Homilies and Letters

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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A Fresh Look!

Dear Parishioners, A FRESH LOOK! One summer project has begun. A fresh coat of paint is bringing new life to the entrance of our Parish Community Center and our McIntyre Room. Likewise, new carpeting and flooring will also to be added to complete the change. Deluxe vinyl flooring called “Aspen Peak” will be used along […]

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4:30pm homily on June 24, 2018 INTRO: I remember being so excited, I was 9 years old, and my mom was pregnant and our parents said we could choose NAMES for the baby!! Oh wonderful…. Well I used to watch MISS BARBARA on TV a lot and so I kept asking for that name if […]

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Dear Parishioners, Our FALL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE cordially invites you to an underwriting opportunity. All fundraisers have these wonderful friends who recognize the behind-the-scenes hard work and costs of all fundraising events. These underwriting opportunity donations help accomplish all the initial necessary costs to put on the festival. In other words, these donations become the “starter […]

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) HAPPY FATHER’S DAY…DADS! INTRO: It is amazing the things I remember about my youth!! One thing I remember is my KINDERGARTEN REPORT CARD! Can you believe that? I was astounded at it, mainly because it COMPARED me………………..to my twin brother!!! On this report card were listed skills that a […]

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Dear Parishioners, Parishes and parishes with schools are always doing some kind of fundraising. Pastors appreciate the spirit of involvement and the results. At the end of September there will be the first-ever FALL FESTIVAL of this kind bringing together parishioners and residents of the Cuyahoga Falls community. It will be two days of continuous […]

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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: Tell the story of who is the most popular in school. PATRICK IS!!! WHY? He gives me the HIGH FIVE!!!! What is it about that action? Or the “fist bump”? It really makes a point that we are congratulating each other or we are united to each other […]

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Corpus Christi – June 3, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST INTRO: A high school student was walking down the street, past a house where a small child on a porch was S T R E C H I N G to reach the doorbell. No matter how hard the small child tried he couldn’t reach […]

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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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