IHM CHURCH - October 4 Bulletin
Just an update to reassure you regarding cleaning of the church- The church is cleaned and sanitized everyday before and after the Masses by our maintenance staff - and also includes funeral Masses.
As there is no maintenance staff on Sunday, we hired a cleaning service to come in every Sunday to disinfect the entire space before and after each Mass (including 3 entrances, sanctuary, sacristy, choir, loft and 3 bathrooms)
SAINTS/HEROES OF NEW YORK
St. John Nepomucene Neumann was born in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) in 1811. At the age of 24, in 1835, having attended seminary and as he prepared to complete his studies in theology, Neumann learned that the Catholic Church in Bohemia had declared a moratorium on new ordinations because they had more priests than assignments for them. Determined to become a priest, he set sail for New York, where he arrived with no money and a single suit of clothes.
In June 1836, Bishop John Dubois ordained Neumann at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (now the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in SoHo). He assigned the young priest, who spoke eight languages, to minister to German immigrants at the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Williamsville, near Buffalo, which at the time was part of the Diocese of New York.
For four years, Neumann rode his large rural parish on horseback, building community, visiting the sick, educating children and training teachers to carry on as catechists in his absence. Then, in 1840, he applied to join the Redemptorist Fathers, was accepted, and moved to Baltimore to study. The first Redemptorist candidate in the Americas, he took his vows with the order in 1842, then served parish assignments in Ohio and Maryland, tirelessly developing religious education and strengthening communities. In 1849 he became the provincial superior for the Redemptorists in the United States, and three years later, he was named bishop of Philadelphia.
With his many languages and understanding of diverse cultures, Neumann was an ideal choice to lead the Church in the so-called City of Brotherly Love, a growing urban region that was attracting Catholic immigrants from all over Europe. It was no easy task, as anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant factions, urged on by organizations like the Know Nothing Party, were rioting regularly against the Germans, Italians and Irish who were streaming into the Philadelphia area. Against this backdrop, Neumann worked to help immigrants find a footing in the city and to establish sound finances for many church communities. More than 90 new churches were built in the diocese under his watch, and nearly 200 parochial schools. He invited European religious orders to establish ministries in Philadelphia, including the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who provided religious instruction in the many new schools, and supported the Oblate Sisters of Providence, an order of African-American women religious. A humble man, he also eschewed material comforts; legend has it that he owned only one pair of shoes during his decades in America.
At the age of 48, in 1860, Bishop Neumann collapsed and died while out walking in Philadelphia. He was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1977. “His love for people was authentic brotherly love,” the pope said in his homily for the occasion. “He was close to the sick; he was at home with the poor; he was a friend to sinners. And today he is the honor of all immigrants.”
Reprinted from Archways Magazine | Fall 2020
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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:
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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.
Please note - The link for the following week's Mass Signup will continue to be sent out via Flocknote at noon on Monday's.
IHM Public Masses Sunday October 4, 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 Oct 3, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Oct 4, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Oct 4, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Oct 4, 12:00pm
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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.
WINNER OF THE 50/50 RAFFLE AT IHM
The winner of the Booster for
September 2020 is:
For the amount of $140.00
We congratulate the following children who were baptized in the month of August 2020. We also extend congratulations to their families!
Zachary Walter Barkovitz
Andrew Spencer Granelli
Wesley John Moore
Dylan Thomas Tannure
The family of Fr. Joe Dietz would like to thank everyone who sent a card, said a prayer, stopped by the viewing, or attended the funeral Mass for our beloved brother and uncle. The outpouring of support that we received, and the stories that you have shared with us about our Uncle Joe, validated what we as a family already knew. He was a wonderful, kind, generous man who always put others before self. He was our Wounded Healer, our patriarch and the rock of our family. We are happy to know that he was all of that, and more, to so many of you. He showed us how to live with humility, and how to die with dignity, and for that we will be forever grateful.
His one song request for his funeral was “Only this I want”. The lyrics of that song sum up the last few weeks of his life as he battled cancer.
“Only this I want; but to know the Lord,
And to bear his cross so to wear the crown he wore.
I will run the race, I will fight the good fight,
So to win the prize of the kingdom of my Lord.”
He is Home. May he rest in eternal peace.
OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH
A bassinette will be set up in front of The Christ The King Altar and will be there for the month of October.
Baby items needed:
receiving blankets, under shirts and stretchies (6-18 months), diapers, disposable (newborn and next size up) clothing (6 – 18 months), baby wipes, formula. NO LARGE ITEMS OR FURNITURE.
Please call Johanne Grogan at (914) 472-0316, or Jeanne Scarcella at (914) 723-3744 for additional information. All items will be donated to Sisters of Life.
IHM Annual LifeChain TODAY
Respect Life Sunday on Oct. 4 kicks off Respect Life Month, a time to pray for the protection of all human life. You can join one of the Life Chains, a peaceful and prayerful public witness for an end to abortion that offers a message of mercy and healing for those suffering as a result of abortion. Or you can participate in Rosary Coast to Coast, a movement to unite the nation in praying the Holy Rosary for healing of our country and a return to holiness. Information on Rosary Coast to Coast,
1PM-2PM (immediately following the 12:00 Mass)
We will gather in the South Parking Lot for standardized sign distribution and then take our places silently, prayerfully and socially distanced (25 feet apart).
Last year we had over 100 participants. This year we aim to at least double that number, resulting in a half-mile of Pro-Life messages on each side of the Post Road. Please tell your friends and family about this unique opportunity to be a part of IHM’s growing annual public Pro-Life proclamation.
HIGH SCHOOL OF RELIGION NEWS
HSOR IS BACK!
WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US!
The IHM High School of Religion will meet on Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:00pm. The HSOR is open to all high school students. Come see why our students say it is “A night out in the middle of the week.”
For more information please contact Nancy Vericker at
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
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.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE:
SEPTEMBER 27- NOVEMBER 1
Want to be part of saving lives? All it takes is your prayers and presence. 40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that is being held Sept. 23 - Nov. 1 40 Days for Life is a peaceful initiative consisting of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion. More that 17,000 children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days of Life campaigns. To learn more, visit:
For information about participating in the 40 Days for Life campaigns in the Archdiocese - Please contact the following leaders: White Plains: Donna Paolucci (347) 491-1909;
Bronx (Eastchester), Cecile (347) 697-7589;
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.”
GIVE BLOOD - SAVE LIVES
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AY, October 4, 2020
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Living & Deceased Members of the Kuhn & Otto Families
8:00AM - Frank Marutollo
The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary
10:00AM - Joseph Manganiello
12:00PM - The Lynch Family, living & Deceased
MONDAY, October 5, 2020
Blessed Frances Xavier Seelos
6:45AM - Augusta Bertoncin
9:00AM - Denis Lynch
TUESDAY, October 6, 2020
St Bruno, Blessed Marie Rose Durocher
6:45AM - Edward Ryan
9:00AM - Maria Moscato
WEDNESDAY, October 7, 2020
Our Lady of the Rosary
6:45AM - Thomas Riordan
9:00AM - The Murphy Family & MacGillivray Family
URSDAY, October 8, 2020
6:45AM - Fernando Fagnani
9:00AM - Gaetano & Josephine Rocco
FRIDAY, October 9, 2020
St. Denis, St. John Leonardi
6:45AM - The Mulcahy family
9:00AM - Elizabeth & Kathleen Kellar
SATURDAY, October 10, 2020
8:00AM - Sarah Caro
9:00AM - Joseph Chow
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
Mary Forsyth Reville
All Victims of the Virus
are open to the public, we’ve raised capacity to 125 people per mass
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, we’ve raised capacity to 125 people per mass. 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, October 3, 2020 at 11:00AM