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Weekday Mass Schedule

SUNDAY: September 23rd - 18th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa pro Populo..................................................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
†Ron Tihista........................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: September 24th - Our Lady of Ransom (dm)
†Joan Pat Vereshoors............................................................ No Mass Scheduled
TUESDAY: September 25th - Ferial Day
†Elvera Sheppers................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: September 26th St. Isaac Jogues & Com.panions, Mm (d2cl)
†Lovetta Girres...................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
THURSDAY: September 27th - Sts. Cosmas & Damian,. Mn (d)
Poor Souls............................................................................. No Mass Scheduled
FRIDAY: September 28th - St. Wenceslaus, M (sd)
†Hertha Larson...................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: September 29th- Dedication of the Church of St. Michael (d1cl)
†Vern Norman....................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: September 30th - 19th Sunday after Pentecost (sd)
Missa pro Populo.................................................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
Lola Kennedy......................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of the soul of Father Placid White

Confession Schedule
Sunday 6:40 a.m. - 6:55 a.m.
            8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m

Church Cleaning Schedule
Sept 23 — Lisa Skierka & Katrina Skierka
Sept 30 — Becky Lowder, Hannah Lowder & Tiffany Skierka
Oct 7 — Christina Bogner, Michelle Bogner

Treat Schedule
Sept 16 — Teresa & Christina Dube, Lana Faber and Mary Flowers
Sept 23 —Sharon Skierka, Donna Skierka, and Maria Fleshman
Sept 30 — Barbara Kalafat, Rita Bogner Penny Shevlin
Oct 7 — Lisa Skierka and Katrina Skierka Tiffany Skierka

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Sept 16 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Jacob Ries & Stephen Rollins
Sept 23 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Brennan Skierka & Quentin Skierka
Sept 30 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins — 2nd Mass: Oran Skierka & Blane Lightner
Oct 7 — 1st Mass: Nathan Rollins —
2nd Mass: MC - Emory Faber Th - Nicholas Ries CB -Thaddeus Bradshaw
Ac - Christopher Ries & Sebastian Flowers
TB - Kernan Skierka, Killian Skierka, Isaac Ries
TB - Jacob Ries, William Lightner, Louis 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) 665-7836
St. Theresa, Lethbridge: 4th Wednesday of the month– 5:30 p.m......(403) 328-0627

Rosary Leader
Sept 23 — 1st Mass: Cole Lowder — 2nd Mass: Damian Skierka
Sept 30 — 1st Mass: Mike Bogner — 2nd Mass: Scott Drewes
Oct 7 — 1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder

Break-in /Vandalism: the church was broken into again and some vandalism took place. This is a very real reminder that I don’t want any children up on the upper floors of the school. A number of times the 3rd floor , escape door was unlocked and has even been left open.
Parents: I’d like to ask all parents to watch over their children, the Church and school building, in general are being treated as a playground, no children - none, should ever be on the 3rd floor. After Mass is over, there also should not be any children on the 2nd floor. All children should have a respectful demeanor while in the buildings and grounds. 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 if at all possible.
6 Day Votive Light Candles: with the new shipment of candles, the price per candle is $2.50 each, $60 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 now 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: wcbohio.blogspot.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.
Blessing of Religious Articles: Following Mass next Sunday.
What Catholics Believe:"wbcohio" – https://www.youtube.com/user/WCBOhio – Father Jenkins comments on some of the recent events of the SSPX, Fr. Davide Pagliarani; Fr. Patrick Girouard’s sermon on the SSPX’s re-branding, and other timely topics;..

How To Be A
Practical Catholic By D. J. Corrigan

17. Practical in his penance. No one realizes more than a practical Catholic that his religion is not always easy. He knows that it demands sacrifices and struggles that are hard on fallen human nature. But the fervent Catholic is also conscious that it can easily be done if he prays and if he conditions himself by a moderate amount of penance. For that reason he is not unwilling to abstain from meat on Fridays nor to cut down on his food on fast days. In addition one finds him usually making a surprising number of voluntary acts of self-denial.
The astonishing thing about penance is that when good Catholics practice it, they feel happier for it. They are convinced that a religion that does not demand sacrifices is only contributing to weakness. To them penance implies self-control, cooperation with grace, payment of the debt of temporal punishment due to sin — and sometimes better health.

18. Practical in his purity. One of the "lost virtues" of this age is purity. In fact, so debased has our world of the present time become in matters of the sixth commandment, that many people in the world try to justify sexual violations as necessities of nature or needed experience. The greatest "debunker" of that argument is the purity of millions of Catholics. There are men who are converts to Catholicism today mainly because in their youth they became acquainted with Catholic girls who were pure.
The practical Catholic is convinced that there is no vice more dangerous to his eternal salvation than impurity, for it is so easy to fall into a bad habit and it means a terrific struggle to pull oneself out of it. He also knows that it is impossible to preserve his purity of life unless he avoids danger, prays especially in temptation, and frequently approaches the sacraments of penance and Holy Communion. But with these spiritual aids and his own vigilance the fervent Catholic can and does remain pure.

19. Practical in misfortune. Whether willing or not, all men must face the fact that they will suffer during life. So often it is the good and innocent who are the victims of pain and sorrow, and sometimes of the sins of others. Atheists, pagans and worldlings can give no satisfactory explanation of this and consequently often succumb to despair. But the practical Catholic can usually take all life's misfortunes in stride, mainly because he has never permitted himself to become too attached to the pleasures and riches and goods of this earth.
To the Catholic there is a value in suffering; but to anyone who has not set his heart on heaven as his lasting and perfect home it is completely meaningless. The practical Catholic knows that pain, much as human nature shrinks from it, has a strengthening and ennobling effect upon one's soul, especially when one reflects that the hours of sorrow can be very meritorious in God's estimation. Because Our Lord freely chose suffering and because the saints followed his example, the way of the cross in life is looked upon as the shortest and surest road to eternal happiness. Besides, the fervent Catholic is certain that, when suffering comes upon him, he will have the unfailing aid of One who has gone through it all Himself — our Saviour. For that reason he can be patient, courageous, confident and even content in his affliction.

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.]