SATURDAY, MARCH 21
Dear Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish,We know this is an unprecedented and difficult time, but it can be used to draw close to God, strengthen the family, unite in faith and save souls. In ALL things, give thanks. In an effort to support the parish needs at this time please note Fr. Peter has arranged the following:
Mass: Mass will be streamed at 5pm March 21st on Facebook Live. The recorded version will subsequently be available for viewing. Masses will be said for the intention as scheduled, please continue to write out your individual prayer intentions at home as the Mass will still be offered for all of them.
Novena: As we were unable to deliver to you Saint Michael Novena prayer cards in person, please join us from wherever you are beginning Sunday, March 22nd. Fr. Peter will say the Divine Mercy chaplet followed by the Saint Michael novena at 3pm daily. Prayer below.
Adoration: Available Sunday, March 22nd for individual time slots. Signup here: https://signup.com/go/WrkSQpP
Confession: Available March 25th from 10am-12pm and 6pm-8pm. Confession will take place in the church prper, one individual at a time, One individual can wait in the hall and any additional should wait in the vehicle.
Stations of the Cross: Stations of the Cross typically held Friday evenings may be live streamed, keep watch on our Facebook Page.https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010591087970
Care for the Shut in: Please contact the office if you are able to help pick up grocery items or perhaps just make a telephone call to someone in need of support.
Please maintain all physical distancing, use all of the cleaning supplies set out and do not come to the church if you have not or are not well or if you have travelled.
This too shall pass.
Staff of IHMP
Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His People. We turn to you with confidence and seek your powerful intercession. For the love of God, Who made you so glorious in grace and power, and for the love of the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of the Angels, be pleased to hear our prayer. You know the value of our souls in the eyes of God. May no stain of evil ever disfigure it beauty. Help us to conquer the evil spirit who tempts us. We desire to imitate your loyalty to God and Holy Mother Church and your great love for God and people. And since you are God’s messenger for the care of His people, I/we entrust to you these special intentions:
- That the whole world will turn back to God
- Healing on the sick especially COVID19, the medical community
- That a cure would be found soon for the virus
- For those who feel lonely, isolated and alone
- That we will not give to fear
Lord, hear and grant our special intentions for this Novena that we bring before You.
Pray for us, St. Michael, and also for those we love. Protect us in all dangers of body and soul. Help us in our daily needs. Through your powerful intercession, may we live a holy life, die a happy death and reach Heaven where we may praise and love God with you forever. Amen.
Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory be …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
Dear Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish,
As you will be aware, Masses and Penitential Services have been cancelled throughout the Diocese in order to safeguard and protect against the spread of Covid-19, however, churches around the Diocese will still be offering individual confessions during the Day of Confession which was announced for March 25, 2020.
At IHMP, Fr. Peter will be available for the sacrament of reconciliation from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Confessions will take place in the church to allow for appropriate distancing while those who wait are asked to do so in the hall maintaining the standard safeguarding practices.
The church will also be open for prayer on Tuesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
We will continue to update you on when the church will be opened for other prayer times.
“Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” (Mark 6:50)
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
All gatherings below are CANCELLED immediately until further notice, including:
- Sunday Mass
- Daily Mass
- March 24 Penitential Service
- Celebrations of all baptisms, first Eucharist, and Confirmation
- Sacramental Preparation (catechism, marriage preparation)
- Youth Alpha
- Mom's Group
- Choir practices
- Finance Council Meetings
- Parish Council Meetings
- Women of IHMP Meetings
- Knights of Columbus Meetings
- Pancake Breakfasts
- Children's Liturgy during Sunday Mass
Please contact the office or Father Peter directly regarding the following:
- Spiritual Care
Parish Office hours are now limited and vary throughout the week - please email email@example.com for assistance.