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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: Feasts
Jun 12, 2021

The feast today offers us an insight into what happens to our hearts when we embrace God's love. The intensity of Mary's love in light of her "Yes!" to God indicates that the love of Christ will transform us in ways beyond our wildest imagination.

June 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 11, 2021

s us into the awesome mystery of God's unconditional love for us...inspiring us to embrace this love into our hearts and let it flow through our lives.

June 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 6, 2021

At every Mass the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, what we call the Real Presence. In his teaching to the disciples, the Lord defines and commands us to receive him in Holy Communion. In light of the past year with the pandemic, we have discovered just how crucial it is for us to carry out this command of Christ.

June 5, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 31, 2021

On this feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord (Corpus Christi), let's take a look at some of the themes that surface in the readings.

May 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 30, 2021

The relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is a communion of love which speaks to our hearts in the aftermath of these last 15 months. In our moments of isolation, tension and stress, may we turn to the Holy Trinity for the grace we need to foster unity in our hearts and with one another.

May 29, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 24, 2021

The Most Holy Trinity is a central mystery of our faith. Let's take a look at some of the themes that surface in the readings this week.

May 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 17, 2021

The feast of Pentecost brings the season of Easter to a stunning conclusion with several Scripture options, depending on the Mass you attend and the choice of the presider. Let's take a look...

May 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 16, 2021

The Ascension of the Lord reveals how God works in our lives during times of transition and change. May our trust in Christ help us to respond to divine grace, especially in those awkward and uncomfortable moments that are part of daily life.

May 15, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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May 10, 2021

Let's take a look at some of the main themes we find in the Scripture readings for the Ascension of the Lord.

May 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 2, 2021

The Passion of the Lord reveals God's love for the world. May this day drive us to our knees as we accept the gift of Christ and share His love with one another.

April 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2021

Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are the "Sacred Triduum" (the three sacred days) found in the heart of Holy Week. These high liturgies set forth the central elements of our faith in Jesus Christ.

March 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2021

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to Mary, and the world was forever changed. May this solemnity help us to recognize God's call for our lives as we offer each day for the Lord.

March 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 22, 2021

St. Peter, for all his mistakes and sins, is empowered by Christ with a new name and a commission to lead the Church. May his example inspire us to follow the Lord today with full and open hearts.

February 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 2, 2021

Baby Jesus is presented in the temple, evoking words of praised from those who recognize God in human form. Fully human and fully divine, we can draw near to the Lord who becomes like us in all things but sin, even as he frees us from sin and death by his saving action on the Cross.

February 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 25, 2021

The conversion of St. Paul inspires us to offer our lives - no matter what mistakes we have made in the past - as we dedicate our words and actions to the proclamation of the Good News.

January 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 3, 2021

The Magi followed the light of the star to encounter the Light of the World as they responded with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. As we are drawn to the Light of Christ and encounter His grace, may we shine with His light for all to see!

January 2, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jan 1, 2021

"And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart." Mary inspires us to follow her example as we reflect on all that has happened in the last year and study these insights in the light of our faith in Christ as we embark on the New Year. Holy Mary, Mother of God...pray for us!

December 31, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Dec 27, 2020

The Holy Family reveals how God is present within our families at all times in life - good and bad - and supports us with grace and strength. Holy Family, pray for us!

December 26, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Dec 12, 2020

On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we take to heart the words of the angel Gabriel as we cast out fear and follow Jesus Christ.

December 12, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 8, 2020

God makes possible miracles that astound our imagination in multiple ways in the readings we hear today. May we take to heart the angel Gabriel's insight that "nothing will be impossible for God!"

December 8, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 30, 2020

The call of St. Andrew inspires us to reflect on how Christ calls us by name to share the Good News with the people in our lives today.

November 30, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 22, 2020

On this feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, we follow Him as our shepherd in this life...so that we will be ready to be judged by Him in the next.

November 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 9, 2020

Today we honor the cathedral of Rome - the mother Church - as we recall the power of our churches to foster our faith and help us grow in grace as living temples of the Holy Spirit.

November 9, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 2, 2020

On this day we pray for all the faithful departed, that God will hold them safe and give them eternal peace.

November 2, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 1, 2020

The Saints inspire us! They are human hearts who have made it to the halls of Heaven. They understand us and they cheer us on to join their ranks. May we learn about these holy heroes so that we may join them when the Lord calls us out of this world.

October 31, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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