IHM CHURCH - April 5 Bulletin
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And about three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”
which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
My friends, today is Passion (Palm) Sunday. While palms bring out the crowds, the day is really named after our reading from the gospel. It is the reading of the passion of our Lord. Would you take some time today to read Matthew chapter 26, verse 14 through chapter 27 to verse 66? Stay with the passion of Jesus and find yourself in wonder what he does for us, how innocent he is, how horrible the pain must have been. I think his humanity is so clear when on the cross, he says the words listed above: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” How many of us feel that way today.! Not that we are blaming God, it is simply that we really need help, we really need to be saved. Scholars tells us that Jesus was reciting a psalm/prayer when he uttered those words. Yet, I think he intentionally wanted everyone to hear him in his cry to his Father.
Let us join together in our cries to God, all the while trusting in God’s never failing love and faithfulness. May the peace of the Lord be with you this Holy Week in ways that will enrich you and in ways that your cries will be heard so lovingly. God bless you and all your families. Your priest and sisters miss you very much. You are in our prayers!
Just a few updates:
Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, we are not be able to:
Distribute Palms this weekend. Please accept the "virtual palm" below in the meantime.
Hear confessions. In place of individual penance, parishioners are asked to say an Act of Contrition.
STREAMING MASS FROM IHM IS HERE!
We are excited to announce that we are now streaming live Mass from IHM beginning this weekend! You will also have access to view recorded Masses. Please spread the word! Go to parish website
for most current information.
UPCOMING STREAMING MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 4 - 10:00 AM
Palm Sunday, April 5 -
Monday - Wednesday, April 6 - April 8, Daily Mass - 10:00 AM
Holy Thursday, April 9, Mass of the Lord's Supper - 5:00 PM
Good Friday, April 10, Stations of the Cross for children - 11:00 AM
Good Friday, April 10, Celebration of the Lord's Passion - 3:00 PM
Holy Saturday, April 11, Easter Vigil - 5:00 PM
Easter Sunday, April 12, Mass at 10:00 AM
CLICK HERE FOR IHM LIVE STREAMING MASS
OTHER STREAMING MASS OPTIONS
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
The Archdiocese of New York and PIX11 will partner to broadcast Mass on both PALM SUNDAY, April 5, and EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, LIVE from St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10AM.
WEEKEND MOVIE RECOMMENDATION
The Passion of The Christ
The Passion of The Christ
is a film about the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life. The film opens in the Garden of Olives (Gethsemane) where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Jesus resists Satan's temptations. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, Jesus is arrested and taken back to within the city walls of Jerusalem where the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy and his trial results in a condemnation to death.
This film can be found on various streaming services. However, to stream this film for free
*If you are accessing this from your tablet or mobile device, you will have to download the Tubi App from the App Store to stream for free
2004 - 2hr 6min
Rated R (for violence)
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov
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):
Prayer for Beginners
by Peter Kreeft (available on FORMED)
The Way, Furrow, The Forge
by Josemaria Escriva
American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America's Most Powerful Church
by Charles Morris
streaming service for Catholic content. You can find thousands of movies, children's programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your computer or mobile device. For access, go to
, click "Sign Up", select "I belong to a Parish or Organization" and search for "Scarsdale"
All public celebration of Mass throughout the Archdiocese is canceled by direction of Cardinal Dolan and medical authorities. Daily/Weekend Mass will only be streamed 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 April 5, 2020.
Gerardo Trolio & Felicano Valvano
The Burlin Family & John Alzapiedi
Laura Hernandez (Living)
The Deceased Members of the Coen Family
Loyola Patricia Drohan
William & Elizabeth Didi
Crocetta & Carmine Mattucci
Joseph P. Gulia
The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
Please Remember in Your Prayers
The Sick of Parish
Nicholas De Marzo
For all those suffering with the Virus
Our Beloved Dead
Anna De Grazia
Rev. Leonard DiNola
Rev. Frank J. Damis
All Victims of the Virus
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Thank you to those who are contributing online using WeShare! In the past two weeks the number of IHM parishioners using WeShare has increased by 65%! We had a 250% increase in online donations, from current and new WeShare donors! This is helping offset the loss of in-mass contributions during this difficult time.
With WeShare, online giving is safe, simple and convenient. You can setup a recurring or one-time contribution to the Sunday Offertory, Easter, or any Special Collection, using a credit card or bank payment. 100% of your donation is deposited into IHM's Church giving account. 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.
MAIL IN CONTRIBUTIONS
Thank you to those who have been mailing your contributions to the Rectory! We do not have a secure drop off spot on the premises, so please continue mailing them in. Our mailing address is: IHM Rectory, 8 Carman Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
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.
For questions regarding your last donation date, travel, medications:
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:
TO DONATE IN ELMSFORD:
TO FIND NY DONOR CENTERS BY ZIPCODE:
Interested in Donating Plasma?
If you have recovered from COVID-19 and wish to donate plasma, please contact one of the hospitals below:
Mount Sinai Convalescent Plasma Donation Form
Columbia University Convalescent Plasma Donation Form
MIDNIGHT RUN UPDATE
Thanks to all who helped with Saturday's run. Your generosity is overwhelming. We ran a skeleton crew into Manhattan, just four of us in two cars but we had more than 200 bagged lunches, nearly 500 sandwiches! Paired with 100 toiletry kits and 50 underwear/sock kits and two dozen hoodies. It was warmly received by the 70 plus we met with. We went through all but about 20 bagged lunches which we delivered to shelter in New Rochelle - again to a very grateful group.
Consider printing this out for your child(ren) for a Palm Sunday activity!
Kids Korner 4-5-2020.pdf
Every night at 7:00pm please join New Yorkers as they open their windows and cheer, clap, whistle and shout their appreciation for all those who put their lives on the line to keep the state going and us safe.
Let us show our appreciation to all essential workers like: healthcare professionals, police officers, fire fighters, educators, transit workers, sanitation workers, bankers, delivery people, cashiers, pharmacists, stockers and everyone else who selfishly comes to our aid during these trying times.
on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:23PM