Monthly Archives: June 2021

Daily Mass: The Lord drives out demons. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus drives out demons from two men, the local people are frightened at this display of God’s power over evil. In those moments when we confront the darkness in our lives, may we turn to the Lord for grace and strength.

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


The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Catholic Inspiration

These two heavy hitters are remembered today, not because they were perfect; rather, they accepted the grace from God that they received and made an offering of their lives to the Lord. May they inspire us today!

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles


Daily Mass: Christ is the priority of our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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The Gospel of Matthew reveals a couple of examples of things that distract us from the Lord. When Christ is the center and priority of our lives, however, everything else comes into focus.

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


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

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

1st Reading – Ezekiel 2:2-5

  • Ezekiel is sent by God as a prophet to a people who have rebelled in the past.
  • Whether they heed or resist, they will know that a prophet has been sent among them.

Psalm – 123: 1-4

  • “Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.”
  • The Psalmist cries out to God on behalf of the people who have experienced mockery and contempt.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 12:7-10

  • Paul acknowledges his weaknesses as an opportunity to rely on Christ.
  • In Christ we have the strength we need to face the hardships and persecutions of this world.

Gospel – Mark 6:1-6

  • Jesus is rejected in Nazareth as the people take offense at him.
  • Christ is amazed at their lack of faith, and does no mighty deeds there.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year


13th Sunday of the Year: How our faith helps us face sickness. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals two people, encouraged those present to have faith in him. May we pray for the needs in our lives as we follow Christ today and learn the lessons the Lord is teaching in our hearts.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: There are no limits to God’s healing. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals many people, including a soldier of the Roman Empire, and in so doing teaches us about God’s desire for all of creation to flourish in faith.

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


Daily Mass: Jesus offers healing and compassion to a leper. Catholic Inspiration

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The compassion of Christ is revealed as the Lord heals a leper who asks for help. May we approach Jesus with the same trust whenever we encounter a time of need.

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


The birth of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

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John the Baptist plays a crucial role in salvation history as the one who comes “to prepare the way of the Lord.” His example inspires us to continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in our lives today.

Mass Readings – The Birth of John the Baptist


Daily Mass: We know our hearts by the fruitfulness of our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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We conclude the Sermon on the Mount with a powerful spiritual principle to help us in our decision making and discernment.

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


Daily Mass: The golden rule. Catholic Inspiration

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The “Golden Rule” is taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount today. Now for the hard part: putting it into daily practice!

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


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