5th Sunday of the Year
Release Date: 02/08/2015
The stress and tension of the recent riots, compounded by COVID-19 concerns, reveals the crucial need to carry out the love of Christ that we hear about in the Gospel of Mark today.info_outline Daily Mass: Stir into flame the gift of God
Paul encourages Timothy to "stir into flame the gift of God" and reminds us that our faith is a precious treasure that must be tended and nurtured.info_outline Daily Mass: Give to God what belongs to God
Jesus sidesteps a potential trap and offers us a rich spiritual insight as we put God first and center in our lives.info_outline Monday Conversation: The power of Holy Communion in our lives.
Fr. Andrew and Dan Tracy recall some powerful memories that took place over twenty years ago, showing how our connections in sacred and secular ways can have profound and lasting effects in our Catholic faith...especially when we speak about the crucial role of Mass and receiving the Eucharist.info_outline Mary, Mother of the Church
This feast day, which always falls on the Monday after Pentecost, recalls the crucial role that Mary plays in salvation history as both Mother of God and Mother of the Church.info_outline Pentecost: Come Holy Spirit!
The Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples, empowering and transforming them with grace. May we call upon the gift of the Spirit in our lives today, embracing the gifts we have received and sharing them in the world.info_outline Daily Mass: Finishing one chapter to begin another
As we finish our Easter readings from the Acts of the Apostles, we see how both Peter and Paul commit their lives to the Lord. As a chapter of their lives comes to an end, they point us to the beginning of our final destination: eternal life!info_outline Daily Mass: What we can control when we can't control anything
St. Peter and St. Paul remain true to the Lord even though they will be imprisoned and killed. May their example inspire us to choose Christ when all other choices have been taken away.info_outline Daily Mass: Our union with the Lord gives us strength
The contrast between the unity that Christ prays for and the uproar around St. Paul reveals our constant need to seek out ways to grow closer together through the love of God.info_outline Daily Mass: To live our faith with all our heart
St. Paul's farewell expresses his heartfelt commitment to the people of Ephesus - heart and mind, body and soul - as he gave them his very best during his three years among them.info_outline
Suffering is a part of human life. It is often found in one of four quadrants of human experience:
- Body - our physical health
- Mind - our intellectual health
- Heart - our emotional health
- Soul - our spiritual health
When we encounter suffering we can first do our part:
- We acknowledge the pain and hurt
- We gather resources to help us
- We act: putting our healing into practice
But sometimes we discover that the suffering is bigger than ourselves. We cannot handle it alone, so we then turn to the Lord who through his death on the Cross understands our pain and triumphs over it.
February 8, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci
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