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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: 2022
Jul 10, 2022

Jesus offers a parable when asked to clarify what we must do to enter eternal life.  May we actively respond with compassion and mercy to the "neighbors" in our lives!

July 10, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 9, 2022

Having called and empowered the Twelve Apostles, Jesus exhorts them to cast aside fear in the face of difficulty and duress.  

July 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 8, 2022

Continuing from the call of the Twelve and the explanation of their mission, Jesus now prepares his followers for the difficulties that are part of the path of discipleship.

July 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 7, 2022

Jesus gives instructions to the Twelve in preparation for their mission, reminding them that they have received the the truths of salvation without cost...and thus without cost they give them to others.

July 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 6, 2022

Jesus calls the Twelve Apostles by name and empowers them to carry out his earthly ministry.  Their efforts, fortified by the Holy Spirit, would change the world and leave us a legacy of faith.  May we continue this ministry today!

July 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 5, 2022

We glimpse the compassion of Christ as he pities the people who come to him with their suffering and pain.  May the Lord's mercy inspire us to run to him in our needs, as we share his kindness and love.

July 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 4, 2022

The two miracles in the Gospel of Matthew encourage us to look at how we both receive and share the healing power of Christ in our daily lives.

July 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 4, 2022

Here are some of the themes that we see in the readings for the 15th Sunday of the Year.

July 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 3, 2022

As Jesus sends out the 72 disciples, he empowers them to carry on his earthly mission.  Their efforts inspire us to consider how the Lord directs and sends us out into the world to offer our lives today.

July 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 2, 2022

Psalm 85 offers a beautiful reflection on the serenity that comes from the Lord; a peace that our world is in short supply of today.  May we pray for peace!

July 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 1, 2022

The call of Matthew inspires us to reflect on how the Lord invites us to follow him in our lives today.

July 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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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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