Welcome to our website of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hanford, California. We are a community whose members, called by Baptism and formed by life long education, grow in faith and holiness through worship, prayer, and service, guided by the Gospel and traditions of the Catholic Church.
We hope you will find this website an informative and helpful resource. It is offered to you to make you aware of the many opportunities of services that are available here in the parish and to invite you to consider becoming more involved in parish life on a deeper and more active level.
We also hope you will consider visiting our church. Whether you visit us here or bless us with your presence at Mass, please know, wherever you are on your journey of faith, may you find a warm welcome with us.
Bienvenido a nuestro sitio web de La Iglesia Catolica Inmaculado Corazón de María en Hanford, California. Somos una comunidad cuyos miembros, llamados por el Bautismo y formados con larga duracion de educación, crecemos en la fe y la santidad a través del culto, la oración y servicio, guiada por el Evangelio y las tradiciones de la Iglesia Católica.
Esperamos que usted encuentre este sitio web como un recurso informativo y útil. Se le ofrece a Usted para informarle acerca de las muchas oportunidades de servicios que están disponibles aquí en la parroquia y le invitamos a considerar cada vez más la vida parroquial en un nivel más profundo y más activo.
También esperamos que considere visitar nuestra iglesia. Ya sea que nos visite aquí o nos bendiga con su presencia en la Misa, por favor sepa, donde quiera que se encuentre en su camino de fe, puede encontrar una cálida bienvenida con nosotros.
On Monday morning, December 12th, the parish will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, beginning with the singing of the Mananitas at 5:00am, with Mass at 5:30am. Followed by hot chocolate and pan dulce in the parish hall. Please join us in this special celebration.
We begin to announce in the bulletin the special Christmas Day Mass schedule. Since Christmas is on Sunday this year, we will keep close to our Sunday Mass schedule, adding the traditional Midnight Mass. Two Masses will be omitted on Christmas Day, being the NOON Mass in Spanish and the 5:30pm Sunday afternoon.
NO MASS ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25TH AT NOON AND 5:30 PM
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of the Diocese of Fresno
This coming Thursday, December 15, 2016, we, the Bishop, priests, and the People of God celebrate when on December 15, 1967, the Diocese of Fresno and the Diocese of Monterey were established from the former Diocese of Monterey-Fresno. Bishop Timothy Manning, later to be the Cardinal Archbishop of Los Angeles was named as the new First Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno. Bishop Harry Clinch, born and raised in this diocese was named for the Diocese of Monterey.
The former Diocese of Monterey-Fresno was established in 1922. As each of the geographical areas grew in the number of Catholics, it was eventually necessary to separate the two. Monterey had already been a separate diocese established in 1850, but then added to Los Angeles in 1858.
Since the establishment of the Diocese of Fresno in 1967, we have grown to over 1 million Catholics in the 8 counties, which included Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern, and Inyo. We have over 90 parishes, 2 high schools, 20 elementary schools. We have seen since 1967, seven bishops, with one auxiliary bishop, who went on to be the Cardinal Archbishop of Los Angeles, Roger M. Mahony.
On Thursday night, Bishop Armando Ochoa, the current Bishop of Fresno will celebrate the Opening Mass of the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno. We are inviting all in our parish who
would like to be in the spirit with this celebration to come to our daily Mass here at IHM Church at 7:30am on December 15th. There will be many other celebrations in this special year, with a special Mass at the conclusion next year on December 15, 2017.