Archives: Sermons

Time for a Tune-up

There is an old expression that says, “When things get tough the tough get going.” I’m not sure that’s the greatest tenet to live by, but maybe we could adjust the saying to something like …

10 / 02 / 22

SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

This Is Holy Ground And You Are God’s Holy People There is something beyond what we know, see and understand. There is something or someone that is beyond our grasp. Are they looking after us? …

09 / 25 / 22

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Southern California sun is not always kind to our eyes, our skin and especially the top of our heads and faces. I’ve been to the dermatologist several times in the past 6 years to remove …

09 / 11 / 22

INVITATION TO THE MEAL

Jesus is invited to a banquet in the home of a Pharisee, and he uses this invitation as a teaching moment, a ‘show and tell’ time for his disciples. Jesus says: “Notice how people are …

08 / 28 / 22

SABBATH REST

Let’s talk about the Sabbath and what Jesus is saying and what he is not saying in our gospel passage today. What Jesus is not saying is that we are not to observe the Sabbath. …

08 / 21 / 22

SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN, MOTHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

Mary said,   My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call …

08 / 14 / 22

MOUNTAINTOP ENCOUNTERS

About 8 days after Jesus foretells his death and resurrection, He takes Peter, James and John up on a mountain to pray. On the mountaintop, and as the three disciples peer through their tired droopy …

08 / 04 / 22

SITTING AT THE LORD’S FEET AND LISTENING

We have all heard stories about Mary and Martha, and every time we hear it seems like we must decide whether we are more like Martha or Mary. Martha appears to always get a bad …

07 / 17 / 22

ABIDE IN ME AND I WILL ABIDE IN YOU

On Independence Day we think of all those who gave their lives, knowing that others would benefit from their sacrifice. I was wondering where I could start on remembering our nations heroes, because there have …

07 / 03 / 22

WALKING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

Years ago, I was introduced to the writings of Stephen Covey and the famous phrase: “Seek first to understand, and then to be understood”. In other words, listen emphatically to others, and do your best …

06 / 26 / 22