Homilies and Letters

Rosary Crusade – October 13, 2018

Dear Parishioners, The month of May and October have always been two months dedicated to praying the Rosary, and dedicated to Mary, Our Blessed Mother. Perhaps you can renew yourselves this October and dedicate time spent to praying the rosary. The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great […]

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Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: Matthew Kelly tells a story about a HAPPY business man named Paul who was in NEW YORK CITY pitching his marketing ideas MOST SUCCESSFULLY to this huge company. It ended up being the BEST MEETING HE HAD EVER HAD and every one of his team members was […]

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: I’ve got to say I grew up with a more tolerant MOM than DAD! MOM could let things slide, but not DAD. If we had certain chores to do, they had better be done. But you know how it is… I knew in my head I can get […]

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Fall Festival: September 29-30!

Dear Parishioners, This week begins the last minute “rush” to get the first Annual Fall Festival set up and ready to go for Saturday, September 29th, at 10:00am out on our fields through Sunday, September 30th at 6:00pm. A remarkable volunteer committee began this opportunity for raising significant funds for the school, replacing a twice […]

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: “What board games have you played?” When we were kids, our parents every now and then would BUY us kids a board game. We would go to the kitchen table open up the game… all excited… and “What’s the first thing that is found when you first open […]

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Faith Direct

Dear Parishioners, Perhaps you have been thinking about it and need information about FAITH DIRECT, our electronic auto withdrawal system for your weekly or monthly church offertory. I first offer my thanks to parishioners and school families who have ventured into the technological world of e-giving with FAITH DIRECT for your church offertory gift. E-giving […]

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Healing Time Again!

Dear Parishioners, “Healing time again”! Father Ralph Thomas has been struggling with his walking due to his bad knees. It has finally been decided by Father to begin the process of “knee replacements”. On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 he will undergo surgery on one knee and after that surgery he will need rehab for several […]

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22nd Sunday in ordinary time 2018 INTRO: Sometimes the end of summer and beginning of school for some of our young people and those in the work force have us “shopping” for new clothes for school, or new clothes for work. So did we BUY the right things???? EXPLAIN: I am the uncle of three […]

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IHM School News!

Dear Parishioners, It has been an exciting summer getting ready for the opening of our IHM elementary school. Our Principal, Mrs. Kathy Friess always takes an initiative to meet with our faculty and staff on behalf of the Catholic elementary education for our 273 students and 13 children in Pre-K. She meets with the faculty […]

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McIntyre Fund Helps Many!

Dear Parishioners, The McIntyre Fund, a restricted bank account at Immaculate Heart of Mary, has once again helped parishioner school families significantly! Prior to his retirement in 1978, the first pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Father Thomas McIntyre, established this fund to assist with tuition for elementary school families of the parish in financial […]

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