Weekly Sermons

The Power of Hope
April 02, 2018
The power of hope. Even in the worst situation, when people struggle under the most extreme situations where they face the darkness and evil of life, we humans hold on to hope. That is a lifeline to those who suffer, hoping that a better day awaits them! Read more »

Humble Obedience - Not a Popular Notion
March 25, 2018
Obedience. Not a very popular notion for many people. How many of us like to obey others? Read more »

Struggling to Stay on the Faithful Path
March 18, 2018
When we look around at the world every day, think about the craziness of our society, and realize how many people have turned away from God and His ways, what do we think? Many people are even wondering whether we are living in the end times? Read more »

The Power of the Cross
March 11, 2018
The Cross is not a burden to be carried and endured, but a source of power and strength to give us hope and to guide us in how to live our lives! Read more »

Christ the Healer
March 04, 2018
We are all broken in some ways. We are all sick. We are all in need of help from a healer. Read more »

The Universe is My Parish
February 25, 2018
My parish is my universe? Or The universe is my parish? Read more »

Preparing for Lent and Forgiveness Sunday
February 18, 2018
We cannot journey closer towards God if we are not ready to forgive one another. Lent is a time of reconciling with those from whom we have distanced ourselves. A first concrete step we should take in our Lenten journey is a step towards anyone for whom we have anger, or bitterness or hatred. Read more »

The Danger of Trusting In Oneself
January 29, 2018
"More blessed is the person who has sinned and knows he has sinned and repents, then the person who has not sinned and thinks himself righteous." Read more »

What Do We Seek After?
January 22, 2018
What do we seek after in life? Well, if we look at how we spend our time, we can get an idea of what we seek after. Read more »

Extremist of Love and Justice
January 15, 2018
Extremism seems to be on the rise in America, and this can come in many dangerous forms. Right-wing extremism, as well as left-wing extremism. Religious extremism along with atheist extremism. How many of us would like to be labeled an extremist? Read more »

The Promise of Change
January 08, 2018

Good News of Great Joy
December 26, 2017

God's New Name for Us
December 25, 2017
Names are important. They identify who we are, where we came from, whose family we are a part of. Maybe that is why Matthew begins His Gospel with a genealogy, a list of 42 names, which we read today as the beginning of the Christmas story. Read more »

Religious Spirit and Secular Spirit of Christmas
December 10, 2017
The secular Christmas Spirit and the religious Christmas Spirit. Two different ways of approaching Christmas, and yet maybe both have something to help us prepare for this great feast of the Church. Read more »

A Theology of Interruptions
October 29, 2017
Interruptions can be quite inconvenient and annoying, and yet, Jesus offers an important lesson on dealing with interruptions. Read more »

What Is Your Name?
October 22, 2017
“What is your name and who are you?” Let us all admit that our names also may also be “legion,” but with God’s help, we all can discover the special name He gave each of us at our creation. And this holy name is written in the Book of Life, awaiting us to claim it! Read more »

How Open Are We To See God?
October 15, 2017
How many of us can say we have ever seen God? Or could any say we have encountered God’s presence in some special way in our lives? Read more »

Competition vs Compassion
October 08, 2017
Competition v Compassion. Where do we stand when we see others? From a young age, our society cultivates and instills in us the spirit of competition. I want to do better than others. Why do they have more than me? How can I win! Our American, individualistic spirit pushes us inward toward our ego. Me against the world. The spirit of competition! Read more »

Christ's Call to Unite That Which is Divided
October 01, 2017
Our country is divided, and becoming more divided with each passing day. Whether it’s our politics, the latest debate of the NFL and the American flag, the proposed tax cuts or health care or simply different opinions on social issues or particular beliefs, we are a nation divided. Read more »

How Many Times Do We Forgive Others
August 20, 2017
Who finds it easy to forgive someone who has really hurt you? For some forgiveness comes a little easier than for others, but for most of us, we reach a certain limit in forgiveness. Read more »

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February 25, 2024
“In God we Trust.” It is interesting that this is the official motto of the United States. In a country where many contemporary people like to highlight the separation of church and state, thinking that faith should be kept separate from our civil, secular lives, we still say “In God We Trust.” Read more »

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Special Services and Blessings: Non-Sacramental Services Which Contribute to Spiritual Life
At the center of the life of the Church is the Holy Eucharist, which is the principal celebration of our faith and the means through which we participate in the very life of the Holy Trinity. Read more »