IHM School – Open House  (Oct 29)

Immaculate Heart of Mary School will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, October 29th from 9am to 11am for parents interested in sending their children to IHM in September, 2015.

You are welcome to come and tour our school and to speak to parents, teachers and students.

IHM School is an exceptional Catholic School that also offers many afterschool sports (basketball, softball, soccer, golf, tennis and cheerleading) as well as Chess, Irish Dancing, Drama, Scouting and School Newspaper, Art and Music Clubs.

Registration will be open on October 29th for Grades Pre-3, Pre-K 4 (full or part time) and Grades K -8.

October is Respect Life Month

A bassinette is 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. NO LARGE ITEMS OR FURNITURE (Pregnancy Care can no longer can take these items).

Please call Johanne Grogan at (914) 472-0316, or Jeanne Scarcella at (914) 723-3744 for additional information. All items donated to Pregnancy Care.

WANTED! Altar Servers

The celebration of the Eucharist is the core of our Parish life. Please consider becoming an important part of that wonderful tradition and choose to become an IHM Altar Server. All parishioners in 4th grade or above who would like to become altar servers are asked to contact Fr. Gerard Rafferty. You will:

• Choose two weekend masses your family attends regularly
• Choose a Saturday training session which will be convenient for you
• Be assigned to a team which will provide support and coverage
• Receive a schedule well in advance allowing you to make arrangements.

Pick up a registration form at the Parish Office.

Training sessions will be on Saturdays, October 18th or 25th at 12 noon in the Church. Thank you.

IHM Choir

The IHM adult choir rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the choir loft. The choir sings weekly at the 10:30 am Mass as well as special Feasts and events. If you are interested in joining or have any questions regarding the choir, you may email Dr. Laurie Adamo at dottoressa@mac.com.

The IHM children’s choir is open to children in grades 3-8. We will have our first meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd. Practices will be every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:00pm in the choir loft.

Making All Things New  Update

Cardinal Dolan is in the process of reviewing the recommendations that were presented to him by the Presbyteral Council that took place on June 30, 2014 and July 1, 2014. Since that gathering there have been several developments.

The pastoral planning working group has offered a few additional suggestions for consideration based on further input from vicars and pastors, and these have only been recently presented to His Eminence for his reflection.

The Cardinal will also be heading to Rome in early October to participate in the Synod on the Family, and did not want to leave the Archdiocese so soon after the announcement is made.

In light of these developments, the Cardinal feels it is essential that he has more time to consider carefully and thoroughly evaluate all that has been handed over to him. Hence, the announcement of the Cardinal’s Making All Things New decisions will be postponed to the beginning of November. The original date set to make the announcement was the end of September.