Fr. Rick's Sermons

Know & Imitate the Theotokos
Sunday, March 25, 2007

Throughout the church/ecclesiastical year, four of the twelve Great Feast Days center on the person of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ: Her Nativity on September 8th, her Dormition on August 15th, her Entrance into the Temple on November 21st and the Annunciation today March

The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem
Sunday, March 18, 2007

Cross of Christ Found in Eden
Sunday, March 11, 2007

True Humility
Sunday, January 28, 2007

1.             ?Thank God, I?m not like you! Do I get your attention?? These are the words of the Pharisee in today?s Gospel reading. Today is the 16th Sunday of Luke.

Equipped for Family Ministry
Sunday, January 14, 2007

What is an Apostle; Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher?

   Apostle/apostolous- [Gk. ?apostello? I send] A title given in the early Church to some of its leaders (1Co.12:28), esp. missionaries, and in Heb.3:1 to Christ Himself.

Go to the Doctor before the Judge
Thursday, January 11, 2007

Some say cold weather is good because it kills all the germs in the air. However, from the sounds of coughing and sneezing and wheezing it sounds like the germs are still thriving at this time of year. Many of you have probably made a visit to the doctor to be examined and treated during the flu and cold season.

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.

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