Daily Mass: Do not hide your light; let it shine! Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches that one does not light a lamp and then cover it; rather, it is put on a stand so that all might see. May we uncover the gifts we have received and shine with Christ’s light in the world!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 25th Week of the Year

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St. Andrew Kim Taegon and St. Paul Chong Hasang…pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 26th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the main themes in the readings for the 26th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Numbers 11:25-29

  • Some of the spirit of Moses is bestowed upon seventy elders who now prophesy.
  • Eldad and Medad were not on the list of Moses, but the spirit still came upon them; when Joshua attempted to have Moses stop them, Moses prayed that the Lord would make everyone a prophet!

Psalm – 19:8,10,12-14

  • “The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.”
  • The Psalmist praises the law of the Lord and exhorts others to follow God’s commands.

2nd Reading – James 5:1-6

  • James calls on the rich to weep over their impending miseries as their wealth will be destroyed.
  • Included is a list of the evils they have done for their own benefit at the expense of others.

Gospel – Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48

  • Jesus stops the Apostle John from preventing someone who is casting out a demon in the Lord’s name.
  • The Lord then teaches that anything that keeps us from the kingdom of God should be “plucked out” lest it lead us to destruction in Gehenna.

Mass Readings – 26th Sunday of the Year

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25th Sunday of the Year: The disciple’s path is marked with service. Catholic Inspiration

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The Scripture readings reveal how often our lives are disrupted by evil from the inside and the outside of our hearts. How do we proceed? How do we find our way? The Lord teaches that the disciple’s path is marked with service, putting the needs of others ahead of one’s own.

Mass Readings – 25th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: A parable explained. Catholic Inspiration

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The parable of the sower is one of the few that Jesus explains. As we listen today, may we cultivate good soil in our hearts to receive the Lord’s words and tend a fruitful harvest.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 24th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: On the journey with Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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This short passage from the Gospel of Luke names some of the women who accompanied Jesus along with the Twelve Apostles, inspiring us to ask if we are ready to travel with the Lord today.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 24th Week of the Year

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St. Robert Bellarmine…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Faith, forgiveness and love. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches about faith, forgiveness and love as a weeping woman anoints his feet in the home of a Pharisee.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 24th Week of the Year

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St. Cornelius & St. Cyprian…pray for us!


Our Lady of Sorrows. Catholic Inspiration

The sorrow of Mary as she stood faithfully before the Cross of Christ helps us to engage our grief. When we acknowledge our sorrows, we call upon the saving strength of Jesus to pass through our pain into healing joy.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Sorrows

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Our Lady of Sorrows…pray for us!


The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Catholic Inspiration

2019 Pilgrimage to Calvary in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

This feast concentrates our attention on the instrument of our salvation, as we thank the Lord who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice that restores us to right relationship with God. May we gaze upon the Cross of Christ with grateful hearts each and every day!

Mass Readings – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you…because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world!


Daily Mass: An example of great faith in Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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A Roman centurion displays extraordinary faith in the Lord when he approaches Jesus for a healing request.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 24th Week of the Year

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St. John Chrysostom…pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 25th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes that surface in the readings for the 25th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 2:12,17-20

  • The wicked seek to beset the just one, who reproaches them for their transgressions.
  • The wicked will put the just one to the test with revilement and torture.

Psalm – 54:3-8

  • “The Lord upholds my life.”
  • The Psalmist calls upon God for help in times of great distress.

2nd Reading – James 3:16-4:3

  • Wisdom and righteousness come from what is pure and peaceful.
  • Wars and conflicts come from the passions within us.

Gospel Mark 9:30-37

  • Jesus relates his upcoming death and resurrection to the disciples, and they do not understand it.
  • The disciples were arguing on the journey who was the greatest; Jesus teaches that the greatest are those who humbly serve others.

Mass Readings – 25th Sunday of the Year

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