Homilies and Letters

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 2018

Intro; Growing up….. Our family had lots of family gatherings! That meant A LOT OF CHORES put on us kids!! And A LOT of work put upon our mom! (Somehow, Dad got to be free from all of this. ?????) Anyway, when we all were getting into the thick of getting everything ready for the […]

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Bequests Help Continue Parish Work

Dear Parishioners, BEQUESTS HELP CONTINUE PARISH WORK In life, Rudolph (Rudy) Hinderegger, blessed Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish with his faithful parish membership and giving his support to his wife, Jeanne, as she worked tirelessly for several years in IHM’s Ministry for the Needy program. In death, he continues to bless IHM’s Ministry for the […]

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Good Friday 2018

Intro: I HAVE a nephew who is now a freshman in HIGH SCHOOL. He’s typically a pretty happy kid. When he was in either kindergarten or first grade on break from school during holy week he came down for breakfast on GOOD FRIDAY morning. His mom and dad were at the table sipping coffee. He […]

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INTRO: FOOD is powerful!!!! Food has the ability to transport our senses to another world!! It can help us recall the memories of family….. Maybe it was your mom, who rolled out dough, chopped, sautéed, and blended which caused your family home to have wonderful aromas that brought you (and your stomach) excitement, smiles, anticipation, […]

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday (B) 2018 INTRO: Saint Peter’s Basilica is HUGE! Everything inside likewise……. HUGE in size. It’s awesome to behold and I was fortunate in 2008 to spend a considerable three month sabbatical in Rome and I visited this wonderful Basilica MANY, MANY, TIMES! I want to point out that the Altar of sacrifice, under […]

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Prayer For Seminarians

Dear Parishioners, We are blessed during our HOLY WEEK to have home from the seminary our two seminarians, Michael Bedell and Michael Garvin. They will either serving be at the altar or leading us in song, playing the organ. It is so gratifying to see their happiness and growth. May I please offer you a […]

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Faith Direct (E-Giving)

Dear Parishioners, I want to offer my thanks to parishioners and school families who have ventured into the technological world of e-giving with FAITH DIRECT for our church offertory. E-giving is a weekly or monthly offertory gift that is electronically done with one’s permission to the reputable company called FAITH DIRECT. We have a total […]

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Fourth Sunday of Lent (A) INTRO: It was an early diagnosis for me that my RIGHT EYE is “lazy”. They called it: amblyopia. People also have other kinds of physical blindness that is far worse than a lazy eye ……. that some of you may have; that some of you have gotten either through human […]

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Christ on the Corner

Dear Parishioners, Let’s show Cuyahoga Falls we serve others! Christ on the Corner Go Out To All The World Proclaiming The Good News Saturday, April 7th, 2018 is our parish day of service. A new event with plenty of opportunities to participate from you, allowing us to charitably assist the city and evangelize! The day […]

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INTRO: In my elementary school years it was a pattern that we twin brothers and sister, BEFORE we would go to school, we would go to daily Mass at our parish church. Things were so different in those years and we would actually attend Mass without a parent! Typically, Dad would drop us off on […]

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