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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
Jul 2, 2023

The Lord exhorts his apostles to put him first and center in their lives.  This challenging admonition requires us all to look at our lives with honesty and humility as we discern the values we hold by the sacrifices we make.

July 1, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jul 1, 2023

Upon their approach to Abraham and Sarah, three men receive their hospitality and announce that in their old age they will have a son.  

July 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 30, 2023

God enters into a covenant with Abraham and Sarah, having changed their names and promising them a son in their old age.

June 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 28, 2023

Jesus offers classic spiritual advice regarding how we conduct our lives and interact with one another.

June 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 27, 2023

The Lord offers three admonitions of spiritual advice, challenging his disciples to embrace the difficult path of holiness as we live the precious treasure of our faith in Christ.

June 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 26, 2023

Continuing in the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord invites us to abandon judging others and instead discern our own sinfulness and need for God's grace.

June 26, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 26, 2023

Let's explore some of the main themes in the Mass readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

June 26, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 25, 2023

Fear affects us all in unique and powerful ways, yet the Lord exhorts his disciples to confront our fears and embrace our faith in God's loving grace.

June 24, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 23, 2023

Jesus offers a powerful spiritual insight that challenges us to examine the treasures in our lives.  May we take a long, hard look at what we treasure here on earth...and see if it is worthy of heaven.

June 23, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 22, 2023

The teaching of the Lord's Prayer within the context of Christ's command regarding forgiveness offers us a powerful and essential way to draw closer to God and one another.

June 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 21, 2023

The teaching of almsgiving, prayer, and fasting is set within the context of a humble heart that does not seek human praise.  When we do this, these spiritual disciplines take on extraordinary power to transform our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.

June 21, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2023

It's perhaps the toughest teaching of Jesus, yet when we love our enemies we conform our hearts to the love of Christ.

June 20, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2023

Jesus calls his disciples to a higher standard in the face of oppression.  May we call upon the Lord for insight and strength to follow his example in tough times.

June 19, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2023

Here are some of the main themes in the Mass readings for the 12th Sunday of the Year.

June 19, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 18, 2023

Seeing the crowds, the Lord shows compassion and pity for their needs. Summoning the Twelve, he gives them authority and sends them on mission. The point? These words apply to us as well!

June 17, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jun 15, 2023

The Lord teaches with clarity on the crucial necessity to reconcile with one another.  It begs a question: with whom do we need to reconcile today?

June 15, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 14, 2023

Jesus teaches that he has come to fulfill the law and the prophets, inviting us to carry out his commandments as his disciples.

June 14, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 13, 2023

The Lord invites us to be salt and light in the world, enhancing every opportunity as we use the gifts that God has given us to bring life and love to those we meet.

June 13, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 12, 2023

The Beatitudes begin the Sermon on the Mount in chapters five through seven in Matthew's Gospel, and they offer consolation and strength in the midst of the challenges of daily life.

June 12, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 12, 2023

Here are some of the key themes in the Mass readings for the 11th Sunday of the Year.

June 12, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 10, 2023

Seeing the example of a poor widow, Jesus teaches us that in the eyes of Heaven the value of our offering is not counted in the amount, but rather in the amount of sacrifice.

June 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 9, 2023

The Psalm response encourages us to count our blessings and direct our gratitude to God, the source of all.  The next step?  Do this EVERYDAY!

June 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 8, 2023

Jesus responds to a question from a scribe, and his answer provides us with two powerful rules to guide our daily lives.

June 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 7, 2023

Responding to the Sadducees, Jesus offers insight into the reality of the resurrection, inspiring us to consider how we might live today in preparation for the eternal life to come.

June 7, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 6, 2023

Aware of a trap that is set to ensnare him, Jesus responds with clever wisdom, inviting us to consider how we call upon God for grace and insight as we use all the resources we possess to deal with the challenges of life.

June 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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