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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
Dec 9, 2022

Both Isaiah and the Psalmist urge us to follow the Lord in word and action so that we may dwell in God's living light.

December 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 8, 2022

In the fullness of time, God sent his Son, born of the Virgin Mary, to save and set us free from the original sin of Adam and Eve.  May Mary's "fiat" inspire us to cooperate with divine grace as we offer our lives for the Lord today.

December 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 7, 2022

We draw near to Jesus and find comfort, rest and strength.  The Lord renews us so that we may run and not grow weary!

December 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 6, 2022

The Lord teaches that it is the will of our Heavenly Father to seek out those who are lost.  May we call upon the Lord in our moments of doubt and confusion as we seek the Good Shepherd of our souls.

December 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 5, 2022

Jesus heals a paralytic who was brought to him by others who were determined and faithful.  May their witness inspire us to bring others to Christ for the healing they need.

December 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 5, 2022

Here are some of the themes for the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

December 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 4, 2022

This homily was part of a Communal Penance Service at the Cathedral on November 29, 2022.  Reflecting on the Parable of the Lost Son, we take time this Advent to "Come to our senses" and return to the Lord.

November 29, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior ,WI

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Dec 4, 2022

John the Baptist bluntly and forcefully addresses the crowds, calling them to repent and prepare for the one who will come after him.  May this message inspire us to repent of our sins and be ready for the Lord's coming.

December 3, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 3, 2022

Jesus empowers and sends out the Apostles to continue his ministry.  What's more, the Lord's compassion for those in need sets the context for how we serve one another in his name.

December 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 2, 2022

Two blind men are healed by Jesus and are filled with joy.  As we drawn near the Lord today may we see clearly, for the Lord is our light and our salvation!

December 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 1, 2022

Both Isaiah and Jesus use the image of rock when speaking about a relationship with God.  Unchanging and immutable, the rock of faith is a sure and solid foundation that provides the stability we need to build our spiritual lives.

December 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 30, 2022

The call of Andrew, along with Peter, James and John reveals God's initiative in our lives.  As St. Paul reminds us, we are all called and sent by the Lord so that others may hear the Good News.

November 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 29, 2022

The prophetic words of Isaiah ring in our hearts.  Christ is coming into our world!  May we prepare our hearts to welcome the Lord.

November 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 28, 2022

A centurion puts his faith in the healing power of Jesus, and the Lord takes the opportunity to speak about how people from around the world will come to know God.

November 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 28, 2022

Let's take a look at some of the themes we find in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

November 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 27, 2022

The season of Advent urges us to prepare not only for the Lord's birth, but also for his return in glory.  May these coming weeks help us to meet the Lord on Christmas day and make us ready for the hour when we are called from this life to the next.

November 26, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Nov 26, 2022

The Lord exhorts his disciples to remain awake and be vigilant in the midst of the struggles of life.

November 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 25, 2022

Amidst the changes of life, one thing remains permanent, one thing remains constant...Jesus Christ!

November 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2022

On this Thanksgiving Day we pause to count our blessings as we cultivate gratitude for the gift of life.  

November 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 23, 2022

Both heaven and earth proclaim God's glory, which we glimpse when we reflect upon the beauty of nature.  May the glory of creation inspire us to offer our lives to the creator with grateful and humble hearts.

November 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 22, 2022

The Psalm response reminds us that all judgement belongs to the Lord, and one day we will all be held accountable when we stand before the Just Judge.

November 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 21, 2022

As Jesus observes a poor widow offering a few coins for the temple treasury, he reveals that in the eyes of Heaven what is valued looks a little differently.  It's the sacrifice, not the amount, that makes the angels rejoice.

November 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 21, 2022

Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent.

November 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 20, 2022

The words of the Dismas (the "good thief") in the Gospel of Luke echo in our hearts as we claim Jesus Christ as our King: "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!"

November 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 19, 2022

The Psalm response offers a joyous affirmation of the Lord's strength in times of struggle.  May this spiritual durability sustains us in our spiritual battles and draw us closer to God and one another.

November 19, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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