Dear Parishioners, I had the wonderful opportunity to make a retreat this summer from this past Sunday night, July 18 through Wednesday night July 20. The retreat presenters were Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and Ralph Martin. A retreat is meant for “stepping back” from pastoral duties to “go forward” in our spiritual lives with the […]

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Dear Parishioners, Time flies! I cannot believe that we have been LIVESTREAMING MASS for over two years! This outreach evangelization effort needs a few more people to provide video streaming of the 10:00am Sunday Mass, and sometimes livestreaming other events, such as Holy Week, etc. For the most part we have relied upon one person, […]

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Dear Parishioners, SAVE THE DATE FOR AN IHM EVANGELIZATION OPPORTUNITY The Diocesan Vicar for Evangelization, Father Damian Ference, selected IHM as a perfect Summit County location for this evangelization effort. I am excited about it! The idea behind #9NightsCLE is to open nine strategically chosen churches in the diocese of Cleveland on nine consecutive nights […]

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Dear Parishioners, The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland commissioned this logo to recognize the convergence of three major events: our participation in Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality, our partaking in the National Eucharistic Revival, and the joyful celebration of our 175th anniversary as a diocese. Many blessings, Fr. Jim

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Dear Parishioners, “What the world needs is God’s love; it needs to encounter Christ and to believe in him. The Eucharist is thus the source and summit not only of the Church’s life, but also of her mission.” -Sacramentum Caritatis, #84 Over the next three years, every Catholic diocese, parish, school, apostolate, and family is […]

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Dear Parishioners, We lost a tree and now we GAINED a tree! In this past early spring one of the yellow maple trees on Portage Trail became “split.” The tree trunk seemingly “cracked” and was dangerously hanging over the parking lot. Not wanting a huge wind to cause the limbs to break off and “perhaps” […]

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Dear Parishioners, Summer is fast approaching and while our IHM Elementary School is out capital projects begin. Flat roofs (not shingles yet) begin being re-done a.       Church b.       Rectory c.       Convent Gym floor of the PCC will be refinished Concrete sidewalks around the church repaired Lillis Drive “apron” into the school lot being repaired Lillis Drive sidewalk being […]

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Dear Parishioners, Let us all rejoice in this wonderful news! We continue to pray for Bishop-elect Woost. Many blessings, Father Jim (Diocese of Cleveland Website, May 9, 2022) Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Cleveland Pope Francis has appointed the Rev. Michael G. Woost as auxiliary bishop of Cleveland. Bishop-elect Woost […]

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