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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2018 ACA

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ACA Updated figures

Annual Catholic Appeal (as of 4/1/18)

Goal = $24,000

Total Pledge = $15,936.00

Total Received = $12,071.00

Thank you for all those who have made a ACA pledge this year. 

RCIA 2018 Adult Elect & Candidates

IHM Divine Mercy Conference

IHM Divine Mercy Conference is  April 28th

Do you know what Divine Mercy is? Have you ever felt or acknowledged Our Lord’s glorious mercy in your own life?

Join us for our Divine Mercy Conference, Saturday, April 28th, 8:30AM3:30PM at our church.

Father Richard Pagano, a nationally-known speaker and dynamic priest, will say mass and speak about Divine Mercy and his priestly vocation. Parishioner Candace Ruttner-Duryea, a marriage and family therapist, will relate Divine Mercy and motherhood. Father Donald Craig, a hospital chaplain, will tell us about Trusting in Mercy. Music is by talented harpist Dr. Marsha Long. Tickets are $25 per person. Optional lunch is $6.50. For tickets, contact Jan Donovan, (760)440-9905 or jandonovan51@gmail.com  . All profits will go towards Father Pagano’s vocation ministry and IHM parish.

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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.”

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The Walk For Life

The Walk For Life on Saturday, April 14th was an awesome event. Thank you for all your prayers and financial support. It is a simple way to declare “Choose Life, Life Makes the Difference” on behalf of unborn children. 

You do make a difference! This event is RPCC’s most important fundraiser of the year. If you weren’t able to attend the walk, you can still participate by making a donation to help RPCC reach their goal of $40,000 to continue serving women in crisis from Ramona, Santa Ysabel and the back country. Information is available by  calling the RPCC office at 760-789-7059 or going to their website,  https://www.friendsofrpcc.com   


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W.O.W Widows or Widowers (singles, too)

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Date: Thurs., April 19th!

Destination: Carlsbad Flower Fields Followed by: Tip Top Meats for a German lunch Fee: $14 (60+) $17 (under 60) Lunch is reasonable

We will carpool from IHM at 9:30 AM BRING YOUR CAMERAS!! And perhaps a shopping bag. (Tip-Top is tempting) Questions? Call Rhodyne Tappe 760- 789-4947 or Laurie Engel 760-789- 2168

Faith Formation of Children & Youth


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By listening to God’s word and drawing nourishment from the table of the Eucharist, may our hearts be ever more ardent in faith, hope and love (Pope Francis).  Classes have resumed this week with Confirmation Immediate Preparation on April 8, MS & HS Youth Groups on April 9 and Elementary classes on April 11/12.

Do you feel called to serve our Children’s Faith Formation, Middle School Youth Group or High School Youth Group? The Holy Spirit will guide you through the training and support of your stewardship with young people! If you are interested in serving our young disciples! Contact Tammy 619-851-5428, Jonathan & Rebecca 760-960-1303 or Veronica 760-484-32

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SAVE THE DATE! Splash Canyon VBS Join us this summer for IHM Vacation Bible School the week of Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, 2018! VBS is for children going into Ist through 6th grade. Middle and High School youth are welcome as volunteers and leaders. Cost is $25 per child and includes T-shirt. Early registration by April 30, 2018 is $20 per child.

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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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Steubenville West IHM high school teens are invited to attend this amazing youth conference on July 13- 15 held at the University of Tucson in Arizona. Join us for a weekend of engaging liturgies, inspiring music, challenging talks and overwhelming joy. Early registration is $275 each, after April 1 the cost is $350. Payment plan is available. Details and sign up with Veronica with a $75 non-refundable deposit.

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Press Conference Advisory: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Vice President and Committee Chairman on Migration to Announce Position of Support on Legislation to Protect Dreamers

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Ordination Class of 2018: CARA Report Gives Reasons for Hope and Areas for Growth

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Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

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Two Healings, One Bridge

Today, Elizabeth Scalia reflects upon two of Christ's healings, which reveal a bridge between justice and mercy, the law and the sacraments, and the Old and New Covenants.

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“Lincoln in the Bardo” and the Last Things

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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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Vatican News

Pope: Without the Eucharist, everything the Church does is vain

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2018 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of the Eucharist to the life and actions of the Church, saying without Christ's love and self-sacrifice, everything would be done in vanity, since everything Jesus did was for others.

“The Eucharist is not a beautiful rite, but it is the most intimate, the most concrete, the most surprising communion that one can imagine with God: a communion of love so real that it takes on the form of eating,” the pope said April 20.

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There's no 'maybe' when answering the Lord's call, pope says

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2018 / 03:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking in the southern Italian town of Alessano on Friday, Pope Francis said that we should be on fire for our faith, combining prayer and action after the example of the Italian bishop Tonino Bello.

“Here, this is the vocation according to Don Tonino: a call to become not only faithful devotees, but real lovers of the Lord… When the Lord sets the heart on fire, hope cannot be extinguished. When the Lord asks for a ‘yes,’ we cannot answer with ‘maybe,’” the pope said April 20.

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Catholic communicators urge greater respect in public discourse

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2018 / 12:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This week, Catholic communicators gathered in Rome to discuss the need for more respectful dialogue in the public sphere, saying that fake news and polemics must be overcome with truth, mercy and openness.

When it comes to modern day public discourse, Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin said, “we have to be aware of our language, because nowadays people switch off, they don't hear, and we cannot get the Gospel message out simply condemning everyone who lives their lives contrary to what we believe in.”

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Daily Meditations

April 21, 2018 – Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

The Words of Eternal Life John 6:60-69 At the conclusion of the discourse, the disciples admit that they find Jesus’ words difficult to understand and his directives difficult to follow. Some choose to walk away. The twelve remain, and Peter, their spokesperson, states bluntly that knowing him, journeying with him, leaves them no choice but to remain with him. Prayer: There is nowhere else to go and certainly no one else to go with but you. You are the Way.

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April 20, 2018 – Friday of the Third Week of Easter

The Bread of Life Discourse John 6:52-59 These passages in the discourse begin with the Jews quarreling with one another about Jesus offering his physical flesh. He responds by telling them that unless they eat his flesh and drink his blood they will not have life within them. They are blinded to the spiritual reality of his words. Prayer: I will admit that is nearly impossible to understand the Eucharist because of my human limitations, but because you say it, Lord, I believe.

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April 19, 2018 – Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

The Bread of Life Discourse John 6:44-51 The Eucharistic theme is at the heart of this gospel, and “believe” is the operative verb. Jesus must be consciously received as the bread from heaven, God’s revelation. Eating his flesh and drinking his blood provides ongoing nourishment for the believer. This belief is not optional; it is essential. Prayer: Eating and drinking take on a whole new meaning in the Eucharist. I realize that prayer, reflection, and belief in what it means is so important in my receiving your body and blood.

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Catholic Exchange

St. Anselm (Bishop and Doctor)

The English bishop and theologian St. Anselm (1033-1109) was one of the Church’s greatest medieval thinkers. Anselm was born of a noble family. At the age of fifteen he desired to enter a monastery, but his father forbade this. Anselm thereupon abandoned religion for a number of years and adopted a carefree lifestyle. He later […]

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The Interior Life and Excessive Work

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Scripture Speaks: “I Am the Good Shepherd”

Today, Jesus speaks of Himself as “the Good Shepherd,” an identification that reaches back all the way to Moses and forward all the way to every bishop’s staff.  How? Gospel (Read Jn 10:11-18) In St. John’s Gospel, after a long description of Jesus’ healing of a man born blind (with all the disputation it caused […]

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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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