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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: 2019
Dec 7, 2019

Seeing the crowds, the heart of Jesus was moved with pity for their many needs, and he responds by empowering his disciples to go forth in his name. Their example reveals the opportunity we have every day to serve our struggling brothers and sisters around us.

December 7, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 6, 2019

As Jesus heals the two blind men, we see how the Lord recognizes and responds to their faith. May their example inspire our trust in Christ!

December 6, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 5, 2019

Jesus uses a parable in the Gospel of Matthew to show us the strength we have when we build our lives on the Lord.

December 5, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 4, 2019

The Gospel of Matthew highlights several different types of healing miracles, all within the context of a miracle of multiplying bread and fish to feed hungry bodies. The Lord continues to touch our lives today; may we have the courage to draw near and encounter Jesus Christ!

December 4, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 3, 2019

The prophet Isaiah testifies to the one who will come, filled with the Spirit of the Lord. As we hear the words of this first reading, may we call upon God's Spirit to dwell in us as we follow the Lord today.

December 3, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 1, 2019

We begin the season of Advent with a message that is both joyful and sobering, hopeful and disciplined: The Lord, the just judge is coming into the world...so be prepared, awake and ready!

December 1, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 30, 2019

On this feast of St. Andrew, we hear in the Gospel how Jesus calls him and from the Letter to the Romans how God continues to call others to proclaim the Good News in the world. God keeps calling today; are we ready to respond?

November 30, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 29, 2019

The Book of Daniel offers a vision of the awesome power of Christ. As Jesus prompts his disciples to be vigilant, we too, are invited to actively look for ways that we can respond to the Lord's call as allow God's grace to flow through our hearts.

November 29, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day offers a fantastic opportunity to stop, reflect and offer gratitude for the blessings God showers upon our lives. While life is filled with a mix of good and bad moments, being thankful offers us a powerful lens to make sense of it all as we keep our focus on Jesus Christ.

November 28, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 27, 2019

Jesus makes it clear in the Gospel of Luke that we will face tough times because of his name, yet he also encourages us to persevere, trusting that he will give us exactly what we need to carry on.

November 27, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 26, 2019

The Book of Daniel and the Gospel of Luke both illustrate the fact that life is filled with change. The one constant we can always count on is God's grace in our lives.

November 26, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2019

He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Our Savior, our Messiah, he is the one who knows our hearts and reaches out to us with Divine Mercy. And out of an unfathomable love Jesus offers his life on the Cross to free us from our sins and ransom us from death. May we drop to our knees today and honor Christ our King!

November 24, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 23, 2019

Jesus tells us that we will be like the angels in the resurrection. While the magnitude and beauty of eternal life is beyond our wildest imagination, we get a glimpse in some of the sweetest moments of our earthly experiences.

November 23, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 22, 2019

The Psalm Response invites us to praise God each day. Through our prayer, service and personal enrichment we acknowledge what the Lord has done for us as we share our lives with one another.

November 22, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 21, 2019

As Jesus weeps over Jerusalem we see his compassion for all of creation. May his compassion - even in our moments of sin - inspire us to live our lives guided by his love.

November 21, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 20, 2019

The Lord's parable of the three servants challenges us all to acknowledge the gifts we have been given AND use them to the best of our ability.

November 20, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 19, 2019

We all face days that overwhelm us. Sometimes we can feel like there is nothing left, and we have nothing else to give. It is at precisely these moments that we realize that it is the Lord who sustains us, upholds us, and guides us!

November 19, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 17, 2019

What are we afraid of? As we embrace our faith in Jesus Christ we have the power to confront our fears and engage our life for service in the world. Fear points out our weak spots so that we can call upon the Lord for the grace we need to live for God.

November 16, 2019 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Nov 16, 2019

The Psalm Response serves as a wake up call: "Remember the marvels the Lord has done!" Take a moment right now and do a quick inventory of the blessings in your life. Do it...then say a prayer of gratitude!

November 16, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 15, 2019

The Lord speaks in the Gospel of Luke about the suddenness of God's action in human affairs. The invitation is simple: be ready! Since we do not know when the Lord will call us from this life, we live each day as if it were the only one...thus living every day as a precious treasure from God.

November 15, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 14, 2019

Wisdom is a gift from God that is holy, precious and powerful. The pursuit of Wisdom leads us to encounter the beauty of life with terrible clarity, yet with a joy and tranquility that overflow our hearts with bliss. Seek Wisdom!

November 14, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 13, 2019

The Samaritan who was healed from his leprosy by Jesus now draws near to the Lord in gratitude. May we look for Christ's presence in our lives and swiftly respond as we grow closer to the Lord and one another.

November 13, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 12, 2019

The reading from Wisdom (often heard at funerals) inspires us to encounter even the most difficult times with confidence in God's guidance and strength. Whatever we have to face today, may we trust in the Lord!

November 12, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 10, 2019

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we anchor our hope in a simple fact: Christ has been raised from the dead. The Lord's triumph over sin and death fundamentally alters the universe and we have hope of eternal life. May the power of the resurrection direct every aspect of our lives!

November 10, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 9, 2019

In the Letter to the Corinthians St. Paul teaches that we are temples of the Holy Spirit, and it is crucial that we take tremendous care and effort regarding how we build our lives upon the rock of Jesus Christ.

November 9, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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