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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
Jun 12, 2023

Here are some of the key themes in the Mass readings for the 11th Sunday of the Year.

June 12, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 10, 2023

Seeing the example of a poor widow, Jesus teaches us that in the eyes of Heaven the value of our offering is not counted in the amount, but rather in the amount of sacrifice.

June 10, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 9, 2023

The Psalm response encourages us to count our blessings and direct our gratitude to God, the source of all.  The next step?  Do this EVERYDAY!

June 9, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 8, 2023

Jesus responds to a question from a scribe, and his answer provides us with two powerful rules to guide our daily lives.

June 8, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 7, 2023

Responding to the Sadducees, Jesus offers insight into the reality of the resurrection, inspiring us to consider how we might live today in preparation for the eternal life to come.

June 7, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 6, 2023

Aware of a trap that is set to ensnare him, Jesus responds with clever wisdom, inviting us to consider how we call upon God for grace and insight as we use all the resources we possess to deal with the challenges of life.

June 6, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 5, 2023

Jesus offers a parable that points out his role in salvation history.  May we turn the to the Lord, our cornerstone, for the strength we need today.

June 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 3, 2023

Psalm 19 reminds us that when we place ourselves under God's guidance, we discover a purpose and power that enlivens our hearts and brings peace to our souls.

June 3, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 2, 2023

Jesus offers rich spiritual insights that guide our lives to grow in God's grace. 

June 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 1, 2023

As Jesus heals the physical blindness of Bartimaeus, he also brings sight to his soul, showing us that we, too, call upon the Lord for the vision that offers spiritual strength for our lives.

June 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 30, 2023

Peter's statement and the Lord's response inspire us to make a daily offering for God.  While sacrifice is often challenging, Christ strengthens and guides us with help from heaven.

May 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 21, 2023

Jesus uses a child to teach the disciples how to live with trusting simplicity.  When we are tempted to seek positions of favor  and power, we are directed instead to take the Lord's hand and follow his lead.

February 21, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 20, 2023

After the disciples fail, Jesus drives out a demon from a little child.  He later explains to them about the crucial role of prayer in the life of faith.

February, 20, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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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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