Info

Catholic Inspiration

Podcasts of homilies and talks given by Fr. Andrew Ricci 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.
RSS Feed
Catholic Inspiration
2018
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


2013
January


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 29, 2018

The accident at the oil refinery in Superior last week was a stark reminder how we rely on and support one another in times of danger.  Where do we find the strength to work together?  United in our faith in Jesus Christ we are nourished with God's grace so that we can offer our lives for one another.

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

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 28, 2018

Jesus helps the disciples understand that to see him is to see the Father, and to believe in him leads to doing great works in his name.  But note this: these words are meant for us as well!  As we see God at work in our lives, may our belief flourish as we do the work that is before us for the glory and honor of Christ.

April 28, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 27, 2018

Trusting in God is one of those phrases that comes quick to the tongue but can be hard to say when confronted with disaster.  Yet this is exactly why Jesus came!  In the struggles and challenges of this world we look to the one who is the way, the truth and the life - so that we can face what comes before us as we make our way to Heaven.

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

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 26, 2018

Who taught you about Jesus?  Who strengthened and fostered your faith?  This gift we have been received is not just for our own use...it must be passed on.  Which begs the obvious question: Who has God placed in your life today, and how can you share your faith?

April 26, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 25, 2018

On this feast of St. Mark we hear the command of the Risen Lord to the Eleven: they are to go out into the world and proclaim the Gospel.  May these words inspire us today to share our faith with the people God has placed in our lives.

April 25, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 24, 2018

The Lord gives us eternal life, and as we focus on Heaven we have the opportunity to live for the Lord here on earth.  We are pilgrims passing through this world, and all that we say and do is guided by the simple fact that this life is homework to prepare us for the life to come.

April 24, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 22, 2018

The Good Shepherd offers his life for the care and protection of the sheep.  The Lord's example inspires us: God calls us - in spite of our imperfections and weaknesses - to care and protect those entrusted to us.  May we call upon the Shepherd for what we need as we continue his service in the world.

April 21, 2018 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 21, 2018

The crowds find the teaching of Jesus too hard, and many who followed him now leave and go back to their former ways.  Rejection does not stop us from proclaiming the Good News; rather, it reminds us that people have the freedom to choose their path.  May we keep inviting them to follow the Lord!

April 21, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 20, 2018

The Lord teaches the people that those who eat His flesh and drink His blood have eternal life.  May our frequent reception of Holy Communion strengthen us with God's grace in the messiness of life and inspire us to live for Jesus Christ.

April 20, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 19, 2018

Jesus teaches the crowds that he is the "Bread of Life" that came down from Heaven.  Whoever eats this bread will never hunger again.  May we draw near to the one who feeds us so that strengthened by the Lord we can share His life with one another.

April 19, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 18, 2018

One of the best ways to face a test in school is to start with a prayer, asking the Lord for peace in our hearts.  One of the best ways to face a test in life?  Do the same!

April 18, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 17, 2018

Jesus states that he is "the Bread of Life" and when we draw near to Him we will never hunger nor thirst again.  We need this spiritual nourishment to grow and thrive in this life...and in preparation for the next.

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

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 15, 2018

One of the hallmarks of the Early Church was the transformation that took place in the hearts of the disciples.  Standing before the Risen Lord, they were freed from the fear of sin and death as they opened their hearts to the power of repentance.  Their example inspires us to call upon God for the grace we need every day to walk in the light His love.

April 15, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 14, 2018

As the early Church began to grow new ministries were called for as needs were discerned.  This is how the Church continues to thrive today: we recognize the need, call forth the people and are guided by key principles to direct our effort.  Now get to work!

April 14, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 13, 2018

Anyone who loves cooking knows the wonderful smell of fresh baked bread.  Our bodies require daily nourishment to thrive, and we rely on spiritual food for our relationship with the Lord.  Jesus offers both in John's account today of the miracle of the fish and loaves.

April 13, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 12, 2018

The Apostles speak boldly about the Risen Lord in the face of opposition, and their example inspires us to call upon the Holy Spirit for strength and wisdom as we journey through this life...with our eyes focused on Heaven.

April 12, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 11, 2018

While today's passage from the Gospel of John remains one of the most well known and beloved of all Scripture, the verses that follow indicate the choice that we all have to make.  Do we seek Christ, the Light of the world, or do we prefer darkness...because our deeds are evil?  May we face our temptations and resolutely follow the Lord, whose light shines in our world and helps us find our way.

April 11, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci

Apr 10, 2018

Jesus speaks with Nicodemus about the Holy Spirit.  We have received this Spirit in our hearts at Baptism, and the Lord gives us the strength and wisdom to make our way through this life to Heaven.  Our task: to let the Spirit work in our lives!

April 10, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 8, 2018

The unity of the disciples through gratitude, love and peace offers us an example of how we draw together today with the people God puts in our lives.  This is is not easy work...but it is worth it!

April 7, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 7, 2018

As the disciples moved from doubt to bold belief, we see the process that often accompanies our transformation in faith.  We need time to understand, integrate and apply God's grace to our lives; may this Easter season help us to proclaim the Good News with boldness!

April 7, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 6, 2018

The Risen Lord appears to some of the disciples while they are fishing on the Sea of Galilee.  Their encounter reveals that God gives us what we need so that we can face the challenges in life.

April 6, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 5, 2018

After the resurrection Jesus appears to the Apostles and explains how he has fulfilled the prophecies within the Sacred Scriptures; that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer, die and be raised on the third day.  He concludes this passage with a powerful exhortation, "You are witnesses of these things."  Our faith was built on the witness of others, and our lived example of faith helps others encounter the Risen Lord today.

April 5, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 4, 2018

Two disciples encounter Jesus on the road to Emmaus.  Their journey reveals how God continues to touch the hearts and lives of believers today.  May we continue on the path as we walk with the Lord!

April 4, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 3, 2018

Mary Magdalene was the first person to see the Risen Lord.  Empowered by Jesus, she is sent to proclaim the resurrection to the Apostles.  Her example reminds us that God continues to bless us in our weaknesses and strengthen us for service in the world today.

April 3, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 1, 2018

The resurrection of Jesus brings hope and life as we turn away from our sins and embrace the living Lord.  No matter what's happened in the past, may we draw strength from God's love and walk in the light of Christ's amazing grace.  The Lord is risen!  He is risen, indeed.

April 1, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

1