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Dear Members and Friends of Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Joseph Parishes,
Cheerful summer greetings to all of you! As many of you have busy days and evenings during this time of year, please remember to include attending Sunday Mass and daily prayer in your schedules. I realize many of you are getting used to the new Mass schedule at each parish. This month begins my writing a combined calendar letter for each parish. As we are worshiping together more frequently, I hope the activities in each parish will also encourage crossing Mahoning Ave to enjoy the gifts each parish enjoys.
I have been pastoring both St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary since July 1, 2021. I have been the canonical pastor at IHM since 2017. I anticipated this development when I accepted the assignment to St. Joseph in 2009. Initially, most parishioners at both churches will not notice much of a change (other than the mass schedule changes) but in the next few years we will be cooperating with each other in more areas of parish life. The Holy Spirit will continue to guide us as we move forward.
The big event at IHM that will soon be upon us is the Rummage Sale. Here is the schedule:
Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, the event will be held from Noon -7:00pm.
Sunday, July 3, the event is Noon -5:00pm.
There are many rummage goods available as well as clothing and linens. There will also be a Basket Raffle, a 50/50 drawing, and the Annual IHM Raffle with a grand prize of $3000.00. The winners of these games of chance will be selected on Sunday at 4:00pm. The Knights of Columbus will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage sandwiches every day of the Rummage Sale. Please come and take part in this important fundraising event and enjoy the hospitality.
Here are a few other highlights of the month of July.