Homilies and Letters

Baptism of the Lord 2020 INTRO: I read a story about a husband and wife. Theirs was a longstanding and happy marriage. After Dad died, his daughters and wife had the difficult task of going through his things. Together they gathered up his clothes and belongings, distributing everything to other family members, close friends, and […]

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Dear Parishioners, ALL PURPOSE ROOM / IHM SCHOOL CAFETERIA A SUMMER PROJECT 2020 IHM School and Parish have been blessed in the past number of years to being rewarded with ROOTED IN FAITH grant monies. In particular the EDUCATION GRANT has helped equip our day school with technology and most recently has helped us upgrade […]

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Epiphany – January 5, 2020

Epiphany 2020 INTRO: I remember my DAD always harping on LIGHTS!! ……………. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS! I guess my father wasn’t a good CHRISTIAN, because CHRISTIAN’S aren’t supposed to turn off our lights…. Meaning the LIGHT OF CHRIST!!!!! They are to be kept burning brightly, always ON!!!!! So, just what is this LIGHT OF CHRIST […]

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Dear Parishioners, WHEN DO WE SIT???? A HUMBLE REMINDER…… Most recently and after a lot of visitation to parishes, our Bishop Perez, mandated a new posture for our diocese that IHM has adopted. It is the STANDING POSTURE (if you are able) while all are receiving Holy Communion. STANDING From the earliest days of the […]

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Christmas Eve Mass – December 24, 2019

Christmas Midnight 2019 (A) INTRO: 1. Who has a favorite number? (ask choir members) NICE! 2. Now everybody in church tonight… begin counting for me!!! START………. 1 2 3 4 5 ………. YOU DID THAT WELL!!!! YOU COUNTED!!!! Did you know it is roughly 100 miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem? According to GOOGLE maps it […]

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Fourth Sunday of Advent (A) 2019 INTRO: ASK: HONESTY NOW….. Raise your hands if someone has accused you of “talking too much”!!! I thought so! LOL I have been accused of such as well. Even back when I was in the second grade the Notre Dame Sister wrote to my parents: IF JAMES WOULDN”T TALK […]

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Dear Parishioners, With the help of our IHM “ambassador” for DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, I was able to order and GIFT all of you with a religious Christmas gift book called REDISCOVER THE SAINTS! They are on the tables all around the church this weekend. PLEASE help yourselves to this book, either for yourself, or for you […]

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Third Sunday of Advent (A) 2019 INTRO: Now, I want to try something….. “Sit up straight”! It was all the time…. Our parents ……. telling us: “To sit up straight.” I am sure you’ve said it and or have done it when “corrected”! My mom used to make my sister walk balancing a book on […]

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Dear Parishioners, IHM has had EUCHARISTIC ADORATION on Wednesdays for several years. The possibility to spend time in church in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, the real presence of Jesus Christ, has been a wonderful opportunity for you, the parishioners. Lately, there has been a great need to have parishioners present in the church […]

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Second Sunday of Advent (A) INTRO: Has this ever happened to you…..tree trimming!!!!?? Families get together; sip some beverages, listening to Christmas music, dividing up the duties of trimming the tree. Suppose you are the one who gets to do the lights…..!!! How many of you like to do the lights???? How many of you […]

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