Homilies and Letters

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time C INTRO: The story of the Blacksmith By Megan McKenna There was once a BLACKSMITH who worked hard at his trade. The day came for him to die. God sent His angel to the blacksmith, but, to the angel’s surprise……..the blacksmith refused to go!!!!!! The blacksmith pleaded with the angel […]

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Dear Parishioners, The McIntyre Fund The Diocesan Tuition Assistance Fund The Bishop’s Scholarship for Excellence Fund The Thomas Moore Family Scholarship Fund The School Employee Tuition Assistance Fund The Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union I am so grateful to you for continuing to remember that some school families paying catholic education school tuition have financial […]

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Parish Grounds Maintenance Update

(Printed in the August 4, 2019 bulletin) Dear Parishioners, Many projects for our buildings and grounds were completed this summer, so far. I am so proud of what we can predict to be taken care of to keep our facility in good shape and at the same time surprised at what we need to do […]

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Rented Maintenance Lift

(Printed in July 28, 2019 bulletin) Dear Parishioners, IHM Had a Rented Lift for a Few Weeks In the last few weeks, Dennis Smith, Full Time Maintenance here at IHM, was “mechanically” lifted to the skies to perform various repairs on our buildings having the use of this machine. He is NOT AFRAID OF HEIGHTS! […]

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16th Sunday in ORDINARY TIME © INTRO: tell story of the famous and wise professor!!! A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him!!! WORDLESSLY, when it was time for the class to begin, he picked up a very large and empty JAR and proceeded to fill it with […]

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Dear Parishioners, LITURGICAL CHANGE AT IHM MASSES THE STANDING POSTURE YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!! This pastor letter is to remind us that the entire diocese is to unite in a liturgical posture of standing After the Lamb of God, For the singing of the entire communion song, and During the complete distribution of Holy Communion […]

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Tim © Intro: Tell story of Father Prendergast and “I just love these potatoes!” “YOU ONLY LOVE GOD AND PEOPLE” ……….. NOT POTATOES!!!!” He was right…. Potatoes are an inanimate object…!!!! Have you ever asked yourself the question? “How do I get to heaven?” This is the question that the scholar […]

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Letter to a Suffering Church

Dear Parishioners, Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of WORD ON FIRE AND CATHOLIC MINISTRIES. He is also the Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California. He has been a priest for thirty-three years and a bishop for four years. On his own, writing as a Catholic, he published a book most recently Letter to a […]

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IHM Staff Changes

Dear Parishioners, I have always appreciated the phrase that: CHANGE IS GOOD, BUT, CHANGE IS DIFFICULT! But, I don’t believe there will be any difficulty here at IHM with a NEW CHANGE! At IHM we are experiencing a new change for RCIA and Sacramental Preparation this 2019-2020 year and there is goodness in that change! […]

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time © INTRO: “School’s out for summer”! Everybody loves that! But, with that will be the arrival of a new classroom grade, advancing to maybe a High School or a College…. New horizons! Some of us MAY LOOK BACK on the past and wish for it again, but, we know that […]

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