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.
If you are a registered member of our online community, please click here to access your Family Album Directory, otherwise call the church office at (559) 584-8576 and ask for your username and password. You may also request it by email - please send an email to Cheryl Lastiri at email@example.com.
From Sin to Grace, God's People at Work in the midst of destruction
Last Sunday evening, on the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Jesus, a man broke into our church and caused horrible vandalism and set the sacristy on fire. He destroyed or badly damaged many church furnishings and burnt vestments and altar cloths. He wrought destruction on electrical and sound system wiring, and destroyed any pictures of our Holy Father and the Bishop. His hate was evident in the videos we saw, as he spit on images of the Holy Father, and then burnt his pictures. This man used up 3 cases of altar wine he found, drinking it, and spitting on holy objects, as well as on the walls. He filled the baptismal font, removing the water, and filling it with wine, leaving the wine bottle in the middle of the font. He turned the statues around to face the wall, and the two statues of Mary on the right side of the Church, covered them with cloth, as not to have the Blessed Mother see his rage against the Church, and it's sacramental presence.
The worst of all these things was the removal of the tabernacle, and the several attempts to break it open. Since he had no key, he crashed it to the ground several times, both inside and out on the street, finally heaving it over a fence at the house across the street from the Church, where the occupant, called 911, and police responded immediately, arresting the man at the front door the Church. The Blessed Sacrament was saved and brought to the rectory immediately... continue reading June 12 bulletin here