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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 19, 2021

The Scripture readings reveal how often our lives are disrupted by evil from the inside and the outside of our hearts. How do we proceed? How do we find our way? The Lord teaches that the disciple's path is marked with service, putting the needs of others ahead of one's own.

September 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 18, 2021

The parable of the sower is one of the few that Jesus explains. As we listen today, may we cultivate good soil in our hearts to receive the Lord's words and tend a fruitful harvest.

September 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 17, 2021

This short passage from the Gospel of Luke names some of the women who accompanied Jesus along with the Twelve Apostles, inspiring us to ask if we are ready to travel with the Lord today.

September 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 16, 2021

Jesus teaches about faith, forgiveness and love as a weeping woman anoints his feet in the home of a Pharisee.

September 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 13, 2021

A Roman centurion displays extraordinary faith in the Lord when he approaches Jesus for a healing request.

September 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 13, 2021

Here are some of the main themes that surface in the readings for the 25th Sunday of the Year.

September 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 12, 2021

Jesus makes it clear that to follow him means that we will carry a cross. As we confront whatever is hard and difficult in our lives today, may we open our hearts to God's grace at work within us...trusting that the one who was victorious over his cross will transform our own as well.

September 11, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Sep 11, 2021

When our words and actions follow the teaching of Jesus Christ, we find our lives are built on a rock solid foundation that withstands the storms of life.

September 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 10, 2021

Jesus offers sound wisdom. Before we can point out the "splinters" in someone's eye, we need to take care of our own! This is not just about physical sight, but it applies to the spiritual obstacles that prevent us from seeing God's grace at work in our hearts.

September 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 9, 2021

Sometimes the daily Mass readings are nuggets of wisdom that can guide us in direct and practical ways. The reading from Colossians and the Gospel of Luke are perfect examples today. Enjoy and savor them!

September 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 7, 2021

Luke's Gospel reveals how Jesus called the Twelve Apostles by name to participate in his earthly ministry. The Lord continues to call forth new disciples who will offer their lives for service in the world. Are we ready?

September 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 6, 2021

When the going gets tough, the tough turn to the Lord! The Psalm response articulates the source of our strength, especially in difficult moments in life.

September 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 6, 2021

Here are some of the key themes in readings for the 24th Week of the Year.

September 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 5, 2021

In every age there are situations and circumstances that foster fear in our hearts. Our answer? We turn to the Lord in faith for the healing grace we need to face the obstacles that frighten us. In other words, we place our hope in Christ for the strength we need each and every day.

September 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 4, 2021

The first reading from the Letter to the Colossians reminds us of the gravity of sin and the hope we have in Christ to persevere in faith.

September 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 3, 2021

The first reading from the Letter to the Colossians offers a beautiful hymn in praise of Christ; may we pause and reflect on the Lord today and make a fitting hymn of praise with the gift of our lives.

September 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 2, 2021

After Jesus speaks to the crowds from Peter's boat, the Lord changes Peter's life forever...making him a fisher of men.

September 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 1, 2021

In Luke's Gospel the crowds grow in response to the healing and teaching of Christ, who moves on to other villages so that more people might discover the Good News.

September 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 31, 2021

Luke's Gospel recounts an exchange between Jesus and an unclean demon, revealing how evil recognizes and yields to the authority of Christ.

August 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 30, 2021

The first reading - commonly read at funerals - offers a profound sense of hope as it connects our lives to the great mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

August 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 30, 2021

Here are some of the major themes running through the readings for this 23rd Sunday of the Year.

August 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 29, 2021

What's growing in the spiritual garden of our hearts? The Letter of James urges us to welcome the Word of God that was planted in us and become doers, not just hearers.

August 28, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Aug 28, 2021

The Gospel parable of the three servants who have been given different amounts of "talents" (money) serves as a sobering reminder for us: how we use the gift of our lives here on earth has supernatural consequences in Heaven.

Aug 27, 2021

Building on the Gospel reading from yesterday we see how crucial it is for us to be prepared as we follow Jesus Christ through this life. It begs a question: what preparations do we need to make today?

August 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 26, 2021

Jesus urges the disciples to stay awake and be prepared for the day of the Lord's return.

August 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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