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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: Category: Easter
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 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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May 9, 2023

Paul, having been stoned and left for dead, doesn't quit.  Instead he keeps going and inspires us to recognize that while hardship is part of our spiritual life, Christ will give us the strength we need to carry on.

May 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 8, 2023

Paul and Barnabas, proclaiming the Gospel with power, are mistaken for pagan gods after a miraculous healing.  Their humble response reminds us to keep our eyes fixed on Christ as we carry out the Lord's work in the world.

May 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 8, 2023

Let's explore some of the themes in the readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter.

May 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 7, 2023

The First Letter of Peter reminds us that we are living stones, "chosen and precious in the sight of God...built into a spiritual house...to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God."  May these words inspire us to cherish the gift of our lives as we unite together to give praise and glory to the Lord.

May 6, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 6, 2023

As the number of believers grows in Antioch, Paul faces hostility and opposition.  His experience reminds us to follow the Lord with all our heart, knowing that there will be challenges, but God will work through what we say and do.

May 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 5, 2023

St. Paul concludes his preaching in the synagogue with the resurrection of Christ.  This crucial component of the faith inspires us to follow the Risen Lord with hope and joy, leading others to Jesus.

May 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 4, 2023

Following the Scripture readings in the synagogue in Antioch, Paul connects salvation history to Jesus, showing how Christ fulfills the Old Testament.  May this passage inspire us to learn more about our faith, so that we can share it with the people in our lives.

May 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 2, 2023

Following the persecution of Stephen, the disciples travel and proclaim the Gospel to Jews and Gentiles.   More people are joining the Church, and new believers are taking the initiative to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

May 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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