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22nd Sunday of the Year - The Battle is Within

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 08/30/2015

Daily Mass: Bringing others to Christ for healing show art Daily Mass: Bringing others to Christ for healing

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Jesus heals a paralytic who was brought to him by others who were determined and faithful.  May their witness inspire us to bring others to Christ for the healing they need. December 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Advent show art Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the themes for the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent. December 5, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Advent Reconciliation: Coming to our senses show art Advent Reconciliation: Coming to our senses

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This homily was part of a Communal Penance Service at the Cathedral on November 29, 2022.  Reflecting on the Parable of the Lost Son, we take time this Advent to "Come to our senses" and return to the Lord. November 29, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior ,WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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2nd Sunday of Advent: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand show art 2nd Sunday of Advent: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand

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John the Baptist bluntly and forcefully addresses the crowds, calling them to repent and prepare for the one who will come after him.  May this message inspire us to repent of our sins and be ready for the Lord's coming. December 3, 2022 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: We serve one another with the compassion of Christ show art Daily Mass: We serve one another with the compassion of Christ

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Jesus empowers and sends out the Apostles to continue his ministry.  What's more, the Lord's compassion for those in need sets the context for how we serve one another in his name. December 3, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: The Lord is our light and our salvation show art Daily Mass: The Lord is our light and our salvation

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Two blind men are healed by Jesus and are filled with joy.  As we drawn near the Lord today may we see clearly, for the Lord is our light and our salvation! December 2, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: We build our lives on the rock of faith show art Daily Mass: We build our lives on the rock of faith

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Both Isaiah and Jesus use the image of rock when speaking about a relationship with God.  Unchanging and immutable, the rock of faith is a sure and solid foundation that provides the stability we need to build our spiritual lives. December 1, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle show art Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle

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The call of Andrew, along with Peter, James and John reveals God's initiative in our lives.  As St. Paul reminds us, we are all called and sent by the Lord so that others may hear the Good News. November 30, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Isaiah's prophecy about Jesus show art Daily Mass: Isaiah's prophecy about Jesus

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The prophetic words of Isaiah ring in our hearts.  Christ is coming into our world!  May we prepare our hearts to welcome the Lord. November 29, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: The strength of our faith in Jesus Christ show art Daily Mass: The strength of our faith in Jesus Christ

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A centurion puts his faith in the healing power of Jesus, and the Lord takes the opportunity to speak about how people from around the world will come to know God. November 28, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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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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