Homilies and Letters

Holy Week is Upon Us….

Dear Parishioners, Holy Week is upon us. Think about attending the Triduum services this week as part of your spiritual growth. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday at 7:00pm Friday of the Passion of the Lord at either 3:00pm or 7:00pm Night Watch of the Resurrection on Saturday at 7:30pm Also, this will […]

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Fifth Sunday of Lent (A) 2019 INTRO: SERVERS Ropes in KNOTS explained When kids begin to serve here at IHM they simply CANNOT tie a knot with these ropes that go around their waist. It is so funny. Kids at first, when they come to serve, just cannot tie a knot… Joanne Urbank, the sacristan […]

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Dear Parishioners, LITURGICAL CHANGE COMING FOR IHM MASSES THE STANDING POSTURE It is always good to plan and think ahead. So this pastor letter is to prepare us that the entire diocese will unite in a liturgical posture of standing After the Lamb of God, For the singing of the entire communion song, and During […]

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Fourth Sunday in Lent © INTRO: They always call this story… The Prodigal Son… the wild son who RAN AWAY!! I don’t believe I have ever told you that I ran away from home ONCE!! (Is there anyone here who also has RUN AWAY from home???) Yes, I was probably five years OLD… and feeling […]

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Dear Parishioners, LITURGICAL CHANGE COMING FOR IHM MASSES THE STANDING POSTURE It is always good to plan and think ahead. So this pastor letter is to prepare us that the entire diocese will unite in a liturgical posture of standing After the Lamb of God, For the singing of the entire communion song, and During […]

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Funeral Homily for John E. Singler

Funeral homily for John E Singler Monday, March 25, 2019 INTRO: Who out there has a BUCKET LIST?? People come up with all kinds of dangerous or exciting things to do and see before they die. I think that could be fun. I’ve never really done one…. so…….I guess I’m a bit boring and unadventurous. […]

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Third Sunday of Lent © INTRO: So… what are these? WATER BOTTLES!!! Remember I am OLD… when we were kids… we never had water bottles ???? When did all this “drinking” water out of a bottle become fashionable??? I suppose when they started building health clubs beyond the YMCA… not sure, but, water DOES help […]

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Why I Love Being Catholic

Dear Parishioners, For this Lent and upcoming Easter Season parishioners will be offered at the doors of the church and tables in the sanctuary a free book as a gift for all of you. One per family, as we were gifted with 1,000 books! First come, first serve. “Why I Love Being Catholic” is an […]

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Second Sunday in Lent © INTRO: Are you worried about the future? For Our church….. Our society….. Our safety in a crowded place, like a church or a mosque….. Your family’s well-being….. There is a lot of worry out there…. Am I RIGHT? Worrying about the future, because it is so uncertain and a bit […]

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Dear Parishioners, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and welcome to these continuing 40 days of Lenten retreat. Hope you are all doing well with your Lenten resolutions. Around the corner is an event coming our way, Date Night – To remember why you first fell in love! Jen Ricard has worked beautifully over the last several […]

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