7/16/10) Please share on social media. Print this entry

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Encountering the Word — Psalm 22:22-23

“I will tell of thy name to my brethren; in the midst of the congregation I will praise thee: You who fear the Lord, praise him! all you sons of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you sons of Israel!” (Psalm 22:22-23) Please share on social media. Print this entry

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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

If You Love Somebody, If You Love Someone…

Love alone makes the wild tensions of difference wildly creative.

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The Gift of Baptism and Our Search for Meaning

A vacuum in the soul is evident in the lives of many today, even among those who are baptized.

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It Is Good That You Exist

The desire to be seen, to be acknowledged, is deep, and its lack diminishes the person.

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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 15, 2019 – Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

The Cure of the Demoniac Mark 1:21-28 Mark notes that Jesus teaches with authority, an authority not possessed by the scribes — a fact which disturbs them. His teaching does have a powerful effect on his listeners. They are astonished and amazed at his casting out of the demon. The news of the events in this single day of Jesus’ ministry is carried throughout Galilee. Prayer: Would I have followed you had I realized where your mission was taking you and where it would take me?

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January 14, 2019 – Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry/The Call of the First Disciples Mark 1:14-20 John has been arrested. Jesus’ work begins. His compelling yet challenging words, “repent and believe in the Gospel,” summarize his entire message. He calls four, and they respond immediately by following him. Prayer: When you called me the first time, I am not sure my response was as immediate as Simon, Andrew, James, and John. I am not even sure I realized that it was you calling me. I know I did not drop everything and follow immediately. Thank you for your patience.

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January 13, 2019 – The Baptism of the Lord

The Preaching of John the Baptist/The Baptism of Jesus Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 The hopeful expectation of the people causes John to remind them of the difference between his role and his baptism and that of Jesus. It is a striking contrast made even more clear by God’s voice naming Jesus his beloved Son. Prayer: Rather than focusing on the “what ifs” of tomorrow, may I be filled with the hope that comes with your promise to walk with me, hold me, carry me until you return.

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The Church Can Change the World Again

Have you ever heard someone say that if Jesus returned today, He wouldn’t recognize the Church? This sentiment seems to pop up now and then, often on social media, posted by people who revel in finding fault with the Church. It’s true that in every age of history, Christians have done things that would make […]

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What the Bible Says About Contraception

When we Catholics defend our Church’s teaching about contraception, we almost always use philosophical arguments that appeal to the natural law without relying on God or revelation. These kinds of arguments are great, as they can appeal to people of any faith (or even no faith), but there is another approach we can take as […]

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Seven Ways to Live Out Mercy in Our Lives

Mercy is the greatest attribute in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Both Saint Faustina Kowalska and Saint Pope John Paul II were zealous promoters of the Doctrine of Mercy. Let us try to live out this wonderful virtue so that we can attain mercy for ourselves. Jesus commanded us: “Be merciful as your heavenly Father […]

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Catholic News from the USCCB

Bishops Express Dismay at Court Ruling Enjoining Moral and Religious Exemption to HHS Mandate

WASHINGTON–In response to Monday’s federal court ruling from Pennsylvania granting a nationwide injunction barring the broadened moral and religious exemption to the HHS mandate, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Chairman of the USCCB Committee for Religious Liberty, issued the following statement:

“Yesterday’s court ruling freezing these common-sense regulations leaves those with conscientious or religious objections to the HHS mandate out in the cold. In a free country, no one should be forced to facilitate or fund things like contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs and devices, which go against their core beliefs. We pray that this decision will be appealed and that future courts will respect the free exercise arguments of the Little Sisters of the Poor and so many others who simply seek the freedom to serve their neighbors without the threat of massive government fines hanging over their heads.”

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9 Days for Life Unites Over 100,000 Faithful in Prayer Ahead of Roe v. Wade Anniversary

WASHINGTON—Over one hundred thousand people nationwide have joined 9 Days for Life, the annual pro-life prayer and action campaign, beginning this year on January 14.

The novena is an opportunity for recollection and reparation in observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States.

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2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering to Equip Catholics to Restore and Reconcile; Address Racism, Poverty, Immigration

The 2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and 16 collaborating organizations, attracts 500+ participants from around the country and seeks to equip current and emerging leaders in Catholic social ministry and advocacy to cultivate God’s justice in their communities and around the world. This year’s theme is "Let Justice Flow (cf. Am. 5:24): A Call to Restore and Reconcile.” Participants will focus on pressing domestic and international concerns such as racism, restorative justice, migration, and poverty. The final day of the gathering will be advocacy visits with representatives from the U.S. Congress.

When: February 2-5, 2019.

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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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Friday
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