Fr. Rick's Sermons

Why Gather Around John the Baptist?
Sunday, January 07, 2007

   This weekend the Minnesota Timberwolves are sponsoring a national high school basketball tournament with games being played at Target Center. Last night Cretin Durham Hall played a team from Houston, Texas. Joe Springer hit a three point shot to win it with eight seconds left in the game.

The Way of the Lord
Sunday, December 31, 2006

   You?ve heard it said, ?There are two seasons in Minnesota: Winter Season with all the wind, rain, sleet, snow and cold. And when the weather turns nice, it?s Road Construction Season. My son Teddy and I recently took a road trip to Wyoming and Montana.

Seeing the Incarnate Christ
Sunday, December 24, 2006

   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 season of anticipation. These rituals and traditions are based on the Feast of Christmas.

Living as Children of Light
Sunday, December 10, 2006

Introduction- 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.

Top Ten Principles about Talents
Sunday, December 03, 2006


?A hot headed woman told the famous Protestant Reformer, John Wesley, ?My talent is to speak my mind.? Mr. Wesley replied, ?Woman, God wouldn?t care a bit if you would bury that talent.?

As we?ll learn today, there is very little that should be buried in our life except sin.

Does Your Wealth Own You?
Sunday, November 26, 2006


The calendar year (January through December) is also the fiscal year for most businesses and corporations. It?s the same for all of us when it comes to taxes and the government. Soon we will calculate our income and our expenses. We will calculate our wealth by examining our assets and liabilities.

Monitor Your Self-Talk
Sunday, November 19, 2006


   Yesterday, I attended the marriage seminar conducted by Fr. Charles Joanides who is the director of the Department of Family and Marriage at the Archdiocese. It was a wonderful day with several lectures and workshops. One of the topics Fr.

State of the Parish 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006

Stewardship 2007-Jesus Feeds 5000
Sunday, November 05, 2006

How to Honor Our Soldiers
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Ask, Seek, Knock
Sunday, October 22, 2006

What is Wrong? School Shootings
Sunday, October 08, 2006

Spiritual Procrastinators
Sunday, October 01, 2006

Who Are You Following?
Sunday, September 24, 2006

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