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A Message from Our Pastor

April 14, 2024

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

Our Responsorial Psalm, “ Lord, let your face shine on us.”

When we are living the way God wants us to live and looking toward heaven, we should feel the love of God for us and see how proud God is of us. As we receive the Seven Sacraments, we should feel the face of God shining upon us.

When we repent from our sins and seek God’s forgiveness, we should feel the shining face of God being thankful and proud of us.

When God listens to us praising one another and encouraging one another in Parish life and family life, we should feel His smile and pride toward us.

When we joyfully contribute to the work of the Church and its needs to help people come to know God and be willing to follow Him, His love makes Him love us even more. For example, contribute to the Bishop’s Ministries Appeal 2024, Be the Light, Mrs. St. Patrick Fund Raiser, etc.

The other picture is when we sin, do we see God weeping over us and fearful that we will not seek His forgiveness and change our lives in time to reach eternal joy and happiness in Heaven.

The second reading today, tells us God wants us to keep His Commandments. We need to reflect on these words. “Those who say, “I know him,” but do not keep his commandments are liars, and the truth is not in them. But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him.”

Here at St. Patrick Church as we see the sunlight pouring into the Church, let us think and believe that God’s face is shining on us all, and He goes with us especially as we leave the Church taking the Body and Blood of Jesus with us to spread joy to all we meet.

God Bless,
Fr. Larry Young
Your Pastor