Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Embrace the Fire We humans have always had an ambiguous relationship with fire. There is a good reason for this ambiguity because if fire had a personality it would have to be a split one! At one moment it’s the … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s sermon here. Show His Glory When a company wants to convince people to invest in their product they present the most compelling evidence they can to win us over. One of the … Continue reading

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The Baptism of the Lord

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. Immersed in Mission Is it just me or does Pope Francis seem to be in a hurry? Having celebrated his 77th birthday only a month ago, some speculate that he … Continue reading

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Feast of the Epiphany

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. A Severe Case of “Christo-phobia”! The first announcement of the birth of Christ was a lot like the announcement of a new pregnancy. Some responded with ecstatic jubilation and others … Continue reading

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily Holiness is rarely an Accident! Before the Christmas Eve Masses begin, everything looks ready and in place but many parishes keep the crib of the manger empty until just before the … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily Fear Not! God’s got this! On this fourth Sunday of Advent we see a concerned and frightened Joseph being confronted with the unexpected, the unbelievable and the impossible. An angel from … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Advent

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily When God Comes up Short, Do a Recount! John the Baptist was probably Jesus’s number one fan (maybe second only to the Blessed Mother). He sincerely and passionately believed in him. … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily Don’t Be a Thinner! There was a pastor who desperately wanted to have his church painted because it had been neglected for so long. His congregation which was very small had … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent

Thank God for New Beginnings! Every year we re-start the liturgical year with our celebration of Advent so that we as a community of believers don’t take for granted the great value of living a new life in Christ! So, … Continue reading

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Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily Crisis is coming…but God is already here! Most people get life insurance AFTER something bad happens (accident, death) because thinking about it requires the willingness to face one’s own mortality and … Continue reading

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