Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

Pentecost Sunday

Come Holy Spirit! Kindle in us the Fire of your Love! On the day of Pentecost tongues of fire came to rest on each one of those gathered in the Upper Room. Every believer is generously imparted with the life-changing … Continue reading

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Feast of the Ascension

Time to Wake Up, Step Up and Move Out! On this Feast of the Ascension of Christ into heaven we proclaim definitively that Jesus is in charge! He is Lord. He has all authority and power and say. And one … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Friends for Life: Remaining in His Love Jesus says in today’s Gospel: “As the Father loves me so I also love you. Remain in my Love…If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love just as I have … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Discipleship: You Have to Be One to Make One On first hearing that the Pharisee, Saul, who had earlier been described as “breathing murderous threats” against Christians, had become a believer, the faith Community was understandably skeptical and fearful of … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

A Life Worth Living…and Giving In today’s gospel, Jesus identifies himself as the Good Shepherd. He distinguishes himself from the hired hand whose first concern is making a living for himself (“Gettin paid!”). The Good Shepherd’s first concern is making … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter

Repent and be Converted All of the resurrection appearances we are reading throughout the Easter season are seeking to convince us of one thing: Jesus is alive. That’s why we even see the Lord munching on a fish sandwich in … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy Sunday (Second Sunday of Easter)

The Risen Lord: Head and Body Together! The great revelation of Christianity is that the God who is Pure Spirit became tangible; took on flesh; could be touched and therefore, more accessible than anyone ever dreamed possible! That’s what we … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Three Things Easter Tells Us FAITH IS RELIABLE Death awaits everyone born into this world. Jesus was no exception. But death, which had gone undefeated for all of human history, would meet its match, once and for all, when it … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Grain of Wheat The Christian life is not the life you were born with! But it is the life that God wants you to have. But the only way to have it is to make an exchange: You freely … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

It’s Time to Step into the Light The brightest room in the hospital is the operating room. They see everything there! Before surgery, doctors must diagnose the problem. While an accurate diagnosis is no guarantee of a successful operation, an … Continue reading

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