Homilies and Letters

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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INTRO: I had a couple of nicknames growing up… 1. one was “Jimbo” 2. another was “JAMIE” 3. The one I received in High School …. I won’t tell you!!! LOL But, We do “nickname” people in our lives, out of “affection” for the person. Many times we “shorten” their names too: Unfortunately, we may […]

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Dear Parishioners, I have made a prayerful decision to attend an important luncheon at the end of March. It is a luncheon at Quaker Station for Summit County diverse leaders from business, education, arts, and community service. We will come together to move Akron and Summit County forward through honest conversation about race. The goal […]

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INTRO -There’s a cute commercial on TV that I have seen a couple of times…it’s an ad for choosing between chocolate milk TRUMOO and white milk and it shows a red devil and a white angel both speaking to the person the pros and cons of TRUMOO chocolate and white milk causing the person to […]

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Diocesan Evening of Confession

Dear Parishioners, WHY CONFESSION? Confession is an opportunity to feel the presence of God’s love and mercy.  It is an occasion to feel a graced moment on our spiritual journey. Confession is an opening to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ.  After we have confessed our sins, received guidance and penance from the priest, […]

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Be One Body – First Sunday of Lent

INTRO: Years ago in my first years as a priest, I was hearing school kids confessions… Children were coming to me FACE TO FACE and I watched this third grader…. Really prim and proper… hands folded in the best expression of holiness … smiling … and sits down. We made the sign of the cross […]

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Sacrament of Confirmation 2018

Dear Parishioners, The eighth graders of our parish are in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. They work on “church community service” as part of their preparation realizing that to “belong” to a church means getting involved in the projects, ministry, and activities of their parish. They are instructed during their PSR and day school […]

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