All posts by Fr. Richardson

The Parable of the Sower

***Readings***
Epistle: 2 Cor 11:19-33; 12:1-9
Gospel: Lk 8: 4-15

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Run Time: approximately 5 1/2 minutes.

***Sermon***

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Run Time: approximately 12 1/2 minutes.

Discipleship Development Audio Files

Father’s lectures for the Discipleship Development program will be posted here on the Monday following class. Click on the links below to hear the mp3 file. If you have any problems please contact Rebecca

  1. Existence of God
  2. Creation of the World
  3. Fall of Adam and Eve
  4. Reality of Sin Cancelled
  5. Effects of Sin
  6. Ten Commandments
    • Due to technical problems, there is no recording for this lecture. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  7. Mortal vs Venial
  8. Last Things
  9. Savior promised
  10. Healings of Christ
    • Class was cancelled due to the weather.
  11. House of Bread & Bridegroom
  12. Commands of Christ
  13. Paschal Mystery
  14. Promises of Christ  Cancelled
  15. Early Church
  16. Saints
  17. Grace
  18. Sacraments
  19. Initiation (Born Again)
  20. Priesthood
  21. Marriage
  22. Eucharist / Mass as Sacrifice
  23. Community
  24. Life in Christ

Preparatory Sundays


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Run Time: approximately 9 and a half minutes.

Gospel: Mt 20: 1-16 (The Parable of the Vineyard)

We tend to think of the life of grace like that at times. To suppose ‘well there are the rules, and if you don’t play by the rules you shouldn’t get the reward.’ In a sense because – I think we look at it as though: “if I obey the law of God, I have surrendered something that probably would have made me happy and I would have enjoyed doing. We have to give up all the fun stuff to be good and be holy. And so those people who didn’t give up the fun stuff and got away with something shouldn’t get the reward. While the rest of us have suffered and shouldn’t the world all know about it.”

On Vocations


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Run Time: approximately 14 minutes.

Gospel: MT 4:12-23.

This one has been the talk of the parish. Fr. James Richardson spoke on his own vocation, and on vocations in general. The sermon is about 14 minutes long.

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To Know The Mother


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Run Time: approximately 7 minutes. Gospel: Lk 2:16-21.

To know the mother is to learn much of the Child. To see the mother is to see the measure of God’s love. That He consented to be carried and to be born, to be nursed and to be nurtured. To be taught. To be safe guarded. On this feast of Mary, Mother of God, we rejoice in her who is the sign of God’s own love, and of the humility to which He stooped to come into the world as our Savior.