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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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May 27, 2024

The First Letter of Peter reminds us that our hope in the saving work of Jesus Christ empowers us to endure the sufferings of our earthly trials with the Lord's help. (Lectionary #347)

May 27, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 27, 2024

Let's examine some of the themes that surface in the Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - Corpus Christi.  (Lectionary 168)

May 27, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 26, 2024

Paul's Letter to the Romans reveals how we are adopted into the life of the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, forging a communion here on earth that prepares us for the Communion of Saints in Heaven. (Lectionary #165)

May 25, 2024 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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May 25, 2024

Chapter five in the Letter of James offers insight into Confession and Anointing of the Sick, profound sacraments in the Church that bring healing to body, mind, heart, and soul. (Lectionary #346)

May 25, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 24, 2024

While it's human to complain when life is tough, James invites us to persevere with God's grace. (Lectionary #345)

May 24, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 22, 2024

James reminds us that life is uncertain and brief, like a puff of smoke that appears briefly and disappears. (Lectionary #343)

May 22, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 22, 2024

James raises the awkward question about wealth, challenging us to ask the hard question, "When is it enough?"  (Lectionary #344)

May 23, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 21, 2024

The Letter of James offers sound spiritual advice and exhortation, reminding us to wage our spiritual battle by remaining close to the Lord and resisting temptation in all its forms. (Lectionary #342)

May 21, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 20, 2024

The words of Jesus to John the beloved disciple apply to us as well: "Behold your Mother." (Lectionary #572)

May 20, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 20, 2024

Here are some of the themes that we find in the Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. (Lectionary #165)

May 20, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 19, 2024

May the power of the Holy Spirit fill our hearts, casting out fear and strengthening us to face the trials of life.  Come Holy Spirit! (Lectionary #62,#63)

May 18, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 18, 2024

Paul's journey of faith leads him to the city of Rome and the heart of the empire.  (Lectionary #302)

May 18, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 17, 2024

Speaking about Paul's situation to King Agrippa and Bernice, Festus reveals that our words and actions are always under observation and discussion.  It begs the question, what do people say about our faith when we are not around? (Lectionary #301)

May 17, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 16, 2024

Paul is brought before the Sanhedrin, where he faithfully proclaims his message as he shrewdly reads the group dynamics. (#300)

May 16, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 15, 2024

As Paul prepares to depart from Miletus, he offers a heartfelt exhortation to the community, revealing his common sense, insight, and love. (Lectionary #299)

May 15, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 14, 2024

Chosen by lot to fill the vacancy left by Judas Iscariot, Matthias was with the apostles from the beginning and witnessed the Lord's resurrection. (Lectionary #564)

May 14, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 13, 2024

While teaching and preaching in Ephesus, Paul comes upon disciples who have not yet received the Holy Spirit. (Lectionary #297)

May 13, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 13, 2024

There are MANY choices for Mass readings on the feast of Pentecost, so let's focus on the themes we find in the Gospel options. (Lectionary #62,#63)

May 13, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 12, 2024

The Lord's Ascension marks the transition as the disciples begin to do the ministry that Jesus had modeled and empowered them to do. (Lectionary #58)

May 12, 2024 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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May 11, 2024

Filled with zeal to share the Good News of Jesus, Apollos takes to heart the instruction he receives and eagerly travels to pass it on to others. (Lectionary #296)

May 11, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 10, 2024

God tells Paul in a vision, "Do not be afraid.  Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you." (Lectionary #295)

May 10, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 9, 2024

Preaching to both Jews and Greeks in Corinth, Paul's work touches the hearts of many and leads them to faith in Christ. (Lectionary #294)

May 9, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 8, 2024

Preaching to the people of Athens, Paul's attempts are met with scoffing and ridicule. (Lectionary #293)

May 8, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 7, 2024

Paul's circumstances change suddenly in Philippi when he encounters physical suffering, imprisonment, and a natural disaster; yet he responds with prayer and leads others to faith in Christ. (Lectionary #292)

May 7, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 6, 2024

Paul's journey to Philippi and his initial efforts are marked with success and apparent ease, inviting us to be grateful for moments in our own lives when we have been blessed. (Lectionary #291)

May 6, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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