Fr. Lynch Update, High School and College Evenings, Prayer for our Country, Novena for Life and Christmas Plants
My dear friends,
Allow me to communicate a number of things in this e-mail.
First up, as we moved from the Christmas Season to Ordinary Time (green liturgical vestments), as is the parish custom, please feel free to take one Christmas Poinsettia plant available at the Christ the King Altar on a first come, first served basis.
Thank you all very much for your sacrificial generosity to the parish during Christmas, particularly at the end of 2020 and each week or month.
If you have any high school or college age students in your household or among your relatives, please encourage them to be a part of our HSOR: High School of Religion (Wednesdays at 7:30 PM on Zoom and sometimes in person - for this evening's Zoom meet please call the Rectory at
) or our
(Thursdays 7:30-9:00PM in the church).
This Thursday, the College parishioners hope to hear from Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University about Dante (photo below)!
Today begins the 9-day Novena leading up to the tragic January 22nd Anniversary of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in the United States. Attached, please find a Novena for the Cause of Life, and consider making it part of your personal and family prayers from today until the 21st.
The US Bishops set January 22nd as a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Let's make it an important day of prayer and fasting in reparation for the harm done, for healing of those scarred from the evil of abortion, for changes in hearts and laws and for openness to God's Mercy.
Friday morning's Eucharistic Adoration on January 22nd from 9:30-10:30, including the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, will be offered for these intentions.
Also on Friday, January 22 at 4:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe, the Keogh Council of the Knight of Columbus is sponsoring a Mass for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children .
I would like our IHM parish community to pray for our beloved country as we prepare for a new Presidential Administra
tion on Inauguration Day. Therefore, let us dedicate the Monday
, January 18th,
Miraculous Medal Novena and Rosary following the 9:00am Mass, as well as the 7:30pm Rosary and Holy Hour from 8:00-9:00pm, to prayer for the United States, for President-elect Biden and for his Administration.
Fr. Thomas Lynch's family would like to thank you for all the love and prayers that you have expressed to them.
They inform us that Fr. Lynch remains stable. The doctors are building up his strength and are
preparing him for surgery on Friday
Let us offer the IHM Friday morning Holy Hour on January 15th from 9:30-10:30 for the success of Fr. Lynch's surgery, for his full recovery, for his family and for his medical team.
As usual, all of the abovementioned gatherings in the church will be live-streamed.
Our prayerful communion continue in our Lord Jesus for these and so many other needs!
In Jesus and Blessed Mary,
Msgr. Luke M. Sweeney
Msgr. Luke Sweeney
on Wednesday, January 13 at 2:34PM