Fr. Pat, we celebrate you this Father’s Day for all you do in God’s service – for your liturgies and your homilies and your prayerful presence, for your art and your cooking and your creativity. In all you do, you live your faith as you help us to live ours, serving, blessing, and strengthening the faith of those in your care. It would be impossible to count the gifts you have shared with us, gifts that touch the hearts of all of your spiritual children at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. May God bless you for the light you bring to the lives of others as you fulfill your vocation with love and care; you are a source of blessing and a gift to us all. Happy Father's Day to you!
At its deepest level,
every vocation to the priesthood
is a great mystery;
it is a gift which
infinitely transcends the individual.
--St. Pope John Paul II