Fr. Rick's Sermons

   Have you ever wondered what other people thought of you? What they say about you to others? For most of us it is a central activity of our life. Some of us probably need to worry less about what others think and say about us. Perhaps some of us need to ponder this more often.

Introduction to Adapted Sermon on June 22, 2008 by Fr. Richard Andrews

   Two weeks ago we talked about Christian Faith and Same-Sex Attraction based on a book of the same title by Fr. Thomas Hopko. At that time, we covered the issues of God?s creation, goodness, passion and sin.

   When we hear the term ?rags to riches? we know the reference is to a person who was poor and at the end of his rope. Then, through a sudden turn of events or through a process of hard work and determination, the person attains a huge amount of wealth.

Christian Faith & Homosexuality
Sunday, June 08, 2008

Introduction in adapted Sermon of June 1, 2008 by Fr. Richard Andrews

   Three weeks ago, the Supreme Court of California struck down two state laws limiting marriages to unions between a man and a woman and thus ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

A Different Path Towards Faith
Sunday, June 01, 2008

   Most often in the miraculous healings of Christ, a certain pattern emerges.


   Tomorrow, Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed

Jesus is the Bread of Life
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Introduction- Bread

   When I was young, every turkey, ham or roast beef sandwich was made with the same kind of bread. If you went to a restaurant and ordered toast, the waitress didn?t ask what kind of bread I wanted.

   Beginning in Latin America, ?Liberation Theology is based on the belief that the Christian Gospel demands "a preferential option for the poor," and that the church should be involved in the struggle for economic and political justice in the contemporary world?particularly in

   A few years ago I saw a cartoon on the editorial page of a local paper. It appear right before Christmas. The cartoon showed a stage with a large curtain.

Drink the Cup of Suffering
Sunday, April 13, 2008

   I am sure most of us have been at a dinner party and an acquaintance asks us about our job.

Help Me Want What You Want
Sunday, April 06, 2008

   A man fell off a cliff and at the last minute, as he fell he grabbed hold of a shrubby bush.

Denying Ourselves
Sunday, March 30, 2008

        What is Denial? Some would say denial is a river in Egypt. What does Jesus mean when He says, ?Those who wish to come after Me, must deny themselves? (Mk.8:34)? Our world, our society is all about having everything you want.

God's Essense and Energies
Sunday, March 23, 2008

   Two weeks ago we talked about traveling to warmer climates and swimming in the water and we should swim in the fast of Great and Holy Lent. We travel south, not only for warmer waters but to experience warm sunshine too.

Our Life is an Icon w/ a Story
Sunday, March 16, 2008

   On the bookshelves of our home, we have various writings depending on our interests. A visitor might notice history books, fictional and non-fictional accounts of mystery, crime and drama, examinations of various cultures, biographies of famous persons to name a few.

Swim in Fast of Lent
Sunday, March 09, 2008

   In Minnesota we like to talk about the weather. How cold is it? What?s the wind chill? This winter seems to be colder than normal. Some of us have been fortunate to escape the cold and travel south to warmer climates.

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