Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
5:30 pm

7:45 am, 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm

Monday - Saturday
7:00 am & 8:30 am

7:00 pm day before, 7:00 am, 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Mission Statement:
"We reach out to all through prayer and service, as we live our Catholic faith in Christ with Mary."
Parish Registration:  We invite all parishioners to participate in our spiritual and community life here at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.  If you are new to the parish, please stop in the Nazareth Center Office to introduce yourself to one of the priests and complete a registration form.  You may click here for a printable registration form.  If you are moving or plan to change your address, please notify the office at (908) 889-2100.
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A message from Father Mike:

It is with great sadness that I share with you that our former Pastor, Msgr. Sean Cunneen, has gone to his rest in the peace of Christ on March 11, 2018.  Please keep Father Sean in your prayers as well as his grieving family and our entire parish.  He was born on February 14, 1941 and was ordained to the priesthood on April 1, 1967.  If you are interested in paying your respects to Father Sean, his funeral arrangements are as follows:


Friday, March 16, 2018
(Stations of the Cross at 4pm have been cancelled)
3pm-7pm with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7:30pmImmaculate Heart of Mary Church
1571 South Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
Saturday, March 17, 20189am - 10amImmaculate Heart of Mary Church
Mass of Christian BurialSaturday, March 17, 2018
(The Anointing Mass has been moved from Saturday, March 17th at 11:00am to Wednesday Evening, March 21st at 7:00pm)
10:30amImmaculate Heart of Mary Church

Fr. Sean Cunneen at Piano Fr. Sean Cunneen and Simon Fr. Sean Cunneen at Desk Fr. Sean Cunneen at Piano

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Upcoming Events:

Monday March 26th

Chrism Mass at the Basilica in Newark

We would like to invite the IHM Youth Group to this beautiful Mass.  It is a very moving experience and a wonderful way to begin Holy Week.   Parents, teens or anyone interested in attending we will meet at IHM at 5:45pm and carpool to the Basilica.   Please RSVP to or call the office at 889-2100 by March 21st.
April 27th at 7:00PM until
April 28th at 9:00PM

Men’s Cornerstone XI Retreat
at St Bart’s in Scotch Plains, NJ

Men of all ages are invited to this gathering from our parishes.  Cornerstone is an opportunity to renew and strengthen your faith and grow in your experience as a Christian community.  It is led by a team of parishioners from various backgrounds and ages who themselves have experienced an increased presence of Christ in their lives.  You will have a unique opportunity to meet other men of the parish and together listen, reflect and share real life experiences.  It will begin Friday evening at 7pm and end 26 hours later, Saturday evening after Mass and dinner.  There will be talks, followed by small group discussions, time for quiet personal reflection, Reconciliation, and Eucharist.  There will also be ample time to interact with others who are looking to grow spiritually.  Please click here for a printable flyer containing more information and a registration form.

For more information or to register contact:
Kevin Moloney: or (908) 230-9100
Skip Paal: or (443) 677-7088
Fridays in Lent, 3:45PM

IHM Stations of the Cross

We are asking the youth of IHM and their parents To Walk with Jesus every Friday in Lent in preparation for Easter.  We will meet in the Church Basement.  Volunteers are needed to read at each Station and to carry the Cross and candles.  Reading materials may be picked up ahead of time if requested.  Volunteers may sign up at email: Here are the dates for this year's Stations:
Friday, March 9th Friday, March 16th Friday, March 23rd Friday, March 30th
April 14, 2018

Archdiocesan Bible Conference
at Mother Seton High School in Clark

The Archdiocesan Catechetical Office in collaboration with the Evangelization Office is sponsoring a Bible Conference.   Please reserve the date and plan to attend and encourage your catechists to take advantage of this important opportunity for growth in personal spirituality and as a catechist. Open to all adults, RCIA, Youth ministers and liturgical ministries. Please click here for a flyer with more information regarding date and location. Additional details and registration information will be available soon.

IHM Book Group:  The next meeting will be on March 21, 2018 at 12 noon in the Nazareth Center.  The book selection for March is "Small Great Things"  by Jodi Picoult.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Bring your lunch. Dessert & coffee will be provided.  New members are always welcome!

For a list of the books to be read and discussed during the Winter 2017/Spring 2018 season, please click on the Organizations - Book Study link on the sidebar at the left of this page or click here for a printable copy.

The Catholic Advocate:  If you click on the sidebar category Related Links and scroll down to Catholic News Organizations and Publications section, you will find a new link for the Catholic Advocate.

IHM Capital Campaign:  We have reached and surpassed our $2 million goal with $2,003,280 in pledges from 305 families!!!  Congratulations and great work, everyone.   If you have not yet made a pledge and would like to, please click here for a pledge card and help build and enhance the future of our parish community for years to come.  Thank you and God Bless.

Buy a Brick Fundraiser:  We are raising money to help fund beautification projects here at IHM.  The bricks will be placed in the walkway and patio area of our "Our Lady of Fatima" Statue.  Please donate a brick and place an everlasting memento of a loved one on site at our parish.  For a printable form, please click here.
If you wish, you may pay through PayPal:

To order a 4" by 8" brick please click here:
         To order a 8" by 8" brick please click here:

The initial order of bricks is closed but a second order will be placed soon.  The program is ongoing.

Fr. Byrne's Diary has been added to the About Us link under Parish History.   The diary runs from 1964 to 1983 when Fr. Byrne retired.

Archdiocesan Harassment & Whistleblower Policies may be found on the sidebar under the Archdiocese of Newark link.  Please refer to that link for more information on Archdiocesan policies or click here for the Archdiocesan website and contact information.