Weekly Mass Schedule

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SATURDAY: September 16th - Sts. Cornelius, P & Cyprian, BpMm (sd)
† Teresa Skierka...................................................................No Scheduled Mass


SUNDAY: September 17th - 15th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa pro................................................................... Populo 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: September 18th - St. Joseph Cupertino, C (d)
† Teresa Skierka................................................................... No Scheduled Mass
TUESDAY: September 19th - St. Januarius, Bp & Companions, Mm (d)
† Teresa Skierka................................................................... No Scheduled Mass
WEDNESDAY: September 20th- St. Eustace & Companions, Mm (d)
† Teresa Skierka................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: September 21st - St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist (d2cl)
† Father Placid White........................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: September 22nd - St. Thomas of Villanova, Bishop & Confessor (d)
† Teresa Skierka................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: September 23rd - St. Linus, Pope & Martyr (sd)
† Teresa Skierka................................................................... No Scheduled Mass
SUNDAY: September 24th - 16th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa pro Populo................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Confession Schedule
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Church Cleaning Schedule
Sept 17 — Jeanette Kalafat, Melissa Bogner
Sept 24 — Regina Marshall & Maria Fleshman Sarah Rollins
Oct 1 — Jennifer Lightner, Amy Lightner & Rachel Lightners

Treat Schedule
Sept 17 — Sharon Skierka, Donna Skierka, and Maria Fleshman
Sept 24 — Jeanette Kalafat and Melissa Bogner
Oct 1 — Teresa & Christina Dube, Lana Faber and Mary Flowers

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Sept 17 — Killian Skierka & Dominic Skierka
Sept 24 — Nathan Rollins & Gabriel Lightner
Oct 1 — Brenden Rollins & Brook Bomgardner

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

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.

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 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.

What can one say of them? Is their hatred of the Catholic religion so much greater than their love for Christ that they are willing to become friends with the enemies of all religion in the hope of wrecking the Catholic Church? Inevitably one thinks of Herod and Pilate, who became friends as Christ Himself went to His death.
After his conversion, G. K. Chesterton wrote a book on the things that would have made him a Catholic, if he had not already become one. “Certainly the diabo-lical hatred of the Catholic Church, whether on the part of secularist un-believers or of those who are the victims of unreasoning religious prejudice and blind bigotry, would have been sufficient to make me suspect the truth of the Catholic Church had I myself not been moved by other considerations to become a Catholic.”
In the early Church many converts from paganism owed their conversion to the very sight of the violent and irrational hatred for the name of Christ. They were led to study His life and claims. They found that He was goodness itself, and incapable of speaking anything but the truth. Only the rebellious principle of evil which abominates God could explain the infernal hatred of which He was the object. They were shocked into taking sides. And being men of good will, on the side of decency and virtue, they felt that they had no choice but to become Christians.
The same thing is happening today. There are those who have seen that the same forces which have given rise to a hatred of Christ through all the ages are directed in a peculiar way against the Catholic Church as against no other insti-tution in this world. This phenomenon has started them on their enquiries. And they have ended by becoming Catholics.
THE MAN WHO CAME BACK
But not only non-Catholics have reacted in such a way. Many a careless Catholic has been driven back to the fervent prac-tice of his religion by a sudden advertence to the issues at stake.
I remember the case of one Catholic man, a railway employee, who had been transferred away from home to a country centre as a machinist fitter in the railway depot workshop there. In his new sur-roundings he dropped his religion in practice, neither making himself known to the local priest, nor attending Mass. None of his fellow workers was so much as aware that he was a Catholic. No letters of mine, written to him at the request of his parents, seemed to have any effect upon him. One day, however, during the lunch hour, the Catholic Church came up for discussion; and such a tirade of abuse against Catholics and their religion, such a stream of vile calumnies against priests and nuns, poured from the lips of one of the men, that the Catholic was shocked out of his lethargy and indifference. He told the offender what he thought of him. He told the others what lying calumnies they had just heard. He professed himself to be a Catholic – a bad one till then, but not henceforth. The next weekend saw him at confession and Mass and Holy Communion. And he has never looked back.
“In that moment,” he wrote to me, “I was made to realize that I was either a Catholic or a traitor; as much an enemy of the Church as any other – even worse. I had to take sides, and I wasn't going to be one of that crew. So I've returned to the Sacraments – to stay. I've had my lesson.”
GREAT RESPONSIBILITY
We Catholics have a responsibility. To us has been entrusted the interests of the Kingdom of God on earth, in the face of a world hatred of us Christ predicted and in spite of the opposition of even religiously – minded people misguided enough to think they do God a service by hindering us in every possible way.
We can't get away from that responsibi-lity. We have been baptized as Catholics. Just as we have been born into human society and must accept our social duties, so we have been born into that great spiritual society known as the Catholic Church by a supernatural rebirth, and must accept the duties proper to that society also.

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.]