Fr. Rick's Sermons
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;
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.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
STATE OF THE PARISH ADDRESS 2014
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.
Sunday, November 02, 2014
The pastor of a large parish ran an ad for a caretaker-groundskeeper.
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.
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.
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, <
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.
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.
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
Sunday, September 07, 2014
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.
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).
Sunday, August 10, 2014
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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