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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: Category: Advent
Dec 24, 2021

The Canticle of Zechariah - often called the Benedictus - proclaims God's goodness and urges us to share this news of joyful hope with one another.

December 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 23, 2021

The Psalm invites us to open our eyes and see the path that God sets before us. And once we see it, take hold of Christ's hand and follow!

December 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 22, 2021

Mary's song of praise - often called the Magnificat - encourages us to echo her words through the example of our lives. May our voices join with hers as we magnify the Lord by what we say and do.

December 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 21, 2021

The Psalm response offers an opportunity to reflect on the blessings and joy of life. As we prepare for Christmas, may the Good News help us to see God at work in our lives today.

December 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 20, 2021

The Psalm response invites us to open the door of our hearts and welcome the Messiah into our souls. Let Christ enter!

December 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 19, 2021

In these last few days of Advent, I pray that you and your families and friends are blessed with the Lord's love. I have a simple wish: if you find these podcasts helpful for your faith, please consider giving them as a Christmas "gift" to those you think would enjoy them. You remain in my daily prayers; God bless you all!

December 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 19, 2021

Mary, Elizabeth and even baby John the Baptist offer examples of a swift response to the presence of God. Their actions inspire us to consider how we will put the Lord's prompting into practice today.

December 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 18, 2021

Joseph listens to the Angel Gabriel and acts on his word. This decisive, swift response inspires us to reflect on how the Lord is calling us to offer our lives today.

December 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 17, 2021

The Psalm response joyously proclaims God's power to bring justice and peace to our world. As disciples of Jesus Christ we proclaim the Lord's might and live in his light.

December 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 16, 2021

The Psalm response recalls how God rescues us in our need, inviting us to prayerfully reflect on the times we have been protected by the Lord's grace.

December 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 15, 2021

When the disciples of John the Baptist ask Jesus questions about who he is, the Lord responds with references that fulfill the prophecies found in Isaiah. The result? He is the messiah!

December 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 14, 2021

Jesus uses a parable to show the crucial opportunity we have to make a change for the better. So...do we need to make any course corrections today?

December 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 13, 2021

The Psalm response echoes a hopeful trust in the goodness and mercy of God. May we turn to the Lord for the guidance we require as we journey through this life to the next.

December 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 13, 2021

Here are some of the key themes that we see in the readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent.

December 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 12, 2021

Paul's Letter to the Philippians offers a rich insight filled with joy and hope: The Lord is near! May Christ's presence in our lives encourage us to embrace the gift of faith and live it in the world.

December 11, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Dec 11, 2021

The Psalm response echoes our desire to call upon the Lord for mercy and love. May these words speak to our hearts as we prepare for Christmas.

December 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 10, 2021

Isaiah reminds the people that the Lord teaches us. The real issue: Will we listen and put this instruction into practice?

December 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 9, 2021

Isaiah prophesies to the people with a blunt message to cast aside fear and trust in the Lord. These words are just as pertinent today as we bring the darkness of fear into the light of faith.

December 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 7, 2021

Both Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew reveal that God cares for us like a zealous shepherd who guards the sheep. May we trust in the Lord to lead and guide us through this life to the next.

December 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 6, 2021

In the Gospel of Luke a group of men did what was needed to bring a paralytic man to Jesus. Their example of faith, tenacity and hard work inspire us to be the friend that our friends need today!

December 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 6, 2021

Let's explore some of the themes we see in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

December 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 5, 2021

John the Baptist fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah as he preaches repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The Reason? To prepare the people to encounter Jesus Christ.

December 4, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 4, 2021

The Gospel of Matthew shows Jesus sending out the Twelve Apostles, empowering them to carry out his work. Their example inspires us to offer our lives for the Lord's service today.

December 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 3, 2021

Light is so important to us as we rely on our sense of sight. Yet there is also spiritual sight that guides us always...and so we welcome Christ our light!

December 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 2, 2021

The first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew inspire us to trust in the Lord as we listen to Christ and act on his word.

December 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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