Homilies and Letters

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) INTRO: Most people prefer doing EASY over doing DIFFICULT. This is so natural. But in the life of a CHRISTIAN, a CATHOLIC, and a follower of JESUS …… we are expected to do DIFFICULT! We are supposed to do the challenging acts of loving all of our neighbors, good […]

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Dear Parishioners, More safety efforts coming to Immaculate Heart of Mary School Building! An important and BIG project was decided this past week to create an even more “safe” school building for all who use the school. Safety committee members, include myself, Kathy Friess, Jen Conti, Jeff Andrea, and Chief Davis prioritized the first need […]

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) INTRO: tell story of Father and little boy making the kite! A little boy and his father are making a KITE. They spend hours together carefully gluing the pinewood slats, fitting the delicate paper onto the frame, and fashioning the tail. Then on that first windy day father and […]

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Dear Parishioners, I am aware, for some of our parishioners, there remains a difficulty in hearing during the Mass. Therefore, after a bit of research with other parish churches, Bill Andrea conducted a study of certain companies that provide hearing assistance for those with hearing aids and or cochlear implants. In that research, Brown Audio […]

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Dear Parishioners, Is it RCIA or OCIA? In the near future this change will be in effect. Just keeping you updated! All of us know that things change, evolve, and develop. Most recently what was once called RCIA (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS) is now being called, OCIA (ORDER OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS)! […]

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Epiphany Homily – January 8, 2023

Epiphany 2023 INTRO: I remember my DAD always harping on LIGHTS!! ……………. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS! I guess my father was not a good CHRISTIAN, because CHRISTIANS aren’t supposed to turn off their lights… They are to be kept burning brightly! So, just what is this LIGHT OF CHRIST burning brightly in us? What is […]

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Dear Parishioners, As the new year begins, I am so grateful for your continued fidelity to making sure your offertory gets to us, especially when some of you are remaining home and live-streaming Mass due to COVID, age, and individual health concerns. You amazingly mail in or drop off these envelopes and for this I […]

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New Year’s Day Homily 2023 INTRO: My mom was a lot of fun to be with. My dad and she made many church friends …. And …. She had many “girlfriends” and socialized a lot with them. She was friendly to all… had this job “at the front desk” of our county library. It was […]

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