IHM CHURCH - August 30 Bulletin
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and keeping safe.
This past week we celebrated the feasts of St Monica (331-387A.D.) on the 27
and St Augustine (354-430 A.D.) on the 28
. I am sure you know their stories and the powerful force of prayer that changed their lives. Augustine was a dreamer who as a young man basically tried it all! All the while however, he was looking for truth and meaning in life so he joined that group and this group only to be dissatisfied and feeling very empty. His mother, Monica, all this time was praying for him to be baptized and to be transformed by Christ. Her tears were well known for her son. God blessed those tears and eventually Augustine became a Catholic and then soon a priest and bishop and forever has left a lasting impact on the Church’s life for centuries to come in spirituality, liturgy, theology and philosophy.
When St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers was built in the late 19
Centrury, the archbishop at the time, Michael Augustine Corrigan, was behind every detail of it. So in the sanctuary of the church, on both sides of the altar are the Archangels on the one side and the other side the famous “Doctors” of the Church. So, on one side is the central figure and image of St. Michael the Archangel. On the other side, St Augustine. Hmmmm? “Michael” and “Augustine”? Michael Augustine Corrigan. Talk about leaving one’s signature!
Happy Sunday. Here a few words from these great saints.
Speaking to her weeping sons at her deathbed, Monica said to them; “
“Lay this body anywhere, and take no trouble over it. One thing only do I ask of you, that you remember me at the altar of the Lord wherever you may be”.
“Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you. And see, you were within and I was in the external world and sought you there, and in my unlovely state I plunged into those lovely created things which you made. You were with me, and I was not with you. The lovely things kept me far from you, though if they did not have their existence in you, they had no existence at all. You called and cried out loud and shattered my deafness. You were radiant and resplendent, you put to flight my blindness. You were fragrant, and I drew in my breath and now pant after you. I tasted you, and I feel but hunger and thirst for you. You touched me, and I am set on fire to attain the peace which is yours.”
2021 MASS INTENTIONS
Our 2021 Mass Intention Book is now open!
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.
NEW PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS ANNOUNCED!
Congratulations! The Parish Council thanks all who participated in the 2020 IHM Parish Council election process as a candidate and/or a voter. Please join the Parish Council in welcoming our newly elected parish council members:
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.
Every year, on Good Friday, there is a second collection
the shrines in the Holy Land.
This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, this collection was postponed.
It will be rescheduled to the weekend of September 12-13.
Please read the letter below from Cardinal Dolan about this important Collection. Thank you for your anticipated generosity.
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 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 30, 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 29, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Aug 30, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Aug 30, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Aug 30, 12:00pm
We joyfully announce the forthcoming celebration of marriage for
III James Kehoe & Courtney Dillon
Kevin Sheehan & Jamie Scarcella
I Patrick Rowe & Caitlyn Slivinsky
Update from Sisters at the House of Prayer
On September 14, the Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Elizabeth Seton, the Seton House of Prayer will Celebrate 45 Years in our parish. Over these years 24 sisters (2 Dominicans, 1 Halifax Sister of Charity, 21 New York Sisters of Charity) have spent a year or more at the House of Prayer. Uncountable, but probably hundreds of people, have come for retreat for one day to five weeks.
Our diminished number of sisters have made it necessary to cut back our ministry. We continue to have our ‘Thursdays Day of Prayer” and our intercessory prayer for the needs of the world, the nation, the church and especially the priests and people of the parish.
Sister Bernadette, after 35 years in IHM first as a teacher and than as part of the House of Prayer Ministry, will be retiring to our Mother House at Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale. Sister Nancy, last of the founding members of the house, and Sister Mary will continue in the House of Prayer ministering in the parish by their presence and prayer.
PRO LIFE CORNER
"America you are beautiful…and blessed…. The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being, but especially the weakest and most defenseless. If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then America, defend life."
St John Paul II
GOLDEN WEDDING JUBILEE MASS CANCELLED DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES
In May, the difficult decision was made to postpone the
Golden Jubilee Wedding Mass
scheduled to have taken place in June at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Due to the uncertainty of large group gatherings in New York City, the
Golden Jubilee Wedding Mass
will now be cancelled. We are disappointed, but the latest guidance in the city and state preclude doing so.
To ensure all eligible couples are recognized for their faith, commitment and fiftieth wedding anniversary, the office of special projects and events will work with each parish to ensure wedding certificates are issued to commemorate this blessed sacrament of marriage.
Parish staff may enroll golden jubilee couples for the commemorative certificate until Monday, November 2 at 5:00 PM.
Certificates will be mailed directly to each parish for distribution. Please contact the IHM Parish Secretary, Joanne Tormey, at 914-723-0276 to submit your name and address for a commemorative fiftieth wedding anniversary certificate.
The internationally acclaimed speaker and author Chris Stefanick speaks about the importance of living a life of authenticity with a courageous commitment to love. He walks us through seven habits that we can use as modern-day apostles to effectively spread the good news of Jesus Christ. Following these lessons will help us to fulfill our calling to be fearlessly, joyfully Catholic, with a faith that is attractive, life-giving, and truly contagious.
To learn more about the book:
Contagious Catholicism: The 7 Habits of Modern-Day Apostles
By: Chris Stefanick
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AY, August 30, 2020
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Angela Cioffi
Jane M. Hulsebosch &
The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
10:00AM - Pauline Dapolito
12:00PM - Deacon Robert di Targiani
MONDAY, August 31, 2020
6:45AM - Kenneth Hoey
9:00AM - Ernest Guerrieri
TUESDAY, September 1, 2020
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Anne & Anthony Micelli
WEDNESDAY, September 2, 2020
6:45AM - Peter Bernardini
9:00AM - Gerald P. Connolly
THURSDAY, September 3, 2020
St. Gregory the Great
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Frederic Wolff, Sr.
FRIDAY – September 4, 2020
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Sebastian Cerino
SATURDAY – September 5, 2020
St. Teresa of Calcutta
8:00AM - Anthony F. Runco
9:00AM - Ann Giordano
Please Remember in Your Prayers
The Sick of Our Parish
Nicholas Di Marzo
John Frederick Larkin
(son of John Larkin -Lector)
For all those suffering with the Virus
The Deceased of Our Parish
Archdeacon John F. DeMeis
Deacon Arnold J. Hyland
Xavier F. Flores
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 29, 2020 at 1:00PM