Homilies and Letters

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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Dear Parishioners, IHM was gifted with grant money last year to purchase for the whole parish a wonderful on-line educational Catholic subscription called FORMED.ORG and so it was FREE for the entire parish to use. I purchased it again and it is FREE for you to use. I wonder if all of you realize the […]

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INTRO: Last month my father was suffering from an UTI. He’s 89 now and lives in a nursing home ……… in a special unit for Alzheimer’s disease. He needs to be there. While he has wonderful care where he resides, medical, physical, socialization care, and spiritual care…. additional care does come from his children and […]

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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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