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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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Apr 9, 2024

Jesus speaks to Nicodemus about how the Son of man must be lifted up on the Cross for the salvation of all who believe in him. (Lectionary #268)

April 9, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 8, 2024

The angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary inspires us to take to heart God's saving work and offer our lives for the Lord. (Lectionary #545)

April 8, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 8, 2024

Here are some of the themes that we see in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter. (Lectionary #47)

April 8, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 7, 2024

The fourth chapter of Acts of the Apostles reveals how the community was "of one heart and mind" and in complete unity with one another. (Lectionary #44)

April 6, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 6, 2024

The leaders and scribes are powerless to respond to the healing miracle as the boldness of Peter and John reveals their conviction to follow Jesus Christ in the face of persecution. (Lectionary #266)

April 6, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 5, 2024

Peter, strengthened by his faith in Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit, boldly addresses the leaders and courageously claims that Jesus is the Lord. (Lectionary #265)

April 5, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 4, 2024

Jesus reveals that he is the fulfillment of the Old Testament, inviting us to read and study the Scriptures in order to enrich our faith and prepare us to share it with others. (Lectionary #264)

April 4, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 3, 2024

Peter and John have no silver or gold, but instead they give witness to Jesus Christ and perform a healing miracle. (Lectionary #263)

April 3, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 2, 2024

Following Peter's speech, the crowd is cut to the heart and asks what they must do.  Peter's response to repent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Spirit inspires us to live our faith with an ongoing conversion of heart as the Spirit guides us throughout our lives. (Lectionary #262)

April 2, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 1, 2024

The Risen Lord says "do not be afraid" to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, reminding us to imitate the example of Peter and preach the Good News when the opportunity arises. (Lectionary #261)

April 1, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 1, 2024

Here are some of the themes in the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter. (Lectionary #44)

April 1, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 31, 2024

The disciples encounter the empty tomb and realize that Christ has been raised from the dead, inviting us to embrace the overwhelming joy of the Good News by offering our lives for the glory of God. (Lectionary #42)

March 31, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2024

While we hold vigil through the night and await the Lord's resurrection, we journey in faith as we die with Christ and rise with him to new life. (Lectionary #41)

March 30, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2024

We recall the Passion of the Lord in John's Gospel, giving thanks to God for the saving work of Christ and seeking the grace to face the agonies and sacrifices of our lives. (Lectionary #40)

March 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2024

At the Passover meal with his disciples, Jesus inaugurates a new covenant in his Body and Blood that we might enter into Holy Communion with the Lord and one another. (Lectionary #39)

March 28, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 27, 2024

As Judas gives in to temptation and sin, we pause to recognize that all of us have our own unique "soft targets" where we are particularly weak and easily tempted to put other things ahead of Jesus Christ. (Lectionary #259)

March 27, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 26, 2024

Jesus foretells the betrayal of Judas and the denial of Peter while striving to teach the disciples about the command to serve and love one another. (Lectionary #258)

March 26, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2024

While Jesus is at dinner at the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, Mary anoints his feet with outrageously expensive perfume.  May her lavish gift inspire us to be equally generous as we offer our lives for the Lord.  (Lectionary #257)

March 25, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2024

Let's review some of the main themes in the Mass readings for Easter Day. (Lectionary #42)

March 25, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 24, 2024

Out of love for all humanity Jesus empties himself, taking on our human form, and becomes obedient...even to death on a Cross.  (Lectionary #38)

March 23, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2024

Following the miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead, the high priest Caiaphas prophesizes that "it is better that one man should die instead of the people" and reveals how the Lord saves us through his Passion and death on the Cross. (Lectionary #256)

March 23, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2024

Psalm 18 addresses the pain and hardship of human suffering, mindful that in faith we call upon the Lord for the help we need. (Lectionary #255)

March 22, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2024

This is the sixth part of a six-week series about how we gently and lovingly share our faith with others. In this presentation, Fr. Andrew pulls together a pattern of life that empowers us to become real and approachable witnesses for Christ. In particular:

  • Cultivate our Spiritual life and grow closer to the Lord
  • Cultivate our relationships and grow closer to one another
  • Listen with a prayerful heart to the people in our lives
  • Discover the people, opportunities and resources that foster faith
  • Respond with conviction when others "open the door" in conversation

March 21, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2024

Jesus speaks about Abraham in John's Gospel, referring to himself as the great "I AM" and thus claiming his divinity. (Lectionary #254)

March 21, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2024

When we draw near to the Lord (in the Scriptures, Sacraments, Prayer, Fellowship, and Service) we are strengthened in faith and filled with God's grace.  (Lectionary #253)

March 20, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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