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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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Bienvenido a Iglesia Católica del Inmaculado Corazón de María en Ramona, CA

Quizás creciste católico. Quizás te consideres católico. Tal vez no has estado en la iglesia por un tiempo. O bien, le preocupa no ser bienvenido aquí.

Y tal vez se siente incómodo y aterrador dar ese primer paso. Pregunta. Dudas. Anhelo, pero no estoy seguro de qué. Lo entendemos.

Hemos estado allí Ahora estamos aqui. Quizás Dios también te está llamando. ¡Justo como tú eres!

Bienvenido

 

Office Hours

Main Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 – 11:30 am
Closed on holidays

Mass Times

Saturday, 5:00 pm
Sunday, 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am in
Spanish
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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Publications


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Saint of the Day

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Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

St. Francis de Sales and Our Battle with Addiction

Today the Church honors a saint who deserves to be better known for his immense wisdom and practical insights that retain their relevance almost four hundred years after his death. St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was renowned as a pastor, spiritual director, and eloquent preacher. Though his spirituality flowed from a prayerful heart united to God, his guidance as a pastor of souls retains an attractive practical side that is fresh and compelling today. One example of this applied wisdom is found in his Introduction to the Devout Life, where he touches on a dynamic of conversion that speaks to all of us who battle with addictions of any kind. In this timeless classic, St. Francis teaches that in our battle with sin, we must be sorry before God for being addicted to sin but also come to hate what we are addicted to. This is key to our reform…

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John the Baptist, First Victim of the Cancel Culture

When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled: Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen. From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matt. 4:12-17)   John has been arrested. The voice crying in the wilderness will soon be raised into eternity. John the Baptist was descended from a priestly line,…

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“Dracula”: A Bland Betrayal of Vampire Lore

Vampires are literary and cinematic representations of what St. Peter tells us about in Scripture: “Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). But Christ has given us very basic means to resist Satan and his allies, and the best vampire stories play them up for edifying effect, whether the writers are believers or not. In fact, vampire fiction usually presupposes the truth of Christ and the Church’s sacraments, and the inevitable victory of the Holy Spirit over the enemies of the Gospel. Demons are scary, but they’re losers. Here’s one example: A vampire has to be welcomed into a home or building in order to enter. This is a particularly frequent deterrent in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, where bloodthirsty creatures of the night are routinely stopped in their tracks at the threshold of humans’ abodes.

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Eucharistic Adoration

 

Our next Eucharistic Adoration opportunity will be held  Friday, February 7th  in the Daily Mass Chapel.

It will begin after the 8:00 am Mass

and last until 10:00 pm. Please sign up to spend an hour with your Lord.

You will be glad you did.

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DIVINE MERCY MEETS AFTER MASS

Divine Mercy Cenacle group of IHM wishes to remind our parishioners of First Friday mass (8:00AM) benediction, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, November 1st, from 8:30AM until reposition at 10:00PM that night.

Please come and spend some time with Jesus.

 

He's waiting for you!

 Divine Mercy will hold its regular meeting in the Mothers' room.

All are invited.

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For Your Marriage

For Your Marriage

For Your Marriage helps couples at all stages of life to understand and live God’s plan for happy, holy marriages by providing educational and spiritual resources. Click here for more information

 

National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day Highlights the Meaning of Marriage

February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON—February 7-14 marks the annual celebration of National Marriage Week USA. World Marriage Day is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of February. This year, World Marriage Day is Sunday, February 10.

National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities for “building a culture of life and love that begins with promoting and defending marriage and the family,” wrote Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a letter to his brother bishops. Click here for more

Por Tu Matrimonio

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“Por Tu Matrimonio” es un espacio para inspirar, ayudar y exhortar a las parejas de habla hispana a vivir más plenamente su relación de pareja. Para mas informacion

 

Matt Maher - Because He Lives

Hillsong Band - At The Cross En La Cruz Spanish-Espanol Worship and Praise Song

Chris McClarney - Breakthrough (Live)

Parishes Online

At ParishesOnline you can download copies of recent bulletins or click the "subscribe" button to receive email notification as soon as new editions are uploaded. While at ParishesOnline, you can also follow links to the full text of all daily and Sunday Mass readings and connect online with our many wonderful sponsors. 

2019 ACA

The 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal celebrates “Responding to God's Grace.”  Each year, our Annual Catholic Appeal provides each of us with an opportunity to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to build the Kingdom of God in San Diego and Imperial Valley counties. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, our dedicated bishops, priests, deacons, religious men and women and lay faithful unite in the communion of serving our Lord through acts of grace, mercy, charity and love, and works of care and compassion with your generous financial help.

Note: For your convenience, you can create a secure account with the Diocese of San Diego, which makes it easier to make online donations or view your giving history. Click here to Access

 

Stewardship

In biblical usage, “Stewardship” is the management of whatever a person is entrusted with, not only to preserve but profitably administer for his master, ultimately for God. Christ proposed the faithful steward as model for the responsible Christian (Luke 12:42). The Apostles are chosen stewards of the divine mysteries (I Corinthians 4:1-2), and every Christian is a steward of the mysteries of God (I Peter 4:10). Jesus praised the unjust steward of the parable, not because he was dishonest, but because of his foresight, since "the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light" (Luke 16:1-8). This is the ultimate lesson of stewardship: that a human being is not owner but only custodian of God's gifts in this world, to use them and produce with them the fruits of eternal life.
(Etym. Old English stigweard, "keeper of the hall": stig, hall + weard, keeper.)

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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.

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EWTN NEWS

Disability advocates applaud Manx legislature for rejecting assisted suicide inquiry

Douglas, Isle of Man, Jan 23, 2020 / 04:09 pm (CNA).- Legislators on the Isle of Man voted Wednesday to note a debate on assisted suicide, instead of supporting further inquiry into whether the crown dependency's legislation on the matter should be reformed.

An amendment from David Ashford to note the debate “received unanimous support from both branches” of Tynwald Jan. 22, Manx Radio reported.

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Church of England affirms sex is only for heterosexual marriage

London, England, Jan 23, 2020 / 02:05 pm (CNA).- Sex is reserved for married heterosexual couples, new pastoral guidance from the Church of England has affirmed. The new guidance also draws a clear distinction between marriage and civil partnerships, noting that sexual relations are not proper to the latter. 

The guidance, titled “Civil Partnerships – for same sex and opposite sex couples. A pastoral statement from the House of Bishops of the Church of England,” was issued last month in response to a 2019 change to UK law, broadening access to civil partnerships by making them available for heterosexual couples for the first time.

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Don’t call a pro-life midwife, UK university said

London, England, Jan 21, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- An undergraduate student in a midwife program was barred from placement in a hospital, reportedly due to her pro-life beliefs. The decision was overturned last week, but free speech advocates say the case is troubling.

According to The Telegraph, Julia Rynkiewicz, a 24-year-old student at the University of Nottingham in the U.K., was blocked from entering her program’s hospital placement phase, after the university learned of her pro-life beliefs and her leadership in a pro-life student group.

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LIFETEEN News and Reflections

Evangelizing with Anxiety

Anxiety does not define you. The truth is that Christ longs to help us carry our crosses of anxiety and calls us to take real steps towards real healing. Within these steps towards healing, we are able to share our faith exactly how He calls us to and walk with others towards Christ and the Gospel.

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More than MLK

While MLK’s contributions to the confrontation of injustice definitely should *not* be ignored, we *should* make an effort to get to know some of the other Black Christians that made the Kingdom of God present on Earth through justice work.

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How to Invite Your Friends to Youth Group… Without Being Weird

It is as easy as that. Talk to your pals about youth group and make the main focus a place for community.

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Integrating our Catholic Faith with our Daily lives

Winter and the Spiritual Life

“We can have confidence that God is still working—even in the coldness, even in the darkness, even when all seems quiet.” For much of the Northern Hemisphere, January is that month when the weather finally makes up its mind to turn cold, the nights seem a little darker, and the wind seems a little more bitter.  Gone are the cheery [...]

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Are You Too Busy for God?

For years I have heard people say they don’t have enough time to pray, get involved in parish ministry, attend daily Mass, take part in Eucharistic adoration, be involved in children’s activities, serve in the community, etc. I believe our misconception about time is one of the biggest obstacles, along with living in “silos” and failing to surrender to Christ, to [...]

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Christ of the Great Plains

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Colin Cutler.                                                                                                 [...]

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Catholic Daily Reflections

Light in the Midst of Darkness

January 26, 2020 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Readings for Today Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way ... Read more>>>

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Persecution and Discord Transformed

Saturday, January 25, 2020 Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Readings for Today “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” I replied, “Who are you, ... Read more>>>

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Being Called Up the Mountain with Jesus

January 24, 2020 Friday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Readings for Today Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor—Memorial Jesus went up the mountain and ... Read more>>>

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Catholic News from the USCCB

Bishop Chairmen Express Sorrow on the Loss of American Firefighting Crew in Australia

WASHINGTON—Today, bishops from two committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed their profound sorrow at the loss of three American crew members when a firefighting air tanker crashed in the state of New South Wales in Australia. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, offered the following statement:

“As the people of Australia continue to endure terrible fires, let us renew our prayer and generosity. Today, the suffering was brought even closer to home with the loss of three brave American crew members who died in the crash of a tanker airplane used in fighting wildfires in Australia. We join in prayerful solidarity with their families and with all the people of Australia and all those in regions affected by these terrible fires. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who are suffering from this tragedy and from the disaster these dedicated professionals were fighting. In our prayer, we recall in trust that Jesus is the resurrection and the life, offering Himself to us and calling us to Himself even in our hardest hour.

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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap. of Philadelphia; Names Bishop Nelson J. Pérez of Cleveland as Successor

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and has named Bishop Nelson J. Pérez of Cleveland to succeed him.

The resignation and appointment were publicized in Washington on January 23, 2020 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

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Supreme Court’s Blaine Amendment Case An Opportunity to End a Shameful Legacy Says U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty and Catholic Education Chairmen

WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States hears oral argument in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. The case challenges a decision by the Montana Supreme Court to invalidate a tax credit scholarship program because families benefiting include those who choose to send their children to religiously-affiliated schools, a violation of the Montana state constitution’s “Blaine Amendment” of 1889 against aid to religious schools.  

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty, and Bishop Michael C. Barber, S.J., of Oakland, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Catholic Education, have issued a statement:

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Integrated Catholic Life News and Reflections

Winter and the Spiritual Life

“We can have confidence that God is still working—even in the coldness, even in the darkness, even when all seems quiet.” For much of the Northern Hemisphere, January is that month when the weather finally makes up its mind to turn cold, the nights seem a little darker, and the wind seems a little more bitter.  Gone are the cheery [...]

The post Winter and the Spiritual Life appeared first on Integrated Catholic Life™.

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Are You Too Busy for God?

For years I have heard people say they don’t have enough time to pray, get involved in parish ministry, attend daily Mass, take part in Eucharistic adoration, be involved in children’s activities, serve in the community, etc. I believe our misconception about time is one of the biggest obstacles, along with living in “silos” and failing to surrender to Christ, to [...]

The post Are You Too Busy for God? appeared first on Integrated Catholic Life™.

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Christ of the Great Plains

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Colin Cutler.                                                                                                 [...]

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Faith Formation of Children & Youth

 

  

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 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.

Veronica Brewster at (760) 484-3246.  


 

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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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Youth Choir

COME JOIN US ON THE SECOND AND THIRD

FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH!

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IHM Youth Choir invites all youth in Grades 6-12

to join us on the 2nd and 3rd Fridays of the month at 4:00 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.

Catholic Exchange

The Conversion of St. Paul

St. Paul, known as the Apostle to the Gentiles, was born in the city of Tarsus, a Roman city, thereby giving him Roman citizenship. At his circumcision, he was given the Hebrew name Saul. At a young age his parents sent him to Jerusalem to be instructed in the Mosaic Law under the greatest Rabbi of […]

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The Spiritual Life is Still Possible After Motherhood

To be like Christ is to grow in love, and other than the marital embrace, there is no human love like a mother’s love for her child. She gives of herself over and over again, without asking anything in return. So that yes to God in caring for your children imitates Mary in her yes to God in caring for Jesus.

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God Has a Marvelous Plan For All of Us

Flick on the television, turn to the news, and notice how hopeless it all looks. Terrorists kill hundreds and intimidate millions. Governments push their authority as we seem to move towards war. Things did not appear much better in first century Galilee.  The king was an irreligious adulterer and a lackey of the hated Romans.  […]

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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.

 

 

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 [email protected] 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.”

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