IHM CHURCH - October 11 Bulletin
DUE TO THE COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY
This Monday our nation celebrates Columbus Day.
Masses on Columbus Day
– Monday, October 12 will be at 8AM & 9AM. (Please note there is no 6:45AM Mass). The Parish Office will be closed in observance of the holiday.
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL NEWS
The Immaculate Heart of Mary School welcomed faculty, staff and students back to the building on September 9th. What a day filled with smiles and love! It was truly something to see both the Archdiocese's and IHM's plan in real action, after months of planning. We follow protocol and guidelines every day to ensure we keep COVID out of the school building. Working with the school nurse , faculty and our parents, we are doing just that.
Words cannot express the gratitude I have to our faculty, staff, and school parents for the continued partnership we have.
As you know, the Governor of New York has begun to close schools in certain hotspot clusters in the city and in the upper counties. Both Superintendents in New York and in Brooklyn-Queens have reached out to the Governor's office asking him to reconsider the closing of Catholic Schools as it would be a disservice to all our families who have put their trust in the Catholic School system. Below, please see two memos from the Office of the Superintendent, urging families to contact their local Congress officials to speak up on behalf of the situation. I thank you in advance for taking the time to do so. Your help is greatly appreciated.
With Prayer and Gratitude,
Immaculate Heart of Mary School
SAINTS/HEROES OF NEW YORK SERIES
Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini
arrived in New York in 1889, accompanied by six other sisters of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Nineteen years earlier, at the age of 20, she had been deemed too frail and sickly to join the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the rural Italian region where she was born. Now, having founded the Missionary Sisters in Italy, she arrived in one of the world’s most tumultuous cities with a mission to serve the thousands of immigrants arriving from Italy and elsewhere in Europe – to help them survive in the New World and stay strong in their faith, and to protect and educate their children.
Cabrini had not planned to come to New York. In 1887, she had petitioned Pope Leo XIII to establish missions in China. The pope, however, concerned about the plight of the immigrants in America, sent her to New York instead, telling her, “Go west, not east.” Without hesitation, she devoted herself to the needy masses of the New World with great resourcefulness. Starting with few resources, she proved adept at securing donations of funds and labor to enable her congregation to begin delivering services. Housed at first with the Sisters of Charity and using a donated apartment as a refuge for orphaned girls, Cabrini soon secured a property in West Park, in Ulster County, formerly owned by the Jesuits, where she opened the Sacred Heart Orphan Asylum in 1890.
All around the New York metropolitan region, she established schools and orphanages for immigrant children and offered language and religious education to adults. In all, Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart went on to found 61 institutions around the United States as well as in Europe and Latin America, including schools, orphanages, hospitals and training convents for new sisters.
Cabrini died in 1917 at Columbus Hospital in Chicago, which had been founded by the Missionary Sisters. She was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1946. There are a number of shrines to Mother Cabrini in the United States, including the St. Frances X. Cabrini Shrine in northern Manhattan, symbolically located with breathtaking views over the Hudson River to the west and, to the east, a sprawling neighborhood of busy streets and apartment buildings filled with working-class immigrants and their families.
Reprinted from Archways Magazine | Fall 2020
October 11, 2020
Month of the Holy Rosary
Dear Friends in the Lord:
Pope Francis, in his message for
World Mission Sunday
, implores us, "in this year marked by the suffering and challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the missionary journey of the whole Church continues in light of the words found in the account of the calling of the prophet Isaiah and the theme of this year's World Mission Sunday:
"Here I am, send me"
(6:8). This is the ever-new response to the Lord's question: 'Whom shall I send?' This invitation from God's merciful heart challenges both the Church and humanity, in the current world crisis."
During the Mission Month of October, Pope Francis reminds us that, as Christians, we are called
to mission - especially at this time - to bring Christ's love to those most forgotten around the world. Jesus is God the Father's Missionary; He asks us to respond to this call to mission, this invitation to "step out of ourselves for love of God and neighbor." What will your answer be?
"Here I am, Send Me"
is the response we will all endeavor to live out this World Mission Sunday, through
in the Eucharist, and
to the collection for the
Society for the Propagation of the Faith
Through the Pope's own missionary society, you too can be sent out to all the ends of the earth - send through your support of missionaries and those they serve. Your gifts sustain priests, religious sisters, and brothers as well as lay pastoral leaders in more than 1,100 mission dioceses in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and parts of Latin America and Europe as they proclaim the Gospel, build the Church, and serve the poor. With them, you answer,
"Here I am, Send Me."
This year, in response to the challenges to the Mission Church from the pandemic, I invite you to consider a sacrificial gift to the annual
World Mission Sunday
collection. It will be collected on the weekend of October 17-18. Your generous support will enable the Society for the Propagation of the Faith to continue to spread the gospel to the growing faith communities of our day.
With gratitude and prayerful best wishes, I am,
Devotedly yours in Christ,
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
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 still at a limited capacity so we will continue to offer a sign up process. 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.
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 11, 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 10, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Oct 11, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Oct 11, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Oct 11, 12:00pm
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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Any way you want, when you want to, where you want to.
2. Leave your checkbook at home.
Set up your returning gift using a credit card, checking or savings account.
3. Your funds are protected.
Your donations are automatically transferred to our parish so it's safer and more secure.
4. Support your parish consistently...
even if you are unable to attend Mass.
5. Give on the go!
Access the site from your mobile phone or tablet.
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.
Renew + Rebuild Corner
The architect retained by the parish is preparing the drawings and specifications for exterior repairs. The drawings and specifications will be reviewed by the committee, the Pastor and the Archdiocese before being sent out to bid by qualified contractors. Drawings are expected to be complete in the coming weeks.
The architect is also preparing interior finish replacement options for review. The committee will first seek to review this information with the Pastor.
As of October 1, IHM’s Renew + Rebuild Contributions are as follows:
To make a donation to Renew + Rebuild:
Remember to designate “Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarsdale”
If you have any questions, please contact the Parish House at 914-723-0276
We extend congratulations & best wishes to
, a former parishioner of IHM, who recently celebrated her 100
birthday. She is currently living in Andes, NY near her family.
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.
PRO LIFE CORNER
PRAY – 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 sacred to the sacredness and dignity of all human life.
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;
HOPE COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN
NEEDS YOUR HELP
A few of our parishioners cook, in their homes, for the HOPE Community Supper Program. We are looking for new volunteers, as some cooks are no longer able to do it, and the need for this service is greater than ever due to the current situation (lost jobs and reduced incomes).
We deliver to the Church one to two times a month, It is then picked up and delivered to HOPE Community Services in New Rochelle (
/ ). We do this every third Friday, and also the occasional 5th Tuesday of the month. If cooking is "not your thing" but you'd like to help with shopping for other food items, that is also really needed.
If you think you may be able to help, please contact Lynne Richy @ 914-772-8348 to sign up, or simply to ask questions about this.
Next HOPE SOUP KITCHEN Drop off
– is FRIDAY, October 16, 2020 by 12 NOON – if you have perishable food and can bring close to noon, please do so.
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.”
BLOOD DRIVE – OKTOBERFREST –
SHARE A PINT WITH US!
NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER
Share a pint for someone in need this fall. Your blood type scores higher than the best brews in the world! Won’t you spare an hour of your day to share this special gift with a patient in need, so they can share their time with loved ones? Give blood in a donor center near you – As we continue to manage the fall out of COVID-19 and the loss of thousands of blood drives this year, please find your nearest donor center and make your appointment. Visit nybc.org or call 1 800 933 2566. Remember to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Click the image below to make an appointment.
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, October 10/11, 2020, 28th 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, October 11, 2020
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Viola & Lawrence Holten
8:00AM - The Deceased Members of The Broderick Family
10:00AM - The Deceased Members of the Ciero Family
12:00PM - Frank Marutollo
The weekly intention for The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary will be offered privately by the Pastor
MONDAY, October 12, 2020
8:00AM - Dina & Fred Cipollone
9:00AM - John Joseph O’Brien
TUESDAY, October 13, 2020
6:45AM - Robert Stimpson, Sr.
9:00AM - Frank Marutollo
WEDNESDAY, October 14, 2020
6:45AM - Chester Augustowski
9:00AM - Fannie & Bill Cerofeci
URSDAY, October 15, 2020
St. Teresa of Jesus
6:45AM - Tom & James P. Chacko
9:00AM - Mary Panakal
FRIDAY, October 16, 2020
St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
6:45AM - Rosina Scaccia
9:00AM - Carlo & Gelsomina De Marco
SATURDAY, October 17, 2020
8:00AM - Gay McCreery
9:00AM - Constanza & Gabriele Scarfia
Please Remember in Your Prayers
The Sick of Our Parish
Nicholas Di Marzo
Ralph Della Cava, Sr.
For all those suffering with the Virus
The Deceased of Our Parish
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.
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.
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on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:00AM