Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, April 17, 2016
“I deserve…I deserve this…I deserve that…I am entitled to special treatment…I am entitled to certain benefits.” Sound familiar? Well it should. This is the attitude of James and John in today’s Gospel reading (Mark 10:32-45) from the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
In Fr. Anthony Coniaris sermon/book “If You Can Do Anything” (Message of Sunday Gospels, vol.2, p.16) meditates on the word ‘if’. ‘If’ is a small word with tremendous implications. It can cause people more trouble than perhaps any other word.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
“I am ashamed.” These three words, when do we often say them or think them? Shame comes from four main experiences. First, when we do something that is inappropriate or morally wrong, we may feel shame, a sense of embarrassment and regret.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
See Fr. Anthony Coniaris “The Four Friends” (Message of the Sunday Gospels, vol.2 p.8)
When Jesus sees the paralytic, He says to him, “Son, your sins are forgiven you” (v.5).
Sunday, March 20, 2016
See Coniaris- Restoration of the Real Icon (My Beloved Son vol.1, p.28);
How many of us have shopped at our at least heard of “Restoration Hardware?” It’s like a high-end hardware store that sells home supplies and fixtures replicated from vintage eras of the past.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Today is Cheesefare Sunday, the day before Great Lent starts. When you hear the word ‘Lent’ what immediately comes to mind? Probably fasting comes to mind, and fasting from what? Probably food comes to mind.
Sunday, March 06, 2016
How many of us have ever saw the CBS television show “Undercover Boss”? The premise is simple, an owner of business or a CEO of a corporation disguises him/herself as an entry-level employee or a customer.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
“Watch you mouth young lady!” “Don’t talk to me that way young man!” We have probably heard these words at least once or twice in our lives when we talked back to our parents or when we used foul language in front of other adults.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
From Fr. Anthony Coniaris- “Lord Be Merciful to Me a Sinner” (Meet Jesus in the Sunday Gospels vol.1, p.255)
A group of ministers and pastors gathered for a meeting and fellowship. The conversation turned towards stewardship.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
From Fr. Anthony Coniaris’ The Parable of the Talents (Gems from the Sunday Gospels vol.2, p.143)
Sunday, January 31, 2016
On every minted coin of United States currency is a little phrase, “In God We Trust.” This is kind of ironic because money is often what people trust in more than God.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
“Lead us not into temptation” (Matthew 6:13). These are the words of Jesus Christ when He teaches His disciples how to pray using what is now known as the Lord’s Prayer (Mt.6:9-13).
Sunday, January 17, 2016
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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Why am I here? What is the purpose of my existence? What does God want me to do? These are common questions that many people ask themselves, especially teenagers and young adults. The answer to these questions is not always easy to find. It may take years to figure it out.
Sunday, January 03, 2016
Remember back when we were children, how easy it was to take something that was not ours. Whether it was a toy from our toddler playmates, a piece of candy or gum at the convenience store, a nice shirt, purse or jersey left behind at school. We wanted it, it was there and we claimed it.
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