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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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Dec 31, 2021

The Prologue of the Gospel of John offers rich insights about Jesus. May we dwell on these words of hope and live them with joy!

December 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 30, 2021

St. John in his First Letter offers us an example of spiritual detachment, a discipline whereby we do not let earthly things "tie us down" and keep us from God.

December 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 29, 2021

The first reading offers us a profound insight: our love for one another reveals the truth of our love for the Lord. May we live our faith every day, loving and forgiving each other with the grace of Jesus Christ.

December 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 28, 2021

There are times when we witness senseless violence and tragedy in our lives. In these moments of horror and grief, we draw strength from the Lord who empowers us to face the darkness and offer his light.

December 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 27, 2021

St. John reveals in his First Letter how as a witness to the Good News of Jesus he joyfully shares this message of hope. May we be inspired to live our faith in Christ with the same intensity.

December 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 27, 2021

Here are some key themes for the readings of the Epiphany of the Lord.

December 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 26, 2021

The Gospel of Luke recounts how Jesus is reunited with Mary and Joseph after they searched for three days to find him. May our families also be reunited with the Lord in "his Father's house" as we encounter Christ in prayer and sacrament.

December 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 25, 2021

Why is Christmas so important? Fr. Andrew offers a short reflection on why we cherish this Holy Season.

December 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 24, 2021

May the light of Jesus Christ cast out the darkness in our hearts and shine with a brilliance that fosters faith as we embrace the Lord's love. Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 24, 2021

The Canticle of Zechariah - often called the Benedictus - proclaims God's goodness and urges us to share this news of joyful hope with one another.

December 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 23, 2021

The Psalm invites us to open our eyes and see the path that God sets before us. And once we see it, take hold of Christ's hand and follow!

December 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 22, 2021

Mary's song of praise - often called the Magnificat - encourages us to echo her words through the example of our lives. May our voices join with hers as we magnify the Lord by what we say and do.

December 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 21, 2021

The Psalm response offers an opportunity to reflect on the blessings and joy of life. As we prepare for Christmas, may the Good News help us to see God at work in our lives today.

December 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 20, 2021

The Psalm response invites us to open the door of our hearts and welcome the Messiah into our souls. Let Christ enter!

December 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 20, 2021

There are several options for the Feast of the Holy Family. Here are some key points to consider for your preparation for Mass.

December 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 19, 2021

In these last few days of Advent, I pray that you and your families and friends are blessed with the Lord's love. I have a simple wish: if you find these podcasts helpful for your faith, please consider giving them as a Christmas "gift" to those you think would enjoy them. You remain in my daily prayers; God bless you all!

December 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 19, 2021

Mary, Elizabeth and even baby John the Baptist offer examples of a swift response to the presence of God. Their actions inspire us to consider how we will put the Lord's prompting into practice today.

December 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 18, 2021

Joseph listens to the Angel Gabriel and acts on his word. This decisive, swift response inspires us to reflect on how the Lord is calling us to offer our lives today.

December 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 17, 2021

The Psalm response joyously proclaims God's power to bring justice and peace to our world. As disciples of Jesus Christ we proclaim the Lord's might and live in his light.

December 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 16, 2021

The Psalm response recalls how God rescues us in our need, inviting us to prayerfully reflect on the times we have been protected by the Lord's grace.

December 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 15, 2021

When the disciples of John the Baptist ask Jesus questions about who he is, the Lord responds with references that fulfill the prophecies found in Isaiah. The result? He is the messiah!

December 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 14, 2021

Jesus uses a parable to show the crucial opportunity we have to make a change for the better. So...do we need to make any course corrections today?

December 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 13, 2021

The Psalm response echoes a hopeful trust in the goodness and mercy of God. May we turn to the Lord for the guidance we require as we journey through this life to the next.

December 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 13, 2021

Here are some of the key themes that we see in the readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent.

December 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 12, 2021

This homily was preached on December 7th, 2021 at Cathedral of Christ the King. May the Good News inspire us to fearlessly seek out the grace of the Sacrament of Penance as we reconcile our hearts to God.

December 7, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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