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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: 2023
Dec 9, 2023

Jesus authorizes the Twelve to carry out his ministry, revealing how the Lord works through people to proclaim the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. (Lectionary #180)

December 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 8, 2023

Chosen by God, Mary's "yes" to the Angel Gabriel inspires us to follow the Lord's call for our lives as we renew our daily affirmation to carry out Christ's commands. (Lectionary #689)

December 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 7, 2023

Like strong houses built on rock, our lives are strengthened when we put the words of Jesus into daily action. (Lectionary #178)

December 7, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 6, 2023

The prophecy of Isaiah and the earthly ministry of Jesus reveal God's power and authority in our lives, both on earth and in heaven. (Lectionary #177)

December 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 5, 2023

Isaiah offers a prophecy that we interpret through the person of Jesus Christ, discovering God's wisdom, authority, peace, and invitation to all people. (Lectionary #176)

December 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 4, 2023

A centurion approaches Jesus with a request and demonstrates his faith in the Lord's healing power. (Lectionary #175)

December 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 4, 2023

Let's examine some of the themes that appear in the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. (Lectionary #5)

December 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 3, 2023

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us."

While combined into a single two-hour podcast, this retreat has five parts, with each segment about 25 minutes in length.  Fr. Andrew speaks about how the Incarnation of Jesus Christ impacts our Catholic Faith, Worldview, Personal Lives, Relationships, and Advent Preparations.  

December 2, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Dec 3, 2023

Jesus exhorts his disciples to watch and stay awake, remaining prepared for the unknown hour when the Son of Man will come. (Lectionary #2)

December 2, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Dec 2, 2023

The Lord exhorts the disciples to be vigilant in the face of drowsiness and distraction. (Lectionary #508)

December 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 1, 2023

Jesus uses the example of trees to help the disciples recognize the signs of the times and respond accordingly. (Lectionary #507)

December 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 30, 2023

Peter, Andrew, James, and John swiftly and decisively respond to the Lord's invitation, and their example inspires us to do the same in our lives today. (Lectionary #684)

November 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 29, 2023

In a sobering discussion about the challenges of life, Jesus offers hope that he will give us what we need when we need it. (Lectionary #505)

November 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 28, 2023

The Lord offers sound spiritual guidance regarding questions about the end times. (Lectionary #504)

November 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 27, 2023

Seeing the offering of a poor widow, Jesus offers a spiritual insight that can guide our stewardship of the wealth entrusted to us.  (Lectionary #503)

November 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 27, 2023

Here are some of the main themes in our Mass Readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent. (Year B, Lectionary #2)

November 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 26, 2023

On this feast of Christ the King, we acknowledge Jesus as the just judge before whom we will one day stand.  May we pause to reflect on the story of our life, making the necessary changes to insure it will be acceptable to the Lord when the last chapter on earth is finished. (Lectionary #160)

November 25, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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Nov 25, 2023

Psalm 9 offers an insight regarding how we engage our faith in every aspect of our lives. (Lectionary #502)

November 25, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2023

Citing the prophet Isaiah, Jesus exhorts the people to maintain a house of prayer for their worship and encounter with God.  (Lectionary #501)

November 24, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI 

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Nov 23, 2023

Whether we are alone or in a group, may this Thanksgiving Day be a time to count our blessings and acknowledge the Lord as the source of them all.

November 23, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 22, 2023

The Psalm response invites us to turn to the Lord in our spiritual battle as we engage our faith in the context of the demands of daily life.

November 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Lectionary #499

Nov 21, 2023

Climbing a sycamore tree, Zacchaeus reveals the courage to stand out (and even attract hostility) in order to see the Lord.

November 21, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 20, 2023

Jesus asks a blind man, "What do you want me to do for you?" prompting us to explore our hearts and discern the help we seek from the Lord today.

November 20, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 20, 2023

Here are some of the themes that surface in the Mass readings for the Feast of Christ the King.

November 20, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 19, 2023

The Gospel reading consoles and challenges us to live the unique blessing of our lives with conviction.  

November 19, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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