Dear Parishioners, It is never too early to plan for BIG EVENTS.  I have always believed BIG Committee – BIG results, SMALL committee – small results! This year the annual FALL FESTIVAL will be Friday, September 27, Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, 2019. Consider joining Sue Dunbar and Tana Ruester, the CO-CHAIRS of […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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