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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
Aug 22, 2022

St. Paul acknowledges the endurance and faith in his 2nd Letter to the Thessalonians, reminding us that as we face the struggles of life we call upon the Lord for the strength we need.

August 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 22, 2022

Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 22nd Sunday of the Year.

August 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 21, 2022

The Letter to the Hebrews exhorts us to be disciplined by the Lord, who out of love trains us for the spiritual battles of life.  May we call upon Christ to see where discipline is lacking and put it into practice.

August 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 20, 2022

The end of today's passage in the Gospel of Matthew invites us to reflect on humble service, offering us a way to engage with one another in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

August 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 19, 2022

Jesus offers the commandments to love God and neighbor as the foundation for the law and the prophets.  Our task requires us to understand how we put this commandment into practice amidst the challenges of modern life.

August 19, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 18, 2022

Both Ezekiel and Psalm 51 offer the beautiful image of God cleansing our souls with pure water that washes away our sins.  May the image inspire us to repent and run to the Lord, who longs purify our hearts.

August 18, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 17, 2022

Jesus offers a parable to show how God's generosity far surpasses our notion of justice.  May this insight inspire us...no matter what has happened before, God welcomes us with generous grace.

August 17, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 16, 2022

The Lord's words challenge and console us as we consider who will be saved.  The challenge happens when we place our hope in worldly things.  The consolation comes when we trust in the Lord, who makes all things possible.

August 16, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 15, 2022

Mary proclaims her great Magnificat in Luke's Gospel, giving praise to God who does mighty things through our lowly lives. May her words inspire us to offer our lives to the Lord!

August 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 15, 2022

Here are some of the themes present in the readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

August 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 14, 2022

The Letter to the Hebrews offers the example of running a race before a cheering crowd as an example of our spiritual journey through this life.  May we run toward Jesus with all our heart, and encourage each other along the way.

August 13, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Aug 13, 2022

Jesus welcomes the children and blesses them, making it clear to his disciples that all obstacles must be removed.  Let the children come to Jesus!

August 13, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 12, 2022

Jesus addresses the topic of divorce to both the Pharisees and his disciples.  As painful as the topic is today, we acknowledge that it has been a challenge throughout human history, reminding us to do all that we can to foster marriage as well as help those who suffer when marriage fails.

August 12, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 11, 2022

Jesus uses a powerful parable to teach us the crucial role of forgiveness in our lives.  Understanding the teaching is the easy part; our task is to make forgiveness a daily discipline that shapes our thoughts, words and actions.

August 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 10, 2022

Jesus uses a grain of wheat to explain the marvelous gift of love that happens when a person offers one's life for others.

August 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 9, 2022

Using the example of a little child, the Lord teaches the disciples that true greatness comes from a humble heart.

August 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 8, 2022

Matthew's Gospel offers the second prediction of the Lord's Passion, reminding us that all disciples must face the Cross as they journey through this life.

August 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 8, 2022

Let's take a look at the key themes in the Mass readings for the 20th Sunday of the Year.

August 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 7, 2022

The Lord exhorts the disciples to be prepared and ready to act.  For those to whom much has been given, much is expected!

August 6, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Aug 6, 2022

As Jesus is transfigured before their eyes, the disciples hear the voice of the Father, "This is my chosen Son, listen to him."  May we drawn near and take the Lord's words to heart as well.

August 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 5, 2022

The Lord exhorts his disciples to take up their Crosses and follow him.  Crosses come in all sizes; may the Crosses we carry become a worthy offering to the Lord as we put his example into daily practice.

August 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 4, 2022

St. Peter gets it right...then he gets it wrong.  Yet in the end we know that Peter will not only understand who Jesus is, but he will have the courage to follow the Lord, carrying the Cross from this life to the next.  We, too, are works in progress; may we strive to learn from our successes and failures as we journey with the Lord.

August 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 3, 2022

The Canaanite woman in Matthew's Gospel refuses to take no for an answer; instead she persistently seeks the Lord's help to cure her daughter...offering us a great example of faith.

August 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 2, 2022

Jesus responds to Peter's cry for help, reminding the disciples that faith in him empowers us to face our fears.

August 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 1, 2022

Following the death of John the Baptist, Jesus goes to a deserted place, only to find a vast crowd in need of his teaching and guidance.  There he nourishes body and soul as he takes, blesses, breaks and gives the bread and fish to feed the 5000.

August 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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