IHM CHURCH - November 22 Bulletin
My dear friends of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish,
One of the insightful approaches to life that our Holy Father Pope Francis tries to live and teach is how to approach various difficult situations. We as human beings can quickly react to situations and circumstances. While this can serve us well in the 'fight or flight' response, what can often be overlooked is needed reflection before action.
We live in very challenging times with tremendous pressure and stress on individuals, families and communities from the physical to the emotional to the spiritual. As we approach Thanksgiving may we be reminding that we never face anything alone. The Lord and Savior is with us and, through God’s Providence, often family, friends and even sometimes a Good Samaritan, are there to assist and encourage us.
What is a good Christian way to live this moment that we are in? May I suggest the following:
of what is going on in the world we live in from Home to Neighborhood to Nation.
what effect it has in my heart and life (e.g. joy, fear, stress, hope, uncertainty, etc.).
it to the Father, to Jesus, to the Holy Spirit, knowing that our loving God is beholding our every moment and wants us to share the details of our lives with Him - this is rich material for prayer!
Take a breath and
what grace, peace, strength and consolation God wishes to give us in this particular moment, even if we are not fully conscious that it is happening in our souls.
and then, finally,
Have a wonderful Solemnity of Jesus Christ ur King and preparation for Thanksgiving!
In Christ Jesus and Blessed Mary,
Msgr. Luke Sweeney
MASS ON THANKSGIVING DAY
You are invited to start the day by giving thanks to God and attending the 9AM Mass which will also include music. Canned or packaged food for the poor will be collected as is our tradition.
On Thursday November 26, Thanksgiving Day & Friday, November 27
Masses will be celebrated at 8AM & 9AM only.
There will be no 6:45AM Mass.
The Mass Signup for Thanksgiving day (11/26) ONLY is below. There is NO Mass Signup for Friday (11/27) required.
The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.
IHM Public Masses on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26, 2020
Please follow safe distance protocols - Wearing a mask in church is required.
IHM Thursday Nov 26, 8:00am
IHM Thursday Nov 26, 9:00am
SUNDAY, NOV 21/20 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 22, 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 21, 5:30pm
IHM Sunday Nov 22, 8:00am
IHM Sunday Nov 22, 10:00am
IHM Sunday Nov 22, 12:00pm
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHO
Dear School families and Parishioners,
I know this Thanksgiving, I have much to be thankful for- School families who have believed in our Catholic school, before and during this pandemic; a hard working faculty and staff, and the most wonderful group of students who I get to see everyday. In addition, I have a supportive Pastor and Parish advocating for our school.
It’s been a school year like never before. But with Faith, Gratitude and Prayer, we come together everyday and do what we do best- educate the future of this world and instill in them Catholic Values to lead it.
On behalf of the faculty , staff and students of IHM, I wish you and your families a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Stay safe and healthy.
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.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES SECOND COLLECTION
Please be generous in this week's second collection for the Catholic Charities Campaign for Charity & Justice. Catholic Charities will direct the funds back to parishes & community-based organizations to fund local projects. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this collection.
for more info.
WESHARE SUNDAY 2020
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who continue to support our parish during these very difficult times. As you may be aware, our electronic giving, through WeShare, has helped sustain our parish, especially during the months when we could not worship in person. This weekend, we are dedicating time and effort to expand our electronic giving base. We are not asking for additional donations, but to consider changing the way you support your parish by using WeShare.
WeShare is a very simple way for you to continue to financially support your parish. Click the "Give" banner on our Church website (or
), click on the WESHARE banner, select the collection or event of your choice – Set up your donation or payment, and that’s it!
Thank you for your prayers, which have helped us all get through this year.
We joyfully announce the forthcoming celebration of marriage for
Thomas Joseph Lore & Amanda Garces
IHM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
The Parish Council held its monthly meeting via Zoom on November 16th. Msgr. Sweeney updated the council on the status of various ministries in the Parish, the Renew and Rebuild campaigns and plans for upcoming Christmas celebrations. Although the pandemic has somewhat restricted our event planning and outreach, the Council would like to focus on two initiatives.
One Community with the goal of building our community through strengthening the ties between Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, school and our surrounding communities.
Reinvigorating social outreach ministries in our current reality
If you have interest in being a part of either of these committees, please email
Our next meeting will be held
Monday, January 11.
RENEW + REBUILD CORNER
The R+R committee is reviewing architectural drawings and specifications for the scope of exterior repairs. Following the committee’s review, the drawings and specifications will be reviewed by the Pastor and representatives from the Archdiocese before being sent out to bid to qualified contractors.
The committee and Pastor have reviewed preliminary interior finish replacement concepts submitted by the architect and have provided feedback. The committee will continue to work with the architect to revise the interior finish concepts and assemble them into a presentation for final review by the Pastor and Archdiocese.
As of November 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
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!
Thank you to Mary Wasacz, Diana Casey & our Bereavement Committee who coordinated and organized the Mass of Remembrance at IHM on November 7.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
On behalf of the Faculty and staff of the Religious Ed. Program, we want to wish all of the wonderful families here at IHM a very Blessed Thanksgiving Day
Please note, our new email address is
FREE SUBSCRIPTION FOR
IHM recently renewed their subscription for FORMED. Get thousands of movies, programs, audio, and books instantly.
To Sign Up:
2. Click Signup and Signup as Parishioner
3. Search for
4. Enter your name and email address
5. FORMED does not use passwords, the system will send you an email each time you access it.
THE 2021 MASS INTENTION BOOK IS STILL OPEN!
PLEASE DO NOT HAND DELIVER YOUR LIST OF
MASS INTENTIONS TO THE RECTORY
PRO LIFE CORNER
No matter how many arrows are thrown at you, how much criticism you receive, or how many so-called friends you lose because you’re defending life, it’s all worth it. Continue to fight the culture of death.
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!
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.
CLICK HERE 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, November 21/22, 2020,
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, 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, November 22, 2020
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
5:30PM - Larry Holten, Sr.
8:00AM - Frank Marutollo
10:00AM - For The Intentions of The Immaculate Heart of Mary Choir
12:00PM - Deacon Robert di Targiani & Deacon Charles di Targiani
The weekly intention for The People of Immaculate Heart of Mary will be offered privately by the Pastor
MONDAY, November 23, 2020
St. Clement I, St. Columban
6:45AM - Armand Cofini
9:00AM - Marissa Pascarella
UESDAY, November 24, 2020
St. Andrew Dung-Lac
6:45AM - For All the Deceased Members of The Gjidoda & Kuira Families
9:00AM - Marie Tazza
WEDNESDAY, November 25, 2020
St. Catherine of Alexandria
6:45AM - Charlotte Babich
9:00AM - Mary-Carol Miller
URSDAY, November 26, 2020
8:00AM - The Chhildren & Grandchildren of the Abbatiello & Carlucci Families
9:00AM - Larry Holten, Sr. & Larry Holten, Jr.
FRIDAY, November 27, 2020
8:00AM - Dina & Fred Cipollone
9:00AM - Gay McCreery
SATURDAY, November 28, 2020
8:00AM - Anne De Simone
9:00AM - Pauline Dapolito
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
Deacon Walter Brady
All Victims of the Virus
Please see this week's "Kids Korner"
prepared by our bulletin publisher, Bon Venture.
Kids Korner 11-22-2020.pdf
The printing of our Church Bulletin is sponsored by the advertisers on the back pages. Until public masses resume, please check out the advertisements below.
Thank you to our local merchants for
supporting our electronic bulletin!
IHM Bulletin Advertisements 11.22.2020.pdf
on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12:00PM