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 Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord! 11/25/2020
Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord! The angels in the first reading and all creation in the Psalm response proclaim the power and grandeur of God.
info_outline Daily Mass: The value is measured by the sacrifice 11/23/2020
Daily Mass: The value is measured by the sacrifice The two small coins given by the poor widow are worth more in the sight of heaven because they came with a far greater sacrifice. Point: what kind of sacrifice to we make for our faith in Jesus Christ today?
info_outline The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe 11/22/2020
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe On this feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, we follow Him as our shepherd in this life...so that we will be ready to be judged by Him in the next.
info_outline Daily Mass: Let us build a house of prayer in our hearts 11/20/2020
Daily Mass: Let us build a house of prayer in our hearts The Lord's presence in the Temple becomes a metaphor for our hearts. May we build up a worthy dwelling for Christ within our souls!
info_outline Daily Mass: What are we doing with our lives? 11/18/2020
Daily Mass: What are we doing with our lives? The Gospel parable today raises the challenging question, "What are we doing with our lives?" We have been given so much, how do our lives proclaim the great chorus of Heaven - Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts!
info_outline Daily Mass: Jesus meets us where we are, and leads us! 11/17/2020
Daily Mass: Jesus meets us where we are, and leads us! The interaction between Jesus and Zacchaeus is a blend of both humor and seriousness. A short rich man climbing trees to see Jesus? A thoughtful, committed man who has a change of heart? The point is that in the total mix of human life, Jesus meets us where we are...and leads us!
info_outline Daily Mass: Christ helps us to see clearly 11/16/2020
Daily Mass: Christ helps us to see clearly For most people, sight is a crucial sense which we rely on consistently to understand and respond to the world around us. May we call upon the Lord for the sight we need to see the path from this life to the next.
info_outline 33rd Sunday of the Year: How we use the gifts we've been given 11/15/2020
33rd Sunday of the Year: How we use the gifts we've been given Jesus offers a parable to his disciples that challenges us to consider how we are using the unique gifts and talents that we have been given for the glory and praise of God.
info_outline Daily Mass: Live each day as if it's the last 11/13/2020
Daily Mass: Live each day as if it's the last Jesus refers to Noah and Lot as examples about how swiftly change can happen in life. The reminder is clear: may we live each day with our affairs in order, ready and prepared to respond to the Lord.
info_outline Daily Mass: Let's live our faith in the present moment 11/12/2020
Daily Mass: Let's live our faith in the present moment Jesus warns his disciples not to go chasing for the Kingdom of God; it is already among them! Rather, we make the most of each day to live our lives for the Lord.
info_outline Daily Mass: We serve the Lord with a gift of love 11/10/2020
Daily Mass: We serve the Lord with a gift of love Jesus reminds the Apostles that our service of God does not earn us special status; rather, our actions acknowledge with humility that all we have is a gift from the Lord. Simply put, our service is the least we can do...the real treasure is our love.
info_outline 32nd Sunday of the Year: God's wisdom for the world 11/08/2020
32nd Sunday of the Year: God's wisdom for the world Both the first reading and the Gospel reveal how Wisdom is a precious treasure that can help us prudently prepare to face the uncertainty of life. May we pray for the gift of this virtue, especially when we find ourselves dealing with change and difficulty.
info_outline Solemnity of All Saints 11/01/2020
Solemnity of All Saints The Saints inspire us! They are human hearts who have made it to the halls of Heaven. They understand us and they cheer us on to join their ranks. May we learn about these holy heroes so that we may join them when the Lord calls us out of this world.
info_outline Daily Mass: A prayer to God for the good of others 10/30/2020
Daily Mass: A prayer to God for the good of others The beginning of the St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians gratefully acknowledges the power of God's grace to empower and unite us together, offering a beautiful reflection for our lives today.