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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: Lent
Mar 11, 2023

The parable of the Prodigal Son reveals the extraordinary love of the Father.  This love extends to us, in our weaknesses and sins, reminding us to acknowledge our need for God's grace in our lives today.

March 11, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 10, 2023

Jesus directs a stinging parable to the chief priests and elders, exhorting us to cultivate a fruitful life for the Lord.

March 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 9, 2023

The parable of the rich man and Lazarus directs disciples today to consider how we might put our knowledge of Jesus Christ into practice, particularly as it applies to repentance.

March 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 8, 2023

On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus speaks of his suffering, death, and resurrection.  As we follow the Lord today, may we consider how we are called to offer our lives through the sacrifices we make.

Mar 7, 2023

Both Isaiah and Jesus offer practical insights for a vibrant spiritual life.  May we take their lessons to heart as we continue through this holy season!

March 7, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 6, 2023

The Lord offers practical advice for what we should do, and what we should avoid.

March 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 6, 2023

Here are some of the themes that we find in the Mass readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent.

March 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 5, 2023

The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Jesus to the disciples, offering them hope for the journey as the Lord sets his face toward Jerusalem.  As we travel through life, may we draw strength from God and follow Christ through this life until we reach our destination in heaven.

Marcy 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 4, 2023

The command of Christ to love - even our enemies - demands our ongoing vigilance and effort as disciples of the Lord.  May we pray for the grace to carry it out, following the example of Jesus and putting it into practice.

March 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 2, 2023

Both Queen Esther and the Psalmist call upon the Lord in times of trouble.  This sentiment is reinforced by the teaching of Jesus to ask, seek and knock for the help we need from God.

March 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 1, 2023

Jesus speaks about "the sign of Jonah," urging us to repent of our sins that we might be saved.

March 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 28, 2023

The Lord's Prayer is a powerful spiritual tool that has fostered faith in the heart of believers since the time of Christ.  This potent prayer, however, packs an added punch: it demands that we forgive one another as God forgives us.

February 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 27, 2023

Jesus teaches the disciples about the grace of the corporal works of mercy, revealing how these profound acts of service to those in need have eternal consequences for us all.

February 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 27, 2023

Let's explore some of the themes we find in the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent.

February 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 26, 2023

The Lord's triumph over temptation heals the first sin of Adam and Eve, blazing a trail for us as we draw strength from Christ for perseverance and mercy.  

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

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Feb 25, 2023

Like the call of Levi, Jesus calls us to turn from our sins and follow the Lord.  May Levi's example inspire us to accept Christ's invitation with joyful enthusiasm today.

February 25, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 23, 2023

As disciples of the Lord Jesus, we recognize that the Cross is an essential part of our spiritual lives.  

February 23, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 22, 2023

We begin the season of Lent by acknowledging our sins and admitting our faults.  Rather than blame others or hide from our shortcomings, we place ashes on our foreheads as a sign and confession that we need Jesus to receive forgiveness and mercy.

February 22, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 20, 2023

Here are some of the powerful themes that surface in the Mass readings for the 1st Sunday of Lent.

February 20, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 11, 2022

John's Gospel sheds light on the vulnerability of Judas: his stealing from the common money purse has already made him vulnerable to temptation and sin...easy prey for Satan.

April 11, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 9, 2022

The prophecy of Caiaphas sets the stage for our greatest love story: how God so loved the world that he sent his only Son to die for our sins that we might have eternal life. 

April 9, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 8, 2022

Jeremiah affirms that God is his mighty champion, a source of protection in times of trial.  May we echo his sentiment as we proclaim the psalm response, "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice!"

April 8, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 7, 2022

Throughout salvation history God has forged covenants with his people, ultimately fulfilled in the great revelation of love in his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

April 7, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 6, 2022

As the tension builds around Jesus, he speaks about his relationship with his heavenly Father.  May we stay close to the word of Christ as we seek to live each day for the Lord.

April 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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