Fr. Andrew Ricci offers inspirational homilies and talks to help people grow in faith. These reflections are part of his meditations at Three Great Things where we grow as disciples of the Lord through Study, Prayer, and Service.
info_outline 14th Sunday of the Year: Removing the obstacles to God's grace 07/05/2020
14th Sunday of the Year: Removing the obstacles to God's grace Christ's invitation to come to Him in our weariness and labor reveals a compassion that has no limit or boundary. May we remove the obstacles that keep us from His grace!
info_outline Daily Mass: The Lord speaks of peace to His people 07/04/2020
Daily Mass: The Lord speaks of peace to His people On this 4th of July the Psalm response can stir our hearts to action: "The Lord speaks of peace to His people." May the peace of Christ rule our lives as we unite together...in God's peace.
info_outline Daily Mass: What we learn from doubting Thomas 07/03/2020
Daily Mass: What we learn from doubting Thomas In many ways, the doubts of the Apostle Thomas reflect the questions that surface in the hearts of young adults today. Through truth, beauty and goodness we provide opportunities that help them see something bigger than themselves...leading to an encounter with God.
info_outline Daily Mass: Christ calms our fears and strengthens our souls 06/30/2020
Daily Mass: Christ calms our fears and strengthens our souls As Jesus rebukes the storm, the terror of the disciples changes to amazement. May the Lord strengthen us to face our fears today!
info_outline 13th Sunday of the Year: We die to sin and rise with Christ 06/28/2020
13th Sunday of the Year: We die to sin and rise with Christ St. Paul's letter to the Romans teaches that we die to sin and rise with Christ, and as we place our hope in the Lord we have a strength to confront the darkness and evil that we uncover lurking in our hearts.
info_outline Daily Mass: Let's pay attention to our own sins first 06/22/2020
Daily Mass: Let's pay attention to our own sins first The Lord offers some powerful spiritual insights to the disciples, reminding us of the importance to examine carefully the state of our souls.
info_outline Daily Mass: When you fast, pray and give alms 06/17/2020
Daily Mass: When you fast, pray and give alms Fasting, prayer and almsgiving are non-negotiable in the life of a Christian. The Lord gives us some key insights into these powerful spiritual practices, and by using them we refine our hearts and purify our souls.
info_outline Daily Mass: Love your enemies 06/16/2020
Daily Mass: Love your enemies "Love your enemies" is one of the toughest teachings of Jesus. Yet these words continue to show us a path forward in the face of hatred, violence and persecution...revealing that there is something that can heal our hearts and renew our lives: God's love.
info_outline Daily Mass: In the face of sin we call upon the Savior 06/15/2020
Daily Mass: In the face of sin we call upon the Savior The actions of Jezebel and Ahab in the Book of Kings reveal the stark reality of sin - in our hearts, families and communities. Our response? The teaching and command of Christ to unite and heal as we bring a radical compassion to those around us.
info_outline Corpus Christi: The gift of Holy Communion 06/14/2020
Corpus Christi: The gift of Holy Communion As our churches reopen from COVID-19, the gift of the Body and Blood of the Lord comes into clear focus. Christ feeds us with this precious Holy Communion, empowering us for service in the world.
info_outline Daily Mass: Hearing the voice of God 06/12/2020
Daily Mass: Hearing the voice of God As Elijah waits for the Lord he encounters many powerful and turbulent forces, but he recognizes God's presence in a whispering sound. May his experience remind us to cultivate a listening heart as we seek the Lord in our lives.
info_outline Daily Mass: God gives us the strength we need today 06/10/2020
Daily Mass: God gives us the strength we need today The showdown between Elijah and the 450 prophets of Baal illustrates how we rely on the Lord for the strength we need, even against impossible odds.