5th Sunday of Lent
Release Date: 03/03/2015
Two different foreigners offer their gratitude to God for the second chance that they received, reminding us that counting our blessings is one of the best spiritual medicines we possess to help us face the challenges of life.info_outline Daily Mass: Be persistent!
The Lord's teaching can inspire us to get going even when we are tired, distracted, worried or afraid. Be persistent! Remember, Jesus wouldn't teach it unless he was there to walk with us every step of the way.info_outline Daily Mass: Our ongoing call to repent
Jonah's message of repentance transformed the people of Nineveh. We, too, can be changed as we acknowledge each day whatever keeps us from the love of Jesus Christ, repenting of our sins and receiving God's grace.info_outline 27th Sunday of the Year: Stir into flame the gift of faith
The Second Letter to Timothy inspires us to take the gift of faith and stir it into flame, realizing that this task requires daily attention and effort.info_outline Daily Mass: God works through us!
The sending of the seventy-two disciples in the Gospel of Luke reveals the Lord's openness to work through people, even as he empowers and support their efforts. Christ does the same for us!info_outline Daily Mass: Choose love
There is a sharp contrast between the response of James and John in the Gospel and the life of St. Therese (who we celebrate today.) While James and John will get it right in the end, we have the opportunity everyday to pursue the love of Christ in all aspects of our lives.info_outline
Jesus uses an image of a grain of wheat: how it falls to the ground, dies, and then rises into new life. This pattern of death to new life will be traced in Holy Week as the Lord offers his life on the Cross and changes the world through his Resurrection.
This pattern of death to new life applies to us as well. One day we will also make the journey from death to eternal life. Furthermore, at this moment we can use this pattern to die to sin and rise with God's grace.
March 3, 2015 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci
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