My Needs & Nots

My Needs & Nots - by Mary-Kate (grade four)


When I grow up, I’d like to be

A farmer  — which would really suit me.

A lawnmower I would not need

‘Cause goats I would have indeed.

I would not need an alarm clock

‘Cause the rooster would crow and cock.

I would not need a trap for a mouse

‘Cause I would have a cat in the house.

I would not need a car, of course,

‘Cause I would have a very fast horse.

I would not need to go to the store

‘Cause I would have it right at my door.

First Holy Communions – 2013


Clean-up for the May Procession

The high school pitched in to help clean up the grounds and make banana bread.

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Audience Feedback

St. Joseph's Altar -- The St. Patrick's Day Program is also dedicated to St. Joseph.

St. Joseph’s Altar — The St. Patrick’s Day Program is also dedicated to St. Joseph.

Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Dear Sisters,

I simply want to applaud everyone — all the performers as well as their superb teachers — for the terrific show we were treated to on St. Patrick’s Day.  It was just wonderful!

Back when our Founder, Father Leonard Feeney was just a boy, he and his sister and brothers always had to perform at the many festivities that were so often being held at the Feeney home in Lynn, Massachusetts.  Guests were also expected to perform — or risk not being invited again. Continue Reading »

A message from the high school


(most of the) High School 2012-2013

Friends and Benefactors:

We, the Fundraising Leadership Board of IHM High School, have a request for you.


Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston, MA

We are trying to raise money for a history field trip (possibly to Washington DC!). We have been raising money and putting on multiple fund raisers, but we’re still a long way from our target.

Would you be able to give a small donation?


National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Even if you could just send one dollar to the IHM High School to help us to reach our goal of $5000, we will remember you in our prayers. If we make it to Washington DC, we will pray for you at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and if we only make it to Boston, we will pray for you at the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Thank you for your support!

Sam Bednar & Angela Haynes

P.S. To donate to the school trip, please use the options in the right column of the site’s main page. Just add a note ear-marking your donation for our trip. Thank you!

Christmas Pageant 2012

[The entire school took part in this year's Christmas Pageant. This is a big production performed in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2012. We have here a few pictures of the performance to illustrate a student's essay, written 12-20-2012.]

Samuel Bednar - Senior

Samuel Bednar – Senior

Participating in the Christmas pageant is a wonderful experience for three reasons. First, the school play brings the school together. Second, it is a joyful embodiment of the most important December in the history of the earth. Third, the pageant teaches students discipline.

Bringing the school together is a vital part of the academic year at IHM. We are all required to sing and act in this display of our school’s talent during the pageant This year, we had a very strong group of vocalists providing background music. Coming together musically is a skill only developed if the students all work together. Acting requires the same group effort if the desired result is to be a contemplative experience. Continue Reading »

Three Tools for a deserted island

[The high school English class this year is Composition. Sister Mary Peter took over the class while they were working on essays. Please enjoy reading this tongue-in-cheek essay written by Angela on 11-19-2012.]

Angela Haynes

Angela Haynes – Junior

If I was stranded on a deserted island, I would take three things. I would take the Declaration of Independence, an iPhone, and a Swiss army knife.

The Declaration of Independence would come with me for two reasons. The first reason is that the Declaration is a document of national importance. It would bring some culture in my deserted island life by giving me something interesting and important to read. It could also teach me how to rule my own island country.

Secondly, I would take the Declaration of Independence because America is a powerful country with plenty of resources. America also has a kind of attachment to the Declaration, and that attachment would probably lead to some sort of search. If my [island] country doesn’t work out entirely, having me for ruler and subject, it [the Declaration] would provide a reliable way to be found. Continue Reading »

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Chapel Update 3

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