IHM CHURCH - June 7 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 all well and keeping safe. Happy Holy Trinity Sunday! I know a number of priests who love this feast but do not love preaching about it lest they fall into using images and explanations that fall short of this sacred mystery of God’s love and life. So its not an escape on my part to suggest that The Holy Trinity is not to be figured out like a complex puzzle but rather to be honored, celebrated and thanked for the beauty and mystery of God’s life. For me, an image that comes to my mind (hopefully a good and orthodox one!) is how we see something from the distance, let’s say a beautiful tree. And it looks as simple as that, a beautiful tree. But as one draws closer, a revelation begins to take place. There is more to the tree than we first realized. There is texture, branches, roots, birds, squirrels and what have you. For me, The Holy Trinity draws me near and welcomes me in. The Holy Trinity, God Almighty, one God, Three Persons, invites me to get up close and personal You see, The Holy Trinity is about loving and living and sharing those transforming gifts with each and everyone of us.
Would you permit to list a few items for your consideration?
A number of people have asked me if there are any parishioners who need any kind of help such as shopping or food. I was able to help a few people from outside the parish with our food pantry. However, I have had no requests. So I make this request, if you need help in any way, especially food or shopping. Please let me know. Your fellow parishioners are standing by to offer their help.
Speaking of the food pantry, we are completely depleted of food. During the Pandemic, while we helped a few people, we also handed over whatever was in the pantry to the HOPE family services, figuring it would be put to use right away and since no one was coming to the rectory anymore. However, if you would like to make a food contribution to help us get restocked you can leave bags by the door next to the clergy garage doors. Miguel will check regularly Monday thru Friday. He is here also on Saturday morning. If you need another time, please contact me at the rectory. The answering service will put you through to me in case it is on. But please don’t leave food over night outside. Canned goods and dry food are the best for the pantry.
May I simply say thank you for the food pantry and for your regular contributions. You have been so generous and thoughtful in the support of our wonderful parish.
May God bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 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.
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 31, 2020.
Living & Deceased Members of the
Rao & Minervini Families
AnnRose & Joe Saccamano
The Deceased Members of The Ciero Family
The Pasaturo Family
Merad & Felcy D’Cruz
Kathryn Casey Kleaka
Larry Holten, Sr.
In Honor of St. Anthony for the
Intention of the Giordano Family
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
Monsignor Harry J. Byrne
All Victims of the Virus
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.
WINNER OF THE 50/50 RAFFLE AT IHM
The winner of the Booster for
May 2020 is:
Mr. & Mrs. John Mulvey
For the amount of $227.00
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.
UPDATE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK
The following is an excerpt from a
Catholic New York article
Msgr. LaMorte, the vicar general and moderator of the curia in the archdiocese, said one effective clarification was when the archdiocese “decided we would not use the word ‘phases’ at all,” substituting “levels” or “stages.” The five levels, as Msgr. LaMorte explained in the interview, are as follows:
, the current level, parish churches are open for private prayer during the day, with access to the sacrament of confession, at the discretion of the pastor and with regard for the safety of priest and penitent.
would allow for the celebration of baptisms and marriages, with an attendance limit of 10 persons, as prescribed by government officials.
would feature the resumption of weekday and Funeral Masses.
would be marked by the resumption of Sunday Masses, with a “supervised” attendance, Msgr. LaMorte said.
would entail a “back to normal” Sunday Mass schedule, which Msgr. LaMorte indicated was likely still months away.
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
We will begin using the parish website IHM-Parish.org to communicate information about the IHM Religious Education Program.
A Religious Ed. Flocknote group will be used in the upcoming year to improve communication with our religious education families.
Watch for Flocknote messages regarding any new information!
2020/2021 IHM Religious Education
PARISH COUNCIL NOMINATIONS
IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
Parish Council Elections have been postponed until the Fall. We encourage the submission of Parish Council Nominations to replace 4 members of the IHM Parish Council.
The deadline for nomination submission is 7/31/2020.
Click the button below to access the nomination form. Thank you!
Parish Council Nominations
MIDNIGHT RUN IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS
The generosity of all of you has been remarkable, and has allowed us to continue to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters even through a global health crisis. We were on the Streets with our last full run on March 21 - the eve of NYC shutting down. Since then we have been able to provide essential goods and food to the homeless of NY in our 'mini' runs April 29 and May 13. On both of those we were able to distribute bagged lunches, toiletry kits and socks/underwear/t-shirts to more than fifty people each night.
We were all set to go back until the curfew was moved up. So now we sit waiting for the curfew to be lifted. Once it is, we'll be right back at it.
These are stressful and remarkable times, but through it all your generosity and support has been a beacon of hope to many.
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
Thanks & God Bless, Susan & Paul Doyle - 914.472.7515 | I
GIVE BLOOD AND SAVE LIVES
To ensure we are prepared to support health agencies in your communities and across the country, NY Blood Center Strongly urges individuals who feel healthy and well to make an appointment to give blood. Let us know you are ON YOUR WAY to help.
To make an appointment
or call (800) 933-2566
To manage donor flow, we have moved to
appointments only during this time
and walk-ins cannot be accommodated
To protect our staff and donors, we are asking donors to self-screen before coming to donate
Please visit nybc.org/coronavirus for information about safety protocols being implemented during this evolving public health emergency
Donors must wear a mask or face covering when they present to donate
Please be aware that we DO NOT test for COVID-19
We take your safety and the safety of our employees very seriously
HOPE SOUP KITCHEN
The next Hope Soup Kitchen delivery will be Friday, June 19. Details to follow. Thank you for your continuous support. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation to the the Hope Soup Kitchen,
to make a donation.
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on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 12:16PM