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: June 13th -Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart (sd)
Marge Kolve............................................................................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
Missa pro Populo....................................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: June 14th - St. Basil the Breat, BpCD (d)
Marge Kolve............................................................................................. 11:00 a.m. Mass
TUESDAY: June 15th - Within the Octave of the Sacred Heart (sd)
Marge Kolve............................................................................................ 11:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: June 16th - Within the Octave of the Sacred Heart (sd)
Ellie Haskins............................................................................................ 11:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: June 17th - Within the Octave of the Sacred Heart (sd)
Brody Partridge....................................................................................... 11:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: June 18th - Octave Day of the Sacred Heart (dm)
Addy Haskins.......................................................................................... 11:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: June 19th - St. Julianna Falconieri, V (d)
Tricia Monaco.......................................................................................... No Mass
SUNDAY: June 20th - 4th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa pro Populo......................................................................\.............. 7:00 a.m. Mass
Lynette Haskins....................................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp is burning in remembrance of Mike & Rita Bogner’s Anniversary

Confession Schedule
Weekday — As on Summer School schedule
Sunday — 6:30 a.m. - 6:55 a.m.
             — 8:10 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
June 6 —1st Mass: Michael Caggeso & Blaise Skierka
               2nd Mass: Stephen Rollins & Jeremy Lowder
June 13 – 1st Mass: Blaise Skierka & Callen Skierka
                2nd Mass: Killian Skierka & Gabriel Lightner
June 20—1st Mass: Blaise Skierka & Callen Skierka
           — 2nd Mass: MC- Stephen Rollins Th- Dominic Skierka
           MC2- Gabriel Lightner CB- Quentin Skierka
           Ac - Brennan Skierka & Quentin Skierka
          TB - Jeremy Lowder, Matthew Kalafat, Mark Kalafat
          TB - Thaddeus Bradshaw, Alex Knox, Levi Rollins
June 27—1st Mass: Stephen Rollins & Brentlee Bomgardner
               2nd Mass: Dominic Skierka & Blane Lightner

Rosary Leader
June 13 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
June 20 — 1st Mass: Tim Riley — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
June 27 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder

Church Cleaning Schedule
June 13 — Katrina Skierka, Jess May, Bernadette Dube
June 20 — Justina Merja, Rachel Lightner, Josie Lightner
June 27 — Penny Shevlin

Treat Schedule
June 13 — Josie Lightner, Jess May, Jordee Bomgardner
June 20 — Parish Potluck Picnic
June 27 — Sarah Rollins, Jennifer Springer, Jeanette Kalafat

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

Announcements.

Parish picnic: in honor of the 1st Communicants, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass today.

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 8:10 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.
Sanctuary Lamp: The Sanctuary Lamp when burning for any intention, it is put in the bulletin as a reminder to pray specially for that person, and even for that whole week!
Reliquaries on the Altar: contain the reliques of St. Stephen King, St. Gregory the Great, St. Maria Goretti and St. John Bosco.

DRESS AND DEPORTMENT
Surely the Lord has a right to expect that those who come to church do so, in proper attire.
This obviously does not mean formal dress. There are those who advance as a reason for not attending Mass on Sunday that. they do not have "anything to wear." What they mean is that, being in financial straits, they are unable to dress as nicely as the others, and are ashamed of the fact. They need not be ashamed. Christ himself was born the poorest of the poor. It would seem that anyone who advances the excuse of "poor clothes" for missing Mass is going to have a hard job answering to the poverty-loving Christ. But even though the clothes are poor, they can be worn with a certain measure of cleanliness and neatness, and this should be a natural instinct for anyone entering God's house.
The greatest offense in modern times surely centers around the wearing of insufficient clothing.
"'Skimpy dresses backless gowns, shorts, sleeveless, bare midriffs — You may find these in the ballroom or on the beach but their innate sense of modesty ought to keep women and girls from such dress much less coming into God's house in such dress. If they don’t realize this, they have allowed their sense of decency to get pretty well thinned out.
Long tradition requires a woman to wear a headdress in church. St. Paul felt strongly on this point; he asked the rhetorical question: "Does it become a woman to pray to uncovered?” (1 Corinthians11: 13). To wear a hat or headdress of some kind in church should be normal procedure for women But keep things in their right perspective; to offend against this tradition is not on a par with adultery or robbing a bank. Let the custom, nevertheless, be conscientiously observed, as St. Paul desires.
Incidentally, Tee shirts and shorts worn by men may have their place; but this place is not in church and not on Sunday morning.
One comes to church, presumably, to pray, to offer one's homage to God, to fulfill one's duty of public worship of the Creator. In our churches we Catholics believe that our Lord is really and truly present in the tabernacle under the outward appearance of bread. This fact should exclude any thought of deliberate irreverence in church. If a consecrated church is desecrated by some gross act of irreverence, such as shedding blood or robbing the tabernacle, it must be re-consecrated. But there are lesser acts of irreverence also, and their number is legion. To carry on an irrelevant conversation, for example, or to tell jokes and laugh at them: certainly these things are opposed to the proper reverence due to God's presence.
Here are some other rather common faults: sprawling over the pew in an attitude of complete boredom; reading the Sunday newspaper during Mass; looking over the parish bulletin during the sermon; establishing a lien on the end place in the pew, with absolute refusal to move, and with visible reluctance at letting anybody pass by; lounging in back and refusing to occupy available space in the pews.
This last fault needs a special word. In almost every parish one sees a demonstration of it. Often the loungers remain standing in back during the entire Mass, with perhaps a token one-knee genuflection during the Consecration and the first out the door, Mass barely finished. They are deaf to the appeals of ushers and of the pastor himself. These individuals do not get very high marks in politeness. A note might be in order here about the right procedure in regard to standing, kneeling, and sitting at Mass.

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:
1:00 p.m. See Church Bulletin

Missoula: (East Missoula - Holy Shroud) 

Mass 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month and Holy Days
5:00 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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6 Day Votive Light Candles: The price per candle is $2.50 each, $62 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 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
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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.

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Questions of Catholics Answered Pertaining to Courtship
by The Rev. Winfrid Herbst, S.D.S.

Would a girl do wrong by keeping up correspondence with a boy against her mother's wishes?
Of course she would. The fourth Commandment, "Honor thy father and thy mother," commands, among other things, obedience to parents. Children must obey their parents in all that is not sin; and in this obedience must be included a prompt and willing desire to do, not only what is explicitly commanded, but also what the parents desire and what the children know would please them. Parents take the place of God Himself, and, therefore, to disobey them is to disobey the Father in heaven. Hence, when the parents' will is made known by command or by prohibition (as in your case), the children should consider it as sacred as if God had commanded it by an angel from heaven. If they truly love their parents, and esteem them as represen-tatives of God, they will hold nothing more sacred than to follow all their parents' wishes and avoid what would displease them, whether the parents be present or absent. Such is the will of God. God never blesses a disobedient child.

Is it a sin when a young man takes you out he puts his arm around your waist feelingly against your will?
In this connection we would say that, generally, a young man will take all liberties a girl will allow, but the more she gives in the less he will think of her. We often hear it said, "I would never marry a girl that allows undue familiarities." A girl should remember that true love and willingness to take liberties rarely go to-gether. At the first attempt to take liberties a girl should put her foot down hard. A man never loves a girl so much and so truly as when she keeps him at the proper distance and makes him respect and reverence her — makes him feel that when he is in her presence he is in the presence of something almost sacred. A girl should never make concessions to her lover. By this we mean that she should never do anything that she would hesitate to do in the presence of her sister and her mother.
With this all sensible girls - and there are many — will wholly agree; according to this they will conduct themselves.
Those that foolishly scorn such sane advice, because of girlish silliness and giddiness must needs pay for their rashness with misery — misery that, so to speak, exacts compound interest, often for life.
As regards the question — no; it is not a sin if it is really against her will and she emphatically lets it be known as such. She should see to it that it does not happen again.

A Catholic girl intends to marry a non-Catholic man. Ought she to take this non-Catholic to the priest a while before the marriage or wait until just before the marriage? He does not intend to join the Church.
She should, of course, take him to the priest at least six weeks before the marriage, that there may be ample time to give him those instructions so important even if he does not intend to become a Catholic. He must at least know what his future wife believes, that is to say, something about the Catholic religion, what promises he must make, the nature of marriage, its duties, responsibilities, and privileges. But so many girls seem to think they can just pick out their non-Catholic friend and take him to the priest with a brazen: "Well, here we are; marry us quick!"
What folly! What right has a girl to do anything like that when mixed marriages are strictly forbidden by the Church? If she thinks she simply must have that non-Catholic for her husband, she should first go alone to see the priest, without taking her friend along and before making him any promises; and, having stated the case to her priest or confessor, she should unhesitatingly and generously follow his advice. That will mean much for her happiness, — everything, in fact. And that is what every good Catholic girl will do.

 

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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.]