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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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Aug 15, 2022

Mary proclaims her great Magnificat in Luke's Gospel, giving praise to God who does mighty things through our lowly lives. May her words inspire us to offer our lives to the Lord!

August 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 15, 2022

Here are some of the themes present in the readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

August 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 14, 2022

The Letter to the Hebrews offers the example of running a race before a cheering crowd as an example of our spiritual journey through this life.  May we run toward Jesus with all our heart, and encourage each other along the way.

August 13, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Aug 13, 2022

Jesus welcomes the children and blesses them, making it clear to his disciples that all obstacles must be removed.  Let the children come to Jesus!

August 13, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 12, 2022

Jesus addresses the topic of divorce to both the Pharisees and his disciples.  As painful as the topic is today, we acknowledge that it has been a challenge throughout human history, reminding us to do all that we can to foster marriage as well as help those who suffer when marriage fails.

August 12, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 11, 2022

Jesus uses a powerful parable to teach us the crucial role of forgiveness in our lives.  Understanding the teaching is the easy part; our task is to make forgiveness a daily discipline that shapes our thoughts, words and actions.

August 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 10, 2022

Jesus uses a grain of wheat to explain the marvelous gift of love that happens when a person offers one's life for others.

August 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 9, 2022

Using the example of a little child, the Lord teaches the disciples that true greatness comes from a humble heart.

August 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 8, 2022

Matthew's Gospel offers the second prediction of the Lord's Passion, reminding us that all disciples must face the Cross as they journey through this life.

August 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 8, 2022

Let's take a look at the key themes in the Mass readings for the 20th Sunday of the Year.

August 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 7, 2022

The Lord exhorts the disciples to be prepared and ready to act.  For those to whom much has been given, much is expected!

August 6, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Aug 6, 2022

As Jesus is transfigured before their eyes, the disciples hear the voice of the Father, "This is my chosen Son, listen to him."  May we drawn near and take the Lord's words to heart as well.

August 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 5, 2022

The Lord exhorts his disciples to take up their Crosses and follow him.  Crosses come in all sizes; may the Crosses we carry become a worthy offering to the Lord as we put his example into daily practice.

August 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 4, 2022

St. Peter gets it right...then he gets it wrong.  Yet in the end we know that Peter will not only understand who Jesus is, but he will have the courage to follow the Lord, carrying the Cross from this life to the next.  We, too, are works in progress; may we strive to learn from our successes and failures as we journey with the Lord.

August 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 3, 2022

The Canaanite woman in Matthew's Gospel refuses to take no for an answer; instead she persistently seeks the Lord's help to cure her daughter...offering us a great example of faith.

August 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 2, 2022

Jesus responds to Peter's cry for help, reminding the disciples that faith in him empowers us to face our fears.

August 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 1, 2022

Following the death of John the Baptist, Jesus goes to a deserted place, only to find a vast crowd in need of his teaching and guidance.  There he nourishes body and soul as he takes, blesses, breaks and gives the bread and fish to feed the 5000.

August 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 1, 2022

Let's take a look at some of the key themes in the Mass Readings for the 19th Sunday of the Year.

August 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 31, 2022

In the face of a family, financial conflict, Jesus offers a parable that warns about the danger of greed.  May we use the wealth we have wisely and well in this life...for we cannot take it with us in the next!

July 31, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 30, 2022

Today's psalm both acknowledges our struggles and affirms our faith in God's grace.  May we turn to the Lord in our times of trial and draw strength from the one who died that we might have eternal life.

July 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 29, 2022

Martha testifies to her faith in Jesus, giving witness that he is the Lord.  May her example inspire us to do the same each and every day.

July 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 28, 2022

Jeremiah uses the image of the clay and the potter to describe our relationship to the Lord. May we offer our lives to Christ, the Master Potter, to shape us for his service in the world.

July 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 27, 2022

Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of Heaven is a fantastic treasure, greater than anything we might discover here on earth.  Will we make the sacrifices necessary in this life to obtain what awaits us in the next?

July 27, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 26, 2022

In a rare moment Jesus explains a parable and reveals the significance of good, evil and the final judgment.  Whoever has ears ought to hear!

July 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 25, 2022

As the disciples become indignant over the request from the mother of James and John, the Lord uses the opportunity as a teachable moment...showing how his disciples are called to serve one another.

July 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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