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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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Oct 20, 2019

Don't give up. Don't. Give. Up. The Scriptures today show us the need to be persistent, call upon one another for help and keep praying each and every day for what we need. Keep fighting, keep moving forward...but don't give up!

October 20, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 19, 2019

Luke's Gospel reveals the supernatural consequences of acknowledging or denying Jesus Christ. May we embrace our faith and become living witnesses for the Lord.

October 19, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 18, 2019

Today the Church honors St. Luke, the Evangelist who wrote his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. A possible companion of St. Paul, Luke shows us that being a disciple provides daily opportunities in words and actions to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.

October 18, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 17, 2019

Paul's Letter to the Romans outlines the problem of sin in our world and how God offers a solution through the death and resurrection of Christ. May we put our faith in the Lord today, and embrace this precious gift of eternal life!

October 17, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 16, 2019

The Letter to the Romans is a powerful expression of St. Paul's thought. In this passage we discover the danger of judging others and glossing over our own sins. Rather, we acknowledge our need for the Savior and embrace the grace of the Cross.

October 16, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 15, 2019

It's easy to sometimes focus on externals and miss the spiritual disciplines that are essential. May we take the time today to reflect on where we put effort in our lives as we follow Jesus Christ.

October 15, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 13, 2019

Two different foreigners offer their gratitude to God for the second chance that they received, reminding us that counting our blessings is one of the best spiritual medicines we possess to help us face the challenges of life.

October 12, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Oct 12, 2019

Luke's Gospel makes it clear that we are blessed when we respond to the message of the Good News, even though this blessing will challenge us to stretch and grow as we offer of our lives for the Lord.

October 12, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 11, 2019

The Lord reminds us to be vigilant in our daily temptation to sin, revealing that it is through our disciplined efforts that we engage our spiritual battle with the strength of Jesus.

October 11, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 10, 2019

The Lord's teaching can inspire us to get going even when we are tired, distracted, worried or afraid. Be persistent! Remember, Jesus wouldn't teach it unless he was there to walk with us every step of the way.

October 10, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 9, 2019

Jonah's dark response to the repentance of the people of Nineveh reveals a trap that lurks in our hearts: the desire to see others suffer for their sins. Yes, there will be natural consequences, but the Lord came to bring us healing and hope; will we do the same?

October 9, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 8, 2019

Jonah's message of repentance transformed the people of Nineveh. We, too, can be changed as we acknowledge each day whatever keeps us from the love of Jesus Christ, repenting of our sins and receiving God's grace.

October 8, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 6, 2019

The Second Letter to Timothy inspires us to take the gift of faith and stir it into flame, realizing that this task requires daily attention and effort.

October 6, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 5, 2019

As the disciples return praising God for the power they used in the name of Jesus, the Lord reveals this power as the fulfillment of God's plan for salvation history. Our task today? To continue to let Jesus work through the daily offering of our lives.

October 4, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 4, 2019

As Jesus extends his authority to the disciples, we discover that the Church - the successor of these same disciples - has been given an opportunity and a responsibility to carry out the Lord's Mission today.

October 4, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 3, 2019

The sending of the seventy-two disciples in the Gospel of Luke reveals the Lord's openness to work through people, even as he empowers and support their efforts. Christ does the same for us!

October 3, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 2, 2019

On this feast of the Guardian Angels we pause to thank the Lord for these heavenly guides as we call upon their assistance in our spiritual battle.

October 2, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Oct 1, 2019

There is a sharp contrast between the response of James and John in the Gospel and the life of St. Therese (who we celebrate today.) While James and John will get it right in the end, we have the opportunity everyday to pursue the love of Christ in all aspects of our lives.

October 1, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Sep 29, 2019

The parable of Lazarus and the rich man offer three insights (body, mind and soul) that can help us today live as disciples of the Lord Jesus.

September 28, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Sep 28, 2019

The psalm response reveals God's protection, guarding us in the midst of difficulty and strife. Held safe in God's hand, we continue the Lord's work as we strive to protect and defend life.

September 28, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 27, 2019

The question Jesus poses to the disciples pertains also to us. Our response - like that of the disciples - configures our words and actions as we live out our conviction that he is the Messiah...the Savior...the Lord.

September 27, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 26, 2019

The psalm response echoes the profound joy that God has for humanity. As recipients of the Lord's delight, we have the opportunity each day to radiant the warmth and goodness of Christ's love with those we meet.

September 26, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 25, 2019

Jesus gives power and authority to the disciples to carry on his saving work as they place their trust in him. Following their example we, too, have an opportunity to carry on the mission of the Lord as we offer our lives guided by God's grace.

September 25, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 24, 2019

The Lord Jesus makes it clear that we are part of his family when we act on the Word of God in our lives.

September 24, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Sep 22, 2019

The readings all reveal different ways our faith interacts with everyday life. Rather than create a false separation, we have a daily opportunity to live our faith in our normal circumstances...so that when people see us, they see Jesus Christ shining through.

September 22, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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