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A Message from Our Pastor

December 05, 2021

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

As we light the Second Candle of our Parish Advent Wreath, we pray for love in our lives. We pray that the First candle last Sunday, asked us to pray for hope and will help us this week to strengthen our Hope and help us to look to love.

Love of God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit, which is rooted in our Catholic Faith. Then with the love that the Blessed Trinity has for all people we can be moved this week to strengthen our love of all human beings, even those who irritate us. No, it is not always easy to do, but God Expects us to try and let His love and Blessings assist us.

As we are preparing to remember the Birth of Jesus let us not forget, He came, He taught, He formed the Church, He provided for the needs of all people, and gave His life, Rose from the dead and told us that if we listen to Him, follow what He taught us one day we can stand before God in Heaven also.

But if we do not have love for God and our fellow man, He, Jesus our Savior cannot force us to want to go to heaven.

Love is not like a soap opera, but instill really caring, helping, forgiving, and praying for those we should love even when it is difficult to do so.

John the Baptist tells us to repent and prepare the way of the Lord, each of us needs to hear this, accept it and do our best to show that love each day of our life.

God Bless,
Fr. Larry Young 
Pastor of St. Patrick Church

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