IHM CHURCH - January 3 Bulletin
My dear friends,
A blessed and healthy New Year 2021 to you!
Please join in wishing our Father Thumma a happy 60th birthday - Sunday, January 3rd!
Have a grace-filled Solemnity of the Epiphany (observed on Sunday instead of the usual January 6th).
Msgr. Luke M. Sweeney
CHANGE IN MASS SCHEDULE
Effective Saturday, January 2, 2021 we will combine the 8am and 9am Masses on Saturday and Holidays. Moving forward there will be one Mass in the morning. Saturday morning Masses and Holiday Masses will be celebrated at 8:30am.
January 3, 2021
Month of the Holy Name of Jesus
Dear Friends in the Lord:
Each January within the archdiocese, we are asked to collect a special offering to show our support to
The Catholic University of America
the Catholic Communications Campaign.
We all know The Catholic University as a truly unique institution of higher learning. It is the only one founded by the United States bishops back in 1887, and chartered by the Vatican. In every way, the university belongs to each of us no matter where we are in life. And so, it is incumbent upon us to help with the education of future leaders of our Church and nation. Your contributions help to underwrite the university's financial aid office so that students, young and old from across the country have access to quality academic and spiritual programs. Just within the past year, several thousand students, including those from our archdiocese, who otherwise would not have been able to attend CUA, were given an opportunity to do so, thanks in large part to your generosity.
Also, through the
Catholic Communications Campaign
, the conference of bishops is able to serve all the dioceses of our nation by providing educational and spiritual programs for radio and television. You should know that one half of your giving remains here in the archdiocese to assist with the ongoing and planned efforts of our communications and technology office.
This combined collection will be taken in our parishes next Sunday, January 10, the solemnity of the
Baptism of the Lord.
My gratitude for your generous contribution to these two important collections, and my prayerful best wishes for a holy, healthy and happy new year.
Faithfully in Christ,
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
SUNDAY, JAN 2/3 MASS SIGNUP
If you missed the Mass Signup that went out in Monday's Flocknote, please use the signup below.
IHM Public Masses Sunday January 3, 2021
Please follow safe distance protocols - Wearing a mask in church is required - There will be no sign of peace, holy water, missalettes or Bulletin - Please follow directions from ushers and observe signs about seating - Eucharist may be received in the hand, with no glove - While we have hand sanitizer available in the church, it might be wise to bring your own as well. - If you are feeling sick or anxious, we recommend watching the Mass online.
IHM Saturday Jan 2, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Jan 3, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Jan 3, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Jan 3, 12:00pm
THANK YOU FOR ALL MAILED IN AND ONLINE WESHARE DONATIONS!
If you plan to contribute online using WeShare for your recurring IHM contributions, and would like to discontinue receiving mailed envelopes, or if you have any questions or comments about envelopes or WeShare, please use the simple contact form below.
WINNER OF THE 50/50 RAFFLE AT IHM
The winner of the Booster for
December 2020 is:
Mr. & Mrs. William Mannion
For the amount of $175.00
We congratulate the following children who were baptized in the month of December 2020. We also extend congratulations to their families!
Jax Christopher Franklin
Isabel Adelaide Schweitzer
Maeson Denise Stewart
Dear IHM Parishioners,
My name is Chad Ramskugler and my unit and I received your boxes in Korea last year… thank you!
Please forgive the extreme delay in responding. I found a picture of your packages in my military gear recently and it reminded me of the tremendous blessing you were to me and over a thousand soldiers in my unit. I was stationed in Korea from 2017-2019. With God and faithful citizens like you, our military is in good hands. Thanks to all of you. Korea is the 11th Engineer Battalion. The unit I was in when you sent the cards to Korea. God Bless you and your families today and everyday!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Army Lieutenant Colonel Chad Ramskugler
STATEMENT FROM CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN ON U.S. CONGRESSIONAL EFFORTS TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, released the following statement on 12/16/2020 on efforts in Congress to support schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Every child, teacher, and staff member in every school—public, independent, and religious—has struggled with the Covid-19 pandemic afflicting America.
“The coronavirus does not discriminate based on where a child attends school. It does not discriminate based on what kind of school a teacher serves.
“As Congress continues to deliberate this week on Covid emergency relief, sadly, some of its membership seeks to discriminate against children, teachers, and staff who happen to attend or work in an independent or religious school by denying funds to sustain them during this nation’s ongoing, unprecedented health emergency.
“Religious and non-governmental schools educate approximately 10 percent of our nation’s schoolchildren, and accordingly save taxpayers billions of dollars on an annual basis. Many of these children are among our nation’s most vulnerable from high-needs communities, whose parents make enormous sacrifices for their education. They are no less afflicted by the coronavirus and no less entitled to emergency education funding from Congress commensurate with the amount provided to district public schools.
“I call on the U.S. Congress, starting with New York State’s distinguished delegation, to treat
schoolchildren, staff and teachers equally in providing emergency funding in the fight against this insidious coronavirus. Robust emergency aid for students in non-public schools must be included in any final Covid agreement this week.
“Again, coronavirus does not discriminate based on schooling. Neither should our representatives in the Congress of the United States.
“We do not want to say “bah humbug” to the 10% of our children in non-public schools.”
Please take a moment and send an email to:
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Charles Schumer
PRO LIFE CORNER
“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” Abortion destroys families and thereby a nation. Support your local pregnancy care center."
St. John Paul II
This holiday season we can shine brightest together. The need for your blood type never takes a break. Recipients rely on the generosity of donors like you to spare some of your time this festive season, so that they can share their time with loved ones. Donating blood with us is safe! We have 19 donor centers across New York and New Jersey to make donating as convenient as possible for you. Don’t forget to wear your face mask! Be someone’s shining light. Make your appointment today! Visit nybc.org/shinebright or call 1.800.933.2566 -
CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Parishioners who attend
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Readings, January 2/3, 2021,
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Click
Please be advised that you can print them out at home or you can use your phone or tablet to follow along with the readings in church or at home.
UNDAY, January 3, 2021
Epiphany of the Lord
5:30PM - Vincenza Zeolla
8:00AM - Joe & Ann Saccomano
10:00AM - Bernadina Cipollone
12:00PM - Brendan Moyna & The Moyna Family
The weekly intention for The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary will be offered privately by the Pastor
MONDAY, January 4, 2021
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
6:45AM - Annette Zambetri
9:00AM - Vito Giordano
UESDAY, January 5, 2021
St. John Neumann
6:45AM - Warren Schmidt
9:00AM - Gene & Bella Panessa
WEDNESDAY, January 6, 2021
St. Andre Bessette
6:45AM - Julia Corio
9:00AM - Frances Ranieri
URSDAY, January 7, 2021
St. Raymond Penafort
6:45AM - Frederic Wolff, Sr.
9:00PM - Angelina & Armando Frusciante
FRIDAY, January 8, 2021
6:45AM - William Ackerson
9:00AM - Giovanni Mastronardi
SATURDAY, January 9, 2021
8:30AM - Brooke Biondi
5:30PM - Anna Soto
Please Remember in Your Prayers
The Sick of Our Parish
Nicholas Di Marzo
Msgr. Pat Keenan
Fr. Thomas Lynch
For all those suffering with the Virus
The Deceased of Our Parish
Brendon Craig Brucale
Joseph C. Ferrara
All Victims of the Virus
Please see this week's "Kids Korner"
prepared by our bulletin publisher, Bon Venture.
Kids Korner 1-4-2021.pdf
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on Saturday, January 2 at 12:16PM