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The Birth of John the Baptist

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 06/23/2022

19th Sunday of the Year: We have been given so much! show art 19th Sunday of the Year: We have been given so much!

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The Lord exhorts the disciples to be prepared and ready to act.  For those to whom much has been given, much is expected! August 6, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Transfiguration of the Lord: Listen to Jesus! show art Transfiguration of the Lord: Listen to Jesus!

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As Jesus is transfigured before their eyes, the disciples hear the voice of the Father, "This is my chosen Son, listen to him."  May we drawn near and take the Lord's words to heart as well. August 6, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Take up your Cross show art Daily Mass: Take up your Cross

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The Lord exhorts his disciples to take up their Crosses and follow him.  Crosses come in all sizes; may the Crosses we carry become a worthy offering to the Lord as we put his example into daily practice. August 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Will we carry the Cross of Christ? show art Daily Mass: Will we carry the Cross of Christ?

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St. Peter gets it right...then he gets it wrong.  Yet in the end we know that Peter will not only understand who Jesus is, but he will have the courage to follow the Lord, carrying the Cross from this life to the next.  We, too, are works in progress; may we strive to learn from our successes and failures as we journey with the Lord. August 4, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: How great is our faith? show art Daily Mass: How great is our faith?

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The Canaanite woman in Matthew's Gospel refuses to take no for an answer; instead she persistently seeks the Lord's help to cure her daughter...offering us a great example of faith. August 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Lord save me! show art Daily Mass: Lord save me!

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Jesus responds to Peter's cry for help, reminding the disciples that faith in him empowers us to face our fears. August 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: The Lord feeds us, body and soul show art Daily Mass: The Lord feeds us, body and soul

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Following the death of John the Baptist, Jesus goes to a deserted place, only to find a vast crowd in need of his teaching and guidance.  There he nourishes body and soul as he takes, blesses, breaks and gives the bread and fish to feed the 5000. August 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Study, Pray, Serve: 19th Sunday of the Year show art Study, Pray, Serve: 19th Sunday of the Year

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Let's take a look at some of the key themes in the Mass Readings for the 19th Sunday of the Year. August 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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18th Sunday of the Year: Life does not consist of possessions show art 18th Sunday of the Year: Life does not consist of possessions

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In the face of a family, financial conflict, Jesus offers a parable that warns about the danger of greed.  May we use the wealth we have wisely and well in this life...for we cannot take it with us in the next! July 31, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Lord, in your great love, answer me! show art Daily Mass: Lord, in your great love, answer me!

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Today's psalm both acknowledges our struggles and affirms our faith in God's grace.  May we turn to the Lord in our times of trial and draw strength from the one who died that we might have eternal life. July 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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The birth of John the Baptist reveals a pattern in his relationship to Jesus.  John comes first to prepare the way for the greater glory that shines upon Christ.  May John's example inspire us to continue to blaze a trail for the proclamation of the Good News in our lives today.

June 23, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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