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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: Ordinary Time
Feb 13, 2024

The Letter of James teaches us to pray for the perseverance to engage our spiritual lives in the midst of the temptations and challenges of the world. (Lectionary #336)

February 13, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 12, 2024

The introduction to the Letter of James invites us to embrace the challenges and trials of life as opportunities to encounter the Lord and draw near to one another. (Lectionary #335)

February 12, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 11, 2024

In the exchange between Jesus and the leper, we discern that the Lord looks at us with compassion and wills that we be made clean. (Lectionary #77)

February 11, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 10, 2024

After teaching the crowds, Jesus feeds the 4000 with seven loaves and a few fish, foreshadowing the moment when he will institute the Eucharist at the Last Supper. (Lectionary 334)

February 10, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 9, 2024

The healing of a mute man with a speech impediment recalls our need to cultivate our hearing and speaking in a manner worthy of heaven. (Lectionary #333)

February 9, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 7, 2024

Speaking to the crowd and the disciples, Jesus teaches that what defiles us comes from within, on the battlefield of our hearts. (Lectionary #331)

February 7, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 6, 2024

The Gospel reading reminds us that we can lose our focus in our spiritual practices, challenging us to "keep the main thing the main thing" as we concentrate our spiritual lives on what will bring us closer to the Lord and one another. (Lectionary #330)

February 6, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 5, 2024

At the heart of the earthly ministry of Jesus, we see how every encounter with Christ brings healing and hope, inviting us to do our part to be agents of healing grace in his name. (Lectionary #329)

February 5, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 5, 2024

Let's explore some of the themes in the Mass readings for the 6th Sunday of the Year. (Lectionary #77)

February 5, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 4, 2024

As Jesus begins his earthly ministry, he instructs the disciples that they have much to accomplish and reminds us that we've got work to do. (Lectionary #74)

February 4, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 3, 2024

The Lord's compassion toward the disciples and the crowd encourages us to set aside our fears and draw near to Christ. (Lectionary #328)

February 3, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 1, 2024

The Lord authorizes the Twelve to carry out his ministry, sending them out in pairs to support and work together. (Lectionary #326)

February 1, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 31, 2024

Psalm 32 helps us honestly acknowledge our sins in order to receive God's grace and healing mercy. (Lectionary #325)

January 31, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 30, 2024

In light of the two miracles that Jesus performs in Mark's Gospel, the words of Psalm 86 stir our souls to seek God's healing and renewal in our lives. (Lectionary #324)

January 30, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2024

After driving out a demon, Jesus sends the restored and healed man back to his family to announce what God has done in his life. (Lectionary #323)

January 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2024

Let's take a look at some of the themes that surface in the Mass readings for the 5th Sunday of the Year. (Lectionary #74)

January 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 28, 2024

The authority and power of Jesus are revealed in his ministry at Capernaum, as he teaches in the synagogue and drives out a demon. (Lectionary #71)

January 28, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 27, 2024

David acknowledges his sin when confronted by the prophet Nathan, inviting us to seek the courage to account for our sins before the Lord. (Lectionary #322)

January 27, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 24, 2024

Jesus offers a parable (and an explanation!) that reveals both what we need to reject and what we need to do to cultivate a fruitful spiritual life. (Lectionary #319)

January 24, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 23, 2024

Jesus offers us all a profound hope, that through our desire to do God's will, the Lord adopts us into his family. (Lectionary #318)

January 23, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 22, 2024

Through his interaction with the scribes and Pharisees, Jesus reveals his authority over evil in the world. (Lectionary #317)

January 22, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 22, 2024

Let's examine some of the themes in the Mass readings for the 4th Sunday of the Year. (Lectionary #71)

January 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 21, 2024

The Lord's call to Peter, Andrew, James, and John is an invitation that will change their lives forever. (Lectionary #68)

January 21, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 20, 2024

As Jesus is engulfed by the crowds and his disciples, his family is confused by the transformation as they try to seize him. (Lectionary #316)

January 20, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 19, 2024

Jesus calls forth the Twelve and empowers them with authority to preach and drive out demons in his name.  (Lectionary #315)

January 19, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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