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Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Needed! Catholic Build in final Stages..

Volunteers and or donations are needed for Habitat for Humanity Building Project during the “work day” next week December 12th, 13th and 15th. This building site is the 4-plex across from the Basilica of St Adalbert at 648 4th St NW. This project is supported by Bishop David Walkowiak and volunteers from Parishes throughout the Diocese. This project is in the final stages. Please contact Mark at Habitat for Humanity or 616-588-5243, to volunteer, or contact IHM parishioner Dan Heintz, 616-560-8982 or email Thanks for your consideration and help.

Giving Tree

We have our AWESOME Giving Tree set up in the Narthex with wishes from parish families in need as well as the children at D.A. Blogett St. John’s Home. Please stop by to pick up a tag or two to brighten up Christmas for those in need. Deliver unwrapped packages to church by December 17th.

“A Night with Broken Mary”

December 13th, IHM invites you to come and pray after a short presentation by Kevin Matthews, author of the the book “Broken Mary”. Kevin will share his journey of his early years in radio and stand up comedy, his successful career, his struggle with MS and most importantly, his encounter with a broken Mary statue left next to a dumpster and what has happened as a result. Following his talk, he will lead a rosary for all to participate in. This is sure to be an uplifting and inspiring night filled with devotion to our Blessed Mother, and a call for all to pray the rosary daily. Please join us at 7 pm in the church for a night with Broken Mary!

Grief Support Workshop Series Coming in January – Save the Dates!

Grieving with Great HOPE is a five-week grief support workshop series that offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a spouse, a child (including pregnancy loss), a grandchild, a parent, another family member or a friend, you are encouraged to attend. Presenters will include Fr. Troy as well as John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy from Good Mourning Ministry, a Catholic bereavement apostolate. Click here for Registration Form.  Fill out and drop off at the office or email to

Five Tuesday evenings beginning with 6:30 Mass – 8:30

January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27

Registration forms need to be turned into the parish office

no later than January 16


Adult Formation Series

Prayer is one of the most basic elements of a life of faith, but it isn’t always easy to do. Though we’re taught that prayer is a “conversation,” we often feel as if the conversation is completely one-sided.” (Dr. Timothy Gray)

Join us Thursday, November 9th as we continue our Adult Faith Formation series with a special discussion on Lectio Prayer: Unveiling Scripture and Tradition with Dr. Timothy Gray. We meet from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Hands Room.

Each evening stands alone so no need to worry if you have not attended before. Bring a friend, bring your Bible. And bring your hunger to know God more!

No homework. No cost. Well worth your time!

Future Sessions:

December 14 – Bible & Virgin Mary with Dr. Scott Hahn/Matt Leonard

Munch and Mingle Volunteers

We are providing a link on our website to easily sign-up volunteers as a host for Munch and Mingle. Most Sunday’s after both Masses we offer a variety of donuts and hot coffee in the Hearts and Hands Room. We have four wonderful ministries that handle hosting duties on each weekend but we are always looking for more volunteers! CLICK HERE to see the dates available for volunteers and sign up for a opening shift or closing shift. This is a great opportunity to meet new and old parishioners, visit with friends and to be engaged in your parish!

Parish History Project

areial pic of IHMThe students at IHM have been working on a Parish History Project to help capture moments in the Parish and School history. The children partnered with Deb Moore, our Parish Historian, to make the archives more accessible to all parishioners.  Each team picked a topic and then with Deb’s help found photos and information about that topic.   IHM is  very lucky to have a dedicated archivist for projects like this. Enjoy taking a walk back through time to bring to life the history and the people who helped make it!

Beginnings and Construction

Church Architecture

Pre-Vatican II

Priests of IHM

Tewksbury Social and Fundraiser


School Changes

First Communions

May Crowning and Graduates

Graduation and 8th Grade 1964-2001

Graduation and 8th Grade 2002-2016

School Staff, 1951-1999

School Staff, 2000 – 2016

Boys Basketball


Soccer and Cheer

Yearbooks Throughout History