20th Sunday of the Year - Come to the Feast
Release Date: 08/16/2015
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 -info_outline Daily Mass: Our sins are forgiven
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 -info_outline St. Peter and St. Paul
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 -info_outline Daily Mass: Why are we terrified?
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 -info_outline Daily Mass: Following Jesus, Part II: the cost of discipleship
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 -info_outline Study, Pray, Serve: 14th Sunday of the Year
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 -info_outline 13th Sunday of the Year: Following Jesus
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 -info_outline The Immaculate Heart of Mary
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 -info_outline The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Sacred Heart of Jesus beats with a shepherd's love. For while we were still sinners, Christ died for us; and like the shepherd who leaves the 99 other sheep, the Lord looks for us when we stray. June 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline The Birth of John the Baptist
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 Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline
Family dinners - be they big or small - touch our hearts in a number of ways:
- Nourish our bodies with wholesome, plentiful food
- Unite us together, setting aside our differences for a moment of peace
- Empower our lives, for service in the world
The same is true when we come to the Lord's table at every Mass. We are nourished with Christ's Body & Blood. We are united as the People of God - as brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends. We are empowered to go forth, touching the hearts of those we meet with the grace and peace of Jesus Christ.
May our reception of Holy Communion feed our souls, foster unity, and empower us to live our lives for the Lord!
August 16, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com
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