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.
ASH WEDNESDAY, March 1st, 2017
In ten days or less, we will be beginning the Season of Lent on Wednesday, March 1st. As you plan this important day to begin the 40 days of prayer and penance, the schedule of Masses on Ash Wednesday will be at 7:00AM, 12Noon, with Liturgy of the Word at 5:00pm in English, and Liturgy of the Word at 7:00pm in Spanish. No communion in the evening liturgies, but all will have the distribution of ashes.
Stations of the Cross will be offered every Friday evening at 6pm. Spanish Stations in the morning at 9am.
St. Patrick's Dinner Dance
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CHURCH
3rd ANNUAL ST. PATRICKS DINNER DANCE
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 18
From the Pastor
Father Denis Collins, SJ
Father Denis, who was our supply priest for two and a half years, is with us this weekend. At the beginning of 2016, Father Denis was reassigned by his superiors to Los Retiro Retreat House in Los Altos. In the middle of last summer, Father Denis was assigned to the Jesuit Retirement in Los Gatos. Father Denis lives in a beautiful setting on the site of the old Jesuit Novitiate and the vineyards. I was happy to visit Father Denis last December and he accepted an invitation to come and stay with us for a weekend.
Father Denis will do the 7:30am, 10:30am, and 12noon Masses this weekend. It is a joy to have him back in our midst.
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2017
Next weekend, most of our clergy and office staff will be attending the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, at the Anaheim Convention Center. This congress has been in existence for over 50 years, gathering Catholic School and CCD educators to come together to learn and pray. The congress now is the single largest gathering of Roman Catholics at any one time in the United States. Nearly 50,000 people will gather to listen to speakers from all over the world, in various languages, and to live out the proclamation of the Gospel. I have attended the Congress since I was in college. I usually go on Thursday and return in time for the Saturday evening Mass.
Keep our deacons and staff and all those traveling from the Fresno Diocese in your prayers. Also, help them all to experience the sense of Church in a big way.
St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance, March 18, 2017
We are on the fast track to the annual St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance to be held at the Hanford Fraternal Hall on Saturday, March 18th. The event tickets are moving quickly. If you’re interested, please call the office as soon as you can. This fund-raising dinner will help us build our new steel building to replace the Pavilion. We will need to raise nearly $300,000. Most of the funds needed will come from the sale of the church property on Davis Street. This will greatly help us in future needs for all our groups.