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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 23, 2021

We conclude the Sermon on the Mount with a powerful spiritual principle to help us in our decision making and discernment.

June 23, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 22, 2021

The "Golden Rule" is taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount today. Now for the hard part: putting it into daily practice!

June 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 21, 2021

Jesus offers practical wisdom about the need to stop judging as we reconsider the measure of our words and actions with one another...knowing that one day it may be applied to our own hearts.

June 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 21, 2021

Here are some of the major themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

June 21, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 20, 2021

As Jesus calms the storm (and the fears of the disciples!) we recognize the Lords power to help us face the storms that surface in our lives. May we call upon Christ for the hope, wisdom and courage we need each and every day.

June 20, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 19, 2021

The Lord repeatedly reminds his disciples not to worry and give in to the stressful distractions of the world. Perhaps it's easier said than done, yet when we let go of useless worry we are free to extend our hands to Jesus.

June 19, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 18, 2021

The Lord reminds us that our values will be revealed by the treasures we keep. May our eyes be fixed on the things of Heaven and we offer our lives for the Lord here on earth.

June 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 17, 2021

These fifty-five words in English form a powerful part of our prayer practice. Coupled with the injunction to forgive one another, the Lord's Prayer directs us to draw close to our Father in Heaven as we unite with those around us.

June 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 16, 2021

This familiar passage from Matthew's Gospel reminds to always seek God's glory above our own. As we follow the Lord, may we strive to live in a manner that directs others to Jesus Christ.

June 16, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 15, 2021

Perhaps one of the most demanding teachings of Christ, the passage from Matthew's Gospel challenges us to put this command of God to the toughest test, as we love the hardest group of all...our enemies.

June 15, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 14, 2021

Jesus continues his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount with a reminder that we are called to offer a response to evil that is worthy of heaven.

June 14, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 13, 2021

The Gospel parables remind us that growth happens over time, often when we least expect. Let us learn the lessons of the pandemic and call upon God's grace that we may continue to grow to our full stature as sons and daughters of the Most High.

June 12, 2021 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jun 10, 2021

One of the toughest commandments of Christ is the directive to forgive and reconcile. Yet this commandment is essential as we follow the Lord with full and open hearts.

June 10, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 9, 2021

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets, and as we carry out his commands we continue his saving mission in the context of our daily circumstances.

June 9, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 8, 2021

Christ calls us to be Salt and Light in the world, sharing the blessings we have received with those around us.

June 8, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 7, 2021

Today we begin with the Beatitudes, and it begs a question: how do we recognize God's blessings in our lives?

June 7, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 5, 2021

The Book of Tobit, Part V - In the final installment, we see the revelation of the angel Raphael who urges Tobit and Tobiah to give unceasing praise to God.

June 5, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 4, 2021

The Book of Tobit, Part IV - Tobit is healed and reunited with his son and daughter-in-law.

June 4, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 3, 2021

The Book of Tobit, Part III - On their wedding night, Tobiah and Sarah offer a prayer to God, asking for protection and help.

June 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 2, 2021

The Book of Tobit, Part II - In their anguish Tobit and Sarah pray to God, who hears their petitions and sends Raphael to their assistance.

June 2, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jun 1, 2021

Part I - We meet Tobit and his wife, Anna, and learn how prolonged suffering can wear us down with fatigue.

June 1, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 31, 2021

Mary's "Magnificat" follows from her visit to Elizabeth and greeting between two babies from the womb. For all of you who have a special devotion to the Rosary, happy feast day!

May 31, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 29, 2021

When asked about his authority, Jesus counters with a question that reveals the limits of the conversation. This insight can help us be more aware and sensitive to the spiritual questions we face with the people in our lives.

May 29, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 28, 2021

Mark's Gospel reveals the spiritual fruitfulness of forgiveness as a crucial component to our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. May we look for ways that we can ask and extend forgiveness today to those around us as we offer our lives to the Lord.

May 28, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 27, 2021

The exchange between Jesus and Bartimaeus reveals the Lord's profound compassion in the midst of human suffering. May the faith of a blind man inspire us to turn to Jesus Christ for the grace we need each day.

May 27, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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