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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: February, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

The call of Levi offers us an example of how Christ invites us (wounded, broken and sinful) to follow Him. As Levi accepted this call and invited others to meet Jesus, may we take heart as the Lord calls us today.

February 29, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 28, 2020

Fasting is an ancient in the Church that has helped countless Christians grow closer to Christ and one another. May we examine how this discipline can empower us today.

February 28, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 27, 2020

In the first reading Moses makes it clear to the people of Israel that they have to make a choice between life and death. May we choose to live for the Lord, offering all that we have for the path that leads to Eternal Life.

February 27, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 26, 2020

"Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel." May the start of this season of Lent transform our hearts as we draw closer to Christ and one another.

February 26, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 25, 2020

The Lord uses a teachable moment to transform the pettiness of the disciples into an opportunity to conform their lives to his example.

February 25, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 24, 2020

Would you like a soul-shaking Lent that touches the core of the heart? With a little reflection and some dedicated attention this holy season can transform our lives, draw us closer to Christ, and empower us as his disciples.

February 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 23, 2020

The commandment to love challenges us to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. May we look to the example of the saints to love - event when it's hard - as we draw near to the Lord and one another.

February 22, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 22, 2020

The 23rd Psalm holds a special place in the hearts of many, and for good reason; these words have brought comfort and guidance for thousands of years...and may they do so in ours today.

February 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 21, 2020

The Lord's invitation to "Take up your cross" challenges us to see the struggles we face as a participation in the saving work of Christ. As we embrace our crosses may we also trust in God's grace for the strength we need.

February 21, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 20, 2020

The Letter of James continues to poke at our conscience with timeless wisdom, this time about how material wealth can tempt us to treat others in a wide variety of ways. May we focus on the person and not the bling!

February 20, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 19, 2020

The Letter of James offers some rich insight into speech, anger and action. May we take a moment to reflect on these areas of our lives as we discern how our faith can guide us.

February 19, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 18, 2020

The Letter of James gives crucial insight into the nature of temptation. As we encounter our own temptations, may we never tire of calling upon God for the grace we need to face them.

February 18, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 16, 2020

The Scriptures this weekend offer many aspects of the nature of our human choices. May our faith in Christ and solid common sense help us to choose wisely as we journey through this life!

February 15, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Feb 15, 2020

The miracle of the fishes and loaves in Mark's Gospel reveals several insights about Jesus that can guide us as we follow the Lord today.

February 15, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 14, 2020

The Lord's healing miracle in the Gospel of Mark illustrates how we are called to continue Christ's healing ministry in our lives today.

February 14, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2020

The response of the Greek woman to Jesus on behalf of her daughter shows us the power of a strong and steadfast faith. May we foster our relationship with the Lord as we put our faith into practice.

February 13, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, wI

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Feb 12, 2020

As Jesus speaks of the darkness found in the human heart, we are invited to face the sin that lurks within us...trusting in the Lord's light to overcome it.

February 12, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 11, 2020

Solomon's prayer over the newly built Temple shows us the power of a place to draw our hearts to God. May these words inspire us - at church or at home - to call upon the Lord in the places where we dwell.

February 11, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 9, 2020

The Lord's exhortation to be salt and light is an affirmation of human dignity and an invitation to share our lives with one another. As we reflect on what we do and how we do it, may we call upon Christ for the strength we need.

February 8, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 8, 2020

Solomon's prayer request to God shows shows his love for the Lord and his desire to serve the people. May we take his example to heart in our daily prayer, asking the Lord for what we need to be better disciples today.

February 8, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 7, 2020

We find in today's gospel passage the stark evil surrounding the death of John the Baptist. All the elements in this passage are evil, driven by pride, hatred and jealousy. Our response? The Cross of Christ.

February 7, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 6, 2020

As the Lord sent out the Apostles to continue his ministry, he gave them instructions that inspire us today as we serve the Lord.

February 6, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 6, 2020

The Psalm Response cuts right to the heart of a deep and urgent need in our souls: to call upon the Lord for the forgiveness and mercy we need as we acknowledge our sins.

February 5, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 4, 2020

The Gospel of Mark offers two short scenes where people are healed from terrible affliction. In both cases, their faith sustains them to trust in the Lord and seek healing for their lives.

February 4, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 2, 2020

The encounter between Simeon and Mary reveals how our faith in Jesus Christ gives us the grace we need to face the challenges of life today. As Mary endured the "sword of sorrow" that pierced her heart, we can also embraced our struggles with God's help.

February 1, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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