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02
Apr 2024
We Are Resurrected with Christ--Easter Sunday Homily

In our Baptism, we die and are buried with Jesus Christ. At the same time we are resurrected with Christ and He lives in us and we in Him. Through Jesus Christ we enjoy the promise of eternal life with God. Jesus's rising from the Dead made a great difference in the lives and attitudes of the disciples.....

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18
Feb 2024
Jesus Shares His Faith Journey

Each of us is on his/her own faith journey in this lifetime. By virtue of our Baptism, Jesus Christ is with us and we are part of the body of Christ. Lent is a time to reflect on our faith journey and to find ways to repent and come closer to God, to share in the spreading of "The Good News." ...

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26
Dec 2023
Mary's Choice Saved Us

Eve, a virgin promised to Adam, listened to the tempter and started the fall from the Garden of Eden. Mary, a virgin promised to Joseph, had a love of God in her heart and listened to a request from God given to her by an angel. Mary chose to say "yes" to that request and Jesus Christ became flesh and dwelt among us....

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13
Aug 2023
Have Faith--Believe in Christ

In today's Gospel (Matthew 14:22-33), Matthew describes a time when Jesus Christ walked toward their boat over a storm-tossed lake. Peter, after asking if it was really Jesus, asked Jesus to call him to come to Him over the water. Jesus told Peter, "Come" and Peter started out--then lost his nerve and started to sink. As Jesus reached out to Peter, he told him to have faith. We, too, need to grow in our faith in Jesus Christ, reaching out to him often....

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25
Jun 2023
Dead to Sin: Alive to God

Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, 06/25/2023–Mass on the Grass In the Second Lesson today, (Romans 6: 1b-11) Paul reminds us that, in our baptism, we were made dead to sin. By accepting Christ through the same baptism, we share in His resurrection–and are Alive to God. From the time of Christ up to and including today, Christians are making daily choices that often result in a martyr’s death. In today’s Gospel (Mark 10: 24-39) Christ tells His disciples, “Do not fear those who kill the body but......

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04
Jun 2023
Mystery of the Holy Trinity

As we need to live the "mystery of our lives," so, too, do we need to live the "Mystery of the Holy Trinity"--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Through baptism, the Holy Spirit is brought to us and is an essential part of our lives. Through the Holy Spirit, we also tap into the Christ and into the Father--the "three-in-one." Through Holy Communion (the Eucharist), we participate with all three aspects of God....

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28
May 2023
Pentecost--Invoking the Holy Spirit in Our Lives

We receive the Holy Spirit at Baptism and the Holy Spirit is with us throughout our lives. When we invoke the Holy Spirit in our lives, we can become immersed in Christ's love and mercy and find ourselves extending this same love and mercy out into the world. Rather than being shy, we need to embrace the Holy Spirit inside of us....

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21
May 2023
What Jesus's Ascension Means For Us

By ascending to Heaven in human form, Jesus Christ nurtures us and represents us to the Father. By virtue of our baptism, we are one with Christ and Christ is one with us. The Holy Spirit, the comforter, is with us in times of joy and in times of trouble. We are called to continue the mission Jesus gave to His disciples and we need to have our thoughts, words, and actions reflect the love Christ shares with us in every moment....

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16
Apr 2023
My Lord and My God

Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, 04/16/2023. “My Lord and My God”–Thomas’s statement when he saw Jesus after His resurrection. “Blessed are they who believe without having seen.” was Jesus’ response to Thomas. This is true for all of us here. (Readings: Acts 2: 14a, 2 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1: 3 3-9; John 20: 19 19-31) YouTube Link: Holistic Eucharist–2nd Sunday of Easter  Link: CEB Stewardship 2023  Link: Independent Movie Study 2023 Link: PayPal–Our Online Giving Resource ...

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