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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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Jun 23, 2022

The birth of John the Baptist reveals a pattern in his relationship to Jesus.  John comes first to prepare the way for the greater glory that shines upon Christ.  May John's example inspire us to continue to blaze a trail for the proclamation of the Good News in our lives today.

June 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 22, 2022

The Lord offers us (once again!) practical spiritual wisdom to guide our interactions with one another.  But to use this wisdom we have to ask ourselves one question: What's growing in our hearts?

June 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 21, 2022

The "Golden Rule" that Jesus offers his disciples has directed countless Christians in their relationships with one another.  May this rule of life help us to interact with one another in a way that leads us all closer to the Lord.

June 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2022

The Lord offers powerful spiritual advice for those times when we are tempted to judge others before we've done the hard work to examine our own blind spots.

June 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2022

Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

June 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 18, 2022

It is so easy to give in to worry!  How often do we feed our fears and yield to anxiety?  Jesus speaks to this common human condition and offers us a powerful way forward.

June 18, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 17, 2022

The Lord teaches his disciples to examine their hearts regarding WHAT their treasure is and WHERE they will store it.

June 17, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 16, 2022

The Lord's Prayer has provided spiritual strength and guidance for countless Christians.  May we call upon it frequently throughout our day!

Jun 15, 2022

The Lord speaks of three ancient and powerful spiritual practices: fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

June 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 14, 2022

Perhaps one of the toughest teachings in Christianity is found in the Gospel of Matthew today.  Yet this command to love our enemies offers a practical path that unites us to the example of Jesus.

June 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 13, 2022

Jesus offers guidance when someone causes us harm; we are challenged to repay evil with good - and what a challenge at times it can be!

June 13, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 11, 2022

Jesus urges his disciples to use plain direct speech when interacting with one another.

June 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 10, 2022

While we might be tempted to think that adultery and divorce are recent problems of modern society, the Lord's teaching today reminds us that these issues have been with humanity from the beginning.  

June 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 9, 2022

The Lord challenges us to surpass the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees.  How?  By reconciling with one another!

June 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 9, 2022

This Mass on June 8, 2022 marked the 25th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood for Fr. Andrew. 

June 8, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

 

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Jun 8, 2022

Jesus teaches that he has come, not to abolish, but to fulfill the Law and the Prophets.  As we follow the Lord with all our hearts we pray that his saving work will flourish within and through our lives.

June 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 7, 2022

The Lord teaches that we are salt and light in the world, but with a purpose.  We are called to engage this life, adding joy and strength as we share the love of Christ with those around us.

June 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 1, 2022

The First Letter of Peter exhorts us to be holy. How? By embracing the gift of faith and drawing close to Jesus Christ and his Church. May these words inspire us as we begin our Lenten journey tomorrow!

March 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 28, 2022

The First Letter of Peter reminds us that in times of difficulty our faith in Christ can flourish. May we face the challenges of today with trust that the Lord supports us with his grace.

February 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 27, 2022

Jesus teaches the disciples that we will know a tree by its fruit, and this insight can be applied to the state of our spiritual lives and our relationships with one another.

February 26, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 26, 2022

We all seek healing in body, heart, mind and soul. May the Letter of James inspire us to call upon the Lord for healing both on the inside and the outside as we strive to be agents of healing for one another.

February 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 25, 2022

How often do we catch ourselves whining and complaining? (Be honest!) The fact is that it seldom helps, whereas the practice of patience and perseverance can strengthen our souls.

February 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 24, 2022

How we spend our money says a lot about our values and priorities. The Letter of James weighs in on the topic, warning us of the consequences if we fail to use wealth wisely.

February 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 23, 2022

How do we spend our time? Are we trapped in the past or always worried about the future? The Letter of James reminds us to live in the current moment, mindful that it is a precious treasure from the Lord.

February 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 22, 2022

When asked by the Lord, the disciples offered many answers about the identity of Jesus. Peter, however, gets it right: he is the Christ! May our lives proclaim this truth each and every day.

February 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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