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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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Feb 21, 2019

God states that the rainbow is a sign of the covenant between the Lord and all living things, reminding us that the gift of life is precious, holy, sacred...and meant to be lived to the best of our ability.

February 21, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 20, 2019

Noah's patience and hard work pay off as the flood recedes and humanity is given a second chance.  God never gives up on us, reminding us that today is another chance to begin again.

February 20, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 19, 2019

Noah builds the ark and preserves life as God permits the great flood to cover the earth.  It begs a question: what needs to be preserved in our lives...and what needs to be washed away?

Feb 17, 2019

Living one's life for the Lord does not mean it will be easy; rather, we face the struggles before us with God's grace to carry out what must be done.  A blessed life, then, is not about wealth, health, or earthly glory...it's about being in right relationship with Jesus Christ.

February 16, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 16, 2019

In the first reading we hear about the repercussions of the sin of Adam and Eve, reminding us that while we live with the hope of forgiveness and mercy, we must also acknowledge the sober reality of the consequences of our actions.

February 16, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 15, 2019

The temptation and sin of Adam and Eve highlights the reality of evil in our lives.  Yet as we embrace the hope that we have in Jesus we acknowledge our need for God's mercy and return to the Lord.

February 15, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 14, 2019

The creation of Eve reveals the beauty and goodness of God's work, reminding us of our opportunity to take the good things we have received from God and offer them in service to one another.

February 14, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 13, 2019

Jesus acknowledges the faith of the Roman soldier, inspiring us at every Mass to echo his words of faith and trust in the Lord.

February 13, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 12, 2019

The story of creation includes both the dynamic force of work and the renewing power of rest.  We, too, require a balance of both, for when we invite the Lord into our labor and our relaxation we find that they are truly blessed.

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

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Feb 10, 2019

Both Isaiah and St. Peter initially express doubt and fear in the presence of God's invitation.  Yet like them we are called to move beyond our self-imposed obstacles and accept the Lord's prompting in our lives...even when it's hard.

February 9, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 9, 2019

The Gospel today shows the disciples both at work and at rest with Jesus.  Finding balance in our lives can be challenging, yet when we take the long view we recognize that there are many different elements that enrich God's gift of life.

February 9, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 8, 2019

The death of John the Baptist reminds us of the cost of discipleship.  Yet as we look at the Cross of Christ, we find hope and strength to face the hardship of life with the conviction of the Lord's saving death and resurrection.

February 8, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 7, 2019

Jesus summons the Twelve and empowers them to carry out his ministry.  The Lord continues to call disciples today, giving us the grace we need to do his work.

February 7, 2019 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Feb 6, 2019

Jesus comments on the lack of faith he witnesses in his native place.  This passage gives us a reason to pause and reflect on our faith, pondering how we might grow in our relationship with Christ.

February 6, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 5, 2019

The Lord heals two people in the Gospel of Mark, inviting us to acknowledge our wounds and turn to Christ with trusting faith.

February 5, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 3, 2019

Like Jeremiah and Jesus, we experience times in life that are filled with tension and difficulty.  Yet following the example of St. Paul, we face these challenging moments with God's grace as we embrace and live the love of Christ each and every day.

February 2, 2019 - St. Anthony Catholic Church - Superior, WI

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Feb 2, 2019

Mary and Joseph faithfully carry out their duty as parents as they present their son in the Temple, and they encounter two people - Simeon and Anna - who foretell the mighty deeds that will be done through this tiny child.

February 2, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Feb 1, 2019

The Lord teaches about the Kingdom of God using parables that explain that it is a process that starts out small.  May these words give us strength to take the next step in our spiritual journey!

February 1, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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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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