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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 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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Jul 6, 2021

As the Lord carries out his earthly ministry, his compassion and pity emerge through his response to the people in their need.

July 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 5, 2021

The response from Psalm 91 today urges us to put our trust in God. It's a good reminder as we embark on the daily adventure of our lives...looking to the Lord for the grace we need.

July 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 5, 2021

Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for this 15th Sunday of the Year.

July 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 4, 2021

Both Ezekiel and Jesus faced opposition as they carried out their ministry. In light of their challenges we recall the hard work and effort that forged our country as we cherish our faith and freedom, recognizing that there are times when we are required to make sacrifices for our convictions.

Jul 3, 2021

The skepticism of Thomas is familiar to many of us. Let's face it, it's easy to doubt and question even in the best situations! Yet in the end Thomas makes a profession of faith that inspires us to overcome our own doubts as we follow the Lord.

July 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 2, 2021

As Jesus calls Matthew in the Gospel today, we take hope that the Lord calls us as well, even in the midst of our shortcomings and sins. May we respond with the same conviction!

July 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 1, 2021

Jesus heals a paralytic and at the same time forgives his sins. May we recognize the healing power of forgiveness in our lives as we seek to follow Christ as we put his commands into practice.

July 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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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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