Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, November 30, 2014
On this day November 30th each year we commemorate the Apostle Andrew who is called ‘Protokletos’ or ‘First-Called.’ He was the first of the Apostles to by Jesus Christ to become one of His followers as recorded in today’s Gospel reading (John 1:35-52; see also Mt.4:18-22;
Sunday, November 16, 2014
STATE OF THE PARISH ADDRESS 2014
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Some things never change! How often do we say this when we encounter someone doing something over and over that annoys us. There is nothing new under the sun! That’s another saying we use when a societal trend, like contentious political campaigning with opponents smearing each other occurs.
Sunday, November 02, 2014
The pastor of a large parish ran an ad for a caretaker-groundskeeper.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
What is your name? This is not an uncommon question. “Hello, my name is Fr. Rick. What’s your name?” This is one of the first ways we begin to know another person.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
“Do not weep!” This is what Jesus said to the widow of Nain, whose son had died as she was processing with his body to the place of burial.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
18And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,
Sunday, September 21, 2014
“Whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it” (Mark 8:35). These are the words of Jesus in today’s Gospel reading, assigned for the Sunday after the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
There is a saying that goes, “When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken.” Another person once said, “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” Another saying goes like this, “The things we take for granted, someone else
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 10, 2014
In January up here in Minnesota, it is often bitterly cold and snow covers everything. We can see our breath crystalize in the air and we put our three layers of clothing on before our ski jacket or parka.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
With the recent World Cup Soccer tournament, we see yet again some of the best athletes in the world competing against one another for a championship. This opportunity occurs only once every four years and the difference between a victory and a loss can come down to one play, one move, or one simple penalty.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Last Sunday (July 20th) we heard about the Prophet Elijah/Elias and the great miracle he performed in calling down fire from heaven to burn up the sacrifice that hundreds of false prophets of Baal could not. In the same manner, St.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The four stained glass windows (two on each side) at the bottom of the north and south walls of our church temple are the major prophets of the Old Testament: Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Isaiah.
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