IHM CHURCH - July 12 Bulletin
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and keeping safe. Amazing how June disappeared and here we are in the second week of July! I have some unusual and pretty shocking news to share with you. I received a phone call from Bishop
Edmund Whalen, the Vicar for Priests and head of Priest Personnel. He was speaking on behalf of Cardinal Dolan. I was very surprised with what he asked of me but on the other hand, God is full of surprises. He asked me if I would go to Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Manhattan as the new pastor because the present pastor and his Franciscan associates were all leaving in September. I paused in silence because I have been so happy here at IHM and its only been 2 years since I arrived. Not to mention there are a lot of plans afoot here that I would like to see through their completion. But then I remembered my own ordination ceremony of priesthood when the bishop took my hands into his and asked, “Do you promise respect and obedience to me and my successors?” My answer was , “I do.” His response was , “May God who began the good work in you carry it to completion.”
My friends, I have been nothing but delighted to serve here at IHM as your pastor. I hope it has been pretty obvious! I was looking forward to at least my first 6 year term and then with your approbation another 6 years to finish my 12 year term as pastor. Yet, on the other hand I felt very honored that the Cardinal would ask of me my help to serve in a parish with many complex challenges and where there is a hungry demand for a bilingual pastor. As you know, most of my ministry as a priest has been in the inner city and I especially enjoyed my time as pastor of Our Lady of Angels in the Bronx which was primarily Hispanic. Coming here to IHM has brought me new joys and new challenges that I would never have known, especially to get to listen to you, serve with you and work with you in growing our parish community. I pray that you will help the new pastor to do the same.
My appointment is probably going to be September 1. The thought of moving again stresses me out a little bit. I think I will be calling 1-800-Got-Junk! I know this is a huge surprise for you as it is for me. However, two things are really important for me to share with you. I have loved being here. I have loved serving as your pastor and I was content to do so for years to come. Secondly, this new direction is a call from my bishop who I admire so much and whom I want to serve and assist in any way possible. I do remember saying to Cardinal Dolan awhile back, if I can help in anyway, be expendable in anyway, please allow me to do so. I guess he took me at my word!
I don’t do well with good byes. In fact, I tear up rather easily. These are different and difficult days and I felt my answer to serving the parish of Holy Name, their outreach to the poor, their multilingual celebrations, their works of mercy and justice, helped me finalize the decision. God’s will be done! Please pray for me and be most assured that I pray for all of you with the deepest sense of gratitude for your kindness and patience. Permit me not to be a living wake, as they say! I look forward to these remaining weeks with you to help our wonderful parish and serve God together.
Father Thomas Lynch
Hello everyone, I hope you are well and keeping safe. Here we are in the second week of July. I grew up with a few people who used to say that after July 4th, “the summer is over!” That always made me laugh.
I thought you might appreciate this little quote from Mother (St.) Teresa. Happy Sunday!
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives:
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies:
If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you:
Be honest anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight:
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you:
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow:
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough:
Give your best anyway.
A MESSAGE FROM
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL
The Immaculate Heart of Mary community shares in the sadness of the closing of our neighboring and Archdiocesan of New York Catholic schools. At IHM, we welcome you to our family with open arms. We will strive to make a positive transition for you and your family.
to learn more about IHM and view the virtual tour of our building.
To contact us, please call 914-723-5608 or
We continue to pray for all of the families affected as they mourn the closing of their school and begin the process of finding a new one.
With Prayer and Gratitude,
Immaculate Heart of Mary School
SUNDAY, July 12, 2020
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Dr. Raymond Nisi
8:00AM - The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
10:00AM - Frank Mannion & Anthony Carrea
12:00PM - James Terrone & Phyllis Conforti
MONDAY, July 13, 2020
6:45AM - Thomas Mitchell
9:00AM - Ann Rowan
TUESDAY, July 14, 2020
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
6:45AM - Mary O’Connor
9:00AM - Frankie O’Neill
WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020
6:45AM - Robert F. Mullen
9:00AM - Inez Connolly
THURSDAY, July 16, 2020
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
6:45AM - Ann & Salvatore Cavaretta
9:00am -Jules Gagnon
FRIDAY – July 17, 2020
6:45AM - Maria Manzo
9:00AM - Antonette Polcini
SATURDAY – July 18, 2020
St. Camillus de Lellis
8:00AM - Lawrence Waterhouse & Family & The Panessa Family
9:00AM - Catherine Murphy
5:30PM - Lucille Zorzo
Please Remember in Your Prayers
The Sick of Our Parish
Nicholas Di Marzo
For all those suffering with the Virus
The Deceased of Our Parish
All Victims of the Virus
Our Beloved Deceased
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.
We still have a limited number of openings, sign up below!
Going forward, we will send out the Mass signup on Monday's via email. You may also access the sign up portal on our parish website - IHM-Parish.org. We are still only allowed 25% capacity, so we are offering a sign up process that will close once capacity is met. If you have not signed up, please use the form below.
You will receive a confirmation email, there is no need to print and bring with you. We will have a list of confirmed attendees at the church entrance.
IHM Public Masses Sunday July 12, 2020
Please follow safe distance protocols - Wearing a mask in church is required - There will be no sign of peace, holy water, missalettes or Bulletin - Please follow directions from ushers and observe signs about seating - Eucharist may be received in the hand, with no glove - While we have hand sanitizer available in the church, it might be wise to bring your own as well. - If you are feeling sick or anxious, we recommend watching the mass online.
IHM Saturday July 11, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday July 12, 8:00am
IHM Sunday July 12, 10:00am
IHM Sunday July 12, 12:00pm
We joyfully announce the forthcoming celebration of marriage for
II Nick Santavicca & Kristin Oliverio
Christian Randone & Ariana Mingione
WINNER OF THE 50/50 RAFFLE AT IHM
The winner of the Booster for
June 2020 is:
Mr. & Mrs. John Perri
For the amount of $175.00
NATIONAL BLACK & INDIAN MISSION COLLECTION
Today, our parish will take up the annual National Black & Indian Mission Collection. Our support of this collection helps build the Church in African American, Native American, and Alaska Native communities from coast to coast. Schools, parish religious education programs, and diocesan ministries depend on your generosity to help them spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Thank you for your support.
PRO LIFE CORNER: "It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving."
Blessed Mother Teresa
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are open to the public at 25% capacity
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We sincerely appreciate your support!
Let us pray through the intercession of our Blessed Mother for help and healing in these complicated and difficult days.
PARISH COUNCIL NOMINATIONS
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.
to access the nomination form. Thank you!
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request a New Student Registration Form be sent to you via email. You may email or mail that form back to us once it is complete.
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HOPE SOUP KITCHEN
The next HOPE Soup Kitchen delivery will be Friday, July 17. For info on H.O.P.E. Community Supper program in New Rochelle, please call or text Lynne Richy at (914) 772-8348
CARDINAL'S APPEAL UPDATE
We are at 80% of our goal of $213,000! Please help us meet our goal!
If you are interested in donating online,
. If you would like to mail your contribution in, feel free to send your donation to the Rectory - 8 Carman Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
Thank you for your continued generosity to our parish!
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on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 1:07PM