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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: 2024
Apr 20, 2024

Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit and calling upon the name of Jesus, heals two people and fosters the faith of many. (Lectionary #278)

April 20, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 19, 2024

On his way to Damascus to hunt for followers of Christ, Paul is struck to the ground and blinded.  Having his sight restored through Ananias' intercession, the one who formerly persecuted the Church now becomes a shining example of faith.  (Lectionary #277)

April 19, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 18, 2024

Philip meets an Ethiopian eunuch, and through this encounter he has an opportunity to talk about Jesus and lead the man to faith in Christ. (Lectionary #276)

April 18, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 17, 2024

Driven to its knees by persecution, the Church thrives with God's grace and guidance...inspiring us to face our challenges today and never, ever, quit! (Lectionary #275)

April 17, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory -Superior, WI

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Apr 16, 2024

Stephen is martyred for his faith in Christ, revealing to us the cost of discipleship and the price that some must pay to follow the Lord. (Lectionary #274)

April 16, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 15, 2024

Stephen, filled with wisdom and the Holy Spirit, draws the wrath of a group who offers false witnesses to stir up the crowd against him. (Lectionary #273)

April 15, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 15, 2024

Let's examine some of the themes in the Mass readings on the 4th Sunday of Easter. (Year B, Lectionary #50)

April 15, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 14, 2024

Jesus opens the minds of the disciples so that they understand how he fulfills the Scriptures, inspiring us to study God's Word and learn about the Lord. (Lectionary #47)

April 13, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 13, 2024

The Apostles appoint seven men - filled with wisdom and the Holy Spirit - to serve the needs of the people as the Church continues to grow. (Lectionary #272)

April 13, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 12, 2024

Gamaliel, a member of the Sanhedrin, offers a powerful principle for spiritual life. (Lectionary 
#271)

April 12, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 11, 2024

Peter's bold response to the Sanhedrin reveals the power of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of the Apostles. (Lectionary #270)

April 11, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 10, 2024

Filled with the Holy Spirit, the Apostles overcome imprisonment and fearlessly proclaim the Good News. (Lectionary 269)

April 10, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 9, 2024

Jesus speaks to Nicodemus about how the Son of man must be lifted up on the Cross for the salvation of all who believe in him. (Lectionary #268)

April 9, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 8, 2024

The angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary inspires us to take to heart God's saving work and offer our lives for the Lord. (Lectionary #545)

April 8, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 8, 2024

Here are some of the themes that we see in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter. (Lectionary #47)

April 8, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 7, 2024

The fourth chapter of Acts of the Apostles reveals how the community was "of one heart and mind" and in complete unity with one another. (Lectionary #44)

April 6, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 6, 2024

The leaders and scribes are powerless to respond to the healing miracle as the boldness of Peter and John reveals their conviction to follow Jesus Christ in the face of persecution. (Lectionary #266)

April 6, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 5, 2024

Peter, strengthened by his faith in Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit, boldly addresses the leaders and courageously claims that Jesus is the Lord. (Lectionary #265)

April 5, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 4, 2024

Jesus reveals that he is the fulfillment of the Old Testament, inviting us to read and study the Scriptures in order to enrich our faith and prepare us to share it with others. (Lectionary #264)

April 4, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 3, 2024

Peter and John have no silver or gold, but instead they give witness to Jesus Christ and perform a healing miracle. (Lectionary #263)

April 3, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 2, 2024

Following Peter's speech, the crowd is cut to the heart and asks what they must do.  Peter's response to repent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Spirit inspires us to live our faith with an ongoing conversion of heart as the Spirit guides us throughout our lives. (Lectionary #262)

April 2, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 1, 2024

The Risen Lord says "do not be afraid" to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, reminding us to imitate the example of Peter and preach the Good News when the opportunity arises. (Lectionary #261)

April 1, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 1, 2024

Here are some of the themes in the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter. (Lectionary #44)

April 1, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 31, 2024

The disciples encounter the empty tomb and realize that Christ has been raised from the dead, inviting us to embrace the overwhelming joy of the Good News by offering our lives for the glory of God. (Lectionary #42)

March 31, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2024

While we hold vigil through the night and await the Lord's resurrection, we journey in faith as we die with Christ and rise with him to new life. (Lectionary #41)

March 30, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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