Fr. Rick's Sermons

Saint Andrew & Religious Freedom
Sunday, November 30, 2014

On this day November 30th each year we commemorate the Apostle Andrew who is called ‘Protokletos’ or ‘First-Called.’ He was the first of the Apostles to by Jesus Christ to become one of His followers as recorded in today’s Gospel reading (John 1:35-52; see also Mt.4:18-22;

Giving More Than Enough
Sunday, November 23, 2014

After God helped the Israelites to be released from slavery in Egypt, they crossed the Red Sea and proceeded to Mount Sinai. There on Mt.

The Church is Christ’s Hospital
Sunday, November 16, 2014



Stewardship- A New Creation
Sunday, November 09, 2014

Some things never change! How often do we say this when we encounter someone doing something over and over that annoys us. There is nothing new under the sun! That’s another saying we use when a societal trend, like contentious political campaigning with opponents smearing each other occurs.

Faith vs Works
Sunday, November 02, 2014

The pastor of a large parish ran an ad for a caretaker-groundskeeper.

Name the Demons
Sunday, October 26, 2014

What is your name? This is not an uncommon question. “Hello, my name is Fr. Rick. What’s your name?” This is one of the first ways we begin to know another person.

Good Grief
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Do not weep!” This is what Jesus said to the widow of Nain, whose son had died as she was processing with his body to the place of burial.

Church Music Sunday
Sunday, October 05, 2014

18And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, <

Spiritual Procrastinators
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Why not put-off today what can be done tomorrow? What student has not delayed doing their homework until the night before a test or final? And how many employees wait for a deadline at work to begin a project? Due dates motivate us to finally pay our bills and taxes.

In Christ – Christ in Me
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it(Mark 8:35). These are the words of Jesus in today’s Gospel reading, assigned for the Sunday after the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross.

Holy Cross Seminary
Sunday, September 14, 2014

There is a saying that goes, “When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken.” Another person once said, “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” Another saying goes like this, “The things we take for granted, som

Don't Condemn Nor Criticize
Sunday, September 07, 2014


Model for Perfection
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Everyday we are inundated with images of perfection. Perfect athletes in each sport such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are featured constantly in programs and commercials even after they have retired.

Moving Mountains
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just a few days ago on August 6th we celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord in which Jesus takes Peter, James & John up a high mountain and reveals His divine glory before them (Mt.17:1-9).

In January up here in Minnesota, it is often bitterly cold and snow covers everything. We can see our breath crystalize in the air and we put our three layers of clothing on before our ski jacket or parka.

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