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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
Apr 5, 2022

As Jesus speaks to the Pharisees, he references how Moses brought about healing to the afflicted people of Israel.  May we gaze upon the Lord - lifted up upon the Cross - for our redemption.

April 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 4, 2022

Psalm 23 has given strength and hope to countless Jews and Christians.  May we face our fears with God's grace to sustain us.

April 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 4, 2022

As we journey into the heart of Holy Week, let's take a look at some of the key themes in our readings for Palm Sunday.

April 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 3, 2022

As the crowd attempts to test Jesus with the woman caught in adultery, the Lord responds with a sharp insight that focuses on the sins of all and reveals God's awesome mercy.

April 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 2, 2022

The Psalm response inspires us to return to the Lord and embrace the gift of faith.  May our lives be strengthened as we place our trust in Jesus Christ.

April 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 1, 2022

The Psalm response addresses the cry of those who have experienced pain and suffering in this life.  The Lord is near...may we draw strength from Jesus Christ and allow his grace to strengthen and soothe our souls.

April 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 31, 2022

Jesus reveals in the Gospel of John many different sources of testimony on his behalf.  Will we take these to heart and follow the Lord throughout this life?

March 31, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2022

Both Isaiah and Jesus offer words of hope and consolation regarding the faithful and tender compassion of God.  The Psalmist sums it up, "The Lord is gracious and merciful."

March 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2022

After healing the boy in Capernaum, Jesus travels to Jerusalem and heals a paralytic man with a word.

March 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2022

Jesus reveals his power by healing the son of a royal official with a simple word. 

March 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2022

Let's explore some of the themes for this 5th Sunday of Lent.

March 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 26, 2022

Jesus offers a parable about how two different people who went to the temple to pray, but only one was heard by God. 

March 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2022

Jesus tells the disciples that he comes to fulfill the law and the prophets, and as the Lord's disciples we take to heart his teaching and put it into daily practice.

March 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2022

Jesus teaches in no uncertain terms that we must forgive each other if we expect to be forgiven by God.

March 22, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2022

The Lord cites the first reading about Elisha at the Jordan river to the people of Nazareth, who are furious with Jesus after he shows how prophets are often rejected in their native place.  May we learn from this response and seek instead to embrace the Lord's teaching in our lives.

March 21, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2022

While teaching about the need to repent, Jesus offers a parable that challenges us to cultivate a fruitful life.  Where do we get the courage to do this?  We recognize that Christ is the master gardener who lovingly tends to the care of our souls!

March 20, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 19, 2022

St. Joseph is the strong, silent saint who we are told is righteous and steadfast in carrying out God's will.  May his example inspire us to live our faith with vibrant actions that proclaim that the Lord is the center of our lives.

March 19, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 18, 2022

Jesus gives a parable that offers us hope in the Lord's sacrifice on the Cross even as it challenges us to carry out his teachings and commands.

March 18, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 17, 2022

Both the prophet Jeremiah and the parable of Jesus reveal how God has provided us with the tools we need to foster our faith for the spiritual life.  The question now: will we use them?

March 17, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 16, 2022

Matthew's Gospel reveals both the Cross of Christ and the Cup of suffering.  As disciples of Jesus, we must be prepared for both throughout the course of our lives.

March 16, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2022

Teaching the disciples, Jesus emphasizes that to follow him requires us to serve one another.

March 15, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2022

The Lord speaks directly and to the point about a number of specific actions in this short and powerful selection of Luke's Gospel.

March 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 14, 2022

Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent.

March 14, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 13, 2022

The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Jesus while on his journey to the Cross in Jerusalem.  This glimpse of the Lord's majesty provides hope, offering grace and strength to all who strive to carry their Crosses through this life.

March 12, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 12, 2022

This is one of the toughest teachings to carry out in Christianity.  Love is often something we cherish...until we are called upon to love someone who has hurt us or those we care about.  Yet without this crucial command we cannot heal and grow as children of God.

March 12, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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