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"Walking with the Lord in Holy Week - Presentation #3 - Good Friday

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 03/25/2015

14th Sunday of the Year: We offer our lives for the Lord show art 14th Sunday of the Year: We offer our lives for the Lord

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As Jesus sends out the 72 disciples, he empowers them to carry on his earthly mission.  Their efforts inspire us to consider how the Lord directs and sends us out into the world to offer our lives today. July 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: The Lord speaks of peace to his people show art Daily Mass: The Lord speaks of peace to his people

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Psalm 85 offers a beautiful reflection on the serenity that comes from the Lord; a peace that our world is in short supply of today.  May we pray for peace! July 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Responding to the Lord's call show art Daily Mass: Responding to the Lord's call

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The call of Matthew inspires us to reflect on how the Lord invites us to follow him in our lives today. July 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Our sins are forgiven show art Daily Mass: Our sins are forgiven

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With a simple phrase Jesus heals both body and soul, revealing not only his power to save but also our need to receive his mercy with an open mind and heart. June 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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St. Peter and St. Paul show art St. Peter and St. Paul

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They are two of the brightest lights in the communion of Saints, yet these very sinful, fallible men can inspire us to follow their example as we turn away from our past sins and embrace a future guided by the grace of Jesus Christ. June 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Why are we terrified? show art Daily Mass: Why are we terrified?

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As Jesus calms the storm - and the disciples fears - we recognize our need to call up on the Lord for those times when we are caught up in terror, anxiety and fear. June 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Following Jesus, Part II: the cost of discipleship show art Daily Mass: Following Jesus, Part II: the cost of discipleship

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Matthew's Gospel echoes the reading we heard from Luke yesterday, underscoring the point that as his disciples we place Jesus at the center of our lives. June 27, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Study, Pray, Serve: 14th Sunday of the Year show art Study, Pray, Serve: 14th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 14th Sunday of the Year. June 27, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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13th Sunday of the Year: Following Jesus show art 13th Sunday of the Year: Following Jesus

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It's one thing to say "I follow Jesus" and other thing to actually do it.  May Luke's Gospel inspire us to trust the Lord as we put our faith into practice.  June 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary show art The Immaculate Heart of Mary

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The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary offers us an opportunity to reflect on the extreme range of emotions she encountered, particularly sorrow.  The Blessed Mother had many experiences to ponder in her heart; may her intercession lead us to the Cross of her Son. June 25, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andew Ricci -  

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This is the 3rd of four presentations given at a Parish Mission on March 9-12, 2015 for Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Green Valley, Arizona.

Carrying his Cross for the salvation of the world, the Lord reveals two key insights for Christians:

  • Sacrifice
  • Support

SACRIFICE - giving up something for the sake of something more important - becomes self evident as the Lord offers his life as a perfect offering.  Innocent and without sin, he takes our place and helps us to recognize our own sacrifices as a participation in his Cross.

SUPPORT appears when we look at two familiar figures in the Stations of the Cross - Simon of Cyrene and Veronica.  We read about Simon in the Scriptures, and Veronica has been a part of the tradition of this devotional prayer for centuries; both of them show that even the smallest of actions proclaims the value of human life in our relationships with one another.  Running toward suffering and sacrifice, we can (like a Firefighter) be agents in great and small ways for compassion, mercy, and tenderness.

March 11, 2015 - Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church - Green Valley, AZ

Fr. Andrew Ricci

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