IHM CHURCH - May 10 Bulletin
There will be 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. Please visit our website for most up-to-date information:
Fifth Sunday of Easter, how is it possible? I hope you are well and keeping safe. I know a number of parishioners have been seriously effected by the virus. Please know of our prayers. If there is anything that we can do, please call the rectory. If you get the answering service, ask them to call the priest on duty. A number of parishioners have reached out to help anyone who needs food or supplies that can be picked up for you.
In our gospel today, my friend St. Thomas listened patiently to Jesus as he spoke of going to prepare a place for them (and us!). Jesus ended by saying, “Where I am going, you know the way.” But Thomas responds, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” And then of course the beautiful and powerful words of Jesus: “I am the way, the truth and the life…” That response must have filled Thomas’ heart with such comfort and joy. And so with us today. Sometimes, we really do not know the way our lives are going. Things can get very confusing especially in tough days like these. Perhaps we can all hear those words form Jesus throughout the day, the week, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” I think our hearts will be filled with loving trust and confidence in the risen Lord who will not abandon his flock.
To end, how’s this for a great quote?
“The risen life of Jesus is the nourishment and strengthening and blessing and life of a Christian. Our daily experience ought to be that there comes, wavelet by wavelet, that silent, gentle, and yet omnipotent influx into our empty hearts, this very life of Christ Himself.”
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY PARISH!
Our Parish Priests, and all Rectory, School & Religious Ed. Staff would like to extend a Happy & Blessed Mother's Day to all of the wonderful Mothers in our parish, we hope you enjoy your special day! Thank you for all that you do!
In observance of Mother’s Day, Mother’s Day Mass Remembrance Envelopes are included in your packets.
Loving God, we thank you for the love of the mothers you have given us, whose love is so precious that it can never be measured, whose patience seems to have no end.
We pray for those mothers who fear they will run out of love or time, or patience. We ask you to bless them with your own special love, Amen.
in-person public celebration of Mass and Events throughout the Archdiocese remain
. Adoration is suspended until further notice. School, Religious Education and CYO are canceled. The Church will be open for Private Prayer only, from 8AM to 3PM. Please be sure to maintain social distancing guidelines while in the Church.
Daily/Weekend Masses are live
streamed every day at 10:00 AM. Masses can be viewed on our website at
All services are private, NOT open to the public.
Other Streaming Mass Options:
Daily Mass is being live-streamed from
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
. The Mass is available on the Catholic Channel, Sirius XM 129 and is broadcast live and on demand by
Catholic Faith Network (CFN)
IHM Online Contributions through
As you know, we've suspended weekly collections since mid-March, please consider using WeShare to set up electronic recurring contributions or to make a one time gift to IHM. Thank you to our new WeShare users, we've doubled our donors over the past few weeks!
If you need help or have any questions about WeShare,
to contact IHM WeShare support.
Mail in Contributions:
We do not have a secure drop off spot on the premises, so please do not hand deliver your contribution envelopes to the Rectory. Our mailing address is: IHM Rectory, 8 Carman Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
IHM continues to use Flocknote as a main method of communication. If you have friends or family who are not subscribed, please direct them to our website,
to sign up.
We sincerely appreciate your support! We continue to urge you to
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE & STAY WELL!
Let us pray through the intercession of our Blessed Mother for help and healing in these complicated and difficult days.
NEW CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES
IHM has moved to a new contribution envelope printer. We are now mailing envelope packets six times per year. Parishioners should have received their May/June set by now. I am sure you noticed the new design, we are very pleased with how it turned out!
If you plan to contribute online using WeShare for your recurring IHM contributions, and would like to discontinue receiving mailed envelopes, or if you have any questions or comments about envelopes or WeShare, please use the contact form below.
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 May 10, 2020.
Jane M. Hulsebosch
Fred Di Carlo
Vincent McDonnell (living)
Maria Antonia Gizzo
John Di Pippo
Leonard Di Pippo
The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
Please Remember in Your Prayers
The Sick of Our Parish
Nicholas Di Marzo
Dr. John E. Rogener, Jr.
For all those suffering with the Virus
Our Beloved Deceased
Peter De Felice
All Victims of the Virus
WINNER OF THE 50/50 RAFFLE AT IHM
The winner of the Booster for
April 2020 is:
Ms. Annette Hamington
For the amount of $115.00
UPDATE FROM MIDNIGHT RUN
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you do! Needless to say, resources are scarce so your generosity is greatly appreciated!
My son Willie and I went into Manhattan on Wednesday to distribute food, socks, underwear, t-shirts, and toiletries to approximately 40 people. Check out the photo of Riverside Drive at 9pm on Wednesday.
We are hoping to do another Run on Wednesday 5/13. We'd like to push our luck an see if we can get our sandwich makers activated for this one:
We need 50 bagged lunches (Turkey, peanut butter & jelly, meatloaf or ham - 2 per bag) along with a water or juice box, piece of fruit, snack or treat of some kind
We would need to have the bags late morning or early afternoon next Wednesday (5/13)
We can pick up or you can drop off at our house (27 Warwick Ave Scarsdale)
You may still donate to our Run's in the following ways:
E-Drive: consider ordering
in dark colors/white/black/gray,
(crew or calf), online and have them shipped to us at:
27 Warwick Ave Scarsdale, NY 10583
Amazon e-gift card
Walmart e-gift card
IHMMidnightRun@gmail.com and we'll order what is most needed. The gift card is the best way for us to build our toiletry inventory
Let us know if you think you can help out. Please email or call us if you can make some lunches for next week - 914.472.7515 |
Susan & Paul Doyle
Attention HOPE Volunteers
HOPE is delivering hundreds of boxes of food each day to elderly and otherwise housebound people during this crisis. Anything that you can give is helpful!
Delivery of food for HOPE should be brought to the usual place at the Rectory (open door next to garage) by
12 NOON, FRIDAY MAY 15
It will be picked up very shortly after that. If you can delay perishable dishes until late morning, that would be great. We are again asking for donations of any canned goods, with an emphasis on cereal, tuna and canned vegetables.
Please consider reaching out to your friends and neighbors to see if they would like to add to this endeavor. ANY PARISHIONER is welcome to donate non-perishables to this cause, not only those on our monthly menu list.
You can donate to HOPE in a few ways:
to visit the Hope Community Services website
If you prefer mailing a check:
HOPE Community Services, 50 Washington Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Mention IHM parish if you do this.
If you have any questions, call or text Lynne Richy at 914-772-8348
Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass
at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Sunday – June 7, 2020*
*Per the ADNY, the Jubilee Mass Event is still scheduled, however, under the current circumstances this is subject to change
Couples celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary anytime during 2020 are invited to attend the Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass with Cardinal Dolan at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday, June 7, 2:30-3:30 PM. Pre-registration is required. Please register by May 18. To register, contact the IHM Parish Secretary, Joanne Tormey, to submit your name and address at 914-723-0276 or e-mail
If you register and the event is reschedules, we will keep those who registered informed of any updates.
The Spring 2020 edition of
, the quarterly magazine of the Archdiocese of New York, is now available online. To view or download, click
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on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:27PM