Homilies and Letters

Dear Parishioners, I feel like there are so many things to catch you up on.  There is never a dull day here at IHM! Father Ralph is back at the Rectory slowly rehabbing his hip with exercise, but, in addition to him coming home “something” happened to the heal of his foot, making it a […]

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) INTRO: tell story of Hide-n-Seek……”being found”! Hide-n-Seek, I was pretty good at finding the right spot to hide in. I was a smaller sized child and I was “fast”! So I could find really good places! ONE TIME I had found a place under our back porch steps!! It […]

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Dear Parishioners, Many have asked me if IHM School is opening its doors this August. The answer is YES as Opening Day is set for Wednesday, August 19, 2020! What IHM School is presenting to all students and their parents/guardians are “options” for this school year. The first “option” is letting the students have an […]

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) INTRO: There is an old JEWISH legend about Moses….It says when Moses stretched out his staff to divide the water of the Red Sea for the people to cross over….it didn’t divide!!!! ???? The Red Sea ONLY divided when an old couple, HAND IN HAND, lovingly, faithfully, and bravely […]

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Dear Parishioners, I haven’t had time to write lately as so many things surrounding COVID-19, getting ready for the opening of school, and a few surprise maintenance projects to deal with have kept me pretty well occupied. I will say though that life is good here even being FULL of work and ministry. I am […]

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2020 “Do you UNDERSTAND all these things? They answered, yes!” INTRO: UNDERSTANDING; the greatest gift from God! ———————————————————————————— In grade school, high school, and college, I struggled with MATH. I just couldn’t get it, nor understood it at all. I memorized numbers, fractions, but, not much else. In theology […]

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Dear Parishioners, SAYING “AMEN” WITH YOU MASK ON! Sorry for being so straightforward, but, again, health professionals and the protocols from the CDC, Center for Disease Control, all agree that while in a public space (such as attending Mass) masks remain ON while speaking. Therefore, the proper Holy Communion reception is to say AMEN to […]

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Dear Parishioners, COVID – 19 life continues to baffle us. Please stay positive that God will lead us all through this. By patient endurance and diligence to our Governor’s directives we will be vindicated. I pray the sooner the better. I want to address the Sunday 8:00 AM Mass which we haven’t had since March […]

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DENNIS SMITH IS HIGH AGAIN ….. in the sky! Dear Parishioners, In the last few weeks, Dennis Smith, Full Time Maintenance here at IHM was “mechanically” lifted to the skies to perform various repairs on our buildings having the use of this rented machine. He is NOT AFRAID OF HEIGHTS! He was diligently safety careful […]

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16TH Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2020 Intro: I know many clever and good teachers, but, one in particular has a unique action in her classroom. Every Friday afternoon this teacher asks her fifth grade class to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children they would like to […]

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