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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
Feb 16, 2021

Noah's ark is a well known passage of Genesis that captures the imagination. Confronting wickedness and sin, the ark is a sign of hope in which God offers us a way forward - inviting us to mirror this example as we now prepare to embark on the season of Lent tomorrow.

February 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 15, 2021

The original sin of Adam and Eve carries on within their family, reminding us how sin - if left unchecked - leaves devastating consequences on those closest to us.

Feb 14, 2021

The healing encounter between Jesus and the leper reveals the Lord's fundamental desire to restore and renew our lives. May we take stock of our spiritual situation right now and draw near to the Divine Physician for what we need to grow in grace.

February 13, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2021

Following their disobedience, Adam and Eve confront the consequences of their sin, even as their behaviors reveal how it has begun to affect them.

February 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 12, 2021

Evil enters the world when Adam and Eve are tempted by the serpent. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we practice constant vigilance: aware of daily temptations in our lives, we renew our hearts to the Lord through prayer, sacraments and virtue.

February 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 11, 2021

The creation account continues in Genesis with a focus on God's goodness and our need for relationships, particularly in the context of marriage. May the beauty of marriage inspire us to help all marriages foster and grow.

February 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 10, 2021

The garden of Eden is established and God gives a simple command, setting the stage for how humanity will respond.

February 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 9, 2021

Genesis continues with the account of the creation of living creatures throughout the earth. God then creates humanity and charges us with care and stewardship of the earth before taking a rest on the seventh day.

February 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 8, 2021

The beginning of the Book of Genesis fosters gratitude and wonder in our hearts as we reflect upon the beauty of creation around us.

February 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 7, 2021

The dynamic response to Christ in the Gospel of Mark inspires us to consider how we will respond to the Lord in our lives as we seek ways to grow and become aware of the needs of those around us.

February 6, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Feb 6, 2021

The Gospel of Mark and Psalm 23 reveal the compassion and mercy of the Lord. May we trust that Christ will shepherd our souls.

February 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 5, 2021

The Psalm response reminds us where we find the source of our strength. The Lord is our light and our salvation!

February 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 4, 2021

As Jesus sends out the disciples two-by-two to carry on His ministry, we see that with God's grace and one another we can do great things for the Lord.

February 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 3, 2021

The Letter to the Hebrews makes a clear case for the role of daily discipline in our spiritual lives. May we take these words to heart as we face our own challenges today.

February 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 1, 2021

Jesus drives out the demon "Legion" from a man and directs him to return to his family. May we call upon the Lord to help us remove anything that divides our families as we unite in faith, hope and love.

February 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 31, 2021

St. Paul speaks to the people of Corinth, desiring that they be free from anxiety. As we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19 may we discern what is in our control to change and pray for the Lord's grace to face what comes our way.

January 30, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 30, 2021

The Letter to the Hebrews and the Gospel of Mark offer us examples of faith in God. Our task? We place our hope in Christ and trust that the Lord will journey with us through the challenges of life.

January 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2021

Jesus offers two parables which show how the Kingdom of God expands through steady growth from a tiny beginning. May this process encourage us to foster our faith - no matter how small - as we invite the Lord to dwell in our hearts.

January 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 28, 2021

Jesus teaches us about a spiritual principle that shows how God's grace grows in our hearts. May we take stock of what we are feeding our souls, mindful that whatever we encourage (good or bad) will grow.

January 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 27, 2021

The parable of the sower reminds us how precious is the gift of faith. May we call upon the Lord for the grace we need to cultivate our hearts for the Kingdom of God.

January 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 26, 2021

Two of St. Paul's companions, Timothy and Titus, are remembered today for their witness to Christ as they carried out the Psalm response to "proclaim God's marvelous deeds to all the nations." May we follow their example today!

January 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 24, 2021

Christ commands us to "Repent, and believe in the Gospel." This exhortation is not a one-time event; rather, it is an ongoing process that we reaffirm every day.

January 23, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jan 23, 2021

The Book of Hebrews proclaims the power of the precious Blood of Christ, poured out for the salvation of our souls and the cleansing of the world.

January 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 22, 2021

The response from Psalm 85 offers a rich spiritual insight. As we seek intellectual truth with conviction we do so with a kindness toward one another that is honest and sincere. When both are present in our lives the glory of God shines out.

January 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 21, 2021

Both the Letter to the Hebrews and the Gospel of Mark reveal the healing power of Christ who removes the barriers that keep us from God. May we then search our hearts for anything that is blocking our relationship with the Lord...for he longs to save us.

January 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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