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Building a Home Field Advantage

Great teams know what it means to have a home field advantage. We will build ours by strengthening the pillars of our community – Hospitality, Liturgy, Stewardship, Social Justice, and Formation. Take a listen to the keynote and workshop given by Joel Stepanek,...

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Our Epiphany Story

The Epiphany story is one of my favorites. A star, mysterious magi from the East, an evil king, all the elements of a good story. Yet we celebrate more than a story. The Gospel of Matthew, like Jesus, uses stories to teach us something essential to being Christian....

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Our Lady of Guadalupe (From “Catholics Matter”)

On the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we wanted to share this video with you. Fr. Charlie Goraieb joined Fr. Rob Clements on a recent segment of “Catholics Matter,” a video series produced by the Diocese of Phoenix. It is a great conversation and...

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Something to Trust

Throughout Advent at St. Patrick, we sing that well known hymn, O Come O Come Emmanuel. Both its imagery and its melody permeate our weekly worship. So, it’s not a bad idea to give the lyrics some of our attention, given that they capture two key ideas that can...

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The Heart of Our Waiting

The Heart of Our Waiting When we say that Advent is the time of waiting, what do we mean? What exactly are we waiting for? It’s a good question. As an educator, I’ve been pondering it for years. Let’s review some of the options. Are we waiting for...

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The Voice of the Martyrs Podcast

Christians in many parts of the world have faced persecution for centuries. Today it still exists and Christians face hardships that even cost their lives. In our country we have the freedom to worship at church or not and there really is not much risk for most...

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As For Me and My House – Video

We live out our faith as disciples of Jesus formed in his teachings. Formation allows us to explore our faith within the context of our world and those around us. Below you will find the first video of our “As for Me and My House” videos called “What is Formation?”

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