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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 22, 2020

Mary Magdalene - the first witness of the resurrection - was transformed by her encounter with the Risen Lord. May her experience inspire us to bring our lives into the Light of Christ.

July 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 3, 2020

In many ways, the doubts of the Apostle Thomas reflect the questions that surface in the hearts of young adults today. Through truth, beauty and goodness we provide opportunities that help them see something bigger than themselves...leading to an encounter with God.

July 4, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2020

Saint Peter and Saint Paul - two of the great heavy-hitters in Heaven - remind us that the Lord continues to call imperfect people every day to offer their lives for the glory of God.

June 29, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 24, 2020

John's birth ushers in a new event in salvation history as he prepares the people and points out the Messiah to them. His example inspires us to recognize Christ present in our lives as we lead others to Jesus.

June 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2020

We read in the Gospel of Luke that "Mary kept all these things in her heart." May her example inspire us to reflect on our faith in her Son as we put it into daily practice.

June 20, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2020

The Sacred Heart of Jesus reveals a love beyond our comprehension yet accessible every time we let go of our ego and embrace Him.

June 19, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 14, 2020

As our churches reopen from COVID-19, the gift of the Body and Blood of the Lord comes into clear focus. Christ feeds us with this precious Holy Communion, empowering us for service in the world.

June 13, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 7, 2020

COVID-19 taught us about the challenges of isolation, loneliness, anxiety and fear; the recent riots have brought to light the undercurrents of anger, hatred and opportunism. Our path forward must consider the need for unity...something that lies at the heart of the Most Holy Trinity.

June 6, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 1, 2020

This feast day, which always falls on the Monday after Pentecost, recalls the crucial role that Mary plays in salvation history as both Mother of God and Mother of the Church.

June 1, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 11, 2020

The Light of Christ shines in the darkness and dispels the power of sin and death. This holy night celebrates our redemption with the power of God's boundless love. Rejoice! The Lord is risen! He is risen, indeed!

April 11, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 10, 2020

In the Cross of Christ we see the sign of the Greatest Love Story every told. May the love of God touch the hardness of our hearts as we gaze upon the Savior, who gave his life for our sins on the Cross.

April 10, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 9, 2020

On Holy Thursday we claim the precious treasure of Holy Communion whereby we receive the Lord - body and blood, soul and divinity - for the strength we need to carry out our tasks of service here on earth.

April 9, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2020

The angel Gabriel was sent from God...and the world was forever changed with Mary's response! May this Good News strengthen our hearts as we speak words of hope to one another today.

March 25, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 19, 2020

He never says a word in the Scriptures, but St. Joseph demonstrates by his actions his faith in God and his capacity to sacrifice for others. May his example inspire us today.

March 19, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 1, 2020

As we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother of God, we acknowledge that she is also our Mother. Given to us by Christ, we claim this relationship every time we affirm our faith in her Son.

December 31, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 29, 2019

The blessings and burdens of the Holy Family inspire us to face our joys and sorrows with the grace of Jesus Christ.

December 28, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Dec 12, 2019

Mary's appearance to Juan Diego in 1531 forever changed the faith of the local people in Mexico, and inspired the faith of millions throughout North and South America.

December 12, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 9, 2019

Mary's acceptance of her part in the plan of Salvation History inspires us to say "Yes!" to God's invitation to work in our lives today.

December 9, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 30, 2019

On this feast of St. Andrew, we hear in the Gospel how Jesus calls him and from the Letter to the Romans how God continues to call others to proclaim the Good News in the world. God keeps calling today; are we ready to respond?

November 30, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day offers a fantastic opportunity to stop, reflect and offer gratitude for the blessings God showers upon our lives. While life is filled with a mix of good and bad moments, being thankful offers us a powerful lens to make sense of it all as we keep our focus on Jesus Christ.

November 28, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2019

He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Our Savior, our Messiah, he is the one who knows our hearts and reaches out to us with Divine Mercy. And out of an unfathomable love Jesus offers his life on the Cross to free us from our sins and ransom us from death. May we drop to our knees today and honor Christ our King!

November 24, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 2, 2019

On this Feast of All Souls we remember our beloved dead, and we hold on to the words of hope that are proclaimed through the Scripture readings. May we pray for those who have gone before us: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them! May they rest in peace!

November 2, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 1, 2019

Do you want to be a saint? Saints are not passive persons parked on a cloud with a harp; saints are redeemed sinners who have hearts filled with the love of Christ who share that love with joy in Heaven. This is what God calls us to...this is what we are made for! Do you want to be a saint?

November 1, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 2, 2019

On this feast of the Guardian Angels we pause to thank the Lord for these heavenly guides as we call upon their assistance in our spiritual battle.

October 2, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 29, 2019

The death of John the Baptist makes it clear that in no uncertain terms there is a price for following the Lord. Our "yes" to God means that we will follow a path where sacrifice will be part of the offering of our lives.

August 29, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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