Homilies and Letters

Children’s Remembrance Gardens

Dear Parishioners, A late springtime outdoor project will be getting underway. It will be the creation of two Remembrance Gardens that face Portage Trail on the south east and south west side walls of the church. The landscaping portion is under the direction of an Eagle Scout Seth Carr who has begun seeking out donations […]

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A Night Under the Stars

Dear Parishioners, A Night Under the Stars + Life Teen Youth Ministry Annual Fundraiser An evening out is being planned for the adults of the parish! It will be right here, at the Parish Community Center, on Friday evening April 20th, 2018 doors open at 6:30pm where Kira and Jeff Andrea, and the Life Teen […]

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INTRO: When we were children it was required to have a paper route and then to save money by INVESTING into a savings bank: having a “Christmas Club” account! We would have to put “some” of what we made collecting money from the customers on our paper route into the savings bank. From these investments […]

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Dear Parishioners, Our parish mission statement calls us as a parishioner to LOVE GOD + MAKE DISCIPLES + THROUGH MARY. The Blessed Mother of Fatima is our patroness for Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. It is through her that we LOVE GOD AND MAKE DISCIPLES! As I learn more and more about our patroness, I […]

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Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 2018

Intro; Growing up….. Our family had lots of family gatherings! That meant A LOT OF CHORES put on us kids!! And A LOT of work put upon our mom! (Somehow, Dad got to be free from all of this. ?????) Anyway, when we all were getting into the thick of getting everything ready for the […]

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Bequests Help Continue Parish Work

Dear Parishioners, BEQUESTS HELP CONTINUE PARISH WORK In life, Rudolph (Rudy) Hinderegger, blessed Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish with his faithful parish membership and giving his support to his wife, Jeanne, as she worked tirelessly for several years in IHM’s Ministry for the Needy program. In death, he continues to bless IHM’s Ministry for the […]

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Good Friday 2018

Intro: I HAVE a nephew who is now a freshman in HIGH SCHOOL. He’s typically a pretty happy kid. When he was in either kindergarten or first grade on break from school during holy week he came down for breakfast on GOOD FRIDAY morning. His mom and dad were at the table sipping coffee. He […]

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INTRO: FOOD is powerful!!!! Food has the ability to transport our senses to another world!! It can help us recall the memories of family….. Maybe it was your mom, who rolled out dough, chopped, sautéed, and blended which caused your family home to have wonderful aromas that brought you (and your stomach) excitement, smiles, anticipation, […]

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday (B) 2018 INTRO: Saint Peter’s Basilica is HUGE! Everything inside likewise……. HUGE in size. It’s awesome to behold and I was fortunate in 2008 to spend a considerable three month sabbatical in Rome and I visited this wonderful Basilica MANY, MANY, TIMES! I want to point out that the Altar of sacrifice, under […]

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Prayer For Seminarians

Dear Parishioners, We are blessed during our HOLY WEEK to have home from the seminary our two seminarians, Michael Bedell and Michael Garvin. They will either serving be at the altar or leading us in song, playing the organ. It is so gratifying to see their happiness and growth. May I please offer you a […]

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