Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

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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Fifth Sunday in Easter

Every Stone Counts in God’s Spiritual House! Listen to Fr. Pat’s Gospel reading and homily In the scriptures this Sunday, we are exhorted by St Peter in the following words: “Let yourselves be built into a spiritual house!” Just as … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter

Out of Sight, but not out of Reach! Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. In today’s Gospel we meet two of Jesus’s former disciples walking along the road to Emmaus while singing the blues! They invited … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Easter: The Risen Christ and the Risen Church! Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. We forget how utterly incredible the message of Easter is. Think about it: We acknowledge that Jesus Christ was really crucified, died … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Getting Engaged this Holy Week! As we begin Holy Week it is very tempting to sit back and experience it as a spectator; like going to show – a passion play even! But the sanctuary is not a stage and … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

What Do You Believe He Can Achieve? Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s sermon here. Someone once said that those who say “I can!” and those who say, “I can’t!” usually both turn out to be correct! There … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. Eyes Wide Shut While the focus of the Gospel is a blind man whose sight is restored by Jesus there is a far greater lessons for us to take from … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent

Listen to the Gospel reading and Fr. Pat’s homily here. Some of you may be old enough to remember the Rolaids commercial that cleverly asked a simple question: “How do you spell relief? R-O-L-A-I-D-S! was always the enthusiastic response. Well, … Continue reading

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