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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: September, 2021
Sep 30, 2021

Jesus sends out the seventy-two with specific instructions as they carry out his mission. May we continue this task as we eagerly respond to Christ and offer our lives today.

September 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 29, 2021

The feast of the Archangels reminds us that we are not alone in the spiritual fight. They praise God constantly and assist us in our need. May we call upon the angels when times are tough!

September 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 28, 2021

The Lord's response to James and John at the Samaritan village reveals a crucial insight: Christ will only invite us to follow him; we will not be forced.

September 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 27, 2021

The Lord reminds the disciples that anyone who is not against them is for them. No matter what corner of the vineyard we are in, may we all work together for the Lord!

September 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 27, 2021

Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 27th Sunday of the Year.

September 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 26, 2021

Both Moses and Jesus respond to division, encouraging us to look for ways that we can work together...rather than being torn apart.

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

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Sep 25, 2021

The words of Jeremiah express the response today. May we look to the Lord, our shepherd for guidance we need!

September 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 24, 2021

The Lord makes it clear that true knowledge of his identity will lead us to the Cross.

September 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 23, 2021

The Psalm response touches a deep longing in our hearts: to have relationships where those around us breathe joy and love into our lives. This is God's response to all creation! The Lord takes delight in his people!

September 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 22, 2021

Jesus sends out the Twelve Apostles with power and authority to carry out his earthly ministry. Their work inspires us to consider how we can serve the Lord with our lives today.

September 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 21, 2021

With just two words Jesus calls Matthew and changes his life forever. The Lord continues to call us by name; may we listen and respond!

September 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 20, 2021

Jesus teaches that one does not light a lamp and then cover it; rather, it is put on a stand so that all might see. May we uncover the gifts we have received and shine with Christ's light in the world!

September 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 20, 2021

Let's take a look at some of the main themes in the readings for the 26th Sunday of the Year.

September 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 19, 2021

The Scripture readings reveal how often our lives are disrupted by evil from the inside and the outside of our hearts. How do we proceed? How do we find our way? The Lord teaches that the disciple's path is marked with service, putting the needs of others ahead of one's own.

September 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 18, 2021

The parable of the sower is one of the few that Jesus explains. As we listen today, may we cultivate good soil in our hearts to receive the Lord's words and tend a fruitful harvest.

September 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 17, 2021

This short passage from the Gospel of Luke names some of the women who accompanied Jesus along with the Twelve Apostles, inspiring us to ask if we are ready to travel with the Lord today.

September 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 16, 2021

Jesus teaches about faith, forgiveness and love as a weeping woman anoints his feet in the home of a Pharisee.

September 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 15, 2021

The sorrow of Mary as she stood faithfully before the Cross of Christ helps us to engage our grief. When we acknowledge our sorrows, we call upon the saving strength of Jesus to pass through our pain into healing joy.

September 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 14, 2021

This feast concentrates our attention on the instrument of our salvation, as we thank the Lord who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice that restores us to right relationship with God. May we gaze upon the Cross of Christ with grateful hearts each and every day!

September 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 13, 2021

A Roman centurion displays extraordinary faith in the Lord when he approaches Jesus for a healing request.

September 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 13, 2021

Here are some of the main themes that surface in the readings for the 25th Sunday of the Year.

September 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 12, 2021

Jesus makes it clear that to follow him means that we will carry a cross. As we confront whatever is hard and difficult in our lives today, may we open our hearts to God's grace at work within us...trusting that the one who was victorious over his cross will transform our own as well.

September 11, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Sep 11, 2021

When our words and actions follow the teaching of Jesus Christ, we find our lives are built on a rock solid foundation that withstands the storms of life.

September 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 10, 2021

Jesus offers sound wisdom. Before we can point out the "splinters" in someone's eye, we need to take care of our own! This is not just about physical sight, but it applies to the spiritual obstacles that prevent us from seeing God's grace at work in our hearts.

September 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 9, 2021

Sometimes the daily Mass readings are nuggets of wisdom that can guide us in direct and practical ways. The reading from Colossians and the Gospel of Luke are perfect examples today. Enjoy and savor them!

September 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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