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.

SUNDAY: November 27th - 1st Sunday of Advent (sd)
† William Egger............................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
Clara Bradshaw............................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: November 28th - Ferial Day
† William Egger............................................... No Scheduled Mass
TUESDAY: November 29th -Vigil of St. Andrew
† William Egger............................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: November 30th - St. Andrew, Ap (d2cl)
† William Egger............................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: December 1st - Ferial Day
† William Egge............................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: December 2nd - St. Bibiana, VM (sd)
† William Egger............................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
Special Intention 6:00 p.m. Mass
SATURDAY: December 3rd - St. Francis Xavier, C (dm)
† William Egger............................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: December 4th - 2nd Sunday of Advent (sd)
† William Egger............................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
Thaddeus Bradshaw....................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp is burning for the repose of the soul of Father Miguel Pro

                                   ~ Confession Schedule ~
Friday       — 5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.
Saturday   — 8:10 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Sunday     — 6:30 a.m. - 6:55 a.m
Holy Days — 8:10 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

                              ~ Altar Boy Serving Schedule ~
Nov 27 — 1st Mass: Patrick Caggeso & Zachary Drewes
                 2nd Mass: Joseph Springer & Anthony Caggeso
Dec 4   — 1st Mass: Thaddeus Bradshaw &Alexander Bogner
                 2nd Mass: Killian Skierka & Brennan Skierka
Dec 11 — 1st Mass: Zachary Drewes
                 2nd Mass: Peter Skierka &Charles Lightner

                                       ~ Rosary Leader ~
Nov 27 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Dec 4   — 1st Mass: Tim Riley — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Dec 11 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder

                            ~ Church Cleaning Schedule ~
Nov 27 — Melissa Bradshaw & Mary Drewes
Dec 4   — Monica Whall, Rebecca Lightner, Regina Skierka
Dec 11 — Lisa Skierka & Lauren Caggeso

                                   ~ Treat Schedule ~
Nov 27 — Mary Koch, Theresa Koch, Nicole Bogner
Dec 4 — Hannah Shawhan, Laura Lightner, Bernadette Dube
Dec 11 — Maria Fleshman, Sharon Skierka, Angela Skierka

                                    ~ Snow Removal ~
Dec 4   — Patrick Bogner — Dominic Bogner
Dec 11— Max Kern — Alex Kern
Dec 18 — Andrew Shawhan — Emmett Whall

 

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

                                   ~ Announcements ~

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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.

2023 Calendarsare available in the Bookstore.
Adult Class: Adult Class: is going to be scheduled once a month on Wednesdays, at 6:00 p.m. at the church. This class is open to post high school students and all adults. Date to be announced

                                   

What Use Do You Make of the
Sign of the Cross?
By the
Rev. Albert H. Dolan, O. Carm.
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Practical Hints
Now let us answer the question: How may we PRACTICALLY provide against making the sign of the cross thoughtlessly? In what practical ways may we train our-selves always to make the sign of the cross prayerfully?
I suggest first that you always make the sign of the cross slowly. Never rush; never make it hastily but always deli-berately. Secondly, it will be helpful to memorize the seven words: faith, help, hope, love, contrition, thanksgiving and resignation. After memorizing the words, make the sign of the cross with these seven words instead of the usual "In the name of the Father," etc. For instance in touching the forehead say "Faith, help, hope"; the heart "love, contrition, thanksgiving" and reserve "resignation" for the shoulders.[In this connection the devotee of the Little Flower will sometimes recall, in making the sign of the cross, the words of St. Therese addres-sed to her crucifix every morning: "O my dear Jesus, You have suffered and wept enough during your thirty-three years on earth. Rest today. Today it is my turn."] This suggested exercise is merely exercise; it is just a means of training ourselves to make the sign of the cross prayerfully. After practicing the memory exercise it would be a mistake to try to crowd all seven prayers into a single sign of the cross; that would be to reduce the prayer to something forced and mechanical. But the result of the suggested memory exercises will be that you will become "cross-conscious" and will always make the sign of the cross with abundant fruit and merits.
Three Helpful Devices
There have been invented devices for making the sign of the cross prayerfully and I am sure they will prove as helpful to you as they have been to others. Sometimes on a walk or alone in church practice this device for making the sign of the cross more prayerfully: Say aloud the word "contrition" and then hold "contrition" before your mind while you are making the sign of the cross slowly and without words, intending by the sign of the cross on forehead, breast and shoulders to express your contrition for your sins which caused the crucifixion. Do the same with the words "love" (revealed for us on the cross) - then "hope" (of final perseverance and ultimately of heaven because of the cross) - then "thanksgiving" (for all the cross means to us) - then "resignation" (to whatever cross is current) - then, using the words "In the name of the Father," etc., after pronouncing the word "faith," intend by your sixth sign of the cross an act of faith in the Holy Trinity. Finally, hold the word "help" and make the sign of the cross wordlessly, [We can scarcely make the sign of the cross without thinking of our Blessed Mother standing beneath the cross and without a little wordless prayer to the Mother of Sorrows, which would be an eighth possible constituent of the sign of the cross: a prayer to Mary].
Another excellent practice is to go through this same process in bed when for any reason you are sleepless.
A third practice which you will find very effective is to accompany the ejaculation "Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love" with the sign of the cross made on yourself slowly as you pronounce those words instead of the usual "In the name of the Father," etc.
Use the sign of the cross on yourself to repel all temptations whether against faith, or holy purity or against incipient rebellion in the face of the boredom born of routine sameness. At these latter times you will find that the sign of the cross expressing "resignation" is most effective.
So much for these helpful practices which give variation to our prayers and are in themselves highly effective prayers

 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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