Ministries

Here at IHM, we have many ministries to serve the ever-changing needs of our parishioners and our community at large. Thinking of volunteering? Scroll down and contact someone today!

Altar Server: Coordinator, Rev. Edward J. Casey

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Charismatic Prayer Group

Meets Thursday afternoons at 3 pm in the Parish Center.
Contact: Terry Wade (215) 482-8465 or Bridie Gallagher (215) 248-9046

Church & Chapel Cleaners

The Parishioners who clean God’s house weekly.

Contact: Denise Schmidt (215) 483-1000

Collection Counters: Coordinator, Ann McElroy

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Eucharistic Minister: Coordinator, Mary Anne Kostic-King

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Evangelization

 

Promote Evangelization within the Parish to incite and help parishioners to: • Enrich their own spiritual lives • Reach out to inactive Catholics • Invite those outside of the Church to join our Faith • Create a welcoming presence for all.
Contact: Chuck Fuges 215-482-1397

Golden Age Club

Meet twice a month on the second and fourth Mondays in Father Sullivan Hall.
Contact: Laura Kusniesz (215) 483-9243

 

Home & School Association

Promotes the advancement of Catholic education in society.
Contact: Wanda Thomas (President) homeandschool@iheartmary.org

Lector Ministry: Coordinator, Sidney J. MacLeod, Jr.

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Legion of Mary

Traveling Fatima and Sacred Heart Statues at IHM

We have resumed the visitation of homes in the Parish with the IHM traveling (Pilgrim Virgin) statue of Our Lady of Fatima.  This Fatima statue, a reminder of Our Blessed Mother’s presence among us, visits different homes in the parish on a biweekly basis.  Each household is invited to pray daily for your intentions. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Also, the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue is resuming its   travels to homes with the express purpose of praying for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. We need more religious vocations so much.

The IHM Legion of Mary sponsors the statues and will arrange to bring one to your home.

We respect your personal preferences, if requested, for masking and social distancing.

To schedule a visit contact Wendi.

Phone: Wendi at 267-334-8340

Email: wsquared0105@gmail.com

IHM Free Lending Library

Music Ministry: Director, Linda Pfefferle

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Pastoral Council

Advises Pastor on parish matters.

Respect Life Committee

 

R.C.I.A.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults- For those interested in initiation into the Catholic faith.
Contact: Chuck Harvey (215 )483-4266

Scouting

We sponsor Boy and Girl scouts and Brownies.
Contact: John Macoretta 215-680-1049

Boy Scouts

Contact: John Macoretta, Scoutmaster (215-680-1049); email scouttroop474@yahoo.com

Scrip

The IHM Scrip program is a wonderful way to offset your tuition payments!!  Scrip is now open to accumulate Scrip Credits for the 22/23 school Year!  Buy gift cards from your favorite stores to earn tuition credits for your favorite purchases. Even if you do not have children that attend or will attend IHM, our Scrip Program can donate your rebate to a deserving IHM family or to our IHM Tuition Assistance Fund!
ShopWithScrip has launched a new app for families to order gift cards. This app is for families to use and place orders directly from your phone. The gift cards can also be paid for electronically and shipped to your home for a fee.  Even with the app, you can still place physical gift card orders, but this app will allow you to use and order eGift cards as well.
How it works:  Your family buys gift cards at face value.  Your family earns a percentage on each gift card you buy.  Your family uses gift cards at full value for your everyday purchases!
How to get started:  Orders can be placed on the Raise Right app, or via email at  scscrip@iheartmary.org.   The deadline for orders is every Sunday at 8 pm.  Pick up your gift cards on Thursday evenings between 7:00 and 8:00 pm in Father Sullivan Hall.  All orders over $1500 will need to be prepaid in advance.
Please reach out to  scscrip@iheartmary.org with any questions about our Scrip program.

Contact: Traci Kovach at Scscrip@iheartmary.org ; S & C and  Supermarket Script

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society St. Vincent de Paul at IHM

IHM’s SVDP Society assists people in need in the Andorra/Roxborough/Manayunk area and in other nearby Philadelphia neighborhoods.  Our funding comes primarily from the poor box so please continue to be generous.

Although we continued our mission during the pandemic, we carefully followed recommended guidelines including cancelling our meetings in Father Sullivan Hall. However, we continued to   monitor our HelpLine and made decisions via     telephone, email, texting, and socially distanced individual meetings.

With the advent of numerous vaccines and the drop in new cases, we have begun cautiously meeting again at IHM.  If you’d like to join us in this rewarding volunteer work, come to a meeting in the Knights of Columbus Room in Father Sullivan Hall from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

If you have any questions and would like to speak with a member, please call the IHM Rectory at 215-483-1000 and ask for the St. Vincent de Paul HelpLine.   Leave your name and number, and a member will get back to you.

Our currently scheduled upcoming meetings are

July 19, August 9, and August 30.


A Note of Thanks to our Parishioners for their

2020 Support of

The IHM Conference of The Society of

Saint Vincent de Paul

                 Through your continuing generous contributions to the Poor Box, the annual SVDP church envelope, our GreenDrop Clothing Drives, the Giving Tree, as well as generous donations from individuals, we have been able to pay bills totaling nearly $30,000 to help neighbors in need during this past year, 2020. Although most of our clients have been in the Roxborough/Andorra/Manayunk area, we have also been blessed to assist those living in the boundaries of our sister parish (Our Lady of Hope) and other nearby locations.  Our assistance is given without regard to race, color or creed, only with regard to legitimate need.

As you know, 2020 presented us with many difficulties, which we adjusted to with social distancing, masks, zoom meetings, and use of phones, texting, and emails for much of our communicating. During this time, we especially appreciate all the support we received from Father Casey and his excellent office staff.

During this year, we spent time with 11 families and 13 individuals who asked for our assistance.  We offered them understanding and support, referred them to a variety of non-profit and service groups in our area, and assisted them with bills when necessary.  Your financial support allowed us to assist with numerous bills and financial burdens that helped families remain in their homes when they were faced with    unexpected medical, insurance, moving and repair expenses. We have also delivered food from a local food bank and over $2500 in gift cards donated by parishioners during the season of Advent.

With your support we have been privileged to bring Christ’s caring love to people of all faiths in our area, when they are in need. If you think you might be interested in joining The Society in this valuable work, you can speak with any of the members listed below or you can call the Rectory to ask for the SVdP HelpLine where you can leave your name and phone number. Someone will contact you to share information.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Immaculate Heart of Mary Conference.

Mike Novak, President

Margie Iacobacci, Vice President

Martha Raively, Secretary

Mary Burke, Treasurer

Mary Lou Dinda, Spiritual Advisor

Rose Novak, Senior Member

Phil Raively, Senior Member (Past President)

Barbara Sheehan, Member

Tom Tracy, Member

Angel Buzby, Member

Tim Buzby, Member