Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent / Saint Patrick

Today’s readings I used to be upset that Saint Patrick’s Day always happened during Lent.  I’d have to postpone the celebration of my favorite saint until Sunday, especially if it fell on a Friday, because we just didn’t have corned beef on Friday, you know.  But as I’ve grown older, I appreciate that Saint Patrick’s… Continue reading Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent / Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick, Bishop

Today’s readings “Look to the LORD in his strength; seek to serve him constantly.” These words of the Psalmist are ones that guided Saint Patrick throughout his life and ministry. He was subject to so much misfortune, that it would have been easy for him to throw up his hands and not give God a… Continue reading Saint Patrick, Bishop

Saint Patrick, Bishop

Today’s readings “The Lord of hosts is with us, our stronghold is the God of Jacob.” These words of the Psalmist are ones that guided Saint Patrick throughout his life and ministry. He was subject to so much misfortune, that it would have been easy for him to throw up his hands and not give… Continue reading Saint Patrick, Bishop

Saint Patrick, Bishop

I used to be upset that Saint Patrick’s Day always happened during Lent.  I’d have to postpone the celebration of my favorite saint until Sunday, especially if it fell on a Friday, because we just didn’t have corned beef on Friday, you know.  But as I’ve grown older, I appreciate that Saint Patrick’s Day is… Continue reading Saint Patrick, Bishop

The Word from Father Pat: Saint Patrick’s Day

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth… Continue reading The Word from Father Pat: Saint Patrick’s Day

Feast of Saint Patrick

What always amazes me about our Gospel story is the response of the fishermen to our Lord’s command.  I wonder if they knew him or knew of him before this incident, because it’s amazing that these exhausted fishermen, who were calling it a day, let Jesus get on board their boat, and then proceeded to… Continue reading Feast of Saint Patrick

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent: St. Patrick

Today’s readings St. Patrick knew the virtue of humility. He had every right to complain about his lot and turn away from God. At 16, he and a large number of his father’s slaves and vassals were captured by Irish raiders and sold as slaves in Ireland. Forced to work as a shepherd, he suffered… Continue reading Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent: St. Patrick

Saint Patrick, bishop

Readings: 1 Peter 4:7b-11; Psalm 96; Luke 5:1-11 I used to be upset that Saint Patrick’s Day always happened during Lent.  I’d have to postpone the celebration of my favorite saint until Sunday because we just didn’t have corned beef on Friday, you know.  But as I’ve grown older, I appreciate that Saint Patrick’s Day… Continue reading Saint Patrick, bishop

St. Patrick, Bishop

Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:31-45 “And there the Lord opened my mind to an awareness of my unbelief, in order that, even so late, I might remember my transgressions and turn with all my heart to the Lord my God, who had regard for my insignificance and pitied my youth and ignorance. And he watched over… Continue reading St. Patrick, Bishop