Weekday Mass Schedule

SUNDAY: January 13th - Octave Day of the Epiphany (dm)
† Dolores & † Everett Hortch....................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: January 14th - St. Hilary, BpCD (d)
Leo & Sharon Skierka and Family................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass
TUESDAY: January 15th - St Paul, First Hermit, C (d)
Special Intention......................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: January 16th - St Marcellus I, PM (sd)
Special Intention........................................................................ No Mass Scheduled
THURSDAY: January 17th - St Anthony, Ab (d)
Courtney Fischer........................................................................ No Mass Scheduled
FRIDAY: January 18th - St Peter’s Chair at Rome (dm)
In Thanksgiving.......................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
SATURDAY: January 19th - Our Lady’s Saturday (sp)
† Madonna & † Vince O’desso..................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: January 20th - 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (sd)
Missa Pro Populo....................................................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
† Francis & † Boots Biegalke....................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of the soul of Larry G. Jerkel.

Confession Schedule

Sturday — 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Sunday — 8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Church Cleaning Schedule
Jan 13 — Rita Bogner & Barbara Kalafat
Jan 20 — Melissa Bradshaw, Monica & Regina Drewes
Jan 27 — Penny Shevlin

Treat Schedule
Jan 13 — Jeanette Kalafat and Melissa Bogner
Jan 20 — Ruth Evens, Chandee Bomgardner and Justina Merja
Jan 27 —Laura Lightner, Bernadette Dube

Rosary Leader
Jan 13 — Damian Skierka
Jan 20 —1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Mike Bogner
Jan 27 — Cole Lowdergner

Snow Removal
Jan 13 — Max Kern, Alex Kern, and Ken Kern 406-899-7965
Jan 20 — Patrick Bogner 406-799-9845 — James Bogner 406-231-0753
Jan 27 — Fred Lowder 406-866-0867 — Cole Lowder 954-610-1845

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Jan 13 — Oran Skierka &Blane Lightner
Jan 20 —1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Killian Skierka & Quentin Skierka
Jan 27 —Brennan Skierka & Gabriel Lightner

Mission Mass Schedule
Holy Cross: 2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays & Holy Days– 1:00 p.m.
449 Hoback; Helena, Montana 59624...............(406) 449-3701
Holy Shroud: 2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays– 5:00 p.m.
204 Clyde; Missoula, Montana 59802............(406) 721-7146
St. Martin de Tours: 1st & 3rd Sundays– 4:30 p.m., Holy Days– 6:30 p.m.
2814 South Pompey's Road; Pompeys Pillar, Montana 59064........(406) 665-7836
St. Theresa, Lethbridge: 4th Wednesday of the month– 5:30 p.m......(403) 328-0627.

                                                                               Announcements

Summer School Catechism Dates: The weeks of June 9 and June 16 with First Communion Sunday June 23.

the 2019 Sunday Missal Guide is available in he Bookstore .
The Roman Catholic Calendar: The 2019 Calendar is available in the bookstore, the cost is $12.00 each.
Sunday Missal Guide: the 2019 Sunday Missal Guide is available in he Bookstore .
The Roman Catholic magazine is available after Mass, please feel free to take a copy home.

Confessions: Priority should be given especially the last thirty minutes of confessions to those who drive a great distance, have little children, elderly and or are disabled. Those living in closer proximity please be here early; Confessions begin at 8:00 a.m. Of course, and I think that it goes without saying, that those who live in close proximity to the church, should come for confessions on Saturday morning if at all possible. 

6 Day Votive Light Candles: with the new shipment of candles, the price per candle is $2.50 each, $60 per case.

Live stream sermons: you can now watch one of the SSPV or CSPV priests offer Mass in Boynton Beach, Florida. It is live streamed every Sunday at 500pm (eastern) and then archived. The address for this is http://tiny.cc/ourladyofpeace
SSPV Sermons may now be heard on You Tube channel wcbohio
Sanctuary Lamp: If you would like to have the Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of soul, anniversary or remembrances, and who requests it, the usual donation is $10. Fill out a request an return to Fr. Skierka
Fr. Jenkins online instructions: wcbohio.blogspot.com.
Please Keep in your prayers: The deceased, ill and the injured and those that are in special need of prayers, particularly of our parish.
Blessing of Religious Articles: Following Mass next Sunday.
What Catholics Believe:"wbcohio" – https://www.youtube.com/user/WCBOhio – Father Jenkins comments on some of the recent events of the SSPX, Fr. Davide Pagliarani; Fr. Patrick Girouard’s sermon on the SSPX’s re-branding, and other timely topics;..

 

Are You Scrupulous?
By Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
An interview withFrancis J. O'Boyle, S.J.

That penitent has this great consolation: The priest is God's representative in his regard. The voice of the priest is for him the voice of God. When the priest prescribes God approves. And the penitent has no further responsibility in this matter.
'More than that, if there were any error in the directions given by the priest, the responsibility would rest entirely with the priest; the penitent would in no way be to blame.
'But., I objected, 'wouldn't that error implicate the penitent? If the priest gave him incorrect advice, the priest would be guilty of sin, and the scrupulous person would have been the occasion of that sin.

Trained to Handle Scruples
Again Father O'Boyle laughed.
'That needn't worry him at all. In the first place, the priest has been taught to handle scruples. It Is not very likely that
he will advise the penitent to do what is wrong. And even if his advice were wrong, the priest would be giving that advice in the belief that it was right; God does not punish a man who has committed a wrong action if that man believed that his action was right. God will not allow the priest, who is taking His place in soothing the anguish of a troubled soul, to make mistakes.
'The scrupulous man and the scrupulous woman need only submit to the advice of the priest. Let the priest decide. Do what he tells you to do. His conscience is for the time your conscience. You can fly blind. God will bring you safely home.
'The very first thing a scrupulous person should do is decide on a spiritual adviser, a priest who is understanding yet firm. He should state his case as honestly as possible and then do just as the priest tells him to.

'He Doesn't Understand
'That's all fine, I said; 'but suppose the priest doesn't understand? All scruples aren't the same. And all scrupulous people aren't the same. The problem of each is an annoying disease. But he's a fool, if an individual one, and it requires a deal of careful explaining.
Father O'Boyle smiled just a little wearily.
'You talk almost like a scrupulous person, he said. 'It's odd, but scrupulous people are unconsciously and blamelessly a little conceited. Each one thinks his case is so terribly different from any other case; his problem is one that has never had a precedent; he will have to explain his case for hours before the priest will understand it.,'
Well, I demanded, 'isn't he right?
'If there is anything in the world that is stereotyped, it's scruples. A few minutes of explanation tell me all I need to know about the most complicated case. And when I or any other experienced priest says to a scrupulous person I understand now. You've made it perfectly clear,' that person can be absolutely sure that I do understand and that nothing he could add would make his story any clearer.
'So the sure cure for scruples is.
'Obedience, obedience, and more obedience, said Father O'Boyle. 'Select a priest confessor, go to him , and do exactly what he tells you to do. That is the only cure. The scrupulous person must substitute the priest's correct conscience for his own incorrect conscience. And he must do this even when he is afraid that the priest may be wrong.
'Well, I said, bringing this into the realm of the personal, 'suppose a scrupulous person came to you. How would you proceed to cure him?

Conscience Gone Haywire
'First, said Father O'Boyle, 'I would explain to him why he must implicitly accept my conscience for his own. His conscience is absolutely wrong; in his calm moments he knows that; when he decides for others, those very decisions prove to him that his own attitude is incorrect. He must let my conscience substitute for his own.

WORD OF INTRODUCTION

Requirements for Receiving Holy Communion
On January 12, 1930, the sacred Congregation of the Council, by mandate of Pope Pius XI, has issued emphatic instructions on modesty of dress to all bishops, directing them to insist on these prescriptions:

"We recall that a dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat, which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows, and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knee. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper."


In addition, all those who wish to receive  Holy Communion at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church must:    

● be validly baptized in the Roman Catholic Church.  Anyone who was baptized after 1970 must speak with the priest before receiving Holy Communion.
● hold all teachings and have a sufficient knowledge of the Catholic Faith.  One must believe and abide by traditional Catholic moral teaching, especially regarding purity of marriage.  Anyone who has received a marriage annulment since 1968 must talk to the priest before receiving Holy Communion.
● be in state of sanctifying grace to be able to receive Communion, having made a good confession to a traditional Roman Catholic priest.
● be fasting for three hours from solid food and alcoholic beverages and one hour from liquids other than water.  Water and non alcoholic medicines may be taken at any time.  (please note) Those who are able to do so, are encouraged to fast from midnight at those times when they plan to assist at a Mass scheduled for the morning.
Anyone who adheres to the teachings of Father Leonard Feeney and Saint Benedict Center (denying the Church’s teaching concerning “baptism of desire” and “baptism of blood”), who worships at religious services conducted by any of the CMRI bishops or clergy or Thuc bishops and clergy in concert with them, must not receive Holy Communion at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Ladies, as stated above, are required to wear dresses, or full skirts and blouses.  Hemlines must be long enough to touch the floor when kneeling. Necklines must be no more than two fingers-widths below the pit of the throat.  Slit skirts are not acceptable; a skirt is too tight if it needs to be slit to allow walking. Ladies are also required to wear a suitable head-covering while in church. Obviously, by the standards given by Pius XI, the wearing slacks, sleeveless dresses including “cap” sleeves(which are not sleeves at all), or low necklines are not suitably dress. Sleeves must cover the arms at least to the elbows.

Gentlemen also must wear modest and decent clothing in church and observe the prescript of Pope Pius XI as noted above.  Men must wear dress slacks and dress shirt, with sleeves which cover the arms at least to the elbows, preferably with suit coat  and tie.  If their attire is immodest or indecent, they should not enter the church.
Flip-flops, shorts, sweats and T-shirts are not acceptable attire in the church at any time. The wearing of revealing, tight-fitting and transparent garments of sheer material is forbidden in the Church.

Please do not come to receive Holy Communion at this church today if you do not meet these requirements. Rather, respect our standards and observe them.

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1. The question is, what exactly does it mean, to dress modestly?
2. What does the Catholic Church say on the matter?

On January 12, 1930, the sacred Congregation of the Council, by mandate of Pope Pius XI, has issued emphatic instructions on modesty of dress to all bishops, directing them to insist on these prescriptions:
"We recall that a dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat, which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows, and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knee. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper.

Women must be decently dressed, especially when they go to church. The parish priest may, with due prudence, refuse them entrance to the church and access to the reception of the Sacraments, [each] and every time that they come to church immodestly dressed." (General Pastoral Directive, 1915 A.D.)

"Girls and women dressed immodestly are to be debarred from Holy Communion and from acting as sponsors at the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation; further, if the offense be extreme, they may even be forbidden to enter the church." [Decree of the Congregation of the Council, 1930 A.D.]