IHM CHURCH - September 20 Bulletin
The Fall 2020 edition of
, the quarterly magazine of the Archdiocese of New York, is now available online. To view or download, click
. It’s hard to recall that, a year ago, none of us had ever heard of the novel coronavirus. In our region, we give thanks to God that the dark days of spring and early summer are behind us; that we can attend Mass in person, receive Communion, visit a loved one. Until a working vaccine is created, however, the crisis is not over. Restrictions remain, the economy is hobbled, and there is concern that the virus, still raging in other states, may return if we let down our guard.
So where is the hope, the peace, the joy? In this issue of Archways, we humbly crack open the door to let in some light.
We have much to be thankful for. New York is blessed in its association with an extraordinary roster of saints and holy ones, both home-grown and immigrant, from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to Mother Cabrini, Pierre Toussaint to Dorothy Day. Our cover story,
“Saints/Heroes of New York,”
tells their stories and also profiles the work and dedication of some contemporary Catholics who are following in their footsteps: priests, nuns, health-care professionals and community members who have stepped up to help us and our neighbors in a time of need. Their stories offer inspiration and a reminder that Jesus is among us.
Elsewhere in the issue you’ll find:
“Vows of Distance,”
a look at how a contemplative order of nuns in the Bronx turns social isolation into a source of blessings
“Taking It to the Street,”
a roundup of the innovative ways parishes, agencies and everyday Catholics are spreading Christ’s mercy during the crisis
“Issue: End-of-Life Ethics,”
an interview with Fr. Thomas Berg about how to face crucial medical decisions with an eye to Catholic teachings
“A Gift from the Children,”
featuring the beautiful art and poetry of this year’s CYO virtual Art and Essay Contest
Faith-aligned face masks,
expert answers to your questions about Church history and doctrine, recommended reading, and more…
is published digitally four times per year at
; one issue per year is also distributed in print.
I hope you will find valuable information and inspiration in the Fall 2020 edition, and that you will look forward to our next issue, Winter 2020-21, due out at the beginning of January.
Yours in Christ,
Michael S. Cain
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 the 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 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 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 September 20, 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 Sep 19, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Sep 20, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Sep 20, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Sep 20, 12:00pm
PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY RALLY
You are invited to the 2020 Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 10 at 12 noon in the South Parking lot of IHM Church. This year as we pray Our Lady’s Rosary and other prayers in her honor, we invoke her blessings on marriage and the family and on our country and the world. This Rally is one of 20,000 rosary rallies, organized by America Needs Fatima, that will take place all over the United States. This is the Saturday closest to October 13 the day the sun danced at Fatima Portugal. Please make an effort to attend. The Rosary Rally Captain is Dr. Priscilla Parameswaran (914) 441-8805. Please bring your lawn chairs and be there on time.
Every ten years in the U.S., there is an official count of all Americans. Please submit your census questionnaire as soon as possible. It is important that we are not under counted in Westchester County.
to find out more.
We are looking forward to making this year one of the best years yet! Thank you to all of our wonderful teachers for volunteering their time to Zoom and monitor our religious studies this year. We appreciate all your help!
Next week, classes will begin and they will be taking place on line. Please consider helping our children learn their faith. We are in need of a 3rd and 4th grade teacher for Wednesday afternoon, 3:30-5:00. Please contact the Religious Ed. Office-723-7593 or e-mail
if you can help. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
GRADES 2-8 BOOK PICK-UP:
On Monday and Tuesday, September 21 & 22, (rain date Sept. 23) - Book distribution will take place from 11AM - 1:30PM in the school parking lot.
Begin working on the packet as soon as you pick it up, a calendar of assignments will be given to you to help you plan out the weeks.
When picking up the books, there will be an outline/permission slip for you to sign for Zoom classes. You will be able to take a copy home to share with your child(ren). Please be sure you receive a copy.
Masks & social distancing are required in order to pick up the books.
You may register your child(ren) if you haven’t already done so.
If you have not re-registered, or have not paid tuition for the 2020-2021 Catechetical Year, please mail this information or drop it off at the Religious Education Office as soon as possible.
There is a box under the bell outside of the building. Please put your papers in the box and ring the bell and we will come up to get it.
Tuition for the year is: $355.00 for one child and $470.00 for two or more children.
Please remember if the registration form and tuition are not received by September 15, you will need to register when you come to pick up your child’s books (dates above).
Books will not be given out if you have not registered.
If you are registering a new child to our program, we will need a copy of their Baptismal Certificate. Please bring a copy with you along with the original so we can see it.
We joyfully announce the forthcoming celebration of marriage for
Nicholas Dillard & Tara Shanley
RECOVERY SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 20
Today our parish will celebrate RECOVERY SUNDAY - We wish to affirm and pray for all those individuals and their families who are struggling with and in recovery from addictive illnesses. There are many addictive illnesses, including addictions to alcohol, drug, gambling and pornography. Please join us today as we pray for healing, health, and freedom for all those affected by addictions.
September 20, 2020
Month of the Seven Sorrows of Mary
Dear Friends in the Lord:
As I write to you today, I not only give thanks fr our new rector, the Most Reverend James Massa, but also for the exemplary leadership of Monsignor Peter Vaccari, rectory for the past eight years, and to Father William Cleary who has been serving in interim rector this year.
Whenever I receive letters from parishioners, no letter delights me more than when I read how much the faithful love their priests. And as you know, many were educated and formed at St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie.
Our seminarians are not only the future shepherds of our flock, but they will also be spiritual guides and leaders in our wider communities. We must be sure that they are as well prepared as possible to service the Church in New York. And for the last 124 years, Dunwoodie has been that place of formation. Thousands of holy, dedicated and faithful priests have been ordained over these years. It is nationally renowned, held in the highest regard by bishops from around the country. Each year, other dioceses and religious orders send their candidates to our priestly formation programs,
As I write to you today, I ask you to consider, in your own prayer, a sacrificial gift to the
Annual Seminary Appeal
. It will be collected on the weekend of September 27, 2020. Your support will provide tuition, room and board, academic training and spiritual formation for about 25 seminarians of the archdiocese studying here. (If you include seminarians from other dioceses and religious orders, the total population is 64). In a word, your support will help prepare young men who will inspire those letters of admiration that I receive daily about so many of our great priests.
The priesthood is a life of sacrifice and service. As you know, we do not have as many men making the commitment to serve as priests as we did years ago, and I am so grateful to those who accept the Lord's call. Please help me in providing for our seminarians who will hand on the life and traditions of the Church as they embark on their training to become your priests. To learn more visit
With gratitude and prayerful best wishes, I am,
Devotedly yours in Christ,
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
PRO LIFE CORNER
You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right. Abortion and euthanasia are prime examples of this statement. Work and pray to end these atrocities
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.”
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, September 19/20, 2020, 25th 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.
AY, September 20, 2020
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Bernard Donoghue
The Deceased Members of The McKinley Family
The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
10:00AM - Paul Amenta
12:00PM - The Conforti & di Targiani Family (living & deceased)
MONDAY, September 21, 2020
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - John & Nora Roche
TUESDAY, September 22, 2020
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Peter Farrell
WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2020
St. Pius of Pietrelcina
6:45AM - For The Intentions of The Valloor Family
9:00AM - Jean Savoye
THURSDAY, September 24, 2020
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Hugo Bellingreri
FRIDAY – September 25, 2020
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - John Joseph O’Brien
SATURDAY – September 26, 2020
St. Cosmas & St. Damian
8:00AM - Joseph Giordano
9:00AM - Irene Wierze
Please Remember in Your Prayers
The Sick of Our Parish
Rev. Joseph Dietz
Nicholas Di Marzo
Mary Forsyth Reville
For all those suffering with the Virus
The Deceased of Our Parish
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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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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and Substance Abuses
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