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ADORE

Posted on April 06, 2021 in: General News

Youth Ministry

Posted on April 06, 2021 in: General News

Youth Ministry
Youth Group meets Mondays in Weber Hall, 6:30—8pm April 10/11: organize the Luke 18 retreat for 8th grade Confirmation Class July ??: Summer trip to Springfield for Steubenville conference. Lots to do and see on this exciting weekend away, but early reg

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Respect Life

Posted on April 06, 2021 in: General News

Respect Life
MISSOURI PRO-LIFE BILLS There have been a number of Pro-Life bills filed to be voted on by the Missouri Legislature this Spring. Missouri Right to Life is encouraging Pro-Life citizens to contact the legislature requesting them to support those Pro-Life bills. The IHM Pro-Life Committee will have petitions for parishioners to sign after Masses this weekend, April 10/11. Those petitions will then be sent to the legislators. Please stop by Weber Hall and sign the petitions.

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ADORE

Posted on March 09, 2021 in: General News

Youth Ministry

Posted on March 09, 2021 in: General News

Youth Ministry
Hello, My name Paige Greiwe and I am a member of the Youth group here at IHM. I am here to share with you, and the teens of our Parish, some of the fun upcoming fun activities that we have. Yes I said fun twice! We have a good faith sharing group and enjoy our times together here on Monday evenings in Weber hall from 630 to 8pm. Sat March 27th we have a Teen pizza and game night with lots of cool prizes at 6pm. On April 3rd we are putting together a float for the New Melle parade it is at 12 noon. April 10th and 11th is the Luke 18 retreat that we organize for t...

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Blood Drive

Posted on March 09, 2021 in: General News

My Peace I Give You

Posted on March 09, 2021 in: General News

My Peace I Give You
Ladies, what if you could be at peace most of the time? On March 12-14, Virtual Catholic Conference TM is hosting the Free National Catholic Women’s Conference to help you experience and receive more peace in your life. Hear from 50+ presenters, sharing how to find more: Peace in your marriage Peace in your work life Peace with your family and kids Pease with yourself Peace with God and more! Presentations are on-demand all weekend, with scheduled live sessions and interactive Q&As throughout. Learn more at: go.virtualcatholicconference.com/NC...

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Lenten Services

Posted on March 08, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Services
Reconciliation Mon/Tue/Wed 7-8:30pm Saturdays, 8:30am Stations of the Cross Fridays, 7pm (not March 19) Consecration to St. Joseph Friday, March 19 with evening Mass at 7pm Anointing of the Sick after Masses March 20/21 ADORE Wednesday, March 24, 6:30pm Holy Week begins March 28 Morning Prayer 8am Thu/Fri/Sat Holy Thursday—April 1 Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm Good Friday—April 2 Stations of the Cross 1pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3pm Easter Vigil—April 3—8pm Easter Sunday April 4—Masses at 7:30 & 9:30

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Lenten Fish Fries are Back!

Posted on February 04, 2021 in: General News

ADORE

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

Scheduling Mass Intentions

Posted on January 06, 2021 in: General News

Scheduling Mass Intentions
Having a Mass said for the needs of a special person, for a special request, remembering the deceased (especially on the anniversary of their death), or in thanksgiving has a long history in the Catholic Church. The Church considers the Mass as the greatest possible prayer of intercession insofar as it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the paschal mystery of His death and resurrection. Because of the particular role of the priest as mediator between God and man, acting "in persona Christi" when offering the holy sacrifice of the ...

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Holy Day Masses

Posted on December 04, 2020 in: General News

Holy Day Masses
Dec. 8 Holy Day Masses 8am & 7pm  Not obligatory this year - dispensation

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Boy Scout 856 will be selling Christmas Trees
Boy Scout 856 will be selling Christmas Trees from the pavilion again this year. They will have balsam, canaan and Fraser firs from 7 to 12 feet, a very similar selection to past years. They will also have 20 and 26 inch balsam wreaths available. The tree lot is open for business, hours are posted on the sign at the pavilion. The Troop is also collecting canned food items for the SVDP Food Pantry. Donations can be left in the container in the pavilion. TREE LOT HOURS thru December 12 Saturday 9am-8pm Sunday 8am-5pm Monday through Friday 5-8pm (hours subject to change wit...

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Bethlehem

Posted on December 04, 2020 in: General News

Bethlehem
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the economy in Bethlehem and has destroyed the tourisms sector across the Holy Land. The Christian communities in the Holy Land, also exposed to the risk of the virus and living in the environment already full of serious sufferings, need your help. It is predicted that tourism will not recover before Easter 2022. Bethlehem has had little or no economy since March 2020. We need to help support the Christian Families and workshops who solely rely on tourism in the Holy Land to remain intact, since their main source of income has com...

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Seasons of Hope Concert

Posted on December 03, 2020 in: General News

Seasons of Hope Concert
JOIN US AS WE TELL THE CHRISTMAS STORY Music  - Reflection - Art - Prayer Featuring A colloboration of local Catholic artists FREE general admission  Concert limited to 200 in-person attendees. Masks required for entry. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON ATTANDANCE Call to reserve your seats: 636-398-5270  

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Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

Posted on November 20, 2020 in: General News

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
Mass Monday-Saturday, 8:00am, Church Saturday 4:00pm Vigil Mass Sunday, 7:30, 9:30am Reconciliation Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm Saturday after morning Mass, 8:45am Bible Study Sunday readings study with Shawn Mueller Wednesdays after daily Mass (8:45am), Weber Hall Feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8 Holy Day Masses at 8:00am and 7:00pm Advent Concert Friday, December 11, 7:00pm , Church Advent Prayer Breakfast Saturday, December 12, 8:45am, Grand Hall Rorate Caeli Candlelight Mass Monday, December 14, 6:45am, Church...

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Candlelight Rorate Caeli Mass

Posted on November 20, 2020 in: General News

Candlelight Rorate Caeli Mass
6:45am Monday, December 14, Church The Rorate Caeli Mass is a traditional Advent devotion in which a Mass in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Advent is offered just before dawn, with no lighting other than candles on the altar, windowsills, and handheld. Those who attend can expect to be rewarded with a uniquely beautiful Mass. The Mass takes its title, Rorate Caeli (“Drop down dew, ye heavens”) from the initial Latin words of Isaiah 45:8. In the dimly lit setting, priest and faithful prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and...

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Thanksgiving Ecumenical Prayer Service
Tuesday, November 24th @ 7pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

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Giving Tree

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Giving Tree
Gift Angels will be on the tree beginning the weekend of November 28/29. All gifts need to be returned to church no later than December 13 (some will be marked for return before that date). Thanks to everyone who will participate in this yearly effort (especially important this year!)—your generosity helps give to others the joy of the Christmas season. God bless all of you! P.S. The church is open during the week if you care to pick up a gift angel then

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Warm Clothing Collection

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Warm Clothing Collection
IHM will collect blankets, winter coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, scarves or any warm clothing until December 6. Please put your new or gently used clothing donations in the container by Weber Hall. Thanks in advance for your care and consideration.

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Birthright Christmas Cards

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Birthright Christmas Cards
Inside Verse: Wishing you joy, peace, and God’s Many blessings The Pro-Life Committee will be selling Birthright Christmas cards after all Masses the weekends of November 28/29 and December 5/6. Please consider supporting Birthright when planning your Christmas card purchases. Cost is $7 for a box of 10 cards.

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Wreaths Across America

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Wreaths Across America
REMEMBER the Fallen HONOR those who Serve TEACH our children the value of freedom The New Melle VFW and VFW Auxiliary is a proud sponsor of Wreaths Across America at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and other National Cemeteries across the country. We are also involved in placing wreaths at local cemeteries, including veterans buried at Immaculate Heart of Mary cemetery. New Melle VFW and VFW Auxiliary has made it our mission to honor and remember as many heroes as possible with a remembrance wreath. You can help by sponsoring a wreath, getting your employer inv...

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Adore

Posted on October 15, 2020 in: General News

Adore

A monthly gathering. Praise & worship music. Prayer, adoration & confession. Reflection from Josh Deters. Social / Happy hour after in Weber Hall. Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 pm.

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Encountering our Incarnate Lord in Advent and Christmas
Please join us Saturday, December 12, beginning with 8am Mass followed by FREE breakfast and presentation in the Grand Hall ALL are welcome! Registration required—please sign up in Narthex

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Mass of Remembrance

Posted on October 15, 2020 in: General News

Mass of Remembrance
Monday, 7pm November 2, 2020 ALL are invited to this evening Mass on All Souls Day, to remember our loved ones who have gone before us, whether recently or some time ago. A special invitation has been extended to those who have lost a loved one in the past year and whose funeral was at IHM. Join us in remembering loved ones, and offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for them. Please pray with us Monday, November 2 in the big church.

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Public Rosary Rally

Posted on September 25, 2020 in: General News

Public Rosary Rally
October 10, 12:00 noon, IHM Grotto Our Annual Rosary Rally for Our Lady of Fatima will be Saturday, October 10 at noon in front of our Grotto here at IHM (between Father’s house and the chapel). Each year, beginning in 2007, America Needs Fatima holds the Public Square Rosary Crusade, with thousands of rosary rallies in cities all across the country. These Public Square Rosary Rallies take place on the closest Saturday to October 13, feast of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun. America urgently needs the prophetic messages of...

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Pro Life Witness

Posted on September 25, 2020 in: General News

Pro Life Witness
The Annual St. Charles County Life Chain will take place on Sunday, October 4 from 2-3pm. Unite with other area pro-life supporters in a peaceful, powerful, prayerful public witness to the tragedy of abortion. St. Patrick Catholic Church will be the closest location hosting the Life Chain. All are welcome to just show up and participate. Life Chain signs will be available after 1:15pm. For safety reasons, participants should remain on the sidewalk while witnessing to the sanctity of life. For more info, contact Bill Winters, 636-828-4133

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Considering Catholicism

Posted on September 17, 2020 in: General News

Considering Catholicism
Ever thought about being Catholic? Know someone who might consider Catholicism? There will be an RCIA introductory gathering on Thursday, September 17th at 6:30 pm in Weber Hall. Please contact us ahead of time if you are interested or have any initial questions.

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The University of Missouri St. Louis Catholic Newman Center (CNC) offers a warm and welcoming place to study, relax, pray, play and hang out. We have student-centered evening Masses, socials, faith sharing groups, service and leadership opportunities open to all college students and young adults. We have everything from barbeques, service trips, retreats, a stocked kitchen, a student computer lab, spiritual direction and free WiFi. If you can’t make it to Sunday morning Mass the Catholic Newman Center at UMSL has a Mass Sunday evenings at 6pm on the south campus of UMSL during the school year. Visitors welcome! Fo...

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Meal Train

Posted on July 05, 2020 in: General News

Meal Train
A great way to organize emergency meals for the people of our parish! Arrival of a new baby Injuries/Surgeries Military deployment Extended illnesses Condolences Group events Please contact Kelly Meyer at meyer5853@qmcinc.org if you have any questions or would like to become a part of this ministry.

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Clean Out Your Closet

Posted on July 01, 2020 in: General News

Clean Out Your Closet
Drop off your clothes and shoes here! We keep the community green and give you an easy option to repurpose clothes, shoes and other household textiles. Just drop off your items in the USAgain's green & white bin outside! We're proud to support rewear, reuse and recycling by providing this convenient collection bin.

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Pope Francis appoints Bishop Rozanski  as new archbishop of St. Louis
Pope Francis appoints Bishop Rozanski  as new archbishop of St. Louis, accepts retirement of Archbishop Carlson (please see the entire St. Louis Review article by Jennifer Brinker at https://www.archstl.org/archbishop-carlson-5399) Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, as the 11th bishop and 10th archbishop of St. Louis and has accepted the retirement of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson. Archbishop Carlson turned 75 in June 2019, the age at which bishops are required to submit their retirement to the p...

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Consecration of our Parish Boundaries on the Feast of Corpus Christi
On Sunday, June 14, on the feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, many of our parishioners took part in “follow the leader”—Christ the Eucharistic Lord—by processing in vehicles to the four corners of our parish boundaries, asking Him to bless and protect our lives and our lands, our parish and our peoples, our boundaries and our businesses, our prayer and our work, all for His glory and for our help. Four stops were made, with Fr. Tom offering brief prayers and then blessing in the direction of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.  Sto...

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Youth Ministry

Posted on June 14, 2020 in: General News

Youth Ministry
Janet Hespen, Youth Minister, 314-369-6521 Zoom meetings every Thursday evening at 630pm.  It last 1 hour and is lots of fun.  Yes, we play lots of games. Download Zoom app on your phone or get your computer and use this information for Thursdya night meetings:  meeting ID is 636-268-5487, pw 099612. Call, text or email Janet anytime: janethspn@outlook.com

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Meal Train

Posted on June 07, 2020 in: General News

Meal Train
A great way to organize emergency meals for the people of our parish! Arrival of a new baby Injuries/Surgeries Military deployment Extended illnesses Condolences Group events Please contact Kelly Meyer at meyer5853@qmcinc.org if you have any questions or would like to become a part of this ministry. Paper and clothes recycling bins are located on the gravel lot behind Fr. Tom’s house.

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USAgain – a leader in the textile recycling industry – is a for-profit company with a mission of diverting textiles from landfills. USAgain’s green and white recycling bins provide communities with a convenient way to dispose of surplus clothing and give it a second life. In 2015, USAgain collected 50.7 million pounds of textiles for reuse and recycling. USAgain operates over 12,000 recycling bins in 15 states and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit www.usagain.com OUR BIN IS LOCATED BEHIND THE RECTORY, NEXT TO THE PAPER RECYCLING BINS

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Fitness Classes

Posted on May 26, 2020 in: General News

Fitness classes at IHM on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. over at the Grand Hall. The class contains Low Impact, easy steps to work on cardio along with stretching, balancing and muscular endurance. First class is FREE Come, give it a try and see if it will work for you. Call anytime if you have questions. Janet Hespen 314 369 6521

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Social Distancing for the Celebration of Mass
Parishioner Guidelines for Observing Social Distancing for the Celebration of Mass  4pm Vigil Mass, 7:30am, 9:30am Sunday Mass. Daily Mass at 8am and Sunday Mass at 9:30am will continue to be live streamed. Daily Mass will be held at 8am in the main church. All Catholics will continue to have dispensation from their obligation to attend Mass until further notice. If you are symptomatic or have been exposed to another with the virus within two weeks, you are not permitted to enter the church. Please check your temperature before coming to Mass. If y...

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Helping Hearts

Posted on May 01, 2020 in: General News

Helping Hearts
We are a group of IHM volunteers who wish to provide physical assistance to our neighbors who are unable to help themselves because of physical limitations. We can help with: Transportation to/from medical appointments, grocery stores and churches Install support bars for showers and tubs Install ramps for people having trouble with mobility Simple tasks: replacing lightbulbs and other simple household jobs Remove obstacles or debris: fallen tree limbs, etc. Please pick up a brochure from our IHMformation Station for phone contacts and further informat...

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Prayer Shawls

Posted on May 01, 2020 in: General News

Several IHM parishioners participate in the Corporal Acts of Mercy by creating prayer shawls. These prayer shawls are blessed and stored in the sacristy. If you have a friend or family member in need of tangible emotional or spiritual support because of whatever is going on in their life— grief, a difficult diagnosis, chronic pain, a caregiver, or struggling with spiritual or emotional pain—consider giving them a prayer shawl. You just have to stop by the parish office to request one and they can let you into the sacristy to select one. We do not charge for these shawls, but if you are in a position to make a d...

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The St. Vincent de Paul Society has greeting cards available. These cards are sent by the Society to a person you designate. You can have the cards sent to let them know that you have made a contribution to the local Society either in memory of their deceased loved one, as a tribute in their honor or for healing prayers prayed by members of the Society. Directions for each type of card request are on the request form, found on the bulletin board (to the right as you enter church) in the narthex. Please take a form, fill it out, and return it in the envelopes provided either in the Sunday collection or the mail. Thank yo...

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IHM Vocation Traveling Case

Posted on January 24, 2020 in: General News

IHM Vocation Traveling Case
We recently updated some vocation materials and have collected them in a “traveling case” for families to pray for, support and / or discern their vocational call, whether as married, sacred single, priesthooddiaconate or religious life. We have scheduled 8th grade PSR families to be the first to “travel.” We would like all families to pray for godly vocations in whatever area the Lord prompts someone to follow. We are distributing some Vocation “Table Tents” in the narthex for anyone to pick up to set on the family table or mantle. Tw...

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