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!

Welcome

 

 

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, JULY 21ST

SETON SOCIAL CENTER COST: $20

ENJOY AN EVENING OF

RUNWAY FASHION,

MUSIC

AND A TASTE OF RAMONA'S DIVERSE RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE.

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SEATING IS LIMITED. TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER SUNDAY MASS AND FROM THE FAITH  FORMATION OFFICE. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU BY THE RUNWAY LIGHTS.

QUESTIONS OR INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT MS. KATIA OWENS 619-887-2017 OR EMAIL AT [email protected]

 

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.

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

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FORMED - OUR GIFT TO YOU

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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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Eucharistic Adoration

 

Will be held this coming Friday, August 2nd  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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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

 

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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

Forced abortion judge ignored family, human rights, appeal court finds

London, England, Jul 12, 2019 / 10:53 am (CNA).- Courts in the United Kingdom have released the text of judicial decisions in the case of a disabled woman orginally ordered to undergo a forced late-term abortion.

The decisions, made available July 11, reveal that the woman was hours away from being made to undergo the procedure at the time the Court of Appeals heard her case.

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Rise in crimes against churches in France shock faithful, prompt reflection

Paris, France, Jul 11, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- Vandalism, theft, arson and other increasing attacks on churches in France have led to debates about their causes, amid shock to the community, questions bout the perpetrators, and debates over what the attacks might mean about French culture and the place of Christianity.

“Those downplaying the vandalism, which include most leading newspapers and politicians, point to evidence that the attacks are the small-bore crimes of small-time miscreants. Those concerned that the attacks pose a more serious threat expressly dismiss that perspective,” American journalist and author Richard Bernstein has said in an essay for RealClearInvestigations titled “Anti-Christian Attacks in France Quietly Quadrupled. Why?”

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St. Benedict Church in Rome celebrates feast with 40 hour adoration vigil

Rome, Italy, Jul 11, 2019 / 05:45 am (CNA).- Before St. Benedict left for Subiaco, he studied in Rome, where today there is a little-known chapel built on the site believed to be his former residence.

Locals are celebrating St. Benedict’s July 11 feast this year with 40 hours of continuous Eucharistic adoration in this historic chapel in the Church of St. Benedict in Piscinula.

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Catholic News from the USCCB

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Awarded Grants to Promote Catholic Biblical Literacy and Interpretation

WASHINGTON--This spring, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of $68,266.50 for five projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation.

The CCD works with the Catholic Biblical Association (CBA) to offer these grants, accepting applications only from the CBA, including the organization itself, its designees, and its full and associate members. In fidelity to Dei Verbum, the CBA's purpose is to promote scholarly study in Scripture and related fields by meetings of the association, publications, and support to those engaged in such studies.

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Religious Communities Receive $28 Million Toward Retirement Needs

WASHINGTON—In June, the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed $28 million in financial assistance to 360 U.S. religious communities to help underwrite the care of aging members. The funding is made possible by the Retirement Fund for Religious collection, an annual, parish-based appeal benefiting some 30,000 senior religious and their communities.  

The latest appeal was held in most U.S. Catholic parishes in December 2018 and raised $27.7 million.

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U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen of Migration and Domestic Justice Express Opposition to Proposed Rule that Would Lead to Family Separation and Housing Instability

WASHINGTON— Today, bishops from two committees at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed their opposition to a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would lead to separation or housing instability for many families. Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, FL, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, offered the following statements.

“The proposed rule would have terrible consequences for thousands of mixed-status families,” said Bishop Vásquez. “It would force these families to make a heartbreaking choice - endure family separation so that eligible members can continue to receive critical housing assistance or stay together and forfeit any such assistance. This choice between unity and stability is one no family should have to make. We urge HUD to withdraw this deeply concerning proposed rule.”

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Word of Fire by Bishop Barron

Go Behind the Scenes of the Final Two “Pivotal Players“ with Bishop Barron!

Throughout the history of the Church, men and women have emerged whose contributions have not only advanced the Church’s mission, but have also changed the course of civilization . . . These are the Pivotal Players. Bishop Barron has been retracing the lives of these incredible men and women since 2014 for his illuminative CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players documentary series. He is wrapping up filming this month, and you can go behind the scenes with him! Sign up to join Bishop Barron from July 15-24 as he journeys across Italy, Spain, and the Dominican Republic to film the final two installments of CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. By signing up, you’ll receive daily videos and reflections from Bishop Barron and the production crew throughout their trip. Watch the trailer above to preview his upcoming filming trip and discover the final two protagonists of the CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players series. Then sign up for behind the…

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The Civilization of Love in Sts. Louis and Zelié Martin

God gave me parents more suited for heaven than this earth. —St. Thérèse of Lisieux I have been ministering to youth and young adults for more than a decade, and there seems to be overwhelming hopelessness. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most poignant comes shortly after asking them, “When is the first time you witnessed authentic love?” For many of them, it takes some time to respond to this, especially young adults. I’ve met people in their twenties who can very much attest to only recently seeing love lived well, embodied even. It’s one of the greatest compliments when some have said the first time they witnessed it was in my home, with my husband or with our children. It’s humiliating (in a good way) but also saddening to know that sources of authentic love—primarily…

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St. Benedict and My Slow, Slow Surrender to Heaven

Having made my first promises in 2002 (after three years of dallying), I will this upcoming September celebrate seventeen years as a fully professed Benedictine Oblate. I’m sure my Holy Father Saint Benedict is rolling his eyes, rather unimpressed. After all these years, I can’t say I’m an impressive Benedictine, and I am sure he asks from heaven, “Have you gotten that Rule down yet?” Erm, well, no, Father. Not yet. Especially not that part about receiving all guests as Christ. “Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ, for He is going to say, ‘I came as a guest, and you received Me’” (Rule of St. Benedict, chapter 53). I became a Benedictine, rather than a Secular Franciscan, because my instincts have always been to the quiet side of life. I have always preferred prayerful contemplation and reading to almost anything else, and my instinct has always run…

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LIFETEEN News and Reflections

Set Him Always Before You

“Out of sight, out of mind” is a clichéd expression, but it’s proven to be true in my case.

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Great Question

What question would you like God to answer?

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Kick-Start Your Quiet Time

What stands in the way of putting God first in your life?

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Catholic Daily Reflections

It’s Time to Repent!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time Readings for Today Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Optional Memorial Jesus began to reproach ... Read more>>>

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Peace or the Sword?

Monday, July 15, 2019 Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Readings for Today Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor – Memorial Jesus said to his Apostles: ... Read more>>>

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Love of God and Neighbor

Sunday, July 14, 2019 Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C Readings for Today Saint Camillus de Lellis, Priest—Optional Memorial (In the United States this memorial is ... Read more>>>

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

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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

Sacraments

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2019 First Communion Students

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!

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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Integrating our Catholic Faith with our Daily lives

Into the Deep—Bearing One Another’s Burdens

We hear the word “tolerance” a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? It seems the word itself has been largely redefined to mean the opposite of what it used to mean. Today, the word “tolerance” means that one is no longer allowed to hold opinions with which other people do not agree. Let’s take a step back [...]

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The Law Written in Love

“Rather than viewing the law as restrictive, we must see that it is ordered to our happiness and flourishing.” Moses makes the moral life sound quite simple. “You have only to carry it out.” Contrary to the false definition of freedom and message of autonomy that the world tends to give, the first reading this coming Sunday reminds us that [...]

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Learning to Accept God’s Will

Not long ago a priest shared some guidance with my wife and me that has been the cause of a great deal of conversation and reflection in our home.  In response to learning that we pray every day about our oldest son’s future and that he be healed of his autism, he encouraged us to pray first for acceptance. Let [...]

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VBS

JOIN US FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL   JULY 8-12,2019

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 All children in grades 1-5 are invited   

Join us as a volunteer! Call the Faith Formation office at 760-789-6151!

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Faith Formation  *********   Calendar and Events 

 

 

Monday, July 8- Friday, July 12 , 2019: Vacation Bible School 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

 Friday, July 12 , 2019: HS Youth Group - Ice Skating-meet at the Seton Center, Ice Skating is $5, Bring money for dinner  at In N Out

 Tuesday, July 23, 2019: HS Youth Group - Movie Night, (time and location are still being determined). Cost $5.

 Friday, July 26- Sunday, July 28 , 2019: Steubenville San Diego Conference for catholic youth at the University of San Diego

Youth Choir

COME JOIN US ON TUESDAYS!

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IHM Youth Choir invites all youth in Grades 6-12

to join us on Tuesdays 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.

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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Integrated Catholic Life News and Reflections

Into the Deep—Bearing One Another’s Burdens

We hear the word “tolerance” a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? It seems the word itself has been largely redefined to mean the opposite of what it used to mean. Today, the word “tolerance” means that one is no longer allowed to hold opinions with which other people do not agree. Let’s take a step back [...]

The post Into the Deep—Bearing One Another’s Burdens appeared first on Integrated Catholic Life™.

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The Law Written in Love

“Rather than viewing the law as restrictive, we must see that it is ordered to our happiness and flourishing.” Moses makes the moral life sound quite simple. “You have only to carry it out.” Contrary to the false definition of freedom and message of autonomy that the world tends to give, the first reading this coming Sunday reminds us that [...]

The post The Law Written in Love appeared first on Integrated Catholic Life™.

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Learning to Accept God’s Will

Not long ago a priest shared some guidance with my wife and me that has been the cause of a great deal of conversation and reflection in our home.  In response to learning that we pray every day about our oldest son’s future and that he be healed of his autism, he encouraged us to pray first for acceptance. Let [...]

The post Learning to Accept God’s Will appeared first on Integrated Catholic Life™.

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Catholic Exchange

The Holy Spirit Does These Five Surprising Things

Here is what Scripture and Church tradition reveal about what the Spirit does that might help us to appreciate Him in a new light.

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What Is the Second Secret of Fatima?

The second secret of Fatima is a call to prayer, devotion to Mary and intercession for Russia. The world needs Mary, because the world needs a mother.

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St. Bonaventure’s Good Venture to Know God

God works in mysterious way. I truly believe he puts you in specific situations at precise times to allow you to grow in trust and faith in Him. As members of the Church militant we are called to be in communion with the saints in Heaven—the Church triumphant. Over the course of the past several […]

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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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