Homilies and Letters

Planning for IHM Parish

Dear Parishioners, Some “behind the scenes planning” for IHM Parish! I put together in 2011 and 2012 a five-year plan, gleaning from comments many of you made who attended a town hall meeting in August of 2011. The Parish Pastoral Council and I listened to many of you speak about the past and the present […]

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Trinity Sunday – May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday (B) INTRO: I believe I mentioned to you that a couple of years ago….on a Mother’s Day….I received a “Mother’s Day” card!!!!!!!!!!! It was from my older sister…who was organizing and cleaning out some “MEMORIBILIA” of my mom’s. She died 9 years ago. What she found were several pictures of me and mom […]

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Servants for Christ

Dear Parishioners, Are you or any of your friends, family, or neighbors in need of help? Do you have an elderly neighbor who would appreciate a helping hand? Has there been a recent job loss – ongoing illness – or surgery that keeps them from completing tasks around their home? Let the teens from SERVANTS […]

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Pentecost Sunday – May 20, 2018

Pentecost Sunday (B) 2018 INTRO: Did you ever have one of those good days……when ALL IS GOING ALONG SMOOTHLY….. All is working out the way it is supposed to…… Everything is “flowing smoothly”? Here’s hoping for all of us to have many of these kinds of days! My niece Madeline just ran a ½ marathon […]

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Dear Parishioners, Catholic Charities in Summit County is joining the fight against opioid addiction. Thanks to the generosity of United Way of Summit County, the Summit ADM Board and the Catholic Charities Summit County Women’s Board, the staff will be helping individuals and families suffering with addiction. United Way of Summit County has identified, as […]

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Ascension Sunday – May 13, 2018

Ascension Sunday INTRO: Tell story of Father Don Dunson -friends since sixth grade -ordained together -during his years as a priest, Father Don became affected by the war torn country of the Sudan and the children “warriors”. After visiting and serving his summers in the Sudan he actually opened an ORPHANAGE for the children who […]

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Dear Parishioners, Announcing to you that the GAR Foundation has awarded three financial grants to Immaculate Heart of Mary School, totaling $39,000.00! We are so very blessed. The GAR Foundation, established in 1967 by Galen and Ruth Roush, began because of their desire to support the needs of those in the Greater Akron area community. […]

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INTRO: So, In 1982 I was APPOINTED to my first assignment as an associate pastor to HOLY NAME PARISH In 1987 I was appointed to my second assignment at Saint Christopher in ROCKY RIVER In 1992 I was appointed to Saint Mary in Chardon as an associate pastor In 1996 I was appointed as PASTOR […]

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Adoration Cards

Dear Parishioners, As you know, our church is open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday from 8:30-5:00. You are all welcome to stop in church during these hours, even for a few minutes, and spend some time with our Lord before the Blessed Sacrament. Many times, people come to Adoration to pray to […]

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INTRO: You all know I like to garden, but, it doesn’t take a horticulturalist, or a landscape architect to know the basic principal of why one does the act of cutting back your shrubs or plants. When one prunes……. it is all in order to STRENGTHEN the plant. I am sure you all believe this. […]

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