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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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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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Aug 15, 2021

Mary's Magnificat inspires us to acknowledge the blessings of our lives and put them into practice.

August 14, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Aug 14, 2021

It's a beautiful image: Jesus inviting the children to come forward to be blessed and embraced. May Christ's example inspire us to bring our kids to the Lord - to encounter the unconditional love of God.

August 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 13, 2021

The pain of divorce is a part of our human experience, and our response can be guided by faith, wisdom and a compassionate heart. May the Lord's teaching today in the Gospel of Matthew help us to support one another.

August 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 12, 2021

Forgiveness is one of those commandments of Jesus that can sound lovely until we have to put it into practice...again and again. And yet forgiveness is the crucial key that unlocks our hard hearts and allows God's grace and mercy to enter in.

August 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 11, 2021

Jesus offers sound practical advice for engaging one another in situations of conflict. May we take the Lord's words to heart as we reach out to one another with a healing spirit.

August 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 10, 2021

St. Paul offers sound advice for our personal disposition whenever we make an offering of our lives.

Aug 9, 2021

Moses offers an exhortation to the people of Israel with words that speak to our hearts today!

August 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 9, 2021

Here are some of the themes from the readings on this feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

August 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 8, 2021

As we continue to hear the "Bread of Life" discourse from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John, we reflect on how our spiritual health is renewed by the frequent and worthy reception of Holy Communion. We are what we eat!

August 7, 2021 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Aug 7, 2021

Following the glory of the Transfiguration, the disciples encounter a situation that reveals their lack of faith. May the Lord's example of the mustard seed inspire us to draw closer to Christ each and every day.

August 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 6, 2021

The glimpse of glory and the echo of the Father's voice reinforced the faith of Peter, James and John. May we look for those moments in our lives when God's grace illuminates our hearts and strengthens our resolve to follow Christ.

August 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 5, 2021

The response from Psalm 95 references the episode in the first reading today. May our hearts be open to God's grace as we place our hope in the Lord's guidance today.

August 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 4, 2021

In the first reading from the Book of Numbers, the people arrive at the Promised Land and fall under the influence of their fears. Lest we be too quick to judge them, it's a good reminder for us to take a hard look at whatever keeps us from doing what is right...all because we are afraid.

August 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 3, 2021

Psalm 51 offers a powerful opportunity for repentance and conversion of heart. When we honestly acknowledge our sins and ask for forgiveness, the Lord's grace can heal and renew us with new life.

August 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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