Walking with the Lord in Holy Week - Presentation #4 - Easter
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Isaiah offers a prophecy that we interpret through the person of Jesus Christ, discovering God's wisdom, authority, peace, and invitation to all people. (Lectionary #176) December 5, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: Fostering our faith in Jesus
A centurion approaches Jesus with a request and demonstrates his faith in the Lord's healing power. (Lectionary #175) December 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Advent
Let's examine some of the themes that appear in the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. (Lectionary #5) December 4, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Advent Retreat
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." While combined into a single two-hour podcast, this retreat has five parts, with each segment about 25 minutes in length. Fr. Andrew speaks about how the Incarnation of Jesus Christ impacts our Catholic Faith, Worldview, Personal Lives, Relationships, and Advent Preparations. December 2, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline 1st Sunday of Advent: Watch and stay awake!
Jesus exhorts his disciples to watch and stay awake, remaining prepared for the unknown hour when the Son of Man will come. (Lectionary #2) December 2, 2023 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: Not drowsy, but vigilant!
The Lord exhorts the disciples to be vigilant in the face of drowsiness and distraction. (Lectionary #508) December 2, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: our response to the signs of the times
Jesus uses the example of trees to help the disciples recognize the signs of the times and respond accordingly. (Lectionary #507) December 1, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: A swift response to the Lord's call
Peter, Andrew, James, and John swiftly and decisively respond to the Lord's invitation, and their example inspires us to do the same in our lives today. (Lectionary #684) November 30, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: Christ gives us what we need
In a sobering discussion about the challenges of life, Jesus offers hope that he will give us what we need when we need it. (Lectionary #505) November 29, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline Daily Mass: Preparing for the end
The Lord offers sound spiritual guidance regarding questions about the end times. (Lectionary #504) November 28, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -info_outline
This is the 4th 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.
The power of the Resurrection and subsequent outpouring of the Holy Spirit transforms the disciples - they have encountered the Risen Lord and no longer fear sin and death. Rather, they engage the world with Good News and share the gift of their lives with power and joy. This transformation must always be understood through the double lens of the Cross/Resurrection; only with a clear understanding of the sacrifice of Christ can we begin to truly appreciate the gift of Eternal Life. Two key concepts surface:
- Sunrise...of Hope!
Our STRENGTH comes from the Lord. Through our daily encounter with Christ through prayer and sacrament we our empowered to choose our attitude and seek opportunities to live our faith in the unique and precious moments of each day.
Furthermore, the Good News of Christ leads to a SUNRISE of HOPE. We recognize that our personal witness is most authentic when our lives exude the hope and joy that come from Christ's resurrection. Guided by the Fruits of the Spirit, we can honestly look within our hearts and cast out anything that keeps us from God and one another.
March 12, 2015 - Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church - Green Valley, AZ
Fr. Andrew Ricci
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