Weekday Mass Schedule

SUNDAY: September 16th - 17th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa pro Populo.............................................................. 7:00 a.m. Mass
†Taylor Paddock.............................................................. 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: September 17th - Impression of the Stigmata of St. Francis, C (d)
†Joan Pat Vereshoors..................................................... No Mass Scheduled
TUESDAY: September 18th - St. Joseph of Cupertino, C (d)
†Jack & Liz Tersteeg......................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: September 19th St. Januarius, BP & Comp., Mm (d)
†Sr. Mary Laurence, O.P.................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: September 20th - St. Eustace & Comp., Mn (d)
Seth Severin..................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: September 21st - St. Matthew, ApEv (d2cl)
†Ron Tihista..................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: September 22nd- St Thomas of Villanova, BpC (d)
David & Andrew Dube Families........................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: September 23rd - 18th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa pro Populo.............................................................. 7:00 a.m. Mass
Special Intention.............................................................. 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of the soul of Victor Krueger

Confession Schedule
Sunday 6:40 a.m. - 6:55 a.m.
            8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m

Church Cleaning Schedule
Sept 16 — Melissa Bradshaw, Monica & Regina Drewes
Sept 23 — Lisa Skierka & Katrina Skierka
Sept 30 — Becky Lowder, Hannah Lowder & Tiffany Skierka

Treat Schedule
Sept 16 — Teresa & Christina Dube, Lana Faber and Mary Flowers
Sept 23 —Sharon Skierka, Donna Skierka, and Maria Fleshman
Sept 30 — Barbara Kalafat, Rita Bogner Penny Shevlin

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Sept 16 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — Jacob Ries & Stephen Rollins
Sept 23 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — Brennan Skierka & Quentin Skierka
Sept 30 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — Oran Skierka & Blane 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

Rosary Leader
Sept 16 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Sept 23 — 1st Mass: Cole Lowder — 2nd Mass: Damian Skierka
Sept 30 — 1st Mass: Mike Bogner — 2nd Mass: Scott Drewes

 Announcements
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;..

How To Be A
Practical Catholic By D. J. Corrigan

Intelligent Religion

14. Practical in his knowledge of faith. It is safe to say that a Catholic who does not understand his religion well, will not be a good Catholic. He will neither know what he is to do, nor be concerned enough to practice his faith, especially when it demands some things that are hard. What we are interested in, we usually take pains to learn, even at great sacrifice. Just because he esteems his religion as the most important element in life, the practical Catholic will with evident pleasure read his diocesan paper, or good religious magazines, or the Catholic books that he can procure. For the same reason he will be most attentive to sermons, certain that though the preacher may not be a paragon of eloquence, there will always be something that he can learn for the benefit of his soul.

I have known of non-Catholics who have remained out of the Church, some permanently and others for years, because of an ill-informed remark from Catholic lips that wholly misrepresented the Catholic religion. The practical Catholic will want to avoid such a calamity at all costs and for that reason will strive to understand his faith so well that he can answer the questions and doubts of his non-Catholic friends not only exactly but in a way that appeals to both their minds and their hearts.

15. Practical in his speech. Since most people believe that "out of the mouth the heart speaketh", they judge a person and his family and often his religion by his speech. Certainly some Catholics make a very bad impression by the vile and irreverent venom that spews from their lips. For that reason malicious gossip, blasphemy and cursing, the abuse of the Holy Name, the sordid stories and expressions that smack of the barnyard should never be heard from the mouth of a practical Catholic. The Catholic above all has every reason to know that such irreverent and unbecoming talk is usually a cloak that hides a weak, cowardly nature. He should be just too sturdy in his convictions ever to lower himself by filthy speech either because others do it or because he feels the need of appearing strong or popular to his fellow-men. On the contrary, the fervent Catholic will be clean and reverent in all that he says: his deep evaluation of his religion and his sincere respect for others will habitually incline him to speak with reverence of his God, his Church, his bishops and priests, and of his neighbor.

16. Practical in his charity. Religion that does not lead to true brotherly love is counterfeit. That is why the practical Catholic will try to possess a heart as big as his Saviour's, especially for his neighbor in need. Such a Catholic is usually active in the St. Vincent de Paul Society, or some other kindred group. But his charity does not wait for organized help to demand his time and effort; he is ever ready, within the limits of reason, to answer a call for help and to do it "on his own". It may be someone who needs a job, or food or guidance, or an encouraging word, or sometimes a priest. His charity, too, will be evident in many other ways — visiting the sick, consoling the sorrowful especially at a wake or funeral, praying for the poor souls, affording transportation to the old and lame for Mass, even sometimes baby-sitting for young couples who would otherwise be permanently confined to the home. No one is excluded from his love because of nationality, creed or color. Such a good Catholic, in his willingness to expend himself for his neighbor, accomplishes an immense amount of good for his Church and for souls, and besides, he experiences from his generosity a happiness that is rare in this world.

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.]