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 La Iglesia Inmaculado Corazon de Maria
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.
Christmas Mass Schedule
Saturday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, English Mass at 5:30pm
Sunday, December 25th, Christmas Day, Midnight Mass at 12:00am English Mass at 7:30am
Spanish Mass at 9:00am
English Mass at 10:30am
NO MASS ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25TH AT NOON AND 5:30 PM
Office Closed on Monday, December 26th.
La Oficina estará cerrada el junes 26 de diciembre.
From the Pastor
Merry Christmas to All!!!
To each and every parishioner and visitor, I would like to extend a wish for a joyous Christmas Day!
This is a day of peace. A day of realizing the deep and abiding love God has for us. As we approach the Altar of the Most Holy Savior, come with hearts open to the marvelous gifts that God offers to all in His Son, Jesus Christ.
I want to extend a sincere thank you to all of you who have shown me kindness and love as your pastor this past year. We are a family, this parish. We are a community, striving to do the best we can. None of us are perfect; we are all a work in progress.
It is my desire that we pray for our enemies, and anyone who wishes us ill. Let us pray for the person who caused us such sorrow with the desecration of our church last May. Let us pray for the group that inspired him to do what he did against God's People, and against God. We are a people of peace, justice belongs to God.
Please pray today for all those in prisons and jails. I visited Avenal State Prison this past Tuesday to hear confessions celebrate Mass with these men. They seek only reconciliation and peace. They are a part of our Church, fellow Catholics, and fellow sojourners on the road to salvation.
For all who have lost loved ones to death in these past few weeks, including my family, may Christmas bring consolation and peace to the mourning. May the promise of eternal life shine on all cared to share in the Resurrection of Jesus.
Please pray for our young Hispanics who are living in fear at this moment with this incoming administration. Many people are fearful of losing health care. Many are fearful that our country will challenge them. While I am certain that God and His Mother, the Immaculate Conception our patroness will protect us who fear what might come, we must stand united as a country. May this Christmas sooth many hearts.