Category Archives: Christmas

The Baptism of the Lord fosters our desire to please God.

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As Jesus is baptized, the Father’s voice is heard from Heaven, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” May these words inspire us to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to the Lord.

Mass Readings – The Baptism of the Lord

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Epiphany: The journey to Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Magi encounter the Christ child in Bethlehem, their example inspires us to continue our daily journey to Jesus, guided by the Lord’s light through this life to our Heavenly home.

Mass Readings – The Epiphany of the Lord

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Daily Mass: Jesus at the wedding at Cana in Galilee. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s first miracle takes place at a wedding at Cana in Galilee, foreshadowing the glory of his saving death and resurrection for us all.

Mass Readings – Christmas Season, January 7th

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Raymond Penyafort, pray for us!

Note: this photo was taken at Cana during the renewal of vows of those married couples who traveled on my pilgrimage to the Holy Land in December 2019.


Daily Mass: Christ baptizes us with the Holy Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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John the Baptist proclaims that Christ will baptize with the Holy Spirit. As we follow the Lord today, may we call upon the Spirit to draw us into a deeper, fruitful union with the Lord and one another.

Mass Reading – Christmas Season, January 6th

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St. André Bessette, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Following Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s invitation to Philip is simple and direct: “Follow me.” May Philip’s swift response inspire us to embrace Christ’s invitation in our lives today.

Mass Readings – Christmas Season, January 5th

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St. John Neumann, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Come and see Jesus for yourself. Catholic Inspiration

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Andrew encountered Jesus and afterward brought his brother Simon to meet the Lord. May we, too, come and see the Lord for ourselves in our lives today.

Mass Readings – Christmas Season, January 4th

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us!


Daily Mass: John testifies that Jesus is the Lamb of God. Catholic Inspiration

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After he saw the Spirit come down and remain upon the Lord, John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is the Lamb of God, the Son of God who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.

Mass Readings – Christmas Season, January 3rd

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: The humble witness of John the Baptist

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When questioned by the priests and Levites as his popularity with the crowds increased, John the Baptist humbly admitted that he was not the Christ; rather, he claimed his role as one who points out the Lord to others…thus giving us an example for our own lives today.

Mass Reading – Christmas Season, January 2nd

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Basil the Great & St. Gregory Nazianzen, pray for us!


Mary, the Mother of God, reflects on the birth of her Son. Catholic Inspiration

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As the shepherds describe what had been revealed to them by the angel, Mary kept all these things and reflected on them in her heart. May her example lead us into our own reflections on her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, as we put our faith into practice.

Mass Readings – Mary, the Mother of God

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Light shines in the darkness! Catholic Inspiration

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The Prologue of the Gospel of John offers a beautiful, mystical reflection on the person of Jesus Christ. The Lord, who is the Word made flesh, is the light of the world who shines in the darkness. May we run to this light!

Mass Readings – 7th Day in the Octave of Christmas

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Sylvester, pray for us!


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