Sermons

IV Lent

March 26, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. The last time I was in New York City, I had the opportunity to go St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  They have a new life-sized statue of St. Theresa of Calcutta.  I did not realize that she was such a small person.  I guess I did not realize it, because she did so much in the service of the Lord.  Her...Read More

III Lent

March 19, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. A few months ago, just after Christmas, I was having brunch at a wonderful little restaurant in my home town.  I  enjoyed the food and conversation.  There was a table of people right next to us, and as they got up to leave, I saw one of my Sunday School teachers – Penny Long!  I had not seen her...Read More

I Lent

March 5, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Once there was a woman in a beautiful garden.  In the midst of the garden was a tree.  The tree had on it a very special fruit.  The woman was told that she was not to eat this fruit, for if she did she would die. Also in the garden, there was a snake.  The snake came to the woman and talked with...Read More

VI Epiphany

February 12, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. On the first day of sixth grade, my classmates and I entered the classroom to find that all of the desks were pushed into the corner.  There we stood together in the room, and our teacher for the year addressed us for the first time.  “You can put your desks anywhere you want, as long as you can see the...Read More

V Epiphany

February 5, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Many years ago, I had the pleasure of going for a day trip to Salzburg, Austria.  What a beautiful city.  I saw the  birthplace of Mozart.  I was able to see the Cathedral and walk the streets.  It is obvious that at one time, it was a very wealthy city. The source of its wealth is to be found in...Read More

III Epiphany

January 22, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN. I have been praying the Daily Prayer Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer for many years.  There are times in which I am not able to pray the Office in Church or at home, and need to pray in it in the car.  I have a CD that someone gave me many years ago, which has a recording of Morning and Evening Prayer...Read More

II Epiphany

January 15, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Last month, I had to prepare my Christmas cards for mailing.  When I write on the inside of the card, I have to pay attention to whom I am addressing the card.  For some, I write, Fr. Michael – to others, “just plain Michael”.  To members of my family and people who have known me when I was a...Read More

The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ

January 8, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. The other evening, I finally got around to burning the end of my Advent wreath candles.  Sometime during the twelve days of Christmas, I always like to burn the Advent candles down until they burn themselves out. But I had one stubborn candle!  The pink candle burned for hours.  For some reason it outlasted the...Read More