Homilies and Letters

Easter Homily – April 4, 2021

Easter Homily 2021 INTRO: -I was watching children in their classroom the other day, COLORING!!!!!  ….. I was intrigued with their “hands”…. Some of the children were holding their crayons in a very unique fashion….. I guess not all little artists hold their “tools of the trade” in the same fashion, but, in the […]

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GOOD FRIDAY 2021 INTRO: I am sure you all have seen pictures or may even have visited SAINT PETER’S BASILICA. Try and imagine that high altar and the Bernini columns holding up the baldachin over the altar… BREATHTAKING. Around this high altar are FOUR LARGE STATUES, positioned in such a way as to look at […]

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PALM SUNDAY 2021 INTRO: A number of years ago I took horseback riding lessons with my brother on our day off. And, one day, as it could only happen to me, while in the arena as I was trying to “canter”, outside the arena there was a truck delivery using the “backup feature that had […]

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Dear Parishioners, Palm Sunday weekend provides the church with the recalling of Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Palm branches will be blessed during the entrance rite of Masses on Saturday at 4:30pm, and Sunday at 10:00am and 4:30pm. Those parishioners attending Mass can receive palm branches when you enter the church for the Mass. Palm […]

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Dear Parishioners, I am glad to see the growing numbers of parishioners coming back to church.   For whatever the reasons are, it is WONDERFUL to see the crowd growing in numbers! Welcome Home! We are still LIVESTREAMING as well and I am encouraged at those large numbers which reveal the ONLINE computer / iPhone […]

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LIVESTREAMING CAMERA OPERATORS NEEDED FOR ALL HOLY WEEK SERVICES AND BEYOND Dear Parishioners, IHM has had the great volunteer help of a few Camera Operators when we livestream our Masses each weekend. As we approach Holy Week 2021 there are multiple services that week that will need to be livestreamed. And, IHM could use “back-up” […]

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Dear Parishioners, While we are still living with COVID-19 and now that some of us are double-vaccinated, IHM parishioners still need to remain pro-active in keeping others safe when we gather for Mass at church and especially for the up and coming HOLY WEEK, 2021. Masks remain required in church for worship for the safety […]

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Fourth Sunday in Lent 2021 B INTRO: Everybody knows it…. When adults see a child walking toward them with their hands “lifted up”… For sure that child: Wants to be picked up and held, Or Wants to be raised up, Or Wants to be lifted up. The Scripture today uses that line “lifted up”: “Moses […]

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