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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: 2022
Mar 26, 2022

Jesus offers a parable about how two different people who went to the temple to pray, but only one was heard by God. 

March 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2022

Mary acknowledges and affirms the Good News that Gabriele proclaims; her example inspires us to embrace our faith in Christ and put it into daily practice...for nothing will be impossible for God!

March 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 24, 2022

After driving out a demon, Jesus teaches the crowds and reveals how God's kingdom is upon them.  May we run to meet the Lord and confront the evil in our lives with his grace!

March 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2022

Jesus tells the disciples that he comes to fulfill the law and the prophets, and as the Lord's disciples we take to heart his teaching and put it into daily practice.

March 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2022

Jesus teaches in no uncertain terms that we must forgive each other if we expect to be forgiven by God.

March 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2022

The Lord cites the first reading about Elisha at the Jordan river to the people of Nazareth, who are furious with Jesus after he shows how prophets are often rejected in their native place.  May we learn from this response and seek instead to embrace the Lord's teaching in our lives.

March 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2022

Let's explore some of the major themes in the readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent.

March 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2022

For some people, going to Mass can seem like a "Catholic workout" of genuflect-stand-sit-kneel...repeat, repeat.  Yet these postures all have a crucial part to play in our prayer as they form our faith.  In this third of six presentations on the Eucharist, we discover how different postures enhance the depth and power of the sacraments.

March 17, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2022

While teaching about the need to repent, Jesus offers a parable that challenges us to cultivate a fruitful life.  Where do we get the courage to do this?  We recognize that Christ is the master gardener who lovingly tends to the care of our souls!

March 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 19, 2022

St. Joseph is the strong, silent saint who we are told is righteous and steadfast in carrying out God's will.  May his example inspire us to live our faith with vibrant actions that proclaim that the Lord is the center of our lives.

March 19, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 18, 2022

Jesus gives a parable that offers us hope in the Lord's sacrifice on the Cross even as it challenges us to carry out his teachings and commands.

March 18, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 17, 2022

Both the prophet Jeremiah and the parable of Jesus reveal how God has provided us with the tools we need to foster our faith for the spiritual life.  The question now: will we use them?

March 17, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 16, 2022

Matthew's Gospel reveals both the Cross of Christ and the Cup of suffering.  As disciples of Jesus, we must be prepared for both throughout the course of our lives.

March 16, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2022

Teaching the disciples, Jesus emphasizes that to follow him requires us to serve one another.

March 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2022

The Lord speaks directly and to the point about a number of specific actions in this short and powerful selection of Luke's Gospel.

March 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2022

Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent.

March 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 13, 2022

In this second of six presentations we hear about some of the key elements that have been a part of the Mass from the very beginning of the Church, in particular the reading of Sacred Scripture and the elements of bread and wine that become the Body and Blood of Christ.  

March 10, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 13, 2022

The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Jesus while on his journey to the Cross in Jerusalem.  This glimpse of the Lord's majesty provides hope, offering grace and strength to all who strive to carry their Crosses through this life.

March 12, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 12, 2022

This is one of the toughest teachings to carry out in Christianity.  Love is often something we cherish...until we are called upon to love someone who has hurt us or those we care about.  Yet without this crucial command we cannot heal and grow as children of God.

March 12, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 11, 2022

The Lord teaches the disciples about the essential element of reconciliation in the spiritual life. 

March 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 10, 2022

The readings today all emphasize the urgent invitation to pray for what we need.  This is prayer that flows from the heart and unites with the mind to ask for what is necessary as we journey through this life.

March 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 9, 2022

The readings today all point out the crucial need to repent of our sins.  It's one of those teachings that we all acknowledge yet find hard at times to carry out.  May we call upon the Lord for the grace we need to honestly admit our faults and seek God's forgiveness.

March 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 8, 2022

Christ emphasizes the Lord's Prayer with the crucial command to forgive one another.  May we take this essential teaching to heart and live it in our daily lives.

March 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 7, 2022

The Lord reveals in the Gospel of Matthew how he takes on the services we render to the suffering and marginalized as being done to him. May we take the lesson to heart as we offer our lives to help others today.

March 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 7, 2022

Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent.

March 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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