Sermons by The Rev. Katie Holicky

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January 10, 2021: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Katie Holicky

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Year B, Baptism of our Lord Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector, St. Paul’s Brunswick   Does anyone else get the post holiday dul-drums? It happens to me every year. The decorations come down, the house feels strangely bigger, empty without them. I began to think about how many dark cold days we have stretching before […]

December 20, 2020: Sermon preached by The Rev. Katie Holicky

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Advent 4, Year B Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector, St. Paul’s, Brunswick Lately, I have been wondering about the connection between the holiday season and the technicolor movie classic…that brought us my favorite childhood chant, “Lions and tigers and bears… oh my!”, The Wizard of Oz. I never really got what it was about the […]

November 8, 2020: Sermon Preached by the Rev. Katie Holicky

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Year A, Proper 27 Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector St. Paul’s Brunswick     I love my big brother, Matt, or Doodle as he is lovingly called in our southern family.  While, like many siblings, we have had our moments and likely always will, he remains one of my favorite people to adventure with. From […]

September 13, 2020: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Katie Holicky

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Year A, Proper 19 Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector A few years ago I was humbled and learned so much about forgiveness from some friends back home in Virginia. Katelyn and Patrick had been friends for years. Patrick’s girlfriend even became roommates with Katelyn during college. However, in the fallout of Patrick’s and his girlfriend’s […]

August 16, 2020: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Katie Holicky

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Proper 15, Year A                                                                   Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector   Maybe it is that the church celebrated St. Mary the mother of Jesus yesterday. A young woman who’s deep heart of justice brought us the words of the Magnificat, the canticle we said just a few moments ago. Or perhaps, this story of this […]

August 2, 2020: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Katie Holicky

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Year A, Proper 13 Rev. Katie Holicky Assistant Rector for Children and Youth   In the name of the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. Amen.   This week our nation bid farewell, to as former President Obama put it, one of the founding fathers of the future of our nation, Congressman John Lewis. A civil rights […]

July 19, 2020: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Katie Holicky

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Proper 11, Year A The Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector, St. Paul’s Brunswick  In the name of the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. Amen.  As a millennial growing up in the 90s I had the esteemed privilege of having access to some amazing TV programming. I remember when we got cable and life seemed to change […]

June 28,2020: Sermon Preached by The Rev. Katie Holicky

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Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector St. Paul’s, Brunswick                                               Proper 8, Year A In the name of the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. Amen. This week I attended a webinar on Racial Justice. Even with my years of learning and personal experience, I too, like many of you, am doing my best to listen and learn. To […]

June 7, 2020: Sermon Preached by Rev. Katie Holicky

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Rev. Katie Holicky June 7, 2020 First Sunday After Pentecost, Year A   In the name of the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. Amen.   Over the last few months, my husband Phil and I have come to know our neighborhood rather well. We live close to Back Cove in Portland, and due to the high […]