IHM CHURCH - November 8 Bulletin
My dear friends of Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Before all else, I would like to congratulate the young women and men who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this past November 5th and 6th. Bishop Gerald T. Walsh, the Episcopal Vicar of Westchester County, conferred the 7-fold Gift of the Holy Spirit and exhorted the 9th graders to be witnesses to our faith in Jesus Christ in their lives. It is not just an individual blessing, but a certain grace for the whole parish! I am truly grateful to all the families for their understanding in these particular times, to Mrs. Diane Meade, our Director of Religious Education, and to her Team for overseeing this sacramental formation and for coordinating and organizing the 4 beautiful Confirmation Liturgies.
It has been exciting the past 2 weeks getting out and about on the parish campus to meet you: after daily and Sunday Masses, at the Rosaries and Holy Hours, before and after school as you drop off and pick up your children, around the school trying to put masked faces and names together of students and teachers, joining Zoom calls of Religious Education classes - thank you 700+ students, as well as parents and teachers, for doing your best in these challenging circumstances to learn about our faith in Jesus - and the HSOR (how wonderful it is to have a vibrant gathering of young people who seek to encounter the Lord) and celebrating Mass in our convent with our beloved religious Sisters of Charity and meeting Buttons!
I am coming to know a lot about our parish, our rich history and your hopes for the future, as I hear from the leaders and coordinators of various parish organizations and activities, from some of their members, in addition to our dedicated staff, who are here to assist you: St. Veronica’s Guild, Music and Choir, Renew and Rebuild Committee, the Holy Name Society, the Ushers (especially as we approach Christmas, please consider becoming one!), Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament, Bereavement, School of Religion, Maintenance, the Parish School (thank you for all you are doing as Principal, Mrs. Tracy Keelin, to keep our students safe), our Parish Secretary and Receptionist, our Business Manager, the collection counters and the Parish Council!
I know I have a lot more organizations and people I need to hear from including CYO, the Boy Scouts, the Trustees, Social Ministry, Cornerstone and the PTA. I plan to constitute a Finance Council soon.
Being able to celebrate Sunday Mass with you and to preach, to baptize new Christians into our Catholic faith, to offer the consolation of Jesus to loved ones mourning the loss of a loved one, to pray the Rosary with you and to offer Benediction after Adoration, are blessings we priests cherish.
I am grateful for the support, encouragement and friendship of Fr. Rafferty and Fr. Thumma, and the enthusiasm and presence our seminarian, Carlos, brings to the Church, school and youth group, know I am so happy to call IHM home!
Please pray for our parish and for your new pastor, that Jesus the Good Shepherd be the true guiding Light of our lives.
In Jesus and Mary,
Msgr. Luke M. Sweeney
DUE TO THE VETERAN’S DAY HOLIDAY
The Mass Schedule for Wednesday, November 11
will be 8AM & 9 AM (note: no 6:45AM Mass)
The Parish Office will be closed on November 11
in observance of the holiday
A Veteran’s Prayer
I asked for strength that I might achieve,
God made me weak that I might obey.
I asked for health that I might do great things,
I was given grace that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy,
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have
the praise of men,
I was given weakness that I might feel
the need for God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life,
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I received nothing that I asked for,
My prayer was answered.
GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS &
THOSE WHO SERVE US IN THE MILITARY TODAY
SUNDAY, NOV 7/8 MASS SIGNUP
If you missed the Mass Signup that went out in Monday's Flocknote, please use the signup below.
IHM Public Masses Sunday November 8, 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 Nov 7, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Nov 8, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Nov 8, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Nov 8, 12:00pm
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHO
CHRISTMAS WREATHS ONLINE
TO ORDER YOUR COOKIE DECORATING KIT ONLINE
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.
We joyfully announce the forthcoming celebration of marriage for
Jacob Gurian & Elizabeth Sniffen
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOOD DRIVE
Our annual Food Drive will begin on Monday, November 9. We once again will be collecting non-perishable foods for our own Food Pantry at IHM. Please bring your donations to the parking lot between 12PM-1PM or 3:30PM-4:30PM. All other times, please bring your donation to our drop box outside of our door on the
Boulevard side of the school. We thank you in advance for your generous donations!
In place of TURKEYS we would appreciate cash donations or gift cards in $10.00 denominations for the following stores SHOPRITE, STOP & SHOP, DE CICCOS . Please place in an envelope marked
& drop in the collection basket. Thank You!
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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.”
PRO LIFE CORNER
May the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with all of you, your loved ones and all your friends who have taken the pro-life position.
2020 CARDINAL'S APPEAL
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!
YOUNG ADULT MASS
Wednesday, November 11, 7:30PM
St. Patrick's Cathedral, 460 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Join us for our monthly Young Adult Mass!
We're back at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral! Confessions, Adoration, and Rosary will be available at 6:30PM Mass begins at 7:30PM Our celebrant is Fr. Mike Eguino. Basilio Perez is our guest musician. A face mask is required to attend.
THE 2021 MASS INTENTION BOOK IS STILL OPEN!
PLEASE DO NOT HAND DELIVER YOUR LIST OF
MASS INTENTIONS TO THE RECTORY
HIGH SCHOOL OF RELIGION NEWS
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!
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!
DONATE BLOOD TODAY
Area hospitals and NYC Health + Hospitals, are joining forces with New York Blood Center (NYBC) to increase blood donations. Temporary blood shortages are not uncommon during winter holidays each year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has created a chronic shortage across the country that shows no sign of improving.
New York’s healthcare system requires 1,500 donations each day to treat patients ranging from trauma victims to newborn babies and cancer patients. Prior to the pandemic, donors could stop by community blood drives at convenient locations. Blood donors can now make appointments to visit donor centers,
but donations are at just 65% of pre-pandemic levels
- well below what is needed by hospitals and patients in our area. This is an incredibly challenging time for our communities.
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DAY, November 8, 2020
Thirty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
5:30PM - Angelina Valvano
8:00AM - Edward J. Hulsebosch
10:00AM - Maria Antonia Gizzo
12:00PM - Fr. Thomas Lynch & The Living &
Deceased members of the Lynch Family
The weekly intention for The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary will be offered privately by the Pastor
MONDAY, November 9, 2020
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
6:45AM - Guerrino Di Benedetto
9:00AM - Patrick Lynch
UESDAY, November 10, 2020
St. Leo the Great
6:45AM - John Bruno
9:00AM - Michele Vaccaro
WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2020
St. Martin of Tours - Veteran’s Day
8:00AM - Dominick Zarola
9:00AM - Pat Simone
URSDAY, November 12, 2020
6:45AM - Mary Orlando
9:00AM - John A. Grillo
FRIDAY, November 13, 2020
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
6:45AM - Bob Pash
9:00AM - Antonio Mendola
SATURDAY, November 14, 2020
8:00AM - James Wilson
9:00AM - The Deceased Members of the Irish Family
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
Pasqualena T. Cava
Angelina Johnson (a long-time parishioner of IHM passed
after celebrating her 100
All Victims of the Virus
Please see this week's "Kids Korner"
prepared by our bulletin publisher, Bon Venture.
Kids Korner 11-8-2020.pdf
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