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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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Feb 18, 2024

The temptation of Jesus in the desert by Satan reveals its presence in all aspects of human life.  One temptation that has profoundly changed in our culture is the rise and prevalence of pornography; yet we can confront this challenge through our faith in Christ and the resources of the Church. (Lectionary #23)

February 17, 2024 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Feb 17, 2024

Following the call of Levi, Jesus responds to the scribes and Pharisees, saying that he has come to call sinners to repentance.  (Hint: that means all of us.) (Lectionary #222)

February 17, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 16, 2024

Psalm 51 powerfully reminds us to acknowledge our sins with humility and contrition.

February 16, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 16, 2024

This is the first part of a six-week series about how we gently and loving share our faith with others.  In this presentation Fr. Andrew gives an overview with reference to Acts 8:26-40.

February 15, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 15, 2024

The Lord exhorts his disciples to follow his example and take up their crosses as they offer their lives. (Lectionary #220)

February 15, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 14, 2024

"Repent, and believe in the Gospel" are the words we hear as the ashes today are smeared on our foreheads, humbly reminding us that we have all greatly sinned and stand in desperate need of God's mercy. (Lectionary #219)

February 14, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2024

The Letter of James teaches us to pray for the perseverance to engage our spiritual lives in the midst of the temptations and challenges of the world. (Lectionary #336)

February 13, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 12, 2024

The introduction to the Letter of James invites us to embrace the challenges and trials of life as opportunities to encounter the Lord and draw near to one another. (Lectionary #335)

February 12, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 12, 2024

Here are some of the themes that we find in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Lent. (Year B, Lectionary #23)

February 12, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 11, 2024

In the exchange between Jesus and the leper, we discern that the Lord looks at us with compassion and wills that we be made clean. (Lectionary #77)

February 11, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 10, 2024

After teaching the crowds, Jesus feeds the 4000 with seven loaves and a few fish, foreshadowing the moment when he will institute the Eucharist at the Last Supper. (Lectionary 334)

February 10, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 9, 2024

The healing of a mute man with a speech impediment recalls our need to cultivate our hearing and speaking in a manner worthy of heaven. (Lectionary #333)

February 9, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 8, 2024

A non-Jewish woman reveals her unwavering conviction that Jesus can heal her daughter, inspiring us to foster a fervent faith in Christ as we grow in our knowledge and love of God. (Lectionary #332)

February 8, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 7, 2024

Speaking to the crowd and the disciples, Jesus teaches that what defiles us comes from within, on the battlefield of our hearts. (Lectionary #331)

February 7, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 6, 2024

The Gospel reading reminds us that we can lose our focus in our spiritual practices, challenging us to "keep the main thing the main thing" as we concentrate our spiritual lives on what will bring us closer to the Lord and one another. (Lectionary #330)

February 6, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 5, 2024

At the heart of the earthly ministry of Jesus, we see how every encounter with Christ brings healing and hope, inviting us to do our part to be agents of healing grace in his name. (Lectionary #329)

February 5, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 5, 2024

Let's explore some of the themes in the Mass readings for the 6th Sunday of the Year. (Lectionary #77)

February 5, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 4, 2024

As Jesus begins his earthly ministry, he instructs the disciples that they have much to accomplish and reminds us that we've got work to do. (Lectionary #74)

February 4, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 3, 2024

The Lord's compassion toward the disciples and the crowd encourages us to set aside our fears and draw near to Christ. (Lectionary #328)

February 3, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 2, 2024

Simeon's song of praise at the Presentation of the Jesus in the temple inspires us to call upon the Lord to see and respond to God's action in our lives. (Lectionary #524)

February 2, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 1, 2024

The Lord authorizes the Twelve to carry out his ministry, sending them out in pairs to support and work together. (Lectionary #326)

February 1, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 31, 2024

Psalm 32 helps us honestly acknowledge our sins in order to receive God's grace and healing mercy. (Lectionary #325)

January 31, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 30, 2024

In light of the two miracles that Jesus performs in Mark's Gospel, the words of Psalm 86 stir our souls to seek God's healing and renewal in our lives. (Lectionary #324)

January 30, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2024

After driving out a demon, Jesus sends the restored and healed man back to his family to announce what God has done in his life. (Lectionary #323)

January 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2024

Let's take a look at some of the themes that surface in the Mass readings for the 5th Sunday of the Year. (Lectionary #74)

January 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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