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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: January, 2020
Jan 31, 2020

Psalm 51 speaks from the depths of our hearts, reminding us of those times when we have fallen short of our Christian calling, yet inspiring us to drawn near to Christ for the healing of our hearts.

January 31, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 30, 2020

Jesus inspires us to let the light of faith shine through our lives. May we take courage in the darkness to let God's light into our hearts and share it with those around us.

January 30, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2020

The parable of the sower teaches us of the crucial need to cultivate the garden of our hearts with care and diligence.

January 29, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 28, 2020

The words of Jesus inspire and humble us: "Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother." May our lives be worthy of this high calling!

January 28, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 26, 2020

We don't have to look very hard in our world today to see division and dischord tearing at the fabric of our relationships. The same dynamics were happening in the letter to the Corinthians, and St. Paul gives us some practical tips for fostering the hard work of unity in the name of Jesus Christ.

January 26, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 25, 2020

The conversion of St. Paul reminds us that repentance and change are part of our journey of faith. As Paul moved from persecutor to preacher of the faith, we consider how the Lord calls us to make a change in our hearts.

January 25, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 24, 2020

The call of the Twelve Apostles in the Gospel of Mark reminds us that a call by Christ is personal. The Lord knows our hearts and calls us as unique individuals to offer our lives for particular service in the world.

January 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 23, 2020

The Psalm Response today offers comfort and practical support as we trust in the Lord and reject the temptation to fear.

January 23, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 22, 2020

We all know the story of David and Goliath...it's one of the first we learn as kids. Yet this classic underdog situation reminds us that with God's help we can face whatever challenges come our way.

January 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 21, 2020

In the exchange between God and Samuel, we hear an important insight: "Not as man sees does God see, because he sees the appearance, but God looks into the heart." In light of this observation, may we focus on how we look on the inside!

January 21, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 19, 2020

Isaiah, Paul and John the Baptist all offered their lives in service for the Lord. As we follow their example, may the words of the Psalmist, "Here am I Lord, I come to do your will" echo in our hearts!

January 19, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 18, 2020

The call of Levi offers us hope. As Jesus calls and reaches outs to sinners, we know that the Lord lovingly calls us - in spite of our sins - to follow him along the path of new life.

January 18, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 17, 2020

The healing of the paralytic in Capernaum reveals the connections between faith, forgiveness and healing. May our faith grow each day as we draw closer to the Lord and one another.

January 17, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 16, 2020

As Jesus heals the leper we comprehend an important truth: the Lord meets us where we are - in our brokenness and frailty - and helps us grow in newness of life. Simply put, we become more when we are touched by Christ.

January 16, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 15, 2020

As Jesus heals a number of people in Capernaum, we see a fundamental aspect of his earthly ministry: the power to make us healthy and whole.

January 15, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 14, 2020

The Lord casts out an evil spirit which recognizes Jesus in the synagogue in Capernaum, revealing his power and authority over Satan's realm.

January 14, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 12, 2020

The baptism of Jesus recalls the gift of our own baptism and how our lives are now configured to Christ. May we live this great gift as we put our faith into practice.

January 12, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 11, 2020

The words of John Baptist remind us of a crucial spiritual point, "He must increase, I must decrease." May we seek to let Christ increase his rule in our hearts each and every day.

January 11, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 10, 2020

As Jesus heals the leper in the Gospel of Luke, we witness the profound compassion of the Lord, who longs for our TOTAL healing - body, mind, heart and soul. May we draw near to Christ for this healing and in turn seek to be agents of healing whenever possible.

January 10, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 9, 2020

The First Letter of John cuts through any warm and fuzzy notions of love with a decisive evaluation: we reveal our love for God through our love for one another. May this practical test guide and direct our actions, powered by the love of Christ.

January 9, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 8, 2020

The First Letter of St. John offers a beautiful and moving reflection on how God's love moves in and through us into the world. May the Lord's love flow through us today!

January 8, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 7, 2020

The multiplication of the fishes and loaves in the Gospel of Mark uses the same language that we use to describe what happens at Mass when the priest takes the bread and wine. May we be nourished every time we go to pray, so that we can nourish others with the gift of our lives.

January 7, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 6, 2020

Now that the holidays are passed many people kick off the New Year with a resolution. Here's one to consider for the good the soul: making Mass a weekly habit, and inviting as many people as possible to join us.

January 6, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 5, 2020

The intensity of the quest of the Magi and the treasures they offered the Christ child can teach us about the conviction and quality we bring to the Lord each and every day.

January 4, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Jan 4, 2020

The invitation of Jesus to "come and you will see" to two people will become for them a life changing experience as they spend time with the Lord. The same is true for us; may we actively create opportunities to drawn near to Christ, so that we might be filled with His grace.

January 4, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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