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If you are a Lector, Hospitality Minister, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, or an Altar Server and you need to contact us in regards to scheduling questions for your ministry - please contact the Stewardship office at stewardship@st-pats-online.org. Liturgical minister schedules are posted in the weekly bulletin (see the link above). 





 

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. Crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness, primarily among the victims, but also in their family members and in the larger community of believers and nonbelievers alike. Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient. Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated. The pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced an executive order that would require medical care be given to infants who are born alive after failed abortion attempts. “Today I am announcing that I will be signing the Born-Alive Executive Order to ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve...
Since the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, reports have circulated that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a federal judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a leading candidate for the country’s high court.
Progress is being made on Mel Gibson’s sequel to The Passion of the Christ, which is now in its third draft, the actor Jim Caviezel has said. Asked about the movie by Breitbart News earlier this month, Caviezel, who played Jesus in the 2004 The Passion of the Christ, replied: “Mel Gibson just sent me the third picture, the third draft. It’s coming. It’s called The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection.”
Police arrested two suspects for allegedly desecrating the Eucharist and for destroying multiple sacred objects throughout the Church of Saint Agatha in Caltanissetta, Sicily in Italy. Several pictures immersed of the horrific attack. The communications office for the Diocese of Caltanissetta shared the photos, which include desecrated altars, destroyed sacred art, and a raided tabernacle with hosts dispersed across the floor.
Many of the news stories about the recently-departed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg have highlighted the fact that she and her late colleague Antonin Scalia shared a close friendship. Reporters often ask in bewilderment How could that be? How is it possible that an originalist and a progressive could share anything approaching civility, much less friendship? In our current me-versus-everyone-who-disagrees-with-me culture, it is important that we address that question.
Sometimes learning about historical figures can be boring. Wouldn't it be much more exciting if the historical figures were given a present-day transformation? An artist named Becca Saladin has been transforming historical figures into modern-day people. From Mona Lisa to Marie Antionette, she is reimagining them all. Prepare for your history books to get a new modern twist.
Recently, a friend asked me a surprising question: how are we supposed to imitate the lives of the saints, when their stories are so diverse? But what surprised me even more than this question was the answer that came out of my mouth: “After eight years of writing about the saints, day in and day out,” I said, “I find myself attempting less and less to imitate them. But I do want to follow them.”
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