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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: Lent
Apr 11, 2022

John's Gospel sheds light on the vulnerability of Judas: his stealing from the common money purse has already made him vulnerable to temptation and sin...easy prey for Satan.

April 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 9, 2022

The prophecy of Caiaphas sets the stage for our greatest love story: how God so loved the world that he sent his only Son to die for our sins that we might have eternal life. 

April 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 8, 2022

Jeremiah affirms that God is his mighty champion, a source of protection in times of trial.  May we echo his sentiment as we proclaim the psalm response, "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice!"

April 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 7, 2022

Throughout salvation history God has forged covenants with his people, ultimately fulfilled in the great revelation of love in his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

April 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 6, 2022

As the tension builds around Jesus, he speaks about his relationship with his heavenly Father.  May we stay close to the word of Christ as we seek to live each day for the Lord.

April 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 5, 2022

As Jesus speaks to the Pharisees, he references how Moses brought about healing to the afflicted people of Israel.  May we gaze upon the Lord - lifted up upon the Cross - for our redemption.

April 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 4, 2022

Psalm 23 has given strength and hope to countless Jews and Christians.  May we face our fears with God's grace to sustain us.

April 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 4, 2022

As we journey into the heart of Holy Week, let's take a look at some of the key themes in our readings for Palm Sunday.

April 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 3, 2022

As the crowd attempts to test Jesus with the woman caught in adultery, the Lord responds with a sharp insight that focuses on the sins of all and reveals God's awesome mercy.

April 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 2, 2022

The Psalm response inspires us to return to the Lord and embrace the gift of faith.  May our lives be strengthened as we place our trust in Jesus Christ.

April 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 1, 2022

The Psalm response addresses the cry of those who have experienced pain and suffering in this life.  The Lord is near...may we draw strength from Jesus Christ and allow his grace to strengthen and soothe our souls.

April 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 31, 2022

Jesus reveals in the Gospel of John many different sources of testimony on his behalf.  Will we take these to heart and follow the Lord throughout this life?

March 31, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2022

Both Isaiah and Jesus offer words of hope and consolation regarding the faithful and tender compassion of God.  The Psalmist sums it up, "The Lord is gracious and merciful."

March 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2022

After healing the boy in Capernaum, Jesus travels to Jerusalem and heals a paralytic man with a word.

March 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2022

Jesus reveals his power by healing the son of a royal official with a simple word. 

March 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2022

Let's explore some of the themes for this 5th Sunday of Lent.

March 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 26, 2022

Jesus offers a parable about how two different people who went to the temple to pray, but only one was heard by God. 

March 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2022

Jesus tells the disciples that he comes to fulfill the law and the prophets, and as the Lord's disciples we take to heart his teaching and put it into daily practice.

March 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2022

Jesus teaches in no uncertain terms that we must forgive each other if we expect to be forgiven by God.

March 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2022

The Lord cites the first reading about Elisha at the Jordan river to the people of Nazareth, who are furious with Jesus after he shows how prophets are often rejected in their native place.  May we learn from this response and seek instead to embrace the Lord's teaching in our lives.

March 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2022

While teaching about the need to repent, Jesus offers a parable that challenges us to cultivate a fruitful life.  Where do we get the courage to do this?  We recognize that Christ is the master gardener who lovingly tends to the care of our souls!

March 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 19, 2022

St. Joseph is the strong, silent saint who we are told is righteous and steadfast in carrying out God's will.  May his example inspire us to live our faith with vibrant actions that proclaim that the Lord is the center of our lives.

March 19, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 18, 2022

Jesus gives a parable that offers us hope in the Lord's sacrifice on the Cross even as it challenges us to carry out his teachings and commands.

March 18, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 17, 2022

Both the prophet Jeremiah and the parable of Jesus reveal how God has provided us with the tools we need to foster our faith for the spiritual life.  The question now: will we use them?

March 17, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 16, 2022

Matthew's Gospel reveals both the Cross of Christ and the Cup of suffering.  As disciples of Jesus, we must be prepared for both throughout the course of our lives.

March 16, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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