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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 29, 2022

In the sight of the angels we carry out our spiritual battles, calling upon heaven for the grace and strength we need...singing God's praises and following the Lord through this life to the next.

September 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 21, 2022

Through the example of St. Matthew, Christ demonstrates his desire to call sinners to newness of life.

September 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 14, 2022

On this feast of the Holy Cross, we recall God's unfathomable love for the world.  May the cherished words of John's Gospel inspire us to run to the Cross of Christ and receive his lavish grace of forgiveness, mercy and compassion.

September 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 8, 2022

On this feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we see how God worked through the Holy Family, and recognizing how the Lord works through our own.

September 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 24, 2022

Psalm 145 proclaims the marvels of God's might, and the response reminds us to echo this Good News to all the world.

August 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 15, 2022

Mary proclaims her great Magnificat in Luke's Gospel, giving praise to God who does mighty things through our lowly lives. May her words inspire us to offer our lives to the Lord!

August 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 22, 2022

Mary Magdalene is the first disciple to meet the Risen Lord, and she is empowered by Christ to proclaim the resurrection to the Apostles.

July 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2022

They are two of the brightest lights in the communion of Saints, yet these very sinful, fallible men can inspire us to follow their example as we turn away from our past sins and embrace a future guided by the grace of Jesus Christ.

June 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 25, 2022

The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary offers us an opportunity to reflect on the extreme range of emotions she encountered, particularly sorrow.  The Blessed Mother had many experiences to ponder in her heart; may her intercession lead us to the Cross of her Son.

June 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 24, 2022

The Sacred Heart of Jesus beats with a shepherd's love.  For while we were still sinners, Christ died for us; and like the shepherd who leaves the 99 other sheep, the Lord looks for us when we stray.

June 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2022

On this feast of Corpus Christi, we gratefully acknowledge the sacrament that Jesus defines and commands us to receive.  May this precious gift of the Real Presence strengthen us for our work on earth and guide us safely to Heaven.

June 18, 2002 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 13, 2022

Here are some of the central themes that we find in the readings for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

June 13, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 12, 2022

Jesus refers to the Trinity in John's Gospel, pointing out that we are "works in progress" who are growing in our discipleship and communion with one another.

June 11, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 6, 2022

From the Cross, Jesus entrusts his mother into the care of his beloved disciple.  His words to John are also directed to us as we recognize Mary as our mother and Mother of the Church.

June 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 6, 2022

Let's explore some of the themes that surface in the readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

June 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 26, 2022

St. Paul relied on many people during his ministry, and today we recognize the work of Titus and Timothy. It's a crucial reminder that we are stronger when united and working together.

January 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 3, 2022

Let's take a look at some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the Baptism of the Lord. Please note that there are options for the 1st Reading, Psalm and 2nd Reading!

January 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 2, 2022

The feast of Epiphany offers us an insight into understanding the pilgrimage of our lives. Guided by the light of Christ we travel on our pilgrim path through this world to our destination in Heaven, learning life's lessons along the way.

January 1, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 1, 2022

She was chosen to be the Mother of God, and as we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary this day we draw near to her Son, the Savior of the World.

January 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 27, 2021

Here are some key themes for the readings of the Epiphany of the Lord.

December 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 20, 2021

There are several options for the Feast of the Holy Family. Here are some key points to consider for your preparation for Mass.

December 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 8, 2021

There is a sharp contrast between the Book of Genesis and the Gospel of Matthew. Whereas Adam and Eve experience the devastating consequences of sin, Mary embraces the words of the angel Gabriel and accepts God's plan for salvation history. May her words inspire us to say "Yes!" to the Lord today.

December 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 30, 2021

As Jesus calls Andrew to follow after him, we are reminded that the Lord's call echoes in every generation...inviting us to draw near to Christ as we invite others to join us along the way.

November 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 25, 2021

There are some options for the readings today, but a common theme is appropriate: What are you thankful for today? Start with God...and keep going!

November 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 21, 2021

We claim Jesus Christ as King of the Universe, and this title establishes his reign over our hearts. Yet this king does not come to be served; rather he offers his life that all the inhabitants of his kingdom might have the hope of eternal life. Our response? Let us pledge our lives to our King!

November 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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