Homilies and Letters

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: “What board games have you played?” When we were kids, our parents every now and then would BUY us kids a board game. We would go to the kitchen table open up the game… all excited… and “What’s the first thing that is found when you first open […]

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Faith Direct

Dear Parishioners, Perhaps you have been thinking about it and need information about FAITH DIRECT, our electronic auto withdrawal system for your weekly or monthly church offertory. I first offer my thanks to parishioners and school families who have ventured into the technological world of e-giving with FAITH DIRECT for your church offertory gift. E-giving […]

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Healing Time Again!

Dear Parishioners, “Healing time again”! Father Ralph Thomas has been struggling with his walking due to his bad knees. It has finally been decided by Father to begin the process of “knee replacements”. On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 he will undergo surgery on one knee and after that surgery he will need rehab for several […]

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22nd Sunday in ordinary time 2018 INTRO: Sometimes the end of summer and beginning of school for some of our young people and those in the work force have us “shopping” for new clothes for school, or new clothes for work. So did we BUY the right things???? EXPLAIN: I am the uncle of three […]

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IHM School News!

Dear Parishioners, It has been an exciting summer getting ready for the opening of our IHM elementary school. Our Principal, Mrs. Kathy Friess always takes an initiative to meet with our faculty and staff on behalf of the Catholic elementary education for our 273 students and 13 children in Pre-K. She meets with the faculty […]

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McIntyre Fund Helps Many!

Dear Parishioners, The McIntyre Fund, a restricted bank account at Immaculate Heart of Mary, has once again helped parishioner school families significantly! Prior to his retirement in 1978, the first pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Father Thomas McIntyre, established this fund to assist with tuition for elementary school families of the parish in financial […]

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: I found this story…. Thirteen-year-old “Jeremiah” was about to celebrate his bar mitzvah. His grandmother, whom he called “Bubby”, asked what he’d like for a present. This 13-year-old, who could have asked his grandmother for anything in the world, but he said: “Bubby, I’d like you to make […]

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Mass Schedule: September 29-30

Dear Parishioners, I know you are hearing and reading a lot about the first-ever annual Fall Festival. The committee continues to work very hard to put together so many details for this huge event, scheduled for the last weekend in September – Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th! I also am appreciative of so […]

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Get Your Fall Festival Tickets!

Dear Parishioners, In less than two months is the first ever IHM FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER, raising significant monies to contribute to the operations of the parish day school and keeping tuition at a subsidized and low rate as possible. The committee, consisting of IHM alumni, student parents, and parish members, has been working hard all […]

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: I do not have one of those fit bits, but I know I walk at least 10,000 steps a day! I have always walked FAST!!! I remember walking with my mom and dad, sisters and brother to church. We parked in the farthest away parking lot across the […]

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