Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We All Have Issues! There are two types of people in our world: Those with issues who deal with them and those with issues who don’t! What we all have in common is that each of us has issues. Those … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

When God Becomes Shockingly Accessible There is a short but powerful four-minute video on YouTube called “God in the Streets of New York City” which shows several Corpus Christi processions in the busy, hectic and crowded streets of the “Big … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

Living In the Name… of Father, Son and Holy Spirit! What do we believe about God and why? God reveals himself through both natural and supernatural revelation. In the case of the former, an amazing sunset reveals God’s wonder and … Continue reading

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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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