Homilies and Letters

IHM School News!

Dear Parishioners, It has been an exciting summer getting ready for the opening of our IHM elementary school. Our Principal, Mrs. Kathy Friess always takes an initiative to meet with our faculty and staff on behalf of the Catholic elementary education for our 273 students and 13 children in Pre-K. She meets with the faculty […]

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McIntyre Fund Helps Many!

Dear Parishioners, The McIntyre Fund, a restricted bank account at Immaculate Heart of Mary, has once again helped parishioner school families significantly! Prior to his retirement in 1978, the first pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Father Thomas McIntyre, established this fund to assist with tuition for elementary school families of the parish in financial […]

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: I found this story…. Thirteen-year-old “Jeremiah” was about to celebrate his bar mitzvah. His grandmother, whom he called “Bubby”, asked what he’d like for a present. This 13-year-old, who could have asked his grandmother for anything in the world, but he said: “Bubby, I’d like you to make […]

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Mass Schedule: September 29-30

Dear Parishioners, I know you are hearing and reading a lot about the first-ever annual Fall Festival. The committee continues to work very hard to put together so many details for this huge event, scheduled for the last weekend in September – Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th! I also am appreciative of so […]

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Get Your Fall Festival Tickets!

Dear Parishioners, In less than two months is the first ever IHM FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER, raising significant monies to contribute to the operations of the parish day school and keeping tuition at a subsidized and low rate as possible. The committee, consisting of IHM alumni, student parents, and parish members, has been working hard all […]

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: I do not have one of those fit bits, but I know I walk at least 10,000 steps a day! I have always walked FAST!!! I remember walking with my mom and dad, sisters and brother to church. We parked in the farthest away parking lot across the […]

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Rest in Peace, Father Rathfon

Dear Parishioners, This past week IHM celebrated the funeral mass for Father John Roy Rathfon, pastor emeritus of our parish.  It was a beautiful liturgy, celebrated with over 150 parishioners, 50 some priests, two bishops, and the entire traditional choir!  Many commented how terrific it was and IT WAS a fitting tribute. Father was diagnosed […]

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Keep An Eye on Brick Buildings

Dear Parishioners, I was taught early on in my priesthood from good pastors that it is always important to “keep an eye on” your brick buildings for deteriorating mortar. When mortar is in a weakened condition, it causes moisture to break down the stone or brick masonry wall and possibly cause moisture problems behind it. […]

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: A father took his two daughters, ages 3 and 6, shopping for a new bicycle for the older daughter. Jenna picked out a “SHINY” pink bike, with a banana seat and training wheels!!! Andrea, the younger daughter, decided she wanted one as well!!! Dad explained to her that […]

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Intro: I have some friends, who, not too long ago, decided to build their own home. I remember that they were overwhelmed at first with MANY decisions as to what the house would look like. They met with different builders and contractors and finally made the decision as to […]

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