Weekday Mass Schedule

SUNDAY: November 18th - Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & Paul (dm)
Missa pro Populo....................................................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
† Lovetta Girres......................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: November 19th - St. Elizabeth of Hungary, W (d)
† Lovetta Girres......................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
TUESDAY: November 20th - St. Felix of Valois, C (d)
† Lovetta Girres.........................................................................  9:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: November 21st - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (dm)
† Lovetta Girres......................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: November 22nd - St. Cecilia, VM (d)
† Lovetta Girres......................................................................... No Scheduled Mass
FRIDAY: November 23rd - St. Clement I, PM (d)
† Lovetta Girres......................................................................... No Scheduled Mass
SATURDAY: November 24th - St. John of the Cross, CD (d)
† Lovetta Girres......................................................................... No Scheduled Mass
SUNDAY: November 25th - 27th and Last Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa pro Populo....................................................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
† Lovetta Girres......................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of the soul of of Gerry Girres

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

Church Cleaning Schedule
Nov 18 — Melissa Bradshaw, Monica & Regina Drewes
Nov 25 — Lisa Skierka & Katrina Skierka
Dec 2 — Bomgardner Family, Ruth Evans and Justina Merja

Treat Schedule
Nov 18 — Sarah Rollins, Hannah Lowder and Becky Lowder
Nov 25 —Amy Lightner, Jennifer Lightner and Rachel Lightner
Dec 2 — Melissa Bradshaw, Monica & Regina Drewes

Rosary Leader
Nov 18 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Nov 25 — 1st Mass: Tim Riley — 2nd Mass: Damian Skierka
Dec 2 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder

Snow Removal
Nov 25 — Pat Bogner 406-799-9845 — James Bogner 406-231-0753
Dec 2 — Fred Lowder 406-866-0867 — Cole Lowder 954-610-1845
Dec 9 — Cody Merja 406-799-7762 — Bailey Bomgardner 406-788-4841

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Nov 18 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Kernan Skierka & Gabriel Lightner
Nov 25 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Killian Skierka & Blane Lightner
Dec 2 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Oran 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

 Devotions for the month of November:
The faithful who during the period of eight days from the Commemoration of All Souls inclusive, visit a cemetery in a spirit of piety and devotion, and pray, even mentally, for the dead may gain:
A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, on each day of the Octave, applicable only to the dead.
Those who make such a visit, and pray for the Holy Souls, on any day in the year may gain:
An indulgence of 7 years, applicable only to the departed.

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The faithful who recite prayers or perform other devout exercises in supplication for the faithful departed during the month of November, may
gain:
An indulgence of 3 years once on each day of the month; a plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, if the perform these devotions daily for the entire month.

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Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
An indulgence of 300 days, applicable only to the Holy Souls.

                                                                               Announcements

All Saints Day Party: 1st Sunday of Nov. (November 4) We are having an All Saints Day party for the children, it will take place following the parish potluck, for further information, contact Tiffany Skierka
All Souls Day: All Souls Day envelopes are in the pew, please return by Nov 1.

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.

Pathetic, I commented.
'Very pathetic, said Father O'Boyle. 'So you see, spiritual scruples are just one kind of scruples. But spiritual scruples are infinite in their manifestations. And-he shook his head a little ruefully-though they are, as I'll show you, fundamentally about the same, if you are talking to a scrupulous person and you fail to mention the exact form that his scruples take, he decides that you don't understand his case All scrupulous people are really exactly the same in their scruples. But each one thinks he is entirely different from all the rest.

'What are some of the kinds of scruples? I asked, thinking of the various types I had encountered.
'Well, there is the person who can't go to Holy Communion because he thinks he may have broken his fast. Did he swallow a few drops of water when he cleaned his teeth this morning? Did he perhaps breath in a loose feather from his pillow during the night?

Examples
'I heard of one wife who carried this sort of thing rather far. Her husband worked at night and usually got home shortly after midnight. Like most night workers, he got a sandwich and a cup of coffee on the way home. Well, if this woman was going to receive Communion the next morning, she wouldn't kiss her husband. She was afraid that some of the coffee or a few crumbs of the sandwich were still on his lips and that she might break her fast.

'Sad and stupid, all of this, and entirely against the Church's explanation of how a fast is broken, but this sort of scrupulous person stays away from Holy Communion for just such silly reasons.
'St. Ignatius gives the example of a man who by accident steps on two crossed straws that are lying on the ground and then decides that he has trodden on the cross and denied the faith. Such a man is one of the many scrupulous people who, having done by accident something probably not sinful at all, decides that he has sinned. When such a person trips and cries out, '0 Lord,' he wonders whether or not he has taken the name of the Lord in vain. If he accidentally bumps against someone, he decides that he has probably injured that person seriously.

Other Types
'There is the person who Is terror stricken for fear that he or she (very likely it is she) will set a bad example and will be the occasion of someone else's sin. You can see the trouble into which such fear would lead a scrupulous person. A man will begin to see possibilities for the misinterpretation of everything he says; he will begin to fear that others are actually misinterpreting what he says. A girl will begin to believe that her most innocent action is a temptation to men. a temptation f or which she is responsible. A priest will be afraid that someone in his congregation may be lead into heresy through misunderstanding of his sermon. A mother will decide that she is a bad example for her children. The possibilities of this scrupulosity are endless and terrible. And the Church teaches that a man or woman cannot be guilty of another person's sin unless he or she deliberately tries to make that person sin.

'Did I? Didn't I?
'Then there is the person who can't be sure whether or not he has fulfilled an obligation. He goes to Mass. But, he asks himself, did he give sufficient attention to the Mass? Lent comes along, and he is constantly torn with trying to decide how much food makes eight ounces. He promises to say some prayers in return for a favour from God; he says the prayers over and over and over, and still he isn't sure that he has said them. He can't decide whether today, which is Wednesday, is or is not an Ember Day. He has no reason to believe that It is, but he is in a sweat of fear that It may be.

 

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.]