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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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May 20, 2024

Here are some of the themes that we find in the Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. (Lectionary #165)

May 20, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 19, 2024

May the power of the Holy Spirit fill our hearts, casting out fear and strengthening us to face the trials of life.  Come Holy Spirit! (Lectionary #62,#63)

May 18, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 18, 2024

Paul's journey of faith leads him to the city of Rome and the heart of the empire.  (Lectionary #302)

May 18, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 17, 2024

Speaking about Paul's situation to King Agrippa and Bernice, Festus reveals that our words and actions are always under observation and discussion.  It begs the question, what do people say about our faith when we are not around? (Lectionary #301)

May 17, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 16, 2024

Paul is brought before the Sanhedrin, where he faithfully proclaims his message as he shrewdly reads the group dynamics. (#300)

May 16, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 15, 2024

As Paul prepares to depart from Miletus, he offers a heartfelt exhortation to the community, revealing his common sense, insight, and love. (Lectionary #299)

May 15, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 14, 2024

Chosen by lot to fill the vacancy left by Judas Iscariot, Matthias was with the apostles from the beginning and witnessed the Lord's resurrection. (Lectionary #564)

May 14, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 13, 2024

While teaching and preaching in Ephesus, Paul comes upon disciples who have not yet received the Holy Spirit. (Lectionary #297)

May 13, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 13, 2024

There are MANY choices for Mass readings on the feast of Pentecost, so let's focus on the themes we find in the Gospel options. (Lectionary #62,#63)

May 13, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 12, 2024

The Lord's Ascension marks the transition as the disciples begin to do the ministry that Jesus had modeled and empowered them to do. (Lectionary #58)

May 12, 2024 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI

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May 11, 2024

Filled with zeal to share the Good News of Jesus, Apollos takes to heart the instruction he receives and eagerly travels to pass it on to others. (Lectionary #296)

May 11, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 10, 2024

God tells Paul in a vision, "Do not be afraid.  Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you." (Lectionary #295)

May 10, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 9, 2024

Preaching to both Jews and Greeks in Corinth, Paul's work touches the hearts of many and leads them to faith in Christ. (Lectionary #294)

May 9, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 8, 2024

Preaching to the people of Athens, Paul's attempts are met with scoffing and ridicule. (Lectionary #293)

May 8, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 7, 2024

Paul's circumstances change suddenly in Philippi when he encounters physical suffering, imprisonment, and a natural disaster; yet he responds with prayer and leads others to faith in Christ. (Lectionary #292)

May 7, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 6, 2024

Paul's journey to Philippi and his initial efforts are marked with success and apparent ease, inviting us to be grateful for moments in our own lives when we have been blessed. (Lectionary #291)

May 6, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 6, 2024

Here are some of the themes that we discover in the Mass readings for the Ascension of the Lord. (Lectionary #58)

May 6, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 5, 2024

Jesus commands his disciples to love another as he loves us, reminding us that when we stay near the Lord we will have all the love that we need. (Lectionary #56)

May 4, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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May 4, 2024

Prompted by a vision, Paul sets out for Macedonia to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. (Lectionary #290)

May 4, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 3, 2024

On this feast of the apostles Philip and James, we recognize that the Lord continues to call us by name, empower us with grace, and send us out in the context of our daily lives to proclaim Good News to the people we meet. (Lectionary #561)

May 3, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 2, 2024

After much discussion from many points of view, the disciples welcome the Gentiles to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.  (Lectionary #288)

May 2, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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May 1, 2024

A debate arises within the Church about who can be saved, and the community gathers to engage in an intense debate to determine a course of action. (Lectionary #287)

May 1, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 30, 2024

Paul faces personal struggles and exhorts others to embrace hardship as a necessary part of the journey of faith. (Lectionary #286)

April 30, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 29, 2024

Facing hardship, opposition, and misunderstanding, Paul and Barnabas travel to Lystra where a crippled man is healed.  (Lectionary #285)

April 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Apr 29, 2024

Let's examine some of the main themes in the Mass readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter. (Lectionary #56)

April 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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