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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, 2022
Jun 30, 2022

With a simple phrase Jesus heals both body and soul, revealing not only his power to save but also our need to receive his mercy with an open mind and heart.

June 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2022

They are two of the brightest lights in the communion of Saints, yet these very sinful, fallible men can inspire us to follow their example as we turn away from our past sins and embrace a future guided by the grace of Jesus Christ.

June 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 28, 2022

As Jesus calms the storm - and the disciples fears - we recognize our need to call up on the Lord for those times when we are caught up in terror, anxiety and fear.

June 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 27, 2022

Matthew's Gospel echoes the reading we heard from Luke yesterday, underscoring the point that as his disciples we place Jesus at the center of our lives.

June 27, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 27, 2022

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

June 27, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 26, 2022

It's one thing to say "I follow Jesus" and other thing to actually do it.  May Luke's Gospel inspire us to trust the Lord as we put our faith into practice. 

June 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 25, 2022

The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary offers us an opportunity to reflect on the extreme range of emotions she encountered, particularly sorrow.  The Blessed Mother had many experiences to ponder in her heart; may her intercession lead us to the Cross of her Son.

June 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 24, 2022

The Sacred Heart of Jesus beats with a shepherd's love.  For while we were still sinners, Christ died for us; and like the shepherd who leaves the 99 other sheep, the Lord looks for us when we stray.

June 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 23, 2022

The birth of John the Baptist reveals a pattern in his relationship to Jesus.  John comes first to prepare the way for the greater glory that shines upon Christ.  May John's example inspire us to continue to blaze a trail for the proclamation of the Good News in our lives today.

June 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 22, 2022

The Lord offers us (once again!) practical spiritual wisdom to guide our interactions with one another.  But to use this wisdom we have to ask ourselves one question: What's growing in our hearts?

June 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 21, 2022

The "Golden Rule" that Jesus offers his disciples has directed countless Christians in their relationships with one another.  May this rule of life help us to interact with one another in a way that leads us all closer to the Lord.

June 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2022

The Lord offers powerful spiritual advice for those times when we are tempted to judge others before we've done the hard work to examine our own blind spots.

June 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2022

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

June 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2022

On this feast of Corpus Christi, we gratefully acknowledge the sacrament that Jesus defines and commands us to receive.  May this precious gift of the Real Presence strengthen us for our work on earth and guide us safely to Heaven.

June 18, 2002 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 18, 2022

It is so easy to give in to worry!  How often do we feed our fears and yield to anxiety?  Jesus speaks to this common human condition and offers us a powerful way forward.

June 18, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 17, 2022

The Lord teaches his disciples to examine their hearts regarding WHAT their treasure is and WHERE they will store it.

June 17, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 16, 2022

The Lord's Prayer has provided spiritual strength and guidance for countless Christians.  May we call upon it frequently throughout our day!

Jun 15, 2022

The Lord speaks of three ancient and powerful spiritual practices: fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

June 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 14, 2022

Perhaps one of the toughest teachings in Christianity is found in the Gospel of Matthew today.  Yet this command to love our enemies offers a practical path that unites us to the example of Jesus.

June 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 13, 2022

Jesus offers guidance when someone causes us harm; we are challenged to repay evil with good - and what a challenge at times it can be!

June 13, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 13, 2022

Here are some of the central themes that we find in the readings for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

June 13, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 12, 2022

Jesus refers to the Trinity in John's Gospel, pointing out that we are "works in progress" who are growing in our discipleship and communion with one another.

June 11, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 11, 2022

Jesus urges his disciples to use plain direct speech when interacting with one another.

June 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 10, 2022

While we might be tempted to think that adultery and divorce are recent problems of modern society, the Lord's teaching today reminds us that these issues have been with humanity from the beginning.  

June 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 9, 2022

The Lord challenges us to surpass the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees.  How?  By reconciling with one another!

June 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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