Monthly Archives: June 2021

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

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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

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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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Daily Mass: The measure we use on others will be used on us. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers practical wisdom about the need to stop judging as we reconsider the measure of our words and actions with one another…knowing that one day it may be applied to our own hearts.

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

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Study, Pray, Serve: 13th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the major themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24

  • God creates a world filled with good and wholesome things, including humanity.
  • Through the envy of the devil, death enters the world.

Psalm 30:2,4-6,11-13

  • “I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.”
  • We rejoice over the saving power of God in our times of distress.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 8:7,9,13-15

  • Chapter 8 in this letter pertains to a special collection Paul is taking for the Church in Jerusalem.
  • Out of our abundance we supply the needs of those less fortunate.

Gospel – Mark 5:21-43 (long version)

  • There are two miracles here: 1. Jairus’ daughter and 2. the woman with the hemorrhage.
  • Christ’s healing power is connected to the faith of those present.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year

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12th Sunday of the Year: God guides us through the storm. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus calms the storm (and the fears of the disciples!) we recognize the Lords power to help us face the storms that surface in our lives. May we call upon Christ for the hope, wisdom and courage we need each and every day.

Mass Readings – 12th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Don’t worry! Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord repeatedly reminds his disciples not to worry and give in to the stressful distractions of the world. Perhaps it’s easier said than done, yet when we let go of useless worry we are free to extend our hands to Jesus.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Where is our treasure? Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord reminds us that our values will be revealed by the treasures we keep. May our eyes be fixed on the things of Heaven and we offer our lives for the Lord here on earth.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Lord’s Prayer and the crucial role of forgiveness. Catholic Inspiration

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These fifty-five words in English form a powerful part of our prayer practice. Coupled with the injunction to forgive one another, the Lord’s Prayer directs us to draw close to our Father in Heaven as we unite with those around us.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Our actions are for God’s glory, not ours. Catholic Inspiration

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This familiar passage from Matthew’s Gospel reminds to always seek God’s glory above our own. As we follow the Lord, may we strive to live in a manner that directs others to Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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