Monthly Archives: November 2019

The Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. Catholic Inspiration

On this feast of St. Andrew, we hear in the Gospel how Jesus calls him and from the Letter to the Romans how God continues to call others to proclaim the Good News in the world. God keeps calling today; are we ready to respond?

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle

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Daily Mass: The Lord Jesus is triumphant over sin and death. Catholic Inspiration

The Book of Daniel offers a vision of the awesome power of Christ. As Jesus prompts his disciples to be vigilant, we too, are invited to actively look for ways that we can respond to the Lord’s call as allow God’s grace to flow through our hearts.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day offers a fantastic opportunity to stop, reflect and offer gratitude for the blessings God showers upon our lives. While life is filled with a mix of good and bad moments, being thankful offers us a powerful lens to make sense of it all as we keep our focus on Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Thanksgiving Day

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To my family…all my love on this Thanksgiving Day. This is photo is a personal favorite of mine!


Daily Mass: God gives us grace for the tough times. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus makes it clear in the Gospel of Luke that we will face tough times because of his name, yet he also encourages us to persevere, trusting that he will give us exactly what we need to carry on.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: God is our constant support in a world of change. Catholic Inspiration

The Book of Daniel and the Gospel of Luke both illustrate the fact that life is filled with change. The one constant we can always count on is God’s grace in our lives.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 34th Week of the Year

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1st Sunday of Advent

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Study: Consider one thing you can do today to live your faith.  What would it be?

Pray: Do you have any unfinished business that you need to complete?  Ask the Lord for the strength and conviction to finish it.

Serve: Is there someone in your life who struggles with depression, fear, or doubt?  How can you help them?

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent

We start a new liturgical year in the Church (that’s “Year A” if you need to use the Lectionary for Sunday readings and “Cycle I” for daily Mass) with a vision of the end of time when the Son of Man comes in glory.

Several key points emerge:

  1. It will happen suddenly, when no one expects it (Gospel)
  2. All nations will come and be taught God’s ways (1st Reading)
  3. It is the Lord who makes peace possible, not humans (1st Reading)
  4. In God’s house there is great joy (Psalm)
  5. We live each day fully prepared, ready if the Lord call us (2nd Reading)

Advent gives us a rich – but very short – opportunity to prepare our hearts for Christmas.  All of these points listed above serve as excellent reminders regarding how we live each day fully invested in the present moment.  We live for the Lord, following his commands, so as to be ready whenever and wherever our lives will take the next turn in the road.

For when God calls us into eternity we hear that the unity, peace, and joy we glimpse in precious moments in this life will come to fulfillment.  United in the Lord, we will join the heavenly host when this world passes away.

I invite us all to consider how we might do one thing better each day – to be more focused, more aware, more present – so that we can give glory and honor to Jesus Christ.  We follow the Lord with all our hearts; may we make the most of every day to live our faith to the fullest.

May this Advent be a time of blessing for us all!

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Note: This post was originally published on November 22, 2016.


Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe. Catholic Inspiration

He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Our Savior, our Messiah, he is the one who knows our hearts and reaches out to us with Divine Mercy. And out of an unfathomable love Jesus offers his life on the Cross to free us from our sins and ransom us from death. May we drop to our knees today and honor Christ our King!

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of Christ, the King of the Universe

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Daily Mass: What will it be like in the resurrection? Catholic Inspiration

Jesus tells us that we will be like the angels in the resurrection. While the magnitude and beauty of eternal life is beyond our wildest imagination, we get a glimpse in some of the sweetest moments of our earthly experiences.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 33rd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Giving praise to God. Catholic Inspiration

The Psalm Response invites us to praise God each day. Through our prayer, service and personal enrichment we acknowledge what the Lord has done for us as we share our lives with one another.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 33rd Week of the Year (St. Cecilia)

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Daily Mass: The compassion of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

As Jesus weeps over Jerusalem we see his compassion for all of creation. May his compassion – even in our moments of sin – inspire us to live our lives guided by his love.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 33rd Week of the Year

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