IHM Women’s Welcome Retreat Invite

November 09, 2018 Latest News

IHM Women’s Welcome Retreat

The retreat is a one day, one over night opportunity for you to clear your mind and heart in or to reprioritze and get God back into the driver’s seat of your life. Please join a team of 10 women to “Be. Hear. Now”, and leave feeling renewed and refreshed in your faith. Accommodations will be made for you to attend wether you are nursing, have special dietary needs, etc.

 February 2nd 3rd, 2019.

For additional information or to register, please contact Amy Dippel at 317-969-7920 or ihmwomenswelcome2019@gmail.com

 

United Catholic Appeal 2018

October 22, 2018 Latest News

United Catholic Appeal: All for the Sake of Others
“We are many hands doing together what none of us can do alone.”
Through your donation to the United Catholic Appeal we are able to:
 Support 24,000 students, their principles and teachers in 68
Catholic Schools
 Connect with over 3,200 young adults in central and southern
Indiana
 Help countless young mothers to choose life instead of abortion
 Reach more than 30,000 people, including youth, through catechetical
programs
 Plan faith-centered activities for 8,448 youth
 Welcome more than 3,000 college students at 12 Catholic student
centers
Prayerfully consider how you can give faith and courage to others
through the United Catholic Appeal Christ Our Hope.

40 Days for Life

October 05, 2018 Latest News

The Respect Life Committee invites you to join with them in 40 Days for Life which is from September 26 through November 4. This is world-wide peaceful, prayerful pro-life campaign to protect mothers and babies. Join in 40 Days of fervent prayer and fasting for an end to abortion by peacefully praying in front of Planned Parenthood, 8590 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, the busiest abortion center in Indiana. For more information on how to participate and to register go to 40daysindy.org or pick up a brochure at IHM. Join IHM members for an hour of prayer on Tuesdays between 2:00 – 4:00pm at the vigil site or any other day or time between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. Please contact Mary Dougherty if you have questions about any Respect Life Month events at mbdoughert@aol.com or call her at 317-790-6060.

Donate to Indiana Tax Credit Scholarship Program

July 19, 2018 Latest News

Indiana Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The Indiana Tax Credit Scholarship Program opened July 1, 2018 with $14 million! The Office of Catholic Schools is gratified by the tremendous support of generous donors this past year.  In 2017, over $6M was raised which enabled approximately 2,200 students to attend Catholic Schools.

Act now to make your gift and receive the 50% tax credit! It’s easy to do.

Donations must be directed to the Institute for Quality Education (IQE) in order to receive the tax credit. To learn more about the tax credit scholarship program and how to donate, visit http://www.i4qed.org/sgo.  Or visit Immaculate Heart of Mary’s page to donate directly to IHM https://sgo.i4qed.org/schools/118/landing .  Questions should be directed to Kim Pohovey, Director of Mission Advancement for Catholic Education Initiatives, Office of Stewardship and Development, Archdiocese of Indianapolis at 317-236-1568 or kpohovey@archindy.org.

NOTE:
As you know, the biggest benefit of an SGO contribution is the 50% Indiana state tax credit. That has not changed.  All donations to an SGO for the tax credit scholarship program continue to qualify for a 50% state tax credit as long as credits remain available.

In addition, donors are eligible to take a federal tax deduction for that gift.

On Friday, August 23, the IRS proposed regulations that would limit the amount of federal tax deduction one can claim on their federal tax return.  If enacted, the proposed regulations will apply to contributions made after August 27, 2018. In very simplistic terms, the proposed rule requires that the amount on which a taxpayer can receive a federal deduction is the gift amount less the state tax credit benefit.  For example, a $10,000 donation would receive a $5,000 state tax credit and then $5000 would be eligible to claim for a federal deduction.  If you were in the 35% tax bracket that deduction could be as much as $1750 in additional federal tax benefit to you.  ($5000 *0.35 = $1750).

To recap, regardless of the date you donate, donors still receive a 50% Indiana state tax credit, and will also receive a federal tax deduction, however, the amount of the federal deduction may be limited by these proposed regulations.

Please advise your donors to call their accountants or tax advisors to make sure they are maximizing the benefits of their SGO contribution.

Donating today or in the future, gifts are helping to make tuition more affordable for families, and for that we are most grateful. Attached is a donor brochure you can use for your fundraising endeavors.

We appreciate our partnership with you and as always please let us know how we can help you.

St. Vincent de Paul Needs Volunteers

July 03, 2018 Latest News

IHM parish will be helping with drivers and helpers at the St. Vincent de Paul warehouse on 7/14, 8/11, 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, and 12/15. We need your help! For more info and to sign up, go to www.svdpindy.org.  Click on “I want to help,” then click on “donate time,” scroll down to Distribution Center Volunteer and click on “Sign up online for a SPECIFIC SATURDAY to volunteer as a Distribution Center driver or helper” and complete form. Thank you. IHM Conference meets for their monthly meeting on July 11th at 7 p.m.  Please join us in the church basement to find out about our outreach activities.

Save the Date for Fall Fest and 5K Run/Walk!

June 25, 2018 Latest News

Our Fall Festival Kick Off Fun Run is Open for Registration -Saturday, August 25. 9:00am start.  New this year – we have contained the Course in a 1-mile Loop from Washington to 54th and back up on Central. You can choose your distance – 1x for a 1-mile course; 3x (with slight add on) for the 5k. Or, team up with friends and do a Relay – 1-lap for each of you. You may register using this link https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=128386

Race as hard as you like, or do it for Fun and Fitness before the Fall Fest.  Lots of good options for everyone!

Fall Fest, 4:00—11:00 pm IHM Parking Lot Fall

Fest is a fun and festive day for the entire family! Join us for food, drinks, kids games and live music! $2 per person entry fee (children under 5 free). Bring friends & neighbors and join us for a night of fun & camaraderie!

Fall Fest & 5K Chair: Patrick Lane – Patrick.Lane@edwardjones.com. More information at https://services.ihmindy.org/fall-fest-family-sponsorship.

Sunday Family Faith Registration

June 25, 2018 Latest News

Registration for SFF 2018-2019 is now open! We are looking forward to a great year starting this coming September. We will be offering a monthly parent series this coming year that will meet on the third Sunday of the month during the SFF time. The focus will be on Pope Francis’ recent exhortation, Rejoice and Be Glad: on the Call to Holiness in Today’s World. This series will be free to any parents of children registered in SFF.  View details and link to registration.

Commission Elections and Bios 2018

May 18, 2018 Latest News

Commission Elections will take place at all Masses this weekend, May 19th and 20th. We encourage everyone to take a moment and get to know the candidates by reading through the biographies below. Please note anyone who is not able to attend Mass at IHM this weekend can turn in a ballot at the Parish Office on Monday until 12:00 Noon. Thank you for your time and consideration!

VIEW BIOS HERE and print off BALLOT if needed.

CYO Awards – IHM Parishioners Recognized

April 28, 2018 Latest News

The CYO Awards Ceremony, honoring adult and teen volunteers in our youth ministry and athletic ministry programs will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Archbishop Charles Thompson will present the awards. Those receiving awards from our parish are:
St. John Bosco Award: Derry Condon
Msgr Busald Award: Larry Coan, Joe Schaffer
Spirit of Youth Award: Liam O’Brien

A reception will be held at the Catholic Center following the ceremony.

Spring Flower Sale!

March 19, 2018 Latest News

The Annual IHM Jr. High Spring Flower sale is underway and will be delivered just in time for First Communion and Mother’s Day!. Many beautiful flowers and plants are available in various sizes and quantities to welcome spring into your home. Since IHM sources high quality products directly from growers, you do not pay more than you would in a store, all while helping to send the IHM 8th graders to Washington D.C. It’s a win/win!

Click the link below to order on-line. If you are contacted by a Jr High student, make sure to put their name on your order!

https://services.ihmindy.org/spring-flower-sale

Orders are due on Thursday, March 29th and will be delivered on Wednesday, April 25th.

Pick up will be in the Activity Center between 12-5pm.

Thank you for your support of our Jr High students!