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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: May, 2021
May 31, 2021

Mary's "Magnificat" follows from her visit to Elizabeth and greeting between two babies from the womb. For all of you who have a special devotion to the Rosary, happy feast day!

May 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 31, 2021

On this feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord (Corpus Christi), let's take a look at some of the themes that surface in the readings.

May 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 30, 2021

The relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is a communion of love which speaks to our hearts in the aftermath of these last 15 months. In our moments of isolation, tension and stress, may we turn to the Holy Trinity for the grace we need to foster unity in our hearts and with one another.

May 29, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 29, 2021

When asked about his authority, Jesus counters with a question that reveals the limits of the conversation. This insight can help us be more aware and sensitive to the spiritual questions we face with the people in our lives.

May 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 28, 2021

Mark's Gospel reveals the spiritual fruitfulness of forgiveness as a crucial component to our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. May we look for ways that we can ask and extend forgiveness today to those around us as we offer our lives to the Lord.

May 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 27, 2021

The exchange between Jesus and Bartimaeus reveals the Lord's profound compassion in the midst of human suffering. May the faith of a blind man inspire us to turn to Jesus Christ for the grace we need each day.

May 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 26, 2021

Jesus teaches a powerful lesson regarding how the path to greatness may be found through our service toward one another.

May 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 25, 2021

The conversation between Jesus and Peter reveals a crucial insight: our choices express our values and priorities. May we place our love for Jesus Christ above all else in this life, so as to prepare us for our entry into the life to come.

May 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 24, 2021

This feast highlights the unique role that the Blessed Virgin Mary holds in the life of the Church. May we ask her for continued help and guidance as we draw near to her Son.

May 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 24, 2021

The Most Holy Trinity is a central mystery of our faith. Let's take a look at some of the themes that surface in the readings this week.

May 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 23, 2021

The Holy Spirit profoundly transformed the disciples and sent them into the world with the Good News. May we today open our hearts to the Spirit as we seek to offer our lives in service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

May 22, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 22, 2021

We conclude the daily Masses of the Easter season with St. Paul now in Rome - where he will spend the last two years of his life, preaching and teaching others about Jesus.

May 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 21, 2021

The three-fold exchange between Jesus and Peter reveals the Lord's desire to both meet us where we are and challenge us to grow. Our love for the Lord will thus lead us to follow him with greater intensity as we open our hearts and offer our lives.

May 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 20, 2021

The prayer of Jesus in the Gospel of John reveals the crucial work we carry out every time we share our faith in Christ with one another. As we bring the Good News to the people in our lives, we foster Christian communion and extend God's grace and mercy to the next generation.

May 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 19, 2021

Paul's farewell is personal and powerful, reminding us that transitions in our lives provide an intense opportunity to speak from our hearts about our faith in Christ.

May 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 18, 2021

Jesus prays to his heavenly Father, revealing his care and compassion for all who seek to follow him amidst the challenges of this world.

May 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 17, 2021

As Apollos leaves for Corinth, Paul enters the city of Ephesus and begins to help new Christians grow in their faith.

May 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 17, 2021

The feast of Pentecost brings the season of Easter to a stunning conclusion with several Scripture options, depending on the Mass you attend and the choice of the presider. Let's take a look...

May 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 16, 2021

The Ascension of the Lord reveals how God works in our lives during times of transition and change. May our trust in Christ help us to respond to divine grace, especially in those awkward and uncomfortable moments that are part of daily life.

May 15, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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May 15, 2021

The example of Apollos shows that a disciple can be passionate about sharing the faith AND open to learning from those who have more education and experience. It's a good reminder for us as we grow in grace and follow Jesus Christ.

May 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 14, 2021

As Matthias takes the place vacated by Judas among the Apostles, the early Church demonstrates its ability to adapt and grow through prayer and thoughtful reflection.

May 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 13, 2021

After the challenges in Philippi and Athens, Paul's preaching has a powerful effect on many people in Corinth. His faithful adherence to the Gospel reminds us that we never know how the Lord will work through our lives to touch the hearts of those we meet.

May 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 12, 2021

Paul preaches a carefully crafted, well thought out, passionate message to the people of Athens...and they scoffed and walked away. Paul's response to this outcome is instructive; he faithfully continues to the next city, telling people about Jesus.

May 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 11, 2021

Stripped and beaten, Paul and Silas are thrown into prison in Philippi. During an earthquake their proclamation of the Gospel changes hearts and lives.

May 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 10, 2021

Paul encounters Lydia, who hears the Gospel and is baptized with her whole household. Her example inspires us to open our hearts as we follow Jesus Christ.

May 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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