Category Archives: Fr. Pat’s Sermon Notes

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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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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