Author Archives: Fr. Andrew Ricci

About Fr. Andrew Ricci

A Catholic priest since 1997, Fr. Andrew Ricci is currently the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. His website "Three Great Things" can be found at studyprayserve.com and his podcasts can be found under "Catholic Inspiration" in the iTunes store.

6th Sunday of the Year: Peace I leave with you. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord extends a peace that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. May we draw near to Christ and allow his peace to flow through our hearts to one another.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: The Holy Spirit guides St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

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The Holy Spirit guides and directs the preaching of St. Paul among the people, leading him to Macedonia.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter

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St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Apostles unite into action. Catholic Inspiration

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Following their deliberations in Jerusalem, the Apostles send representatives with decisive news that will shape the course of the early Church.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Easter

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St. Bernardine of Sienna, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The disciples discuss a crucial topic. Catholic Inspiration

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The early Church gathers to listen and discuss the topic of circumcision, and their example offers us a powerful insight regarding how we engage hot topics with one another today.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The disciples confront a potential division. Catholic Inspiration

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A discussion about circumcision sets the stage for a major debate among the early Church.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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St. John I, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Hardship is part of the journey of faith. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul and Barnabas endure their share of hardship for the sake of the Gospel.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: A case of mistaken identity. Catholic Inspiration

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After performing a miracle, Paul and Barnabas are mistaken by the crowds as Hermes and Zeus! Their response shows the humility of their hearts and the zeal of their faith in Jesus.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 6th Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the themes we discover in the readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 15:1-2,22-29

  • There is a conflict regarding whether a man must be circumcised to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • The leaders in Jerusalem determine that circumcision is not required, thus allowing non-Jews to become Christians more easily.

Psalm – 67:2-3,5-6,8

  • “O God, let all the nations praise you!”
  • The people give praise to God who has pity and blesses them.

2nd Reading – Revelation 21:10-14,22-23

  • Jerusalem is revealed as a radiant city polished with precious gems.
  • There is no temple in the city, nor sun nor moon; God is the source of its glory and light.

Gospel – John 14:23-29

  • The Father and the Son will dwell with those who out of love keep the word of Jesus.
  • The Holy Spirit will come upon the disciples, offering them God’s peace.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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5th Sunday of Easter: They will know we are Christians by our love. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord makes it clear in the Gospel of John that people will know that we are his disciples by our love for one another.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: Choosing Matthias. Catholic Inspiration

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The Apostles fill the vacancy caused by Judas and apply criteria and prayer to discern who will join their ranks. Their choice helps us understand how God chooses us for specific tasks today.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Matthias

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St. Matthias, pray for us!


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