IHM CHURCH - October 25 Bulletin
SAINTS/HEROES OF NEW YORK SERIES: MISSIONARY MARTYR
In 1646, a century and a half before the founding of the Diocese of New York,
Fr. Isaac Jogues
was martyred near what is now the town of Auriesville, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Jogues, a Jesuit missionary, was born in Orleans, France, and first came to North America in 1636 to join a handful of other Jesuits ministering to the Huron at what is now Georgian Bay in Ontario.
At their wilderness outpost of Ste. Marie, the Jesuits carved a settlement out of the forest, clearing farmland and building a fort for protection and a church where they could invite the Huron to join them on Sundays and feast days. In general, they presented a model of Christian living to the local population while witnessing to the Gospel and the teachings of Christ. Jogues worked tirelessly at Ste. Marie and was also dispatched on missions to the Potun and Ojibway tribes, venturing as far as the shores of Lake Superior.
In 1642, Jogues led a canoe expedition to Quebec, nearly 1,000 miles away, to bring back supplies and some new recruits for the mission. On the return journey, he and his 40 companions were attacked by a Mohawk war party, who killed many of the Huron and took the rest prisoner along with Jogues and two lay Jesuits, transporting them south to a settlement known as Ossernenon. The two other Europeans were soon killed, For the next year, Jogues survived harrowing torture and near starvation at the hands of his captors, while continuing to evangelize and even baptize anyone he saw who was near death. He lost two fingers and all his fingernails in the torture, but he did not yield in his faith and his determination. In 1643, with the aid of Dutch protestants in a settlement where the Mohawk brought him, Jogues was able to escape on a ship to New Amsterdam – now New York City – where he was the first Catholic priest to visit, and may have said the first Catholic Mass.
Back in France, Jogues found himself famous, invited to meet with royalty and admired by many for his courage and perseverance. For all that, he wanted only to return to North America and continue his missionary work. By 1644, he was back in Canada, in Quebec and Montreal, helping to negotiate peace between the French and Iroquois. His missionary work took him back to Ossernenon, where he had been held captive and tortured for so long. His courage, forgiveness and piety won over a number in the tribe. The Mohawk gave him the name Ondessonk, meaning “the indomitable one.”
When he returned the following year, however, he was again taken captive. Many Mohawk blamed the missionaries for an epidemic that had occurred the previous winter. A violent faction attacked and killed him and his fellow Jesuit Jean de LaLande, threw their bodies in a ravine and mounted their heads on pikes to warn other “Black Robes” to stay away.
Jogues was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1930, along with LaLande and six other Jesuits who were martyred in the wilderness of New York State and Canada in the 1600s. The Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville is dedicated to the memory of these Jesuits and the Native Americans they converted.
Reprinted from Archways Magazine | Fall 2020
PRAY THE ROSARY WITH MSGR. SWEENEY - 10/26
Join Msgr. Sweeney at 8pm Monday, October 26, at the statue of Blessed Mary to pray a socially distanced Rosary this month of Our Lady to pray for our parish, those affected by COVID and for an end to the pandemic. Park in the South Lot and don't forget to wear a mask. Use the button below to sign up. Attendance is limited to 50 people.
10/26 ROSARY SIGN UP
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. Please use the online Mass Signup below.
Special Mass For Recently Deceased Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:00AM
Please follow all safe distance and safety protocols. Wearing a mask in church is required.
IHM Saturday Nov 7, 9:00am
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24/25 MASS SIGNUP
If you missed the Mass Signup that went out in Monday's Flocknote, please use the signup below.
IHM Public Masses Sunday October 25, 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 24, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Oct 25, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Oct 25, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Oct 25, 12:00pm
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.
IMPORTANT CYO ANNOUNCEMENT
Please be advised that the winter season of CYO Basketball has been cancelled. Below is the announcement from the Archdiocese of New York.
CYONY Season 2020 - 2021 - Winter Announcement.pdf
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. Click the below image to learn more.
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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2020 CARDINAL'S APPEAL
As of October 23, IHM's 2020 Cardinal's Appeal Contributions are as follows:
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!
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY THANK YOU
Thank you for your generous support of World Mission Sunday. While only some are called to go to the Missions to serve, all of us are called, by our Baptism, to support the Church’s missionary work by our prayers and financial help.
LIFECHAIN THANK YOU
The October 4 LifeChain was a great success! Thank you for everyone who supported and participated this year. We had a very impressive turnout of about 100 links in the Chain, which was similar to last year despite the current environment. Two Sisters of Life and many Knights of Columbus from the Keogh Council joined as well. It was a powerful experience to stand with so many in our Church community to show our support for this very worthy cause. Momentum has continued to build over the past two years, and we hope for an even better showing in 2021.
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.
All voters will have three options to vote in the November 3 general election:
Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 anytime from 6:00am to 9:00pm.
to find your poll site.
Vote early during the Early Voting period between Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, November 1
. Registered voters can go to a designated Early Voting site to vote, regardless of where you live in Westchester. The process of voting early is identical to Election Day voting, and poll sites tend to be less crowded.
Vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot.
Because State law was changed to reflect concerns about COVID-19, now,
anyone can request an absentee ballot
. If you requested an absentee ballot for the General Election during the Primary Election season, you must submit your absentee ballot request again for the General Election. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27, 2020. Completed absentee ballots can be mailed back or dropped off at any Early Voting or Election Day poll site.
BEATIFICATION OF FATHER MICHAEL MCGIVNEY
On October 31,2020, Fr. Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be beatified. Anyone who would like to join the Knights of Columbus online can go to:
The first year of membership is free, use promo code MCGIVNEY in filling out their registration online before December 31st.The Knights are the largest Catholic charitable and fraternal organization in the world and helps the Vatican in several ways.
"Father McGivney’s Beatification a Boost for Priesthood, Knights"
published in Catholic New York on October 21.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FOOD DRIVE
The John A. Keogh Council 2108, of the Knights of Columbus, have been asked for the following items for Thanksgiving, from the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal:
Canned Soups, Canned Meat, Rice, Beans, Oreos/Chips Ahoy- Family style packages.
Parishioners of IHM, who would like to contribute any items, can drop them off to the home of John Larkin, at 7 Arlington Road, Scarsdale, N.Y 10583, after calling (914) 629-7798.John will bring the items down to the Solanus Casey Soup Kitchen in East Harlem, on November 14 Thank you!
THE 2021 MASS INTENTION BOOK IS STILL OPEN!
PLEASE DO NOT HAND DELIVER YOUR LIST OF
MASS INTENTIONS TO THE RECTORY.
GOLDEN WEDDING JUBILEE MASS CANCELLED DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES
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.
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!
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;
COPING WITH LOSS & GRIEF?
Feeling Blue? Tips on Coping with Loss & Grief During the holidays – Join us on Wednesday, November 18, 7:00-8:30pm virtual Workshop via Zoom. Experienced bereavement counselors, will share tips on coping with loss and grief during the holiday season. Registration is required. Please email Caroline at
to confirm your participation in the Zoom workshop. Individuals 21+ are encouraged to attend. No fee. Sponsored by St. Augustine Parish Bereavement Groups.
Parishioners who attend
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Readings, October 24/25, 2020, 30th 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.
DAY, October 25, 2020
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Floria Gabriele & The Gabriele Family
8:00AM - Barbara Herbold
10:00AM - Kathleen Murphy
12:00PM - Albert Attisani & Steven Wildman
The weekly intention for The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary will be offered privately by the Pastor
MONDAY, October 26, 2020
6:45AM - Salvatore & Sebastiana Pansarella
9:00AM - The Donlon & Lewis Families
TUESDAY, October 27, 2020
6:45AM - Peter Senno
9:00AM - Marian Rindos
WEDNESDAY, October 28, 2020
6:45AM - John Owens
9:00AM - Bryan John Richy
URSDAY, October 29, 2020
6:45AM - Marie & Leonard Abbrescia
9:00AM - Giuseppe Rossi
FRIDAY, October 30, 2020
6:45AM - Vincent McDonnell
9:00AM - Jaclyn M. Escala
SATURDAY, October 31, 2020
8:00AM - Barbara Collins
9:00AM - Joseph Mikovits
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
Ralph Della Cava, Sr.
Ellen Joan Kelly
All Victims of the Virus
Please see this week's "Kids Korner"
prepared by our bulletin publisher, Bon Venture.
Kids Korner 10-25-2020.pdf
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Let us pray through the intercession of our Blessed Mother for help and healing in these complicated and difficult days.
on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:30PM