IHM CHURCH - August 2 Bulletin
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and keeping safe. Welcome August! Please God, welcome to better days ahead! Have you ever heard of Madre Maria Felix Torres. Neither had I. Thank you to our friends over at Aleteia.org and Larry Peterson.
Maria Felix Torres was born on August 25, 1907, in Albelda (Huesca), Spain. Maria’s dad, Ramon Surigue, was a man of simple beginnings who earned his engineering degree by taking correspondence courses at Cervera College in Valencia. He also made sure to read quality books to round out his personality and his confidence. He began a career as a civil engineer and this is where he met his wife, Florentina Torres Fumas. She was the youngest daughter of one of the richest families in the province of Huesca.
Maria was their only daughter, and she also became the sole survivor among their four children. Maria’s dad had always believed that the best legacy he could leave his children was a solid academic and humanitarian education, and he sent his daughter to the best schools he could. Maria quickly displayed a high level of intelligence, and she read everything she could get her hands on. It was not long before a mathematics professor recommended to her father that he send his daughter to Lerida to go to its well regarded high school.
Maria became a resident student at the Company of Mary Our Lady School in Lerida. She was the youngest girl in her class and also proved to be the most intelligent. In addition to her intelligence, Maria had natural leadership skills, and her sensitivity to religious matters was obvious to all who knew her. When she was 14, she experienced the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola. These readings affected her deeply and she felt God’s love and a call deeply within herself. In her diary, she wrote, “I am His, totally and consciously His forever.” She knew her calling was to the religious life, but her parents objected. She honored their wishes by going to the University of Zaragoza, earning a degree in Chemistry in 1930. But she knew that Jesus wanted her for His own. While teaching in school, she began doing apostolic work among college students.
On August 15, 1934, she and a friend, Carmen Aige, started their ministry, dedicated to saving souls and in service to the Church. It was not long before young college students were joining her way of life. She called the group the Congregation of the Savior. In 1940, Maria’s order received canonical permission to live as a religious community. In the following decades, the Congregation spread throughout Spain, across the sea to South America, and to the United States. Mother Maria also established the schools known as the Mater Salvatoris Schools. Mother Maria Felix served as Superior General of the Congregation for 18 years. She was a truly humble woman, and although she was the “soul and mother” of the Congregation, she fulfilled her duties without ever seeking any praise or thanks. When she died on January 12, 2001, only a few people knew that she was the Foundress.
Mother Mary Felix was declared a Servant of God in 2009. On July 11, 2020, Pope Francis declared her a woman of “heroic virtue” and she now bears the title of Venerable Maria Felix Torres.
SUNDAY, August 2, 2020
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Peter Lacalamita
8:00AM - The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
10:00AM - The Deceased Members of The Ciero Family
12:00PM - Theodora D’Ippolito
MONDAY, August 3, 2020
6:45AM - The Hyland Family
9:00AM - Pat Freiler
TUESDAY, August 4, 2020
St. John Vianney
6:45AM - Vincenza & Giacinta Fagnani
9:00AM - Vito Italiano
WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2020
The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
6:45AM - Gabriele & Constanza Scarfia
9:00AM - Stephen Marini
THURSDAY, August 6, 2020
The Transfiguration of the Lord
6:45AM - Rocco Boccia
9:00am - Ann Coviello
FRIDAY – August 7, 2020
St. Sixtus II, Pope, St. Cajetan
6:45AM - Gene & Bella Panessa
9:00AM - Emily Foglia
SATURDAY – August 8, 2020
8:00AM - Brian D. Daly
9:00AM - Lawrence Farrell
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
Harold J. Sheils, Jr.
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 August 2, 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 Aug 1, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Aug 2, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Aug 2, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Aug 2, 12:00pm
We joyfully announce the forthcoming celebration of marriage for
III Richard Hanson & Megan Fischer
Avery Patricia Annunziata
who was baptized in the month of July 2020. We also extend congratulations to her family!
WINNER OF THE 50/50 RAFFLE AT IHM
The winner of the Booster for
July 2020 is:
Mr & Mrs Frank Perrone
For the amount of $178.00
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ARE WORTH SAVING
Catholic schools are presently facing their greatest financial crisis as a result of the coronavirus.
to read the National Catholic Register piece co-authored by Cardinal Dolan about why Catholic Schools are worth saving.
August 2, 2020
Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Dear friends in the Lord:
In our diocese, we will soon collect an offering for the
Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.
As part of its pastoral mission to promote ethical and responsible citizenship, the Church is a voice advocating for free, fair, and transparent elections throughout Africa. After over 35 years under one ruler, for example, Zimbabwe held general elections in July 2018. To help ensure the credibility of this historic event, the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) trained and deployed bishops, priests, religious, and lay leaders to be election observers. In Malawi, the local episcopal conference worked to engage faith leaders to develop voter materials, train civic leaders, organize voter registration, and develop media campaigns to pray for and participate in the election process.
Because of your generosity, the
Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa
can aid local leaders working to educate voters and to ensure free and fair elections. Your support is a crucial part of helping the Church promote good governance in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and beyond.
The Church in Africa needs your help to ensure that all the faithful have access to resources to help them grow in the faith. Please be generous to this collection in your parish on the weekend of August 9. To learn more about the collection and whom it supports, visit
With gratitude and prayerful best wishes, I am,
Faithfully in Christ,
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
MEAL TRAIN AT IHM
We have started a Meal Train in order to provide some assistance with dinners for the Sisters in the House of Prayer. If you are interested in helping out, please email
for additional details. Thank you so much!
Parish Council 2020-2021 Voting Begins
Thank you to all who submitted your Parish Council Nomination.Parish Council voting for 4 new 2020-2021 members will begin this week and end Tuesday, 8/18. Please look for a Flocknote requesting you to vote. Please share the Flocknote with your fellow parishioners who may not use the Web or receive Flocknotes to encourage all to participate in the voting process.
2020 Cardinal's Appeal
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
3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
Three Minute Retreats - click
Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal
The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal are posting daily reflections on their website,
, entitled: “Consolation Amidst the Crisis.” Let us continue to pray for one another!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus invites all men 18 and older to become a 3rd Degree member by completing a 35 minute online exemplification. Contact Membership Director John F. Larkin at Johnsenior908@gmail.com or (914) 629-7798. You must be a practical Catholic (believe in and practice the teachings and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church) and want to make Christ smile.
SPECIAL LIMITED TIME MEMBERSHIP PROMOTIONAL OFFER:
Now through August 5: new members are being offered free online membership for their first year. The Supreme Council will pay the first-year dues for every man who joins online between now and August 5. Prospects simply need to visit
and enter the code
to take advantage of this special offer.
Give Blood and Save Lives
While the need for blood has not changed, where you can give it has
. When COVID-19 hit, our blood drives hosted out in the community stopped. Saving a life is no longer as easy as leaving your desk, but it is a was as visiting one of our donor centers. 75% of our blood donations were made at mobile drives and as we see business and organizations continue to remain closed, we must welcome an increasing number of donors in our centers if we hope to meet local patient need. While hospitals have resumed normal surgery schedules, mobile drives have not returned to normal, nor likely will in the next year. The closest donation center is:
Elmsford Donor Center
525 Executive Blvd.
ELMSFORD, NY 10523
Please help us during this extraordinary time in our nation’s history by returning to donate blood in one of our
19 donor centers
. Sign up to save lives now by visiting
are open to the public at 25% capacity
Mass Times are 5:30PM Vigil and 8AM, 10AM and 12 noon on Sunday. Please follow the sign up process for these masses.
are open to the public at 25% capacity. We are following the regular weekday schedule and masses will he held at 6:45AM and 9AM.
Saturdays from 4-5PM.
All Sunday Masses will be live streamed. We will live stream the 9:00 AM weekday and Saturday Masses. Masses can be viewed on our website at
The Rectory is open
with limited hours of 10AM - 4PM.
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Mail in Contributions:
If you can't attend Mass or use WeShare, you may mail in your envelopes. 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.
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to sign up.
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.
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on Saturday, August 1 at 12:17PM