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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: Christmas
Jan 9, 2022

When asked if he was the Christ, John the Baptist redirected the crowd to the coming of Jesus. His humility offers us an example about how to live our lives as we follow the Lord.

January 8, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jan 8, 2022

The conclusion of the First Letter of John reveals the role of our faith in the messiness of daily life. In our awkward and painful moments, we can run to the Lord - who meets us in the messy - and receive the grace he longs to offer.

January 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 7, 2022

The First Letter of John proclaims that our eternal life is made possible by Jesus Christ. As we claim Christ as Lord, may we call upon God's grace to live our faith with conviction and joy.

January 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 6, 2022

The first reading minces no words when it comes to testing the depth of our love for God. As we apply this insight to ourselves, may we call upon the Lord to help us love one another in a manner worthy of Christ.

January 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 5, 2022

God's love must be evident in the love we express with one another. May these words inspire us to consider the challenging and difficult situations in our lives today as we call upon Heaven for the help we need to put this love into practice!

January 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 4, 2022

The first reading offers a beautiful reflection on God as the source of all love. May we receive this love and freely offer it to one another!

January 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 3, 2022

The First Letter of John exhorts us "to test the spirits to see whether they belong to God." How do we do this? By using the gifts of Faith and Reason we discern how to live each day to the fullest.

January 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 31, 2021

The Prologue of the Gospel of John offers rich insights about Jesus. May we dwell on these words of hope and live them with joy!

December 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 30, 2021

St. John in his First Letter offers us an example of spiritual detachment, a discipline whereby we do not let earthly things "tie us down" and keep us from God.

December 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 29, 2021

The first reading offers us a profound insight: our love for one another reveals the truth of our love for the Lord. May we live our faith every day, loving and forgiving each other with the grace of Jesus Christ.

December 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 28, 2021

There are times when we witness senseless violence and tragedy in our lives. In these moments of horror and grief, we draw strength from the Lord who empowers us to face the darkness and offer his light.

December 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 27, 2021

St. John reveals in his First Letter how as a witness to the Good News of Jesus he joyfully shares this message of hope. May we be inspired to live our faith in Christ with the same intensity.

December 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 26, 2021

The Gospel of Luke recounts how Jesus is reunited with Mary and Joseph after they searched for three days to find him. May our families also be reunited with the Lord in "his Father's house" as we encounter Christ in prayer and sacrament.

December 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 25, 2021

Why is Christmas so important? Fr. Andrew offers a short reflection on why we cherish this Holy Season.

December 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 24, 2021

May the light of Jesus Christ cast out the darkness in our hearts and shine with a brilliance that fosters faith as we embrace the Lord's love. Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 10, 2021

The Baptism of the Lord inspires us to claim the gift of our own baptism as we follow Christ and live the gift of life infused with faith.

January 9, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jan 9, 2021

John the Baptist reveals a humility and depth of knowledge as he recognizes how the ministry of Jesus must grow. "He must increase; I must decrease." May these words apply to each one of us as we welcome Christ as King of our hearts.

January 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 8, 2021

The desire of Jesus to make clean the leper in the Gospel of Luke reveals the Lord's desire to cleanse each one of us: body, mind, heart and soul.

January 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 7, 2021

In this third part of the reflection on love from the First Letter of John, we see how our love for others reflects the love that flows from the heart of God. When we love one another we are acting on the Lord's commandment and showing the world the face of Christ.

January 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 7, 2021

In this third part of the reflection on love from the First Letter of John, we see how our love for others reflects the love that flows from the heart of God. When we love one another we are acting on the Lord's commandment and showing the world the face of Christ.

January 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 6, 2021

The First Letter of John offers a rich insight regarding how God's love gives us the courage to face our fears.

January 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 5, 2021

Love finds its origin and power in God, for God is love. May we draw close to the Lord so that His love will overflow our hearts.

January 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 4, 2021

From the very start of his earthly ministry, Jesus preached for repentance - the ongoing call to conversion of heart - as we turn from our sins and embrace our lives for the Lord.

January 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 2, 2021

The proclamation of praise from the psalm today reminds us to look to nature when we require a reminder of the awesome power of the Almighty.

 January 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 31, 2020

The Prologue of the Gospel of John speaks of Christ as God's Word and Light. May we dwell upon the Word of God in the coming year as we are guided by the Lord's Light. Happy New Year!

December 31, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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