IHM CHURCH - October 18 Bulletin
CYO BASKETBALL AT IHM
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
CYO Basketball 2021 Winter season registration is open. In anticipation of the Archdiocese of New York’s decision on the timing of Phase 3, including the resumption of CYO, our parish would like to be prepared! You may register by visiting our website,
, click the
button. The new basketball year could begin the first week of January 2021; proposed dates and times for each grade are listed on the website. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Doyle at
SAINTS/HEROES OF NEW YORK SERIES
In 1656, a decade after the death of St. Isaac Jogues,
was born in Ossernenon, the village near present-day Auriesville, where Jogues was martyred. Her father was a Mohawk chief, her mother an Algonquin Catholic who had been captured and assimilated into the Mohawk people. Her Mohawk name, Tekakwitha, means “she who bumps into things”; the name Kateri, a form of Catherine, was given to her when she converted to Christianity.
When Tekakwitha was 4, a smallpox epidemic swept through Ossernenon. Tekakwitha survived, but the disease killed both her parents and left the girl in poor health, her face scarred and her eyesight significantly impaired. Raised in the family of her aunt, Tekakwitha learned about Christianity from Jesuit missionaries who visited the settlement, and was quickly drawn to the faith.
Through years of upheaval in the region, amid tribal wars and invasions abetted by French and Dutch fur traders, Kateri remained quiet and humble, helping with harvesting and caring for the sick. Despite pressure from her aunts, she insisted that she would not marry. Surrounded by violence and facing her stepfather’s disapproval, she moved steadily toward a devotion to the Christian faith, and at the age of 18 began catechesis with Fr. Jacques de Lamberville, a Jesuit missionary who visited the settlement of Caughnawauga. She was baptized during Holy Week of 1676, taking her baptismal name from St. Catherine of Siena.
Six months later, accused of sorcery by some who opposed her conversion, Tekakwitha journeyed to Kahnawake, a Jesuit mission on the St. Laurence River near Montreal established for the conversion and religious instruction of native people. There Tekakwitha lived in a longhouse with other converted Mohawk, including some she had known in her settlement. Her life of extraordinary devotion to prayer, penance and purity inspired all around her during the few remaining years of her life; she and a friend wished to form a congregation of native women religious, but Tekakwitha did not live long enough to see this through.
Kateri Tekakwitha died at the age of 24 in 1680. Her last words, according to Fr. Claude Chauchetière, were “Jesus, Mary, I love you.” She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, and is beloved throughout the New York region as patron saint of peace and ecology. The St. Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site at Caughnawauga, near Fonda, New York, was dedicated to her in 1980.
Reprinted from Archways Magazine | Fall 2020
SPECIAL MASS FOR RECENTLY DECEASED
Parishioners who have died in recent months will be remembered at the 9AM Mass on Saturday, November 7. All are encouraged to attend this Mass in prayerful support of our bereaved families.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are Over 3.5 mission breast cancer survivors in the United States. Let us pray for all of those affected by this disease.
to learn more.
THE ROSARY: HOW TO MAKE A NEW START
October is a great time to renew your commitment to the Holy Rosary. Make a fresh start today! Some ideas:
Are the Joyous Mysteries your favorite? Start there.
Is your time on the train/bus frustrating for you? Say a decade then, and watch your commute improve.
Do you have a beloved Rosary, perhaps one your mother or grandmother used? Don’t keep it locked away—use it now!
Buy an inexpensive travel Rosary for your bag, your pocket, or your desk. Stash one in your car.
Clean up and/or repair a broken Rosary. Or, buy a new one you really like.
Pray with your children or grandchildren. If they don’t say their Rosary, they’ll forget how to do it.
Don’t remember all the prayers of the Rosary? Google “how to say the Rosary.” There are many printable guides available online.
Offer a Rosary for medical and security personnel during this time of COVID.
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 18, 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 17, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Oct 18, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Oct 18, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Oct 18, 12:00pm
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Congratulations to all of our 2
Grade students who made their First Holy Communion this year. May the Lord guide and protect you all the days of your lives.
ALL SOULS DAY
Monday, November 2 is All Soul’s Day.
It is a day when we pray for all our beloved dead. If you wish to have your loved ones remembered at all the Masses on All Soul’s Day and throughout the month of November, please use the envelope provided in your envelope packets.
If you are interested in donating online,
. If you would like to mail your contribution in, feel free to send your donation to the Rectory - 8 Carman Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
Thank you for your continued generosity to our parish!
We joyfully announce the forthcoming celebration of Marriage for
III David Massi & Juliann Sweeny
III Christopher Johnson & Kristen Fitzpatrick
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.
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
The Offering for an announced Mass is $20
Only two names per Mass will be allowed
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.
PRO LIFE CORNER
"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving."
Blessed Mother Teresa
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;
NO NEED TO FEAR DEATH
Death can be a fearful unknown but Christians know that it is a doorway that leads to something wonderful. Still, the idea can produce anxiety in even the strongest Christian. Consider taking steps to reduce that anxiety.
Talking to God each day, reading Scripture, and spending time in prayer is the best way to nurture a personal relationship with him. When we know God intimately and personally, we trust him and know to rely on his justice.
Go to Confession a couple times a year.
The Precepts of the Catholic Church require Catholics to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at least once a year or when aware of serious sin. However, to stay as close to a state of grace as possible, consider going weekly. Confess all sins of which you are aware.
Attend Mass weekly.
“For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink” (John 6:55). Jesus initiated the Eucharist to fortify us against the temptations and sin of this world.
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 17/18, 2020, 29th 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 18, 2020
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Donato Callara
8:00AM - Imma & John Carrea
10:00AM - Robert Stimpson, Sr.
12:00PM - Filomena Conforti & Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel CFR
The weekly intention for The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary will be offered privately by the Pastor
MONDAY, October 19, 2020
St. John de Brebeuf, St. Isaac Jogues
6:45AM - Elizabeth & Frank Rocco
9:00AM - Jack & Anthony Esposito
TUESDAY, October 20, 2020
St. Paul of the Cross
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Mary & Joseph Orecchio
WEDNESDAY, October 21, 2020
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Gene & Bella Panessa
URSDAY, October 22, 2020
St. John Paul II
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Peggy & Andrew Donlon
FRIDAY, October 23, 2020
St. John of Capistrano
6:45AM - Peter Bernardini
9:00AM - Steven Mazzella
SATURDAY, October 24, 2020
St. Anthony Mary Claret
8:00AM - Brian Boyle
9:00AM - Ms. Massimi
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
Deacon Mark Czerwin
All Victims of the Virus
are open to the public
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 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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on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 1:00PM