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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: March, 2018
Mar 31, 2018

We wait in vigil through the night to hear the news of Easter joy: Christ is risen!  At the Easter Vigil we join with the Church around the world, welcoming new members to the faith and recalling the great events of salvation history.

March 31, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2018

Today we pray with the Church around the world as we recall the sign of God's love through the death of Jesus on the Cross.  May the Lord's suffering and sacrifice open our hearts with gratitude as we reflect on what Christ has done for our eternal salvation.

March 30, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2018

Holy Thursday gives us the opportunity to reflect upon two powerful themes: Sacrament & Service.  As we receive the Lord's Body and Blood may we be strengthened by Christ to serve one another.

March 29, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2018

Speaking at Mass to the kids at Cathedral School, Fr. Andrew speaks about the Passover, Judas and the blood of Jesus...the Lamb of God.  

March 28, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 27, 2018

In the heart of the Last Supper we see two clear examples of human weakness.  Both Judas and Peter will betray Jesus, and their examples offer us two different responses to sin.  Which option will we choose?  

March 27, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2018

We read the Passion of Jesus Christ so that we remember each year the Lord's sacrifice for our eternal salvation.  May the Precious Blood of the Savior wash us clean and renew our hearts for this life...and the life to come.

March 25, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 24, 2018

Caiaphas the high priest prophesied when he said that "it is better for you that one man should die for the people."  The death of Christ on the Cross takes our place for the sins that we commit which warrant death.  May we accept his saving sacrifice and offer our hearts to the Lord.

March 24, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2018

Jesus points to the good works of His Heavenly Father as an indication of His identity as the Son of God.  What's more, we know of His greatest work: His death on the Cross that frees us from sin and opens the door to eternal life.

March 23, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2018

As Jesus claims his divinity in the Gospel of John we are challenged to consider how our lives conform to Christ.  He is our Lord and His example guides and directs our lives in all things.

March 22, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2018

Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego faced the fiery furnace with their faith in God. Their example reveals the strength and conviction that come when God's word dwells in our hearts and directs our lives.  May this holy fire of faith burn in our hearts!

March 21, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2018

United in love with his heavenly Father, Jesus teaches the people that they will know who he is when he has been lifted up.  As we gaze upon Christ on the Cross may we recognize our hope as we turn from our sins and accept his forgiveness.

March 20, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 19, 2018

The Lord commands us to proclaim the Good News through our words and actions as we invite others to encounter God through the Church.  This 40 minute presentation is the second part of the Parish Mission given at St. Anthony Abbot Catholic Church on March 12, 2018.

March 12, 2018 - St. Anthony Abbot Catholic Church - Cumberland, WI

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Mar 19, 2018

Christ calls us to repent of our sins and turn to Him.  This 45 minute presentation outlines some of the ways we embrace repentance as an ongoing part of our conversion of heart as we draw closer to God and one another.  Given at a Parish Mission at St. Anthony Abbot Catholic Church on March 11, 2018.

March 11, 2018 - St. Anthony Abbot Catholic Church - Cumberland, WI

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Mar 18, 2018

Only after the grain of wheat dies can new life begin; this process from death to life shapes both our physical and spiritual lives.  What doesn't belong in our hearts?  What needs to "die" so that Jesus Christ can raise up new life within us?  The Lord offers the grace...may we walk with Him from death to new life.

March 17, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 17, 2018

John's Gospel offers a glimpse at the division that occurs among the crowd - all who are trying to figure out who Jesus is - as doubt, isolation and discord rise to the surface.  Division is part of our human experience; in light of today's reading we have the opportunity to consider how we work to unite with one another in a spirit of peace.

March 17, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 16, 2018

The Gospel of John reveals that people are questioning the identity of Jesus and trying to kill him.   Who is he?  He is Christ the Lord, the Son of God who comes from the Father to save and set us free.

March 16, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2018

Jesus speaks about several different sources that offer testimony on his behalf.  It begs a question: Do our lives offer a similar witness?  Does what we say and do give testimony that Christ is the Lord of our hearts?

March 15, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2018

The Gospel of John reveals the relationship between Jesus and his heavenly Father, establishing Christ as the Just Judge before whom we will all stand.  Our opportunity is to take each day as a precious gift, reconciling our hearts and seeking to follow the Lord with all our heart.

March 14, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 13, 2018

Jesus heals a lame man at the Pool of Bethesda, providing us with an opportunity today to reflect on how the Lord calls us to be agents of healing for those in our midst.

March 13, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 11, 2018

The love of Jesus is a light that shines in the darkness of our world.  As we draw near to Christ we open our hearts and allow his love to fill and flow through our lives. 

March 10, 2017 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Mar 10, 2018

The parable of Jesus today offers us a profound phrase for our daily meditation: "O God, be merciful to me a sinner."

March 10, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 9, 2018

Jesus takes the 10 Commandments and simplifies them down to two.  This focus allows us to concentrate our efforts on what is most important in the life of faith: loving God and one another.

March 9, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 8, 2018

Jesus drives out a demon and then responds to a comment from the crowd.  As we face evil in our lives we call upon the Lord for the strength we need.

March 8, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 7, 2018

Jesus fulfills the Law and the Prophets, creating a new covenant by which we know God and offer our lives with meaning and power.

March 7, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 6, 2018

St. Peter asks the question that all the disciples are thinking...and Jesus drives home the point about forgiveness with a powerful parable.

March 6, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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