May 2024
Holy Trinity--Triune God

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 is always with us. We need to remember this. God is with us in good times and bad times. Through Jesus Christ, we are promised eternal life with God....

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Aug 2023
"Go from Strength to Strength . . ."

Through our baptism, we, too, are on a mission for God and are forever growing into it. After we depart this world, we are still growing in the kingdom of God, "going from strength to strength in a life of perfect service to the Lord."...

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Jul 2023
Pray Daily to Build Your Relationship with God

The Holy Spirit is with us from the moment we are baptized. The Holy Spirit knows us inside out and has direct connection and communication with God. For us to build our relationship with God, it is important for us to pray daily, to discern the presence of God in our lives, and for our lives to reflect Christ's love and teaching. The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer offers a great resource for prayer....

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Jul 2023
Shining at the End of the Age

Weeds can distract us from the mission we received at our baptism, to follow Jesus Christ's example and to spread the Good News in our lives. Our goal is to be "shining like the sun in the kingdom of God at the end of the age."...

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Jul 2023
"Tilling Our Soil"

As baptised Christians, it is up to us to till our soil so that it is fertile ground for the Word of God . . ."as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” (Matthew 13: 23)...

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Jun 2022
Come, Holy Spirit--Pentecost Homily

Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for Pentecost Sunday, 06/05/2022. Jesus shared the Holy Spirit with his apostles through His breath. After His crucifixion and resurrection, the Holy Spirit came to the Early Christians in Jerusalem gathered for a harvest festival called the Pentecost. The Holy Spirit has come to each of us at our baptism. The Holy Spirit is our direct connection to God. We can invite the Holy Spirit to help us to become the best Christians we can be. (Readings: Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104: 25-35, 37; Romans 8:22-27; John 14 8......

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