Monthly Archives: August 2022

20th Sunday of the Year: Persevere in running the race. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Hebrews offers the example of running a race before a cheering crowd as an example of our spiritual journey through this life. May we run toward Jesus with all our heart, and encourage each other along the way.

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Let the children come to Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus welcomes the children and blesses them, making it clear to his disciples that all obstacles must be removed. Let the children come to Jesus!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Pontian & St. Hippolytus, pray for us!


Daily Mass: A question about divorce. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus addresses the topic of divorce to both the Pharisees and his disciples. As painful as the topic is today, we acknowledge that it has been a challenge throughout human history, reminding us to do all that we can to foster marriage as well as help those who suffer when marriage fails.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Jane Frances Chantal, pray for us!


Daily Mass: How often must I forgive? Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a powerful parable to teach us the crucial role of forgiveness in our lives. Understanding the teaching is the easy part; our task is to make forgiveness a daily discipline that shapes our thoughts, words and actions.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Clare, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Lessons learned from a grain of wheat. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a grain of wheat to explain the marvelous gift of love that happens when a person offers one’s life for others.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Lawrence

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St. Lawrence, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The greatness of a humble heart. Catholic Inspiration

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Using the example of a little child, the Lord teaches the disciples that true greatness comes from a humble heart.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 19th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The second Passion prediction. Catholic Inspiration

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Matthew’s Gospel offers the second prediction of the Lord’s Passion, reminding us that all disciples must face the Cross as they journey through this life.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Dominic, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 20th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at the key themes in the Mass readings for the 20th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10

  • Jeremiah’s life hangs in the balance as he is thrown into a cistern for his preaching.

Psalm – 40:2-4,18

  • “Lord, come to my aid!”
  • We call upon the Lord for help in times of affliction.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:1-4

  • Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, we run our race with our eyes fixed on Jesus.
  • Faith gives us strength to endure opposition and sin.

Gospel – Luke 12:49-53

  • The Lord comes to set the earth on fire as he fulfills his mission on earth.
  • The presence of Jesus brings a challenge and division that will touch all people.

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year

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19th Sunday of the Year: We have been given so much. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord exhorts the disciples to be prepared and ready to act. For those to whom much has been given, much is expected!

Mass Readings – 19th Sunday of the Year

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Transfiguration of the Lord: Listen to Jesus! Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus is transfigured before their eyes, the disciples hear the voice of the Father, “This is my chosen Son, listen to him.” May we drawn near and take the Lord’s words to heart as well.

Mass Readings – The Transfiguration of the Lord

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