Sacrament of Marriage

In Christian marriage, spouses model the love and self-gift of Christ. By giving of themselves and serving one another, their family, and community, t...View Details

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Today’s Gospel, a portion of an important scriptural passage known as the “Bread of Life discourse”, invites us to consider deeply the spirit of...View Details

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We want to thank Fr. Ray Carey for breaking open the Most Holy Trinity this weekend. Today’s Gospel is from the beginning of John’s Gospel. The pa...View Details

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Sin ruptures not only our relationship with God but also with our brothers and sisters. By the nourishing light of the Holy Spirit, we are able to pre...View Details

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In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and...View Details

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Pentecost- the Spirit is present in our sacred place each time we gather. The disciples begin today's gospel locked behind closed doors. Our misunders...View Details

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From the Acts of the Apostles we hear that the 11 disciples receive final instructions from Jesus before he ascends to heaven. They must of felt aband...View Details

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Every person in life experiences saying farewell/goodbye or being told goodbye. It can be difficult to experience leaving or letting people go. Jesus ...View Details

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Mother's Day at St Patrick has the custom of calling forth women from our community to speak on the gifts of Motherhood and those who are role models ...View Details

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Mother's Day at St Patrick has the custom of calling forth women from our community to speak on the gifts of Motherhood and those who are role models ...View Details

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We have either heard or said the phrase, "over my dead body!". It can be a figure of speech, annoyance at something we do not like, or serious stateme...View Details

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St Luke's Gospel sees the city of Jerusalem the destiny of the mission of Jesus. Two disciples take the path away from Jerusalem and head towards Emma...View Details

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A broken dish usually is thrown away. In Japan there is a philosophy of having broken items being put back together by craftsmen. Beauty is seen in wh...View Details

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"GODISNOWHERE- how do we read this? We used Luke's account of the Road to Emmaus, as two disciples experience both versions of this run on sentence. G...View Details

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Abbot Jeremy Driscoll O.S.B from Mt Angel Abbey and a professor of Fr Eric while at Mt Angel Seminary gives insights into Jesus and his use of wine. A...View Details

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Jesus wept. The shortest verse in the Bible yet the most powerful thought. Jesus is perturbed at the death of his friend Lazarus. He deeply feels the ...View Details

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Join Father Eric Tellez, pastor of St. Patrick and Kevin McGloin, Director of Liturgy & Youth Ministry in this three part podcast series as they e...View Details

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Join Father Eric Tellez, pastor of St. Patrick and Kevin McGloin, Director of Liturgy & Youth Ministry in this three part podcast series as they e...View Details

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The Sacrament of Baptism

Join Father Eric Tellez, pastor of St. Patrick and Kevin McGloin, Director of Liturgy & Youth Ministry in this three part podcast series as they e...View Details

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Jesus heals a man blind since birth. And there were people who were not happy about it. Amazing. Jesus breaks down barriers put up by religious, socia...View Details

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Jesus and his disciples risk physical harm entering Samaria. It took three days to go around it or one day through it. Jesus chooses to go through Sam...View Details

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Great teams know what it means to have a home field advantage. We will build ours by strengthening the pillars of our community - Hospitality, Lit...View Details

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Great teams know what it means to have a home field advantage. We will build ours by strengthening the pillars of our community - Hospitality,...View Details

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Problem solving is essential to human relationships. We are best at it when we are invested for a good outcome. All 3 readings today give us examples ...View Details

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Our speaker Mike Sweeney, the former captain of the Kansas City Royals and a five-time Major League Baseball all-star first baseman. Mike is a cradle...View Details

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What is Stewardship?

Stewardship is rooted in gratitude. It is a way of living one’s life, based in one’s sense of radical gratitude to God, creator of all things. Out...View Details

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Fr Eric shares an interesting story about the life of the 31st President Herbert Hoover. His life saw good works, reputation ruined and redemption was...View Details

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An old saying we might have heard- The Future is Now- meaning live the future now, live now what we hope for. The teachings of Jesus only make sense w...View Details

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Fr. Eric extends a special invitation to everyone. On March 11 we are having an Adult Formation Conference, "Building a Home Field Advantage." You do ...View Details

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The only way to take Jesus and his Sermon on the Mount seriously is to remind ourselves of St Paul's letter to the Corinthians. We are God's temple, G...View Details

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Jesus teaches proper understanding of the law. Asking his followers to go beyond just mere observance of the law, rather having greater faithfulness t...View Details

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The teachings of Christ see the future more real than the presence. The future motivates us to live now what God wants. It is no wonder at times we ...View Details

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There is a crisis underway with young men and boys in our country. Excessive online gaming and pornography use has resulted in widespread lack of soci...View Details

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In the first chapter of the Letter to the Ephesians, the author offers a sustained blessing that reveals God’s glorious and lavish grace to all who ...View Details

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"Our readings this week celebrate the "Great Light" God provides for those dwelling in darkness, and that Light is Jesus the Christ. We celebrate as w...View Details

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"St Paul reminds the Corinthians that they are focused inwardly, not realizing they belong to a great community at large, the Body of Christ. Paul's w...View Details

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Fr. Eric is extending a special invitation to all parish community members! Come be a part of Fr. Ray Carey's two workshops on January 23 & 24 at...View Details

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"The Magi give gifts to the new born King. Jesus, Mary and Joseph soon become refugees, fleeing King Herod, who seeks to kill all two year old boys. W...View Details

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The Epiphany is indeed a great Feast, and the joy caused us by the Birth of our Jesus must be renewed on it, for as though it were a second Christmas ...View Details

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"We can be impatient with God, life, people. Not having patience for God revealing his mystery when we are living in the unknown. Mary, Mother of God,...View Details

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"Joseph and Mary were engaged to be married when Joseph found out that Mary was going to have a baby. After hearing this news, Joseph decided to call ...View Details

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Homily-December 11, 2016

" John the Baptist from prison sends his follower to Jesus asking if he is the one they have been waiting on or is there another? Jesus answer is so p...View Details

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Jon Linton, from the The I Have a Name Project, spoke to the men of the parish at our Advent Christian Men Speaker Series on Thursday evening, Decemb...View Details

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"John the Baptist sent his friends to go find Jesus, and to ask him if he was really the Messiah. Rather than just answering with a simple yes or no, ...View Details

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"A voice in the desert disrupts the lives of the people. The voice announces to repent- the word translates to mean change one's thinking and behavior...View Details

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" The beginning of the Advent season reminds us that peace is a gift that is offered to us. A peace that only God can give. Fr Eric reminds us through...View Details

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Fr. Eric wishes everone a happy Thanksgiving, talks about the 1st sunday advent, our annual theme and the new 8am Mass time that begins January 1st. 

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"Fr Eric wanted to share this weekend his homily to the men's breakfast mass- which really is a message for everyone to listen to, not just men. The f...View Details

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" A very stressful election and the post-election feelings in our country are addressed by Fr Eric. He lays out what two things that Christians and ot...View Details

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Homily- November 6, 2016

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Fr. Eric October 30,2016

Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector, encounters Jesus and he is moved to say for all the things he has done wrong he will pay back four times more than l...View Details

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Ego and Humility can at times be at odds in our spiritual lives and we see this happening in today's gospel. The Pharisee has unchecked ego that sees...View Details

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13 people were welcomed into the Adult Christian Initiation at mass on Sunday.Todays homily reminds us that humility is a response that pleases God. ...View Details

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The teachings of Jesus can sometimes really rub us the wrong way, especially when it touches areas that many think it's normal behavior. Todays parab...View Details

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The widow in today's gospel, keeping being persistent in getting a, not so good Judge, to render her a good verdict. The widow keeps coming, and comin...View Details

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"The beginning point of every prayer for Christians should be one of praise and thanksgiving to God. Today's readings reflect the inner core change in...View Details

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"Going over Brooklyn Bridge on 9/11 is Ladder Truck 118. That day they entire company dies. These brave people face violence and death head on. Where ...View Details

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The parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the poor man at his gate, can make all of us uncomfortable. The rich man uses the gate to keep Lazarus on the...View Details

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The Voice of the Martyrs

Christians in many parts of the world have faced persecution for centuries. Today it still exists and Christians face hardships that even cost their l...View Details

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Being clever in worldly things is one thing, yet Jesus tells a parable that challenges all his followers to be clever in things pertaining to our plac...View Details

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Today we hear that God is angry with the people as they have broken the covenant relationship with God. It would of been understand that the one who b...View Details

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One Sunday the Church received her newest Saint, St. Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa was well known throughout the world for her radical love of th...View Details

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Homily_ April 24, 2016

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Homily_ April_10_16

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Easter Homily

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Palm Sunday Passion

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Homily-March 13, 2016

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Homily-March 6, 2016

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Homily-February 28, 2016

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Homily-February 21, 2016

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Homily-February 14, 2016

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Fr. Ray Carey

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Homily 01/24/16

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Fr Eric Homily

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Bags of Compassion video shown during Masshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgDX8K607YA

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God tells us through his Word that he is the God of blessings, abundance, providing for our needs, reminding us that we are more important the the bir...View Details

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Great Catholic theology is the understanding of patron saints. God is so interested in human activity as he is NOT a God of distance but of presence. ...View Details

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Many Christians want to have clear vision in their lives before they move to trust in God. Only when it makes sense to trust God then we move to do so...View Details

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The term "pro bono" means providing a service free of charge, and for the common good. When it is used by a professional we seek help from, it can be ...View Details

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In our area we have people who excel in their careers, professional life and in our passions. We are filled with people who think doing just the norm...View Details

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Fr. André Dargis and Dr. John Konicek,Theologian break open Pope Francis' Encyclical on "Care for Our Common Home." For the first time ever this im...View Details

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Divorce happened during the time of Moses and also during the time of Jesus. Divorce happens today as most of us have known someone who had divorced o...View Details

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Kenny a cashier at McDonalds in Chicago is approached by man in wheelchair asking for assistance to help eat his food. Kenny closes his register durin...View Details

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Fr. Tom Doyle

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Fr. Tom Doyle

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The theme that begins Jesus' ministry is "change your hearts". It is a call to let go of our human reason to make room for God's wisdom. One can reall...View Details

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When we decide to "follow" someone we do so by choosing to listen to them. We value what they have to say and they may have influence or authority ove...View Details

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Jesus breaks a barrier went going into Decapolis which is heavily Greek influence, the home to many Gentiles. Mark's Gospel shows that Jesus wishes to...View Details

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Usually we can tell if someone does not have their heart into it. Maybe there is going through the motions, not meaning what is said with words, or no...View Details

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Sunday's readings have two words that cause some people to be uncomfortable with God's word. When we sit with his word we can gain insight into what G...View Details

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"After being fed by Jesus, the many went looking for him. Jesus knew their hearts that they wanted their important earthly needs met, receiving food. ...View Details

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"Many parables begin with the phrase" the Kingdom of God is like...." This translation is not the best as it is not describing a place (kingdom) but r...View Details

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"The early followers of Christ all ate at the Lord's table. It was a table to joy, intimacy with the Lord and all participated. In the 13th century pe...View Details

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The disciples worshiped Jesus in today's gospel but they still doubted. Interesting how the disciples continually doubted Jesus when they lived with h...View Details

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"Today's reading from Acts of the Apostles tells us about the many peoples gathering who all speak their own language. Not able to understand one anot...View Details

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St Patrick has the honor of welcoming Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Permanent Observer for the Holy See to the United Nations. Archbishop Auza, alon...View Details

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"For Mother's Day our parish had the opportunity to hear a mother's testimony from parishioner Diane Kar. She gave a great talk on her story of being ...View Details

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Parishioner John Baker gives his time to an organization called Voice of the Martyrs. This organization supports Christians throughout the world who a...View Details

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This past weekend our parish welcomed Fr. Robert Clements, the Pastor and Director of the Arizona State University Newman Center, which ministers to ...View Details

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"In Acts of the Apostles reading today, Peter and the apostles get a second chance. They meet the opposition to their preaching of Jesus Christ with g...View Details

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"Food has the potential to break down barriers between people. When it comes to good food there can be a connect with the familiar, eating, sharing, b...View Details

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"Thomas is the first dissenter of the early Christian community refusing to believe in the resurrection as he refuses to believe first hand testimony ...View Details

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"Fr Eric shares his homily for the Easter Vigil, the initiation of the new members into our Catholic family. We are to remember that the newly baptize...View Details

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Forty days ago on Ash Wednesday, Fr Eric shared three things we could work on for Lent. These suggestions came from Fr James Martin S.J., a well know...View Details

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Men's Prayer Breakfast gathered men for mass, breakfast and a talk from Kevin McGloin. A powerful talk about dealing with sadness and suffering in lif...View Details

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"Gather, Proclaim, Break and Send. The four actions that happen at every mass, every ministry gathering, every meeting. The gathering of God's people ...View Details

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Pope Francis 03/16/15

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"St Patrick celebrated our 35th anniversary as a parish community at all our masses. Fr Eric showed a commercial at mass that dealt with helping the h...View Details

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Pope Francis

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Fr Eric reminds us that in accepting the 10 commandments, Israel sees this as a connection to a covenant relationship. This means that it is not simpl...View Details

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"In the time of Abraham, religion could bring much anxiety to people trying to either please or ask for favors from their gods and goddesses. The stor...View Details

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This weekend at our 10:30 Liturgy we had a friend from Australia, Fr Peter Dillon. His homily tells of a funny story that happen to him regarding his ...View Details

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Israel understood the call to be holy, as God is holy. Yet in ancient biblical times one who had a blemish or imperfection could not be holy, ...View Details

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Hopefully Christians are familiar with the Scriptures and remember an important book in the Old Testament, the Book of Job. It is too bad that in our ...View Details

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A beautiful look into what the process of Becoming Catholic looks like at St. Patrick. For more information, contact Maggie Seliga; mseliga@stpatcc.or...View Details

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Life Teen

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The Gospel of Mark places importance on the words of Jesus and the power those words have. His words enabled fishermen leave their world and completel...View Details

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Fr Ray Carey gives a fantastic talk on Marriage. An insight into a very practical theology of what marriage really is in our Catholic faith, plus thre...View Details

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Fr Ray Carey makes eight great reflection points into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Great insights into being sure our faith experience is not stu...View Details

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This weekend our friend Fr Ray Carey from the Archdiocese of Portland was our homilist. His homily gives great insight into correct understanding of t...View Details

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On Saturday morning, 175 men attended the Men's Prayer Breakfast with mass, breakfast and a talk. Fr Ray Carey from the Archdiocese of Portland,Orego...View Details

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Throughout the Bible, God shows a consistent pattern of calling people to do His work, which are above the capability of the person being called. Ever...View Details

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"At our very baptism we were given the title of sons and daughters of God. We belong to God as we become a new creation. It is a title that can never ...View Details

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I have seen so many parishioners take the role of being an advocate for others. An advocate for a sick family member, and elderly person, a special ne...View Details

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If we think the Feast of the Holy Family is about trying to be a perfect family like the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary and Jesus then we are missing the...View Details

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A Christmas homily that gives a wonderful message to those close to the sacrament, who are in close relationship to God, for those struggling with fai...View Details

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God tugs at the heart of the young virgin, Mary, to follow His plan for her and accept the Son of God in her womb. As she prepares to marry Joseph she...View Details

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If we are told that there is no chance we will fail, we would be so interested in whatever is promising such a bold statement. What if scriptures said...View Details

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 The word Gospel in Hebrew means good tidings, the Good News of Jesus Christ. Now can we assume that every Christian has heard the "good news", the G...View Details

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Christian Disciples in Mission, our parish statement, is a reminder of who are called to be. This week, on the Second Sunday of Advent, we concentrat...View Details

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Christian Disciples in Mission is the mission statement for our parish family. This Sunday we look at the word Christian. Christians are different t...View Details

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In today's Gospel, Saint Matthew gives us a vision of what the final judgement day will be like.. What will be the criteria that God uses to judge us?...View Details

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Cross-Roads Meeting 2014

For 35 years St. Patrick Catholic Community has been committed to the opinions and thoughts of the Parishioners. Now is no different. As we enter into...View Details

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St. Matthew's parable is on the three servants who were each given talents. Two increased the master's money, while one buried the talent, gaining no ...View Details

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When people think of the word "church" they might be thinking of thebuilding. Today's readings do not focus solely on the bricks of thechurch building...View Details

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Jesus is asked what is the greatest commandment and he responds with the one that everyone agreed was the most important law, to love God with entire ...View Details

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Fr. Robert Barron, from Word On Fire and Rector of Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago, gives very powerful homilies. This weekend he giv...View Details

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Giving to Caesar what is Caesar's, and giving to God what is God's can mislead Christians and others that its about separation of church and state. It...View Details

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In today's parable Jesus mentions a king who after being rejected by the elite to attend his son's wedding feast, invites the common folk. One invited...View Details

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Worry and anxiety are useless and only drain our energy and rob believers of hope, as St Paul tells us in today's reading. Many times the root cause o...View Details

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The Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, reflects on the state of the Catholic Church in Phoenix and beyond.

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The religious leaders clash with Jesus regarding John the Baptist. If they choose to say he is important, they have failed to hear his cause for conve...View Details

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Fatherhood is not always easy, but it is always a blessed adventure.  Scott Bagshaw (husband, father and youth minister) shares about what has shaped...View Details

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The parable of the workers in the vineyard getting paid the same wage whether they worked one hour or the entire day, its not a favorite parable for u...View Details

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The Feast of the Exultation of the Cross is a stark reminder that God all powerful allowed himself to be rejected, misunderstood and treated as a crim...View Details

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Criticism is something we all experience, either receiving it or giving it. How do Christians confront others when something needs to be said to one w...View Details

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If a Catholic struggles with church teaching what is the healthiest response in searching for God's truth?

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What do today's readings have to say about human authority? How should Christians view our authority and how should we use it?

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All three readings have to do with formation of mind and heart. In the Old Testament Nehemiah and Ezra are not open to foreigners until they begin to ...View Details

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Original broadcast on KTAR 8/11/14

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Three things can challenge our trust. Our personal state of affairs/our circumstances. People can be blamed in causing us to lose trust. Our self doub...View Details

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Fr. Eric Message 7/20/14

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Fr. Ray Carey from the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon will be with us until the end of the month for pastoral assistance. He will be presiding at Mas...View Details

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Fr. Ray Carey from the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon will be with us until the end of the month for pastoral assistance. He will be presiding at Mas...View Details

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Fr. Ray Carey from the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon will be with us until the end of the month for pastoral assistance. He will be presiding at Mas...View Details

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A reflection on the readings for 6/1/14

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Jesus constantly reminds his followers that there will be opposition to  the Christian way of life. Today's second reading from First Peter says that...View Details

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A podcast reflection on the readings for Sun. 5/28/14

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All three scripture readings for the 5th Sunday of Easter remind us that we all have a PLACE in the community and a place where Jesus says he has pre...View Details

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Fr Peter Dillon, a visiting priest from Australia was invited to celebrate mass with us at our Saturday evening mass. Fr Peter gave an outstanding ho...View Details

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A reflection on the Sunday readings for 5/18/14

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What makes Jesus a very effective speaker, is he had the ability to take the ordinary events of the people's daily lives and apply them as images of w...View Details

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A reflection for the fourth Sunday of Easter, 5/11/14

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Success is key in this world we live in and no one wants to fail or be with a group that fails. Yet Jesus is willing to be seen as a failure on the cr...View Details

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A reflection on the readings for 5/4/14

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"In the Gospel of John, we hear the story of the disciple Thomas moving from doubt in Jesus resurrection, to one of professing that Jesus is alive.  ...View Details

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A reflection on the Sunday readings for 4/27/14

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With the Catholic Church so interested in rich, bold symbols, why can't the bread we use be like heavy bread that we can tear and share with others? W...View Details

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A reflection on the readings for Easter Sunday 4/20/14

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For Twenty centuries God's people have remembered the saving deeds of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we enter into another Holy Week we "remember" our past...View Details

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A reflection on the readings for 4/13/14 - Palm Sunday

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In John's Gospel he use the word "signs" in talking about the miracles of Jesus. The sign of raising his friend Lazarus from the dead, is that Jesus i...View Details

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A podcast reflection for 4/6/14, the 5th Sunday of Lent

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WOMEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST † SAT. MARCH 29TH with Parishioner and Staff Member TORRI WINN as presenter

Torri Winn is a child of God whose greatest a...View Details

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In John's Gospel, the Pharisees define the man born blind as a sinner. The belief was when suffering/illness was present it was because of the person'...View Details

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A reflection for 3/30/14, the fourth Sunday of Lent

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Our guest homilist on the 3rd Sunday of Lent. Fr Tony gives practical examples of making Lent meaningful. He also gives some powerful examples how Fo...View Details

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This weekend's homily comes from a special mass with Saturday's scripture readings, the Prodigal Son.  Why is it that the people we love can cause us...View Details

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A reflection on the readings for 3/23/14

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For a good number of Catholics there is a tremendous fear that we might look foolish, ignorant of things of our faith, and making a mistake. We can no...View Details

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A reflection on the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Jesus is led into the desert by the Spirit to encounter resistance from the evil one. His temptation is to be impatient with God the Father. Jesus can...View Details

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Reflection on the readings for 3/9/14, the 1st Sunday of Lent

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Sr. Ann Shields Food for the Journey from Renewal Ministries

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A reflection on the readings for March, 2nd, the eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Paul Hillebrand, director of music at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Scottsdale shares about a new project, “Towards Jesus – Songs of Comfort and ...View Details

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St. Paul reminds us that we are temples of the Holy Spirit. Our spirit is broken when we respond to evil, sin and injury with violence, hatred, reveng...View Details

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Mary Permoda Can We Love

Reflection on the readings for February 23, 2014 the seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Jesus gives his Sermon on the Mount to his followers. He lays out a teaching that tells all of us that we are to go beyond what the letter of the law ...View Details

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Wedding Information

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An audio reflection on the readings for 2/16/14, the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Wedding Information

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Today's scripture readings remind us that to be in relationship with God, we must be faithful to him by caring for our neighbor. Our Diocese asks us t...View Details

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Today's scripture readings remind us that to be in relationship with God, we must be faithful to him by caring for our neighbor. Our Diocese asks us t...View Details

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An audio reflection on the readings for 2/9/14, the fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

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Presentation of the Lord

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Jesus never talked about God as God but God as relationship. The phrase Reign of God is used 120 times while the word church is used only twice. He di...View Details

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What was in the heart of Jesus? To understand the teachings of Jesus it helps to know what the daily life was like for Jesus and what his surroun...View Details

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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A reflection on the readings for 1/26/14, the third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Soap Operas find their ratings in prolonging misunderstandings amongst the characters. Misunderstandings that can lead to hurt, anger, broken relation...View Details

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Soap Operas find their ratings in prolonging misunderstandings amongst the characters. Misunderstandings that can lead to hurt, anger, broken relation...View Details

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Sunday saw the conclusion of the Christmas season with the Baptism of The Lord. This baptism in the River Jordan begins the public ministry of Je...View Details

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Reflection on the readings for 1/12/14 - Baptism of the Lord

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The Feast of Epiphany has a major theme, that Christ reveals that God has come for all. All three readings, Isaiah, Ephesians and Matthew speak of a v...View Details

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A reflection on the readings for Epiphany Sunday 1/5/14

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A reflection for 12/29/13, Feast of the Holy Family

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What is one to do when someone we encounter in our lives hurts us, embarrasses us, wounds us or does something painful towards us? We all have been th...View Details

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Reflection on the readings for 12/22/13, 4th Sunday of Advent

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We live our lives surrounded by jobs, people and institutions demanding us to show results. People are let go of positions because of lack of results....View Details

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Reflection for 12/15/13, 3rd Sunday of Advent

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The Advent Mission with Jack Jezreel offered a series of reflections on what a Catholic parish can learn from the example being offered by the Holy Fa...View Details

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The Advent Mission with Jack Jezreel offered a series of reflections on what a Catholic parish can learn from the example being offered by the Holy Fa...View Details

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The Advent Mission with Jack Jezreel offered a series of reflections on what a Catholic parish can learn from the example being offered by the Holy Fa...View Details

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All three scripture readings call for God's people to live in peace and harmony. Isaiah reminds us that God has created us for harmony. St. Paul remin...View Details

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2nd Sunday of Advent

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First Sunday of Advent

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Mary Permoda 12/1/13

1st Sunday of Advent

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Feast of Christ the King

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Visit the Stewardship Page on Parish Websitehttp://www.stpatrickscottsdale.org/W2/christianformation2/stewardshipwelcomeAdult Stewardship Cardhttp://w...View Details

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Reflection on the readings for 11/24/13, Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the liturgical year preceeding Advent

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Misunderstanding of Jesus' return leads some in the early Christian community to do nothing but wait for his return, which they thought could be at an...View Details

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Reflection on the Sunday Readings for 11/17/13, the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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"The Sadducees views about God and religious life was very narrow, believing that the first five books in scriptures contained everything for them. Si...View Details

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Reflection on the Sunday Readings for 11/10/13, the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Fr Eric Podcast 11/3/13

In the gospel Zacchaeus, a tax collector, is curious to see this Jesus and he climbs a tree. Jesus looks up to him and states that he wants to stay at...View Details

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11/3/13 - 31st Sunday in Ordinary TIme

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Those hearing this parable from Jesus are amazed that a woman, a widow presented her case to a judge. A judge who cared little for others and had no f...View Details

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Listen to Mary's message followed by Josh Groban's audio track: 'You Raise Me Up'

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Healing from Jesus alone does not lead to salvation. Anyone can be healed. In Luke's gospel 10 lepers are healed on their way to show the priests to b...View Details

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Reflection for Oct. 13, 201328th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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We are taught at an early age that we need to "earn" things. We earn vacation time at work, sick days when we do not use them, we earn respect, we ear...View Details

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Again a parable takes our assumptions and turns them upside down, to reveal a new/renewed insight into God and his ways. Today's parable is about the ...View Details

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Parables in the gospel are stories that have our original assumptions turned upside down and one is enticed into a new or renewed understanding of God...View Details

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All three parables this weekend has people being invited to celebrate what was lost, and now has been found. What is the role of the community in ...View Details

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Mark Twain is quoted as saying, "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare." Something I have bee...View Details

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Reflection on readings for 9/8/13 - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time► Return to features page

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Gospel Reflection for 9/1/13 - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time► Return to features page

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Coach Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals begins each practice with what is called the Accountability Board. Every player is graded on everythin...View Details

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A reflection for 8/25/13, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time► Return to features page

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Sunday's readings for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time remind us that following God is not always easy, as there will be resistance and rejection of f...View Details

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Yes, Jesus Loves Me

What you may hear at or near the Parish Office desk

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"Dining in the Kingdom of God will find God still serving us. Through the gospel of LukeGod is revealed as one who not only served here on earth but t...View Details

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Gospel Reflection for 8/11/13, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time► Return to features page

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For the gospel of St Luke, he has Jesus on the road to Jerusalem. It is his place of destiny. This is where the way of God was to clash with human aut...View Details

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Fr. Eric 7/28/13 Podcast

The country of Brazil played host to Pope Francis. It is a country of great beauty and will host the World Cup and the Olympics in the near future. Mi...View Details

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Fr. Eric 6/9/13 Podcast

Who hasn't experienced a "dryness" a lonely dark time in our lives? Pope Francis talked about a time where there was a lack of interior joy in his lif...View Details

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This weekend Deacon Jim Hoyt preaches at our masses on the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Deacon Jim uses some powerful examples of how euchar...View Details

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The word Trinity is not used in the Bible, but it is reflected in the relationship of Father, Son and Spirit. As the Trinity reflects unity to us, we ...View Details

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We all have something we are passionate about, confident in sharing our knowledge, being bold in sharing what we know and yet when it comes to shari...View Details

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The feast of the Ascension reminds us of the paschal mystery, Jesus' suffering, death, resurrection and ascension. Jesus is more than just one of thes...View Details

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Dallas, a parishioner, shares with the men his story of life, playing professional football, coach, teacher, husband, and father. Dallas inspires the ...View Details

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The reading from the Acts of the Apostles describes a very critical turning point for the followers of Jesus. Serious disagreement could have spli...View Details

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In Boston the community felt the evil of death, injury and mental pain done by people who acted in horrible ways. As we now break open the meaning of...View Details

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Catholics and The Bible

A pastoral team presentation by Fr. Andre Dargis and Tricia Hoyt Length: 62 minutes

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Guest speaker, parishioner Jennifer Beichner

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After the resurrection the disciples of Jesus encounter persecution. The history of the church has been formed and shaped by opposition to the...View Details

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Jennifer Beichner

Personal testimony of God's love and mercy through our dying and rising in everyday life. an inspiring witness talk for everyone, you will want to...View Details

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Fr. Eric offers an audio message on the mindset of hospitality

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Fr. Eric: Easter Sunday

Easter is God's way to remind all of us that in the midst of lack of order in our lives, in the midst of chaos, lack of clarity, weakness and being wo...View Details

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The real challenge of following Christ is having a foot in God's world and the other foot in our earthly world. Accomplishment, definition of success...View Details

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A great story of a male going deeper in faith, in Gods Word and in sharing with others.

Intro by Fr. Eric to speaker Doug Hatfield

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Easter Vigil and Easter

Saturday evening Easter begins with the vigil, the first to welcome the risen Christ, to initiate the elect through the sacraments of initiation, ba...View Details

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Triduum: Good Friday

Good Friday: it is tradition that Christians believe that Jesus hung on the cross from noon until 3:00pm. A wonderful tradition to recapture is by  ...View Details

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Triduum: Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday invitation and insights from Fr Eric. 7:00pm Thursday is when Lent ends and the Triduum (three days) begins.

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5th Sunday of Lent

Pope Francis is setting a new direction in two areas for the church. The increase love and inclusion of the poor and modeling humble servant priesth...View Details

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Special Podcast

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The parable of the Prodigal Son is a lesson of how Jesus shows the older son "blocking" mercy for his brother.  The scribes and Pharisees are gossipi...View Details

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Fr. Eric had a homecoming visit to Flagstaff this past weekend where he said the masses March 2nd and 3rd, 2013 at San Francisco de Asis Parish. He th...View Details

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Jesus goes to the top of the mountain and Luke states there is a change in appearance on his face. It is like an "A-ha" moment as he sees more...View Details

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We are in a war between dullness and astonishment. We have lost our astonishment. We can no longer settle for mediocrity. We need to skip in our fai...View Details

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Audio invite from Scott Bagshaw for this evening's Lenten Revival comprised of Praise and Worship Music, a Great Message, and Adoration!

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Lenten Almsgiving means caring for our brothers and sisters. Collecting change in Habitat for Humanity banks then returning the banks on Palm Sunday i...View Details

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Visit some of the same web pages that Fr. Eric does.  Great resources for Catholicism.

http://www.stpatrickscottsdale.org/W2/christianformation2/f...View Details

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1st Sunday of Lent: St Luke's Gospel gives us the story of Jesus being tempted in the desert. He writes in a way that he wants all Christians ...View Details

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We wake up to the news that Pope Benedict will be stepping down as Bishop of Rome at the end of this month. His gifts have been used by God to ser...View Details

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A powerful story of soldiers using their unique skills to help save the lives of 15,000 soldiers as they survived the harsh conditions of Alaska. ...View Details

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THE GRACE AND LEGACY OF VATICAN COUNCIL II

In this session presented by Fr. Ray Carey, recorded 1/28/13, Fr. Ray tapped into the joy and profound r...View Details

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BLESSED POPE JOHN XXIII: THE MAN AND HIS GIFT TO THE CHURCH

In this session presented by Fr. Ray Carey, recorded 1/29/13, we encounter the graceful...View Details

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Guest homilist, Fr. Ray Carey from the Archdiocese of Portland, OR.

Preaching and receiving the Word of God with joy. Our response to God's wor...View Details

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What an Inspirational Saturday Morning! It was an incredible and inspirational morning when 220 men from St. Patrick attended and actively partici...View Details

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Jesus changes water into wine, we see God's power of transformation over nature, and this includes people's lives. The disciples were changed, overtim...View Details

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Our baptism gives us status and a place in the community, a status we never lose. Even when we find ourselves totally dependent on others for basic ne...View Details

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Listen to a personal audio message below about Baptism at St. Patrick by Maggie Seliga, Director of Formation, Initiation Sacraments and Ministry of C...View Details

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You are people of great charity and generous giving.  You get that part of justice so well. Our Giving Tree program was a great success. The problem ...View Details

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Sometimes there are misunderstandings about being part of a family. Sometimes we misunderstand the mission of Jesus. No one should ever be excluded. W...View Details

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Listen to Tricia Hoyt and Michael Dixon discuss the Infancy Narratives in this excerpt from the Bishop's Hour 12/17/12. Hear entire one hour episod...View Details

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Listen to Tricia Hoyt and Michael Dixon discuss an overview of The New Testament in this excerpt from the Bishop's Hour 4/30/12. Hear entire one hou...View Details

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Listen to Tricia Hoyt and Michael Dixon discuss an overview of The Old Testament in this excerpt from the Bishop's Hour 4/23/12. Hear entire one hour...View Details

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Listen to Tricia Hoyt and Michael Dixon discuss what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about living a life in Christ in this excerpt from t...View Details

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Listen to Tricia Hoyt and Michael Dixon discuss what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about living a life in Christ 1 in this excerpt from...View Details

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Listen to Tricia Hoyt interviewed by Michael Dixon on spiritual renewal during Lent in this excerpt from the Bishop's Hour 3/29/11. Hear entire one ho...View Details

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Listen to Tricia Hoyt interviewed by Michael Dixon on the scripture and spirituality of Advent in this excerpt from the Bishop's Hour 12/13/10. Hear e...View Details

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A simple Christmas story, ideal for children and their adults, offers a fresh look at self-giving love. From Martin Bell, The Way of the Wolf (New Y...View Details

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Stewardship is rooted in gratitude. It is a way of living one’s life, based in one’s sense of radical gratitude to God, creator of all things. O...View Details

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Mary's Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) Based on the popular Magnificat passage in the Gospel of Luke, this podcast offers a dramatic rendition, composed ...View Details

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Personal reflection from Sunday's Homily 4th Sunday of Advent. 12/23/12

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Annulment Process

The parish offers support and guidance to those who are in need of petitioning for an annulment of their marriage. Begin by listening to an audio mess...View Details

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Audio message from Fr. Eric on preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.

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St. Patrick has over one hundred ministries.  What does ministry really mean? Listen to a message from Fr. Eric.

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Welcome to St. Patricks

Fr. Eric welcomes all to Come to the Table, wherever you may be in life.

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Funeral Information

Fr. Eric offers information regarding the planning of a funeral or memorial service at St. Patricks.

Call our parish office at 480.998.3843 for mor...View Details

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Fr. Eric preaches about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CN and how it affects everyone. † Seeking God’s house in dealing wit...View Details

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A brief audio reflection from Fr. Eric on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newton, CN. This weekend is important to gather in God's ho...View Details

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Fr. Andre Dargis Podcast Recorded Tues. Oct. 23rd, 2012 at St. Patrick Church Remembering Vatican II, Celebrating its Message 58+ minutes in length

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