Monthly Archives: October 2020

Daily Mass: Having a humble heart. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers a parable about the value of a humble heart. May we let go of our comparisons in pride and as we draw close to the Lord’s love.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 30th Week of the Year

Daily Mass: A prayer to God for the good of others. Catholic Inspiration

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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.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 30th Week of the Year

Daily Mass: Put on the armor of God. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Ephesians invites us to take on the battles of life with help from Heaven as we arm ourselves with the protection of God’s grace.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 30th Week of the Year

Daily Mass: Christ calls His apostles by name. Catholic Inspiration

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Luke’s Gospel shows how Jesus called His twelve apostles by name, selecting them for their particular work. May remember that Christ calls us as well.

Mass Readings – Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

Daily Mass: A practical example of the Kingdom of God. Catholic Inspiration

Using an example of bread Jesus explains the Kingdom of God.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 30th Week of the Year

All you Saints in Heaven: Pray for us!

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Study: Consider the people who inspire you.  What qualities do they possess that speak to your mind and heart?

Pray: Invoke your favorite saint(s) in you daily prayers.  Remember that they are cheering you on the journey of faith!

Serve: How can you be an example and witness to others?  How can your life draw others closer to the Lord?

Solemnity of All Saints Readings

When you think of saints, what comes to mind?

  • Angel wings?
  • Halos and extra holiness?
  • Serene, smiling faces in clean white robes?

How about this: survivors!

Saints come in all shapes and forms – men & women, young & old, rich & poor, with a variety of abilities, challenges, and opportunities.  Yet all of them share some common traits:

  1. They had their share of struggles.  Life brought them obstacles and difficulties.
  2. They had their share of blessings.  They experienced beauty and grace.
  3. They made mistakes.  Sometimes their sins were epic…with horrible consequences.
  4. They returned to Christ.  Over, and over, and over again!

We celebrate the saints this Sunday, recognizing in their lives the hope we have in Jesus Christ.  The Lord makes the path to heaven possible, and the saints have walked on the way before us.  They made it!  Not because they were perfect, but because they turned (and returned) to the Lord.

They are our inspiration.  In our struggles, in our blessings, in our mistakes…we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ.  We have hope that the one who bridged the gap between heaven and earth will continue to support and guide us on our journey to eternal life.

Do you have favorite saints?  Call upon them for help!  Are you unfamiliar with the saints?  Check out any of the links below and get started learning some more about the supernatural heroes who cheer us on to eternal victory.

Mary and all the Saints…PRAY FOR US!


Note: This post was first published October 27, 2015.

Daily Mass: Live as children of light. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Ephesians offers a powerful exhortation to live as children of light.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 30th Week of the Year

30th Sunday of the Year: Our love is revealed in our actions. Catholic Inspiration

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The Great Commandment to love God and love one another offers a reminder that while our words signal our behavior, our actions reveal our hearts.

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

Daily Mass: The crucial need to repent of our sins. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reminds us with a number of examples and a parables to repent of our sins and turn to God.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 29th Week of the Year

Daily Mass: Responding to the signs of the times. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reminds us that just as we read the weather to determine our action the next day, so we also read the signs of life to determine how our faith will guide us…especially in a storm.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 29th Week of the Year

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