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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
Nov 27, 2021

When the going gets tough, the tough get praying! Our help is in the Lord, and we are invited to be vigilant in our prayer as we face the challenges before us.

November 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 26, 2021

Jesus uses a fig tree as an example of paying attention to the changes around us. This is true for what we see in nature and discover in our hearts.

November 26, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 24, 2021

The spiritual life is not easy, and the Gospel of Luke today makes it clear that perseverance is a crucial component in the life of faith. Hang in there!

November 24, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 23, 2021

The response today (taken from the Book of Daniel) reveals all creation giving praise to God. How will we echo this refrain in our lives today?

November 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 22, 2021

Jesus comments on the humble yet extravagant offering of the poor widow. She gives all that she has...and inspires us to consider how we will offer our lives for the Lord today.

November 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 20, 2021

Jesus responds to a question about life after death. May these words help us to prepare our lives here on earth so that we will be ready to enter into Heaven.

November 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 19, 2021

As Jesus cleanses the Temple in Jerusalem, we are reminded to give careful scrutiny to the state of our souls...cleansing our hearts of anything that is unworthy of Heaven.

November 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 18, 2021

As Jesus weeps over the city of Jerusalem, we discern the compassion and tenderness that the Lord has for all who suffer.

November 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 17, 2021

Jesus tells a sobering parable on the road to Jerusalem and reveals the opportunity we have to accept the gift of our faith and live it every day.

November 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 16, 2021

The effort that Zacchaeus put into seeing and meeting Jesus inspires us to consider the care and attention that we put into being with the Lord.

November 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 15, 2021

The Psalm response exhorts us to call upon God for the strength we need, especially in moments of difficulty, distress, and oppression. May these words inspire us now and always to call upon the Lord!

November 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 14, 2021

Jesus reminds us in the Gospel of Mark that there will be consequences for the choices we make in life, and he also makes it clear that we will not know the day nor the hour of judgment. Our response? To be vigilant at all times as we follow the Lord!

November 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 13, 2021

The Lord uses a parable to underscore the crucial need to pray always and never grow weary. May these words inspire us to take time each day to draw near to the Lord in prayer.

November 13, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 12, 2021

The Psalm response reminds us to pause a contemplate the beauty and grandeur of our world...and then give thanks to the Creator!

November 12, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 11, 2021

Jesus offers clear direction when people start talking about the end times. His words remind us that our life is lived one day at a time...so may we live each day as if it were our last!

November 11, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 10, 2021

The healing of ten lepers offers the Lord an opportunity to reinforce the crucial role of gratitude in our spiritual lives. How can we acknowledge our thanks to God today?

November 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 8, 2021

The Psalm response echoes our desire to call upon the Lord for the guidance and strength we need to continue on the path through this life until we reach our destination in Heaven.

November 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 8, 2021

Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 33rd Sunday of the Year.

November 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 7, 2021

The two widows in the readings today make great sacrifices from the little they possess. Their example invites us to consider what sacrifices are we willing to make in our lives today.

November 6, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Nov 6, 2021

At the conclusion of his Letter to the Romans, St. Paul starts dropping names as he greets and cites many holy people who are all serving the Lord. Would that our names were among them! Would that we would take the opportunities before us in this time in our world to work together in the name of Jesus!

November 6, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 5, 2021

Toward the end of his Letter to the Romans, St. Paul reveals a crucial spiritual principal: we foster our faith in Jesus Christ so that we can help pass it on to others. If we are not cultivating our love for the Lord, how can we share it with those we meet?

November 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 4, 2021

St. Paul continues his exhortation in the Letter to the Romans, reminding us all that whether we live or die we are the Lord's. May this insight guide us in our interactions with one another today.

November 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 3, 2021

St. Paul exhorts the people to owe nothing to one another except love. When we do this, we follow the command of Christ and fulfill the ancient command of the law. So...who do we need to love today?

November 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Nov 1, 2021

Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 32nd Sunday of the Year.

November 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 31, 2021

Jesus cites two passages of the Old Testament to teach what are the Great Commandments of loving God and Neighbor. As we put this love into practice, we will be drawn into an ever-increasing dynamic of communion, forgiveness and service.

October 30, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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