Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

Easter Sunday

Easter: The Risen Christ and the Risen Church! We forget how utterly incredible the message of Easter is. Think about it: We acknowledge that Jesus Christ was really crucified, died and buried. Then we emphatically claim that on the third … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Getting Engaged this Holy Week! As we begin Holy Week it is very tempting to sit back and experience it as a spectator; like going to show – a passion play even! But the sanctuary is not a stage and … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

What Do You Believe He Can Achieve? Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s sermon here. Someone once said that those who say “I can!” and those who say, “I can’t!” usually both turn out to be correct! There … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. Eyes Wide Shut While the focus of the Gospel is a blind man whose sight is restored by Jesus there is a far greater lessons for us to take from … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. Some of you may be old enough to remember the Rolaids commercial that cleverly asked a simple question: “How do you spell relief? R-O-L-A-I-D-S! was always the enthusiastic response. Well, … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent

Don’t Be Afraid to Make the Climb! Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. I recently watched a fascinating short video about an 11 year-old rock climber named Brooke. Let me first say that born and raised … Continue reading

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First Sunday in Lent

Did he say “if”? Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s sermon here Saint Augustine spoke most eloquently when he prayed to God: “Lord you have made us for yourself; our hearts are restless till they rest in you”. … Continue reading

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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Be Focused, Act Smartly, Get Connected! Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. Lent begins this week. Are you ready to make the best of it? I have three suggestions that may help motivate you as you … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

No Amateur Competition! Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s sermon here. Have you been watching any of the Winter Olympics? What every competition has in common despite their variety is passion and intensity! No one makes it to … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Know Thy True Self and Act Accordingly! Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s sermon. When salt refuses to season, the meal is forever bland. When light refuses to shine, darkness wins the day. In words similar to these, … Continue reading

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