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!
Readings for the Week of November 18, 2018
Dynamic Catholic Video Series
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
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
11/18/18 2:01 pm
Milan, Italy, Nov 18, 2018 / 08:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).-
An Italian court has ordered Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò to pay back nearly 2 million euro of inheritance, plus interest and legal fees to his brother, Father Lorenzo Vigano.Read More
11/16/18 6:59 pm
Brussels, Belgium, Nov 16, 2018 / 12:59 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-
In the wake of the European elections, a proposal was raised to consider "family" as the basis of Europe's cultural heritage.Read More
11/16/18 1:01 pm
Wenzhou, China, Nov 16, 2018 / 07:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-
A Vatican-appointed Chinese bishop has reportedly been taken into custody by the government and is undergoing "isolation and indoctrination."Read More
Faith Formation of Children & Youth
Faith Formation of Children & Youth
All Faith Formation Programs have now started!
Youth Group for High School:
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!!!!!
Sunday, November 11: Altaration Youth: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm at the Social Center after 9:30 a.m. Youth Mass.
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!
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.
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
Tuesday, November 6: Youth Group for High School: 6-8 PM in the Seton Center.
Tuesday, November 6: Jr. Youth Group for Grades 6,7 & 8 : 6-8pm in the Social Center.
Wednesday, November 7: Faith Formation for Grades 1 through 5: All meet at the Social Center at 6:00 pm
Thursday, November 8: Faith Formation for Grades 1 through 5 All meet at the Social Center at 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 11: Confirmation Youth: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm at the Seton
Center after 9:30 a.m. Youth Mass.
Sunday, November 11: Altaration Youth: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm at the Social Center after 9:30 a.m. Youth Mass.
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.
Integrating our Catholic Faith with our Daily lives
11/18/18 11:03 pm
A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass… “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear evil men but have tested those who call themselves apostles but are not, and found them to be false; I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not [...]
The post Daily Reflection — Do Not Abandon Love appeared first on Integrated Catholic Life™.Read More
11/17/18 11:04 pm
The readings for this, the Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, are filled with what many might describe as horrifying images of the end of times. We must understand these images before we arrive at the end of the liturgical year next Sunday with the Solemnity of Christ the King. The Prophet Daniel speaks of a future time of unsurpassed distress [...]
The post Five Keys to “Set the Lord Ever Before Me” appeared first on Integrated Catholic Life™.Read More
11/17/18 11:02 pm
“You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud.” (St. Vincent de Paul) The Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, Priest (1581 – 1660) is September 27. Please [...]
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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
11/19/18 6:00 am
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.Read More
11/16/18 6:00 am
The modern secularist has to face some uncomfortable facts of history.Read More
11/15/18 6:00 am
As the days get shorter, Bishop Barron’s team offers suggested Advent readings to bring on the light.Read More
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.
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
04/02/18 10:17 am
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 […]Read More
03/31/17 11:10 am
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 […]Read More
03/24/17 2:39 pm
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 […]Read More
11/19/18 4:00 am
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.Read More
11/18/18 4:00 am
The Coming of the Son of Man/The Lesson of the Fig Tree/The Need for Watchfulness Mark 13:24-32 Jesus tells his disciples that, just as there are signs of changing seasons, there will be signs of his coming. No matter how turbulent those signs may be, the disciples can find consolation in the sure knowledge that he will be with them. Even though no one knows when the Second Coming will happen, we must persevere and remain faithful. Prayer: No one knows me like you do. I don’t like waiting, and I especially do not like the unknown. But you are with me in my fearful state, and in that I am consoled.Read More
11/17/18 4:00 am
The Parable of the Persistent Widow Luke 18:1-8 Jesus is offering his disciples encouragement by telling them this parable. It is found only in Luke’s Gospel and has similarities to the man waking his neighbor (11:5-8). He is telling them that while they wait for the coming of the kingdom, they must pray persistently. If the judge finally acts in response to the woman’s persistence, imagine how much more God will do. Prayer: My impatience blinds me from seeing that you have answered my prayer. When will I ever learn that you give me what I need, not necessarily what I want?Read More
RCIA 2018 Adult Elect & Candidates
11/18/18 11:07 pm
Something is different about the Gospel of John. The other three gospels — Matthew, Mark, and Luke — read like very much like historical narratives. Because of their similarity in structure and content scholars group them together as the Synoptics. John doesn’t follow their outline and his style differs in being deeply poetic, contemplative, and […]Read More
11/18/18 11:05 pm
Let’s be friends Everyone has their opinions and advice about dating. Many people think a good romantic relationship has to be exciting and breathtaking, that there will be sparks when you first meet, and fireworks when you kiss. While Hollywood blockbusters have tainted our views and expectations of sexuality, Hallmark films haven’t done much better […]Read More
11/18/18 11:02 pm
November is a month of hope for the Christian. In this time, both in the saints and the sinners, we remember those who have gone before us on this earth—those who have now crossed the threshold into eternity. We reflect on their lives, examples, and teachings in order to learn better how to be true […]Read More
RCIA - What does it mean to be Catholic?
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Catholic News from the USCCB
President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Makes Statement at Close of Public Sessions; Fall General Assembly, Baltimore Nov. 12-14
11/14/18 12:27 pm
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:Read More
U.S. Bishops Approved “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism"
11/14/18 6:51 am
BALTIMORE— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved today, during its November General Assembly, the formal statement, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism." The full body of bishops approved it by a two-thirds majority vote of 241 to 3 with 1 abstention.
The USCCB Cultural Diversity in the Church Committee, chaired by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, of San Antonio, Texas, spearheaded the letter’s drafting and guided it through the voting process. Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, of Houma-Thibodaux, Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and Chair of the Sub-committee on African American Affairs within the Cultural Diversity Committee, issued the following statement:Read More
11/14/18 6:48 am
BALTIMORE— At their annual fall Plenary Assembly in Baltimore, MD, the U.S Bishops participated in a consultation on the cause for sainthood of the Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman, F.S.P.A.
Bishop Robert P. Deeley, Chairman of the Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, and Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, Bishop of Jackson, Mississippi, the petitioner of the cause, facilitated the discussion. By a voice vote, the bishops indicated unanimous support for the advancement of the cause on the diocesan level.Read More
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
Saturday at 3:30 pm or by appointment*
*To make an appointment, please contact the Parish Office 760-789-0583.
- Carmen Hayes, Faith Formation & Parish Administrative Assistant
- Father Ed Bernardino, Pastor
- Katia Owens, Junior Youth Ministry Coordinator
- Veronica Brewster, High School Youth Ministry Coordinator
- Deacon Andres Escobedo, Hispanic Ministry Coordinator
- Deacon Bill Turner, Assistant to the Pastor
- Sheila Jolly, Parish Secretary
- Tammy Mansir, Director of Faith Formation & RCIA
- Darlene MacDonell, Bookkeeper
- Bobby Phillips, Custodial & Maintenance Services
- Mike Rivera, volunteer website coordinator