IHM CHURCH - May 24 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:
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and keeping safe. May I first begin by thanking you for your supreme generosity in these tough days. So many of you have sent “catch-up” donations of your regular weekly offerings. Last week, for instance, we did far better than last year! Way better! Thanks so much. I am also grateful for all the donations to the Cardinal’s Appeal. We haven’t reached our goal of $213,000 yet but I am happy to see that we have more donors than last year and thus far we have $137,480 pledged to the Appeal which is so much better than last year. If we could get there to our goal, that would be great. But once again, I am so grateful.
The Renew and Rebuild core group met to discuss the initiatives that you put in place for the capital campaign. Would you mind me asking if you could stay faithful to your pledges as so many of you have already done so. We had two major assessments done, one inside the church and the other outside the buildings of the rectory, the church and the House of Prayer. We have to soon decide what are the priorities such as roof repair, lighting system, carpet removal, etc. Again, thank you for your generosity, I look forward to keeping you posted!
This weekend, Deacon Luis Silva was supposed to be ordained to the priesthood. He now awaits a new date. Many of you have come to know him when he visits and stays at IHM. He was in my former parish for a year. He has been with us during this pandemic and is great company to us old priests! We look forward to his ordination and to his first Mass here at IHM. Please keep him in your prayers.
Have a good week! Let’s hope that things start turning around for the better very soon.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
Last week we held a Crowning of the Blessed Mother Mary at our parish. IHM School Principal, Tracy Keelin, put together this beautiful recap video. Check it out along with some of the below photos! The full recording of the service can be found on our parish website -
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.
THANK YOU FOR ALL MAILED IN AND ONLINE WESHARE DONATIONS!
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 simple 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 24, 2020.
Mr & Mrs Giorgio Zeolla
Mary Ann Bonini
Chiarina & Sabatino Carrea
Deacon Luis Silva (living)
Larry Holten, Jr.
Vincent McDonnell (living)
Viola & Charles Feehan
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
Msgr. Paul Joseph Murphy
All Victims of the Virus
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY
As we observe Memorial Day, we remember all those men and women who have served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces. We deeply appreciate all they have done to secure our freedom and to keep America one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is underway for all interested and prospective families. Please contact Principal Tracy Keelin at
for more information.
Check out our school website
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2020-2021 IHM Religious Education Program is forthcoming.
Please stay tuned!
UPDATE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK
It is undeniable that one of the most difficult aspects of the ongoing crisis caused by Covid-19 continues to be the temporary suspension of public Masses and sacraments. Although there are
livestreamed Masses available
through the parishes of the archdiocese, we all eagerly await the return of in-person practice of our faith.
For the past number of weeks, several priests of the Archdiocese of New York, members of the curia and I have been discussing with each other and consulting with medical experts on the best way to reopen our churches. Today, we held a press conference to introduce these guidelines for a safe and gradual reopening of our churches.
here are the documents
detailing our safety procedures, so that you can familiarize yourself with the precautions that will allow us to work with state and local officials to bring the Mass and sacraments back to the Catholic community in a responsible and expeditious manner.
Reverend Monsignor Joseph P. LaMorte, VG
Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia
UPDATE FROM IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
We are currently working on a plan to reopen IHM in a safe way. Once we have a plan, we will be sure to let you know.
MIDNIGHT RUN IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS
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. Susan & Paul Doyle - 914.472.7515 |
The New York Blood Center needs your help!
Please donate Now!
We are experiencing an increase in demand for blood products as area hospitals resume elective surgeries. To help meet hospital demands, a blood drive is coming near you! On behalf of the NYBC and the lives you will save ... Thank You!
St. Bartholomew’s Church
Thursday, May 28, 12pm - 6pm
Palmer Road, Yonkers, NY
Due to the current public health crisis and social distancing rules, donors must make an appointment
(walk-ins will not be permitted at this time).
to make an appointment
Golden Jubilee Wedding Mass Postponed
As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, the CDC strongly encourages us to assess large gatherings on a case by case basis in order to protect participants and the health of our local community. New guidelines and restrictions are in place to limit large gatherings and close contact as New York State slowly reopens. That said, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the
Golden Jubilee Wedding Mass
scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 7, at 2:30 PM at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Updated information will be available in the coming weeks. Be Well and Be Safe!
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