Archive (Homilies)

Allow the Holy Spirit and the Christ to Guide Us from the Inside Out
Lord of the Sabbath
Holy Trinity–Triune God

Category: Holy Trinity--Triune God / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
May 28, 2024

When we pray, "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" we are consciously reconnecting to God. As baptized Christians, the Holy Spirit is always with us and, because these three aspects of God are always connected, God...

Pentecost–Reaching Out to ‘Nones’ and ‘Dones’

Category: Pentecost--Reaching Out to "Nones" and "Dones" / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
May 19, 2024

The Readings today tell us how much the Holy Spirit is involved in maintaining our connection with Christ. Some members of Calvary parish are interested in reaching out to "Nones" and "Dones." "Nones" have never...

Jesus’s High Priestly Prayer

Category: Jesus's High Priestly Prayer / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
May 12, 2024

In today's Gospel (John 17: 6-19) Jesus prays for His disciples and the prayer extends to all baptised Christians.

“I Chose You”

Category: "I Chose You" / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
May 06, 2024

In today's Gospel, (John 15) Jesus tells his disciples to love one another. He also tells them that "I chose you." As baptised Christians, we, too, are chosen and have God's work to do. Christ...

How Can We Abide in Christ when Our Lives are Constantly Changing?
The Lord is Our Shepherd

Category: The Lord is Our Shepherd / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
April 21, 2024

By virtue of our Christian baptism, we are Children of God--born by water and the Spirit, the Lord (Jesus Christ) is our Shepherd. He is inside of us (along with the Holy Spirit) and we...

We Are God’s Children Now

Category: We Are Gods Children Now
April 15, 2024

As baptized Christians--by water and the Spirit--We Are Children of God Now. Our lives need to reflect Christ's teachings and our everyday life should reflect Christ and the Holy Spirit's presence within us.

My Lord and My God–Homily–2nd Sunday of Easter

Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
April 07, 2024

As baptised Christians, when we receive Communion (the Spiritual Body and Blood of Jesus Christ), we are encouraged to say these words to God. Jesus is present inside of us and God can keep us...

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