Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

Third Sunday of Advent

Rejoice, Pray, and Give Thanks… Always! December 14, 2014 “I rejoice heartily in the Lord! In my God is the joy of my soul!” says Isaiah, the prophet. So, what is the joy of your soul? Please don’t say your … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Advent

Witnessing to the Horizon of Hope! Advent is a season of hope. As long as we are on earth we will always be a people looking for more; on route to a destination not yet achieved; and persistently falling short … Continue reading

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First Sunday in Advent

Advent: A time to Renounce Pronounce and Announce! So called, “Smart Phones” don’t necessary make you any smarter. An alarming number of car accidents have been attributed to driver’s texting or otherwise engaging the use of their phones while driving. … Continue reading

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Feast of Jesus Christ King of the Universe

Following Christ takes Practice! One might think that after nearly four decades since having been Confirmed as a Catholic I would have mastered this thing called Christianity by now! But the truth is after all of this time I am … Continue reading

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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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