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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
Sep 6, 2023

In Capernaum, Jesus heals the sick, drives out demons, and tells the people that he must travel to the other towns, proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God.

September 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 5, 2023

Jesus casts out a demon in the synagogue in Capernaum, revealing his power and authority as the Holy One of God.

September 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 4, 2023

Jesus speaks at the synagogue in Nazareth where he grew up, and he encounters doubt and animosity as he proclaims his fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah.

September 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 4, 2023

Here are some of the main themes in the Mass Readings for the 23rd Sunday of the Year.

September 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 3, 2023

When Peter's fear of crucifixion leads him to tempt Jesus away from his saving mission, the Lord responds with a stern rebuke and a call to follow him as we carry the Cross.  In other words, when fear rises up in our hearts, we face it with faith, knowing that the Cross is not the end, but a doorway that leads to eternal life.

September 2, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Sep 2, 2023

Jesus offers a parable, showing how the Lord considers our abilities and invites us to use wisely and well what we have been given.

September 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 1, 2023

Jesus offers a parable, highlighting our need to always be prepared for the Lord's call and ready to respond.

September 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 31, 2023

The Lord urges his disciples to stay awake and be prepared, for we do not know the hour of the return of the Son of Man.  May we live each day as the precious gift it is with conviction and joy!

August 31, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 30, 2023

Psalm 139 reveals the awareness that God searches and knows our hearts, inspiring us to embrace the depth of the Lord's love and respond with joyous faith.

August 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 28, 2023

In his First Letter to the Thessalonians, Paul gives thanks to God for the people's faith response to the Good News.  May their example inspire us to do the same!

August 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 28, 2023

Here are some of the central themes in the Mass readings for the 22nd Sunday of the Year.

August 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 27, 2023

Following his profession of faith, Peter is given a new name, authority, and keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.  May we accept the keys of faith that we have received from the Lord and use them wisely for the  glory of God.

August 26, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Aug 26, 2023

The Lord takes a teachable moment to direct his disciples to seek greatness through the service of others with a humble heart.

August 26, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 25, 2023

When tested by a scholar of the law, Jesus quotes Scripture and offers two Commandments as a summary of all the rest.  Our task?  To love the Lord and one another!

Aug 23, 2023

Jesus offers a parable to illustrate God's generous grace in our lives.

August 23, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 22, 2023

The Lord teaches a tough message, that "it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven."  Yet when we focus on our faith in Christ, God makes it possible for us to use the gifts of wealth and power as wise stewards who promote the Good News in the world.

August 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 21, 2023

The Book of Judges outlines an emerging pattern in the children of Israel.  For a time they draw close to the Lord, and then they fall away into temptation.  Yet through it all the Lord continues to be present, raising up judges to guide the people into right relationship with God.

August 21, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 21, 2023

Let's explore some of the themes in the Mass readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

August 21, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 20, 2023

The readings on this 20th Week of the Year reveal God's providence to foreigners, Gentiles, and people of different cultural, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds.  As members of this vast family, may we foster ties of community and friendship as we shine with the light of faith in the world.

August 19, 2023 - St. Anthony Catholic Church - Lake Nebagamon

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Aug 19, 2023

Having given a quick recap of salvation history at Shechem, Joshua now puts before the people a crucial choice about God.  May we, like Joshua, boldly proclaim, "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord!"

August 19, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 18, 2023

At Shechem, a town that has geographical and historical significance, Joshua holds a great assembly of the leaders of Israel and recalls God's saving works on their behalf.

August 18, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 17, 2023

Joshua, who was formerly the right hand of Moses, now leads the children of Israel over the Jordan River and into the Promised Land.

August 17, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 16, 2023

Moses gazes upon the Promised Land before he dies, seeing how God has brought to fulfillment the promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  This "Holy Land" thus forms the context of salvation history, culminating in the saving work of Jesus Christ.

August 16, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 14, 2023

Moses offers an exhortation, calling the people to adhere to the commandments that God has given them for their own good.

August 14, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 14, 2023

Here are some of the main themes in the Mass readings for the 20th Sunday of the Year.

August 14, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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