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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: May, 2023
May 31, 2023

As baby John the Baptist, Elizabeth, and Mary all respond to Jesus, their example inspires us to acknowledge the Lord's presence in our lives whenever two or more gather in his name.

May 31, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 30, 2023

Peter's statement and the Lord's response inspire us to make a daily offering for God.  While sacrifice is often challenging, Christ strengthens and guides us with help from heaven.

May 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 29, 2023

On this feast of Mary, the Mother of the Church, may the words of Jesus to John inspire us to look to Mary's example of discipleship and love as Christ invites each of us to "behold, your mother."

May 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 29, 2023

Here are some of the themes in the Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

May 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 28, 2023

The power of the Holy Spirit transforms the hearts and minds of all disciples, filling us with God's grace and sending us forth to offer our lives as we follow the call of Christ.

May 27, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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May 27, 2023

Paul speaks with the Jews in Rome, giving witness to Christ even while under house arrest.  

May 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 26, 2023

In a rare moment in Acts of the Apostles, we get to "listen in" on a conversation between Festus, King Agrippa, and Bernice.  

May 26, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 25, 2023

Speaking before the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem, Paul is informed by the Lord that he has one more journey...to give witness to Christ in Rome.

May 25, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 24, 2023

Paul concludes his farewell to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus, and the response from the group reveals how one life can make a profound difference in the hearts of many.

May 24, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 23, 2023

Paul offers a heartfelt farewell from Miletus to the presbyters of the Church at Ephesus.  His words reveal the depth of friendship that was forged from his passionate proclamation of the faith.

May 23, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 22, 2023

Traveling to Ephesus, Paul encounters disciples who only knew about the baptism of repentance.  After teaching and baptizing them in the name of the Lord Jesus, these disciples are filled with the Holy Spirit.

May 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 22, 2023

Let's explore some of the main themes for the Mass During the Day of Pentecost.

May 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 21, 2023

The Lord Jesus ascends into heaven, not to distance us from his help, but rather to empower us to grow in grace and stature as we face the challenging transitions of life.

May 21, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 20, 2023

Working together in multiple ways in several locations, many people are cooperating to proclaim the Gospel as the Church continues to grow.  

May 20, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 19, 2023

Paul continues to preach the Gospel in Corinth, even as the tensions rise and opposition increases.

May 19, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 18, 2023

St. Paul moves on to Corinth, where he begins to experience some positive success as he preaches the Gospel to Jews and Gentiles.  His example inspires us as we recognize that the Lord works in our lives through what we say and do.

May 18, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 17, 2023

Making his way to Athens, Paul preaches to the Athenians and has little success.  Undaunted, he continues on and does not give up.

May 17, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 16, 2023

Paul and Silas are stripped, beaten, and bound in jail by an angry mob at Philippi.  While at prayer in the middle of the night, they are freed when an earthquake shakes the foundations of the prison, and they preach the Gospel to the jailer and his household.  

May 16, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 15, 2023

As Paul and his companions travel to Philippi, the Gospel is proclaimed in Europe for the first time.  Guided in prayer, their successful encounter with Lydia reminds us that when we let the Lord lead us, we find a sure path to follow.

May 15, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 15, 2023

Here are some of the main themes that we find on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord.

May 15, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 14, 2023

The readings speak of the Holy Spirit, inviting us to consider how we call upon the Spirit for the grace and strength we need today.  Come, Holy Spirit!

May 13, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 13, 2023

Paul earnestly begins his missionary efforts, led by the Holy Spirit to set foot into Macedonia for the first time.

May 13, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 12, 2023

The Council of Jerusalem takes place to determine if the Gentiles who are becoming believers in Christ must adopt Jewish practice.  After a fruitful debate, the resolution is communicated in a practical and personal way. 

May 12, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 11, 2023

The Council of Jerusalem takes place to determine if the Gentiles who are becoming believers in Christ must adopt Jewish practice.  The debate takes time and many voices must be heard and considered, reminding us to commit ourselves to the time and effort that is necessary to listen, reflect and pray over a tough decision.

May 11, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 10, 2023

The Council of Jerusalem takes place to determine if the Gentiles who are becoming believers in Christ must adopt Jewish practice.  This debate is intense and challenges the early Church, yet it inspires us to recognize that conflicts are part of life and must be embraced if we are to find a path forward in faith.

May 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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