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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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Jul 28, 2021

Moses becomes radiant through his encounter with God. The image helps us understand how the more we dwell upon Lord's presence in our lives, the more we are transformed...for the good!

July 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 27, 2021

The extraordinary encounter between Moses and God, speaking face-to-face, inspires us to consider how God makes it possible for us (through Jesus) to have a personal relationship with the Lord.

July 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 26, 2021

Moses returns from the mountain and finds that the people are now worshipping a golden calf. After destroying the image, Moses intercedes on behalf of the people - asking God to pardon their sin.

July 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 26, 2021

Here are some of the main themes that surface in the readings for this 18th Sunday of the Year.

July 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 25, 2021

Christ nourishes body and soul as he feeds the 5000 following his time teaching and healing. As the crowd's hunger is satisfied with the Lord's abundance, we gain spiritual insight into how we generously give and gratefully receive the blessings of life. 

July 24, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jul 24, 2021

Moses relates to the people the teachings and commandments of the Lord, forging a covenant in the blood of a sacrifice that binds the children of Israel with the Almighty.

July 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 23, 2021

The Ten Commandments have been a source of profound insight for thousands of years, guiding both spiritual and cultural precepts for human hearts. May we put this teaching into practice today, directing our lives in service for the Lord.

July 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 22, 2021

St. Mary Magdalene is the first person to meet the Risen Lord. Her life - a testament to God's grace - inspires us to confront our own weaknesses and draw strength from the healing love of Christ.

July 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 21, 2021

Hungry and grumbling, the people complain to Moses that they will die in the wilderness without food. The response? God feeds them with quail and manna.

July 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 20, 2021

As Moses stretches out his hand, God sweeps back the sea so that the people could pass through on dry ground; just as quickly, the waters cover Pharaoh's army and save the children of Israel.

July 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 19, 2021

Today's first reading shows how Pharaoh pursued the Hebrews after they left Egypt. Despite the fear of the people, God promises to defend them in their moment of need.

July 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 19, 2021

Let's take a look at some of the key themes that surface in the readings for this 17th Sunday of the Year.

July 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 18, 2021

The time honored words of Psalm 23 have inspired and sustained countless souls throughout salvation history. The images of shepherds and sheep continue to offer insight today as we consider how our faith in Jesus Christ challenges us at times to lead and follow.

July 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 17, 2021

As the people of Israel begin their journey out of Egypt they will experience the awkward sense of being unsettled as they make the transition from slavery to freedom. Transitions are part of our experience, and this passage from Exodus invites us to trust in the Lord as we face the uncertainty of life.

July 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 16, 2021

Today's reading from Exodus reveals how the Lord directed the Passover Meal to Moses and Aaron. This passage thus establishes the Passover as a central part of Jewish prayer which will ultimately set the context for the Eucharist. It was during a Passover Meal with his disciples that Jesus offers the New Covenant through his Body and Blood...which frees us from the bondage of sin and leads us to eternal life.

July 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 15, 2021

As God speaks to Moses about his task in Egypt, the Lord refers to a land that shall be given to the people of Israel after they have been liberated from slavery...a land flowing of milk and honey.

July 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 14, 2021

Moses stands on holy ground in the sight of the burning bush and has an encounter with God, who commands him to return to Egypt. The awkward response of Moses prompts us to reflect on how we have experienced the Lord in our lives and consider what challenging situations we need to address today.

July 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 13, 2021

Todays' first reading explores the early life of Moses, from his birth to his flight in Midian. The passage also reveals the pattern of conflict that often persists in human life.

July 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 12, 2021

For the next three weeks we will encounter the key elements that surface from the Book of Exodus, which offers an encounter of freedom from the bondage of slavery that is crucial for both Jewish and Christian prayer.

July 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 12, 2021

Here are some of the main themes in the readings on this 16th Sunday of the Year.

July 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 11, 2021

The readings today reveal how God chooses and empowers us so that we might offer our lives for service in the world. Everyday the Lord invites...how will we respond?

July 10, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jul 10, 2021

Having warned the Apostles of the cost of discipleship, Jesus urges them to let go of fear and follow in faith. It's a good reminder for us all!

July 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 9, 2021

Having empowered the Apostles with his authority, Jesus expresses the cost of their discipleship. What's at stake is the Cross...the looming reality that following Christ means that we offer our lives completely for the Lord.

July 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 8, 2021

Having been chosen by Christ, the Twelve are now commissioned to do specific ministry in the name of Jesus. May we take to heart their example and actively seek our opportunities to serve the Lord today.

July 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 7, 2021

Jesus selects the Twelve apostles and empowers them with his authority for ministry. May we see in their call our own opportunity today to proclaim the Kingdom of heaven by the gift of our lives.

July 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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