Category Archives: Feasts & Solemnities

Our Lady of Sorrows. Catholic Inspiration

The sorrow of Mary as she stood faithfully before the Cross of Christ helps us to engage our grief. When we acknowledge our sorrows, we call upon the saving strength of Jesus to pass through our pain into healing joy.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Sorrows

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Our Lady of Sorrows…pray for us!


Daily Mass: We are part of a larger story. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary we hear in the Gospel of Matthew the genealogy of Jesus as the context for the birth of the Lord. The reading demonstrates how we are part of the larger story of salvation history; God works in and through countless lives to weave together our journey from this life to the next.

Mass Readings – the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Holy Mary, Mother of God…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Making known God’s kingdom. Catholic Inspiration

Myself with an archived photo of Fr. Patrick McConnell and Fr. David Neuschwander.

The Psalm response on the Feast of St. Bartholomew invites us to make known God’s kingdom. May words and actions point others to Jesus Christ with our eyes fixed on Heaven.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle

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St. Bartholomew…pray for us!


Daily Mass: God loves a cheerful giver. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul offers sound advice for our personal disposition whenever we make an offering of our lives.

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

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St. Lawrence…pray for us!


The Transfiguration of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The glimpse of glory and the echo of the Father’s voice reinforced the faith of Peter, James and John. May we look for those moments in our lives when God’s grace illuminates our hearts and strengthens our resolve to follow Christ.

Mass Readings – Transfiguration of the Lord

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Daily Mass: Christ’s friendship with Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Catholic Inspiration

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The feast of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus offers an opportunity to reflect on their friendship with Jesus, inviting us all to consider how we might foster our friendship with the Lord as we grow in faith and love.

Mass Readings – Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus

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Daily Mass: The Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Mary Magdalene is the first person to meet the Risen Lord. Her life – a testament to God’s grace – inspires us to confront our own weaknesses and draw strength from the healing love of Christ.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Catholic Inspiration

The feast today offers us an insight into what happens to our hearts when we embrace God’s love. The intensity of Mary’s love in light of her “Yes!” to God indicates that the love of Christ will transform us in ways beyond our wildest imagination.

Mass Readings – The Immaculate Heart of Mary

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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This feast draws us into the awesome mystery of God’s unconditional love for us…inspiring us to embrace this love into our hearts and let it flow through our lives.

Mass Readings – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Corpus Christi: Holy Communion is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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At every Mass the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, what we call the Real Presence. In his teaching to the disciples, the Lord defines and commands us to receive him in Holy Communion. In light of the past year with the pandemic, we have discovered just how crucial it is for us to carry out this command of Christ.

Mass Readings – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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