4490 Norquest Blvd. - Austintown, Ohio 44515
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Daily: M-F, 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days: 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
We are the caring and loving Catholic Christian community of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, founded in 1954 and located in Austintown. Graced by God in the celebration of the Liturgy and the Sacraments, we live and witness the Gospel through helping others in our community and world. As stewards of many gifts and followers of Jesus Christ, our future will be one of hope and promise.
IHM Ministry Weekend
October 10 & 11
All Masses (5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 & 11:00 a,m. Sunday) will be in the Parish Center.
After each Mass on Ministry Weekend, parishioners and visitors will have a chance to visit representatives from our ministries and organizations to learn about the work, people, and accomplishments of our parish. It's an opportunity to learn, spread the word, and if you discern that it's the ministry for you, to get involved!
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Call us at 330-793-9988. THANKS!
It's Ordinary Time? Does that mean it's boring?
The long and joyful Easter celebration is done, the feasts are over, and we find ourselves counting the Sundays in Ordinary Time once more. We look at a long stretch of such counting until we celebrate the feast of Christ the King on November 22. It sounds so routine, so... well... ordinary.
However, as you might have known or guessed already, there should be nothing "ordinary" about time spent as a true follower of Christ. The "Ordinary" in "Ordinary Time" means that the weeks are marked by ordinal numbers; in Latin the name of the period is tempus ordinarium ("measured time"). It's not that these weeks are boring, or at least not extraordinary, it's that they are ordained to living out the gospel every day.
Green is the color of Ordinary Time. The English word "green" comes from roots that mean "to grow." Green can help us to remember the fresh and growing life that is our in Christ Jesus. The "greening" of our culture is a popular concept now, encouraging us to conserve the gifts of the earth that are ours. The "greening" of our faith lives is the object of Ordinary Time, sustaining us for growth in the love of Christ with all of our brothers and sisters in faith. Our common calendar, our shared time, remind us that our growth in Christian living and the challenges we face in discipleship are all undertaken with the support of our shared faith.
Come join us in worship on the Sundays of Ordinary Time. Nothing is ordinary in the joy we have in Christ and the love we have for one another. Living out Ordinary Time is an extraordinary privilege that is ours through the grace of God.
Sunday, October 11,
12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center
Keynote Speaker: Justin Huyck
presenting on "The Joy of Liturgy, the Joy of Discipleship"
All volunteers helping in the celebration of Eucharist and those who might wish to be (greeters, ushers, lectors, distributors of Holy Communion, musicians and choir members, and liturgy committee members) are invited to enjoy fellowship at a light lunch (free).
Mr. Huyck is a gifted presenter with a background in liturgy, liturgical music, and liturgical environment.
Saturday, October 17,
in the Parish Center
Doors open at 6:00.
IHM Social Concerns Committee Fundraiser
$10 admission includes: auction paddle, desserts, coffee, pop, water, and a fun-filled evening!
Bid 1, 2, 3 or 4 quarters on wide variety of gift baskets and gift cards...something for everyone.
Bring quarters, snacks, and BYOB.
Come and help raise money for the many community charities that Social Concerns Committee supports:
St. Vincent de Paul, Casa Madre, Needle's Eye, and others.
For tickets, call Bea at 330-793-4843.
No tickets will be sold at the door.
Pope Francis has called us to action on behalf of the earth in his encyclical "Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home." CLICK HERE to link to the document on the Vatican website.
Pray for Fr. Popovich!
Fr. Steve Popovich, former pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, is continuing to recover from the injuries he sustained in a serious automobile accident in 2013. Thank you for all of your expressions of concern and support. Please send your cards and letters to: Rev. Steve Popovich, Liberty Arms Rehab, 1355 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44515. If you want to visit him, please call first at 330-759-1184.