Mar 2024
Building Trust--A Solid Foundation--Homily--4th Sunday of Lent

Before a bird will sit on a person's finger, he will peck at the finger to see if it is solid enough to hold him. Nicodemus tested Jesus and Jesus shared some of His wisdom with Nicodemus. We, too, sometimes test Jesus to see if we can trust Him. While His words are sometimes confusing, his Disciples came to trust him--with everything. We, too, need to put our trust and faith in Jesus and to act accordingly....

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Feb 2024
Christ Begins to Share His Divinity

We, too, have a responsibility to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Part of this sharing is through outreach throughout the world on World Mission Sunday. Our collection will be divided between World Mission Outreach and our two companion dioceses, Southeast Mexico and Renk, South Sudan. (Use the PayPal QR code to donate online)...

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Aug 2023
Ask Christ to Show His Glory

In today's Gospel, Luke describes the Transfiguration of Christ witnessed by the apostles. By virtue of our baptism, we, too, can know the Glory of Christ. We need to ask daily for Christ to Show His Glory and for us to reflect that glory in our words and actions at home, at work, at school, everywhere....

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May 2023
"I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"--homily--5th Sunday of Easter

Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter, 05/07/2023. After His resurrection, Jesus told His disciples that he was “The Way, the Truth, and the Life” . We need to feel that, to be one with Jesus as He is one with us. YouTube Link:-Holistic Eucharist–5th Sunday of Easter–05/07/2023 Link: CEB Stewardship 2023  Link: Independent Movie Study 2023 Link: PayPal–Our Online Giving Resource...

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Mar 2023
Christ Gives a Blind Man Sight

By giving the blind man his sight, Jesus Christ restored more than sight to him. The formerly blind man had a new life. To receive his sight, the blind man had to wash in a pool--in the picture. This is also symbolic of baptism, with people baptized by water and the Holy Spirit. As we read more about the blind man, we see that he is becoming more aware of Spirit through the reading, eventually recognizing Jesus Christ as Lord and worshiping him....

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Apr 2022
"He Is Risen"

Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for Easter Day, 04/17/2022, Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia, IL While the Great Vigil of Easter, last night, focused on Jesus’ Empty Tomb, on Easter Sunday, we focus on the Risen Christ and the Resurrected Christ and what that means for each and all of us. Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15: 19 26; Luke 24:1-12) YouTube Link: Holistic Eucharist–Easter Sunday–04/17/2022 Link:–Our Online Giving Resource  Link: CEB Stewardship 2022  Link: Independent Movie Study 2022...

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