Daily Mass: St. Peter and St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

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They are two of the brightest lights in the communion of Saints, yet these very sinful, fallible men can inspire us to follow their example as we turn away from our past sins and embrace a future guided by the grace of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

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St. Peter & St. Paul, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Why are we terrified? Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus calms the storm – and the disciples fears – we recognize our need to call up on the Lord for those times when we are caught up in terror, anxiety and fear.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 13th Week of the Year

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St. Irenaeus, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Following Jesus, Part II: the cost of discipleship. Catholic Inspiration

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Matthew’s Gospel echoes the reading we heard from Luke yesterday, underscoring the point that as his disciples we place Jesus at the center of our lives.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 13th Week of the Year

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St. Cyril of Alexandria, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 14th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 14th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 66:10-14c

  • Rejoice and exult over the prosperity of Jerusalem.
  • The Lord’s power shall be known to his servants in the sight of these blessings.

Psalm 66:1-7,16,20

  • “Let all praise the name of the Lord.”
  • Shout for joy and praise the good works of God.

2nd Reading – Galatians 6:14-18

  • Paul boasts in the cross of Jesus Christ, and now he bears the marks of Jesus on his body.
  • Peace and mercy be to all who follow the Lord.

Gospel – Luke 10:1-12,17-20

  • Jesus sends out 72 disciples in pairs to announce the Kingdom of God.
  • They return, rejoicing at the power of the name of Jesus.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year

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13th Sunday of the Year: Following Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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It’s one thing to say “I follow Jesus” and other thing to actually do it. May Luke’s Gospel inspire us to trust the Lord as we put our faith into practice.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary

The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary offers us an opportunity to reflect on the extreme range of emotions she encountered, particularly sorrow. The Blessed Mother had many experiences to ponder in her heart; may her intercession lead us to the Cross of her Son.

Mass Readings – Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!


The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus beats with a shepherd’s love. For while we were still sinners, Christ died for us; and like the shepherd who leaves the 99 other sheep, the Lord looks for us when we stray.

Mass Readings – Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Birth of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

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The birth of John the Baptist reveals a pattern in his relationship to Jesus. John comes first to prepare the way for the greater glory that shines upon Christ. May John’s example inspire us to continue to blaze a trail for the proclamation of the Good News in our lives today.

Mass Readings – Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

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St. John the Baptist, pray for us!


Daily Mass: What is growing in our hearts? Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord offers us (once again!) practical spiritual wisdom to guide our interactions with one another. But to use this wisdom we have to ask ourselves one question: What’s growing in our hearts?

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 12th Week of the Year

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Saints Paulinus, Thomas More and John Fisher, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Golden Rule. Catholic Inspiration

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The “Golden Rule” that Jesus offers his disciples has directed countless Christians in their relationships with one another. May this rule of life help us to interact with one another in a way that leads us all closer to the Lord.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 12th Week of the Year

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St. Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us!


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