Homilies and Letters

Holy Family Sunday 2017

INTRO: I was diagnosed at a very early age with poor eyesight. I used to run around fast and turn corners, but never quite making it and ended up smacking into the door jamb! At one point, they put a SPACE HELMET on me to protect me and finally realized…something wrong with his eyes! The […]

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Funeral Homily for Dave DiGirolamo

David DiGirolamo Funeral Homily Thursday December 28, 2017 6:00pm IHM INTRO:​ When I was at the seminary in my last few years of studying for the priesthood a new priest faculty member joined our seminary. He was quite brilliant, had written books that were published, and sort of let others know that he did all […]

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What’s in a name? Do you know how you got your name? My name is “JAMES EDWARD”. Of course, I am called “Father Jim” by you and some of my family calls me “Jimmy”, some of them spell “Jimmy” with a “Y” at the end and some spell it with an “IE” (don’t ask me […]

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The Beggar’s Bowl

One day a great KING was travelling through his Kingdom when he met an old beggar carrying a large bowl. “What can I do to help you, old man?” “There is nothing you can do for me, sire.” “What do you mean? I am the KING! I possess unlimited power and wealth. I can fulfill […]

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Grateful Giving

Dear Parishioners, Your response to the at home mailings for the GRATEFUL GIVING RENEWAL program that Finance Council and I initiated in early September has helped IHM attend to the growing annual costs of utilities and health care benefits. Your ability to offer more weekly financial support adds up to a 10% increase! For this […]

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Advent

Dear Parishioners, The four weeks of Advent is a time when we prepare to celebrate the expectation of the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.  During this time period of four weeks, we hear at Mass all kinds of prophetic readings about this “coming birth” and  we hear other stories that teach us about living […]

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11/19/17 – Mission Statement & Fatima

Dear Parishioners, Love God. Make Disciples. Through Mary. This is our parish mission statement. This is the reason to be a parish church community at Immaculate Heart of Mary. It should be understood by all as a reason one chooses to be a member of IHM. For example; “I belong to IHM, to express my […]

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11/12/17 – Mass Schedule Change

Dear Parishioners, Allow me to re-cap the reasons for bringing about the need to change the Sunday morning Mass times from three masses to two masses: Capacity in the church is sufficient for comfortable mass attendance when combining the now three Sunday morning masses into the proposed two Sunday morning masses. We will add more […]

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