Jan 2024
If You Believe, You Will See Greater Things

Homily–“If You Believe, You Will See Greater Things” Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, 01/14/2024, “Companion Diocese Sunday” In today’s Gospel (John 1: 43-51), Jesus begins to expand his teaching to the world. Nathan, who had never met Jesus before, listens to Him for the first time and immediately recognizes Jesus as “the Son of God, the King of Israel.” Jesus tells Nathan that, “If he believes, he will see greater things.” Today our collection goes to support the work of our two Companion Dioceses, Southeast Mexico......

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Feb 2023
Lord, What Would You Have Me Do?

Jesus calls us to follow His lead--helping the homeless, caring for the oppressed, helping feed the hungry. "The poor are with us always" (a truth in the past and lasting today.) Take the time to ask, "Lord, what would you have me do?"...

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Nov 2022
Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise

Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for the 24th (Last) Sunday after Pentecost, 11/20/2022 (Christ the King Sunday)–Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia, IL Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, is crucified between two thieves. One of the thieves believes in Jesus Christ and asks him to remember him when he gets to Paradise.  Jesus tells him, “Today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Through our baptism, we, too, join Jesus in Paradise.  We need to remember that we follow him and not to “crown ourselves”–being too much aware of our own wants and......

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