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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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Sep 6, 2021

Here are some of the key themes in readings for the 24th Week of the Year.

September 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 5, 2021

In every age there are situations and circumstances that foster fear in our hearts. Our answer? We turn to the Lord in faith for the healing grace we need to face the obstacles that frighten us. In other words, we place our hope in Christ for the strength we need each and every day.

September 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 4, 2021

The first reading from the Letter to the Colossians reminds us of the gravity of sin and the hope we have in Christ to persevere in faith.

September 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 3, 2021

The first reading from the Letter to the Colossians offers a beautiful hymn in praise of Christ; may we pause and reflect on the Lord today and make a fitting hymn of praise with the gift of our lives.

September 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 2, 2021

After Jesus speaks to the crowds from Peter's boat, the Lord changes Peter's life forever...making him a fisher of men.

September 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 1, 2021

In Luke's Gospel the crowds grow in response to the healing and teaching of Christ, who moves on to other villages so that more people might discover the Good News.

September 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 31, 2021

Luke's Gospel recounts an exchange between Jesus and an unclean demon, revealing how evil recognizes and yields to the authority of Christ.

August 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 30, 2021

The first reading - commonly read at funerals - offers a profound sense of hope as it connects our lives to the great mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

August 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 30, 2021

Here are some of the major themes running through the readings for this 23rd Sunday of the Year.

August 30, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 29, 2021

What's growing in the spiritual garden of our hearts? The Letter of James urges us to welcome the Word of God that was planted in us and become doers, not just hearers.

August 28, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Aug 28, 2021

The Gospel parable of the three servants who have been given different amounts of "talents" (money) serves as a sobering reminder for us: how we use the gift of our lives here on earth has supernatural consequences in Heaven.

Aug 27, 2021

Building on the Gospel reading from yesterday we see how crucial it is for us to be prepared as we follow Jesus Christ through this life. It begs a question: what preparations do we need to make today?

August 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 26, 2021

Jesus urges the disciples to stay awake and be prepared for the day of the Lord's return.

August 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 25, 2021

The Psalm response today expresses the truth that we are known by God. This knowledge, rather than keeping us away because of our weaknesses and failures, invites us to return to the One who loves us...even when we sin.

August 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 24, 2021

The Psalm response on the Feast of St. Bartholomew invites us to make known God's kingdom. May words and actions point others to Jesus Christ with our eyes fixed on Heaven.

August 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 23, 2021

The first reading offers a beautiful reflection on Paul's gratitude for the people in the Church of the Thessalonians. It's a good reminder for us as we thank the Lord for the relationships in our lives.

August 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 23, 2021

Here are some of the key themes in the readings for the 22nd Sunday of the Year.

August 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 22, 2021

The people in the first reading and the Gospel make choices in light of what they have heard and seen. Choices are an essential part of our lives and through the decisions we make we are either drawing closer to Christ or moving farther away.

August 21, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Aug 21, 2021

As Jesus sums up his teaching, he reminds the disciples that greatness in the Kingdom of Heaven is measured by the depth and application of our love. May we joyfully serve one another today!

August 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 20, 2021

Jesus offers a simple and direct teaching about the greatest commandments, loving God and neighbor. Our task? Putting them into practice!

August 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 19, 2021

The Psalm response invites us to offer our lives in service to the Lord; may we do so each and every day with joyful hearts!

August 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 18, 2021

Even with only an hour left in the day, the master of the vineyard gave a chance to workers in need. God gives us the same opportunity to seek mercy. It's not too late! Today is a new beginning to turn to Jesus Christ.

August 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 17, 2021

When confronted by the obstacles and distractions before us, we might be tempted to give up hope. Yet the Lord reminds us today that with God all things are possible, and may this teaching be our strength!

August 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 16, 2021

The Book of Judges recounts a pattern as the people follow the Lord, stray, and then return to the Lord through God's intercession. Throughout this human weakness to sin, God remains faithful...always seeking to bring us back.

August 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 16, 2021

Here some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

August 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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