Dear friends in the Lord, This last Thursday was the memorial of Our
Dear friends in the Lord,
This last Thursday was the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, named by St.
John Paul II as World Day of the Sick. It seems an apt time for a few words
about the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
The Parish Office will be closed on
Monday, February 15 in observance of
If you are my age or older, you learned about Anointing of the Sick under its
medieval name, Extreme Unction, which suggested a ministration at the very end of
life—hence the sacrament’s unfortunate, morbid nickname, “last rites.”
The Second Vatican Council desired to restore the sacrament’s biblical character as a
sacrament of healing. “Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters
of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of
the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise
him up” (James 5:14). One consequence of this renewed understanding is that
Anointing of the Sick should be celebrated at the onset of serious illness, when the
sick can consciously benefit from its healing graces. The sacrament should never be
postponed intentionally until the moment of death as a “last rite.”
Because only priests anoint in our Catholic tradition, the declining number of priests
has impacted this sacrament especially. Whereas 50 years ago a rectory might have
been full of priests ready to respond in an instant to an emergency call, today that
rectory (like our own) often houses just one or two. And while every priest regards
ministry to the gravely ill and dying as a number one priority, it can still be a matter
of days—not minutes!—before he is able to administer the Sacrament of Anointing.
He may be presiding at a wedding or a funeral; he may be anointing someone else;
he may be out of town; or sometimes he may simply be at home ill himself. Calling
for the Sacrament when there is plenty of time to spare almost always leads to a
result more agreeable to the patient, the family and the priest alike.
Please join me in asking the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes for all our sick.
May she and her Son, our Divine Physician, keep them close to their hearts.
Your brother in Christ’s word and work,
2855 Briarcliff Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Through worship, education, and
service, we continue the work of Jesus.
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m.; 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Father Anthony Alfonso †
11:30 a.m. Noah Rodriguez †
1:30 p.m. Anuar Chavez †
Misas en Español
Jueves a las 7:00 p.m.
Domingos a la 1:30 p.m. y 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.
Anytime by appointment
5:00 p.m. Charlene Maloof †
7:00 p.m. Missa Pro Populo
8:30 a.m. Father Austin Fogarty †
Readings of the Day: Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18; Matthew 25:31-46
Jueves: 6:00 p.m. en español
Cualquier día por cita.
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Margie & Tom Trapp
Readings of the Day: Isaiah 55:10-11; Matthew 6:7-15
8:30 a.m. Eun Lucy Song & Byung John Seoh †
Readings of the Day: Jonah 3:1-10; Luke 11:29-32
8:30 a.m. Joseph Coomber & Family †
7:00 p.m. Jose Montero †
Adoración al Santísimo
Jueves de 9:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Hora Santa en español: 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Readings of the Day: Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Matthew 7:7-12
8:30 a.m. Manuel Zaa †
Readings of the Day: Ezekiel 18:21-28; Matthew 5:20-26
8:30 a.m. Darcy Moeller †
Readings of the Day: Deuteronomy 26:16-19; Matthew 5:43-48
Office Hours /Horas de Oficina
Monday–Friday/ lunes a viernes
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Hugh Clerk †
9:00 a.m. Carlene Bollinger †
11:30 a.m. Alfred Norman †
Fax Number/No. de Fax
Emergency No./No. de Emergencia
1:30 p.m. Iginio Daniel Chavez †
5:00 p.m. Missa Pro Populo
7:00 p.m. Claudia Rodriguez Hernandez †
IHM School/Escuela de IHM
To submit a prayer request, please email: [email protected] or call the parish
office at 404-636-1418. Para solicitar una oración, por favor llame a la oficina.
Social Media/Red Social
Please submit your request 10 days in
advance to/Envíe su anuncio por
correo electrónico 10 días antes a:
Reading 1: Deuteronomy 26:4-10
Reading 2: Romans 10:8-13
† We ask that you offer a prayer for those who have died, especially for/oremos por
quienes murieron, especialmente por: Roy Adkins, Donna Esbensen, Maria de
Socorro Martinez, Donald Blount, Clara Kalilla, Rebecca Espino, Eliza Ogoo, Tom
Moorman, Joe Ledlie, Jeanne Floody, and Mary Campbell.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Also, please pray for those who are sick, especially for/oremos por quienes están
enfermos, especialmente por: Katherine Million Welch, Jaime Piedrahita, Paul &
Kitty Hernandez, Brenda Uhler, Pat Howard, William Darling, Elenna D’Amico,
Rachel Davis, Celerino Avile, Janis Sebacher, Norma Drake, and Father Joseph
DAILY MASS DURING LENT is celebr ated Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Spanish.
Msgr. Albert Jowdy
STATIONS OF THE CROSS ar e obser ved on the Fr idays of Lent at 6:30 p.m. in
English and 7:30 p.m. in Spanish, beginning this Friday, February 12.
Fr. Javier Muñoz
THE MEN’S CLUB FISH FRY will be Febr uar y 12, Febr uar y 26 and Mar ch 11.
Come keep your Lenten abstinence from meat in the company of your parish family.
Fr. William Hao
Deacon Bob Hauert
CONFESSIONS ar e hear d on Satur days at 9:00 a.m. shar p.
OUR LENT PENANCE SERVICE is Monday, Febr uar y 29 at 7:00. Plan now to
make that evening an important part of your Lenten renewal!
SUPPORT OF OUR MUSTARD SEED MISSIONS is a wor k of mer cy that we
can undertake together during Lent. On Ash Wednesday and on each of the Sundays of
Lent, a basket to receive your monetary gifts for Mustard Seed will be located in the
narthex following Mass.
Electronic Offertory: $21,751.54
Debt Reduction Fund: $4,247.00
This week’s Second Collection will
benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Next week’s Second Collection will be for
the support of Black & Indian
THANK YOU to the hundr eds of
IHM households who made pledges to
the 2016 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
over the last weeks! For those who were
not at Mass here last weekend, there will
be another opportunity to pledge today.
YOUR GIFT TO THE ANNUAL APPEAL suppor ts the tr aining of our futur e
priests, the care of our elderly and infirm priests, religious education for young and
old alike, young adult and campus ministries throughout the archdiocese and outreach and evangelization efforts. It also assists the work of Catholic Charities Atlanta in serving thousands of people in every imaginable need. See the Annual Appeal
brochure in the literature rack for more information.
Business Manager & Finance Director
Director of Faith Formation
Faith Formation Coordinator
Faith Formation Administrative Assistant
Director of Liturgy and Music
Liturgy and Music Associate
100% OF THE FUNDS received over our par ish goal will r etur n to us her e at Communications Coordinator
IHM without any assessment from the Archdiocese. That means that every dollar Jayna Hoffacker
given to the AAA is worth about $1.30 in money contributed to the Sunday offerto- [email protected].org
ry! Your gift helps the Archdiocese and our parish!
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET made your pledge to the 2016 AAA, please do so
soon. To make your pledge online, simply go to http://appeal.archatl.com. Please
be sure to choose IHM as your designated parish!
Director of Operations
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SURVEY
GriefShare is a bereavement support group
open to anyone in our community or parish,
sponsored by the Stepping Stones Ministry.
The group meets on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:45
p.m. We will discuss a different topic at each
session. All are welcome to join us as their
In order to help St. Vincent De Paul Society fulfill its mission and support
Jesus’s teaching to reach out and help the poor, we respectfully request a few
moments of your time to complete an anonymous survey. To access the survey,
please go to http://tiny.cc/ihmsvdp.
This week’s session topic: “Guilt & Anger”
For more information about the program,
[email protected] or 404-483-3559.
More information can also be found at
BOY SCOUT TROOP 550 MEAT SALE
You can be a factor in our success this year,
by shopping with us now instead of the
grocery store, you will enable our young
scouts to focus on camping, merit badges,
and meetings instead of sales.
Please help make a difference and eat well
(and save money) at the same time! Be sure
to order online at www.butcherschoice.com
and purchase your meat under the Troop 550
link. Have orders in by Saturday, February
20! Delivery will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27.
IHM SCHOOL BOOK FAIR
February 22-March 4
All are invited to visit the Book Fair in the
IHM School Library starting Monday,
February 22 through Friday, March 4. In
addition to a wide range of books for children
through middle school, the Book Fair will
also have cookbooks and popular books for
adults and high school students. While there,
be sure to check out the Wish Lists of some
of your favorite teachers, priests and staff.
The Book Fair will be open Monday-Friday,
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning February
22. When you come to the Fish Fry on
February 26, please stop by the Fair - we will
stay open that evening until 7:30 p.m. In
addition, Parish Day at the Book Fair will be
Sunday, February 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
We hope to see you at the Book Fair!
MUSTARD SEED TRIP SUPPLIES
Please remember to donate your supplies to benefit the children and adults with
developmental disabilities living at MSC apostolates in Jamaica. As our IHM
group prepares for trip number 11, we ask you to provide items from the list
below and place in the MSC boxes (located in the narthex) by Friday, February
19, 2016. If you have questions about donating items, please contact Joanie
Gross at [email protected]
diaper rash cream
hair trimmers for men
electric shavers for men
white cotton t-shirts (YL,
AS, AM, AL)
rain ponchos for adults
heavy duty LED
sing along music CDs
coloring books - large
dry erase pens
STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR A WORLD LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS
Friday, February 26
“The love of God is so great that it goes beyond the limits of human language,
beyond human understanding…He loves those of you who are sick, those who
are suffering from AIDS... He loves the relatives and friends of the sick and
those who care for them. He loves us all with an unconditional and everlasting
love.” - Saint John Paul II
Please join Deacon Bob, the IHM AIDS Ministry, and the Hispanic Young
Adults in devotion of the Stations of the Cross for a World Living with HIV/
AIDS on February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Prepare for Easter with us by remembering our sisters and brothers who suffer
because of HIV and AIDS.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
February 10-March 20
If you knew you could help save a life, would you? From February 10 through
March 20, you’re invited to join thousands of other Christians for “40 Days for
Life” – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited
to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way
across from Feminist Women's Health Center on Cliff Valley Way. In Atlanta,
just 112 people are needed to take one hour a week during the 40 days to get all
16 hours of the local public vigil covered (6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. each day).
For more information, please see www.40daysforlife.com/Atlanta or contact
Margarita Szechenyi at 678-200-9712 or [email protected]
404-636-1418, ext. 223
404-636-1418, ext. 227
404-636-1418, ext. 236
404-636-1418, ext. 222
Looking for a way to deepen your spiritual life during Lent? Consider one of the
following reading groups that begin this week:
Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive
Join us as we discuss the book prepared for the recent World Meeting of Families
in Philadelphia. We will meet the first five Sundays of Lent, beginning February
14, from 10:15 to 11:15, in the library of IHM School. To reserve a spot and a
copy of the book, please register at http://ihmatlanta.org/adult-faith-formation.
Jesus: A Pilgrimage
Walk in the footsteps of Jesus this Lent and bear witness to his resurrection this
Easter, with Jesuit priest and bestselling author James Martin as your guide. His
vivid memoir invites readers, in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality, to place
themselves in the scenes of Jesus’ life and thereby journey deeper into the
meaning of the Gospel. Our weekly discussions will focus on selections of the
book that encourage us deeper into the lessons of the Lent and Easter seasons.
To reserve a spot in this discussion group, and a copy of the book, please contact
Drew Denton in the church office.
During the season of Lent, you will notice the Book of Elect displayed in the
niche near the baptismal font. This book contains the names of those who will be
baptized at the Easter Vigil. Please pray for all the young people and adults who
have written their names in this book. And give thanks that, through the waters of
baptism, God has called you by name as well.
Classes resume for all grades this
weekend February 13- 14 and
Wednesday, February 17.
First Communion Parent Meeting:
Mark your calendars! A meeting for parents of First Communion candidates,
including IHM School students, will take place at 7:00 on February 16, in the
church. At least one parent of each student should plan to attend.
For GIFT students, preparation sessions for First Communion will take place on
March 1, March 15, and March 29, 6:30-8:00 pm. The Rehearsal and Day of
Reflection will be on April 16, 9:00-12:30. Further details will be provided at the
Children will receive their first Holy Communion at regular Mass times on the
weekend of April 30-May 1.
“LIVE YOUR FAITH DURING LENT,
PERFORM WORKS OF MERCY.” POPE FRANCIS
Here are some cool resources you can use to pray, fast, learn and give back!
The season of Lent is a special one in which it prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on
Easter Sunday. There are numerous ways to prepare, so please enjoy and feel free to share with your friends!
We narrowed it down to some of the best free apps available:
- CRS Rice Bowl (by Catholic Relief Resources)
- Laudate (daily readings, saint of the day, rosary and chaplet, stations of the cross and much more...)
- 40 Day Spiritual Workout (Take the challenge and get holy with a spiritual workout!)
- Ending Your Day Right (a daily reflection for the whole year)
- Lentsanity (by FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students)
Lent at IHM: join us for Stations of the Cross and Fish Fry on Friday evenings. See full schedule online.
CRS online: visit www.crsricebowl.org for great videos, food recipes, stories and more.
Praying in Color: this website provides a creative and colorful way to use a Lenten Calendar and pray using any of the 4
templates provided online at www.prayingincolor.com/lenten-calendar-templates-2016.
Did you know that you can evangelize with the help of social media?
Share your journey this Lent with all your friends and tag our Youth Ministry Instagram @ihmatlyouth.
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SAVE THE DATE!
IHM SCHOOL ALUMNI & PARENTS OF ALUMNI
MASS & RECEPTION
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT IN CENTRAL PARK
AUCTION & GALA
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
IHM School’s Largest Fundraising Event of the Year!
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:00-11:00 p.m. in the Historic
Come celebrate Mass and then stay for a reception with Church
wine, beer and appetizers immediately following in the lower
level of the church.
Organized exclusively by parent volunteers, the event takes
place every two years and raises funds to support the school,
The nursery will be open during the Mass and reception.
including academic enhancements and facility improvements.
We hope to see you there!
To RSVP, please contact Thérèse Garrett at
[email protected] or 404/636-4488.
This year’s proceeds will help fund the continued expansion of
the backfield playground. Tickets may be purchased online at:
Niños menores de 7 años,
Los padres DEBEN registrarse antes en la
oficina parroquial; en ese momento
recibirán la fecha de la plática
correspondiente y del bautismo. Al
registrarse deben entregar copia del
Acta de Nacimiento de la persona que va
a ser bautizada.
Llamar al Padre Javier Muñoz y hacer cita
para hablar de los requisitos, por lo
menos 6 meses antes de la fecha
Jueves de 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. en
español, y en inglés los sábados a las 9:15
a.m. o durante la semana haciendo cita
con el sacerdote.
Llamar a la oficina y comunicarse con
Yolanda Muñoz por lo menos 6 meses
antes de la fecha deseada.
Si no eres católico (a) o si eres mayor de
18 años y no has recibido los
sacramentos de Bautismo, Primera
Comunión y Confirmación, te invitamos a
aprender más acerca de nuestra fe.
Comuníquese con Alicia Guerrero en la
Bienvenidos a nuestra comunidad;
visítanos en la oficina para llenar la hoja
de registro. Es muy importante que estés
registrado en la parroquia.
ESTACIONES DE LA CRUZ
Las Estaciones de la Cruz se observarán desde el viernes, 12 de febrero hasta el 19 de
marzo, a las 6:30 p.m. en inglés y a las 7:30 p.m. en español.
Por favor únanse al Padre Javier, el Ministerio del SIDA de IHM y el Grupo Juvenil
Koinonia en la devoción de las Estaciones de la Cruz en español, por un mundo que
vive con VIH/SIDA el 26 de febrero a las 7:30 p.m. Prepárense para la Pascua con
nosotros recordando a nuestros hermanos y hermanas que sufren a causa del VIH y
El Club de Caballeros presenta, como todos los años en la Cuaresma las cenas de
pescado frito en la cafetería de la escuela de IHM de 5:30-8:30 p.m. el 12 de febrero,
el 26 de febrero y el 11 de marzo. El costo es $10 para adultos y $5 para los niños
menores de 12 años. ¡Todos son bienvenidos a cenar con nosotros o a llevarse la
cena! El dinero que se recaude, ¡beneficiará a la escuela de IHM!
Para obtener más información, ponerse en contacto con el Club de Caballeros:
SERVICIO DE PENITENCIA
Nuestro servicio de penitencia para la Cuaresma será el lunes, 29 de febrero, a las
7:00 p.m. Durante este servicio nos uniremos a los candidatos previamente
bautizados para la comunión de la Iglesia Católica, celebrando con un rito breve de
palabra, oración y canción, mientras juntos expresamos nuestro arrepentimiento y
nuestra esperanza a levantarnos con Cristo más allá del pecado y de la muerte.
Planeen celebrar este sacramento de sanación esta noche ya que nuestros sacerdotes
serán asistidos en las confesiones por otros sacerdotes de los alrededores.
Tengan en cuenta que no habrá confesiones durante el Triduo Sagrado: Jueves Santo,
Viernes Santo y Sábado Santo.
Con el fin de ayudar a la Sociedad de San Vicente de Paul cumplir con la misión de
apoyar la enseñanza de Jesús para alcanzar y ayudar a los pobres, solicitamos unos
pocos minutos de su tiempo para completar esta encuesta anónima. Acceder a la
encuesta aquí: http://tiny.cc/svdp-esp.
Ofertorio en Misa: $19,483.00
Contribución Electrónica: $21,751.54
Ofertorio Total: $41,234.54
I Lectura: Deuteronomio 26:4-10
II Lectura: Romanos 10:8-13
Evangelio: Lucas 4:1-13
La segunda colecta del fin de semana será dedicada a la Sociedad de San Vicente de
La segunda colecta del proximó fin de semana será dedicada a las Misiones AfroAmericanas e Indígenas.