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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: June, 2021
Jun 30, 2021

As Jesus drives out demons from two men, the local people are frightened at this display of God's power over evil. In those moments when we confront the darkness in our lives, may we turn to the Lord for grace and strength.

June 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2021

These two heavy hitters are remembered today, not because they were perfect; rather, they accepted the grace from God that they received and made an offering of their lives to the Lord. May they inspire us today!

June 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 28, 2021

The Gospel of Matthew reveals a couple of examples of things that distract us from the Lord. When Christ is the center and priority of our lives, however, everything else comes into focus.

June 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 28, 2021

Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 14th Sunday of the Year.

June 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 27, 2021

Jesus heals two people, encouraged those present to have faith in him. May we pray for the needs in our lives as we follow Christ today and learn the lessons the Lord is teaching in our hearts.

June 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 26, 2021

Jesus heals many people, including a soldier of the Roman Empire, and in so doing teaches us about God's desire for all of creation to flourish in faith.

June 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 25, 2021

The compassion of Christ is revealed as the Lord heals a leper who asks for help. May we approach Jesus with the same trust whenever we encounter a time of need.

June 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 24, 2021

John the Baptist plays a crucial role in salvation history as the one who comes "to prepare the way of the Lord." His example inspires us to continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in our lives today.

June 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 23, 2021

We conclude the Sermon on the Mount with a powerful spiritual principle to help us in our decision making and discernment.

June 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 22, 2021

The "Golden Rule" is taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount today. Now for the hard part: putting it into daily practice!

June 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 21, 2021

Jesus offers practical wisdom about the need to stop judging as we reconsider the measure of our words and actions with one another...knowing that one day it may be applied to our own hearts.

June 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 21, 2021

Here are some of the major themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

June 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2021

As Jesus calms the storm (and the fears of the disciples!) we recognize the Lords power to help us face the storms that surface in our lives. May we call upon Christ for the hope, wisdom and courage we need each and every day.

June 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2021

The Lord repeatedly reminds his disciples not to worry and give in to the stressful distractions of the world. Perhaps it's easier said than done, yet when we let go of useless worry we are free to extend our hands to Jesus.

June 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 18, 2021

The Lord reminds us that our values will be revealed by the treasures we keep. May our eyes be fixed on the things of Heaven and we offer our lives for the Lord here on earth.

June 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 17, 2021

These fifty-five words in English form a powerful part of our prayer practice. Coupled with the injunction to forgive one another, the Lord's Prayer directs us to draw close to our Father in Heaven as we unite with those around us.

June 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 16, 2021

This familiar passage from Matthew's Gospel reminds to always seek God's glory above our own. As we follow the Lord, may we strive to live in a manner that directs others to Jesus Christ.

June 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 15, 2021

Perhaps one of the most demanding teachings of Christ, the passage from Matthew's Gospel challenges us to put this command of God to the toughest test, as we love the hardest group of all...our enemies.

June 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 14, 2021

Jesus continues his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount with a reminder that we are called to offer a response to evil that is worthy of heaven.

June 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 14, 2021

Here are some of the major themes that surface in the readings on this 12th Sunday of the Year.

June 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 13, 2021

The Gospel parables remind us that growth happens over time, often when we least expect. Let us learn the lessons of the pandemic and call upon God's grace that we may continue to grow to our full stature as sons and daughters of the Most High.

June 12, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 12, 2021

The feast today offers us an insight into what happens to our hearts when we embrace God's love. The intensity of Mary's love in light of her "Yes!" to God indicates that the love of Christ will transform us in ways beyond our wildest imagination.

June 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 11, 2021

s us into the awesome mystery of God's unconditional love for us...inspiring us to embrace this love into our hearts and let it flow through our lives.

June 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 10, 2021

One of the toughest commandments of Christ is the directive to forgive and reconcile. Yet this commandment is essential as we follow the Lord with full and open hearts.

June 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 9, 2021

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets, and as we carry out his commands we continue his saving mission in the context of our daily circumstances.

June 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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