Fr. Rick's Sermons

Giving Birth to Christ
Sunday, December 21, 2014

If someone asked you to sum up your faith belief in one sentence, what would you say? How can we encapsulate Christianity in a single phrase? Try this one: “God became man so that man could become God.” This is not a something I just thought of.

Come! Jesus’ Invite
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ella is not just a woman’s name.

Healing & Stewardship
Sunday, December 07, 2014

The state of healthcare in the United States continues to be strongly debated. People are concerned about accessibility and affordability. No doubt, a tremendous amount of resources are spent on healthcare each year. Some estimate that to be around 3 trillion dollars per year.

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;

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,

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, someone else

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.

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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