Weekly Mass Schedule For the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Please go to "Mass Location" tab on top of the page for details for the Mass Schedule for each Mission, for the current month.

SATURDAY: September 24th - Our Lady of Ransom (dm)
Special Intention BVM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: September 25th - 16th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Special Intention. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a.m. Mass
Missa Pro Populo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m. Mass

MONDAY: September 26th - St. Isaac Jogues & Companions, Mm (d1cl)
Bishop Kelly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Scheduled Mass
TUESDAY: September 27th - Sts. Cosmas &n Damian, Mm (sd)
Father Mroczka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: September 28th - St. Wenceslaus, M (sd)
† Madeline Anne Berry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: September 29th -Dedication the Church of St. Michael the Archangel
† Bob McKeown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: September 30th - St. Jerome, CD (d)
Bea Hardesty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: October 1st - Our Lady’s Saturday (sp)
Bea Hardesty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: October 2nd - 17th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Special Intention. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a.m. Mass
Missa Pro Populo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp is burning for the repose of the souls of Ron and Mary Tihista.

                                   ~ Confession Schedule ~
Saturday  — 8:15 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Sunday   — 6:30 a.m. - 6:55 a.m
               — 8:10 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

                              ~ Altar Boy Serving Schedule ~
Sept 25 — 1st Mass: Jeremy Lowder & Maurice Marshall
                  2nd Mass: Anthony Caggeso & Joe Springer
Oct 2    — 1st Mass: Thaddeus Bradshaw & Patrick Caggeso
                 2nd Mass: Peter Skierka & Samuel Kalafat
Oct 9    — 1st Mass: Zachary Drewes
                2nd Mass: Blaise Skierka &Charles Lightner

                                       ~ Rosary Leader ~
Sept 25 —1st Mass: Tim Riley — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Oct 2 —1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Oct 9 —1st Mass: Tim Riley — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder

                            ~ Church Cleaning Schedule ~
Sept 18 — Lisa Skierka & Lauren Caggeso
Sept 25 — Maria Fleshman & Angela Skierka
Oct 2 — Amy Lightner, Daneal Lightner, Allie Quincer
Oct 9 — Tiffany Skierka and Hannah Lowder

                                   ~ Treat Schedule ~
Sept 25 — Josie Lightner, Amy Lightner and Rachael Lightner
Oct 2 — Hannah Lowder, Tiffany Skierka, Becky Lowder
Oct 9 — Regina Skierka, Rebecca Lightner, Monica Whall

Please go to "Mass Location" tab on top of the page for details for each Mission, for the month.

                                   ~ Announcements ~

Ember Days: Wed. Sept 21 and Saturday Sept. 24 are days of Fast and Partial Abstinence, Friday Sept. 23 is a day of Fast and Complete Abstinence.

6 Day Votive Lights: The price per candle is $2.50, $62 per case; the small 8 hour votive lights are 25¢ each.
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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
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Please Keep in your prayers: The deceased, ill and the injured and those that are in special need of prayers, particularly of our parish.

   A PLEA FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY.
By ISIDORE O’BRIEN, O.F.M.
(1951).

 It flows from the doctrine of the Incarnation by which Christ is Head of men and angels. It is radically connected with the external glory and activity of the Blessed Trinity — man’s creation, redemp-tion and sanctification; and with the opera-tions of grace and the sacraments which are the very bloodstream and circulatory sys-tem of the Communion of Saints, or Body of Christ, as Saint Paul termed it: "For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, many as they are, form one body, so also is it with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body . . . ; and we were all given to drink of one Spirit. . . . But God has so tempered the body together in due portion as to give more abundant honor where it was lacking; that there may be no disunion in the body, but that the members may have care for one another. And if one member suffers anything, all the members suffer with it, or if one member glories, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the Body of Christ, member for member" (1 Cor. It is part of the structure of the unity of the Church which comprises all the faithful under their Head. Christ, Our Lord, directs with one authority and one faith the whole commerce of her prayers, sacrifices, alms-giving and indulgences, and promotes the good offices of the angels toward men. And because of the extraordinary richness of the idea of the Communion of Saints we shall have to confine ourselves to considering the doctrine simply under its well-known three-fold aspect: the Church Militant (the Church in War), Suffering (the Church in Pain), and Triumphant (the Church in Glory) — with special emphasis on the second.
OPPOSITION TO CHRIST
The warfare between the Church and her foes has existed essentially not only from her foundation but from the very first promise of the coming of her Founder. I will put enmities between thee [Satan] and the woman, [Mary],” God said to Satan at the time of the Fall and the Promise, “and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel” (Genesis 3:15). And the growth of that enmity between Satan and the coming Christ kept pace with the development of the character and life of our Lord in the Messianic prophecies. It found expression in the hatred and abuse showered on the prophets who foretold His coming with progressive clarity and yearned to see Him with increasing love and faith. “Amen I say to you,” Jesus reminded His disciples, “many prophets and just men have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them: and to hear the things that you hear and have not heard them” namely the time of the Messiah and the Messiah Himself (Mt. 13:17). And regarding the record of the persecution of the prophets, He said to the Pharisees, “Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets: and your fathers killed them. Truly you bear witness that you consent to the doings of your fathers. (Luke 11:47-48). Jerusalem, their own Holy City, He reminded them on another occasion, had the lamentable distinction of being the slaughter house of the prophets, and so He Himself was safe except there. “It cannot be,” He said with both historical and prophetic irony, “that a prophet perish, out of Jerusalem” (Luke 13:33). There is no feature of the life to which He had called them, namely, the carrying on of the Church He would found on them, that Jesus made more clear to His Apostles than this: that because of their work and their loyalty to Him, the world through its various agents would persecute them: “If the world hate you, know ye that it hath hated me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own. . . but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. . . . Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you. . . . They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doth a service to God.” (John 15:18-20; 16:2). This, then, is the heritage of hate which came to the Church.

 

It was directed against Christ by His enemies, and after they had put Him to death, was extended to His followers. A few years after His Ascension, the Church was banished to the four corners of the earth. First the disciples were scattered, then the Apostles; and wherever they went they met persecution, calumny, exile and martyrdom.
Even the great city of Rome, that harbored any number of so-called religions, very soon picked out the Christian Church as the object of cruel sport. “The Christians to the lions!” became the popular cry; and the rulers, who had instigated the people’s hatred in the first place, enthusiastically acceded to their demand. Ten great pers-ecutions between the years 64 and 303 drove the Christians to the hills, the deserts, the catacombs. The fairest and bravest, the wisest and most cultured, the holiest and best, were burned as torches for circus illumination; crucified and torn from their crosses to be devoured by wild beasts; sewn in bags with serpents and mad dogs and thrown into the Tiber; hacked to pieces as they united their voices in prayer and holy chants to God.
CONTINUATION OF SUFFERING.
Through the centuries, the Church’s history shows a continuation of this suffering. Most of the national Apostles endured martyrdom, and the countries they evangelized were plundered and occupied by brutal tyrants who hated the faith. Even as these words are written, [1951] the Gethsemani of the Church continues: a cardinal [Mindszenty] endures living martyrdom; archbishops undergo suffering and humiliation that it seems only fiends could have devised; priests and nuns are butchered, tortured, starved, lashed and exiled; whole countries of the faithful endure persecutions that out-Neroes Nero. “I will put enmity,” said the Omnipotent, “between you and the Woman, between your seed and her Seed; He shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait for His heel.” Yet this is only the outward warfare of the Christian. A greater, a far more subtle, conflict rages within him. All the outward assaults are made again st his nature, its feelings and instincts; they spell physical pain, which nature abhors and avoids by its very constitution. But the inward onslaughts come in the stolen uniform of his own appetites, speaking the tongues of his own pleasures, advising in the diplomacy of his own inclinations; traitors whose sworn purpose is to leave him open for a mortal wound, the fifth column of his own disloyal thoughts and rebelling de-sires that is working with the enemy for his defeat and enslavement. For if the three parts of the Church work together for man’s salvation, the three forces of evil, the world, the flesh and the devil, work hand-in-hand for his destruction. It is these that Saint Paul was describing to the Ephesians when he wrote, “Be strengthen-ed in the Lord and in the might of His power. Put on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our wrestling is . . . against the Principalities and the Powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness on high” (Eph. 6:10-12). And practically our Lord’s last words to His Apostles on the night of His arrest were these, spoken to Peter: “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you all, that he may sift you all as wheat. But I have prayed for you (singular), that your (singular) faith may not fail; and do you (singular), when once you (singular) have turned again, strengthen your (singular) brethren” (Luke 22:31-32). Only the grace of Christ dispensed to us through the channels which He established and gave to the Church under Peter and his successors to administer, can arm us against the assaults of Satan and pour life into our souls if we are wounded.
DOCTRINE OF PURGATORY.
Up till the moment of death, we belong to the Church Militant; after that, we immediately enter either the Church Suffering or the Church Triumphant.  

 

 Mission Mass Information

Great Falls: (Black Eagle - Immaculate Heart of Mary)
Mass every Sunday, 7:00 & 9:00 a.m.: Holy Days, 9:00 a.m

Helena: (Holy Cross) 

Mass every Sunday and Holy Days:
8:00 a.m. See Church Bulletin

Missoula: (East Missoula - Holy Shroud) 

Mass 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month and Holy Days
12:e0 p.m.

Billings: (Pompeys Pillar - St. Martin de Tours) 

Mass 1st, 3rd Sundays of the month and Holy Days
3:00 p.m.

Lethbridge: (St. Theresa the Little Flower) 


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