Monthly Archives: October 2021

31st Sunday of the Year: Loving God and Neighbor. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus cites two passages of the Old Testament to teach what are the Great Commandments of loving God and Neighbor. As we put this love into practice, we will be drawn into an ever-increasing dynamic of communion, forgiveness and service.

Mass Readings – 31st Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: St. Paul’s hope for Israel. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul writes about how God’s covenant with the Chosen People of Israel remains present even as the Good News of Jesus Christ is proclaimed throughout the world.

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


Daily Mass: St. Paul’s lament. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul offers a heartfelt lament for those who have not accepted the Good News of Jesus. His personal candor resonates in our lives with many we know and love who have drifted away from the Lord.

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


Daily Mass: We are living stones in the temple of God. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of saints Simon and Jude, we acknowledge the generations of faithful who have given witness to Jesus Christ. May their example inspire us to live for the Lord today!

Mass Readings – Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles


St. Simon & St. Jude…pray for us!

Daily Mass: The Spirit comes to our aid. Catholic Inspiration

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In our weakness and need, St. Paul writes that the Spirit helps us, interceding on our behalf to bring about the good things of God.

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


Daily Mass: We await the glory of God. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul addresses the struggle we face as all creation awaits God’s glory. Yes, there is suffering, but our hope is founded upon Jesus Christ.

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


Daily Mass: We are adopted by God! Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul uses explains our relationship with God is through adoption; the Spirit of God we receive in Christ makes us heirs to his kingdom in Heaven.

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


Study, Pray, Serve: 31st Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the key themes in the readings for the 31st Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Deuteronomy 6:2-6

  • The first part of the reading reminds the people of Israel to follow the precepts of the Lord as they enter into the promised land.
  • The second part forms part of Jewish daily prayer: “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone!”
  • In this second part the love of God (heart, soul and strength) is understood as a total commitment of one’s entire being…all for the Lord.

Psalm – 18:2-4,47,51

  • “I love you, Lord, my strength.”
  • We acknowledge God’s might and praise his glory.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 7:23-28

  • This passage contrasts the Levitical priesthood with that of Jesus.
  • The priesthood of Christ is eternal, sinless, always able to save, and his once-for-all sacrifice cleanses us from our sins.

Gospel – Mark 12:28b-34

  • When asked which is the first of the commandments, Jesus quotes Deuteronomy 6:4-5 and Leviticus 19:18.
  • Thus, loving God and loving neighbor are essential for Christian disciples, woven together in our daily words and actions.

Mass Readings – 31st Sunday of the Year


30th Sunday of the Year: What do we want from the Lord? Catholic Inspiration

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The exchange between Jesus and Bartimaeus reveals the longing within the blind man’s heart: he wants to see! This passage provides insight for us as we ponder the Lord’s question “What do you want me to do for you?” in our lives today.

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: We embrace the spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul teaches that if Christ dwells in us, then the one who raised Christ from the dead will raise us up as well.

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


St. John of Capistrano…pray for us!

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