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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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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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Oct 28, 2020

Luke's Gospel shows how Jesus called His twelve apostles by name, selecting them for their particular work. May remember that Christ calls us as well.

October 28, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 7, 2020

On this feast of the Rosary we recall the power of the Lord's Prayer in the context of the ministry and life of Jesus. May this beautiful prayer draw us closer to the Lord through the intercession of his mother, Mary.

October 7, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 2, 2020

We call upon our Guardian Angels as we grow in grace and follow their example to help and serve one another.

October 2, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 29, 2020

The Bible names these three angels as particular instruments in God's plan of salvation; may their presence inspire our faith as we follow Jesus Christ.

September 29, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 21, 2020

The Letter to the Ephesians beautifully illustrates how we are directed to live according to the manner of our call to follow Jesus Christ. Simply put, if we have been given gifts, then may we joyfully offer them to the Lord!

September 21, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 15, 2020

The anguish of Mary at the foot of the Cross of Christ touches our human pain and loss in moments of suffering. Yet Mary's faithfulness inspires us to endure these times of trial as we place our hope in her Son.

 

Sep 14, 2020

The Cross of Christ reveals justice, humility and love as Christ triumphs over sin and death for the salvation of the world. We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you! For by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

September 14, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 8, 2020

As the Church celebrates the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we recognize that all of us - in great and small ways - have a part to play in salvation history. Following Mary's example, will we say yes to the Lord today?

September 8, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 29, 2020

John the Baptist came to point others to Jesus, and his death inspires us to face our sufferings with fervent hope in Christ through His victory on the Cross.

August 29, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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