Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God Can Do Anything but Fail Hear the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. I recently saw an advertisement claiming that billionaire Warren Buffet could show you how to turn $40 into 5 million dollars by revealing the secrets … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is your relationship with God for sale? Hear the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. What is your relationship with God worth to you? This is the question at the heart of the Gospel today. In speaking about the … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

What if Weeds could become Wheat? Listen to Fr. Pat’s sermon and the Gospel reading I hated pulling weeds in the yard as a kid. I much preferred cutting the grass, or raking the leaves and bagging them afterward. If … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Do You Stretch Before Mass? Listen to the Gospel reading and homily here One year back in college I decided to take a Karate class being offered on campus. Every class began with a series of stretching exercises. I must … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I Will Give You Rest! Listen to the Gospel reading and homily here Our lives are so busy. It seems that we hardly find any time to relax or take a break. For example, have you noticed how nothing turns … Continue reading

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Sent with the Message of Mercy Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily Today we celebrate two giants of the faith! But if the truth be told, this day says more about God than about these two unlikely … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Trinity

God is… Community! Listen to the Gospel reading and homily. Have you noticed how words like family, team, parish, and choir all convey the concept of “many” and “one” at the time? Similarly, God is three Persons – Father, Son … Continue reading

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The Feast of Pentecost

The Holy Spirit: God’s Answer to Our Fears! Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily I was recently given a new book about personal transformation and the importance of discovering and embracing your life purpose co-authored by two … Continue reading

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Feast of the Ascension

Lifted up to Lift up Others! Listen to the Gospel reading and homily People share their problems and challenges with me on a regular, almost daily, basis. Inevitably in the end they ask me to intercede on their behalf by … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday in Easter

Be Ready to Give an Exclamation for Your Hope! Sixth Sunday in Easter The responsorial psalm at Mass today is: “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy!” I am sure that some in world might ask: Why? … Continue reading

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