News and Article Archive

Hurricane Harvey

We are one family. Right now, many of our family members are suffering greatly from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. If you are looking for a way to help in response to Hurricane Harvey and the devastating effect it is having on Houston and the surrounding area, you...

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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, they help one another live out Christ’s call to discipleship, love, and service. The Sacrament of Marriage provides a...

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Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

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 sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message...

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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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