Category Archives: Advent

Daily Mass: The birth of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

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The birth of John the Baptist continues to build up expectation as we await the coming of the Messiah. God is constantly doing something new; do we see the Lord’s hand at work in our lives today?

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Advent


Daily Mass: Mary praises God. Catholic Inspiration

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Mary’s “magnificat” evokes within us a desire to praise God as we recognize that the Lord sustains us throughout our lives.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Advent


Daily Mass: The visit between Mary and Elizabeth. Catholic Inspiration

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The encounter between Mary and Elizabeth offers and example where faith and fellowship intersect. We support each other in so many ways…how can we lift each other up to God today?

Mass Readings – Monday of the 4th Week of Advent


4th Sunday of Advent: Mary’s response to the Angel Gabriel. Catholic Inspiration

The exchange between Mary and the Angel Gabriel inspires us to respond to God with a full and open heart. May it be done! Fiat!

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Advent


Daily Mass: Are we open to God’s Good News? Catholic Inspiration

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Zechariah’s response to the angel Gabriel reveals a common human trait to doubt good news. May we confront this behavior in our hearts as we seek recognize the Lord at work in our lives each and every day.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Advent


Daily Mass: The example of St. Joseph. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Joseph speaks no words in the Gospels; all we “hear” are the actions he carries out. May his example inspire us to live out our faith with similar intensity and conviction.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of Advent


Daily Mass: The family tree of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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The beginning of the Gospel of Matthew outlines the genealogy of Jesus, showing how God remains faithful throughout salvation history while working with broken and fragile people. May the Lord’s family tree inspire us to see Christ at work in our lives as well.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 3rd Week of Advent


Daily Mass: The Lord is the source of all our blessings. Catholic Inspiration

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Isaiah the prophet reveals how God takes the initiative as creator and redeemer, inviting us to turn to the Lord in our need and count our blessings every day.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent


Daily Mass: The Lord hears the cry of the poor. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response reminds us that God is near to those who call out for help in times of need.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Advent


Daily Mass: Teach me your ways, O Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The psalm response helps us to acknowledge our need in humility as we call upon God for insight and guidance.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 3rd Week of Advent