IHM CHURCH - March 22 Bulletin
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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
What an awful, sad week! I just returned from church after praying my Divine Office. I stayed a little while longer just to absorb the emptiness of the church. It all felt so strange. For me it was like a combination of a Holy Saturday morning filled with silence along with a deeply felt catastrophe with the disappearance of so many wonderful parishioners told to stay home! I of course understood the decision to cancel Masses and public devotions. We have to be prudent. We have to be prepared and do everything possible to stay safe in order to help others as well.
Everything seems to be closed and shut down around us. I can’t help but think of the prayer of St John Henry Newman. It is most certainly a prayer that rallies against a doom and gloom perspective (which is me lately!). Our choir often sings the words of this beautiful prayer, “Lead Kindly Light”
May it be our prayer throughout these strange days of uncertainty. Here it is:
Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home,--
Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene,--one step enough for me.
I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou
Shouldst lead me on:
I loved to choose and see my path, but now
Lead thou me on!
I loved the garish days, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.
So long thy power hath blessed me, sure it still
Will lead me on;
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone;
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.
My friends, if there is anyone who needs assistance, please let friendly neighborhood priests know! You know where to find us.
All public celebration of Mass throughout the Archdiocese is canceled by direction of Cardinal Dolan and medical authorities. There is no Daily Mass or Weekend Mass until further notice. Adoration is suspended until further notice. School, Religious Education and CYO are canceled.
The Church will be open for Private Prayer
8AM to 3PM.
Let us pray through the intercession of our Blessed Mother for help and healing in these complicated and difficult days.
Mass intentions for this week will me moved to a private mass celebrated by one of the priests of the parish. The following people will be remembered the week of March 22, 2020
Gerardo & Antonietta Silvano
Angelina Frusciante’s Children & Grandchildren
Titina Di Sarro
Florian Gabriele & The Gabriele Family
Loyola Patricia Drohan
Margaret Kellar Walsh
Lawrence J. Farrell
Merad & Felcy D’Cruz
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Remember the Sick of Parish in Your Prayers
Nicholas De Marzo
All Victims of the Virus
Daily and weekly celebration of Mass is a key component to remain engaged with the church. There is a daily mass being live-streamed from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. The mass is available on the Catholic Channel, Sirius XM 129 and is broadcast live and on demand by Catholic Faith Network (CFN).
CATHOLIC FAITH NETWORK MASS ONLINE
ST PATRICK MASS ONLINE
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE FAITHFUL
Magnificat is a spiritual guide to help you develop your prayer life, grow in your spiritual life, find a way to a more profound love for Christ, and participate in the holy Mass with greater fervor. During this challenging time, when we are unable to attend Mass, Magnificat is offering free access to their online version to help people pray from home.
and click on "complimentary access to our online version".
LEARN THROUGH FORMED
Our Parish has free access to FORMED, a streaming service for Catholic content.
You can find thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile device.
, select "I belong to a Parish or Organization" and search for Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER
NCR is a trusted Catholic news source. There is a very good blog entry on "10 Things You Should Do Until Public Masses Return." Rest in the heart of Christ, and don’t let your hunger for the Bread of Life fade away during this difficult time in history.
WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT
As you know, because of the ongoing health emergency, the Archdiocese of New York has directed us to cancel all Masses in our parish. And although we support this decision to help keep our Parishioners, Clergy and Staff as healthy as possible, your support is still needed.
The Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary relies on the generosity of parishioners to sustain our Parish. We are using WeShare to receive online donations from our parishioners. With WeShare, online giving is safe, simple and convenient. We have recently added Second Collections to WeShare, which allows you to schedule gifts to specific collections if you would like. Your online WeShare contributions to IHM will be combined with any in-mass or other contributions for a single annual statement.
Please use the link below to access WeShare.If you have any questions regarding this collection system, please send an email to the We Share Customer Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 950-9952.There are help documents attached below if needed.
IHM Parish Council Nomination
Nominations to replace 4 members of the IHM Parish Council are now underway. Any registered member of the parish, at least 18 years old, is eligible to run for the Council.
Please visit our Parish council web page for more information and to submit a nomination:
Submit a Nomination
on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10:30AM