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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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Nov 27, 2022

The season of Advent urges us to prepare not only for the Lord's birth, but also for his return in glory.  May these coming weeks help us to meet the Lord on Christmas day and make us ready for the hour when we are called from this life to the next.

November 26, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Nov 26, 2022

The Lord exhorts his disciples to remain awake and be vigilant in the midst of the struggles of life.

November 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 25, 2022

Amidst the changes of life, one thing remains permanent, one thing remains constant...Jesus Christ!

November 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2022

On this Thanksgiving Day we pause to count our blessings as we cultivate gratitude for the gift of life.  

November 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 23, 2022

Both heaven and earth proclaim God's glory, which we glimpse when we reflect upon the beauty of nature.  May the glory of creation inspire us to offer our lives to the creator with grateful and humble hearts.

November 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 22, 2022

The Psalm response reminds us that all judgement belongs to the Lord, and one day we will all be held accountable when we stand before the Just Judge.

November 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 21, 2022

As Jesus observes a poor widow offering a few coins for the temple treasury, he reveals that in the eyes of Heaven what is valued looks a little differently.  It's the sacrifice, not the amount, that makes the angels rejoice.

November 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 21, 2022

Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent.

November 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 20, 2022

The words of the Dismas (the "good thief") in the Gospel of Luke echo in our hearts as we claim Jesus Christ as our King: "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!"

November 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 19, 2022

The Psalm response offers a joyous affirmation of the Lord's strength in times of struggle.  May this spiritual durability sustains us in our spiritual battles and draw us closer to God and one another.

November 19, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 18, 2022

The Lord cleanses the temple area and teaches the crowds.  As temples of the Holy Spirit, we call upon the Lord to purify our lives so that we may be a proper dwelling place for the Lord.

November 18, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 17, 2022

As Jesus weeps over Jerusalem, we gain a crucial insight into the Lord's Sacred Heart.  Filled with sorrow for the sins of our world, Christ reveals the depth of his love and points us to the Cross as the instrument of our salvation.

November 17, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 16, 2022

The Lord offers a somber parable, reminding us about the crucial responsibility we have to be good stewards of the things entrusted to our care.  

November 16, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 15, 2022

Jesus chooses to stay with Zacchaeus, a despised tax collector and sinner.  May this Scripture give us all hope, for the Lord chooses to stay with us - knowing full well  all our sins - that he might seek and save what was lost.

November 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 14, 2022

The blind man's reply, "Lord, I want to see!" invites us to consider how we, too, long to see clearly our path through this life.  May our eyes be opened as we walk in the light of Jesus Christ.

November 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 14, 2022

Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

November 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 13, 2022

The Lord's response to questions about the end times, invites us to reflect on how we will prepare for our own exit from this world.

November 12, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 12, 2022

Jesus reminds his disciples with a parable to pray always.  May we take this instruction to heart as we pause each day to draw near to the Lord.

November 12, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 11, 2022

The exhortation of the first reading to love one another serves as a ready reminder for daily life.  For as the Lord cautions in the Gospel of Luke, the Son of Man will come at an unexpected time.  May we take every opportunity to put love into practice!

November 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 10, 2022

Jesus responds to the Pharisees with the stunning pronouncement that the Kingdom of God is among us.  Instructing his disciples further, the Lord explains that the path to God's Kingdom leads through the suffering of the Cross.

November 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 9, 2022

St. Paul's reminds the people of Corinth that each of us is a temple of the Holy Spirit.  Our care and custody of this "sacred  space" reveals our awareness of God's presence and our desire to be an inspiring example to one another.

November 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 8, 2022

Jesus uses an example to illustrate and expand our concept of service.  Rather than simply completing what is expected, we actively strive to seek out new ways to respond to the opportunities around us.

November 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 7, 2022

The Psalm response echoes a deep, personal longing in our hearts: to see God face-to-face.

November 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 7, 2022

Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 33rd Sunday of the Year.

November 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 6, 2022

The Lord responds to a question with a response that underscores the reality of the resurrection.  Knowing that there is more than this life, we have an opportunity to prepare our hearts for the day when the story of our life here on earth concludes.

November 5, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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