IHM CHURCH - August 16 Bulletin
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and keeping safe. Happy Sunday! The middle of August and the great countdown to say good bye to the summer. I know that is such an Irish way of thinking! I have been thinking lately of my great friend, Dr. Philip Cristantiello whose birthday is this month. He worked for many years at St. Joseph’s Seminary as the house psychologist and professor. There are so many lessons that I learned from this quiet and kind gentleman. When I joined the faculty, we made it a regular habit to have lunch about once a week. I looked forward to those experiences as I prepared a question or two or asked for advice. He never let me down, especially with his encouragement and great sense of humor. Happy birthday Phil!
One of Phil’s major themes throughout his professional career was the value of leisure. He helped us understand that leisure was not simply for the comfortable in life but indeed could and would bring a healthy and necessary comfort to life. I think he would very much like this little reflection from our friends over at Franciscan Media Center. It’s a great reflection we might consider these remaining summer days or any other day. In any event, enjoy the rest of the day.
We tend to think that the opposite of work is leisure. Leisure is not the opposite of work; play is the opposite of work, if you have to have a polarity like that. And leisure is precisely the bridging of this gap between the two. Leisure is precisely doing your work with the attitude of play. That means putting into your work what is most important about playing, namely, that you do it for its own sake and not only to accomplish a particular purpose. And that means that you have to give it time. Leisure is not a privilege for those who can take time for leisure. Leisure is a virtue. It is the virtue of those who give time to whatever takes time, and give as much time as it deserves, and so work leisurely and find meaning in their work and come fully alive. If we have a strict work mentality we are only half alive.
—from the book The Way of Silence: Engaging the Sacred in Daily Life by Brother David Steindl-Rast
IHM IN THE NEWS
"IHM pastor called to serve at Manhattan parish..."
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IHM PARISH COUNCIL ELECTION 2020-2021
VOTING IS IN PROGRESS
Deadline to Vote is Tuesday, August 18
Online voting is encouraged. Please
to access the voting page on the IHM Church website.
If you prefer not to vote online, please print and complete the ballot form attached below. Either bring or mail your ballot to IHM Parish Council Election Committee, 8 Carman Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
members of the parish who are 16 years of age or older are eligible to vote. Once the votes are counted, the election committee will destroy all ballots and keep all information confidential.
IHM PC VOTE 2020
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.
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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 16, 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 15, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Aug 16, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Aug 16, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Aug 16, 12:00pm
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If you would like to mail in your contribution, you may direct it to the Rectory -
8 Carman Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
We joyfully announce the forthcoming celebration of marriage for
I James Kehoe & Courtney Dillon
HOPE SOUP KITCHEN
The final summer HOPE delivery date is Friday, August 21 by 12 noon, to the usual drop off place. If you are able to help us in the upcoming year with this worthwhile endeavor, please contact Lynne Richy @ 914-772-8348 by phone/text. We cook in our homes and deliver to the Church one to two times a month, It is then picked up and delivered to
HOPE Community Services
in New Rochelle.
.The need is greater than ever and we can certainly use additional help. If cooking is "not your thing" but you would like to help with shopping for other food items, please contact Lynne. Thank you!
What is a Catechist?
A Catechist helps nourish the faith of children, meets wonderful people, grows in faith and learns as the children do. A Catechist is good at something, is involved, does something they enjoy, will be surprised at what a rewarding experience teaching is.
In the fall, classes will be taking place online. Please consider helping our children learn their faith. We are in need of teachers, all grades, 1-4 for Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00 and Wednesday evening, grades 5 and 6. Please contact the Religious Ed. Office 914-723-7593 or email
if you can help. Thank you in advance for your consideration!
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!
HOME DELIVERED MEALS
Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens in Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville.
The time commitment is for once a week, between 10:15am and 12pm.
Pick up is at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road)
if you cannot commit to a regular weekly route, consider becoming a “Substitute“ Volunteer and fill in as needed.
For More Information call Jennifer Jensen @ 914 337 0390 or email
Home delivered meals is a program of Eastchester Senior Programs & Services. Please help to make a meaningful contribution to your community!
“There is no better exercise for your heart than
and helping to lift someone up.”
The Pastoral Solidarity Fund
Thank you for your generous donation to the Pastoral Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa. Your support will help overcome current challenges facing the Church in Africa. . To learn more about how your donations are making a difference, please visit
search “National Collections”.
Addressing Shortfalls for Schools from Covid, Cardinal Asks Faithful to Contact Elected Officials
Cardinal Dolan is encouraging Catholics in the archdiocese to ask their elected representatives in Congress for assistance to Catholic schools before the school year opens.
“The Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused disruption across many aspects of our daily lives, is having an especially profound impact on young people, including those in our Catholic schools, whose education is being altered or interrupted,” the cardinal said in a recent Flocknote.
The pandemic and resulting economic impact have dramatically reduced the number of parents who can afford to make tuition payments for the upcoming school year, he said. “Two weeks ago, I shared the sad news that 20 of our schools, already facing soaring deficits, would not be able to re-open this fall due to steep declines in enrollment. Without assistance to our parents and children from the federal government, many more of our Catholic schools may have to close permanently. These closures will harm thousands of students from our archdiocese, and across the nation.”
Many of the nation’s elected officials of both parties recognize the crisis that is confronting all schools, the cardinal continued, including Catholic and other non-government schools. “Congress is working on another bill to provide relief from the Covid crisis for critical parts of our economy and society such as our schools. Catholic and other non-government schools must be included in that relief.
“The time to make your voices heard is now,” the cardinal said. “If Congress does not provide assistance to our schools within the next few weeks before the school year opens, many parents may find themselves unable to meet even our modest tuition costs, and we will be forced to write you again announcing yet more school closures.
“Please contact your elected officials—Senator Chuck Schumer at (202) 224-6542 or (212) 486-4430, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at (202) 224-4451 or (212) 688-6262, and your local member of Congress,” he said, “and implore them to provide assistance to prevent our Catholic schools from closing permanently.”
54-DAY ROSARY NOVENA
It’s a series of 6 novenas of Rosaries (each novena 9 days) first introduced by Our Lady in 1884 to a young girl in Italy. The first 27 days are done for the petition, followed by another 27 days in thanksgiving. Please see Fr. Richard Heilman’s
for more explanation on the 54-Day Rosary Novena.
PRO LIFE CORNER
Pray for the intercession of St. Gianna Molla, the patron saint of mothers, physicians and preborn children. Pray for changed minds, changed hearts and a deeper awakening to the sacredness and dignity of all human life.
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SUNDAY, August 16, 2020
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Josephine Pezzella (50
8:00AM - The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
The Mylenski Family
10:00AM - Filomena Colabella
12:00PM - Deacon Robert J. di Targiani
MONDAY, August 17, 2020
6:45AM - Arpad Viczkus
9:00AM - Maureen Farrell
TUESDAY, August 18, 2020
6:45AM - Frank De Simone, Sr.
9:00AM - Michele Vaccaro
WEDNESDAY, August 19, 2020
St. Jude Eudes
6:45AM - Anna & Dominic Mucci
9:00AM - Frank McMann
THURSDAY, August 20, 2020
6:45AM - Eileen Gill
9:00am - John Mazzella
FRIDAY – August 21, 2020
St. Pius X
6:45AM - Sarah Caro
9:00AM - Sal Iorio
SATURDAY – August 22, 2020
The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
8:00AM - Dr. D’Emilia
9:00AM - Concetta Scarcella
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
Dina Cipollone (sister of Mary Ghiozzi)
All Victims of the Virus
Our Beloved Deceased
All Victims of the Virus
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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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 15, 2020 at 1:04PM