Homilies and Letters

Dear Parishioners, As a community of believers, let us unite in compassion, prayer, and respect for the dead. On July 2, 2020, ALICE MCCOY (age 84) passed away. Visitation at Clifford Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.. . Funeral Mass […]

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Dear Parishioners, Father Ralph Thomas leaves on Wednesday morning, July 1st, 2020 for his long-awaited hip replacement surgery. As he explains his relief to be FINALLY getting the hip replacement he likewise has some trepidation about “going under the knife”! Any surgery causes anyone to have some fear. Father Thomas has already had the other […]

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Dear Parishioners, The Coronavirus still remains a mystery and seems, in Summit County Ohio, to be identifying a growing number of cases this month, rather than decreasing! Many of our elderly parishioners and those with underlying conditions still remain quarantined at home, and rightly so. Because of this, I have invited a few Extraordinary Ministers […]

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Dear Parishioners, It has been a great couple of days, as Brian Kudro, Jeff Mills, and I have been planning and preparing to execute THE CONFERRAL OF THE SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION for Friday evening this week. Although this will be a PRIVATE LITURGY, due to church space limitations, it will be live-streamed for the entire […]

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) INTRO: ASK: Are you afraid of anything??? THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS Our parents painted our young boy’s room “purple” and my mean sister kept creeping me out that it would now bring the purple people eaters to my room at night when we were sleeping…aghhhh! I was sooooo afraid […]

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Dear Parishioners, It was determined a while ago that IHM would hire a YOUTH MINISTER FOR THE LIFE TEEN PROGRAM. We hired ERIN HOGAN in 2017 to lead the teens closer to Christ, through Mary. She has done a fantastic and almost tireless ministry here for our teens. She believes that God had guided her […]

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Dear Parishioners, Weekend Masses are going well. This weekend there were approximately 50 people at the Saturday Vigil Mass and we were FULL CAPACITY at the 10:00 AM Mass, approximately 250 people, and 50 attended Mass at the Sunday 4:30 PM Mass. Today I simply remind want to remind you of two procedures for when […]

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Corpus Christi 2020 (A) INTRO: Do you all remember TRIP-TIK’S from TRIPLE AAA? They charted the course for your “journey”… pretty easy to follow as you drove along! Well, it is one thing to make a journey when you know where you are going, but, it is quite another thing to make a journey when […]

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*This message is being sent to all parishioners. Dear Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, From a nurses perspective as she was watching the live stream from her home these last two weeks when we have had “public Masses” she brought to my attention how good everything looked for social distancing, sanitizing pews, floor plan for […]

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