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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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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Mass Schedule: September 29-30

Dear Parishioners, I know you are hearing and reading a lot about the first-ever annual Fall Festival. The committee continues to work very hard to put together so many details for this huge event, scheduled for the last weekend in September – Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th! I also am appreciative of so […]

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