Monthly Archives: July 2021

Daily Mass: Setting the stage for the life of Moses. Catholic Inspiration

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Todays’ first reading explores the early life of Moses, from his birth to his flight in Midian. The passage also reveals the pattern of conflict that often persists in human life.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 15th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Slavery and Sin in the Book of Exodus. Catholic Inspiration

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For the next three weeks we will encounter the key elements that surface from the Book of Exodus, which offers an encounter of freedom from the bondage of slavery that is crucial for both Jewish and Christian prayer.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 15th Week of the Year


Study, Pray, Serve: 16th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings on this 16th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 23:1-6

  • Woe to the shepherds that mislead and scatter the flock.
  • God will appoint shepherds who will protect the flock, and none shall be missing.

Psalm – 23:1-6

  • “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”
  • God guides, protects and leads us to the Lord’s house, our final dwelling.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 2:13-18

  • Christ is our lasting peace, reconciling us to God through the Cross.
  • We are no longer far off, but have now drawn near through the blood of Christ.

Gospel – Mark 6:30-34

  • Having reported all that they have done, Christ invites the apostles to come away and rest.
  • Crowds follow Jesus, and he takes pity on them…for they were like sheep without a shepherd.

Mass Readings – 16th Sunday of the Year


15th Sunday of the Year: We are chosen and sent by God. Catholic Inspiration

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The readings today reveal how God chooses and empowers us so that we might offer our lives for service in the world. Everyday the Lord invites…how will we respond?

Mass Readings – 15th Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: Do not be afraid! Catholic Inspiration

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Having warned the Apostles of the cost of discipleship, Jesus urges them to let go of fear and follow in faith. It’s a good reminder for us all!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 14th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: The cost of discipleship. Catholic Inspiration

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Having empowered the Apostles with his authority, Jesus expresses the cost of their discipleship. What’s at stake is the Cross…the looming reality that following Christ means that we offer our lives completely for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 14th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: The work of the Apostles. Catholic Inspiration

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Having been chosen by Christ, the Twelve are now commissioned to do specific ministry in the name of Jesus. May we take to heart their example and actively seek our opportunities to serve the Lord today.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 14th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Jesus sends out the Twelve. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus selects the Twelve apostles and empowers them with his authority for ministry. May we see in their call our own opportunity today to proclaim the Kingdom of heaven by the gift of our lives.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 14th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: The compassion and ministry of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Lord carries out his earthly ministry, his compassion and pity emerge through his response to the people in their need.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 14th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: In God we trust. Catholic Inspiration

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The response from Psalm 91 today urges us to put our trust in God. It’s a good reminder as we embark on the daily adventure of our lives…looking to the Lord for the grace we need.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 14th Week of the Year


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