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: January 29th - 4th Sunday after Epiphany (sd)

Missa pro Populo..............................................................  7:00 a.m. Mass
Lucy Regner.....................................................................  9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: January 30th - St. Martina, VM (sd)
Betty Zarn........................................................................  No Scheduled Mass
TUESDAY: January 31st - St. John Bosco, (d)
Amelia Lightner................................................................  8:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: February 1st - St. Ignatius, BpM (d)
Marian Lightner................................................................  8:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: February 2nd - Purification of the BVM (d2cl)
† Jennifer Lightner............................................................  9:00 a.m. Mass with procession
FRIDAY: February 3rd - St. Blase, BpM (sp)
Special Intention...............................................................  8:00 a.m. Mass
† Holy Souls in Purgatory..................................................  6:00 p.m. Mass
SATURDAY: February 4th - St. Andrew Corsini, BpC (d )
Special Intention...............................................................  9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: February 5th - Septuagesima Sunday (sd)
Missa pro Populo..............................................................  7:00 a.m. Mass
Special Intention...............................................................  9:00 a.m. Mass

7:00 a.m. Mass scheduled: Tuesday, January 31 through Thursday, February2.

Sanctuary Lamp is burning for the repose of the soul of Teresa Skierka

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

                              ~ Altar Boy Serving Schedule ~
Jan 29  — 1st Mass: Stephen Rollins & Alexander Bogner
                 2nd Mass: Quentin Skierka & Samuel Kalafat
Feb 5   — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins & Brentlee Bomgardner
                 2nd Mass: Peter Skierka & Blaise Skierka
Feb 12 — 1st Mass: Jeremy Lowder & Zachary Drewes
                 2nd Mass: Dominic Skierka & Martin Skierka

                                       ~ Rosary Leader ~
Jan 29 —1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Feb 5  —1st Mass: Tim Riley        — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Feb 12—1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder

                            ~ Church Cleaning Schedule ~
Jan 29 — Bernadette Dube, Katrina Skierka, Mary Klejeski
Feb 5 — Sarah Rollins, Jennifer Springer, Hannah Shawhan
Feb 12—Christina Bogner & Michelle Bogner

                                   ~ Treat Schedule ~
Jan 29 — Rebecca Lightner, Monica Whall & Regina Skierka
Feb 5 — Church Breakfast
Feb 12—Julie Johnson, Donna Skierka, Julie Skierka

                                    ~ Snow Removal ~
Jan 29 — Kevin Rollins — Nathan Rollins
Feb 5  — Patrick Bogner — Dominic Bogner
Feb 12 —Max Kern — Alex Kern
Feb 19—Andrew Shawhan — Emmett Whall

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

                                   ~ Announcements ~

6 Day Votive Lights: The price per candle is $2.50, $62 per case; the small 8 hour votive lights are 25¢ each.
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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
Fr. Jenkins online instructions: http://www.wcbohio.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.

2023 Calendars and Sunday Missal Guides are available in the Bookstore.
Adult Class: Adult Class: is going to be scheduled once a month on Wednesdays, at 7:00 p.m. at the church. This class is open to post Blessing of Houses: One may and should have your home blessed. This may be done at any time during the year; However, during the Epiphany there is a special blessing.

Adult catechism class: January 18, 7:00 p.m.high school students and all adults. Date to be announced

 

                                                                    Does it Matter much what man believes?
                                                                                                     By
                                                                                   Rev John A. O’Brien, Ph.D.
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For, in its very bosom it still harbors the principle of subjectivism, the principle of division, with no external or objective agency to restrain it from breaking out on its ceaseless rampage.
America A Stronghold Of Religious Indifferentism.
It is interesting to note that the phenomenon just described is peculiarly characteristic of America. In probably no other country in the world is the view that it does not matter what religious creed a man professes, so widespread as in America. In traveling through the various countries of Europe, one finds the people surprised on hearing of the not uncommon practice in America of persons attending the services of a particular denomination on one Sunday, and the services of a different church on the next. True, religious indifferentism has filtered through in a small degree into a number of countries, due to a considerable extent to the spread of American travel and to the infiltration of American literature. America remains, however, its true home, and the paradise where it thrives most luxuriously. The question may be raised, however, as to why America should be the special breeding ground of religious indifferentism. The explanation is to be found in the consideration of the following circumstances:
First, the population of this country has become a virtual cross section of the population of the Old World, and a mosaic of its different religions. It has had, therefore, for many years a far greater diversity of religious faiths than any other country in the world. The diversity resulting from the adherents of the various religions in the Old World bringing their creedal viewpoints with them to the New World has been further increased by continued divisions within denominations, and by the birth of many new sects indigenous to American soil. It is an unusual year, indeed, that does not witness the arrival of one or more sects. The spectacle of over two hundred dif-ferent sects proclaiming different creeds, each insisting upon certain important features which all the others are lacking, and which it alone has, so overwhelms the ordinary man in the street as to leave him in a daze of bewilderment and confusion. How is he to find time to investigate each of these myriad creeds to ascertain which is the true one? The prospect of accomplishing such a Herculean task simply staggers him. Furthermore, he sees the leaders of all these denominations hopelessly disagreeing among themselves. What is the reaction of the ordinary layman to this Babel of confusion and contradiction? It is as natural as it is inevitable. It is the feel-ing that it does not matter much after all what a man believes as long as he does what is right. It is the easiest way of escape from a difficult and disagreeable task. It is the pleasant path of least resistance — the route chosen by the vast millions of pleasure loving Americans. It is in consonance, too, with the principle of subjectivism in religion.
The Easiest Way.
The second factor in the espousal of indifferentism by the American people as their dominant, rigorous philosophy may be found in the fact that the principal emphasis of this philosophy is upon the action rather than upon the thinking that lies behind the act. It stresses the importance of getting results. In so doing, it harmonizes with the national temperament of the American people as a nation of "doers" rather than thinkers. The motor type is regarded with the highest esteem. Functionalism is the prevailing philosophy in business — the philosophy of "getting things done." By this standard, a man's success is largely measured. Americans are particularly fond of the scriptural text: "By their fruits you shall know them.” We have made it our national shibboleth. In thus emphasizing the importance of action and conduct, the indifferentist is right. For the viewpoint of the religious indifferentist is not completely fallacious. Nothing that is totally erroneous could ever have won the number of adherents which indifferentism has won. It is a half truth, and it is because of the germ of truth that is in it that it has won its following.

 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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