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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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Jan 25, 2020

The conversion of St. Paul reminds us that repentance and change are part of our journey of faith. As Paul moved from persecutor to preacher of the faith, we consider how the Lord calls us to make a change in our hearts.

January 25, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 24, 2020

The call of the Twelve Apostles in the Gospel of Mark reminds us that a call by Christ is personal. The Lord knows our hearts and calls us as unique individuals to offer our lives for particular service in the world.

January 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 23, 2020

The Psalm Response today offers comfort and practical support as we trust in the Lord and reject the temptation to fear.

January 23, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 22, 2020

We all know the story of David and Goliath...it's one of the first we learn as kids. Yet this classic underdog situation reminds us that with God's help we can face whatever challenges come our way.

January 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 21, 2020

In the exchange between God and Samuel, we hear an important insight: "Not as man sees does God see, because he sees the appearance, but God looks into the heart." In light of this observation, may we focus on how we look on the inside!

January 21, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 19, 2020

Isaiah, Paul and John the Baptist all offered their lives in service for the Lord. As we follow their example, may the words of the Psalmist, "Here am I Lord, I come to do your will" echo in our hearts!

January 19, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 18, 2020

The call of Levi offers us hope. As Jesus calls and reaches outs to sinners, we know that the Lord lovingly calls us - in spite of our sins - to follow him along the path of new life.

January 18, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 17, 2020

The healing of the paralytic in Capernaum reveals the connections between faith, forgiveness and healing. May our faith grow each day as we draw closer to the Lord and one another.

January 17, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 16, 2020

As Jesus heals the leper we comprehend an important truth: the Lord meets us where we are - in our brokenness and frailty - and helps us grow in newness of life. Simply put, we become more when we are touched by Christ.

January 16, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 15, 2020

As Jesus heals a number of people in Capernaum, we see a fundamental aspect of his earthly ministry: the power to make us healthy and whole.

January 15, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 14, 2020

The Lord casts out an evil spirit which recognizes Jesus in the synagogue in Capernaum, revealing his power and authority over Satan's realm.

January 14, 2020 - 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 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 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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