Monthly Archives: December 2021

Daily Mass: Key insights about Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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The Prologue of the Gospel of John offers rich insights about Jesus. May we dwell on these words of hope and live them with joy!

Mass Readings – 7th Day in the Octave of Christmas


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St. Sylvester…pray for us!

Daily Mass: The spiritual practice of detachment. Catholic Inspiration

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St. John in his First Letter offers us an example of spiritual detachment, a discipline whereby we do not let earthly things “tie us down” and keep us from God.

Mass Readings – 6th Day in the Octave of Christmas


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Daily Mass: Living our love for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading offers us a profound insight: our love for one another reveals the truth of our love for the Lord. May we live our faith every day, loving and forgiving each other with the grace of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – 5th Day in the Octave of Christmas


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St. Thomas Becket…pray for us!

The Holy Innocents. Catholic Inspiration

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There are times when we witness senseless violence and tragedy in our lives. In these moments of horror and grief, we draw strength from the Lord who empowers us to face the darkness and offer his light.

Mass Readings – The Holy Innocents


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All you Holy Innocents of God…pray for us!

Daily Mass: We pass on the gift of faith. Catholic Inspiration

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St. John reveals in his First Letter how as a witness to the Good News of Jesus he joyfully shares this message of hope. May we be inspired to live our faith in Christ with the same intensity.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist


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St. John…pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: The Epiphany of the Lord

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Here are some key themes for the readings of the Epiphany of the Lord.

1st Reading – Isaiah 60:1-6

  • Amid the darkness of the world, the light shines upon the people.
  • God is the source of this light, and by it we see the Lord’s glory.

Psalm – 72:1-2,7-8,10-13

  • “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.”
  • God is the source of justice, and the Lord will rescue the poor and have pity on the lowly.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6

  • Jesus Christ is God’s revelation to the world.
  • This revelation is now universal – for both Jews and Gentiles alike.

Gospel – Matthew 2:1-12

  • The Magi travel to Jerusalem and ask, “Where is the newborn king?”
  • King Herod calls the Magi secretly and sends them to Bethlehem to find him.
  • The Magi follow the star and greet the infant Jesus with joy.

Mass Readings – The Epiphany of the Lord


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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Catholic Inspiration

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The Gospel of Luke recounts how Jesus is reunited with Mary and Joseph after they searched for three days to find him. May our families also be reunited with the Lord in “his Father’s house” as we encounter Christ in prayer and sacrament.

Mass Readings – Holy Family


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Christmas Reflection. Catholic Inspiration

Why is Christmas so important? Fr. Andrew offers a short reflection on why we cherish this Holy Season.


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The Mass of Christmas: Christ our Light. Catholic Inspiration

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May the light of Jesus Christ cast out the darkness in our hearts and shine with a brilliance that fosters faith as we embrace the Lord’s love. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Mass Readings

Vigil Mass

Mass during the Night

Mass at Dawn

Mass during the Day

Daily Mass: Be God’s blessing in the world. Catholic Inspiration

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The Canticle of Zechariah – often called the Benedictus – proclaims God’s goodness and urges us to share this news of joyful hope with one another.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Advent


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