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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 22, 2020

As I spend time today with my Mom on her birthday, I pause to thank God that my parents shared their faith and helped me live it.

September 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 20, 2020

The parable of the generous landowner reveals a crucial insight about God and an invitation to becoming greathearted toward those around us.

September 20, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 19, 2020

St. Paul addresses an issue that people often wonder about: Will we have a body in Heaven? The answer is yes, but it will be much more!

September 19, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 18, 2020

St. Paul speaks of the crucial aspect of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the life of the faith. Indeed, the resurrection of the Lord opens the door between this life and the next.

September 18, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 17, 2020

The Psalm response echoes the grace revealed in the Gospel of Luke. When we count our blessings we open our hearts in faith to the healing power of Jesus Christ.

September 17, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 16, 2020

St. Paul's famous passage in 1st Corinthians (often used at weddings) challenges us to "put on love" in all that we think, say and do.

September 16, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 13, 2020

The Book of Sirach, the Psalmist and the Lord all proclaim the same message: God forgives us and demands that we forgive one another.

September 12, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Sep 12, 2020

The Lord offers a nugget of spiritual wisdom to help us read the human heart...including our own.

September 12, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 11, 2020

St. Paul uses the image of an athlete to remind us that discipline, effort and commitment are also crucial elements of our spiritual life.

September 11, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 10, 2020

The Gospel of Luke offers us a powerful teaching from Jesus regarding how we interact with one another.

September 10, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 9, 2020

Unlike the Beatitudes in Matthew's Gospel, Luke's version offers "blessings and woes" that reveal a stark truth about what we rely on in this life: if it's not rooted in God, it's not for our good.

September 9, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 7, 2020

Amidst the temptations and deceits that come before us in the messy moments of life, we echo the vigilant cry of the Psalmist: "Lead me Lord, in your justice."

September 7, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 6, 2020

As disciples of Jesus Christ, there are tough messages that sometimes we are called to deliver, and sometimes we are called to receive. Through honesty, humility and love we open our hearts to encounter the transforming power of the Lord's grace in these difficult moments.

September 5, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Sep 5, 2020

Psalm 145 reminds us that the Lord walks with us, offering help and support whenever we call.

September 5, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 4, 2020

Paul reminds us that we are servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God...called to be trustworthy as we offer our lives in this life for the day we stand before the Lord in the next.

September 4, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 3, 2020

As he listens and works near Jesus, St. Peter's heart is forever touched as he offers his entire and follows the Lord.

September 3, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 2, 2020

Luke's Gospel reveals the Lord's drive to travel and announce the Kingdom of God, and as His disciples this same urgency underscores our need to proclaim our faith to all we meet.

September 2, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 1, 2020

Luke's Gospel recounts how Jesus taught and drove out demons with "authority and power." This is the grace that we call upon today as we follow the Lord to face the challenges of our lives.

September 1, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 31, 2020

Sometimes the most awkward place to share our faith is around those who know us best. Drawing strength from the Lord and St. Paul in the readings today, may we authentically follow Christ with an open heart.

August 31, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 30, 2020

The Lord speaks directly and to the heart: all disciples must take up their crosses and follow Him. What's our unique cross today, and how will we carry it? May we call upon Christ for the courage and conviction we need.

August 29, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Aug 28, 2020

The Lord's parable to "stay awake" reminds us that being prepared and alert are essential components for our spiritual life.

August 28, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 27, 2020

St. Paul offers inspiring words to describe a disciple who is caught up in the grace of Jesus Christ. May these words apply to us as well!

August 27, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 26, 2020

St. Paul reveals by his example and teaching that all of us are called to give our best effort in whatever labor we do. Our task is to see how the daily work we complete on earth helps build the Kingdom of Heaven...then do it!

August 26, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 25, 2020

St. Paul exhorts us to stand firm and draw our strength and encouragement from our faith in Jesus Christ.

August 25, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 23, 2020

As Peter receives the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, we know that we have hope for our hearts; for although the netherworld will not prevail in this spiritual battle, it will seek to keep us from Christ, who offers strength for our souls.

August 22, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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