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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: January, 2019
Jan 31, 2019

Jesus reminds us that not only does light reveal all hidden things, but that we are called to shine with the light of Christ in our daily lives.

January 31, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 30, 2019

The Lord's parable (and explanation) remind us that Christ is not only the sower but the seed as well.  God takes initiative and meets us in our hearts; how will we respond?

January 30, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 29, 2019

The Lord teaches us that as our actions conform to God's will we are drawn ever closer into Christ's family.  In other words, our relationships are strengthened the more we align our lives to Jesus Christ through our words and actions.

January 29, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 27, 2019

The Spirit of the Lord - fulfilled by Jesus in Gospel of Luke - empowers us to acknowledge God's grace in our lives.  Like pieces of a magnificent stained glass window, we are called to shine with the unique gifts and blessings the Lord has given us.

January 26, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 26, 2019

The 2nd Letter to Timothy reminds us to "stir into flame the gift of God."  We have been blessed with our knowledge of Jesus Christ; every day we have a new opportunity to let our faith shine in the world.

January 26, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 25, 2019

St. Paul's conversion reminds us that God works in our lives through many circumstances and people.  What's your conversion story?  How has the Lord touched your life and helped you become a disciple of Jesus Christ?

January 25, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 24, 2019

The Psalm response today serves as a powerful reminder about our fundamental orientation toward the Lord.  Offering our lives, we strive to do God's will with a joyful heart.

January 24, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 23, 2019

The Lord heals a man with a withered hand and is angry and grieved when he encounters a lack of charity and hardness of heart from the crowd.

January 23, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 22, 2019

The Letter to the Hebrews speaks of the importance of perseverance - continuing with faith and patience - as we serve the Lord throughout our lives.  May we keep going with God's grace!

January 22, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 20, 2019

The 2nd Letter to the Corinthians reminds us that we have all been blessed by God with unique gifts and talents.  What's your gift?  And will you share your gifts to help build up the Body of Christ today?

January 20, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 19, 2019

When questioned why he eats with sinners, Jesus replies with words of hope for all of us who - recognizing our sinfulness - are able to draw close to the Lord.

January 19, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 18, 2019

Jesus heals a man who is brought to him on a stretcher by four men.  The image profoundly illustrates a crucial point: sometimes we give help and sometimes we receive it.  May the Lord help us in both cases!

January 18, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 17, 2019

Citing Psalm 95 the Book of Hebrews reminds us to make the most of today.  Sometimes we can take life for granted...today is our chance to live our faith!

January 17, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 16, 2019

The active ministry of Jesus is marked by preaching the Gospel, healing the sick and driving out demons.  As we call upon the Lord we can continue this ministry in our lives as with proclaim the Good News, offer comfort to the afflicted and stand up against evil.

January 16, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 15, 2019

The authority of Jesus is witnessed in Capernaum as he teaches and drives out an unclean spirit.  The Lord's authority, however, is also present in our lives, leading and directing our actions as disciples.

January 15, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 13, 2019

The baptism of Jesus reveals the power of the Holy Trinity.  As the Father calls Jesus his beloved Son, we recognize that through our baptism we are configured as sons and daughters of God, beloved children who are empowered to bring Christ's light to the world.

January 13, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 12, 2019

The words of John the Baptist serve as a reminder for all of us to let Jesus Christ take greater and greater control of our hearts.  

January 12, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 11, 2019

The Lord reveals his compassion for the leper who begs to be healed in the Gospel today.  May we trust in Christ's merciful will for us in our need as we draw near to the one who longs for us to be made whole.

January 11, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 10, 2019

As Jesus proclaims the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah in his hometown of Nazareth, we are reminded that through Christ we have the same Spirit in our hearts.  Our task: to live it!

January 10, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 9, 2019

The Lord's words to the disciples speak to us as well: "Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!"  As we face the challenges of life may we look to Jesus for the grace we need to carry on.

January 9, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 8, 2019

The Lord takes pity on the crowd and he nourishes them through teaching, compassion and food.  Following his example, we are called to do the same as we help our brothers and sisters by building them up...body and soul.

January 8, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 6, 2019

While we all know the Magi who greet the Christ child with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, we can sometimes take for granted that the light they saw led them to action.  While knowledge is power, it is useless until it is applied; may the wise men inspire us to put the gift of our lives in service for the Lord.

January 5, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Jan 5, 2019

Philip's invitation to Nathaniel in the Gospel today to "come and see" serves as a powerful reminder for the Church today.  Not only are we directed to invite others to join us in faith, but we are also charged to live the faith with vibrant conviction.

January 5, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 4, 2019

An encounter with the Lord empowers two disciples of John the Baptist to go out and invite other people to meet Jesus.  As we draw closer to Christ may we eagerly reach out to those around us with the joy of the Good News.

January 4, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Jan 3, 2019

John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is the "Lamb of God."  These words proclaim the sacrifice of Christ's life for our salvation; by his blood on the Cross he will redeem our souls from sin and death.  

January 3, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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