Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and keeping safe. Just finished the kindergarten graduation in the parking lot. Mrs. G, Mrs Keeling and their helpers did a great job.
Here are some updates for IHM:
-We will start the regular weekday schedule of 6:45AM and 9AM on Monday, June 22.
-This Friday, the feast of the Sacred Heart, we will have confessions in the church from 10:30AM to 12 noon and then from 4PM to 6PM. One station will be in the church lobby and the other will be in the adoration chapel. Entrance to both will be by way of the inside of the church. We will set up in such a way so one can go anonymously. Confessions will also be available throughout the parishes of the Archdiocese.
-You can register now on flocknotes for any of the Masses (5:30PM Vigil, 8, 10 and 12 noon on Sunday) this upcoming weekend. We are trying to keep the numbers at 100 per Mass. Just go to the parish website. ihm-parish.org
-If you know of someone who doesn't use flocknotes, please have them call the rectory.
-While we have hand sanitizers, it might be wise to bring your own as well.
-Next Saturday, June 20, is the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Let us celebrate our beautiful parish patron!
And now for a little trivia. Looking at the list of the deceased deacons and priests, I see The Diocese of New York's first bishop died on June 19, 1810. The diocese was created in 1808. The shocked theologian, R. Luke Concanen, who was appointred bishop spent most of his life in the classroom teaching. Living in Rome, he wrote to an old friend that any news of him would have been surely about his death but that he was writing to inform his friend that "I am the new bishop of New York!" One of the things that really distinguishes him from all his successors is that he actually never made it here to New York. He died in Naples before he could set sail safely!
on Tuesday, June 16 at 10:12AM