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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CALENDAR                                          CALENDARIO

Monday October 8                                                 Lunes Octubre 8                                       Columbus Day (Holiday)                                       Dfa de Colon (Misa a las 8am)                    Office Closed                                                         Oficinas  Cerradas

Friday October 12, 19 & 26                                  Viernes 12, 19, 26 de Octubre               Bishop Robert Barron's                                    Bishop Robert Barron's Mass/      Mass/Video Series (7-9 pm-Mother's Room)  Video Series (7-9 pm-Mother's Room)

Sunday October 21                                           Domingo Octubre 21                                 Turkey Dinner (1p-5p) Social Center          Comida de Pavo (1pm-5pm) Salon Social


Saturday/ Sunday October 27/28                     Sábado/ Domingo Octubre  27/28         Ministry Fair (Parkling Lot)                           Feria de Ministerios (Estacionamiento)                                    

Sunday- Thursday Oct 28- Nov 1                  Domingo- Jueves 28 Oct—1 Nov              Rummage Sale Drop-Offs (8 am-5 pm)       Rummage Sale Drop-Offs (8am-5pm)


Faith Formation of Children & Youth

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     Faith Formation of Children & Youth

All Faith Formation Programs have now started!


CONFIRMATION PREP CLASS: Next meeting is Sunday, October 14 at 11:00 am in the Seton Center, after attending the the 9:30 am Mass.

 ALTARATION: Will meet once a month beginning Sunday, October 14th from 11 am to 1 pm in the Social Center. Plan to attend if you are not currently in the Conformation Prep program


 Youth Group for High School:

Meets Tuesdays 6-8 pm in the Seton Center


 Junior Youth Group for Grades 6,7, and 8: Meets Tuesdays 6-8 pm in the Social Center.


 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 Beginning October 14th at 11:00 am in the Social Center. 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.




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Tuesday, October 9: Youth Group for High School: Meets 6-8 pm in the Seton Center

Tuesday, October 9: Junior Youth Group for Grades 6,7, and 8 : Meets 6-8 pm in the Social Center.

Wednesday, October 10: Faith Formation for Grades 1 through 5: Classes are 6pm- 7:30 pm and meet at the Social Center.

Thursday, October 11: Faith Formation for Grades 1 through 5 and Blessing of the Animals Classes are 6pm- 7:30 pm and meet at the Social Center.

 Sunday, October 14 CONFIRMATION PREP CLASS: 11:00 am in the Seton Center, after attending the the 9:30 am Mass.

Sunday, October 14: ALTARATION: 11 am to 1 pm in the Social Center. Plan to attend if you are a high school youth not currently in the Confirmation Prep program

Saturday, November 3: INSPIRATION Event for Youth at Six Flags Magic Mountain Please call Veronica Brewster at (760) 484-3246 for more information.







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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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71st Annual Turkey Dinner

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71st Annual Turkey Dinner

 ..will be here before you know it.

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018 Where: Social Center

Time:    1:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Ticket Prices:     

Adults = $12

Seniors = $10

Children = $6

Family Pack = $40

Tickets are available after all Masses or at the Parish Office. Get yours before the're gone.


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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 be available. 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.

 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.

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!

More details to follow.

Dynamic Catholic Video Series

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Integrating our Catholic Faith with our Daily lives

Saint Thérèse, Teacher and Thaumaturga

Twenty years ago today was one of the most remarkable days of my life. It occurred during a phone call with my mother. And I would challenge those who doubt that miracles happen to provide a more plausible explanation for the series of events I’m about to relate. This article originally appeared in The Anchor, the weekly newspaper of the Diocese [...]

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Saints Teresa and Thérèse Scaled the Heights

Two Doctors, Two Ways, One Goal Many of you probably have seen the 1965 film entitled The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews as Maria Von Trapp and Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. The first verse of the theme song goes like this: Climb every mountain, Search high and low, Follow every highway, Every path you know. Do you [...]

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Daily Quote — from St. Teresa of Ávila

“We shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His greatness, we realize our own littleness; His purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating upon His humility we find how very far we are from being humble.”  (St. Teresa of Ávila, Doctor of the Church) The Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin [...]

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In major break over Ukraine, Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople

Kyiv, Ukraine, Oct 15, 2018 / 06:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow has cut ties with the

Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, claiming his

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Taiwan offers second invitation to pope following Vatican-China deal

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2018 / 03:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

Taiwan's government has issued a second invitation for Pope Francis to visit the country, a move which follows new developments in the Holy See's relations with its rival in mainland China.

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Pope laicizes two Chilean bishops for sexual abuse of minors

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2018 / 02:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

The expulsion of the two bishops comes several months after 34 sitting bishops of Chile offered their resignations to the Pope during a crisis meeting in May.

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Bishop Gilberto Chavez


Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

St. Teresa’s Logical Ecstasy

If faith is experienced as darkness, it is not because faith is irrational but because it is supra-rational.

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A Song for the Suffering Body of Christ

“The Body,” a demo-quality home recording that feels at once like a protest song and a prayer, is an expression of great love for God’s suffering people.

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Yin and Yang and Catholic Youth

If things ebb and flow in natural cycles, can the Synod on Youth be signaling a more thoughtful time ahead?

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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

October 16, 2018 – Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Denunciation of the Pharisees and Scholars of the Law Luke 11:37-41 Jesus offers a strong challenge to the Pharisees who ask him why his disciples don’t perform the ritual washing before the meal. They may have clean hands, but do they have clean hearts? The internal disposition of a person is more important, and it directs external actions. Prayer: Help me to love those to whom I am only able to relate on a superficial level. You know their hearts as you know mine and love them as much as you love me.

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October 15, 2018 – Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

The Demand for a Sign Luke 11:29-32 The people are asking for another sign of Jesus’ spiritual authority. He should be sign enough, yet he draws upon the examples of Jonah and Solomon. Jonah preached about salvation. The Ninevites listened and reformed their lives. The Queen of Sheba sought out Solomon, anxious to learn from him. Now before them is someone far greater. Prayer: How sad not to be able to see your wondrous works in the world and to hear your voice in the words of Scripture. Open the eyes and ears of those whose hearts are hardened to you.

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October 14, 2018 – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Rich Man Mark 10:17-30 Jesus tells the rich man that there is more to gaining eternal life than keeping the commandments. The man realizes that discipleship is more than he bargained for. He is bound by earthly things and cannot let go. The man is saddened by the reality and walks away. Jesus turns to his disciples and reminds them that following him comes with great sacrifice comes. Prayer: I am afraid to ask what it means to “give up everything.” Give me the courage to ask, the strength to act, and the wisdom to understand.

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RCIA 2018 Adult Elect & Candidates

RCIA - What does it mean to be Catholic?

Amazon Smile

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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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.




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Catholic News from the USCCB

USCCB Chairman and Catholic Relief Services Commend Congress for Advancing the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Chair of

the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States

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Domestic Justice Chairman Welcomes End to Death Penalty in Washington State


the Washington Supreme Court's ruling striking down the state death penalty

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President of U.S. Bishops Conference and Chairman of USCCB Domestic Justice Committee Issue Statements on Hurricane Michael


Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the

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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

The Mystery of Redemption in Work

In a well-organized life there are no “leftovers” in the sense of superfluous actions and superfluous time. Nothing can be wasted, nothing let go. We cannot pass over any opportunity through which the seed of grace and of salvation may increase in us. Every man has a duty to be a good husbandman of his […]

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Ten Lessons from St. Teresa of Avila

There are two weeks apart every year in the Church Liturgical Calendar that separate two marvelous, inspiring, and most lovable saints, who truly love us and want us to love them: Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Theresa of Avila. Saint Therese Lisieux we celebrate October 1st; Saint Teresa of Avila we celebrate October 15th.  What […]

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Transcending our Temptations: Advice from St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

During this month of October, the Church presents us with a wonderful array of saints.  We can get to know these friends of Christ more intimately and learn valuable lessons from them by reading their writings. One good source of inspiration for all vocations and lifestyles is the Letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Saint […]

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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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