Homilies and Letters

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time A 2020 Weekend of September 12-13, 2020 INTRO: Raise your hands if you agree these are very interesting times!  So many new situations that we haven’t seen before! A world pandemic Rioting and looting and protesting In a way, out of control bickering between peoples Crazy hurricane disasters And Wild […]

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Dear Parishioners, With the recent notification that Summit County has moved up to LEVEL 3 (RED), I believe it is in your best interest for good health and safety to NOT GATHER for this weekend’s Masses on Saturday, September 12th at 4:30 pm and Sunday, September 13th at 10:00 am and 4:30 pm. I do […]

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) INTRO: We have lots of weddings here at IHM these days and I remember one GROOM explaining to me that he was hosting the guys of the bridal party for an OUTDOOR B-B-Q and it carried on into the night…….and got a little noisy. At one point…out of the […]

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Dear Parishioners, As you know, our church and our school have had to adapt to the government mandates surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The mass has been changed dramatically and students were forced to finish the last quarter of the 2019-2020 school years remotely. Nevertheless, we carry on and serve our parish and each other with […]

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Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2020 INTRO: A teacher was explaining the STATIONS OF THE CROSS to her class. She got to the FOURTH STATION where Jesus meets his mother Mary on the road to Calvary. She explained that Mary and JESUS were not allowed to SPEAK TO EACH OTHER That MOTHER AND SON spoke […]

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2020 INTRO: At an early age, RESPONSIBILITY WAS TAUGHT. My responsibility or chore was taking on the cleaning of the basement. I was expected to clean the FOUNDATION of our home! When my father was a newlywed and found out that they were having TWINS… he needed to take […]

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Dear Parishioners, The 8th Annual IHM Mustang 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run has been converted to a virtual race the complete month of September, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 5K Committee has been closely monitoring this constantly evolving pandemic situation, and keeping with our first priority of the health and safety of […]

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Dear Parishioners, I feel like there are so many things to catch you up on.  There is never a dull day here at IHM! Father Ralph is back at the Rectory slowly rehabbing his hip with exercise, but, in addition to him coming home “something” happened to the heal of his foot, making it a […]

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) INTRO: tell story of Hide-n-Seek……”being found”! Hide-n-Seek, I was pretty good at finding the right spot to hide in. I was a smaller sized child and I was “fast”! So I could find really good places! ONE TIME I had found a place under our back porch steps!! It […]

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Dear Parishioners, Many have asked me if IHM School is opening its doors this August. The answer is YES as Opening Day is set for Wednesday, August 19, 2020! What IHM School is presenting to all students and their parents/guardians are “options” for this school year. The first “option” is letting the students have an […]

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