It is with a heavy heart and eyes turned to Heaven that we share with you the passing of our beloved board member, Mike Patterson.
He was called home to Our Lord at 3:45 AM this morning, Tuesday September 25th, surrounded in love by his family.
Mike dedicated much of his work and expertise as a lawyer to helping the Church and gave many of his resources to assist apostolates in their work of evangelization. He is a mentor and inspiration to us and countless others who he touched with his generosity, hard work, and gentle loving spirit.
Mike suffered from a return of cancer in recent months and united his suffering to Our Lord. He had prepared himself for a peaceful and holy death by availing himself of the Sacraments and remaining in a state of grace with the aide of Fr. Robert Spitzer and Fr. Bill Watson.
Please join us in praying for Mike’s soul and please continue to hold his family in prayer:
Saints of God, come to his aid!
Come to meet him, Angels of the Lord!
Receive his soul and present him to God the Most High.
May Christ, who called you, take you to himself;
may Angels lead you to Abraham’s side.
Give him eternal rest, O Lord,
and may your light shine on him forever.
All-powerful and merciful God,
we commend to you Mike Patterson, your servant.
In your mercy and love,
blot out the sins he has committed
through human weakness.
In this world he has died:
let him live with you forever.
Through Christ our Lord.
We are excited to invite you to join the Napa Institute for our first Virtual Conference, “Finding Hope in the New America.” While we won’t be able to share conversation or a bottle of wine with you this year in person, we invite you to fill your glasses at home and toast the hope we have in the Napa Institute Family and in our Faith. Join speakers such as Cardinal George Pell, Dr. Scott Hahn, Curtis Martin, and many more as they address issues ranging from socialism to how to answer our call to evangelization in a hostile world. In these unprecedented times in our nation, we must view all the critical issues through a Catholic lens, with great hope in Christ.