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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: November, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

This Advent Reflection was livestreamed on the Cathedral Facebook Page on November 29, 2020. May all of us use the gift of this holy season to prepare our hearts to welcome Christ!

(Note: there is a slight distortion in the sound quality on the podcast; I apologize for any inconvenience.)

Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 30, 2020

The call of St. Andrew inspires us to reflect on how Christ calls us by name to share the Good News with the people in our lives today.

November 30, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 29, 2020

Mark's Gospel offers an exhortation from Christ to be watchful and alert, always ready to respond to the Lord's call.

November 28, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Nov 28, 2020

We bring the Liturgical Year to a close with a poignant reminder to remain vigilant at all times as we follow Jesus Christ through this life.

November 28, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 27, 2020

The first reading from the Book of Revelation sums up the end time with judgment and the fullness of God's glory.

November 27, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 26, 2020

Gratitude is a precious spiritual medicine which helps us truthfully and positively engage the gift of our lives, drawing us closer to the Lord and one another. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

November 26, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 25, 2020

The angels in the first reading and all creation in the Psalm response proclaim the power and grandeur of God.

November 25, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2020

The Psalm response reminds us that the Lord will come again to judge the world, and we are both challenged and consoled with this promise.

November 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 23, 2020

The two small coins given by the poor widow are worth more in the sight of heaven because they came with a far greater sacrifice. Point: what kind of sacrifice to we make for our faith in Jesus Christ today?

November 23, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 22, 2020

On this feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, we follow Him as our shepherd in this life...so that we will be ready to be judged by Him in the next.

November 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 21, 2020

The Psalm response reminds us that our strength and conviction comes from the Lord, and upon this mighty rock we anchor our hope.

November 21, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 20, 2020

The Lord's presence in the Temple becomes a metaphor for our hearts. May we build up a worthy dwelling for Christ within our souls!

November 20, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 19, 2020

As Jesus looks upon the city of Jerusalem, he weeps for the destruction that will come. May the Lord's sorrow for our sins move us to repent of the evil in our hearts.

November 19, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 18, 2020

The Gospel parable today raises the challenging question, "What are we doing with our lives?" We have been given so much, how do our lives proclaim the great chorus of Heaven - Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts!

November 18, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 17, 2020

The interaction between Jesus and Zacchaeus is a blend of both humor and seriousness. A short rich man climbing trees to see Jesus? A thoughtful, committed man who has a change of heart? The point is that in the total mix of human life, Jesus meets us where we are...and leads us!

November 17, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 16, 2020

For most people, sight is a crucial sense which we rely on consistently to understand and respond to the world around us. May we call upon the Lord for the sight we need to see the path from this life to the next.

November 16, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 15, 2020

Jesus offers a parable to his disciples that challenges us to consider how we are using the unique gifts and talents that we have been given for the glory and praise of God.

November 14, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Nov 14, 2020

Jesus offers a parable to illustrate the need to pray without becoming weary. May we take his teaching to heart with these practical tips for our daily routine.

November 14, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 13, 2020

Jesus refers to Noah and Lot as examples about how swiftly change can happen in life. The reminder is clear: may we live each day with our affairs in order, ready and prepared to respond to the Lord.

November 13, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 12, 2020

Jesus warns his disciples not to go chasing for the Kingdom of God; it is already among them! Rather, we make the most of each day to live our lives for the Lord.

November 12, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 11, 2020

The thankfulness of a cleansed leper reveals the power of gratitude to renew and heal our hearts.

November 11, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 10, 2020

Jesus reminds the Apostles that our service of God does not earn us special status; rather, our actions acknowledge with humility that all we have is a gift from the Lord. Simply put, our service is the least we can do...the real treasure is our love.

November 10, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 9, 2020

Today we honor the cathedral of Rome - the mother Church - as we recall the power of our churches to foster our faith and help us grow in grace as living temples of the Holy Spirit.

November 9, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 8, 2020

Both the first reading and the Gospel reveal how Wisdom is a precious treasure that can help us prudently prepare to face the uncertainty of life. May we pray for the gift of this virtue, especially when we find ourselves dealing with change and difficulty.

November 7, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Nov 7, 2020

Jesus reminds us that we cannot serve two masters. Sooner or later, we must choose who (or what) guides and directs our lives.

November 7, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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