Archive (Homilies)

Laborers for the Harvest

Category: Jesus calling Laborers for the Harvest / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
June 19, 2017

In Matthew 9 and10, Jesus sent his 12 disciples out to the lost sheep of Israel first. He sent them out as innocents before snakes, as lambs before wolves. He asked them to...

Trinity Sunday

Category: and Holy Spirit / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
June 11, 2017

By virtue of our baptism, we are welcomed into the mystery of God's holy presence--God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel for today, Jesus tells his apostles, "All...

Pentecost Sunday

Category: Ministries, Pentecost--Holy Spirit, Spiritual Gifts / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
June 04, 2017

Jesus imparts the Holy Spirit to the disciples. The peace that Jesus brings reconciles all people to God, and our Lord calls for each of us to share that peace with everyone we encounter.

One With the Father and Christ

Category: One with the Father and Christ / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
May 28, 2017

Fr Michael Rasicci's homily for the 7th Sunday after Easter--the First Sunday after the Ascension (5/28/2017). In the Gospel today, John provides Jesus' prayer to His Father--overheard by the disciples. In the prayer,...

Jesus’s Advocate is Always With Us–We Are Not Abandoned

Category: Jesus is Always With us / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
May 21, 2017

You are not abandoned. I am always with you." We need to take this to heart and know that Jesus is always with us, renewing us, comforting us, and caring for us.

The Way, the Truth, the Life

Category: the Life / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
May 14, 2017

"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14: 6) "Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do...

Carrying On the Work of Jesus, the Welcoming Shepherd
Exercising Our Gift of Faith

Category: Exercising Our Faith / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
April 30, 2017

Christ's presence is revealed to us each week by His words and in the breaking of the bread (at Holy Communion). We want to Exercise Our Gift of Faith. As we worship together in...

Easter II–Doubting Thomas

Category: Doubting Thomas / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
April 23, 2017

Thomas, the Disciple, asked for a personal connection with the Risen Jesus Christ. When Jesus gave Thomas that intimate contact--fingers on nail marks and hand in side), Thomas was one of the only ones in...

Resurrection– Our Call to Live the Gift of Faith

Category: Resurrection and Baptism / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
April 16, 2017

"The Resurrection is the call to you and to me to live this gift of faith that has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. We, are living daily in our selfless service...

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