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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: April, 2020
Apr 30, 2020

Philip's conversation today reveals the need to share the gift of faith. Somebody told us about Jesus; now it's our turn to pass on the Good News to another.

April 30, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 29, 2020

I love watching "underdog" movies...you know, where someone fights for the impossible dream, against all odds, moving uphill every step of the way. In daily life we see inspiring examples all around us, and in the Church we know that with God's grace we flourish in the midst of struggle.

April 29, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 28, 2020

Stephen is the first disciple to be martyred: to die for his faith in Jesus Christ. His example reminds us that we will all make an offering of our lives - in great and small ways - as we put our faith into practice.

April 28, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 27, 2020

St. Stephen's faith gets noticed by a hostile group of people who strive to oppose him. His example reveals a simple truth: a vibrant faith in Christ will draw people...and sometimes require us to stand our ground.

April 27, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 26, 2020

On the road to Emmaus two disciples - disappointed and downcast - are leaving Jerusalem. Their encounter with Christ through the Scriptures and the Eucharist transforms their hearts and renews their faith.

April 26, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 25, 2020

On this Feast of St. Mark the evangelist we are reminded that all of us are called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ - by our words, actions and example - so that others can see how the Lord brings power and joy to our lives.

April 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 24, 2020

The wisdom of Gamaliel reveals a spiritual insight: things of divine origin cannot be destroyed. As we place our lives under God's guidance, may we seek the Lord in everything we do.

April 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 23, 2020

The Apostles declare that they "must obey God and not men" as they stand before the hostile Sanhedrin. Risking their lives, they show us the test of faith...even to the point of death.

April 23, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 22, 2020

The Apostles encounter hostility from their preaching and are thrown in prison; God sends an angel to free them...to get back to the work of God!

April 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 21, 2020

"The community of believers was of one heart and mind," and their example - powered by their faith in the Risen Lord - inspires us to draw together as we face the challenges and obstacles in our lives today.

April 21, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 20, 2020

After the release of Peter and John, the community prays for a bold faith to speak and act in the name of Jesus.

April 20, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 19, 2020

The Acts of the Apostles reveals a powerful example of communal life that challenges us to examine our relationships at every level and interaction. Community is crucial...but not always easy! May we call upon God's Mercy for the help to make our communities flourish.

April 19, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 18, 2020

The boldness of St. Peter is not for a moment. Rather, he displays a steadfast conviction to live his life for the Lord Jesus...not quitting, not giving up...for the resurrection of Christ has changed his life forever.

April 18, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 17, 2020

St. Peter's bold response in faith to the opposition reveals an example we can follow as we face the challenges before us today.

April 17, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 16, 2020

As the people draw near to St. Peter, amazed by the healing of a crippled man, he redirects the attention on himself to give glory to Jesus Christ.

April 16, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 15, 2020

The healing miracle in the Acts of the Apostles reveals the power of the resurrection as Peter acts in the name of Jesus Christ.

April 15, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 14, 2020

St. Peter exhorts the crowd to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. We hear these words in this Easter season because repentance is an ongoing part of our life in the Lord.

April 14, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 13, 2020

St. Peter - transformed by the resurrection of Christ - now speaks the truths of the faith with conviction...inspiring us to share our faith with one another.

April 13, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 12, 2020

Once we recognize and affirm the resurrection of the Lord, everything changes: Faith, Hope and Love ignite as our hearts are transformed with God's saving power. May the joy of this day inspire us to live our lives for Risen Savior!

April 12, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 11, 2020

The Light of Christ shines in the darkness and dispels the power of sin and death. This holy night celebrates our redemption with the power of God's boundless love. Rejoice! The Lord is risen! He is risen, indeed!

April 11, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 10, 2020

In the Cross of Christ we see the sign of the Greatest Love Story every told. May the love of God touch the hardness of our hearts as we gaze upon the Savior, who gave his life for our sins on the Cross.

April 10, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 9, 2020

On Holy Thursday we claim the precious treasure of Holy Communion whereby we receive the Lord - body and blood, soul and divinity - for the strength we need to carry out our tasks of service here on earth.

April 9, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 8, 2020

We see the spiritual battle within Judas as he prepares to betray the Lord, yet we recall that there is a fight for good and evil within our own hearts as well. May we acknowledge this struggle and steadfastly turn to Christ - our friend and ally - to win the war.

April 8, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 7, 2020

The fearful boast of St. Peter to Jesus gives us pause to reflect on the power of our speech - for good or evil - within our lives.

April 7, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 6, 2020

Just days before his crucifixion, Jesus experiences a compassionate act of service by Mary at her home with Martha and Lazarus. May her example inspire us to offer our lives for the Lord!

April 6, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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