Fr. Rick's Sermons

Working in God's Vineyard
Sunday, August 26, 2007

   How many of us have a garden? In that garden grow fruits and mostly vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, etc). We cook or can the vegetables or make lots of salads in the summer. We give some away to share our abundant crop with neighbors and friends.

Sell Your Possessions
Sunday, August 19, 2007

   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.

Forgiveness by Fr. Ted Filandrinos
Sunday, August 12, 2007

Return Good for Evil
Sunday, August 05, 2007

   Ever been treated poorly? Co-workers don?t respect you? Boss criticizes too much? Spouse doesn?t appreciate you? People slander you by telling rumors and falsehoods? Discriminated against because of your faith and beliefs?

St. Paul the Apostle endured almost all of these things and worse.

Christina Sacorafas update
Sunday, August 05, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007


   ?Ashes to ashes and dust to dust? is a common phrase we hear associated with funeral practices. This first appeared in the Church of England?s Book of Common Prayer in 1549. The phrase ?dust to dust? has some biblical origin from Gen.

St. Mary Magdalene
Sunday, July 22, 2007

Jesus Fulfills Law & Prophets
Sunday, July 15, 2007

   Have you ever heard someone say, ?It doesn?t make one iota of difference.?? What does a person mean when they say that? It means, no matter what you do, it will not make the smallest difference in the outcome.

Jesus- The Ultimate Mind Reader
Sunday, July 08, 2007

                Looking at Genesis 3, we see the familiar story of Adam and Eve. God loved them so much He placed them in the Garden of Eden to enjoy communion with Him and the rest of His creation.

By Seminarian Eric Justinian Williams

June 17, 2007 (3rd Sunday of Matthew)


In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Fear not, And be not dismayed

For none who are believers in

How to Acknowledge God
Sunday, June 03, 2007

   The famous writer and critic George Bernard Shaw said, ?Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.? In today?s gospel reading, Jesus says, ?whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven? (Matt.10:33).

Why Kneel Before God
Sunday, May 27, 2007

Priesthood: Elders & Overseers
Sunday, May 20, 2007

   Today we commemorate the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea (325AD) who gathered together to discuss and decide on the teaching of Arianism. Arius was a priest who taught that Jesus Christ was a created God, of a lesser order than God the Father.

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