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Catholic Inspiration

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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Aug 26, 2017

The Gospel today makes it clear that what we say has to measure up to what we do.  When our words and actions are in harmony, then we "practice what we preach" so that others will find in us a living witness of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

August 26, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Aug 23, 2017

Jesus offers a parable about the Kingdom of Heaven where merciful generosity embraces and transcends justice...reminding us that one day we will call upon the Lord for mercy when we stand before him at the end of time.

August 23, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Aug 16, 2017

The Lord offers a three-step process to confront division within a relationship.  It's practical and powerful...and crucial for us to put into practice.

August 15, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Aug 10, 2017

When a grain of wheat falls to the ground it dies, and through this sacrifice of itself it begets new life.  Our sacrifices - when directed by the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ - can also become a rich offering to the Lord, who will change and transform us with his gift of life.

August 10, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Jun 11, 2017

A central aspect of the mystery of the Holy Trinity is the sense of communion.  Communion can thus serve as a measure showing just how far we have progressed in our journey as disciples.  Simply put, are we striving to build unity with one another in all aspects of our lives?  Do we foster our connections with the Lord and one another?  For in the end, if we are going to enter into Heaven, then we have today to remove the obstacles that keep us from communion.

June 10, 2017 - St. Anthony Catholic Church - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Jun 4, 2017

Like a power tool, our lives come alive with the power of the Holy Spirit when we:

  1. Stay connected to Christ
  2. Live each day with conviction
  3. Recognize the unique contributions of one another

Come Holy Spirit!  Fill our hearts with the fire of your love!

June 3, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior. WI

May 7, 2017

In our moments of need we can learn from the Psalmist and say "The Lord is my shepherd" as we face the challenges of life.  What's more, as we follow Jesus Christ we offer our lives to help one another to seek the Lord as well.

May 7, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 26, 2017

"God so loved the world..."  These words remind us that Christ comes to us in love, transforming our lives and empowering us to go forth with God's grace to share this love with those around us.

April 26, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 12, 2017

The Lord - who knows that the agony of the Cross is coming - tells his disciples that one of them will betray him.  As we now prepare to embark into the Sacred Triduum of the Lord's Passion and Resurrection, may we acknowledge our sins and receive the mercy of the Lord.

April 12, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Apr 4, 2017

In the Book of Numbers the people of Israel were delivered from their suffering when they looked upon the saraph which Moses set up on a pole; in the Gospel of John we learn that we are relieved of our suffering when we look upon the Lord who offers his life upon the Cross for our sins.

April 4, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Jan 26, 2017

We are invited to stir into flame the gift of our faith, allowing the grace of God to work in and through our lives with the Light of Christ.

January 26, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Jan 19, 2017

The Book of Hebrews reminds us that we have a great high priest, Jesus Christ, who has offered his once-for-all sacrifice on our behalf.  Through our encounter with the Lord, may our lives be touched by his grace as we live our faith in the world.

January 19, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

Dec 22, 2016

Mary's proclaims God's greatness, and her example inspires us to place the Lord first in all that we say and do.

December 22, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Oct 1, 2016

The disciples rejoice that they can accomplish great deeds in the name of Jesus.  May we allow the Lord to work through our lives as well!

October 1, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Aug 9, 2016

Jesus shows how God seeks us out like a shepherd who searches for a lost sheep.  May we turn to the Lord in our need and at the same time help those around us in their moments of trial.

August 9, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Jun 30, 2016

Jesus heals the paralytic AND forgives his sins.  In other words, an encounter with the Lord is a healing encounter.  May we both draw near to Christ and bring others in need - for the healing of body and soul.

June 30, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Mar 1, 2016

Lent continues to drive home the point that forgiveness is crucial for our faith - an essential ingredient in a healthy spiritual life.  Who do you need to forgive today?  Who do you need to seek out and ask for forgiveness?  Christ shows us the way and commands us to carry it out.

March 1, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes or www.threegreatthings.libsyn.com for an archive of all presentations.

Dec 8, 2015

I want to say a joyful THANK YOU for all who have downloaded and shared my podcasts this past year!  Here are a few quick facts:

  • One year in operation
  • 133 Podcasts
  • Sunday Masses, Daily Masses, Retreats, and Presentations
  • +21, 800 Downloads

What started initially as just a simple record of homilies has now grown to an average of 2-4 podcasts/week.  I am touched by the response I have received from people across the country, and I am honored to share my ministry here at Cathedral with you.  There is no charge for "Catholic Inspiration" and no requests for donations - this is an extension of my pastoral work here in the Diocese of Superior.

My one request: if you find these podcasts helpful - please share them with your loved ones!  Practically, that means:

  • Share these posts and podcasts with your friends on Facebook or other social media
  • Feel free to tell others who you think would like to follow (that whole "word of mouth" thing)
  • For those of you who use iTunes: go to "Catholic Inspiration" and give me a rating and review!

My only wish is for more people to draw near to Jesus Christ and one another through Study, Prayer, and Service.  May Year Two - which is blessed to coincide with the Year of Mercy - be filled with graces for us all!

December 9, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Aug 1, 2015

Thanks to all who have checked out my website and listened to Catholic Inspiration!  I am grateful for the opportunity I have as a parish priest and touched by the responses I have received over the last couple of years.  God bless you!

September 27, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

 

May 24, 2015

Like a gentle rain that nourishes and renews the earth, the Holy Spirit comes upon the world to bring life.  The power of the Holy Spirit showers graces into our hearts with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.  This happens in two profound ways:

  • As individuals we are uniquely blessed with our gifts and talents
  • As community we unite and support each other

A simple diagnostic tool:  where do I see unity in my life?  Where unity is present, we can build and grow stronger with the Spirit's power.  Where it is absent, we have the opportunity to call upon the Spirit for healing and transformation.  Either way, come Holy Spirit!

May 23, 2015 - St. William Church - Foxboro, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to threegreatthings.libsyn.com or "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

 

Mar 19, 2015

The Cathedral hosted the Youth Rally on March 18, 2015.  This homily was given to the 400+  youth who came together for adoration, a keynote talk from Joel Stepanek, and Mass.

Keep praying for our youth that the Lord will touch and bless their lives with grace, wisdom, and strength!

March 18, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to www.threegreatthings.libsyn.com or "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

Feb 15, 2015

Lent provides a powerful opportunity to grow closer to the Lord and one another.  Yet if we are unprepared we will miss much that this holy season has to offer.

This homily offers practical tips and tools to direct our path.  Use this for a simple starting point to make this the best Lent ever!

Originally given on March 2, 2013 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci

studyprayserve.com

For more podcasts go to "Catholic Inspiration" in iTunes.

or www.threegreatthings.libsyn.com

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