Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, April 30, 2017
On Holy Friday every year, the young girls, typically 12 years old and under, dress in white robes and carry small baskets of flower petals.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
A little girl sat on her mother’s lap and she looked into her mother’s face and said, “Mommy, you have the prettiest face and the sweetest eyes I have ever seen. But Mommy, why are your arms so ugly?” The mother explained to her daughter that when she was tiny baby the house caught on fire.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
How many movies and television shows have been made over the decades that involve at an innocent person being kidnapped or taken hostage.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
If someone asked you to name the miracles that Christ performed in His earthly ministry, how would you answer? Certainly, one might think of Jesus raising Lazaros from the dead which we will celebrate two weeks from now, walking on water, changing water into wine, multiplying the loaves and feeding the 5,000, giving sight to
Sunday, March 19, 2017
When was the last time you took a road trip—a long car ride for several hours? Did you drive straight through? Not likely. Probably you stopped somewhere along the way. A truck stop, a convenience store, a restaurant or an interstate rest stop or rest area are the most likely places.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
I’m going to repeat some words, a few short phrases, and then see if you can tell me if you recognize where they are from.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
When there’s a special event going on, and you’re invited, it’s often helpful to know a few things, like who’s invited, where it is, when it is, what’s going on, and how do I get there. The who, what, where, when, why, how basics of any import event.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Fasting, fasting, fasting. Great and Holy Lent starts tomorrow on Clean-Pure Monday. Perhaps, hopefully, you’ve thought about Lent, and if you have, what did you think about? Fasting? Probably because many of us have reduced Lent to fasting. Fasting from meat, starting on Meatfare last Sunday.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
In our oppressively politically correct society some are bending over backwards to do injustices of the past. Of course, we must learn our history, understand previous prejudices and admit indiscriminate discriminations. We must undo them and seek to never repeat them.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
The Pharissee who went up to the temple to pray was meticulously religious. He fasted, he prayer, he worshipped, he tithed. And he went to hell. Why did this super religious person go to hell?
The Pharisees paid great attention to the externals, to the outward keeping of the Mosaic Law.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Just coming off the Christmas and holiday season, some parents may be a little tired of hearing “I want” from their children. “I want this…I want that…” Buying gifts for Christmas often is based on what we think people want.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Every morning, when we wake up, what are some of the first things we do? Some eat breakfast, some exercise, and some read the newspaper. Eventually, we take a shower, brush our teeth and get dressed.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
How many of us, in driving towards a destination, miss the turn off the road? Then realizing it, we want to turn around but at every intersection there is a NO U TURN sign. Sometimes, when driving to a place we have never been before, we just get lost.
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Two weeks ago, the Sunday before Christmas, the gospel reading recounted the genealogy of Christ and the numerous names of His ancestors.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Last week we spoke about being invited to the homes of family and friends for the holidays. When we go and arrive at their doorstep, we will ring the doorbell or knock. We will be greeted by the hosts and welcomed in. We talked about the great banquet of the Lord and how we often refuse His invitation.
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