Prayerful Devotions in Lent

Lent is a season in which we pay more attention to our lives of prayer and enter into this season of charity and penance. Use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is important. Deepening our acts of charity for those in need should also be a focus of our attention. And then there is prayer. Our prayer during this season should be of paramount importance. This is a time to enhance our participation at Sunday Mass, to join in daily mass, to be sure to open and end our day with private prayer. But here at IHM we also have the blessing of Eucharistic Adoration and a visit to our adoration chapel during the day is a wonderful way to enrich our lives of prayer. And on Friday evenings at 7:15 pm we gather as a people of faith to join together to walk with the Lord in his passion by praying the Stations of the Cross.

To enhance this seasonal prayer we will conclude adoration in the chapel with Benediction at 7:00 p.m. and then move to join in the prayer of the Stations of the Cross at 7:15 p.m.

Lenten Prayer:
Adoration:   Mondays (7:15 a.m.) through Fridays (7:00 p.m.)
Benediction:   Fridays, 7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross:   (beginning Friday, February 20th)   7:15 p.m.

The 2015 Cardinal’s Appeal

A gift to the Appeal helps maintain the pastoral necessities of the Church in New York. The church provides vital outreach to the poor and suffering. It is through the good will and compassion of our fellow brothers and sisters that we are able to maintain various programs, such as preparing seminarians and teaching religious education.

Please share your blessings and make a gift to the to the 2015 Cardinal’s Appeal.

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.

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.  Practices will be every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:00pm in the choir loft.