Homilies and Letters

Dear Parishioners, It is a good thing when parishioners are asking about receiving the sacraments. Truly makes my day. In this pandemic and with the executive order to STAY AT HOME until May 1st, 2020 you may find this information soothing and helpful in regards to the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions). Pope Francis recently remarked, […]

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Dear Parishioners,             “Let us pray to God the Father Almighty, That He may heal those who are suffering from the coronavirus infection, Comfort those who’s loved ones have died, Reassure those who feel isolated and afraid, Relieve those who feel lost and despairing, And console those who hunger for […]

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Dear Parishioners, I pray that you all are experiencing a good week.  I am remaining home, (temperature today 98.6, no symptoms) navigating how best to keep our parish together in this turbulent, scary, and changing time for the world!  I have been called to serve you all and that is what I am going to […]

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Dear Parishioners, I am hoping this message finds all of you in good health. A stay at home order has been declared by our Governor. While it is something new to us and difficult to believe, abiding by this declaration is of utmost importance. Please STAY AT HOME! Through patient endurance we will overcome! And […]

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Dear Parishioners, I pray you are all accepting the government’s orders to stay at home and have reconciled that with Jesus’s returning home to Nazareth to be obedient and to grow in wisdom, age and grace! Father Ralph and I remain fine and in good health. The rectory personnel also in good health and primarily […]

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Dear Parishioners, I miss you! How things have changed! I was taught early on: “It is how we go through things and situations that matters.” Keep your spirits up, laugh at something, pray a little more, and be wise. All of us are experiencing a loss of some kind in this desert experience of remaining […]

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Third Sunday in Lent (A) 2020 INTRO: Does anyone have a favorite number? (6) (7) ???? I will leave you with ONE THOUGHT today: The woman at the well…. how many husbands did she have already? Jesus tells her that he knows she had 5 husbands …… and the one she is with NOW is […]

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Dear Parishioners, The Annual Life Teen Fundraiser, 2020 The Annual Life Teen Fundraiser was Saturday, March 7th, 2020 and was called a WINE & PAINT NIGHT. It was our fourth fundraiser bringing together parishioners in financial support of the LIFE TEEN MINISTRY here at IHM. All proceeds of this fundraiser will go, not only to […]

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Second Sunday in Lent (A) 2020 INTRO: I know people who climb mountains. They explain that depending on the 1. MOUNTAIN HEIGHT, 2. THE TRAIL YOU FOLLOW, and your 3. PHYSICAL ENDURANCE it can be a hard trek! They also admit you see God’s creation at its most magnificence along the way! For most of […]

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