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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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Jul 3, 2024

After doubting the testimony of the disciples that Jesus had been raised from the dead, the Lord comes again and speaks to the doubts (and fears!) of Thomas. (Lectionary #593)

July 3, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2024

The Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul offers us an opportunity to reflect on their lives and draw inspiration from the way that the Lord worked through their imperfections in order to do extraordinary things. (Lectionary #590)

June 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 2, 2024

Jesus taught his disciples at the Last Supper that the bread and wine become his Body and Blood that they must eat and drink.  Thus, we cherish the Eucharist and fervently come to the Lord's table to receive Holy Communion, for we are what we eat. (Year B, Lectionary #168)

June 1, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - 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 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 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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Apr 25, 2024

The First Letter of Peter offers an exhortation to live the gift of faith with vibrant conviction in the midst of our daily lives. (Lectionary #555)

April 25, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 8, 2024

The angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary inspires us to take to heart God's saving work and offer our lives for the Lord. (Lectionary #545)

April 8, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2024

We recall the Passion of the Lord in John's Gospel, giving thanks to God for the saving work of Christ and seeking the grace to face the agonies and sacrifices of our lives. (Lectionary #40)

March 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2024

At the Passover meal with his disciples, Jesus inaugurates a new covenant in his Body and Blood that we might enter into Holy Communion with the Lord and one another. (Lectionary #39)

March 28, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 19, 2024

St. Joseph offers us a vibrant example of a quiet, faithful man who reveals his faith in God by his swift, immediate, and active response to the angel's command.  (Lectionary #543)

March 19, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 2, 2024

Simeon's song of praise at the Presentation of the Jesus in the temple inspires us to call upon the Lord to see and respond to God's action in our lives. (Lectionary #524)

February 2, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 26, 2024

On this feast of St. Timothy and St. Titus, we discover that these two studied and learned about Jesus while following St. Paul, so that they could one day lead others to the Lord. (Lectionary 520/321)

January 26, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 25, 2024

The change in St. Paul (and also in Ananias who was sent to heal him) reveals our need for an ongoing conversion of heart as we follow Christ. (Lectionary #519)

January 25, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 8, 2024

The Baptism of the Lord reveals the presence of the Trinity on earth and invites us to reflect on the grace of our own baptism. (Lectionary #21)

January 8, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 7, 2024

Guided by the light of the star, the Magi followed the marvels of the natural world to the supernatural glory of God revealed in the Christ child. (Lectionary #20)

January 7, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 1, 2024

Mary's reflection on the infant Jesus, and all the events that will occur throughout his life, inspire us to ponder how our faith in Christ transforms our lives today. (Lectionary #18)

January 1, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 1, 2024

Here are some of the themes that we discover in the Mass readings for the Epiphany of the Lord.

January 1, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 31, 2023

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph knew blessings and burdens as they faced the ups and downs of life. Their example inspires us to engage our faith as we live within the context of our families today. (Lectionary #17)

December 30, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Dec 26, 2023

St. Stephen's martyrdom reminds us of the precious value of our faith, and how it helps us face the challenges of life. (Lectionary #696)

December 26, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 25, 2023

Here are some of the themes that we find in the Mass readings for the feast of the Holy Family.

December 25, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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