IHM CHURCH - April 12 Bulletin
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What a different and not so welcome experience for all of us as we have been in isolation, away from one another in order to help one another. Personally, it just dawned on me that I won’t be going to my brother’s house Easter Sunday where I will enjoy the company of my mother, brothers, sister-in-law's and nieces and nephews. I won’t be having an argument with anyone over something silly! I won’t be having some nice wine and a great dinner.I won’t be sitting around afterwards in that family glow of just enjoying each other’s presence.
So it is tough to say, “Happy Easter!” I am sure for many of you it is the same reality of not being able to enjoy each other’s presence and celebrate your regular family traditions. On the other hand, to think of all those impacted by this terrible virus, those who are presently suffering, those who have died, those who have lost loved ones and have not had the opportunity to mourn. Yikes, my feelings and nostalgia are absolutely nothing compared to such pain and grief!
Yet still we say, "Happy Easter!"
Because we join with those earliest followers of Christ who came to the empty tomb and were not sure what all this was about. We join Mary Magdeline, Peter and John and we wonder what is happening. As we do so, the Lord draws into the power that flows from his resurrection. It is the power of love and life. It is the power that makes us able to put up with anything the world throws our way. It is the power that reminds us this is what the Lord came to do for us, to save us from death. It is the resurrection power that overcomes darkness and death of any kind.
My friends may the power that flows from the resurrection of Jesus Christ overwhelm you and enrich you with a new spirit especially in these terrible days. Christ is risen, indeed he is risen!
Happy Easter! God bless you and your families!
UPCOMING STREAMING MASS SCHEDULE
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
All services are private, NOT open to the public
ecordings will accessible from
one hour after mass ends.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK
Daily Mass -
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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 EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, LIVE from St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10AM.
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.
Dear IHM Parishioners &
It is hard to believe that we have been home based learning for almost four weeks now. I can not express to you how proud I am of our faculty and students on their transition to distance learning. I wish to thank our parents as well for their support and help during this time.
We have held virtual spirit weeks to keep our school community and spirit up. It has been pure joy to see the photos and videos of the children at work and at play. With the children participating in our various spirit events, it has helped everyone to remain connected as an IHM family. It is important that through all this, we remain together, a part.
I wish you and your families a Happy and Blessed Easter! Please know, Father Lynch and I pray every day for you and your families.
Mass intentions for this week will be moved to a private mass celebrated by one of the priests of the parish. The following people will be remembered the week of April 12, 2020.
Larry Holten Sr. & Larry Holten Jr.
The Deceased Members of The Grogan & Vaccaro Families
The Deceased Members of The Abbatiello & Carlucci Families
Giuseppe & Giuseppina Serraino
Caterina Costa & Vito Costa
Margaret Di Carlo
Will & Nina White
Br. John G. Driscoll, CFC
Vincent McDonnell (living)
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
All Victims of the Virus
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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 do not hand deliver your contribution envelopes to the Rectory. Please continue mailing them in. We sincerely appreciate your support but we urge you to
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE & STAY WELL!
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:
Convalescent Plasma Needed!
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
Consider printing this out for your child(ren) for a Easter Sunday activity!
Easter Sunday Kids Korner 4-12-2020.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 10, 2020 at 3:11PM