IHM CHURCH - March 29 Bulletin
There will no printed Sunday Bulletin this week. This message contains a shortened digital version. Please feel free to forward to others who may not be on our flocknote list. You may also visit our website for more information:
I pray you are doing well and staying safe. You have been and continue to be in my prayers throughout the day. I really miss you and I thank you for your prayers and emails. I want to thank so many of you who have called offering help for any of parishioners that might be in need. I was not surprised! Thank you! Here is a reflection by Philip Kosloski of
regarding making a spiritual communion. I know that so many of you are hungry for the Eucharist. You might find this very helpful:
For various reasons we may be prevented from receiving the Eucharist at Mass. We may have broken the one hour fast, be in a state of mortal sin, or we could even be homebound, unable to leave our home to attend Mass. In these cases, the Church encourages us to make an act of “spiritual communion,” where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. It is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion. Countless saints incorporated this type of prayer into their daily lives, not being satisfied with receiving Jesus in the Eucharist once a week or even once a day. Making an act of spiritual communion for them was an essential part of life and drew them closer to God on a daily basis.
St. Josemaria Escriva encouraged everyone to make a spiritual communion as often as they could, “What a source of grace there is in spiritual communion! Practice it frequently and you’ll have greater presence of God and closer union with him in all your actions.” Padre Pio also had a habit of making a spiritual communion throughout the day outside of the celebration of Mass. He desired to be always united with Jesus Christ in everything he did. Below is a traditional prayer of spiritual communion that many saints have prayed over the years. It can be prayed if you find yourself at Mass unable to receive the Eucharist, or even in the midst of your daily work, lifting up your thoughts to God. The ultimate goal of our lives should be communion with God and an act of spiritual communion can help a person draw closer to that goal.
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
FR. LYNCH'S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
Since we may all have some extra free time, consider reading and reflecting upon the following books (a few of my favorites):
The Holy Longing
by Ronald Rolheiser
Seven Story Mountain
by Thomas Merton
by St. Augustine (ebook available on FORMED
He Leadeth Me
by Walter J. Ciszek, Daniel L. Flaherty (Audiobook available on FORMED
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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 29, 2020
Giorgio & Mariantonia Zeolla
The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
Celeste P. Vazzana
Antionette & Louise Constantino
Dana Sgueglia Paternostro
Vincent McDonald (living)
Barbara Steele Becker
Eugene & Florentine Jost
The following children were baptized at
Immaculate Heart of Mary during the month of March, 2020
Benjamin Julian Abrams
Teresa Annellen Clark
Catherine Patricia Rogener
Please offer prayers and congratulations for the children and their families !
Please Remember in Your Prayers
The Sick of Parish
Nicholas De Marzo
Our Beloved Dead
All Victims of the Virus
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Blood is still urgently needed during the crisis, and donors can now help in a safe way and during a time that works for them. With blood donations falling by 75% as a result of blood drive cancellations, the NY Blood Center has increased the capacity at its Donor Centers by expanding their hours of operation and adding additional days. They also provide for more physical space between donors, have reduced the number of donors per hour, and take several additional sanitary measures and precautions regarding both donors and staff. In order to control donor flow, appointments must be made and walk-ins will be not accepted until further notice.
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We hope to have live streaming mass from IHM soon. The installation of the necessary equipment is underway.
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
WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT
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.
IHM Parish Council Nomination
Parish Council Elections are being postponed until further notice. However, if you want to submit your Nomination Bio, you can still do so with
deadline. For Information or to submit your name as a candidate, please email IHMParishCouncil
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A MESSAGE FROM CARDINAL DOLAN
on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2:02PM