From Our Pastor

Father M. David Dawson

 Welcome to my page!  I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts and fun tidbits as much as I enjoy sharing them. 

Have a blessed day.

Fr. M. David Dawson

 

 

So many people are waiting until the last minute to request anointing, and I had one yesterday where I barely made it in time..If you or a loved one have a serious illness (physical or mental health), and likely will need the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick soon, DO NOT WAIT! Let me know, so that we can make sure it happens in time for you or your loved one. When you let us know about someone in need of the sacrament, please indicate how urgent the situation is; if they will be able to receive the Eucharist; and if they need additional sacraments such as Baptism or Confirmation.   I do not want anyone to fall through the cracks from wondering if they should wait until things are more dire.

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My Favorite Quotes and Bible Verses:

“23 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24 All who keep his commandments abide in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.”  (1 John 3:23-24)

"Read the Gospel attentively and you will see that Jesus sacrificed even charity for prayer.  And do you know why?  To teach us that, without God, we are too poor to help the poor!"                                   (Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta)

"If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us."        (1 John 1:8-10)

"The Christian Family is the first place of education in prayer.  Based on the sacrament of marraige, the family is the 'domestic church' where God's children learn to pray and to persevere in prayer.  For young children in particular, daily family prayer is the first witness of the Church's living memory as awakened patiently by the Holy Spirit."                            (Catechisms of Catholic Prayer 2685)

 

That so much happens in such a tiny place is a testimony to the people who are there. St. Patrick’s long and storied history comes alive when we meet. It’s the faces resembling those of so many previous generations.  It is the faith and values that brought us closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ and strengthens our community. Yet, something new and positive comes to the mix with each new person that comes. The Holy Spirit works by bringing in new elements, often in the form of new people. It is an honor to be part of a story with such deep roots.

 

May God Bless you and Keep you,

 

Fr. M. David Dawson

 

 

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