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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: Ordinary Time
Feb 19, 2023

It's (in my pastoral opinion) the toughest teaching of Jesus, and it challenges us to call down help from Heaven to carry it out. May we honestly consider who is difficult to love in our lives today and strive with the Lord's help to love...even our enemies.

Feb 18, 2023

The Letter to the Hebrews reminds us that "faith is the realization of what is hoped for, and evidence of things not seen." May our faith be strengthened by God's grace, so that we might persevere in times of struggle and strife.

February 18, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 17, 2023

As the people began to reject the Lord's injunction to spread out over the earth, their desire to congregate together and build a tower to the heavens reveals their pride.  May we take the lesson to heart and humbly acknowledge this nasty sin whenever it surfaces in our souls.

February 17, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 16, 2023

God blesses Noah and makes a covenant.  May we see God's blessings abound in our own lives as we turn to the Lord.

February 16, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 15, 2023

As dry land reappears, Noah leaves the ark and makes an offering to God.

February 15, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 14, 2023

As God prepares to flood the earth and rid it of all wickedness, Noah finds favor with the Lord and enters the ark with his family and the animals.

February 14, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2023

Cain's murder of his brother, Abel, reveals the destructive power of sin in our world.

February 13, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2023

Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 7th Sunday of the Year.

February 13, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 12, 2023

The Book of Sirach reminds us to choose wisely as we confront the daily decisions before us. Not only is it crucial what we choose; we are also defined be how we choose to do it.

Feb 11, 2023

As God confronts Adam and Eve about their actions, we discern the natural consequences of sin, whereby division arises and separates us from the Lord and one another.

February 11, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 10, 2023

The serpent tempts Adam and Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Once they commit this Original Sin, their relationships begin to unravel with God.

February 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 9, 2023

God creates a woman as a suitable partner for the man, and they are in harmony with creation and one another.

February 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 8, 2023

God leads Adam to the garden of Eden and there he is given the command not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

February 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 6, 2023

Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 6th Sunday of the Year.

February 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 5, 2023

Blessed by the Lord, we give glory to Christ when we extend our blessings to those in need.  As we alleviate the sufferings of others, our good deeds proclaim the Gospel as we become God's salt and light in the world.

February 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 4, 2023

Psalm 23 has comforted people for thousands of years.  May we hear these words today with an open heart, as we follow the call of the Good Shepherd.

February 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 3, 2023

Psalm 27 offers consolation and strength to all who put their hope in the Lord...for when we remain in God's company, there is no room for fear.

February 3, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 1, 2023

The Letter to the Hebrews makes it clear that the spiritual battle will require discipline and conviction.  In moments of weakness, may we lean on the Lord for the help we need to stay focused and keep going.

February 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 31, 2023

The Letter to the Hebrews offers a powerful visual image for our spiritual journey: we are running in a great race, surrounded by a cloud of witnesses, with our eyes fixed on Jesus!

January 31, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 30, 2023

Jesus drives out many demons from a man and sends him home to his family to announce what the Lord has done.  May we be a living witness to our families as we authentically live our faith in the context of daily life.

January 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 30, 2023

Let's explore some of the themes in the readings for the 5th Sunday of the Year.

January 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2023

The lives of the Saints repeatedly demonstrate a central point in the Scriptures today: our strength does not come from us but from the Lord.  May we call upon Christ for the guidance and help we require as we put our faith into practice.

January 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior ,WI

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Jan 28, 2023

We find aspects of faith in the Letter to the Hebrews, the Canticle of Zechariah, and the words of Jesus to the disciples in the midst of a storm.  In all three we see how our faith in God is built up as we trust in the Lord and look to the future with hope.

January 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 27, 2023

Jesus offers two crucial insights about the Kingdom of God, reminding us that we all start small and flourish with slow and steady growth over time.

January 27, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 26, 2023

Both Timothy and Titus were friends and companions of St. Paul.  Their example follows the exhortation of Christ to let the light of our faith shine in the world.

January 26, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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