Robert H Patrick

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  • Before I sign off for the night, a favor please; if any friends(outside of illness or family matters), has not logged on for awhile, ask them to post and share as I am; would appreciate any pending friend requests be answered as well; many may be FB hooked; this is your Catholic home, and I love it; have also given what I could; let;s have the 10,703 active, in prayer, posting and sharing Catholic Doctrine etc

  • Robert H Patrick posted an update in the group Group logo of Classical MusicClassical Music 2 weeks, 1 day ago

  • Robert H Patrick posted an update in the group Group logo of Classical MusicClassical Music 2 weeks, 1 day ago

  • Gospel Mt 23:1-12
    Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying,
    “The scribes and the Pharisees
    have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.
    Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you,
    but do not follow their example.
    For they preach but they do not practice.
    They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry
    and lay them on people’s shoulders,
    but they will not lift a finger to move them.
    All their works are performed to be seen.
    They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.
    They love places of honor at banquets, seats of honor in synagogues,
    greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation ‘Rabbi.’
    As for you, do not be called ‘Rabbi.’
    You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers.
    Call no one on earth your father;
    you have but one Father in heaven.
    Do not be called ‘Master’;
    you have but one master, the Christ.
    The greatest among you must be your servant.
    Whoever exalts himself will be humbled;
    but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

  • Thank you Jan!!

  • Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1
    JER 20:7-9
    You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped;
    you were too strong for me, and you triumphed.
    All the day I am an object of laughter;
    everyone mocks me.

    Whenever I speak, I must cry out,
    violence and outrage is my message;
    the word of the LORD has brought me
    derision and reproach all the day.

    I say to myself, I will not mention him,
    I will speak in his name no more.
    But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart,
    imprisoned in my bones;
    I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it.

    Reading 2
    ROM 12:1-2
    I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God,
    to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,
    holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. 
    Do not conform yourselves to this age
    but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
    that you may discern what is the will of God,
    what is good and pleasing and perfect.

    MT 16:21-27
    Jesus began to show his disciples
    that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly
    from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
    and be killed and on the third day be raised. 
    Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him,
    “God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you.” 
    He turned and said to Peter,
    “Get behind me, Satan! You are an ob…[Read more]

  • Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1
    IS 22:19-23
    Thus says the LORD to Shebna, master of the palace:
    “I will thrust you from your office
    and pull you down from your station.
    On that day I will summon my servant
    Eliakim, son of Hilkiah;
    I will clothe him with your robe,
    and gird him with your sash,
    and give over to him your authority.
    He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
    and to the house of Judah.
    I will place the key of the House of David on Eliakim’s shoulder;
    when he opens, no one shall shut
    when he shuts, no one shall open.
    I will fix him like a peg in a sure spot,
    to be a place of honor for his family.”

    Reading 2
    ROM 11:33-36
    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
    How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways!
    For who has known the mind of the Lord
    or who has been his counselor?
    Or who has given the Lord anything
    that he may be repaid?
    For from him and through him and for him are all things.
    To him be glory forever. Amen.

    MT 16:13-20
    Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi and
    he asked his disciples,
    “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
    They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
    still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
    He said to them, “But who do you…[Read more]

  • Robert H Patrick posted an update in the group Group logo of Funny StuffFunny Stuff 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I see…” said the blind man. “I saw…” said the carpenter.

    A bull frog went into the bank and asked the teller for a loan, but all he had for collateral was a ceramic elephant. Unsure of what to do, the teller asked his boss Mr. Paddywag. Mr. Padywag didn’t know what to do either so he asked his boss Mr. Pooler. Mr. Pooler heard the situation and immediately knew what to do. He said: It’s a nick-nack Paddywag, give the frog a loan.

    A good pun is it’s own reword.

    A group of chess enthusiasts had checked into a hotel, and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. ‘But why?’, they asked, as they moved off. ‘Because,’ he said, ‘I can’t stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.’

    A hungry lion was roaming through the jungle looking for something to eat. He came across two men. One was sitting under a tree and reading a book. The other was typing away on his typewriter. The lion quickly pounced on the man reading the book and devoured him. Even the king of the jungle knows that readers digest and writers cramp.

    A man rushed into the doctor’s office and shouted, “Doctor! I think I’m shrinking!” “Hang on a sec,” replied the doctor, “you’ll just have to be a…[Read more]

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