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: September 19th - 17th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa Pro Populo........................................................................................ 7:00 a.m. Mass
Kevin & Sarah Rollins Family...................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: September 20th - St. Eustace & Comp., Mm (d)
Vincent Skierka.......................................................................................... No Scheduled Mass
TUESDAY: September 21st - St. Matthew, ApEv (d1cl)
Lois Julius.................................................................................................. 8:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: September 22nd - St. Thomas of Villanova, BpC, (d)
Special Intention......................................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: September 23rd - St. Linus, PM (sd)
Petition for Rain..............................................................................;........... 8:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: September 24th - Our Lady of Ransom (dm)
David & Andrew Dube Families................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: September 25th - Ferial Day
Mr. & Mrs. John Skierka.............................................................................. 11:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: September 26th - St. Isaac Jogues & Companions, Mm (d1cl)
Missa Pro Populo........................................................................................ 7:00 a.m. Mass
† Bernice Skierka........................................................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp is burning in remembrance of John & Bernice’s Wedding Anniversary

Confession Schedule
Sunday — 6:30 a.m. - 6:55 a.m.
             — 8:10 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Sept 19 — 1st Mass: Stephen Rollins
                  2nd Mass: Brennan Skierka & Blane Lightner
Sept 26 —1st Mass: Francis Caggeso
                 2nd Mass: Dominic Skierka & Peter Skierka
Oct 3   — 1st Mass: Blaise Skierka
                2nd Mass: Kernan Skierka & William Lightner

Rosary Leader
Sept 19 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Sept 26 — 1st Mass: Tim Riley — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Oct 3 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder

Church Cleaning Schedule
Sept 19 — Maria Fleshman, Angela Skierka
Sept 26 — Justina Merja, Josie Lightner, Rachel Lightner
Oct 3 — Sarah Rollins & Jennifer Springer

Treat Schedule
Sept 19 — Lisa Skierka, Lauren Caggeso, Jordee Bomgardner
Sept 26 — Rebecca Lightner, Monica Whall, Katie Riley
Oct 3 — Amy Lightner, Josie Lightner, Rachel Lightner

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

 Announcements.

Roman Catholic Magazine is available after Mass in the bookstore.

Gavel Club for Traditional Catholic Teens: Using the techniques of Toastmasters, students 12-17 are invited to join in a class held the third Sunday of the month at 11 AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary church. For more information, contact Beth Ries by August 1. Classes will begin in September.

Sanctuary Lamp: If you would like to have the Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of soul, anniversary or remembrances, fill out a request and return to Fr. Skierka, the usual donation is $10.
Fr. Jenkins online instructions: wcbohio.blogspot.comv

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 8:10 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: The Sanctuary Lamp when burning for any intention, it is put in the bulletin as a reminder to pray specially for that person, and even for that whole week!
Reliquaries on the Altar: contain the reliques of St. Stephen King, St. Gregory the Great, St. Maria Goretti and St. John Bosco.

DRESS AND DEPORTMENT
Surely the Lord has a right to expect that those who come to church do so, in proper attire.
This obviously does not mean formal dress. There are those who advance as a reason for not attending Mass on Sunday that. they do not have "anything to wear." What they mean is that, being in financial straits, they are unable to dress as nicely as the others, and are ashamed of the fact. They need not be ashamed. Christ himself was born the poorest of the poor. It would seem that anyone who advances the excuse of "poor clothes" for missing Mass is going to have a hard job answering to the poverty-loving Christ. But even though the clothes are poor, they can be worn with a certain measure of cleanliness and neatness, and this should be a natural instinct for anyone entering God's house.
The greatest offense in modern times surely centers around the wearing of insufficient clothing.
"'Skimpy dresses backless gowns, shorts, sleeveless, bare midriffs — You may find these in the ballroom or on the beach but their innate sense of modesty ought to keep women and girls from such dress much less coming into God's house in such dress. If they don’t realize this, they have allowed their sense of decency to get pretty well thinned out.
Long tradition requires a woman to wear a headdress in church. St. Paul felt strongly on this point; he asked the rhetorical question: "Does it become a woman to pray to uncovered?” (1 Corinthians11: 13). To wear a hat or headdress of some kind in church should be normal procedure for women But keep things in their right perspective; to offend against this tradition is not on a par with adultery or robbing a bank. Let the custom, nevertheless, be conscientiously observed, as St. Paul desires.
Incidentally, Tee shirts and shorts worn by men may have their place; but this place is not in church and not on Sunday morning.
One comes to church, presumably, to pray, to offer one's homage to God, to fulfill one's duty of public worship of the Creator. In our churches we Catholics believe that our Lord is really and truly present in the tabernacle under the outward appearance of bread. This fact should exclude any thought of deliberate irreverence in church. If a consecrated church is desecrated by some gross act of irreverence, such as shedding blood or robbing the tabernacle, it must be re-consecrated. But there are lesser acts of irreverence also, and their number is legion. To carry on an irrelevant conversation, for example, or to tell jokes and laugh at them: certainly these things are opposed to the proper reverence due to God's presence.
Here are some other rather common faults: sprawling over the pew in an attitude of complete boredom; reading the Sunday newspaper during Mass; looking over the parish bulletin during the sermon; establishing a lien on the end place in the pew, with absolute refusal to move, and with visible reluctance at letting anybody pass by; lounging in back and refusing to occupy available space in the pews.
This last fault needs a special word. In almost every parish one sees a demonstration of it. Often the loungers remain standing in back during the entire Mass, with perhaps a token one-knee genuflection during the Consecration and the first out the door, Mass barely finished. They are deaf to the appeals of ushers and of the pastor himself. These individuals do not get very high marks in politeness. A note might be in order here about the right procedure in regard to standing, kneeling, and sitting at Mass.

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:
1:00 p.m. See Church Bulletin

Missoula: (East Missoula - Holy Shroud) 

Mass 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month and Holy Days
5:00 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) 

Fr. Jenkins online instructions: wcbohio.blogspot.com.
6 Day Votive Light Candles: The price per candle is $2.50 each, $62 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 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.

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CATHOLIC COMMON SENSE
By REV. A. POWER, S.J.

But, although thus circumscribed in our movements, we have a capacity for looking out and exploring the nature and working of the machine of which we form a part; and the knowledge resulting from these investi-gations constitutes what we call Physical Science. This science gives us a more or less accurate (though inadequate) know-ledge of the machine and its operations and the interdependence of its parts.
But when we have acquired all the scien-tific knowledge possible about how the Universe works, there still remains the question: Who pieced it all together? Who so planned and arranged all its parts that they work with such accuracy and smooth-ness? To this question only one rational an-swer has ever been given, viz.: An intelli-gent Being is responsible for the order of the Universe, and that intelligent Being is God.
To leave out God in our efforts to solve the riddle of the Universe is like leaving out man when trying to explain the existence of the motor-car. Of course, a man may be interested merely in finding out how the car works without bothering about its inventor; but if he wishes to get a complete and final explanation of the car he must not stop till he gets back to the mind that planned it.
So, if you want a final explanation of the Universe you cannot rest satisfied with mere mechanical theories (such as Evolu-tion). You must reach a thinking, planning Intellect behind it all; only then will your Reason be satisfied.
Difficulties
Certain difficulties or objections are sometimes brought against this argument. I will briefly touch on one or two. The first is that there is so much evil ‘both physical and moral’ in the world that we cannot ascribe the Universe to a wise, intelligent Being.
Now, !of course, the existence of evil is a problem that weighs heavily on everyone, and we hope later on to go into this subject and discuss solutions of the problem. I am here concerned with it merely as an objection against the Argument from Design. And surely it is amazing that anyone should urge the fact that there are aspects of the Universe which we cannot explain, as an argument against its having an Intelligent Creator! It is like this: Sup-pose you buy a new typewriter, and dis-cover What seem to be defects in its con-struction. Do you immediately say: 'This typewriter cannot be the work of an intelli-gent person? You may be quite unable to explain how these seeming defects come to be there, but you will not dream for a moment of saying that it had no maker, and that the typewriter made itself or came into existence by chance.
So, in like manner, even if I am unable to explain satisfactorily why there is so much evil in the world or so much suffer-ing, and even if other aspects of creation puzzle me hopelessly, that does not lead me to deny the existence of an Intelligent Creator; nor will I be so insane as to des-cribe this radiant home of light and beauty as the outcome of the blind dance of an infinite ocean of atoms, racing eternally through the void, and by their casual col-lision producing all things that exist, including the brain of a Da Vinci, a Shake-speare, or a Napoleon. Yet that is the ama-zing, fantastic theory developed and de-fended by materialistic philosophers.
Again, in modern times one hears the statement sometimes made that by means of Evolution we can explain the Universe without God. But Evolution, even if true, does nothing more than describe the pro-cess whereby one thing develops from another, growing all the while more per-fect, more complicated, and climbing higher in the scale of things. But it offers no explanation as to why or how such development should take place at all. The acorn evolves into an oak tree; and if you ask me to say how this oak-tree comes to be in existence, I point to the acorn as the explanation. Very good. But is that all? What about the acorn itself? Does it need no explanation? Suppose Evolution were true, and that the Universe has reached its present state through a gradual process of development from lower to higher – from the simpler to the more highly organized forms of existence; then it is like a huge oak tree evolving from a primeval acorn. But what about that primeval acorn whence did it derive the amazing power of thus gradually evolving into the myriad forms of being that surround us today in the Universe?
That is a question which modern science will not even tackle, and to which it has no answer to give; it is a question to no answer can be given except the one which we maintain and which Reason approves — namely, that the final explanation is God, the self-existent Creator.

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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.]