Homilies and Letters

First Sunday of Advent © INTRO: I went to the seminary for HIGH SCHOOL, which meant I attended a boarding school for my HIGH SCHOOL days. At 14, I left home and went to live at Borromeo, coming home for a THANKSGIVING, Christmas, and Easter holiday only to go back to the seminary. I LOVED […]

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Hip Surgery for Jeff Mills

Dear Parishioners, Over the last several months, Jeff Mills, our parish Music Director, has been experiencing pain in his right hip, which most recently has INCREASED to almost unbearable! Doctors have advised him to have a hip replacement as soon as possible. Their collective decision is that Jeff would undergo surgery on Thursday, December 27, […]

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: The other day early in the morning I was driving WEST. I noticed the other drivers, who were driving EAST, right into the rising sun…. they were all wearing SUNGLASSES!!! VERY SMART of them….. Because they wanted to SEE!!! Isn’t that true of all of us…..???? We want […]

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Best Advent Ever

Dear Parishioners, I’d like to invite you to join me and our fellow parishioners for the BEST ADVENT EVER! It is a free email program from Dynamic Catholic. Yes, it means using a desktop computer, tablet, iPhone, smartphone, or iPad. WHAT IS BEST ADVENT EVER? HOW DOES IT WORK? Once again, it’s a free email […]

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IHM Parish Christmas Party!

Dear Parishioners, Parties bring out the “fun” in us and the “joy of life”. So, LET’S PARTY! I am going on my 8th CHRISTMAS here at IHM and we have NEVER really had a parish PARTY, so, in an effort to bring about more socializing and community spirit I am inviting you to a CHRISTMAS […]

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Dear Parishioners, I am pleased to offer to all of you, this weekend, the Annual REPORT ON PARISH LIFE for the fiscal year of July 2017 through June 2018.  They are distributed at the ends of the pews.  They also will be found in the news racks by all of our entrances, at the Rectory, […]

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: “What is it about wanting to be first?” I remember (and I am dating myself!!!!!) I would always run to the car BECAUSE I wanted the front seat!! Also… In school, I always wanted to be the first CALLED ON to do something for the teacher……….or…….the first one […]

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) God’s power! INTRO: QUESTION: What are we supposed to learn today? – sell everything? – follow the commandments? – be careful of being wealthy? – Who is the MAIN CHARACTER? – The RICH guy? – Jesus? – Disciples? – Children? A lot of times the expectation in MOVIES, BOOKS, […]

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Four Courageous Conversations

Dear Parishioners, The Catholic Church Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis has been on my mind since the beginning of August and I think often of you and how you are doing knowing of this crisis. I am sorry to say that I couldn’t find an appropriate opportunity sooner to provide a time to gather as “church” […]

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: Dum, dum, da dum…. Dum, dum, da dum Tell story of the NEW PRIEST… -all excited for his FIRST wedding -not sure how many of you know the details of the ROMAN MISSAL, but this new priest was “still” fumbling a bit with the pages/ritual HE WANTED TO […]

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