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                                                                            "Happy Father's Day"
                                       "God our Father bless these men, that they may find strength as fathers.
                                                       Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
                                                                Grant that we, their sons and daughters, 
                                           May honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Amen."

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The General Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and the Holy Days of Obligation has been reinstated - This was decided by the Bishops of Ohio and took effect in each of the six Dioceses of Ohio the weekend of June 5-6, 2021 (the Feast of Corpus Christi). Those who are ill or have significant health risks are still dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass.

Most of the restrictions that were put into place for our health protection from COVID-19 will now be removed. This comes from Bishop Edward Malesic's letter dated May 21, 2021. This is a summary of the letter.

     Facemasks are no longer required, but are strongly suggested for those who have not yet received the vaccine or       are other wise vulnerable.

     Social distancing is no longer required.

     The sign of peace is permitted. It should be exchanged without physical contact between persons who are not of         the same family or household.

     Holy Communion: The distribution of the Precious Blood (wine) remains suspended until further notice.

     Hand sanitizers and facemasks will continue to be available near the church doors.

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On December 8, 2020, the 50th Anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis proclaimed a Year of Saint Joseph from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.

                                                                      Prayer to St. Joseph

"Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father, and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen."


March 19th - St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
May 1st - St. Joseph the Worker
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                                                                       MASS SCHEDULE
                        (8:00 AM DAILY MASS IS IN THE CONVENT CHAPEL MONDAY THRU SATURDAY. DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 AM)

SATURDAY        June 19             
                              8:00 am          Kimberley Cummings - Birthday Blessings
                              4:00 pm      + Rita Drabek

SUNDAY             June 20           Father's Day
                             8:00 am       + Gerry Scott, and Morton, Evelyn and Ron Furman
                           10:00 am       + Deceased of the Mysliwski & Konkalo Families
                           12:00 pm          Claudette & Ron Burke - Blessing on their 55th Wedding Anniversary

MONDAY           June 21                       
                             8:00 am        + Evelyn Furman (Birthday Remembrance)

TUESDAY          June 22             
                             8:00 am        + Deceased of the Struna Family

WEDNESDAY   June 23
                             8:00 am            For Our Parish Family

THURSDAY       June 24
                             8:00 am           Stephen & Gloria Latran - Wedding Anniversary

FRIDAY              June 25             
                             8:00 am       + Don Eizember (Birthday Remembrance)

SATURDAY        June 26
                              8:00 am          Christopher Cesen - Birthday Blessings
                              4:00 pm       + Edward Lutch

SUNDAY             June 27           
                             8:00 am        + Catherine & Clarence Knapik
                            10:00 am       + Kazimierz & Irena Zlotkowski
                            12:00 pm       + Kathy Kobylinski

(+) DECEASED

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Annual Mission Appeal will be given the weekend of June 26 & 27 at all of our Masses. This appeal is a part of the Missionary Cooperation Program for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith. There will be a second collection for this purpose. Fr. Dennis S. Mrosso, AJ, Chaplain at Marymount Hospital will be here to make this appeal. He is a member of the Apostles of Jesus. It is the first Religious Missionary Institute founded in Africa in 1968. Today the Apostles of Jesus number over 400 priests and brothers serving all over the world including many dioceses, health care institutions and schools in the U.S.

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We keep in our prayers John R. James who has died. May his soul and those of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

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Donations to IHM - We have received a donation in memory of Richard Brezowski from Shirley Laquatra. Attendees from St. Mary's Cemetery Memorial Mass, Bob and Judith Zolkowski, also made a donation in memory of the Zolkowski Family. We thank all of them for their generosity to our parish.

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In case you have been wondering about these parish activities, the Summer Social at Klima Gardens held in August, and a Reverse Raffle held in our hall during the fall are cancelled this year 2021 because of COVID-19. The Parish Pastoral Council has resurrected the "Silent Carnival" as a parish fundraiser.  

The Silent Carnival Envelopes have been mailed. They were mailed Monday, May 24, 2021 with a First Class stamp on them. (320 envelopes at a cost of $176.00). Hopefully all registered parishioners (those who receive their monthly donation envelopes through the mail) will receive the Silent Carnival Envelopes in a reasonable amount of time. if you do not receive it, please contact the rectory office (216-341-2734).

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The Mass Intention Book for 2022 will open on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - To schedule in person, please come to the rectory, WEDNESDAYSTHURSDAYS OR FRIDAYS9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At this time, only two weekend Masses will be permitted per every five intentions scheduled. To accommodate those with a work-schedule conflict, homebound, traveling a long distance, or due to the coronavirus, WE WILL ACCEPT REQUESTS IN WRITINGThese may be mailed to the rectory (6700 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio  44105) or put into the slot on the rectory office door (do not put it into the mailbox). You may also place it in the Sunday collection basket. Please mark the envelope, "Mass Intentions" and include in it your namephone number, the name for whom the Mass is intendedMass dateMass time and stipend. The stipend for a Mass intention is the diocesan recommended $10. Please make checks out to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. If you have a special anniversary to celebrate DO NOT WAIT until the last minute to schedule it. Thank you.

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Parish Finance Council will meet Thursday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the rectory. Please leave a message for Father Hudak at 216-341-2734, if you are unable to attend the meeting. 

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Weekly Donations:  
                                      05/23/21   -   $2,621.00 (R&R - $868.00)
                                      05/30/21   -   $2,099.00 (R&R - $252.00)
                                      06/06/21   -   $3,619.00 (R&R - $520.00)
                                      06/13/21   -   $2,199.00 (R&R - $696.00)
                                      06/20/21   -   $  

As a reminder, for those still unable to attend Mass at church, your envelope donations are vital for the financial well-being of our parish. Please mail your envelope, or put it into the slot on the rectory office door (do not put it into the mailbox). The bills continue to come on a regular basis as you are personally aware of during this pandemic. IHM parish needs your regular donations during this difficult time to pay them too. 

"THANK YOU" to all who have donated to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in these very difficult times! You remain in my prayers. Fr. Ralph Hudak

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Sunday Mass attendance during the Coronavirus Crisis: 

                                        4:00 p.m.                    8:00 a.m.                    10:00 a.m.                    12:00 p.m.                       
May 22/23                          41                               40                                126                                 29 
May 29/30                          39                               29                                  97                                 38 
June 5/6                              48                               37                                136                                 27   
June 12/13                          36                               33                                104                                 28                          

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The FEST - A Day of faith, Family and Fun is back! - The FEST will take place on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at a new location (Brookside Reservation of the Metroparks, 3900 John Nagy Blvd. in Cleveland) with both in-person and virtual components. You will enjoy a day full of messages of faith and inspiration, songs from national Christian bands and so much more! No matter which experience you and your family choose, you will be able to do all of the things you love to do on The FEST day. Check out all the details at www.theFEST.us.

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District Pre-Baptism Class for parents will be held at St. John Nepomucene Church, Fleet Avenue at East 50th Street on Sunday, July 18 at 11:30 a.m. Call the parish office during regular business hours to register or for more information 216-641-8444. Those who are unvaccinated or at risk, please consider wearing a face covering.

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The City of Cleveland has launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Program for individuals who are homebound - For individuals who have not received a COVID-109 vaccination yet due to being homebound or bedridden, Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland have a vaccination program to vaccinate individuals in their home. A homebound person includes those who need the help of another person, a walker or a wheelchair to leave their home, or their medical provider believes that their health or illness could get worse if they leave their home, therefore, they do not typically leave their home. To check eligibility and register yourself or a loved one, please contact the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging as they are providing screening for eligibility at 216-621-0303.

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Are you in the process of moving? - In order to serve you the best way possible, we need your current information
Any changes in your family information should be updated with the Parish Office. Thank you.

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"Catholic Charities is making a Difference - $100,000 Match" - Throughout the month of June, which is "Mental Health & Addiction Service Awareness Month", the Catholic Charities Annual Appeal will raise funds and awareness for Catholic Charities Mental Health & Addictions Services through an online social media campaign. Thanks to a generous donor, all donations will be matched up to $100,000. Visit: Catholic Community.org/HEALTH to make double the impact, and support these important programs and services across all eight counties in the Diocese of Cleveland. For more information or to make a donation by phone, contact Sarah Yantek at 216-696-6525 x 1049. On behalf of those who will receive help and hope from your support THANK YOU!

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2021 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal - As of April 30, over 28,600 faithful individuals have donated more that $10.9 million to Catholic Charities Annual Appeal. Here at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish47 parishioners have pledged $6,611 toward our parish goal of $10,436. That is 63.35% of our overall goal. Your financial support makes a difference and transforms lives. Thank you! 

If you have not had a chance to make a gift, please visit CatholicCommunity.org/Donate, text CCHOPE to 44114, or mail your donation to the Catholic Community Foundation at 1404 E. 9th Street, Cleveland, OH  44114. Your support of the Appeal helps us to carry out the mission that Jesus entrusted to us: "I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." 

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Catholic Cemeteries Association Sunday, June 27 Grief Support - "In-Office" at 3 p.m. (RSVP required) and "Virtual" at 5 p.m. We continue with our free monthly grief support groups on June 27 in two formats: 
In-Office (3 p.m.) and Virtually (5 p.m.). Our Grief Support Groups meet the 3rd Sunday of every month, except June, where we meet on the 4th Sunday.

Meetings are open discussion format, surrounding a monthly topic or whatever is on your heart. They do not build off each other so you can stop in any monthly and fit right in. If you are not yet able to talk about your grief, just come to listen and be in the presence of those who understand. The June topics are "Loss of a Spouse/Partner"  and "Living Alone with Grief".

In-Office / 3-4 pm at St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon (new office); Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron (office); Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park (office); Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland (office); All Saints Cemetery, Northfield (office) and All Souls Cemetery Chardon (office). Participants are required to RSVP so we can plan appropriate social distancing at each location. It is also required that participants wear protective facial coverings. To RSVP or for more information please contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866. 

Virtual / 5-6 p.m. Via Zoom - Signup at http://bit.ly/ccavirtualgriefsupportgroup to receive login information and the handout materials or contact Rhonda at rabrams@clecem.org or at 216-930-4866.

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"A Closer Walk with Thee(CCA Monthly Grief Support E-Newsletter) - Subscribe to the Catholic Cemeteries Association's monthly grief support e-newsletter, "A Closer Walk with Thee"." This e-newsletter is emailed the first Tuesday of each month to any family/individual who has expressed an interest in our bereavement programs. To subscribe to this valued grief support resource, visit https://www.clecem.org/Information/Bereavement.aspx and click the tan signup box on the right side, contact Rhonda rabrams@clecem.org or at 216-930-4866. You can also click this link and go directly to the signup https:.//bit.ly/ccabereavementbulletin.

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Does someone you know need help because of addiction? The Absolute House located at Holy Name Parish (8328 Broadway Avenue) in Cleveland is men's residential recovery living community for drugs and alcohol addictions. This is an intensive 12-step program that includes daily Mass in the former convent chapel. The men participate in Holy Name parish activities, and several of them who were involved in the eight-month program made their First Holy Communion or Confirmation. For an "Intake Interview" call 216-862-5014.

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Catholic Nursing Home: The sisters are in need of Nurses - House of Loreto is hiring nurses for all three shifts, full time, or part time, RNs or LPNs. Want to work for a ministry that values your talent and ability? Grow your career with the best support, resources, and team. Call today (330-453-8137) or email loreto1955@neohio.twcbc.com.

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Protecting God's Children - The Diocese of Cleveland's "Protecting God's Children" program is a continuing effort to instruct and inform everyone about the protection of children from sexual abuse. To report any past or present suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan response Service Office at 216-334-2999 or via email at responseservices@dioceseofcleveland.org. You are also asked to immediately inform local authorities about inappropriate behavior.

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Practicing Spiritual Communion - When the faithful are unable  physically to attend Mass, they should be recommended 
to practice "spiritual communion", an act to which the saints have given a consistent witness. Spiritual communion is a traditional practice of expressing to the Lord our longing for him and our desire for him to enter our hearts. St. Theresa 
of Avila (1515-82) said: "When you do not receive Communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be  greatly impressed on you." While there is no formula prescribed by the Church to make an act of spiritual communion, prayers composed by various saints are part of the Church's rich treasury of devotions. One of the more popular acts of spiritual communion comes from St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787):
"My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. 
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you into my soul. 
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace you as if you were already there, and unite myself wholly to you. 
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen."

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THE SUNDAY TV MASS HAS MOVED TO A NEW TV CHANNEL AND A NEW TIME - The weekly television Mass produced by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has moved. The Sunday television Mass can be seen at 10:00 a.m. on WUAB Channel 43, the CW43. This change provides viewers with an opportunity to take part in the weekly celebration of the Mass at a much more convenient time. In addition, WUAB  43 is an over-the-air station that is accessible even to those without cable TV. Those with cable TV need only to check their local cable system listing to determine where WUAB is located on their local channel line-up.

The weekly TV Mass is produced by the Diocese of Cleveland it originates from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. The televised Mass has been a staple of religious programming on Northeast Ohio airwaves for decades, cultivating a dedicated and faithful following. It is hoped that viewers will continue to tune in on this new station at this new, more convenient time.

The TV Mass can also be accessed on demand starting Saturday evening and running throughout Sunday on the Diocese of Cleveland website, www.dioceseofcleveland.org. In addition, the Mass can be heard on the radio, on AM 1260 The Rock at 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

Also, radio station WINT-1330 AM airs the Mass each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and Cox Communications cable subscribers can view the Mass on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on channel 45, and cable station 18 EWTN has its own Sunday and weekday (8:00 a.m., Noon & 7:00 p.m.) schedule of Masses. 

In addition to the Holy MassAM 1260 The Rock offers numerous opportunities for prayer throughout the day. The
Holy Rosary at 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and the Divine Mercy Chaplet: 5:00 a.m. Monday through Friday; 3:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please visit am1260therock.com for  their full schedule.

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Mass Book - Some reasons for Mass intentions: 1) An expression of our faith, 2) Belief in life after death, 3) Belief in the power of prayer to help the deceased during their time of purification, 4) Belief that the Mass is the greatest of prayers, and 5) The intention is designated for a particular person or persons who have died, for an anniversary of death, or a wedding anniversary, for health, etc.

To schedule in person, please come to the rectory, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY or FRIDAY (9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). To accommodate those with a work-schedule conflict, homebound, traveling a long distance or due to the Coronavirus, we will accept requests in writing. These may be mailed to the rectory (6700 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio  44105) or put into the slot on the rectory office door (do not put it into the mailbox). You may also place it in the Sunday collection basket. Please mark the envelope, "Mass Intentions" and include in it your namephone number, the name for whom the Mass is intended, Mass dateMass time and stipend. The stipend for a Mass intention is the Diocesan recommended $10. Please make check out to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. If you have a special anniversary to celebrate do not wait until the last minute to schedule it. Thank you.

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Jezu, ufam Tobie