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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: December, 2019
Dec 31, 2019

As we bring the year 2019 to a close, perhaps it makes sense to take a brief walk back through the last twelve months and reflect on how our lives have changed. Where did we experience moments of growth? Where did we experience God's grace? May we look back and count our blessings as we prepare for a New Year.

December 31, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 29, 2019

The blessings and burdens of the Holy Family inspire us to face our joys and sorrows with the grace of Jesus Christ.

December 28, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 28, 2019

There is a grim aspect to the Gospel reading today. Innocent baby boys, slaughtered to satisfy Herod's need to protect his ego, recall for us the reality that cruelty, hatred, evil and sin are part of our human condition. May this terrifying event inspire us to respect all life as a precious and sacred gift from God.

December 28, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 27, 2019

On this feast of St. John - the Apostle and Evangelist - we look to John's example and consider how we are called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in our lives today.

December 27, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 26, 2019

Stephen is the first person to give his life as a witness to his faith in Jesus Christ. He spoke with a wisdom and spirit that none could refute, and he offers us an example about how we show our love for the Lord every day.

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

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Dec 25, 2019

God loves us. Plain and simple. Warts and all. God loves us and meets us where we are, not in polished perfection and immaculate attire, but in a humble manger as a displaced person. God loves us so much that he sent his Son to die and rise that we might have eternal life.

May we all drop to our knees at some point today and say thank you...

Merry Christmas, my friends!

December 25, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 24, 2019

Have you ever tried to get a gift for "the person who has everything" and been frustrated in the process? Everything we have comes from God...everything! The Lord needs nothing from us, but asks for only one thing: a loving heart that reaches out to others.

December 24, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 22, 2019

Both St. Paul and St. Joseph respond to God's call, but they do it in very different ways. Their examples reveal that the Lord offers many ways that we can offer our lives, based on our ability and talent. There is nothing to stop us...except ourselves.

December 22, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 21, 2019

Elizabeth was aware of God's presence through both the baby in her womb and the woman at her door. May we actively seek the Lord's presence in our lives...so that we are ready when we returns!

December 21, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 20, 2019

Mary's response to the Angel Gabriel offers us a powerful example of discipleship as she says "May it be done!" Her words inspire us to accept the Lord's invitation today as we carry out our tasks in service of Jesus.

December 20, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 19, 2019

As Zechariah hears the message of hope from the Angel Gabriel, he expresses his doubts. May his example help us to honestly confront our own struggles of faith as we turn toward the Lord.

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

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Dec 18, 2019

St. Joseph responds to the Angel Gabriel with swift and silent action. His response to God's call inspires us to look for opportunities to put our faith into daily practice.

December 18, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 17, 2019

The Gospel of Matthew recounts the genealogy of Jesus, showing us the times of blessing and sin within the Lord's extended family. This list gives us hope, as God continues to work in our own families today.

December 17, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 15, 2019

Jesus references the prophet Isaiah in answer to the question "Are you the one who is to come?" and offers us a renewed sense of hope as we bring our shortcomings and weaknesses to the Lord.

December 14, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 14, 2019

God often works in ways that we do not recognize in the moment, but only later after time and reflection allow the experience to sink in. May our eyes be open to see the Lord at work in our world today!

December 14, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 13, 2019

The prophet Isaiah and the Psalmist show how the Lord teaches us, offering light so that we can see our path and find our way through this life.

December 13, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 12, 2019

Mary's appearance to Juan Diego in 1531 forever changed the faith of the local people in Mexico, and inspired the faith of millions throughout North and South America.

December 12, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 11, 2019

Both Isaiah and Jesus offer words of encouragement: God renews our strength when we are weary!

December 11, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 10, 2019

The readings today proclaim a message of hope - to strengthen, guide, and inspire our lives - because there are times in life where hope in God is what gets through the day.

December 10, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 9, 2019

Mary's acceptance of her part in the plan of Salvation History inspires us to say "Yes!" to God's invitation to work in our lives today.

December 9, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 8, 2019

John the Baptist speaks with fiery eloquence, urging the people to prepare for the one who will baptize with fire. In light of his words, may we take the opportunity today to honestly reflect on our lives and confess our sins in preparation for the coming of Christ.

December 8, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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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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