IHM CHURCH - August 23 Bulletin
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and keeping safe.
Please permit me to thank you for so many kind words and notes you have shared with me. Just the other day, I received an email from a wonderful family in the parish with such nice things to say. It has been very humbling. The family included a letter written by a young man named Matthew from our Religious Education Program. The letter was addressed to Cardinal Dolan, asking him to reconsider my transfer! The letter brought me to tears. Thank you Matthew for having my back and for writing such a fine and thoughtful letter. Perhaps Matthew, you might consider being a priest one day. You have already developed the art of communicating well with your bishop!
I leave IHM in a few weeks with a heavy but grateful heart. In no time, Msgr. Sweeney will realize the beauty and kindness of the people of this wonderful parish. Thanks again.
The following prayer dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary from St. John Henry Newman made my day. I hope they help you as well. Happy Sunday!
“Holy Mother, stand by me now at Mass time, when Christ comes to me, as you did minister to Your infant Lord-as you did hang upon His words when He grew up, as you were found under His cross. Stand by me, Holy Mother, so that I may gain somewhat of your purity, your innocence, your faith, and He may be the one object of my love and my adoration, as He was of yours.”
2021 MASS INTENTIONS
Our 2021 Mass Intention Book will open on
Wednesday, August 26.
You may submit your request by using ONE of the following options:
1. ONLINE FORM
Please use the form on our website to submit your Mass Intention request. The form will be automatically emailed to
. The button below will bring you to the online form.
2021 MASS INTENTIONS ONLINE FORM
2. MAIL IN REQUEST
If you prefer, you may mail your request to Rectory:
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
8 Carman Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Attn: Joanne Tormey
For the first month that the book is open – only 5 Masses may be scheduled
The Offering for an announced Mass is $20
Only two names per Mass will be allowed
After the first month you will be permitted to schedule 5 more Masses
We will try to fill your request, if not, we will give you the closest Mass to the day and time you requested
A photocopy of your request will be mailed to you and filed in the office.
PLEASE DO NOT HAND DELIVER YOUR LIST OF MASS INTENTIONS TO THE RECTORY.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
Be Well & Stay Safe.
Updates regarding the gradual reopening of Church's in the Archdiocese of New York
"Dispensation" from Attending Sunday Mass:
For now, there is no requirement to attend mass. The Church trusts her faithful to make very cautious and prudential judgement about obeying any of the requirements of God, all the while being careful that it is not going to be potentially dangerous to their health. Please join us when you feel safe and comfortable to do so. As an alternative, Mass may we viewed online or on TV, and the act of spiritual communion may be used instead of receiving the Eucharist
Receiving Holy Communion on the tongue:
We are hoping that for the foreseeable future, our parishioners will comply with the church’s request and receive on the hand for the safety and protection of the priests and the people.
The capacity in the church has been raised from 25% to 33%, with six feet distancing and no physical contact.
We will not distribute paper bulletins for the time being. Our Sunday bulletin will continue to be emailed to parishioners via Flocknote.
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.
Donations to the Parish Made by Check
Please remember that all contributions made to the parish by check should be made payable to the parish in the parish’s name.
Contributions to be made to a parish by check should
be made payable to the pastor, administrator, or any parish employee.
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:
. We are only allowed 33% 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 23, 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 22, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Aug 23, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Aug 23, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Aug 23, 12:00pm
"The Church (and Baseball) Will Survive"
written by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
We joyfully announce the forthcoming celebration of marriage for
II James Kehoe & Courtney Dillon
Kevin Sheehan & Jamie Scarcella
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.”
PRO LIFE CORNER
The future of America is in jeopardy. There is a declared war against our future generations by abortion. Enlist in the fight against abortion today! Help to end the war against our unborn children and the future of America.
PRAYER FOR OUR MEN & WOMEN IN
O Prince of Peace, we humbly ask Your protection for all our
Men and Women in military service.Give them unflinching courage to defend with honor, dignity, and devotion the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil.
Guard our churches, our homes, our schools, our hospitals, our factories, our buildings, and all those within from harm and peril.
Protect our land and its peoples from enemies within and without.
Grant an early peace and victory founded upon justice.
Instill in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere a firm purpose to live forever in peace and good will toward all.
AS PANDEMIC DESTROYS TRADITIONAL BLOOD DRIVE MODEL, 75% OF INCOMING SUPPLY IS THREATENED
New York Blood Center is calling on the community to make appointments to visit donor centers and community blood drives as COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the process of donating blood. Before COVID-19, mobile blood drives hosted by high schools, colleges, businesses and other organizations made up about 75% of the region’s incoming blood supply, but the number of blood drives has dropped by two-thirds this year due to the pandemic.
NYBC is encouraging eligible donors of all ages to adapt to this new normal by making appointments to visit one of its 19 donors centers, which have expanded capacity and hours of operation in order to safely accommodate more donors.
Blood from volunteer donors is needed every two seconds to help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, and many more.
While hospitals have resumed normal surgery schedules, mobile drives have not returned to normal, nor likely will in the next year. Please help us during this extraordinary time in our nation’s history -sign up to save lives now by visiting
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Bikes4 Kids in America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of helping every child feel the joy and freedom of riding his or her own bike. Through giving bikes to kids in need, we aim to help communities grow stronger and closer through the power of cycling. The Westchester Cycle Club collects Bikes4Kids. Donate your children’s old bikes (decent condition) we will tune them up and give them to disadvantaged children. For more information go to website – Bikes4Kids or email
Parishioners who attend
can sign up to receive an email each day for the readings of the day. If you would like to subscribe to the emails for the daily readings, Click
Readings, August 22/23, 2020, 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Click
Please be advised that you can print them out at home or you can use your phone or tablet to follow along with the readings in church or at home.
SUNDAY, August 23, 2020
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Joseph & Libera Palmiero
8:00AM - The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
Brother Timothy Murphy
10:00AM - Anna Ruggiero
12:00PM - Albert Attisani & The Attisani Family
MONDAY, August 24, 2020
6:45AM - John Hartnett
9:00AM - Josephine Cermele
TUESDAY, August 25, 2020
St. Louis & St. Joseph Calasanz
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Ironel D’Cruz
WEDNESDAY, August 26, 2020
6:45AM - Christina Sceppaquercia
9:00AM - Maureen Gilbride
THURSDAY, August 27, 2020
6:45AM - Ann Marie Zaccardo Smith
9:00am - Mary Rotondo Castellano
FRIDAY – August 28, 2020
6:45AM - Reethamma Vallour
9:00AM - Brendan Buechelmann
SATURDAY – August 29, 2020
The Passion of St. John the Baptist
8:00AM - Gay McCreery
9:00AM - Peter 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
Rev. Michael G. Cedro
Deacon Roland F. Dowen
Daniel M. Torzilli
Xavier E. Flores
All Victims of the Virus
are open to the public at 33% 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 33% 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.
IHM Online Contributions through
Please consider using WeShare to set up electronic recurring contributions to IHM. Support our parish consistently, even if you are unable to attend Mass!
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.
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!
Let us pray through the intercession of our Blessed Mother for help and healing in these complicated and difficult days.
The printing of our Church Bulletin is sponsored by the advertisers on the back pages. Until public masses resume, please check out the advertisements below.
Please see this week's "Kids Korner" prepared by our bulletin publisher, Bon Venture.
Thank you to our local merchants for
supporting our electronic bulletin!
Kids Korner 8-23-2020.pdf
IHM Bulletin Advertisements 8.23.2020.pdf
on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 2:36PM