Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

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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Feast of the Holy Trinity

God is… Community! Listen to the Gospel reading and homily. Have you noticed how words like family, team, parish, and choir all convey the concept of “many” and “one” at the time? Similarly, God is three Persons – Father, Son … Continue reading

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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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