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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: April, 2023
Apr 30, 2023

The 23rd Psalm strengthens our faith as we claim Christ as the shepherd of our lives.  May we turn to the Lord in our need and call upon God for help when we assist others on their journey through life.

April 29, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Apr 29, 2023

St. Peter performs two miracles, revealing how the power of the Holy Spirit works through human hearts to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.

April 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 28, 2023

God calls both Saul and Ananias in a powerful way, and their response will change their lives and leave a lasting impact on the Church.  

April 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 27, 2023

In a powerful four step process, Philip talks to an Ethiopian eunuch about Jesus.  These four simple steps offer us a practical guide to sharing our faith with the people in our lives today.

April 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 26, 2023

As the hostility and persecution intensifies, the Holy Spirit works powerfully through the disciples and leads to dynamic growth in the early Church.

April 26, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 25, 2023

The Risen Lord commands his disciples with direct and pointed language to preach the Good News.  May we take this instruction to heart as we live our faith today.

April 25, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 24, 2023

Stephen, filled with grace and power, works great signs among the people.  As a result, he is attacked in an unjust way and brought before the Sanhedrin.  

April 24, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 24, 2023

Let's examine some of the main themes in the readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter.

April 24, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 23, 2023

On the road to Emmaus, two disciples are traveling the wrong way - away from Jerusalem - when they are suddenly accompanied by Jesus, whom they do not recognize.  Through the Scriptures and the Breaking of the Bread their hearts blaze with faith and they return to Jerusalem.  Their encounter with Christ through the Word of God and the Eucharist inspires us to draw near to the Lord at every Mass, so that we might regularly get back on track as we encounter and follow Jesus.

April 22, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 22, 2023

As the early Christian community continued to grow, the Apostles requested that seven men - filled with the Holy Spirit - be charged with the task for the daily distribution.  May this practical, ordinary work remind us that the Spirit touches every aspect of our lives...helping and blessing all our efforts to serve the Lord and one another.

April 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 21, 2023

Gamaliel offers sound spiritual guidance to the Sanhedrin regarding their judgment of the Apostles, reminding us that if we remain close to Christ we will be directed and strengthened to carry out the Lord's work amidst the ongoing attacks of this world.

April 21, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 20, 2023

Filled with the Holy Spirit, the Apostles give witness before the Sanhedrin about Jesus.  Their conviction in this critical situation inspires us to call upon the Spirit for daily guidance and strength.

April 20, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 19, 2023

Thrown in jail, the Apostles are freed by the Angel of God who directs them to continue to preach the Good News.  They respond with conviction, revealing to us an example of how we live our lives for the Lord today.

April 19, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 18, 2023

We discover in the Acts of the Apostles a common theme of unity within the early Church.  They were of "one heart and mind" and lived their faith in Christ in both physical and spiritual ways.

April 18, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 17, 2023

Released from prison, Peter and John rejoin the disciples in a moment of prayer and praise to God.  They are filled with the Holy Spirit and boldly proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.

April 17, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 17, 2023

Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

April 17, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 16, 2023

The Lord's greeting to the disciples, "Peace be with you" is directed to us as well.  May we recognize the struggles in our hearts each day and draw near to Christ who calms our souls and fosters our joy.  Peace be with you!

April 15, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Apr 15, 2023

Recognized by the Sanhedrin to be uneducated, ordinary men, Peter and John demonstrate through their words and actions how God works through people.  May we follow their example as we call upon the Lord to guide us in all that we say and do.\

April 15, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 14, 2023

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter boldly addresses the Sanhedrin and proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ.  May his example in the face of opposition inspire us to call upon the Spirit every day for guidance and strength.

April 14, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 13, 2023

Following the healing of a crippled man, Peter speaks to the crowd and redirects their attention to Jesus and his redeeming work in salvation history.  By shining the light on the Lord, we recognize that we are part of God's great love story, inspired each day to draw closer to Christ.

April 13, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 12, 2023

Lacking silver or gold, Peter and John give a crippled man a priceless gift: physical healing through the name of Jesus Christ.

April 12, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 11, 2023

Peter's response to the question, "What are we to do?" inspires us to embrace the daily call to conversion of heart as we repent of our sins and draw strength from the Holy Spirit. 

April 11, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 10, 2023

Peter's boldness and Mary Magdalen's commission reveal the transformation that takes place when people open their hearts to the saving grace of God.

April 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 10, 2023

Here are some of the main themes that we find in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, also known as Divine Mercy Sunday.

April 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 9, 2023

There is an intensity in Mary Magdalene, Peter, and John as they run to discover what happened in the early morning hours of the resurrection.  As events unfold they will rejoice with exultant faith that Jesus Christ is the Risen Lord!

April 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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