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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: 2023
Jul 10, 2023

Here are some of the themes that we discover in the Mass readings for the 15th Sunday of the Year.

July 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 9, 2023

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus offers comfort and rest to weary hearts who labor.  May we offer to the Lord our cares and concerns, recognizing that Christ understands our needs and offers us a consolation that renews our spirits.

July 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 8, 2023

Rebekah and Jacob go to great lengths to deceive Isaac so that he will give Jacob (and not Esau!) his blessing.

July 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 7, 2023

As Isaac encounters, death, life, and marriage, we recognize the Lord's hand at work in our lives through the cycles of life.

July 7, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 6, 2023

Abraham undergoes a terrible test of faith, reminding us that when we are pushed to our limits and beyond, we seek the Lord's help.

July 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 5, 2023

Sarah demands that Abraham sends away his son Ishmael, the son of Hagar, the servant woman.

July 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 4, 2023

As the Lord intervenes to save the lives of Lot and his family, Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.

July 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 3, 2023

In many ways, we all identify with St. Thomas the Apostle, who overcame his doubts about the resurrection of Jesus after he encountered the Risen Lord.

July 3, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 3, 2023

Here are some of the main themes that surface in the Mass readings for the 14th Sunday of the Year.

July 3, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 2, 2023

The Lord exhorts his apostles to put him first and center in their lives.  This challenging admonition requires us all to look at our lives with honesty and humility as we discern the values we hold by the sacrifices we make.

July 1, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jul 1, 2023

Upon their approach to Abraham and Sarah, three men receive their hospitality and announce that in their old age they will have a son.  

July 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 30, 2023

God enters into a covenant with Abraham and Sarah, having changed their names and promising them a son in their old age.

June 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2023

On this Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul, we recognize the powerful proclamation of their faith in Christ, and we also acknowledge the many sufferings they endured as witnesses for the Lord.

June 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 28, 2023

Jesus offers classic spiritual advice regarding how we conduct our lives and interact with one another.

June 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 27, 2023

The Lord offers three admonitions of spiritual advice, challenging his disciples to embrace the difficult path of holiness as we live the precious treasure of our faith in Christ.

June 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 26, 2023

Continuing in the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord invites us to abandon judging others and instead discern our own sinfulness and need for God's grace.

June 26, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 26, 2023

Let's explore some of the main themes in the Mass readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

June 26, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 25, 2023

Fear affects us all in unique and powerful ways, yet the Lord exhorts his disciples to confront our fears and embrace our faith in God's loving grace.

June 24, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 24, 2023

The birth of John the Baptist inaugurates a crucial moment in salvation history as he will prepare the people and point out the Lord Jesus to them.  May John's example inspire us to continue the proclamation of the Good News in our lives today.

June 24, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 23, 2023

Jesus offers a powerful spiritual insight that challenges us to examine the treasures in our lives.  May we take a long, hard look at what we treasure here on earth...and see if it is worthy of heaven.

June 23, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 22, 2023

The teaching of the Lord's Prayer within the context of Christ's command regarding forgiveness offers us a powerful and essential way to draw closer to God and one another.

June 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 21, 2023

The teaching of almsgiving, prayer, and fasting is set within the context of a humble heart that does not seek human praise.  When we do this, these spiritual disciplines take on extraordinary power to transform our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.

June 21, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2023

It's perhaps the toughest teaching of Jesus, yet when we love our enemies we conform our hearts to the love of Christ.

June 20, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2023

Jesus calls his disciples to a higher standard in the face of oppression.  May we call upon the Lord for insight and strength to follow his example in tough times.

June 19, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2023

Here are some of the main themes in the Mass readings for the 12th Sunday of the Year.

June 19, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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