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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: Feasts
Nov 25, 2021

There are some options for the readings today, but a common theme is appropriate: What are you thankful for today? Start with God...and keep going!

November 25, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 21, 2021

We claim Jesus Christ as King of the Universe, and this title establishes his reign over our hearts. Yet this king does not come to be served; rather he offers his life that all the inhabitants of his kingdom might have the hope of eternal life. Our response? Let us pledge our lives to our King!

November 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 15, 2021

Let's take a look at some of the main themes from the readings for the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe.

November 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 9, 2021

As we honor the building that signifies the universal Church, we reaffirm our daily commitment to cleansing the temple of our hearts.

November 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 2, 2021

Today we remember all our beloved dead and we entrust them to the tender care of Christ's divine mercy. Living and deceased, we are all held in the hands of God, and we pray for the repose of the souls of those who have passed from this life...that they will be united in love with the Lord in Heaven.

Nov 1, 2021

On the Solemnity of All Saints we look to the example of those holy men and women who have embraced their faith in Jesus Christ to face their struggles and sins. May their example inspire us to honestly assess the state of our souls and trust in the Lord today!

November 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 28, 2021

On this feast of saints Simon and Jude, we acknowledge the generations of faithful who have given witness to Jesus Christ. May their example inspire us to live for the Lord today!

October 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 18, 2021

The Gospel of Luke reveals several insights regarding how we proclaim the Good News: we do it together; we go with the Christ's blessing; we carry out the Lord's task and let people make their own choice.

October 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 7, 2021

On this feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, may we find strength in this powerful prayer as we follow the counsel of Christ to "ask, seek and knock" for the needs before us.

October 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 2, 2021

They have been appointed by God to guard and guide us through our lives and lead us to the next. May we call upon our Guardian Angels to help us each and every day!

October 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 21, 2021

With just two words Jesus calls Matthew and changes his life forever. The Lord continues to call us by name; may we listen and respond!

September 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 15, 2021

The sorrow of Mary as she stood faithfully before the Cross of Christ helps us to engage our grief. When we acknowledge our sorrows, we call upon the saving strength of Jesus to pass through our pain into healing joy.

September 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 14, 2021

This feast concentrates our attention on the instrument of our salvation, as we thank the Lord who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice that restores us to right relationship with God. May we gaze upon the Cross of Christ with grateful hearts each and every day!

September 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 8, 2021

On this feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary we hear in the Gospel of Matthew the genealogy of Jesus as the context for the birth of the Lord. The reading demonstrates how we are part of the larger story of salvation history; God works in and through countless lives to weave together our journey from this life to the next.

September 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Aug 6, 2021

The glimpse of glory and the echo of the Father's voice reinforced the faith of Peter, James and John. May we look for those moments in our lives when God's grace illuminates our hearts and strengthens our resolve to follow Christ.

August 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 29, 2021

The feast of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus offers an opportunity to reflect on their friendship with Jesus, inviting us all to consider how we might foster our friendship with the Lord as we grow in faith and love.

July 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 22, 2021

St. Mary Magdalene is the first person to meet the Risen Lord. Her life - a testament to God's grace - inspires us to confront our own weaknesses and draw strength from the healing love of Christ.

July 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jul 3, 2021

The skepticism of Thomas is familiar to many of us. Let's face it, it's easy to doubt and question even in the best situations! Yet in the end Thomas makes a profession of faith that inspires us to overcome our own doubts as we follow the Lord.

July 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 29, 2021

These two heavy hitters are remembered today, not because they were perfect; rather, they accepted the grace from God that they received and made an offering of their lives to the Lord. May they inspire us today!

June 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 12, 2021

The feast today offers us an insight into what happens to our hearts when we embrace God's love. The intensity of Mary's love in light of her "Yes!" to God indicates that the love of Christ will transform us in ways beyond our wildest imagination.

June 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 11, 2021

s us into the awesome mystery of God's unconditional love for us...inspiring us to embrace this love into our hearts and let it flow through our lives.

June 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 6, 2021

At every Mass the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, what we call the Real Presence. In his teaching to the disciples, the Lord defines and commands us to receive him in Holy Communion. In light of the past year with the pandemic, we have discovered just how crucial it is for us to carry out this command of Christ.

June 5, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 31, 2021

On this feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord (Corpus Christi), let's take a look at some of the themes that surface in the readings.

May 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 30, 2021

The relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is a communion of love which speaks to our hearts in the aftermath of these last 15 months. In our moments of isolation, tension and stress, may we turn to the Holy Trinity for the grace we need to foster unity in our hearts and with one another.

May 29, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 24, 2021

The Most Holy Trinity is a central mystery of our faith. Let's take a look at some of the themes that surface in the readings this week.

May 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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