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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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Sep 15, 2021

The sorrow of Mary as she stood faithfully before the Cross of Christ helps us to engage our grief. When we acknowledge our sorrows, we call upon the saving strength of Jesus to pass through our pain into healing joy.

September 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 14, 2021

This feast concentrates our attention on the instrument of our salvation, as we thank the Lord who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice that restores us to right relationship with God. May we gaze upon the Cross of Christ with grateful hearts each and every day!

September 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 8, 2021

On this feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary we hear in the Gospel of Matthew the genealogy of Jesus as the context for the birth of the Lord. The reading demonstrates how we are part of the larger story of salvation history; God works in and through countless lives to weave together our journey from this life to the next.

September 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 6, 2021

The glimpse of glory and the echo of the Father's voice reinforced the faith of Peter, James and John. May we look for those moments in our lives when God's grace illuminates our hearts and strengthens our resolve to follow Christ.

August 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 29, 2021

The feast of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus offers an opportunity to reflect on their friendship with Jesus, inviting us all to consider how we might foster our friendship with the Lord as we grow in faith and love.

July 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 22, 2021

St. Mary Magdalene is the first person to meet the Risen Lord. Her life - a testament to God's grace - inspires us to confront our own weaknesses and draw strength from the healing love of Christ.

July 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 3, 2021

The skepticism of Thomas is familiar to many of us. Let's face it, it's easy to doubt and question even in the best situations! Yet in the end Thomas makes a profession of faith that inspires us to overcome our own doubts as we follow the Lord.

July 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2021

These two heavy hitters are remembered today, not because they were perfect; rather, they accepted the grace from God that they received and made an offering of their lives to the Lord. May they inspire us today!

June 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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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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