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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: Easter
Apr 13, 2021

The early Christian community shared their resources so that no one was in need. Their example inspires us to consider how we might use wisely our material goods in order to alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters.

April 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 12, 2021

Released from custody, Peter and John return to the disciples to recount what happened. As they pray, the Holy Spirit comes upon them while the ground shakes and they preach with boldness.

April 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 12, 2021

Let's take a look at some of the main themes of the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

April 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 11, 2021

"Doubting Thomas" speaks to a common trait in our human hearts, especially with people who are uncertain about Jesus. May the three options offered in this homily help us to engage the skeptics in our lives with grace of God.

April 10, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Apr 10, 2021

Mark's Gospel recounts three times Jesus appears to his disciples: Mary Magdalene; two disciples on the road; and then to the Eleven...slowly helping them understand the truth of His resurrection.

April 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 9, 2021

As the Risen Lord appears for a third time to the disciples on the Sea of Galilee, we see how God continues to direct our lives and tug at our hearts. May we follow Christ with joy!

Apr 8, 2021

The Lord's revelation to the disciples in Luke's Gospel is transmitted to the crowd through the preaching of St. Peter. May our minds be opened by the Lord so that we can pass on the faith that we have received as well.

April 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 6, 2021

Not silver. Not gold. Instead, Peter gives the gift of faith in Jesus Christ to a crippled man which brings healing in body, mind, heart and soul.

April 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 6, 2021

Both St. Peter and St. Mary Magdalene reveal the transformation caused by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Empowered by the Risen Lord, they boldly proclaim the Good News with joy.

April, 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 5, 2021

Let's take a look at some of the main themes of the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

April 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 5, 2021

The words of Jesus to the two women and the proclamation of Peter reveal how fear has been cast out of the hearts of the disciples by the power of the resurrection. May this be true for us as well!

April 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 4, 2021

The resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything! From that Easter Day long ago, human hearts and lives have been transformed with God's grace. Our fears fall away in the face of the Risen Lord. May this glorious hope renew us today!

April 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 3, 2021

This night we hear the great message of salvation history, fulfilled in the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is our faith! May we live it with conviction and joy!

April 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 31, 2020

The Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples, empowering and transforming them with grace. May we call upon the gift of the Spirit in our lives today, embracing the gifts we have received and sharing them in the world.

May 31, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 30, 2020

As we finish our Easter readings from the Acts of the Apostles, we see how both Peter and Paul commit their lives to the Lord. As a chapter of their lives comes to an end, they point us to the beginning of our final destination: eternal life!

May 30, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 29, 2020

St. Peter and St. Paul remain true to the Lord even though they will be imprisoned and killed. May their example inspire us to choose Christ when all other choices have been taken away.

May 29, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 28, 2020

The contrast between the unity that Christ prays for and the uproar around St. Paul reveals our constant need to seek out ways to grow closer together through the love of God.

May 27, 2020

St. Paul's farewell expresses his heartfelt commitment to the people of Ephesus - heart and mind, body and soul - as he gave them his very best during his three years among them.

May 27, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 26, 2020

St. Paul speaks plainly about the imprisonment and hardships that await him, yet his courage to face his Cross inspires us to pick up our own.

May 26, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 25, 2020

Paul and Apollos both had important tasks to do at different times and different cities; our lives uniquely build up the Body of Christ when we offer our lives and call upon the Holy Spirit for guidance.

May 25, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 24, 2020

The feast of the Ascension teaches us key spiritual insights about ourselves and the Lord. May this day inspire us to embrace our faith - strengthened by Christ - as we face our own challenges and grow in God's grace.

May 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 23, 2020

As St. Paul's missionary activity expands, we hear how new people are drawn into greater roles and responsibilities, including Aquila, Priscilla and Apollos. Question: how is God calling each of us today?

May 23, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 22, 2020

How important it is for us to hear the words "Do not be afraid!" As St. Paul was encouraged to let go of fear, we are also directed to live our faith in the face of every trial.

May 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 21, 2020

St. Paul's time and energy in Corinth reveal the powerful opportunity he had to share the Gospel. When the chance presents itself in our lives, may we respond with the same intensity as we witness our faith in Christ.

May 21, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 20, 2020

St. Paul's rejection in Athens reminds us that we, too, will encounter mocking and ridicule for our faith in Christ. When it happens may we recall that we are in good company! Just remember: we never know how a single a word we say can lift someone up and lead them to the Lord.

May 20, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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