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Catholic Inspiration

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 1, 2017

Our knowledge of Mary flows from our knowledge of her Son, and her example teaches us how to be living witnesses in the face of adversity as we continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Dec 30, 2016

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph helps us see how God works through each of our families.  We face our struggles, make sacrifices, support each other, and receive blessings with gratitude...and through it all we grow in grace.

December 30, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Dec 8, 2016

Mary's "yes" to God offers us an example, for as she participated in God's plan of salvation so we, too, have a daily opportunity to let the Lord's work be done through our words and actions.  

December 8, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

 

Nov 30, 2016

The call of St. Andrew reminds us that the Lord continues to invite us to follow him and proclaim the Good News so that others can experience the saving love of Christ.

November 30, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

 

Nov 20, 2016

He is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords...and yet he came into our world to teach us about his heavenly Father with compassion and tenderness.  May we draw near to his Divine Mercy, and say the words of the Good Thief, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!"

November 20, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Nov 9, 2016

We recall in the readings about the importance of having holy places to pray, so that we can become a holy people - dedicated to the Lord.

November 9, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Nov 2, 2016

We remember all the faithful departed today, following the command of Jesus to pray always for one another to God who is Lord of the living and the dead.  May they rest in peace.

November 2, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Nov 1, 2016

Young and old, rich and poor, male and female...they faced their challenges in life as they kept their eyes fixed on Jesus Christ, and now they pray for us with the choirs of angels in heaven.  May the examples of the saints inspire us to live each day - in the midst of the messiness and imperfection of life - with hope they we will one day join them!

November 1, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Sep 29, 2016

We celebrate the strength of the archangels today, calling upon them for assistance in our moments of need.

September 29, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Sep 15, 2016

Mary's example of faith in the midst of sorrow inspires us to face our grief and loss in this life with God's grace.

September 15, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Jun 29, 2016

These two great figures in the Church had their share of spectacular successes and failures.  They sinned, yet with God's grace they kept their eyes fixed on Jesus - and they are wonderful examples for us today.  May we embrace our faith, return to Christ when we have sinned, and seek the Lord above all else!

June 29, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Jun 24, 2016

John's life - a miraculous gift from God - was fulfilled when he offered the gift of his life for Jesus Christ.  May we count the blessings we have received in our lives, and consider how we might make an offering to the Lord today with a full and open heart.

June 24, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Jun 11, 2016

Called by God, Barnabas shows us today how we can proclaim the Good News to the people in our lives.

June 11, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Jun 4, 2016

Before they left for summer vacation, these 5th graders shared some thoughts about the Gospel reading.

June 4, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 3, 2016

These 1st Graders offer some suggestions about how we can love one another, following the example of the love of Jesus which flows from his Sacred Heart.

May 31, 2016

The encounter between Mary and Elizabeth is one of great joy, and Mary's Magnificat proclaims God's goodness.  May our voices echo this song of praise today by what we say and do for the Lord.

May 31, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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May 21, 2016

The Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith, invoked every time we make the Sign of the Cross.  This mystery - a communion of love - inspires us to foster the same loving communion in every aspect of our lives.

May 21, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Feb 5, 2016

Every church is a spiritual home where we bring our hearts to encounter Jesus Christ.  Big or small, ornate or simple, all churches come alive when they are filled with faithful disciples who seek the Lord and one another.  To all the people who call the Cathedral their home...happy anniversary!

February 5, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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Feb 2, 2016

The King of Glory comes to Jerusalem, but not in the way that people expect; rather, Mary & Joseph present their baby who is recognized by Simeon and Anna as the the Savior of the world.  Simply put, God comes to us in unique and unexpected ways - inviting us to be on the watch for God's presence in our lives and open to the little ways that the Lord can take our lives and do amazing things.

February 2, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or www.threegreatthings.libsyn.com for and archive of all presentations.

Jan 26, 2016

We pass on the faith that was handed to us.  Like Saints Timothy & Titus, we are part of a vast chain of disciples - sharing the faith we have received so that the Good News of Jesus Christ may continue to touch hearts in our world today.

January 26, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

For more podcast go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or www.threegreatthings.libsyn.com for an archive of all presentations.

Jan 1, 2016

Mary's title "Mother of God" began when she said "yes" to the Angel Gabriel.  Chosen by the Father, she bore her Son who would be the bridge between Heaven and Earth...to save and set us free.  Thus, Mary was the instrument by which the Son of God came into the world.

Which is another way of saying that God works through people.  God chooses the unlikely to do amazing things...with the Lord's help.

Mary offers us an example about how we can cooperate with God's grace.  When we say "yes" to the Lord new possibilities arise.  As we embark on this New Year may we be open to the Lord's call in our lives and allow Christ to work through us to proclaim Good News in the world.

January 1, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or www.threegreatthings.libsyn.com for an archive of all presentations.

Dec 27, 2015

The Holy Family had its mix of blessings and burdens - just like every family.  Yet through their struggles God was with them, guiding and guarded them in Faith, Hope, and Love...and the Lord will do the same for our families as well.

December 26, 2015 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or threegreatthings.libsyn.com for an archive of all podcast presentations.

Dec 8, 2015

Mary, chosen by God to be the mother of the Messiah, inspires us to follow her example and say "May it be done" to what the Lord asks of us today.

December 8, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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Nov 26, 2015

What are you thankful for today?  When you count your blessings what comes to mind?  Gratitude is a powerful antidote for many spiritual sicknesses.  Take a moment today and consider the ways your life has been graced by God!

November 26, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Nov 21, 2015

Christ, our Savior, Lord, and Friend...is also our King.  What's more, the King has given us some very specific commands - here are three:

  • Love one another
  • Forgive one another
  • Receive the Eucharist

As we follow the King may we carry out his commands!

November 21, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

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