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Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Kosciol Niepokalanego Serca Najswietszej Maryi Panny
Jezu, ufam Tobie

"In the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I trust.  Look to the Star!  Call upon Mary.  In danger, in difficulty or in doubt. think of Mary, call upon Mary.  Keep her name on your lips; never let it pass out of your heart.  Following in her footsteps, you will not go astray:  praying to her, you will not fall in despair:  thinking of her, you will not err.  While she keeps hold of your hand, you will not fall, you will not grow weary, and you will have no fear.  Enjoying her protection, you will reach your goal."  Amen.



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  A Prayer for Ukraine:
  "Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine, 
  for all those suffering or afraid, that You will be close to them and protect them.
  We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.  
  We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to 
  our brothers and sisters in need.
  May we walk in Your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people
  of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen."

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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 25     The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin
  8:00 am +   Don Eizember (Birthday Remembrance)
  4:00 pm      For Our Parish Family

SUNDAY June 26
  8:00 am +   Peter Latarski and Deceased Latarski Family
  10:00 am + Amiela Klocza ( 2nd Anniversary of Death) and the Klocza Family
  12:00 pm + Marya Grabowski

MONDAY June 27
  8:00 am      Christopher Cummings (Birthday Blessings)

TUESDAY June 28
  8:00 am +   Catherine and Clarence Knapik

WEDNESDAY June 29 
  8:00 am +   Shirley Zuchowski & Clarence and Elsie Stalkowski

THURSDAY June 30
  8:00 am      For Our Parish Family

FRIDAY July 1                 First Friday  
  8:00 am   +   Shirley Zuchowski & Clarence and Elsie Stalzkowski
  6:00 pm    +  Deceased of the Jezewski and Wieczorek Families

SATURDAY July 2
  8:00 am   +  Jane Smolik
  4:00 am   +  Chester, Hilda and Kenneth Zmija

SUNDAY July 3
  8:00 am  +   Scott, Furman and Tylicki Families
  10:00 am +  Irena and Kazimierz Zlotkowski
  12:00 pm +  Ernest Tolar

(+) Deceased

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After 16 years, Mary Ann Adamczak, Our Parish Secretary is retiring! - It is difficult to inform our parishioners that she who answered the phone, opened the rectory door, typed and printed the church bulletin, scheduled your Mass intentions, and much more has decided to live the quiet life with her husband, Jim. She will periodically be with us when the need arises. Please keep her in your prayer as she begins a new way of life. If you would like to send her a card, please mail it to: 5292 White Swan Court, North Royalton, Ohio 44133.

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IHM's New Parish Secretary is Linda Gray - Many of our parishioners know her by sight ( she leads us in song during our English Masses) or you may have worked with her in parish activities. Linda is a lifetime parishioner. She works part time, and will be in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You may know her mother, Pat Sobczynski. Pat has been the rectory housekeeper for over 30 years.

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Another New Face to the Rectory office is Christine Blaut - She is a assistant to the secretary. Many of you know Christine because she is a parishioner and has been involved in many parish activities. She will be in the office on Mondays and Fridays.

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Calvary Cemetery: Pre-Planning Seminar - The Catholic Cemeteries Association invites you to attend a 1-hour pre-planning seminar on Saturday, June 25th at 1:00 p.m. Please join us to learn more about your Catholic burial options, including options for cremated remains. Attendees will receive a personal reference guide and savings certificate. Please know the CCA follows the current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 protocols. We kindly ask that your RSVP to this event at Calvary Cemetery - 10000 Miles Ave., Cleveland. 216-641-7575 ext. 2 or email Bob DeJohn at bdejohn@clecem.org.

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​Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 24, 2022 - you are invited to attend the annual Mass of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 24th at St. Therese Church, 5276 E. 105th Street in Garfield Hts. at 7:00 p.m.  Fr. Eric Orzech , the Diocesan Director of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be the main celebrant.  All are welcome to come and pray for our families, our world and to thank the Sacred Heart of Jesus for all of God's blessings.  For more information, please call 440-232-7725 or 216-447-9375.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary's Feast Day (IHM Name's Day) - is celebrated the weekend of June 25-26, 2022.  We have special permission to celebrate it on a Sunday, because, according to the Church's calendar, it always falls on the Saturday following the second Sunday after Pentecost.  We are able to celebrate this important day for our parish in a more festive manner by moving it to the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  All Masses for this weekend will have special Marian hymns, proper prayers honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and her pure heart, and an "Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary" will be recited by all after Holy Communion.

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Time to Prepare for IHM's Silent Carnival - It will take place during July 16 - August 21, 2022. The cost will remain the same at $50.00. More information will be forthcoming.

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Cinema & Conversation:  2021 Film Mass Monday, June 27th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Join us at the Jesuit Retreat Center for films that inspire and entertain.  After each movie. there will be time for conversation and questions.  A freewill offering will be accepted.  For information (http;/www.jesuitretreatcenter.org)  or call 220884-9300.  Registration is necessary.  Located at 5629 State Road in Parma.

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Catholic Cemeteries Maintenance Update - The CCA is currently experiencing a 25% labor shortage and staffing reduction. The labor shortage and overall pandemic related staff reduction has had a direct impact on our trimming and maintenance services resulting in some of our gravesites being less than optimally maintained. We want you to know that we are very much aware of the situation and are working diligently to address the issue. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to rectify the situation.

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Three-Year Nationwide Eucharistic Revival - In their November 2021 meeting, the U.S. bishops announced their intention to launch this revival. This effort is scheduled to officially begin on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 19, 2022 and it includes a Eucharistic Congress in 2024. The bishops' goal is to "rekindle a Eucharistic love and a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ by embracing Trust, Beauty and Goodness of His Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist." A diocesan focus will include Eucharistic processions and adoration events. Beginning in 2023, the Parish year will emphasize what the Eucharist really means. The third year 2024, includes a Eucharistic Congress in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from July 17- 21. Further development of this revival will be forthcoming.

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Peter's Pence Collection - Support our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his charitable works. This collection provides him with the funds he needs to carry out his most important charitable works. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression and natural disasters. Through your generosity, we can cast the peace of Christ upon the world. There is an envelope in your monthly packet for this purpose. For more information, visit (www.usccb.org/peterspence). Donations for this purpose will be accepted until Sunday, June 26th.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary's Polish Parish School of Religion (PPSR) meets on Sundays at 11:00 - Noon in the convent for grades K-8. It began September 12th. For more information or to register contact Fr. Andrzej Panek at 216-341-2734, Beata Pierzynski at 216-355-7424 or come to the convent on Sunday.

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The Mass Intention Book for 2023 - will OPEN Tuesday, June 28th at 9:30 a.m. 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 designated for a particular person or persons who have died, for anniversary of death, or a wedding anniversary, for health, etc. To schedule in person, please come to the rectory during office hours, Monday - Friday , 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 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 name, phone number, the name for whom the Mass is intended, Mass date, Mass 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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Open Mass Dates in the Upcoming Months: September 14, 16,19 & 20, October 1: November  13 (12p), 19, 21, 22, 26 & 30. 
 These Masses are all at 8:00 a.m. (except where noted)

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Weekly Donations: 

  05/29/22 - $2,480.00 (R&R) - $ 655.00
  06/05/22 - $3,050.00 (R&R) - $ 208.00
  06/12/22 - $2,401.00 (R&R) - $ 558.00

"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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Pre-Cana Day is offered for engaged couples at the Jesuit Retreat Center, 5629 State Road in Parma on Sundays:  August 28, September 18, October 16 and November 20 from 12:45-7:30 p.m. Cost is $75/couple, including Mass and dinner. This program meets diocesan marriage preparation requirements. To register or for more information call 440-884-9300 or visit jesuitretreatcenter.org. 

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Standing with Moms in Need (for your information) - "The Catholic Church has a long history of service to those who are most vulnerable and remains the largest private provider of social services in the United States. Through the sacrificial efforts of faithful Catholics, the Church serves millions through diocesan ministries and agencies, Catholic hospitals and schools and parishes. From religious communities to pregnancy care centers, from refugee resettlement services to foster care and adoption agencies, and from maternity homes to parish based ministries, the Church consistently bears witness in word and deed to the beauty and dignity of ever human life - including both mother and child." (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops)

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Information for Senior Age People - If you have an IRA retirement account and you are 70-1/2 years old or older, please consider an IRA Charitable Rollover to benefit your Parish, Catholic Charities, Priestly Formation, Catholic Education or another ministry in the Diocese of Cleveland and/or a "Not for Profit" organization in the community. For more information read some of the material place on the church bulletin board and in the two pamphlet racks near the confessionals.

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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 Cemeteries Association Sunday, June 26th Grief Support / "In-Office" and "Virtual" - We continue to provide free monthly grief support groups in two formats: In-Office (3 p.m.) and Virtually (5 p.m.). Our Grief Support Groups meet the 3rd Sunday of every month. 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 topic is "Until Death Do Us Part: The Unique Challenges of the Death of a Spouse." We offer a comfortable, private, and safe environment where you are free to explore your grief. Come and be in the presence of those who understand.

Catholic Cemeteries Association follows the guidelines set by the CDC, the State of Ohio and the Diocese of Cleveland regarding COVID-19 protocols. We do however strongly suggest that those not yet vaccinated or who are otherwise vulnerable, continue to wear a facemask. CCA will continue to follow strong hygiene practices and encourage all who are ill to stay at home. Our Virtual Grief Support Group and our monthly grief support e-newsletter are excellent alternatives for individuals who are not able to join us in person for Grief Support.

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). 

Virtual / 5-6 p.m. Via Zoom follows the same monthly topic discussion as the in-office groups. Sign-up at http://bit.ly/ccavirtualgriefsupportgroup to receive login information and the handout materials. You can join virtually from any Wi-Fi enabled area via computer, laptop, smartphone, or even without Wi-fi (via audio only ) from your analog phone. If you do not have Wi-Fi or email, please contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866.

Your RSVP for both In-Person and Virtual Grief Support is appreciated but not required to attend. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866 or rabrams@clecem.org.

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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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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 television Mass can be seen at 10:00 a.m. on WUAB Channel 43. This 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 Mass, AM 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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The Mass is the Greatest of Prayers - Some reasons for Mass intentions are an expression of our faith, belief in life after death, belief in the power of prayer to help the deceased during their time of purification (souls in purgatory), for a particular person or persons who have died, for an anniversary of death, wedding anniversary, for health, alcohol-drug addiction, financial help, peace in the world, for our government, a happy death, respect for life, Devotion to Mary or other special intentions.

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 name, phone number, the name for whom the Mass is intended, Mass date, Mass 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.



"In the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I trust.  Look to the Star!  Call upon Mary.  In danger, in difficulty or in doubt. think of Mary, call upon Mary.  Keep her name on your lips; never let it pass out of your heart.  Following in her footsteps, you will not go astray:  praying to her, you will not fall in despair:  thinking of her, you will not err.  While she keeps hold of your hand, you will not fall, you will not grow weary, and you will have no fear.  Enjoying her protection, you will reach your goal."  Amen.



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  A Prayer for Ukraine:
  "Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine, 
  for all those suffering or afraid, that You will be close to them and protect them.
  We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.  
  We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to 
  our brothers and sisters in need.
  May we walk in Your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people
  of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen."

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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 25     The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin
  8:00 am +   Don Eizember (Birthday Remembrance)
  4:00 pm      For Our Parish Family

SUNDAY June 26
  8:00 am +   Peter Latarski and Deceased Latarski Family
  10:00 am + Amiela Klocza ( 2nd Anniversary of Death) and the Klocza Family
  12:00 pm + Marya Grabowski

MONDAY June 27
  8:00 am      Christopher Cummings (Birthday Blessings)

TUESDAY June 28
  8:00 am +   Catherine and Clarence Knapik

WEDNESDAY June 29 
  8:00 am +   Shirley Zuchowski & Clarence and Elsie Stalkowski

THURSDAY June 30
  8:00 am      For Our Parish Family

FRIDAY July 1                 First Friday  
  8:00 am   +   Shirley Zuchowski & Clarence and Elsie Stalzkowski
  6:00 pm    +  Deceased of the Jezewski and Wieczorek Families

SATURDAY July 2
  8:00 am   +  Jane Smolik
  4:00 am   +  Chester, Hilda and Kenneth Zmija

SUNDAY July 3
  8:00 am  +   Scott, Furman and Tylicki Families
  10:00 am +  Irena and Kazimierz Zlotkowski
  12:00 pm +  Ernest Tolar

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Immaculate Heart of Mary's Feast Day (IHM's Name Day) - is celebrated the weekend of June 25-26th, 2022.  We have special permission to celebrate it on a Sunday, because, according to the Church's calendar, it always falls on the Saturday after Pentecost.  We are able to celebrate this important day for our parish in a more festive manner by moving it to the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  All Masses for this weekend will have special Marian hymns, proper prayers honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and her pure heart, and an "Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary" will be recited by all after Holy Communion.

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Silent Carnival Envelopes Have Been Mailed - They were mailed Saturday. June 18th with a first class stamp on them.  There were 252 envelope sets mailed.  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 did not receive it, please contact the rectory office (216-341-2734).

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Rectory Office Closed - The rectory business office will be closed on Monday, July 4th.  It will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 9:00 a.m.

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Calvary Cemetery: Pre-Planning Seminar - The Catholic Cemeteries Association invites you to attend a 1-hour pre-planning seminar on Saturday, June 25th at 1:00 p.m. Please join us to learn more about your Catholic burial options, including options for cremated remains. Attendees will receive a personal reference guide and savings certificate. Please know the CCA follows the current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 protocols. We kindly ask that your RSVP to this event at Calvary Cemetery - 10000 Miles Ave., Cleveland. 216-641-7575 ext. 2 or email Bob DeJohn at bdejohn@clecem.org.

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​Cinema & Conversation:  2021 Film Mass - Monday, June 27th form 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Join us at the Jesuit Retreat Center for films that inspire and entertain.  After each movie, there will be time for conversation and questions.  A freewill offering will be accepted.  For more information (http:/www. jesuitretreatcenter.org)  or call (220-884-9300)

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​Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 24, 2022 - you are invited to attend the annual Mass of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 24th at St. Therese Church, 5276 E. 105th Street in Garfield Hts. at 7:00 p.m.  Fr. Eric Orzech , the Diocesan Director of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be the main celebrant.  All are welcome to come and pray for our families, our world and to thank the Sacred Heart of Jesus for all of God's blessings.  For more information, please call 440-232-7725 or 216-447-9375.

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​District Pre-Baptism Class - for parents will be held at St. John Nepomucene Church, Fleet Avenue at East 50th St. on Sunday, July 24th at 11:30 a.m.  Call the parish office during regular business hours to register or for more information 216-641-8444.

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Catholic Renewal Ministries' 39th Annual Conference - All are invited to this gathering to be held on July 16, 2022 at St. Albert the Great Parish Reception Hall, 6667 Wallings Road, North Royalton.  This year's theme is "Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks".  Guest speakers will be Sr. Marie Fidelis from the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ Church community, Barbara Heil who is a speaker and Missionary Teacher with Renewal Ministries in 
Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Fr. Bob Franco.  Bishop-elect Michael Woost will be the celebrant for the vigil Mass, and Matt Fafrak will lead us in contemporary praise music throughout the day and evening.  Visit the CRM website (www.crmweb.org) or call Sandy at (440-554-8119) for more information or to register.  Advance registration postmarked by Wednesday, July 6th, is $30, and at the door $35.  Come, experience the healing power and gifts of the Holy Spirit!

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Catholic Cemeteries Maintenance Update - The CCA is currently experiencing a 25% labor shortage and staffing reduction. The labor shortage and overall pandemic related staff reduction has had a direct impact on our trimming and maintenance services resulting in some of our gravesites being less than optimally maintained. We want you to know that we are very much aware of the situation and are working diligently to address the issue. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to rectify the situation.

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Three-Year Nationwide Eucharistic Revival - In their November 2021 meeting, the U.S. bishops announced their intention to launch this revival. This effort is scheduled to officially begin on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 19, 2022 and it includes a Eucharistic Congress in 2024. The bishops' goal is to "rekindle a Eucharistic love and a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ by embracing Trust, Beauty and Goodness of His Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist." A diocesan focus will include Eucharistic processions and adoration events. Beginning in 2023, the Parish year will emphasize what the Eucharist really means. The third year 2024, includes a Eucharistic Congress in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from July 17- 21. Further development of this revival will be forthcoming.

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Peter's Pence Collection - Support our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his charitable works. This collection provides him with the funds he needs to carry out his most important charitable works. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression and natural disasters. Through your generosity, we can cast the peace of Christ upon the world. There is an envelope in your monthly packet for this purpose. For more information, visit (www.usccb.org/peterspence). Donations for this purpose will be accepted until Sunday, June 26th.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary's Polish Parish School of Religion (PPSR) meets on Sundays at 11:00 - Noon in the convent for grades K-8. It began September 12th. For more information or to register contact Fr. Andrzej Panek at 216-341-2734, Beata Pierzynski at 216-355-7424 or come to the convent on Sunday.

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The Mass Intention Book for 2023 - will OPEN Tuesday, June 28th at 9:30 a.m. 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 designated for a particular person or persons who have died, for anniversary of death, or a wedding anniversary, for health, etc. To schedule in person, please come to the rectory during office hours, Monday - Friday , 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 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 name, phone number, the name for whom the Mass is intended, Mass date, Mass 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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Open Mass Dates in the Upcoming Months: September 14, 16,19 & 20, October 1: November  13 (12p), 19, 21, 22, 26 & 30. 
 These Masses are all at 8:00 a.m. (except where noted)

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Weekly Donations:

  06/05/22 - $3,050.00 (R&R) - $ 208.00
  06/12/22 - $2,401.00 (R&R) - $ 558.00
  06/19/22 - $2,642.50 (R&R) - $ 340.00

"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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Pre-Cana Day is offered for engaged couples at the Jesuit Retreat Center, 5629 State Road in Parma on Sundays:  August 28, September 18, October 16 and November 20 from 12:45-7:30 p.m. Cost is $75/couple, including Mass and dinner. This program meets diocesan marriage preparation requirements. To register or for more information call 440-884-9300 or visit jesuitretreatcenter.org. 

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Standing with Moms in Need (for your information) - "The Catholic Church has a long history of service to those who are most vulnerable and remains the largest private provider of social services in the United States. Through the sacrificial efforts of faithful Catholics, the Church serves millions through diocesan ministries and agencies, Catholic hospitals and schools and parishes. From religious communities to pregnancy care centers, from refugee resettlement services to foster care and adoption agencies, and from maternity homes to parish based ministries, the Church consistently bears witness in word and deed to the beauty and dignity of ever human life - including both mother and child." (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops)

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Information for Senior Age People - If you have an IRA retirement account and you are 70-1/2 years old or older, please consider an IRA Charitable Rollover to benefit your Parish, Catholic Charities, Priestly Formation, Catholic Education or another ministry in the Diocese of Cleveland and/or a "Not for Profit" organization in the community. For more information read some of the material place on the church bulletin board and in the two pamphlet racks near the confessionals.

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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 Cemeteries Association Sunday, June 26th Grief Support / "In-Office" and "Virtual" - We continue to provide free monthly grief support groups in two formats: In-Office (3 p.m.) and Virtually (5 p.m.). Our Grief Support Groups meet the 3rd Sunday of every month. 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 topic is "Until Death Do Us Part: The Unique Challenges of the Death of a Spouse." We offer a comfortable, private, and safe environment where you are free to explore your grief. Come and be in the presence of those who understand.

Catholic Cemeteries Association follows the guidelines set by the CDC, the State of Ohio and the Diocese of Cleveland regarding COVID-19 protocols. We do however strongly suggest that those not yet vaccinated or who are otherwise vulnerable, continue to wear a facemask. CCA will continue to follow strong hygiene practices and encourage all who are ill to stay at home. Our Virtual Grief Support Group and our monthly grief support e-newsletter are excellent alternatives for individuals who are not able to join us in person for Grief Support.

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). 

Virtual / 5-6 p.m. Via Zoom follows the same monthly topic discussion as the in-office groups. Sign-up at http://bit.ly/ccavirtualgriefsupportgroup to receive login information and the handout materials. You can join virtually from any Wi-Fi enabled area via computer, laptop, smartphone, or even without Wi-fi (via audio only ) from your analog phone. If you do not have Wi-Fi or email, please contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866.

Your RSVP for both In-Person and Virtual Grief Support is appreciated but not required to attend. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866 or rabrams@clecem.org.

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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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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 television Mass can be seen at 10:00 a.m. on WUAB Channel 43. This 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 Mass, AM 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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The Mass is the Greatest of Prayers - Some reasons for Mass intentions are an expression of our faith, belief in life after death, belief in the power of prayer to help the deceased during their time of purification (souls in purgatory), for a particular person or persons who have died, for an anniversary of death, wedding anniversary, for health, alcohol-drug addiction, financial help, peace in the world, for our government, a happy death, respect for life, Devotion to Mary or other special intentions.

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 name, phone number, the name for whom the Mass is intended, Mass date, Mass 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.