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Welcome to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish

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.

Bishop's Annual Appeal 2017

It has been our custom now to pay off our obligation to the Bishop's Annual Appeal, by taking a second collection at every Sunday during Lent. This is a part of our responsibility of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. By our extra financial sacrifice, we are able to help the Bishop in his responsibility to care for the entire Diocese. Our obligation is around $11,000 every year. I am hopeful that we can once again retire our responsibility. I am very grateful to all who have responded in the past. It is due to our faithful and generous parishioners that enable us to do so much! - Fr. Mike

From the Pastor

Pentecost Sunday

This Sunday, the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit is manifested in the tongues of fire on the heads of 
the Apostles and the others gathered in the locked room. Our Blessed Mother also received the inspiration of the Holy Spirit on that day. Today, the Church, on her birthday, gives thanks for the gift of faith that has brought us to the 21 Century. The Church has suffered much, both inside and outside. Inside forces, still working today, try to confuse the faithful by discouraging the work of the Holy Spirit, both through the people and the Bishop of Rome. Our Holy Father, elected by his peers, and empowered to the lead the Church, faces those who believe that they have the answer to the questions of modern world and how to respond to it. Pope Francis, as he reflects on a long life of ministry as a Jesuit, priest and bishop, and now the Chief Shepherd, he guides the Church in listening to the voices of the poor and suffering, just as Christ did. He has no agenda, as man who lived in poverty, chastity and in obedience his whole life. He never enjoys human comforts he lives like his poor people. Many of us priests and bishops don't live as he does, and should and it does bother our conscience. On this Pentecost Sunday, pray for Pope Francis, that his words may touch the hearts of people, and those of us in the Church, and in ministry.

Last Saturday, at the Ordination Mass of the new priests for the Diocese of Fresno at St. Peter’s Church in Lemoore, Bishop Armando X. Ochoa announced that one of the young men, Father Joseph Govindu, has been assigned as Parochial Vicar to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, effective June 15, 2017. What great joy to receive a newly ordained priest to serve our community. Bishop Ochoa has great confidence that this parish is where a newly ordained priest can flourish in his first assignment... read more here