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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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Oct 8, 2018

Fr. Andrew offered this one hour presentation on Angels and Demons at the Cathedral of Christ the King on October 4, 2018.  

October 4, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Note: the handout for this presentation may be found at the website.

Aug 15, 2018

Mary's Magnificat of praise inspires us to live our faith with joy and power as we face all the circumstances of life.

August 15, 2018 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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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

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Mar 5, 2018

This presentation outlines a plan of action for the Christian life.  Fr. Andrew explores different aspects of our lives, provides a simple process for personal evaluation and offers practical measurements to review our effort.  Given at the Diocese of Superior Men's Retreat on February 17, 2018.

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Dec 3, 2017

There are many ways to get ready for Advent, but one place to begin is at home.  Consider entering into this holy season by examining where you live and determining if it is ready for Jesus Christ.

December 2, 2017 - Cathedral Parish House - Superior, WI

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Nov 28, 2017

"When will it end?" This common question has been with humanity since the dawn of time.  When people ask Jesus, the Lord responds with two simple points of common sense:

  • Do not be deceived
  • Do not be afraid

Thus, we live each day as the precious gift it is, ready at a moment's notice to step from this life to the next.

November 28, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 26, 2017

He is our creator, our savior, our judge and our friend.  In simple and unassuming ways, he will meet us in our struggles through this life with the courage and conviction to continue in the toughest of times.  As our king he deserves our allegiance; yet he lays down his life that we might be saved.  We owe everything to Jesus Christ, our King!

November 26, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 25, 2017

The resurrection.  Life after death.  Eternal communion with God and one another.  This crucial teaching reminds us of what is at stake in the battlefield of our souls - the opportunity for everlasting life with the peace, joy and love of Jesus Christ.  I want to be there, and I want you to join me!

November 25, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2017

In this passage of Luke's Gospel, Jesus focuses his time and attention in the Temple area.  This "house of prayer" is a place of teaching, reflection, insight and communion with God and one another.  Every time we step inside a church to pray we enter holy ground; may we frequently take time to encounter the Lord and grow as his sons and daughters.

November 24, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 19, 2017

The Gospel reading makes it clear that all of us will be judged according to what we have been given in this life.  Our invitation?  To take stock of the gifts and talents we have and make something special for the glory of God.

November 18, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 17, 2017

Life happens.  Sometimes we can get caught up in the cycle of our routine, only to find that everything can change in the blink of an eye.  Jesus reminds his disciples that the Son of Man will appear when least expected - empowering us to live each day as if it is our last, taking nothing for granted as we keep our eyes fixed on the Lord.

November 18, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 11, 2017

Trust is an essential ingredient in our relationships, and Jesus reveals two key concepts that help us become more trustworthy with the Lord and one another.

November 11, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 24, 2017

Paul's letter to the Romans outlines a problem and a solution for humanity; the psalm and Gospel describe our response.  May we offer our lives to the Lord with eager attentiveness.

October 24, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Oct 8, 2017

The Lord offers a parable to illustrate what happens when we persistently turn away from God.  Perhaps there have been times in our lives when we know what to do, but we haven't done it; today offers us a fresh opportunity to draw near to Christ and - with his help - respond to the unique situations of our lives with in manner worthy of Jesus.

October 8, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 3, 2017

James & John are offended by a Samaritan village and threaten to call down fire from Heaven.  Jesus rebukes them, reminding us all that when we feel injured or offended to look to the Cross and see God's solution to our human sin.

October 3, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Sep 30, 2017

Jesus announces that he will be handed over, and the disciples are afraid to ask him any questions about it.  The fact is, the Lord embraces the Cross to free us from our sins...inspiring us not to be afraid but to draw near Him in faith.

September 30, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 29, 2017

The world can be a dangerous place where we encounter struggles that test us to the limit.  Today we are reminded that we are not alone; in the order of creation God's angels are among us, and some of them are appointed to help us in times of need.  Among them the archangels are God's "heavy hitters" who remind us to call for help when times are tough.

September 29, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Sep 22, 2017

Names remind us that we are unique persons, made and redeemed by God.  The names of the three women in the Gospel today reveal that the Lord continues to call disciples who will go out and proclaim the Good News.

September 22, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Sep 13, 2017

Jesus offers a series of blessings and woes, reminding us that when we are united to the Lord we are blessed...and when we drift off on our own we find ourselves in a bad place.  

September 13, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 3, 2017

Both Jeremiah and Jesus acknowledge that they must experience suffering, and learning from them we recognize that suffering is part of our world.  When we face suffering with the gift of faith, we grow strong in virtue as we strive to do the right thing, for the right reason, at the right time, in the right way.

September 2, 2017 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Aug 31, 2017

The Lord invites us to stay awake and alert so that when he calls us we are ready to respond.  It begs a question: Do I have any unfinished business that needs to be addressed today?  May we examine our hearts and take whatever steps are necessary to be prepared to follow Jesus.

Aug 30, 2017

The contrast between the first reading and the Gospel shows two very different examples of behavior.  It begs a question: How does our faith help us to live in the routine and everyday challenges we encounter?  When people see us, do they see Jesus Christ?

August 30, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 27, 2017

Entrusting the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven to Peter, Jesus establishes the Church upon a rock that hell itself cannot prevail against.  Christ is the key; through prayer, sacraments and virtue we grow in grace through this life so that we can enter into the Lord's Kingdom in the next.

August 26, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Aug 26, 2017

The Gospel today makes it clear that what we say has to measure up to what we do.  When our words and actions are in harmony, then we "practice what we preach" so that others will find in us a living witness of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

August 26, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 23, 2017

Jesus offers a parable about the Kingdom of Heaven where merciful generosity embraces and transcends justice...reminding us that one day we will call upon the Lord for mercy when we stand before him at the end of time.

August 23, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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