30th Sunday of the Year
Release Date: 10/26/2014
There is a sharp contrast between the Book of Genesis and the Gospel of Matthew. Whereas Adam and Eve experience the devastating consequences of sin, Mary embraces the words of the angel Gabriel and accepts God's plan for salvation history. May her words inspire us to say "Yes!" to the Lord today.info_outline Daily Mass: The Lord shepherds us
Both Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew reveal that God cares for us like a zealous shepherd who guards the sheep. May we trust in the Lord to lead and guide us through this life to the next.info_outline Daily Mass: Be the friend that your friends need
In the Gospel of Luke a group of men did what was needed to bring a paralytic man to Jesus. Their example of faith, tenacity and hard work inspire us to be the friend that our friends need today!info_outline Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Let's explore some of the themes we see in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.info_outline 2nd Sunday of Advent: Repent and prepare for Christ
John the Baptist fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah as he preaches repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The Reason? To prepare the people to encounter Jesus Christ.info_outline Daily Mass: The Lord sends us out into the world
The Gospel of Matthew shows Jesus sending out the Twelve Apostles, empowering them to carry out his work. Their example inspires us to offer our lives for the Lord's service today.info_outline Daily Mass: The Lord is my light and my salvation
Light is so important to us as we rely on our sense of sight. Yet there is also spiritual sight that guides us always...and so we welcome Christ our light!info_outline Daily Mass: Listen, act and trust in the Lord!
The first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew inspire us to trust in the Lord as we listen to Christ and act on his word.info_outline Daily Mass: As disciples of Jesus Christ, we know our destination
The readings today all point to a time of fulfillment and hope. The "mountain of the Lord" or the "house of the Lord" or even the healing and restoration made possible by Jesus...it all looks to our final destination where the Lord Jesus Christ reigns supreme!info_outline Daily Mass: The call of St. Andrew the Apostle
As Jesus calls Andrew to follow after him, we are reminded that the Lord's call echoes in every generation...inviting us to draw near to Christ as we invite others to join us along the way.info_outline
How do we measure things? Volume, space, time all have tools to help us measure: what about our hearts? We are reminded that LOVE is the benchmark by which we determine our discipleship.
Three key areas surface:
By reviewing these areas we can look at concrete opportunities where we engage our faith through the practical ways we love the Lord and one another.
October 26, 2014 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci