Weekly Mass Schedule

SUNDAY: October 15th - 19th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Ed & Helen Long....................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: October 16th - St. Hedwig, W (sd)
† Father Mario Blanco............................................................... No Scheduled Mass
TUESDAY: October 17th - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, V (d)
† Andrew Dalamata.................................................................. No Scheduled Mass
WEDNESDAY: October 18th- St. Luke, Ev (d2cl)
† Andrew Dalamata.................................................................. No Scheduled Mass
THURSDAY: October 19th - St. Peter of Alcantara, C (d)
† Andrew Dalamata.................................................................. 8:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: October 20th - St. John Cantius, C (d)
† Andrew Dalamata.................................................................. 8:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: October 21st - Our Lady’s Saturday (sp)
† Mr. Louis Maleski................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: October 22nd - 20th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa pro Populo...................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Confession Schedule

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m..
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m

Church Cleaning Schedule
Oct15 — Rita Bogner & Barbara Kalafat
Oct 22 — Susanna Skierka and Bernadette Dube
Oct 29 — Chandee Bomgardner Family and Justina Merja

Treat Schedule
Oct15 — Laura Lightner, Bernadette Dube
Oct 22 — Barbara Kalafat, Rita Bogner Penny Shevlin
Oct 29 — Amy Lightner, Jennifer Lightner and Rachel Lightner

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Oct15 — MC - Nathan Rollins Th - Oran Skierka CB - Nicholas Ries
Ac - Emory Faber & Sebastian Flowers
TB - Christopher Ries, Killian Skierka, Kernan Skierka
TB - Isaac Ries, Jacob Ries, Quentin Skierka
Oct 22 — Brennan Skierka & Dominic Skierka
Oct 29 — Killian Skierka & Gabriel Lightner

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) 452-9021
St. Theresa, Lethbridge: 4th Wednesday of the month– 5:30 p.m......(403) 328-0627

 Announcements

All Saints Day Party: 1st Sunday of Nov. (November 5) We are having an All Saints Day party for the children, it will take place following the parish potluck

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.

SSPV Sermons may now be heard on You Tube channel wcbohio
Blessing of Religious Articles: Following 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 8:00 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..
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

What Catholics Believe:"wbcohio" – https://www.youtube.com/user/WCBOhio – Fr. Jenkins as has made available many old programs of What Catholics Believe that he produced years ago, he is also now producing new programs as well. One can subscribe to this programing, go to the tab on the home page and follow the prompts.

 The article, "CATHOLICS IN NAME ONLYl" and be read in in its entirety..........go to the Articles Tab at the top of this page, click tab and it will direct to the article.


CATHOLICS IN NAME ONLY
By
Rev. Dr. L. Rumble, M. S. C.

The Catholic Church has always refused to become the Church of the 'elect. Arnold Lunn remarks somewhere that if a Metho-dist keeps a mistress he ceases to attend his Church; but a Catholic in a similar position would still go to Mass even though unable to approach the Sacra-ments. He knows that the Catholic Church is for all, sinners as well as saints.
The Catholic Church never forgets her Divine Founder's words, 'I come to call, not the just who need not repentance, but sinners. So she bids sinners come, not because they are good, but because they should want to be good, and because she knows how to deal with their sins. If they don't become good quickly enough, and she is reproached for the low standards of so many who frequent her services, she has her answer in the legion of saints through all the ages.
I remember an old priest going round his parish taking the census. He came to the house of a man who at first denied that he was a Catholic. But the man didn't do it too convincingly and the priest pressed the question as to his religion.
'Well, Father, the man said, 'if you must know, I'm a Catholic – or supposed to be one. But you may as well wipe me off. I'm no good.
The old priest's eyes softened at once. 'For that matter, I'm not much good my-self, he said, 'but if we can't do what we can't do, that's no reason why we shouldn't do what we can do. I'm trying to do what I can do, and that's why I'm looking you up. And you can at least come to Mass, even if you can't do everything else. And you can say your prayers. You know, if you break one commandment, that's no reason why you should break the lot. There's no point in telling God that you might as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb. Be as generous as you can with God, and He'll find a way to be generous to you in the end, believe me.
The man believed him, and went regu-larly to Mass after that; and the day came when he made his peace with God, re-turned to the Sacraments, and more than experienced the generosity of God upon which the old priest had promised him he could rely.
THE GREATEST INJUSTICE
Does the fulfilment of our religious du-ties matter? Of course it matters! More than anything else. What we do about it is the most important fact in our human existence. Our religious duties are the most valuable of all the things we do. For they alone enable us to transcend an ig-noble self-love; and upon our acceptance or rejection of them our very eternity depends.
A man may sin through human frailty in other ways – a frailty for which God is prepared to make every possible allow-ance. But the omission of religious duties is a cold, calculating form of injustice which can make no claim to such consi-deration. And if, as Holy Scripture says, the very pagans were guilty because they did not worship God as they should; if the Jews were guilty – guilty to the extent of forfeiting their inheritance; how much more guilty are Catholics who today claim that inheritance as their own, yet neglect the greatest of its obligations – to tender due and fitting worship to God?
It is not that God needs our worship. But not to render that worship is the greatest possible injustice on our part; and God cannot want us to be unjust. If we pay butcher and baker and grocer for the food by which we maintain life, how much more ready we should be to make a due return to God for the life that food maintains?
Religion is the highest form of justice, inspiring us to render due acknowledge-ment to God. That is why, in giving us the ten commandments in the right order of importance, God Himself devoted the first three of them to our obligations towards Himself. He insists that we acknowledge Him to be the one and only True God! that we hold Him in due reverence; and that we regularly fulfil our duties of religious worship.
To have no religion, then is a very evil thing, the greatest of all dishonesties.

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.]