Homilies and Letters

Dear Parishioners, Just want to keep you all informed. As of today and through December 16th, 2020 I am taking seriously the advisory from Summit Health Department in terms of employees on our Rectory Staff working remotely. This message does not include the school or its employees as there will be more information about the […]

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Dear Parishioners, I am just offering a reminder and a clarification about Saturday, November 7th and beyond. Last week, on October 29th, 2020 the Governor DID NOT DECLARE Summit County as level 4 (purple).  We remain at level 3 (red).  When we turned red from level two (orange) a number of weeks before that, I felt […]

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) INTRO: I grew up on the west side of Cleveland, and most of my young formative years were in Lakewood, Ohio. It was in that BIG old colonial home that we children learned: All things have a certain place. Our father’s car was always parked in the same spot. […]

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Dear Parishioners, Over the years and before COVID-19 the Christmas Eve 4:30pm Mass congregation size was beautiful, heart-warming, and very large; standing room in every nave of our church! In 2016 there were approximately 1000 in attendance; In 2017, 950 in attendance; In 2018, 900 in attendance; and last year, In 2019, 750 in attendance! […]

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2020 INTRO: Do you always wear the right thing? You all look really nice today ..…BUT, are you wearing the right outfits ?????? The wedding banquet story in Matthew’s gospel has this UNIQUE confrontation of the generous KING with a guest not wearing the “right thing” or the “correct […]

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Dear Parishioners, The last several weeks have been exciting and eventful for us at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. I am deeply humbled and sincerely grateful that, even in these challenging times, many parishioners have spoken favorably about the “Love God, Make Disciples, through Mary” Program and have returned their Commitment Cards. In my conversations, […]

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) INTRO: I’m not sure how much you know about the SAINTS, and I have to say I could use a class on the Lives of the Saints, but, I do remember some “tid-bits” about many saints. Saint Catherine of Siena is considered a DOCTOR of the CHURCH…she was brilliant […]

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