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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
Jun 17, 2023

After searching for their lost son for three days, Mary and Joseph find Jesus in the midst of the teachers in the Temple area.  

June 17, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 16, 2023

The deep and abiding love of Jesus brings peace to our souls in a way that cannot be found anywhere else. May we come to Christ, and allow his gentle mercy to renew our hearts with his divine love.

June 16, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 11, 2023

On this Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ - often known as Corpus Christi - we receive with open hearts the gift of the Eucharist.  May this spiritual food strengthen us for the task at hand as the Lord nourishes us to do his work today.

June 10, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 5, 2023

Let's examine some of the themes in the Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, sometimes called Corpus Christi.

June 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 4, 2023

This essential mystery of Christianity, that there is one God revealed in three divine Persons, speaks about a unity of a community founded in love.  May the example of the Most Holy Trinity inspire us to unite in love as we foster the communion we share with God and one another.

June 3, 2023 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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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 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 3, 2023

On this Feast of St. Philip and St. James, we hear about the many people who gave personal witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  There example inspires us to seek out ways that we can offer our own individual testimony of the Good News today.

May 3, 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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Apr 8, 2023

As we hear the great proclamation of salvation history through the readings of this Easter Vigil, we wait upon the Lord with renewed hope and strength: Christ is alive!  

April 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 7, 2023

We stand before the Cross of Christ and acknowledge the darkness in our hearts.  This is what inspired the love of God the Father to send his Son, to shine with heavenly light upon our world and free us from our sins.   

April 7, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 6, 2023

We celebrate the gift of the Eucharist that gives us strength to serve the Lord and one another.  May the Body of Christ renew our bodies and transform our lives each and every day.

April 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2023

The Good News of the angel Gabriel to Mary inspires us to live this message of grace in our lives today.

March 25, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2023

St. Joseph never says a word in the Gospels; rather, he puts his faith in God into concrete action as he  provides a home for Mary and Jesus.  May his example inspire us to put our faith into daily practice.

March 20, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 2, 2023

As Mary and Joseph present the Christ child in the temple, the responses of Simeon and Anna instruct us how we receive the Lord in our lives today.

February 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 25, 2023

The conversion of St. Paul reveals how God's grace can transform our lives.  Once an enemy of the Christian faith, Paul went on to become one of its greatest champions, and his New Testament letters continue to inspire disciples today.

January 25, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 9, 2023

As Jesus is baptized, the Father's voice is heard from Heaven, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."  May these words inspire us to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to the Lord.

January 09, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 8, 2023

As the Magi encounter the Christ child in Bethlehem, their example inspires us to continue our daily journey to Jesus, guided by the Lord's light through this life to our Heavenly home.

January 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 2, 2023

Let's explore some of the themes in the readings for the Epiphany of the Lord.

January 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 1, 2023

As the shepherds describe what had been revealed to them by the angel, Mary kept all these things and reflected on them in her heart.  May her example lead us into our own reflections on her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, as we put our faith into practice.

January 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 30, 2022

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph offers us an example of family life and inspires us to reach out to our own families with the love of the Lord.

December 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 26, 2022

Here are some of the themes for the readings for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.

December 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Dec 19, 2022

There are FOUR different options for Mass Readings on the Feast of Christmas!  As it depends on the Mass you attend (and the preference of the presider) I will limit my reflection to the Gospel readings.

December 19, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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