Fr. Rick's Sermons

We are Temples of God
Sunday, January 29, 2012

   Two people/families each have their own home. These houses are essentially the same. They are built on foundations with a basement. They are wood framed structures with everything one would want: living room, kitchen, dining room, family room, and several bedrooms and bathrooms.

False Beliefs About Abortion
Sunday, January 22, 2012

   Every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the Supreme Court?s fateful decision on Roe vs. Wade handed down in 1973, millions of Americans celebrate the sanctity of human life.

Put Away Anger
Sunday, January 15, 2012

   A man was playing golf with his buddies. With each hole, he was having more difficulty, slicing the ball off one tee and hooking it from another, three putting on one green and four putting another. On the thirteenth tee, the group had to hit over a large pond to get on the fairway towards the green.

Maturity in Christ?
Sunday, January 08, 2012

   A high school student went out to dinner with his parents and some others at a very nice restaurant. One of the people in the larger group was a world-famous astronomer (one who studies ?the law of the stars?).

Meaning of Circumcision
Sunday, January 01, 2012

   Two weeks ago, in my sermon, I talked about the meaning of a name and how it signifies everything that we are, our uniqueness and our personhood.

What's In a Name?
Sunday, December 18, 2011

   In today?s Gospel reading, for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ (Matthew 1:1-25), it begins with a somewhat tedious list of names, recounting the genealogy of Christ.

Christmas- Anticipate & Prepare
Sunday, December 11, 2011

   During this time preceding the holidays, our life becomes very busy with office parties, concerts, pageants, programs, buying gifts, decorating our homes. It?s a time or a season of anticipation. These rituals and traditions are based on the Feast of Christmas.

God Mends our Brokenness
Sunday, December 04, 2011

   The American holiday of Thanksgiving each year brings us an opportunity to take vacation from work or to take a break from classes and studying, and to come together with family and friends and reflect on all the blessings God has given us.

State of the Parish
Sunday, November 13, 2011

God Reveals Himself To Me
Sunday, October 30, 2011

   When someone says to you, ?I had a revelation!? or ?I had an epiphany!?, you might think he/she had a bright idea.

Committing our Whole Life to God
Sunday, October 23, 2011

   At a recent seminar I saw a video about a man, perhaps you?ve heard of him, his name is W Mitchell. The law school down the street from us is not named after him but W Mitchell is a world renowned motivational speaker, like a Tony Robbins.

Tilling the Heart
Sunday, October 16, 2011

   In the past few weeks, we heard of several more tragedies that seem to be a growing trend.

Signs of Spiritual Death
Sunday, October 09, 2011

   How can we tell if someone is dead? How do we know if they have died? We can tell if a person is still living in two ways. Number one is breathing, if the lungs are taking in and expelling air.

Just Say No
Sunday, September 18, 2011

   Growing up as little children what are some of the first words we learned? Some may say, ?Mommy? or ?Daddy?; others may say ?Hi? or ?Bye-Bye?; but inevitably one of those words would be??No.? Perhaps for some of us the word ?No? is seared into our childhood psyche like no other word.

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