IHM CHURCH - April 26 Bulletin
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Hello everyone! I hope that you are well and keeping safe. We are here already on the third Sunday of Easter. If you are like me these days just seem to blend together. Our gospel passage this Sunday is taken from Luke, chapter 24. It is the famous encounter between the risen Lord with two of his disciples walking away from Jerusalem going to a village named Emmaus. I bet we all could tell this story by heart because it means so much to us.
Here are three things I really appreciate about this story, this encounter. First, it appears to me that the disciples were very disappointed and were returning to what they knew and how they lived before they met the Lord. Jesus, it would appear to them, was a big let down. How often I have allowed myself to get discouraged because things didn’t go as I expected. How many missed opportunities all because I gave up. Secondly, it is such a great detail that Luke includes in that they didn’t recognize him at first. Doesn’t that make sense when they already gave up on Jesus? How often has it happened in your life that you develop a certain way of looking at things so much so that you don’t see many other things. When you think about the healings of the blind men in the gospels, they were never simply healed for restoring one’s normal sight; they were grace-filled encounters that helped those formerly blind to see what God wanted them to see. To see things in a new light. Not so with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. They were going back to the way they used to see. But then, how their eyes were opened when Jesus broke the bread! Their new sight was restored in the beautiful gift of the eucharist. They recognized him! Beautiful!
And finally, we read how they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem to meet up with fellow disciples and join in the proclamation, “The Lord has been truly raised and has appeared to Simon!” Their eyes, their lives were never going to be the same as they now bore witness to the risen Christ. We might pray today and every day the refrain of that wonderful song, “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord!” God bless everyone!
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord!
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord!
I want to see you!
I want to see you!
WINNER OF THE 50/50 RAFFLE AT IHM
The Winner of the Booster for March 2020 is:
Mr. & Mrs. Rudi Schwab
For the amount of $465.00
UPCOMING STREAMING MASS SCHEDULE
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CATHOLIC FAITH NETWORK MASS ONLINE
ST PATRICK MASS ONLINE
CELEBRATING EASTER AT HOME
The Napolitano Family (below) celebrated Easter Mass in their living room using our new Live Streaming service. What a beautiful set up! We are so happy to see parishioners staying connected to IHM during these unprecedented times.
If you have photos that would like to share, please submit them to email@example.com.
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.
Please be sure to maintain social distancing guidleines while in the Church.
Let us pray through the intercession of our Blessed Mother for help and healing in these complicated and difficult days.
CANCELLATION OF GOLDEN EGG EVENT
The Golden Egg Raffle Event, originally scheduled for June 5, is cancelled. As current events progress, we will review our options for re-scheduling in the fall.
With so many Church & Town organizations rescheduling events, we will have to check schedules before selecting a date. If you know of reschedule dates for any group please let us know by emailing
God bless you,
Natalie & Virginia
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 26, 2020.
The Valentine Family
The Deceased Members of The Ciero Family
Concetta & Alexander Formica
The Gondiosa Family & Albert Attisani
Richard Olson III
Lt. Col. Mary Pat Dwyer
Vincent McDonnell (living)
Gerald P. Connolly
The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
Please Remember in Your Prayers
The Sick of Parish
Nicholas Di Marzo
For all those suffering with the Virus
Our Beloved Dead
Gene Panessa & Bella Panessa
Rev. James F. Healy
Rev. Lawrence E. Lucas
Myles J. Ambrose
All Victims of the Virus
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Thank you to those who are contributing online using WeShare! 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 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.
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RDC Center for Counseling & Human Development
During this time of isolation, fear and uncertainty, we want your parishioners to know that The RDC Center for Counseling & Human Development, (52 N. Broadway, White Plains), is continuing to see clients and is accepting new clients virtually through a secure web platform. We are here to help during this difficult time and can be reached by calling 914-949-0504. Stay safe & Stay well!
Sr. Pat Sheridan
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:
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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
on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 9:51PM