Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

All Soul’s Day

Getting in Shape for Heaven! Let’s be honest: We are obsessed with our bodies. By “we,” I mean our society and culture. You can judge whether “we” means YOU! In fairness, let me first say that our bodies are the … Continue reading

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

What are you doing? What are you doing? Often expressing a genuine sense of curiosity, little children ask their parents this question all the time; perhaps followed by another question: Why? Parents on the other hand ask their children the … Continue reading

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When we expect little, we ask for even less! Our Responsorial Psalm today is : “The Lord is near to all who call upon him”. This raises a question: What then is God’s proximity to those who don’t call on … Continue reading

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The Exultation of the Cross

Don’t Look Away! September 14, 2014 Does the crucifix shock you? As an instrument of torture it was carefully and sadistically designed to shock, even horrify the onlooker – not unlike a terrorist beheading a journalist on camera for all … Continue reading

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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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