Brian Cannon, or Coordinator of Evangelization and Family life sits down for a conversation with Jill McMahon. Jill is a licensed professional counselor, who for the last 17 years has specialized in working with survivors of suicide and generalized grief. She is also a wife, mother, and parishioner of our parish and has spoken at Home Field Advantage, youth ministry programs, and more. The last time she was on a podcast with us, we focused on the increasing depression and anxiety experienced by our youth in a time where our community was recognizing an increase in suicides among our youth. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, we face new issues, especially as we look at the mental health of our communities during this time. Jill and Brian talk about these challenges, touching on all areas from its effect on the family, children, youth, adults, seniors, care givers, ministers and clergy. From ideas to practical advice you can put in practice right away, the conversation reminds us to be united, to share positivity in a pandemic, and to look for genuine encounter moments. Welcome to the Conversation…
We want to thank parishioner Erin Gibbs, who works in cyber security for the FBI, for speaking to our ministers who need to take our Safe Environment training. There are some ministers who are struggling with giving their personal information. Erin is a parishioner who has taken the Safe Environment training and has investigated the company that is used and she was able to walk everyone through the process and provide good information.
On the 1st Sunday of Lent the Crosier Religious Community joined us for masses. We were blessed with 4 good homilies from 4 Crosier priests. We invite everyone over Lent to listen to them for great spiritual insights. Enjoy.
(Homily from the Saturday night 5:00 pm Mass)
(Homily from the Sunday morning 8:00 am Mass)
(Homily from the Sunday morning 10:30 am Mass)
(Homily from the Sunday night 5:00 pm Mass)
Great teams know what it means to have a home field advantage. We built ours by strengthening the pillars of our community – Hospitality, Liturgy, Stewardship, Social Justice, and Formation – through engaging talks and workshops. This half day conference was a time to build our home field advantage.
Becky Eldredge delivered an amazing keynote address and shared great resources with all of us. Click here to be directed to her resource page. Use the player below to listen to her keynote.
Our first breakout sessions focused on being “Grounded in Prayer.” Use the players below to listen to all the sessions.
Our second breakout sessions focused on being “Grounded in Mission.” Use the players below to listen to those sessions.
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Listen to Fr. Mark’s homily from the Solemnity of the Epiphany.
Tricia Hoyt joined us for our Women’s Prayer Breakfast and shared “The Winding Paths of One Woman’s Trek Through the Delights and Tortures of Spirituality and Mission.” Tricia is a scripture scholar, storyteller, and educator who has served in the Diocese of Phoenix for 30 years – the last seven of these at St. Patrick and the University of Mary. She has a passion for poetry, humor, wonder, justice, mercy, the Gospels and extraordinary grandchildren. She shared pieces of her personal journey through a life of prayer and mission.
This week we welcome Fr. Edward Beck to St. Patrick Catholic Community. Fr. Beck is a Roman Catholic priest of the Passionist Congregation. He is an author, playwright and on-air commentator for CNN on issues of faith, religion and ethics. Through his books, Fr. Beck shares experiences of his mission with God’s people across a wide spectrum of challenges: ministering to people who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks, walking with those struggling with addiction and counseling those navigating painful relationships.
His books include God Underneath, Soul Provider, and Unlikely Ways Home.
Here is his homily from this past weekend. Please join us Monday & Tuesday for our Advent Mission.
Monday, December 9 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 10 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
(in the Church)
* Please note… These presentations will NOT be recorded or podcasted.
Fr. Alex was working as a doctor in sleep medicine in his late 30s when he heard the call to something more… Through the Blessed Mother’s intercession and quiet moments of listening in daily prayer, he discovered God’s call for him. On May 26, 2018 he was ordained a priest. Fr. Alex shared with the women of the parish his personal story and inspiring us all to lives Grounded in Prayer and Mission.
Listen to his talk using the player below:
Brian Cannon & Adam Stein sat down (after quite a long pause) for the fourth episode of our new “Ask a Father” podcast. At St. Patrick, we seek to know, love, and serve God more as Christian Disciples in Mission who are Living Beyond Sunday. For many men, fatherhood is an identity that helps them live this mission out. This podcast is for them… We talk about Fatherhood, in all its forms (Dad, step-dad, foster dad, priests, and all those who in any way act as father those around them). — Please enjoy this episode and if you would like to join the conversation, email Brian at bcannon(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org
Fr. Eric shares his homily and invites Kevin McGloin, our Director of Formation, to join him as they talk about formation as a life long process.