SUNDAY: January 14th - 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (sd)
Missa pro Populo........................................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: January 15th - St. Paul, 1st Hermit, Confessor (d)
† Teresa Skierka & Family............................................................ No Scheduled Mass
TUESDAY: January 16th -St. Marcellinus I Pope, Martyr (sd)
Sebastian & Catherine Schoech................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: January 17th - St. Anthony, Abbot (d)
† Poor Souls in Purgatory............................................................ 8:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: January 18th - St. Peter’s Chair at Rome (dm)
† Teresa Skierka........................................................................ No Scheduled Mass
FRIDAY: January 19th - St. Marius & Companions, Martyrs (sp)
† Teresa Skierka........................................................................ No Scheduled Mass
SATURDAY: January 20th - Sts. Fabian, Pope & Sebastian, Martyrs (d)
† Repose of the Soul of Ken Rogers.............................................. 8:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: January 21st - 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (sd)
Missa pro Populo........................................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass

Confession Schedule
Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Church Cleaning Schedule
Jan 14 — Chandee Bomgardner Family and Justina Merja
Jan 21 — Lisa Skierka & Katrina Skierka
Jan 28 — Melissa Bradshaw, Monica & Regina Drewes

Treat Schedule
Jan 14 — Barbara Kalafat, Rita Bogner Penny Shevlin
Jan 21 — Sarah Rollins, Hannah Lowder and Becky Lowder
Jan 28 — Amy Lightner, Jennifer Lightner and Rachel Lightner

Snow Removal Schedule
Jan 14 — Chris Marshall — Joseph Skierka
Jan 21 — Max Kern, Alex Kern, and Ken Kern
Jan 28 — Pat Bogner — James Bogner

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Jan 14 — Brenden Rollins & Nathan Rollins
Jan 21 — Kernan Skierka & Quintin Skierka
Jan 28 — 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


2018 Calendar & Sunday Missal Guide: Is available in the bookstore.
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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


Fr. Jenkins online instructions:
What Catholics Believe:"wbcohio" – – 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.

By Frs. Rumble & Carty — 1943
18 . What do you mean by a ratified marriage?
It is a marriage contracted validly between two baptized persons, but uncon-summated (not yet entered into by their wedlock). A ratified and consummated marriage is one which has been validly contracted between two baptized persons and the parties thereto have exercised the marriage debt, entered their wedlock or, in other words, have become "one flesh."
19. By what power does the Pope dissolve a merely ratified marriage?
He does so by the power of the keys, "Whatsoever you shall bind upon earth shall be bound in Heaven, etc."
20. Why can a merely ratified mar-riage be dissolved, but a ratified con-summated marriage cannot?
Because Christ was speaking of those who had become one flesh; "therefore they are not two, but one flesh” What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." Mt. 19:6. The union of Christ and His Church spoken of by St. Paul can only be represented by a ratified and consummated marriage. The union of Christ with His Church is indissoluble, and so is the union of a Christian man and woman who have become one flesh.
21. Are civilly divorced people who have remarried really married?
If their first marriage is a true marriage, their second marriage is not a marriage but a state of adultery, for the two of the first marriage are still husband and wife, according to the natural and the positive law of God.
22. I cannot possibly get along with my husband who is a drunkard. What can I do?
You can have recourse to the bishop of the diocese through your pastor for a temporary or a Perpetual separation. The causes for a temporary separation are the grave dangers to soul or body inflicted by your husband. As for perpetual separation there is only one cause, namely adultery committed by one of the married partners, and not condoned by the other. In this latter case the Catholic can, with per-mission of the bishop, obtain a civil divorce to protect herself civilly against the guilty party. After a divorce allowed for civil protection, neither party can marry again while both are alive: "To them that are married, not I, but the Lord commandeth that the wife depart not from her husband. And if she depart that she remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband. And let not the husband put away his wife." (1 Cor. 7:10.)
23. Banns of marriage. What are they?
Banns come from the English word which means "to summon." In Canon Law banns are public announcements of future marriages. They must be proclaimed on three successive Sundays or feast days of obligation, during Divine service. They are announced in order to discover if both parties to the pending marriage are free to marry. The banns between two Catholics are announced in the parish where the marriage is to take place, as well as in the parishes of both parties, if they live in different parishes.
24. Some Catholics seem dispensed from this law.
Some may be dispensed by the bishop, if he thinks there is sufficient reason.
25. Are people obliged to reveal that such a party is not free to marry?
Yes, there' is a serious obligation to re-veal what is known to stand in the way of a lawful and valid marriage.
26. Who has the right to celebrate marriage?
The pastor of the bride has the prefer-ence, though both the pastor of the bride and the pastor of the groom are competent to arrange for the marriage, and also to perform the ceremony. (Canon 1097, 2.) They may be married either in the parish of the groom, or in some other parish only by permission of the pastor of the bride.
27. Why do pastors ask so much before a marriage?
It is the duty of the pastor or delegated priest to ask separately both the man and the woman whether they are under any impediment, whether they freely consent to marry, ...



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.


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.]