Homilies and Letters

Third Sunday of Easter (A) 2020 INTRO: I see more and more people, spending time walking around these days during this pandemic …. Right here on Portage Trail; husbands and wives, families; even Kira and Jeff from the Life Teen Band took their 3 kids to INDIGO LAKE the other day for a nature hike…trying […]

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Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter! “Be strong in the Lord and put on the armor of God!” I continue to miss us being together in our church, but have had the delightful experiences of “picturing you” in our church, where you sit, kneel, and stand!! You know, everyone has their special seat and YOU continue to […]

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Easter Vigil – April 11, 2020

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 2020 INTRO: I was never very good in GEOGRAPHY… navigating a map, where’s east west north or south… I still have a difficult time saying “I have to go UP to Cleveland”! LOL Anyway, there is a bit of “symbolic” GEOGRAPHY to point out tonight! Jesus was born […]

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Good Friday – April 10, 2020

GOOD FRIDAY 2020 INTRO: I am sure you all have seen pictures or may even have visited SAINT PETER’S BASILICA. Try and imagine that high altar and the Bernini columns holding up the baldachin over the altar… BREATHTAKING. When I did visit Rome in 2008 the art tour guide took us priests on a tour […]

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Holy Thursday – April 9, 2020

Holy Thursday 2020 INTRO There is a set place for you and me…… + When we were kids ….. There was a set place for each of us at the dinner table. I was always to the right of my father…. I was a S L O W – eater and he could help me […]

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Dear Parishioners, As we prepare for the Triduum I want to remind you that you are welcome to view the live stream of Holy Thursday Mass (7:00pm), Good Friday Service (3:00pm) and Easter Vigil (7:30pm) at http://ihmcfo.org/live-stream/ or directly on Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Facebook page. Please join us! Similar to the virtual activity we […]

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Dear Parishioners, You are amazing! The amount of mailed in envelopes for your weekly offertory this past week is HUGE! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for considering us and remembering us with your offertory! The running or the church and school continue during this pandemic and so the expenses still need to […]

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