22nd Sunday of the Year - The Battle is Within
Release Date: 08/30/2015
Both the example of the flame and the mustard seed reveal how little things become great through the steady application of attention over time. May these illustrations help us to keep our focus on our faith, especially in times of trouble. October 2, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: Jesus triumphs over evil
The disciples rejoice over the power of the name of Jesus in the presence of evil, and the Lord gives praise to his Heavenly Father. October 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: Christ calls us to repentance
Jesus makes it clear that there will be consequences for the villages that failed to repent. This stern warning applies to us as well, inviting us all to turn away from our sins and return to the Lord. September 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.cominfo_outline Daily Mass: We call upon the archangels
In the sight of the angels we carry out our spiritual battles, calling upon heaven for the grace and strength we need...singing God's praises and following the Lord through this life to the next. September 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: We follow the Lord!
Jesus interacts with three people on his way to Jerusalem, revealing to us what it means to follow the Lord with all our mind and heart. September 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: We fight fire...with faith!
As the Lord faces hostility, he shows the disciples a way that transcends animosity and violence. May his example inspire us to fight fire with faith! September 27, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: We work with others in the Lord's service
Jesus teaches the disciples that greatness in the Kingdom of God comes when we welcome the powerless and recognize the efforts of those who are different. In other words, we are a team who sees the value that all can contribute in a rich variety of ways. September 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Study, Pray, Serve: 27th Sunday of the Year
Let's examine some of the themes in the readings for the 27th Sunday of the Year. September 26, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline 26th Sunday of the Year: We have the tools we need for the journey
As Jesus tells the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, we discover that our faith has given us all the tools we need for our spiritual journey through this life to the next. September 24, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: Christ is handed over...for us
In the midst of the miracles, healings and teachings, Jesus reminds his disciples that he will be handed over. Knowing the sacrifice that Christ makes on our behalf, may we be renewed to seek the Lord each and every day. September 24, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline
In football, trick plays are sometimes used to fake out an opponent with misdirection - focusing on something unimportant while the play is happening somewhere else. Life works the same way: it is easy to spend our time and resources on trivial matters and miss out on critical issues.
The Lord points this out in the Gospel today, inviting us to concentrate on the battle within our hearts. Here are three things to consider:
- Using an Examination of Conscience
- Going to Confession
- Daily Prayer and Sunday Mass
Through regular use we strengthen our hearts and focus our lives on important things, asking the Lord for the help and guidance we need to conquer our daily battles.
August 30, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com
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