Weekday Mass Schedule

SUNDAY: December 9th - 2nd Sunday of Advent (sd)
Missa pro Populo........................................................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
† Lovetta Girres............................................................................. 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: December 10th - St. Francis Xavier (dm)
† Lovetta Girres............................................................................. No Mass Scheduled
TUESDAY: December 11th - St. Peter Chrysologus, BpCD (d)
Special Intention........................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
WEDNESDAY: December 12th - Ferial Day
† Dorothy Haveres........................................................................ No Mass Scheduled
THURSDAY: December 13th - St. Nicholas, BpC (d)
† Robert Imlach........................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
FRIDAY: December 14th - St. Ambrose, BpCD (d)
Ben Zarn........................................................................................ 8:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: December 15th - Immaculate Conception of Our Lady (d1cl)
Special Intention......................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: December16th - 3nd Sunday of Advent (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 Ruth Vanderberg

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

Church Cleaning Schedule
Dec 9 — Becky Lowder, Hannah Lowder & Tiffany Skierka
Dec 16 — Christina Bogner, Michelle Bogner
Dec 23 — Jennifer Lightner, Amy Lightner & Rachel Lightner

Treat Schedule
Dec 9 — Michelle Bogner, Christina Bogner and Regina Marshall
Dec 16 — Sharon Skierka, Donna Skierka, and Maria Fleshman
Dec 23 —Lisa Skierka and Katrina Skierka Tiffany Skierka

Rosary Leader
Dec 9 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Dec 16 —1st Mass: Tim Riley — 2nd Mass: Damian Skierka
Dec 23 —1st Mass: Scott Drewes — 2nd Mass: Mike Bogner

Snow Removal
Dec 9 — Cody Merja 406-799-7762 — Bailey Bomgardner 406-788-4841
Dec 16 —Brain Drewes 406-750-3748 — Tim Riley 408-687-9241
Dec 23 — Scott Drewes 406-750-1473 — Josh Bradshaw 406-781-5825

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Dec 9 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Gabriel Lightner & Blane Lightner
Dec 16 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Oran Skierka &Stephen Rollins
Dec 23 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Kernan Skierka & Quentin Skierka

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

Christmas Mass Schedule

Immaculate Heart of Mary – Midnight Mass
Holy Shroud: – 9:00 a.m Mass
204 Clyde; Missoula, Montana 59802............(406) 721-7146
Holy Cross: – 11:30 AM.
449 Hoback; Helena, Montana 59624...............(406) 449-3701
St. Martin de Tours: – 5:30 p.m.
2814 South Pompey's Road; Pompeys Pillar, Montana 59064.........(406) 665-5598

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                                                                               Announcements

Second Collection: There will be a second collection on Sunday December 23rd to be taken for the Roman Catholic.
Christmas Decorating: Saturday, December 22nd after Mass till completion
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 .
Christmas Decorating: Saturday, December 22nd after Mass till completion

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.

Physical Side
But before he could do this, I changed the subject slightly.

'What causes scruples? I asked.

'Nobody really knows, he answered. 'And medical science has discovered almost nothing about them. Some few things we do know, however. Youngsters may have been given incorrect instruction. They may have been told, or think they were told, that omitting the saying of their morning and evening prayers is a mortal sin. They may have heard that it is a mortal sin to say damn.

'One man who consulted me thought that he was abnormal because impure pictures entered his mind. He had heard that impure thoughts were sinful. Nobody had explained to him that impure thoughts are wrong only when they are desired, liked, and deliberately harboured. When I ex-plained this to him, it was if a weight dropped from his shoulders. He had started life with false instructions.

Run-down
'Scruples are often a sign of run-down ,physical or nervous condition. Scruples often come when a person's resistance is weakened by disease or overwork or a nervous collapse. A doctor or a nerve specialist is the one to handle such cases. The person who has scruples and knows he is not well would be wise to consult a reputable and understanding Catholic doctor.

'Scruples sometimes come to people who have been living for a while and have been thinking much too much about themselves. If a man or a woman start digging into the past, trouble is almost certain to result. Too much introspection, too, much useless self-examination, may easily lead to scruples. A healthy, normal life with the right amount of association with other people is an excellent preven-tive for scruples.

'There are, I'm sorry to say, some pretty badly written spiritual books that have contributed to the existence of scruples. Those books will say for example, that a person can commit sin without knowing it. The authors shake gory locks as they declare that a man does not know whether he is worthy of love or of hate. They stress sin and evil and omit God's love and mercy and forgiveness. People who are even slightly inclined to scruples have no business reading books like that. Such books are,as a matter of fact, bad for even unscrupulous people.

Thinking versus Willing
As Father O'Boyle hesitated for a mo-ment, I asked him about the nature of those elements which make all scrupulous people pretty much the same. I was interested in that phrase. I felt it was an important point for those who deal with scrupulous people.

'The first element to be considered in cases of scruples, said Father O'Boyle, 'is that the scrupulous person simply cannot distinguish between his thought and his will. Let me show you what I mean.

'Thought is not free. Will is free. Some-body says to me, 'Two and two make four,' and whether or not I want to, I have to agree. But somebody says to me, 'Let's go down to the corner and rob a bank. I am free to say yes or no; the choice is entirely up to me.

'What is true of things that are said to me is equally true of my thoughts, my sight, my hearing my imagination. I happen to be looking through a shop window and see a display of indecent pictures. Nothing in the world can prevent my seeing those pictures, and nothing can prevent my imagination from registering the image of those pictures. A man who is with me makes a smutty remark. Nothing can prevent my hearing that remark.

 

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.]