Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Anthony DeMello tells the story of ?The Contented Fisherman?: A rich industrialist was horrified to find a fisherman lying lazily beside his boat smoking a pipe. ?Why aren?t you fishing?? said the industrialist. ?Because I have caught enough fish for the day,? said the fisherman.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
R.G. LeTourneau, the owner of a large earth-moving equipment company tells the story. ?We used to have a scraper known as the model ?G?. Somebody asked one of our salesmen one day what the ?G? stood for.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
How many of us have had a sliver or a splinter or a thorn in our finger or hand? These little tiny pieces of wood can cause so much pain and discomfort. They seem to constantly nag us saying, ?I?m here and I?m not going away until you do something about me.? St.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Everyone knows what a magnet does. It attracts certain metallic objects to itself through its magnetic field. Too complicated to explain now, magnetism is due to the movement of electrons in atoms. We also know that some magnets occur naturally, some are man-made and some are stronger than others.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
How many of us would say that today, or yesterday or this past week, we have suffered in some form or another, that we?ve had a bad day or a difficult moment in which we felt pain and despair? And when we felt this way did we ask: why me, why now or just why? And where was this question directed: towards another
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Gift-giving is one of the most common expressions of love and care in our society. Birthdays, weddings, baptisms, namedays, retirements, house-warmings, baby showers are just a few occasions when gifts are given. Often, the value of the gift is in direct proportion to the love shared.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Many of us have been invited to a dinner or banquet, a wedding reception, or just a nice dinner with friends at someone?s home. If that person, family or people are important to us, we will make every effort to be there for that special gathering?that glorious, joyful banquet.
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.
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.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
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.
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.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
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