Category Archives: Christmas

The Baptism of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Baptism of the Lord inspires us to claim the gift of our own baptism as we follow Christ and live the gift of life infused with faith.

Mass Readings – Baptism of the Lord

Daily Mass: Christ must increase in our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

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John the Baptist reveals a humility and depth of knowledge as he recognizes how the ministry of Jesus must grow. “He must increase; I must decrease.” May these words apply to each one of us as we welcome Christ as King of our hearts.

Mass Readings – Saturday after Epiphany


Daily Mass: Christ cleanses us. Catholic Inspiration

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The desire of Jesus to make clean the leper in the Gospel of Luke reveals the Lord’s desire to cleanse each one of us: body, mind, heart and soul.

Mass Readings – Friday after Epiphany

Daily Mass: Our love for one other reveals the face of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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In this third part of the reflection on love from the First Letter of John, we see how our love for others reflects the love that flows from the heart of God. When we love one another we are acting on the Lord’s commandment and showing the world the face of Christ.

Mass Readings – Thursday after Epiphany (Christmas Weekday)

Daily Mass: Perfect love drives out fear. Catholic Inspiration

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The First Letter of John offers a rich insight regarding how God’s love gives us the courage to face our fears.

Mass Readings – Wednesday after Epiphany

Daily Mass: God is Love. Catholic Inspiration

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Love finds its origin and power in God, for God is love. May we draw close to the Lord so that His love will overflow our hearts.

Mass Readings – Christmas Weekday (St. John Neumann)

Daily Mass: Repent! The Kingdom of God is at hand! Catholic Inspiration

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From the very start of his earthly ministry, Jesus preached for repentance – the ongoing call to conversion of heart – as we turn from our sins and embrace our lives for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Monday after Epiphany

Epiphany: Shine with the Light of Christ! Catholic Inspiration

The Magi followed the light of the star to encounter the Light of the World as they responded with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. As we are drawn to the Light of Christ and encounter His grace, may we shine with His light for all to see!

Mass Readings – Epiphany of the Lord

Daily Mass: All the ends of the Earth have seen the saving power of God. Catholic Inspiration.

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The proclamation of praise from the psalm today reminds us to look to nature when we require a reminder of the awesome power of the Almighty.

Mass Readings – Memorial of Saints Basil & Gregory

Mary, Mother of God. Catholic Inspiration

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“And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Mary inspires us to follow her example as we reflect on all that has happened in the last year and study these insights in the light of our faith in Christ as we embark on the New Year. Holy Mary, Mother of God…pray for us!

Mass Readings – Mary, Mother of God

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