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Catholic Inspiration

Fr. Andrew Ricci offers inspirational homilies and talks to help people grow in faith. These reflections are part of his meditations at Three Great Things where we grow as disciples of the Lord through Study, Prayer, and Service.
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Now displaying: December, 2015
Dec 29, 2015

Simeon, filled with the Holy Spirit, held the baby Jesus in his arms and praised God, saying:

“Lord, now let your servant go in peace;
your word has been fulfilled:
my own eyes have seen the salvation
which you prepared in the sight of every people,
a light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.”  (Luke 2:29-32)

May our eyes be open, to see God's hand touching and blessing our lives today!

December 29, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 27, 2015

The Holy Family had its mix of blessings and burdens - just like every family.  Yet through their struggles God was with them, guiding and guarded them in Faith, Hope, and Love...and the Lord will do the same for our families as well.

December 26, 2015 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 25, 2015

Like a bridge that connects two shores, Jesus Christ comes into our world to unite us to God and one another.  Fully human like us, he teaches us about God and guides us to heaven.  Fully divine, he has the power to overcome sin and death and bring healing and reconciliation to our lives.

December 24, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or threegreatthings.libsyn.com for an archive of all presentations.

Dec 25, 2015

Midnight Mass - (95 minutes)

Join the Cathedral Family for The Nativity of the Lord at Midnight Mass - featuring music from the Cathedral Choir.

December 24, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or "threegreatthings.libsyn.com for an archive of all presentations.

Dec 23, 2015

Like Malachi and John the Baptist, we are messengers.  What message are we sending?  What messages do we seek?  May others see Christ in the words we proclaim and the actions we offer.

December 23, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 22, 2015

Mary's Magnificat proclaims God's goodness.  Her praise of God's goodness is understood against the backdrop of the challenges and sorrows she will face - and we can look at her example to hold on to the Lord's blessings as we face the struggles of our lives.

December 22, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 20, 2015

Joy is one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit that flows from the heart of Heaven.  It bubbles up from the Good News that we welcome with eagerness and share with conviction.  Two thoughts as we prepare for Christmas:

  • Where do we discover Joy in our lives?
  • How do we share Joy with others?

May the Joy of Jesus fill our hearts, transform our lives, and spread to those God sets before us today!

December 19, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 18, 2015

God sends the angel Gabriel to speak to Joseph in his dreams - the unguarded place in our mind where our personal walls and fences drop as we sort out problems.  Perhaps like Joseph, we might look for the Lord to speak in our dreams..as we seek new ways to live our faith.

December 18, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 17, 2015

Our extended families often have a mix of struggles, blessings, and circumstances.  Jesus is no different, and the Gospel today reminds us that just as God worked through Lord's extended family he will work through ours.

December 17, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 16, 2015

This time of year we often think of making a "wish list" for Christmas, but this Holy Season provides a wonderful opportunity to make a "blessing list" to remind us of the many ways that God has done good things for us!

December 16, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 15, 2015

A father asks his sons to do a task:

  • The first said no, but changes his mind and did it
  • The second said yes, but never did it

Which one did the Father's will?  The one who acted.  May we turn our "no" to God into a "yes" that is seen in our actions.

December 15, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 13, 2015

This 22 minute presentation offers a quick overview of the Holy Door in the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  Here are 4 key points of the presentation:

  1. Old Testament roots of Jubilee
  2. The Catholic Church use of a Jubilee Year
  3. Some thoughts about a Holy Door
  4. Practical application for a pilgrim today

May this Year of Mercy transform us all!

December 13, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 13, 2015

"What should we do?" is an excellent question to keep before us in our daily prayer.  We often know what needs to be done; sometimes it's just hard to carry out.  But there are also times when we come before the Lord searching for the direction, wisdom, and strength to live our faith with conviction and power.  

December 12, 2015 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 10, 2015

God offers to help us in the first reading today.  Will we accept it?  Will it open the doors of our heart and allow God's grace inside?  Help Wanted!

December 10, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 8, 2015

I want to say a joyful THANK YOU for all who have downloaded and shared my podcasts this past year!  Here are a few quick facts:

  • One year in operation
  • 133 Podcasts
  • Sunday Masses, Daily Masses, Retreats, and Presentations
  • +21, 800 Downloads

What started initially as just a simple record of homilies has now grown to an average of 2-4 podcasts/week.  I am touched by the response I have received from people across the country, and I am honored to share my ministry here at Cathedral with you.  There is no charge for "Catholic Inspiration" and no requests for donations - this is an extension of my pastoral work here in the Diocese of Superior.

My one request: if you find these podcasts helpful - please share them with your loved ones!  Practically, that means:

  • Share these posts and podcasts with your friends on Facebook or other social media
  • Feel free to tell others who you think would like to follow (that whole "word of mouth" thing)
  • For those of you who use iTunes: go to "Catholic Inspiration" and give me a rating and review!

My only wish is for more people to draw near to Jesus Christ and one another through Study, Prayer, and Service.  May Year Two - which is blessed to coincide with the Year of Mercy - be filled with graces for us all!

December 9, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 8, 2015

Mary, chosen by God to be the mother of the Messiah, inspires us to follow her example and say "May it be done" to what the Lord asks of us today.

December 8, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Dec 6, 2015

Making a highway requires removing obstacles and adding quality materials...same is true for the highway in our hearts!

December 6, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 4, 2015

Two blind men encounter Jesus...and gain their sight.  May we turn to the Lord for greater sight - that what we see will inspire us to respond with the light of faith.

December 4, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 3, 2015

When we listen to the Lord and put his teaching into practice, we are like the wise who build their houses on rock.  May the knowledge we possess be transformed into action so that we can face the storms of life with the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ!

December 3, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 2, 2015

Did you ever try to make an excuse for not handing in homework?  This top ten list helps us understand that we sometimes do the same thing with our spiritual life - and maybe inspires us this Advent to complete our "heavenly homework."

December 2, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Dec 1, 2015

The first reading from the prophet Isaiah proclaims a vision of the world - filled with hope - that happens after "a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse."  May this Good News help us to make course corrections in our life today, so that we will be ready for the Lord's return.

December 1, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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