Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Today is Cheesefare Sunday. Having already begun our fast from meat this past week, today is the last day we eat cheese and dairy products before beginning the strict fast of Great and Holy Lent, which starts tomorrow on Clean/Pure Monday. More importantly, Cheesefare is also known as the Sunday of Forgiveness.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Minnesota state hockey tournament finished up this weekend.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
What is the greatest commandment of God? This is the question posed to Jesus by the lawyer in today?s Gospel from the 15th Sunday of Matthew (22:35-46). Is this passage familiar? It should be. We also read it on the Eighth Sunday of Luke which typically occurs about mid-November.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Nearly everyone has heard the expression ?up a tree.? It?s like the other saying, ?up a creek without a paddle.? The implication is that if you?re up a tree, then you?re stuck with not an easy way down.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A young boy had not spoken a single word in his first six years of life.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
After Jesus was baptized, and anointed by the Holy Spirit to become the Christ, the Messiah, what is the first thing He said? What was the topic of His first sermon? What did He preach? Jesus? first of many subsequent similar sermons was this: ?Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand? (Mt.4:17).
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Our belief in the Holy Trinity--God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit?three persons, one God, where does it come from? Is it a belief that made up by some saint or theologian centuries ago? No, our Trinitarian belief is based on the deepest experience of humanity throughout our Judeo-Christian
Sunday, December 30, 2012
How many of us are feeling Christmas fatigue? What is Christmas fatigue? Symptoms of Christmas fatigue might be: not wanting to go to another dinner party or social gathering; just wanting to stay home and not do anything; being tired of shopping; worrying did I get a gift for everyone; did I get the right gift;
Sunday, December 23, 2012
It was only nine days ago that one of the most unspeakable tragedies in the history of our country occurred. The murder of twenty innocent little school children and six adult educators took place on Friday December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The holidays are a time when family and friends will gather together for fellowship and fun, rest and relaxation. Many will travel from far away, another state, across the country, even from a foreign country to be near the people they love.
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Since the seventeenth (17th) century, mankind has been developing telescopes to look farther and farther into the distance but into the heavens itself.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A little girl was reciting scripture in front of the entire church. The great crowd made her nervous and her mind went blank. In the front row, her mother was almost as nervous as her daughter. The mother gestured, moving her lips, trying to form the words to help the girl but it did no good.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Last week, on the Eighth Sunday of Luke (10:25-37), Jesus told the Parable of the Good Samaritan to explain who is our neighbor and what it means to be a neighbor.
The lawyer asked Jesus how to inherit eternal life.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Sunday, November 04, 2012
In C.S. Lewis? book, ?The Screwtape Letters,? the Devil says to his nephew, Wormwood, whom he is training for effective service in the world, ?I, the Devil, will always see to it that there are bad people.
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