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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: March, 2020
Mar 31, 2020

To gaze upon the Cross reveals the face of God in Christ crucified for our sake. This symbol of death thus becomes our hope, that the one who takes the place of our sins will lead us to eternal life.

March 31, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2020

The Book of Daniel and the Gospel of John offer us examples of Justice and Mercy, crucial concepts that require our careful thought and attention as disciples of the Lord. May we strive for Justice in all our actions as we we recognize our ongoing need for God's Mercy when we sin.

March 30, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, offering us an opportunity to examine our habits and reflect on what might change for the better. Discipline - the ability to consistently and regularly carry out an appointed task with a high level of performance - is a crucial element that can help us thrive in body, mind, heart and soul.

March 30, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2020

The miracle of Lazarus reveals the power of Jesus Christ and the hope we have in the Lord. May these matters of life and death inspire us to respond to the needs of our world with conviction and compassion.

March 29, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2020

As the spirit of destructive discord increases around Jesus, we see the crucial need to work for peace and unity, especially in challenging times.

March 28, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 27, 2020

The readings today remind us of the reality of evil and its blinding presence in our lives. Yet as we confront the darkness of sin we find that our help comes from the light of Christ, who gives us the courage and strength we need.

Marcy 27, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 26, 2020

Just as Moses intervened for the people of Israel when they turned away from God, Jesus - the Son of God - intervenes for our sinfulness by his saving action on the Cross.

March 26, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2020

The angel Gabriel was sent from God...and the world was forever changed with Mary's response! May this Good News strengthen our hearts as we speak words of hope to one another today.

March 25, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 24, 2020

God's touch brings life giving power that leads to healing and wholeness. As we confront the physical illness of COVID-19, we also call upon the Lord to restore whatever is wounded in body, mind, heart and soul.

March 24, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2020

The Scripture readings today all reference human hardship: suffering, battle and illness. Yet through it all we have hope as we see how God gives us the grace we need to overcome these challenges every time we turn to Christ.

March 23, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2020

With COVID-19 disrupting our daily routines, many people have new "pockets" of time. Here are a few ideas what to do with them!

March 23, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2020

As Samuel is looking at Jesse's sons, he is reminded that the Lord sees our lives differently than we do. May we look at the current situation of our world today and ask for the grace to see with God's eyes.

March 22, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2020

The prophet Hosea and Jesus offer words encouraging us to acknowledge humbly our sins and turn to the Lord for mercy and compassion.

March 21, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2020

Jesus teaches in Mark's Gospel that the greatest commandments are about loving God and one another. In these current times with COVID-19 we have incredible opportunities to put these two commandments into practice.

March 20, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 19, 2020

He never says a word in the Scriptures, but St. Joseph demonstrates by his actions his faith in God and his capacity to sacrifice for others. May his example inspire us today.

March 19, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 18, 2020

Moses and Jesus remind us that the teachings and commandments of the Lord bring life...for this world and the next.

March 18, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 17, 2020

Matthew's Gospel drives home the crucial need to forgive in the parable that Jesus offers today.

March 17, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 16, 2020

Life is a precious gift, created and redeemed by God, and how we offer this treasure reveals the depth and content of our hearts.

March 16, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2020

The worldwide response to COVID-19 offers some insights into how we might consider living our lives for the gift of God that comes to us through Jesus Christ.

March 14, 2020 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Mar 14, 2020

The first reading from Micah, Psalm Response and the Gospel of Luke offer beautiful insights into the mercy and compassion of God.

March 14, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 13, 2020

The passage of Genesis about Joseph and the parable of the vineyard in the Gospel of Matthew both foreshadow the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross.

March 13, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 12, 2020

The parable of the rich man and Lazarus inspires us to open our eyes to the needs of those around us and respond decisively in the spirit of the Gospel.

March 12, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 11, 2020

As Jesus speaks to the disciples about his suffering and death on the Cross, he must also contend with the pettiness that often accompanies our human nature...teaching how we offer our lives in service of one another.

March 11, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 10, 2020

Humility in our daily actions proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ. May our lives reflect this crucial virtue in all that we do.

March 10, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 9, 2020

Forgiveness is a practical application of the command to love, and it is one of the most difficult things we are called to do as disciples of Jesus Christ. Yet this act not only allows us to receive the light of God's love in our hearts, but it also empowers us to shine with this love in the world.

March 9, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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