Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

Easter Sunday

Three Things Easter Tells Us FAITH IS RELIABLE Death awaits everyone born into this world. Jesus was no exception. But death, which had gone undefeated for all of human history, would meet its match, once and for all, when it … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Grain of Wheat The Christian life is not the life you were born with! But it is the life that God wants you to have. But the only way to have it is to make an exchange: You freely … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

It’s Time to Step into the Light The brightest room in the hospital is the operating room. They see everything there! Before surgery, doctors must diagnose the problem. While an accurate diagnosis is no guarantee of a successful operation, an … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Lent

“Lord, Make Yourself at Home!” Today we read the Ten Commandments. Some of us – at least in practice – often treat them as the “Ten Suggestions”! The truth is that even the best of us struggle to let God … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent

Will you make the Climb? Lent is a time for taking action to improve our relationship with God by listening more intently, trusting more generously, and complying more willingly. It calls for full engagement of the mind, the heart and … Continue reading

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First Sunday in Lent

ARE YOU THE PIG OR THE CHICKEN? As a child do you remember being asked: “Can you keep a secret?” When you said “yes,” you were asked: “Do you promise?” And even, “Do you swear?” With this last question, you … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

He Can Make You Clean When is the last time you begged for something? Seriously; do you remember? It probably wasn’t your proudest moment. But when you are desperate, pride goes out the window – if you’re smart! In today’s … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Everyone was looking for Him! “The whole town was gathered at the door” where Jesus was staying! Lots of people were hurting and they needed him. This is still true today! How many of us know someone who is recently … Continue reading

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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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