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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: March, 2021
Mar 31, 2021

The psalm response stirs our hearts as we recognize our need for God's help, especially in times of great distress.

March 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2021

In the darkness of night Judas departs from the Last Supper to betray Jesus while Peter boasts that he will die for the Lord. This is the hour that the light of Christ will shine, inspiring us to look into our hearts and repent of our sins before the one who gives his life for our salvation.

March 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2021

In Bethany at the home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, we see how Mary offers a generous example of service to Jesus prior to his arrest and crucifixion. May her example inspire us to serve one another.

March 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2021

Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are the "Sacred Triduum" (the three sacred days) found in the heart of Holy Week. These high liturgies set forth the central elements of our faith in Jesus Christ.

March 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2021

We read the Passion of the Lord every year to remember the Lord's sacrificial offering for the salvation of the world. May our reflection inspire us to live the gift of our lives, bought by the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

March 27, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 27, 2021

John's Gospel recounts how Caiaphas the High Priest prophesies how Jesus will give his life to save the nation. May these words inspire us to make the final preparations we need to enter into Holy Week with grateful hearts for all that the Lord has done for us.

March 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 26, 2021

The Psalm response today reminds us that even in the darkest moments of terror and distress we call upon the Lord for the strength we need.

March 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2021

This sixth and final installment of the Lent Retreat focuses on the reality of death in the last three Stations: Jesus dies, Jesus is taken down from the Cross and Jesus is laid in the tomb. As the Lord triumphed over death through his resurrection, we recognize that death is our doorway that leads to eternal life with Christ.

March, 25, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2021

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to Mary, and the world was forever changed. May this solemnity help us to recognize God's call for our lives as we offer each day for the Lord.

March 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 24, 2021

Christ urges us to stay close to His word that we might be His disciples who are guided by truth that leads to freedom from sin.

March 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2021

The Lord reveals his identity to the Pharisees as he speaks about his crucifixion. May we look to the Cross of Christ as a reminder of the saving love of Jesus for the redemption of the world.

March 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2021

The readings today recount two different women accused of adultery who encounter God's justice and mercy. As we confront evil and sin in our lives, may we strive to follow the Lord.

March 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2021

This Monday Conversation discusses the principal components of Mark and John's Gospel account of the Passion, using the practice of Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) to help us enter into this great story of God's love for humanity.

March 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2021

Jesus reveals the mystery of his saving death through an example of a grain of wheat. As we die to sin and rise with Christ, may we call upon the Lord to create a clean heart within us.

March 20, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Mar 20, 2021

The Psalm response recalls our hope in the Lord, the source of our refuge and strength. May we never cease to call upon Christ for what we need.

March 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 19, 2021

A great saint who does not say a single recorded word in the Bible. Yet Joseph's actions reveal a trust in God and a conviction that puts faith in action.

March 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 18, 2021

In this 5th installment of the Lent Retreat, Fr. Andrew talks about the sacrificial offering of Christ on the Cross...inspiring us to recognize the Crosses in our lives and carry them with the hope we have in the Lord's triumph.

March 18, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 18, 2021

Both the first reading and the Gospel reveal a "hardness of heart" where people resist God's guidance in their lives. In both cases Moses and Jesus respond, reminding us that the Lord continues to invite us to follow....even when we stubbornly react.

March 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 17, 2021

In John's Gospel we see the relationship between Jesus and His Father, revealing his divine origin as the just judge who is our loving Savior and Lord.

March 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 16, 2021

Jesus heals a man who has been crippled up for thirty-eight years. May we draw near to the Lord for the healing we need even as we extend Christ's healing to those around us.

March 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2021

Jesus assures a royal official that his son will live, and with trusting faith he returns home to find that the healing took place at the very moment the Lord said it. May we look to the Lord for words of healing in our lives as well.

March 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2021

Daily Prayer is a crucial pillar in our spiritual lives. This Monday Conversation offers practical tips to examine how we can build a pattern that fits and adjusts to our particular circumstances.

March 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2021

Salvation is a gift of God, who so loved the world that He sent His only Son. Our response? To love the Lord and one another.

March 13, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Mar 13, 2021

The prayer of a sinful tax collector is heard in Heaven, challenging us to recognize our sins and consoling us with the grace of the Lord's mercy.

March 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 12, 2021

Jesus teaches the two greatest commandments and offers us a powerfully practical way to evaluate our lives as we offer them for the Lord. Let us love one another as God loves us!

March 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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