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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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Now displaying: Category: Feasts
Nov 9, 2023

On this Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica - the Cathedral of Rome - we hear from St. Paul how we are all temples of the Spirit of God.

November 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 2, 2023

As we remember the Faithful Departed on this All Souls Day, we humbly pray for all our loved ones who have gone before us, entrusting them to the mercy and compassion of God.

November 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 1, 2023

On this Solemnity of All Saints, we unite our prayers to those who have gone before us in faith, drawing hope and inspiration in their help as we fight our spiritual battle here on earth.

November 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 28, 2023

As Christ called the Apostles by name, the Lord calls us to continue their work through our efforts today to proclaim the Kingdom of God.

October 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 18, 2023

On this Feast of St. Luke, we acknowledge our need to receive the message of the Evangelists so that we can be evangelists in the world - announcing to others the Good News of Jesus.

October 18, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 2, 2023

On this Memorial of the Guardian Angels, we pause to rejoice that the Lord offers heavenly help, and pray that we have the humility to receive it!

October 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 15, 2023

Mary's sorrow is witnessed in both Gospel options today: Luke's passage speaks of the "sword of sorrow", and John's text reveals Mary's agony before the Cross of her Son.

Sep 14, 2023

John 3:16 is perhaps the most well known verse in the Bible, revealing the magnitude of God's love poured out for us through the death of Jesus on the Cross.

September 14, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 8, 2023

The genealogy of Jesus Christ helps us see how God has been present throughout salvation history, bringing all to fulfillment in the Lord.  

September 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 29, 2023

The cruelty and injustice of John's death remind us that such forces are ever-present in our world.  In our times of suffering, we look to the Cross of Christ for the grace and strength we need to carry on.

August 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 24, 2023

Nathanael is brought to Jesus, and through the discussion he acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God. 

August 24, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 15, 2023

Mary's Magnificat gives glory to God for the marvelous things that the Lord has done.  Her song of praise becomes our own as we follow her example and offer our lives for her son, Jesus Christ.

August 15, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 10, 2023

On this feast of St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr, we recognize the Paschal Mystery of Jesus as the model for our generous and cheerful sacrifices that we offer to God.

August 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 6, 2023

The Transfiguration of the Lord brings both consolation and challenge to our hearts.  We are consoled by the glory of God revealed on the mountaintop, yet we are challenged to prepare for the moment when we will stand before the Risen Lord on the day of judgment.  

August 5, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jul 31, 2023

Let's examine some of the key themes in the Mass readings for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

July 31, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 25, 2023

On this feast of St. James, the Apostle, we discover that we hold the treasure of our Christian faith in the "earthen vessel" of our human limitations.  As we acknowledge our sins and embrace God's grace, we offer our lives as a worthy sacrifice that draws us closer to the Lord and one another.

July 25, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jul 22, 2023

Mary Magdalene encounters the Risen Lord, and she is empowered by Christ to announce his resurrection to the Apostles.

July 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2023

On this Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul, we recognize the powerful proclamation of their faith in Christ, and we also acknowledge the many sufferings they endured as witnesses for the Lord.

June 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 24, 2023

The birth of John the Baptist inaugurates a crucial moment in salvation history as he will prepare the people and point out the Lord Jesus to them.  May John's example inspire us to continue the proclamation of the Good News in our lives today.

June 24, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 17, 2023

After searching for their lost son for three days, Mary and Joseph find Jesus in the midst of the teachers in the Temple area.  

June 17, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 16, 2023

The deep and abiding love of Jesus brings peace to our souls in a way that cannot be found anywhere else. May we come to Christ, and allow his gentle mercy to renew our hearts with his divine love.

June 16, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 11, 2023

On this Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ - often known as Corpus Christi - we receive with open hearts the gift of the Eucharist.  May this spiritual food strengthen us for the task at hand as the Lord nourishes us to do his work today.

June 10, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 5, 2023

Let's examine some of the themes in the Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, sometimes called Corpus Christi.

June 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 4, 2023

This essential mystery of Christianity, that there is one God revealed in three divine Persons, speaks about a unity of a community founded in love.  May the example of the Most Holy Trinity inspire us to unite in love as we foster the communion we share with God and one another.

June 3, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 31, 2023

As baby John the Baptist, Elizabeth, and Mary all respond to Jesus, their example inspires us to acknowledge the Lord's presence in our lives whenever two or more gather in his name.

May 31, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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